Construction Workshop Adds New Information on Bribes and Kickbacks

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The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute’s 5th Annual Best Practices Roundtable Workshop covers new information about combatting fraud and controlling cost. The event will be held November 15-16 in Dallas, Texas.

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5th Annual Best Practices Workshop, November 15-16 in Dallas, Texas

This interactive two-day workshop is designed for committed construction audit and cost control professionals to address specific challenges including fraud in construction projects. Experienced construction professionals are always seeking new insights and approaches to familiar problems as well as a heads-up on evolving challenges.

“It’s past time to get serious about construction kickbacks and bribes,” says Courtenay Thompson, facilitator for The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute's (CAACCI) 5th Annual Best Practices Roundtable Workshop, offered November 15-16 in Dallas, Texas. “Kickbacks and bribes are not new. In some construction in the U.S. and other countries, pay to play is a part of the landscape. Business and government leaders have been reluctant to address bribery, for a variety of reasons. But that may be about to change. Aggressive prosecution and spirited investigative journalism have fueled a worldwide crackdown on corruption related to construction. Officers and directors of victim organizations may be facing even more accountability.”

Explore these topics plus obvious symptoms of fraud, sometimes ignored, in our upcoming workshop. Cost overruns, performance problems, and unlikely patterns of winning bids and awarding work as well as excessive socializing do not always mean there is bribery. However, these and other indicators may have been observed and discounted or overlooked, until corruption surfaces.

Seminar leader, Courtenay Thompson, is a recognized authority on fraud-related training for internal auditors, management and investigators. Since entering the educational consulting field in 1981, he has written and presented courses for corporations, government and professional associations worldwide. He is the co-developer of courses on audit and control of construction costs, and has developed and presented courses on purchasing fraud and contract auditing. His courses are known for providing practical approaches to real problems.

The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute, Inc. (CAACCI) is a resource for sharing information and solutions for today’s challenges in construction auditing and construction cost control. CAACCI members include project management and construction audit representatives from a wide range of private and public organizations throughout North America.

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