en-us Copyright 2014-19 Brashear Construction Consulting, Inc. http://brashearconsulting.com/img/logo-bcc.png Brashear Construction Consulting, Inc. News & Insights RSS Feed http://brashearconsulting.com Brashear Construction Consulting, Inc. Customized construction consulting services and solutions. http://brashearconsulting.com BCC Employees Gather for 2019 Company Training News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/46 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/46 Thu, 31 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT PITTSBURGH, PA – Last month, BCC employees gathered in Pittsburgh for the company’s annual training. The training kicked off with a team building event at Ace Axe Throwing. The group participated in team competitions against one another and in individual tournaments. Following the axe throwing, the group carried the festivities to a team dinner along the Waterfront. 


The next two days included employee-led training sessions, team dinners and collaborative discussions looking at BCC’s past and future work. In the employee-led presentations, each employee selected an emerging or trending topic to cover, some of which included Half-Step forensic delay analysis, acceleration vs. supplementation, and loss of productivity.


Overall, the training session was a great success, leaving employees recharged and ready to provide solutions to the latest construction claim complexities faced by our clients.


Murat Kilic Presents to Boston Section of AACE News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/45 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/45 Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:00:00 EDT BOSTON, MA - Last evening, Murat Kilic, PSP, presented to the Boston section of AACE on the Half Step Schedule Analysis. As a matter of common practice, scheduling specifications require “raw update schedules”, which include only progress, as well as the typical schedule updates which include progress, and schedule revisions. The Half-Step Schedule Analysis is performed prospectively and retrospectively for construction projects to segregate the progress from non-progress revisions. Murat’s presentation simplified the Contemporaneous Period Analysis-Split Methodology (MIP 3.4), and addressed the necessary steps to develop the half-step schedule update. Murat expanded further on this topic by discussing how this methodology is used to unmask the actual delays on projects to develop a greater understanding of root causes of delay. 

Half Step isn’t the only Forensic Delay Analysis method that we specialize in. Our team is well versed on the development, and review of the latest, and most applicable methodologies, and related cost apportionment strategies for any complex construction project you are facing. No matter the size or scope, BCC is here to help. Contact BCC today!

Lindsay Macioce, EIT, PSP Promoted to Account Manager News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/44 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/44 Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:00:00 EDT BCC is pleased to announce the promotion of Lindsay Macioce, to the position of Account Manager, Forensic Delay Analysis, and Scheduling. Lindsay joined our company in 2013 as a Principal Construction Consultant, and has worked with the BCC team to broaden the services offered to BCC’s clients, particularly as it relates to Forensic Delay Analysis. Lindsay continues to reinforce her knowledge base by maintaining her Planning and Scheduling Professional credentials from AACEi, and is actively engaged in the most contemporaneous issues facing construction projects from a delay and disruption perspective. She has an eye for detail, but can also take very complex matters and summarize them in a clear, concise manner.

Lindsay specializes in quantifying and assessing damages associated with delays, disruption, and acceleration. Prior to joining BCC, Lindsay worked in civil engineering, project controls and Building Information Modeling (BIM). With BCC, Lindsay regularly performs forensic delay analysis using Critical Path Methodology, including Contemporaneous Period Analysis (Windows), Impacted As-Planned, Observational / Dynamic / Modified or Recreated, Retrospective TIA, and As-Planned vs. As-Built.

In this new position Lindsay will be responsible for overseeing projects, claims and accounts involving Forensic Delay Analysis, and Scheduling matters. Along with these responsibilities, she will also continue to provide claims analysis and pragmatic solutions on claims of all types for current and future clients of BCC.

BCC Sponsors ESWP Golf Outing News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/42 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/42 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 00:00:00 EDT GIBSONIA, PA - BCC was pleased to sponsor the Engineer’s Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Annual Golf Outing, held Monday, July 22, at Treesdale Golf & Country Club, in Gibsonia, PA. The ESWP advances the engineering profession in Western Pennsylvania, offering programs, and events that develop, and support present, and future engineers.

