US Construction Hotspots Brighten Economic Outlook

Although the economic recession is said to have ended in June 2009, the majority of the country is still anxiously awaiting positive signs of recovery. The October issue of Construction Headline News highlights the public and private construction markets that are experiencing slow, but steady, growth in major metropolitan areas. New data from August is [...]

Interface Consulting Damage Calculations Add Up to a Win

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) award in favor of Petrofac, Inc., in its construction claim against DynMcDermott Petroleum Operations Company (DM), was affirmed by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in its July 17, 2012, filing. Petrofac received over 90% of damages sought, including attorney’s fees and interest, as the AAA relied heavily on the [...]

Interface President Delivers Presentation on Construction Claims and Disputes

On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Interface Consulting President and Principal Consultant Frank Adams, PE, spoke to a gathering of construction industry professionals at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Houston River Oaks in Houston, Texas. The diverse audience of project managers, contract managers, engineers, and executives, among others, listened to Mr. Adams present the “Top Seven Construction [...]

Fire Rebuilds Stoke Flames of Claims if Not Handled Appropriately

Chris Sullivan, Interface Consulting vice president-operations and principal consultant, wrote this article about lessons learned during the fire rebuild process. It was published in the April 2010 edition of Construction Executive, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. Today’s refining, chemical, petrochemical, and heavy industrial facilities process and utilize hazardous chemicals, and despite the best [...]

In Construction Claims, A Picture is Worth More Than a Thousand Words

Chris Sullivan, Interface Consulting vice president-operations and principal consultant published this article on the importance of persuasive visuals. It was printed in the February/March 2010 edition of Build Houston Magazine, a publication of Associated Builders and Contractors. “A picture is worth a thousand words” is an old proverb that suggests complex stories can be described [...]