Audit & Cost Control Workshop Explores Construction Fraud and More

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The 6th Annual Construction Audit & Cost Control Best Practices Round Table and Workshop will be held November 6-7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas.

Experts sharing their knowledge and the open discussion format offer a unique and valuable learning experience.

6th Annual Construction Audit & Cost Control BEST PRACTICES Round Table and Workshop
Hosted by: The Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute (CAACCI)
November 6-7, 2017
Dallas, Texas
16 CPE
Early Registration Discount until October 6
Presenters | Learning Objectives

Fraud in construction is rarely easy to handle, even if it is obvious and on the surface. Subtle fraud is more difficult to understand and prove. Gregory Smith, a construction savvy attorney with King & Spalding in Atlanta will be joining us to address the "Nuances of Fraud - From a Legal Perspective." Mr. Smith will provide insights into what is and isn’t fraud, evidence to look for, fraud in private versus public projects, and resolving disputes when dealing with fraud.

A forensic auditor will share his recent experiences “Building a Forensic and Compliance Team” and Courtenay Thompson will comment on current construction fraud cases.

Open discussions add value by offering attendees the opportunity to relate what has worked best and learn from the experiences of others. Specific fraud-related topics to be addressed in facilitated discussions include:

  • How much construction contracting overcharge is intentional?
  • How have kickbacks surfaced?
  • What control breakdowns have led to fraud in construction?
  • What are the most common overcharges identified by auditors?
  • How are auditors and project management addressing gift & entertainment issues?

In addition to fraud-related presentations, Sean Stevens of Bartlett Cocke in Austin will give us a contractor’s perspective on working with owner auditors in “Construction Management Controls for a Seamless Audit.” James Miller of Baker Tilly in Charlotte explores “Auditing Insurance Programs – What the Insurance Underwriters Don’t Do.” Learn from an expert’s presentation on “Managing Subcontract Change Order Pricing.”

Facilitated discussion topics will also include:

  • What construction audits are of the most value to project owners?
  • What lessons are we learning from construction project failures?
  • How are attitudes evolving on managing construction risks?

Richard Townsend (workshop host) and Courtenay Thompson (facilitator) have designed this workshop to benefit the seasoned construction professional. “This workshop goes beyond what is presented in our seminars and webinars,” Thompson says. “Experts sharing their knowledge plus the open discussion format offers a unique and valuable learning experience.”

The Workshop will be held at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, surrounded by scenic parks and water features, this luxurious hotel is conveniently located within walking distance to upscale shopping, fine dining and entertainment and recreation (nearby golf course).

The Construction Audit and Cost Control Institute, Inc. (CAACCI) of Dallas, Texas was created in 2008 as a resource to share 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. Visit our web site to register for any seminar or webinar.

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