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 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.

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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.

 

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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/

 

Excellence

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BCC Employees Gather for Annual Company Holiday Party News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/36 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/36 Mon, 18 Feb 2019 00:00:00 EST PITTSBURGH, PA - In recent years, we moved our Annual Company Holiday Party to January, so employees could spend more time together with their families, and avoid travel around the holidays. This year, on January 12th, we gathered to celebrate the great successes of 2018, with a party in Pittsburgh, PA. The event was held at Eddie Merlot’s in downtown Pittsburgh, and included appetizers, and cocktails followed by dinner, and an array of desserts.

Following dinner, our employees, and guests participated in multiple team building competitions. “Win, Lose, or Draw,” as well as a lively gingerbread house competition, were the highlights of the evening. The winners received raffle tickets for chances to win tickets to sporting events, round trip airline tickets, and gift certificates.

The BCC team is comprised of professionals with offices along the east coast, and the Annual Company Holiday Party provides a wonderful opportunity for the team to gather in one location, and celebrate the successes of the past year. 2018 was an exciting year for our firm, as we grew and expanded into new markets. As we celebrate the close of 2018, we look forward to all that 2019 has in store for us.

 

2018 Company Party

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BCC Hires Chris Heider, CRIS as Principal Construction Consultant News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/35 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/35 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 00:00:00 EDT PITTSBURGH, PA - BCC is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Chris Heider to the position of Principal Construction Consultant.

Chris comes to BCC with over 26 years of experience in Risk Engineering, Construction Project Management, Engineering, and Design. He is knowledgeable in the areas of SDI claim services, design-build, negotiated and hard bid construction projects, project management, scheduling, project controls, and construction project budget controls. His education includes an Associate of Applied Science from the Community College of the Air Force, a Bachelor of Science in Technology and a Master of Industrial Technology from Bowling Green State University, and a MBA from Franklin University. Additionally, Chris is a Construction Risk Insurance Specialist (CRIS).

Prior to joining the BCC team, Chris was a Risk Engineer with a global insurance carrier, providing risk engineering and SDI claim services to ENR Top GCs, assisting in loss reduction and increasing profitability at both the project and corporate levels. Chris resides in Ohio where he will work remotely.

In his role at BCC, Chris will be responsible for providing construction claims consulting and forensic delay analysis for projects of all types and industries for BCC’s current and future clients. We are confident that Chris’ strategic thinking and attention to detail will be a great addition to the BCC team as we continue to be a leading provider of SDI consultative services for the construction and insurance industries.

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BCC President and Founder, Tim Brashear, Featured in Spring 2018 Publication of the ESWP News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/34 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/34 Mon, 30 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDT PITTSBURGH, PA - Earlier this Spring, Tim Brashear, the Founder, and President of BCC, was featured in the Engineer Society of Western Pennsylvania’s Pittsburgh ENGINEER Publication.

The Spring issue highlighted entrepreneurship in engineering in the Greater Pittsburgh area. In the article successes, failures, and lessons learned in starting, and growing our firm were shared.

At our company’s inception, BCC had one employee, but we have grown steadily over the years. With that growth, we found it necessary to develop policies, and procedures to manage the quality, and consistency of our work. We also had to learn to balance outgoing work while managing daily overhead tasks that are typically delegated to Human Resources, Accounting, IT, etc. For our small business this was a large hurdle to overcome. However, we are continually looking at ways to improve and streamline these processes, to operate with a lean mindset. Our greatest success has been our ability to structure our firm to function in a teleworking capacity, allowing employees to maintain a life-work balance, and still accomplish tasks/workload.

With consultants a dime a dozen in the construction industry, Tim’s advice for anyone contemplating starting a similar business is to set yourself apart by offering the highest level of customer service, competitive pricing, superior knowledge, and professionalism. BCC is a success because Tim has surrounded himself with a team of hard working well qualified professionals. Therefore, he believes that building a strong team is critical for the success of any entrepreneurial endeavor.

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BCC Employees Participate in the 2018 AACE International Annual Meeting News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/33 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/33 Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:00:00 EDT SAN DIEGO, CA - The 2018 AACE International Annual Meeting was held last week in San Diego, CA. BCC employees Murat Kilic, PSP, Lindsay Macioce, EIT, PSP, and Jarod Copeland, PE, PSP, attended this year’s annual meeting which covered topics including half-step scheduling, performing a forensic delay analysis when contemporaneous schedule updates are missing, and trends in construction technology, and the relative impact on construction claims.

AACE 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. AACE has been certifying cost engineering, and cost management professionals since 1976. It is an invaluable resource to cost management professionals across the globe.

If you missed the meeting this year, or didn’t pick up a conference program to see our hiring ad, please check out the career opportunities listed on our website. We are presently looking for self-motivated, goal oriented individuals to join our diverse and talented team of construction claims and Forensic Delay Analysis experts.

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MEET BCC AT THE 2018 CFMA CONFERENCE News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/31 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/31 Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:00:00 EDT MIAMI, FL - The 2018 Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Conference is underway in Miami, FL this week. CFMA brings together construction financial professionals and their strategic partners and it serves as the recognized authority in the advancement of financial and accounting practices for the construction industry. Since 1981, CFMA has represented all types of contractors, developers, construction managers, architects, engineers, principals and suppliers. CFMA serves as an educational resource and an industry advocate for construction financial professionals in the US and Canada.

BCC’s Charlene Peacock, PMP, EIT is attending this year’s conference and is eager to meet and discuss ways that your company could benefit from BCC’s portfolio of services. She can be reached at Charlene.peacock@brashearconsulting.com.

 

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