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Fore! ABC Hosts a Solid Hit

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston (ABC) hosted another successful golf tournament last week benefiting the organization’s scholarship foundation. Interface consultants Danielle Sims, Sarah Spurgeon, and Jennifer Hatten served on the tournament’s planning committee and attended the tournament as photo sponsors. The tournament was privileged to have a great group of players including [...]

Improving the Odds of Success

Interface Consulting was proud to participate in the American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry 2012 Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 26 through April 28. The annual conference had an impressive attendee list, touting more than 500 attorneys and consultants in attendance. Frank Adams, Philip Barnard, Chris Sullivan, Lisa Heard, and [...]

A Hole-in-One Tournament

Interface Consulting was proud to volunteer at the Associated Builders and Contractors of Greater Houston’s Spring Golf Tournament this past week. Consultants Danielle Sims and Sarah Spurgeon were on site at The Clubs of Kingwood photographing teams, spotting hole in ones, and encouraging the participants. The tournament was a great success this year in registering [...]

Construction SuperConference 2011

By: Chris Sullivan The 26th annual Construction SuperConference, held at The Fairmont San Francisco from December 14 – 16, 2011 was well attended by construction industry professionals and featured over 35 high-quality presentations and breakout programs. For those unfamiliar with the Construction SuperConference, it is held annually in San Francisco, California, each December and caters [...]

Virginia CLE Conference Delivers Colonial Charm and Lessons in Construction Law

By: Kim Hester On November 4 and 5, my colleague, Eric Rodriguez, and I attended the 32nd Annual Virginia CLE Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar, “Mitigating Losses and Impacts on a Troubled Project – A View from Multiple Perspectives,” in Charlottesville, Virginia. Attendees, including ourselves, stayed at the historic Boar’s Head Inn. This was [...]

Strategizing the Legal Battlefield

By: Jennifer Hatten The American Bar Association Forum on the Construction Industry held its 2011 Fall Meeting October 13-14, 2011, at The Westin Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference theme,  “The Lay of the Land Dictates the Strategy Employed,” examined all of the grounds on which construction counsel hold their battles: from framing future controversies, [...]

My Journey Into Uncharted Territory with the ECC Future Leader Program

By: Eric K. Rodriguez The Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) held their 43rd annual conference September 7 – 10, 2011, at the JW Marriot Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona. This year’s attendance was the largest in the conference’s history with over 600 registered attendees. Centered on the theme, Journey Into Uncharted Territories, the ECC [...]

Light Rail on Track in Houston

by Steve Parker This morning I had the privilege to be present at the first concrete pour of the Southeast light rail line. For the first time in nearly ten years, actual rails are being laid in Houston. The existing rail line on Main Street, the Redline, opened in January 2004. Just three months earlier, [...]

The Florida Bar Makes Another Splash with its Annual Construction Law Institute

By: Jessica A. Valor The Florida Bar’s Construction Law Institute keeps getting bigger and better every year. The fourth annual conference was again held at the beautiful Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando, Florida, from March 31 to April 2, 2011. Interface Consulting’s senior vice president, Philip Barnard, PE, CCE, and I were among [...]

ECC 2011 Mid-Year Meeting prepares for the ‘Journey’

By: Eric K. Rodriguez The Engineering and Construction Contracting (ECC) Association held its 2011 Mid-Year Meeting in Houston on March 9 and 10. The meeting kicked off with a networking reception at the Yard House restaurant, giving existing members a chance to catch up with old friends and new members, such as myself, an opportunity [...]