en-us Copyright 2014-18 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 Celebrates 10 Years News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/29 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/29 Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 EST PITTSBURGH, PA - As 2017 comes to a close, BCC looks back with great appreciation on the past 10 years as a leading provider of construction claims consulting services.

To celebrate our 10-year anniversary, BCC designated $1,000 for each employee to donate to a charity of  his or her choice.  Each employee selected a charity that he or she was in some way connected to or supported personally.  Charities that benefited from our give-back celebration included local animal protection organizations, local cultural and religious centers and charities, women’s rights advocacy centers, children’s hospitals and charities, and local school districts.

BCC recognizes that its 10-year success was made possible by the hard work and dedication of our staff, and it seemed appropriate to share this success by supporting the philanthropic interest of our staff by giving back to our communities.

BCC was founded in 2007 by Timothy R. Brashear to provide a cost-effective solution to contractors and insurance companies across the country.

10 years later, Tim has compiled a team with 125+ years of combined dispute resolution, risk mitigation, consulting, contracting, engineering, and project management experience. While our firm continues to grow, Tim maintains his personal commitment to client satisfaction and delivery of unmatched results on every engagement of the firm.

We look forward to future growth and development of BCC’s consultative services for the benefit of the construction industry.

BCC Hires Laura Goulet as Principal Construction Consultant News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/28 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/28 Tue, 05 Dec 2017 00:00:00 EST PITTSBURGH, PA - BCC is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Laura Goulet to the position of Principal Construction Consultant.

Laura comes to BCC with over 6 years of experience in Project Scheduling, Estimating, and Engineering. She is knowledgeable in the areas of schedule tracking, resource loading, logistics planning, design, procurement, and optimization strategies. Laura is well-versed in the latest scheduling software, practices, and procedures, and has extensive knowledge of Primavera scheduling software. Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a minor in Community and Health Psychology.

Prior to joining the BCC team, Laura was a Senior Engineer with Westinghouse Electric Company, working in project planning and implementation for nuclear reactor projects in the United States and China. Laura resides in Pennsylvania where she will work remotely.
In her role at BCC, Laura 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 Laura’s analytical thinking and scheduling experience, will be a great addition to the BCC team, as we look for opportunities to evolve and develop as a leading provider of forensic delay analysis services for the construction industry.

Meet BCC at the 2017 IRMI Construction Risk Conference News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/27 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/27 Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:00:00 EDT INDIANAPOLIS, IN - The 2017 IRMI Construction Risk Conference (CRC) begins this Sunday, November 5th in Indianapolis, IN. The CRC brings together 2,000+ project owners, general contractors, subcontractors, developers, consultants, insurers, and brokers to discuss the latest ideas and techniques for improving insurance coverage, controlling insurance cost, and assessing risk management programs.

Since 1978, IRMI has opened the lines of communication between the insurance industry and risk management professionals. IRMI is an industry resource for commercial liability, professional liability, commercial property, and workers compensation insurance as well as the go-to source for matters involving risk management and risk finance in the construction industry. In addition to conferences, IRMI also provides contemporary content, continuing education, and certifications for insurance and risk management professionals.

BCC employees Tim Brashear, PE, Gloria Koehlinger, STS, LEED AP BD+C, Jennifer Esworthy, Esq., and Jarod Copeland, PE, PSP, will be attending this year’s CRC and are eager to meet and discuss ways that your company could benefit from BCC’s portfolio of services.

BCC Employee, Michael Eveges, PE to Speak at ESWP and ASCE PDH Boot Camp News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/26 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/26 Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:00:00 EDT PITTSBURGH, PA - The 2017 PDH Boot Camp presented by the Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) will be held on Thursday, August 24, 2017, from 8AM-5PM at the ESWP. The ESWP is located in Downtown Pittsburgh at 337 4th Avenue. This day-long event affords attendees to earn up to 7 professional development hours (PDH).

