2008 National Conference East - Miami


Finishing on Time, Within Budget, and Without Lawsuits
An Industry Forum
for Owners, Developers, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Academia, General Counsel, Construction Managers, Lenders/Financiers, Construction Lawyers, Insurance/Surety Providers, Project Managers, Consultants, Suppliers, Manufacturers

Where & When:
Conrad – Miami, Florida

October 30-31, 2008


Chaired by:

Ira Genberg, Partner
Troutman Sanders LLP  


Sponsors to Date:

AWI Quality Certification Corporation    www.awiqcp.org

Barba Consulting, Inc.    www.barbaconsulting.com

Boyken International, Inc.    www.boyken.com

Delta Consulting Group, Inc.    www.delta-cgi.com

Draper & Associates    www.draperandassociates.com

Ernst & Young LLP   www.ey.com

Hogan & Hartson LLP   www.hhlaw.com

Project Development International, Inc.    www.pdiusa.com

Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP    www.sgrlaw.com

Strategy, LLC    www.strategyclaims.com

Florida Bar Association CLE Approval :

12 Hours General Credit; 9 Hours Credit toward Board Certification

(Must sign in for all sessions)



Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:00 a.m. to 8:50 a.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks - 8:50 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
Robin L. Olsen, President, Associated Owners & Developers (AOD)

Session 1 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Selecting the Right Project Team and the Right Delivery Method

Ed Denton, AIA, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services,

  University of California, Berkeley

Pat Altamura, Associate General Counsel, Mitsubishi Power Systems

Bob Staed, Partner, Ames & Gough

Dan Tinney, Vice President, Strategy, LLC


Session 2 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Negotiating the Key Contract Terms with an Eye Toward Allocating Risks

Steve Holt, Executive Vice President, Balfour Beatty Construction

Ida Brooker, Manager, Construction & Environmental Contracts, Boeing

John Fenner, General Counsel, Turner Industries

John Giannini, Senior Counsel, Turner Construction Company

Joel Moskowitz, Partner, Mueser Rutledge Consulting Engineers

Break: 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Session 3 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Figuring and Managing Schedule and Costs

Moderator: Jim Lalumiere, President, Project Development International, Inc.

Evans Barba, Chairman & CEO, Barba Consulting, Inc.

Mike Dell’Isola, Sr. Vice President, Faithful + Gould

John Heffron, III, Principal, Construction & Real Estate Advisory Services,

  Ernst & Young

Sonny Jester, Vice President, Boyken International, Inc.


Luncheon:  12:15 p.m to 1:30 p.m.

Speaker: J. Claudio Stivelman, President & CEO, Shefaor Development LLC

Session 4 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Building in the Age of Green: Sustainability in Design and Construction

Nick Gunia, Chairman, Miami Branch, U.S. Green Building Council; President, Alterna Corp.


Frank Mitzel, Sr. Project Manager, Wells Real Estate Funds

Steve O’Day, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Fred Parker, President, Tetra Tech Facilities Construction

Tommy Russo, Vice President, Akridge Company

Session 5 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Choosing the Best and Most Innovative Building Technologies

Eric Goshow, AIA, LEED-AP, Principal, Goshow Architects


Craig Andrews, CEO, CSG / SportsCoatings

Ed Boyle, President, CSG, Southeast

Michael Chaplinsky, CEO, Turf Feeding Systems

Glen Finkel, Executive Vice President, PURETi, Inc.

Betty Hum, TMG Director, Intel Corporation

Kim Stone, Executive V.P./General Manager, Miami Heat & American Airlines Arena


Break - 3:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Session 6 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Building Hotel and University Projects

Frank Riggs, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP


Kemel Dawkins, Vice President, Campus Services, Duke University

Ed Denton, AIA, Vice Chancellor, Facilities Services, University of California, Berkeley

Keith Fordsman, Project Executive, Starwood Hotels
Session 7 - 4:45 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Examining and Comparing the AOD, AIA, and Consensus Documents

Lee Evey, President, Design Build Institute of America

Doug Booher, Corporate Counsel, Votorantim Cimentos North America

Scott Cahalan, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Bill Hopson, Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP

R. Craig Williams, AIA, Chief Legal Officer / Principal / Sr. Vice President,

  HKS Architects, Inc.
Cocktail Reception:  6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Hosted by Troutman Sanders LLP



Continental Breakfast:
  8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Session 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Proving and Defending Complex Claims: Cumulative Impacts, Acceleration, Inefficiencies, and the Like

Jeff Fuchs, President, Delta Consulting Group, Inc.

Mark de St. Aubin, Partner, Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

Bill Hoy, Director, Construction Support & Analysis, Luminant Construction

Richard Lorenzo, Partner, Hogan & Hartson

John Orrison, Vice President, Draper & Associates


Session 9 -  9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Effectively Resolving Local and Global Disputes Through Mediation, Arbitration or Litigation

Dan Gonzalez, Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP


Joe Hernandez, Partner, Hogan & Hartson LLP

Bill Hoy, Director, Construction Support & Analysis, Luminant Construction

Jim McMichael, Partner, Lifschitz, Partner, Shapiro, Lifschitz & Schram, P.C.

Ben Nolan, III, Vice President, Delta Consulting Group, Inc.

Peter Wang, Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP

Alex Wehner, Sr. Counsel, Black & Veatch

Break: 11:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Session 10 - 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Analyzing the Unique Aspects of Domestic and International Healthcare Projects


Moderator: Don Boyken, Chairman & CEO, Boyken International, Inc.

James Easter, Principal, Hart Freeland Roberts

Tom Gormley, Vice President, Healthcare Services, URS Corp.

Simon Mortimer, Vice President, Boyken International, Inc.

Elizabeth Patrick, Partner, Patrick Law Group, LLC

William Persefield, CEO, Advanta Medical Development

Adjourn - 12:15 p.m.


Cost: $595.00 / AOD Members; $695.00 / Non-Members
Registration Form
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Please make check payable to: Associated Owners & Developers (AOD) and mail to: AOD, 8133 Leesburg Pike, Suite 100, Vienna, VA 22182
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Which seminar will you be attending:

October 30-31, 2008 / Miami, FL

Will you be attending:

Luncheon  Yes  No
Reception  Yes  No



Hotel Information:  
Please identify yourself as an attendee of the Associated Owners & Developers (AOD) conference. 
Miami, FL: Conrad Miami, 1395 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL  33131
Call the hotel Reservations Dept. at 305.503.6589
Room Block cut-off date: September 29, 2008
Cost: $249.00 S/D   www.conradhotels.com
Rates are subject to applicable sales tax, state tax, and occupancy tax.
Special Group Rate:
We offer one complimentary registration for an employer or a firm where two fully paid registrations are purchased.
Government Discount:
A Government discount of 15% is available for direct government employees.
Cancellation Policy:
You may cancel your registration in writing (a faxed letter is acceptable) 30 days prior to start of the seminar. Your registration fee, less a $50.00 cancellation fee, will be returned. Less than 30 days prior, no refunds will be issued; however, you may send a substitute from your firm.
Tax Deduction:
The 1986 Tax Code permits an income tax deduction for education expenses, registration fees and cost of travel, meal and hotel room to (1) maintain or improve skills required in one's employment, or (2) meet express requirements of an employer.

Presented by
Associated Owners & Developers (AOD)

Robin L. Olsen
Associated Owners & Developers (AOD)
8133 Leesburg Pike, Ste. 100
Vienna, Virginia 22182

email: aod@constructionchannel.net
Tel: 703-734-2397
Fax: 703-734-2908