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Chicago Design and Construction Executive Forum

June 13, 2017
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST

Soho House - Belt Room
113 N. Green St.
Chicago, IL 60607
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Amy Galvin
(312) 730-1413
  • Summary
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  • CPE Information

This event has been cancelled. Please contact Kelly Komisar at kkomisar@bdo.com with any questions. 

BDO USA, LLP invites you to join us for a unique educational and networking opportunity intended for financial executives in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. We’ll give a brief M&A and capital markets update at the onset of the event. Other topics and speakers include:
Excellence in Total Project Performance: Constructing Value
Continuum Advisory Group completed two recent industry studies: one in collaboration with the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), the second in conjunction with the Construction Industry Institute (CII). Key findings and implications will be presented for financial executives in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industries.  
Construction Claims and How to Avoid Litigation
Claims for additional compensation are inevitable on nearly every construction project. These claims may arise from an owner’s decision to modify the plans, requests for additional services, costs related to delays in completing the work, disputes over the scope of services, or a variety of other causes. We will discuss best practices that your company can utilize to minimize such claims and resolve them successfully when they do arise. 
8:00 AM to 8:30 AM -  Registration and Breakfast

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM - Program

Complimentary valet parking.

CPE Breakdown:
1.0 Specialized Knowledge 
1.0 Business Law

Event Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the changing role of owner engineering, construction and facilities maintenance departments as they face more pressure to be agile in supporting ever-evolving organizational performance objectives and the ramifications of these for contractors.
  • Learn how to minimize the occurrence of construction claims, and, when claims are inevitable.
  • Discover how to efficiently and effectively manage them for a successful resolution.

Delivery: Group Live
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 2.0 CPE credits total
Program Level: Overview
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