Seating is limited at this event, which is anticipated to sell out early. To register, go to the ESWP website or click on this link to the conference site: https://eswp.com/about/engineering-continuing-ed-conference

Attendees may choose a full-day registration, or attend just the morning or afternoon session. Whichever option you choose, we hope that you will plan to attend Mike Eveges’ presentation entitled “Primer: Professional Liability and the Economic Loss Rule” under the BCC sponsored Legal & Ethics Track. Mike’s presentation will cover topics including: standard of care, risk profiles, sources of risk, contractual privity, the definition of economic loss, and how these concepts relate to professional liability exposure. For more information: https://eswp.com/about/engineering-continuing-ed-conference/legal/.

Mike is a registered professional engineer with over 30 years of experience spanning design, construction, consulting, industrial operations, land development, and project management. He is the Director of Professional Liability and Construction Defect Matters at BCC and can be reached at mike.eveges@brashearconsulting.com.  

Meet BCC at the 2017 AACE International Annual Meeting News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/25 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/25 Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT ORLANDO, FL - The 2017 AACE International Annual Meeting is underway in Orlando, FL, this week. AACE provides information on total cost management in the construction, oil & gas, and engineering industries. AACE has been certifying cost engineering and cost management professionals since 1976. It is an invaluable resource to cost management professionals across the globe.

BCC employees Murat Kilic, PSP, Zuzar Merchant, PMP, LEED GA, CCP, and Lindsay Macioce, EIT, PSP, will be attending this year’s Annual Meeting, and they are eager to meet and discuss ways that your company could benefit from BCC’s portfolio of services.

While at the conference, do not forget to pick up a conference program to learn more about career opportunities with our firm. 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. Murat, Zuzar, and Lindsay can also answer any questions that you have about our growing firm.

MEET BCC AT THE 2017 CFMA CONFERENCE News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/24 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/24 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 00:00:00 EDT PHOENIX, AZ - The 2017 Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) Conference is underway in Phoenix, AZ, 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 employees Mike Eveges, PE, and Charlene Peacock, PMP, EIT, are attending this year’s conference and are eager to meet and discuss ways that your company could benefit from BCC’s portfolio of services. 


BCC Employees Gather for 2017 Company Training News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/23 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/23 Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 EDT CHICAGO, IL - On May 9-10, BCC employees gathered in Chicago, IL for the company’s annual training. The training was held at Zurich North America’s headquarters, where employees were able to interact and present the latest trends and topics impacting subcontractor default insurance.

Training was held over the course of two days, and was filled with employee-led training sessions on topics including, AACE forensic delay methodologies, Half-Step forensic delay analysis, Pull Planning, Other Insurance, and CCIP/OCIP on a SDI claim.

Lessons learned and case studies were also presented, which highlighted some unique claim circumstances recently encountered, and employees were able to engage in productive and collaborative discussions related to the same.

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

BCC Employees Present at Pittsburgh Contractor’s Operations Group Meeting News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/22 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/22 Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 EDT PITTSBURGH, PA - Earlier this spring, BCC was invited to speak at Massaro Corporation’s April 2017 Operations group meeting. Tim Brashear, PE, Gloria Koehlinger, LEED AP BD+C, STS and Lindsay Macioce, EIT, PSP, presented the “Top Claims Issues Facing Contractors” to the group which covered effective project controls, managing projects with supporting documentation, and coordination exposures related to the management of subcontractor partners.

The presentation was a collaborative discussion with the group, touching on preventable and foreseeable events that can impact contractors nationwide. Attendees became acquainted with contemporaneous claim avoidance tips, and left the presentation with exposure mitigation ideas to take back to the project site.

BCC is always available to meet with your team to discuss claims avoidance and exposure mitigation opportunities.

To discuss how BCC can be of service to your firm’s present and future needs, please contact Tim at tim.brashear@brashearconsulting.com or Gloria Koehlinger at gloria.koehlinger@brashearconsulting.com.