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 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.

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.

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.

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.


BCC Employees Gather for Annual Company Holiday Party News [...] http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/30 http://brashearconsulting.com/news-insights/30 Thu, 01 Mar 2018 00:00:00 EST PITTSBURGH, PA - BCC employees and their spouses celebrated the holiday season late this year on Saturday, January 13th, at the Annual Company Holiday Party in Pittsburgh, PA. In a more recent tradition, the event was held after the holiday season so that employees could spend more time together with their families and avoid travel around the holidays.

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. It is also an opportunity for our new employees to meet and greet the rest of the team in a casual environment outside of the workplace.

The party was held at Eddie Merlot’s in Downtown Pittsburgh. The evening began with an array of appetizers and cocktails followed by a tasty dinner and a dessert bar. Following the formal dinner, the employees and guests participated in a lively series of games and friendly team building competitions. The team competition to build a princess castle out of the 250+ piece assembly kit within 8 minutes was a big hit and yielded some unique and creative castles. The winners received raffle tickets for chances to win tickets to sporting events, round trip airline tickets, and gift certificates.

This celebration brings to a close our 10th year as a firm, and we look forward to many more years to come!

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.