Monday, September 10, 2012

After Taking the Summer Off . . .

The blog is back.  I have several cases to discuss, but for the first post-summer post, I will be speaking at a number of events in the next few months, and registration for most of them is coming up.  Here is my current calendar:

September 25, 2012:  DBIA NW Region Owner's Forum, Seattle, WA.  This is a full day event focused on owner's concerns.  This year's topic is public/private partnerships.  Link to registration:

October 12, 2012:  Lean Construction Institute Annual Congress, Arlington, VA.  The LCI Annual Congress is actually from October 9-12, and it looks like a fabulous program.  I'll be attending on Oct. 11 and speaking at the later morning session on Oct. 12.  The topic is lean construction and design-build contracts.  I would love any input that any of you have for this topic!  Feel free to email me.  Link to registration: 

October 17, 2012:    Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) Washington Chapter Workshop, Seattle, WA.  9:00 am to Noon.  Brendan Peters of Perkins Coie will be first with "The Legal Side of BIM".  I follow with "Design Build:  Pros and Cons for Owners."  Link to registration:

November 6-9, 2012:  DBIA National Convention, New Orleans, LA.   I expect to see EVERYONE at this conference.  First, New Orleans is an incredible place.  Best.  Food.  Ever.  Second, I chair the conference committee this year, so you know it will be terrific.  Not only do we have an amazing line up of speakers, including General Russel HonorĂ© (Ret.), Commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, Karen Durham-Aguilera, P.E., SES, Director of Contingency Operations and Office of Homeland Security, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Jamie Clark, Extreme Adventurer, we have, not one, but two parties planned for the conference.  One is at the House of Blues in the French Quarter, and one is the always entertaining Awards Dinner, featuring Master Magician Bob Higa.  In addition, I teach the DBIA Core Course, "Contracts and Risk Management" on Nov. 6, and Bill Quatman and I will be talking about the new DBIA Teaming and Subconsultant Agreements on Nov. 8.   Owners can apply for scholarships, but the Sept 17 deadline for those applications is quickly approaching.  Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  Link to registration: 

Hope to see you all at one of the events above!