To learn more about the event and the ESWP: https://eswp.com/annual-events/annual-golf-outing/


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BCC Sponsors AACE International Conference & Expo 2019 News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/40 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/40 Wed, 19 Jun 2019 00:00:00 EDT NEW ORLEANS, LA - The AACEi Annual Meeting was held this week in New Orleans, LA. Murat Kilic, PSP, attended this year’s Annual Meeting which covered Claims and Dispute Resolution topics including–Identifying the As-Built Critical Path using Recommended Practice 29R-03, Concurrency and Pacing, Constructive Acceleration, Productivity Claims, Liquidated Damages, Home Office Overhead, and Practical and Legal Challenges of Time Impact Analysis, etc.

AACEi provides information on total cost management in the construction and engineering industries in a variety of areas including–project management, estimating, planning, scheduling, cost engineering, decision and risk management, earned value, and claims and disputes. AACEi has been certifying cost engineering and cost management professionals since 1976. It is an invaluable resource to cost management professionals across the globe. BCC is proud to be a sponsor for this year’s event.

If you missed the meeting this year, or didn’t pick up a conference program to see our latest advertisement, please check out our website to see how our firm can help you achieve effective and efficient solutions for your complex construction matters.



BCC Employees Participate in the 100th Annual AGC Convention News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/38 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/38 Thu, 11 Apr 2019 00:00:00 EDT DENVER, CO - The 2019 AGC Convention was held last week in Denver, CO. BCC employees Charlene Peacock, PMP, EIT, and Chris Heider, CRIS, attended this year’s Annual Convention, which covered topics including, contract documents, insurance and risk, workforce development and diversification, the political landscape, and its impacts to the construction industry, safety, and technology impacting general contractors across the country.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association in the construction industry, representing over 6,500 of America’s leading general contractors, and over 9,000 specialty contracting firms. BCC is a member of the AGC of America, and is active in the Pittsburgh Master Builder’s Association chapter. We believe the AGC is an invaluable resource to the general contracting industry, and we look forward to opportunities like this where we can engage in contemporaneous discussions regarding emerging trends, and technologies.

If you missed the meeting this year, or didn’t get a chance to meet with us, please give us a call to see how our team can be of service to your firm.

BCC Hires Graham N. Klein as Construction Consultant News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/39 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/39 Tue, 09 Apr 2019 00:00:00 EDT April 9, 2019 - BCC is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Graham N. Klein to the position of Construction Consultant.

Graham comes to BCC with over 4 years of experience in Data Analysis, Forensic Analysis, Scheduling, Forensic Delay Analysis, and Litigation Preparation. He has worked in all sectors of the construction industry including manufacturing, commercial, residential, education, oil, power, entertainment, and transportation. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from the University of Cincinnati. Graham resides in South West,  Ohio where he will work remotely.

Prior to joining the BCC team, Graham worked for Construction Process Solutions, and JS Held. He specializes in data visualization, transforming immense data into usable metrics for decision making. In his role at BCC, Graham will be responsible for providing construction claims consulting, forensic delay analysis, graphics, modeling, and data analytics for projects of all types, and industries for BCC’s current, and future clients. We are confident that Graham’s analytical thinking, and forward thinking approach to technological advancements, will enhance BCC’s service offering, as we continue to be a leading provider of consultative services for the construction industry, and its stakeholders.


BCC Sponsors Construction Industry Evening of Excellence News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/37 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/37 Fri, 01 Mar 2019 00:00:00 EST PITTSBURGH, PA - BCC was pleased to sponsor the Master Builder’s Association of Western Pennsylvania’s Construction Industry Evening of Excellence, held Thursday, February 28th, at Heinz Field.

The event is a celebration of the region’s latest, and greatest construction projects, as well as the announcement of the MBA Building Excellence Awards.

To learn more about the event, and the MBA of Western PA, please visit: https://www.mbawpa.org/events/the-construction-industry-evening-of-excellence/