6th Annual
Construction Audit & Cost Control
Best Practices Round Table and Workshop 

Nov. 6-7, 2017
Dallas, Texas

This two day course builds upon and further develops concepts introduced in our core courses.  Anyone responsible for controlling construction costs or managing construction activity will benefit from this Workshop. 
Opportunities for informal networking will also be provided.

Background | Agenda | Networking | Who Should Attend | Registration | CPE | AccommodationsVenue | Workshop Facilitators

$100 Early Registration Discount until August 6, 2017    


Course Level: Advanced

CPE Hours: 16

Workshop Moderators:

Mr. Rich Townsend – R. L. Townsend & Associates, Inc.

Mr. Courtenay M. Thompson – Courtenay Thompson & Associates

Introduction to Workshop:

Experienced construction professionals quickly learn that the more they know the more there is to learn.  Those committed to excellence are always seeking new insights and approaches to familiar problems as well as a heads up on evolving challenges.


The workshop will build upon and further develop concepts introduced in our core courses.

In a round table format, attendees will share experiences, plans, best practices and concerns for the future.  The moderators, Rich Townsend and Courtenay Thompson, will communicate lessons learned in the past year, along with audit & cost control procedures that worked and insights from that which did not.  Selected participants will share their expertise on a variety of topics. All will explore successes and challenges and how they have dealt with them.  Questions from registered attendees will be sent to participants before the Workshop to facilitate lively discussion.

 Who Should Attend

  • Anyone responsible for controlling and/or auditing  construction costs
  • Anyone responsible for managing construction activity
  • Anyone responsible for investigating suspected fraud in construction activity
  • Anyone experienced in construction contract administration and/or construction audit
  • Chief Financial Officers or Controllers

Why are we doing this Construction Cost Control & Audit Best Practices Workshop?

For over 20 years we have provided training to assist owner organizations audit and control construction project activity.

Our core courses include:

  • Effective Auditing of Construction Activity
  • Controlling Construction Costs
  • Construction Fraud: Detection, Prevention & Response

Over the years our seminar customers have continually requested a seminar/workshop program that would afford our seminar alumni “advanced” learning opportunities.

Sharing - In a round-table format, you will have the opportunity to share experiences, plans, best practices and concerns for the future.  This sharing opportunity will be blended with presentations by the moderators, guest speakers, and participants. Ample opportunity will be provided for Q & A.

Informal Networking Opportunities

  • Reception the 1st night of the workshop to provide an opportunity for the group to stay together and further discuss issues and ideas
  • Breakfast will be provided each morning of the seminar
  • Mid-Morning and Mid-Afternoon refreshment breaks will be provided 
  • Lunch will be provided for the group both days of the workshop

Program Fee

$100 Early Registration Discount until August 6, 2017.

$1,295 Regular Registration Fee

Registration FEE is payable to:
Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute, Inc. 
3941 Legacy Drive, Suite 204 #218A, Plano, TX 75023

Registration FEE may be paid by check, MasterCard, Visa or American Express


Register On-Line:   Click here to register on-line  

Register by FAX or Mail:  Download Faxable Registration Form

Register by Telephone:   Call Marie Jones at (254) 736-0309

Register a Group:  Contact Marie Jones through the chat box (bottom right of screen) or E-mail marie.jones@caacci.org

Program Schedule

Monday:   8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday:   8:30 am - 5:00 pm

  • Continental Breakfast will be provided Tuesday and Wednesday mornings
  • Lunch will be provided Tuesday and Wednesday at noon
  • We will host a short "networking reception" after the meeting on Tuesday evening

Cancellation and Refund

Enrollment is limited to assure maximum opportunity for participation and exchange of ideas. Substitutes will be accepted until the program starts. Cancellations will be accepted up to 14 calendar days prior to program start without incurring a $95 late cancellation fee. Full fee is charged for failure to attend when enrollment has not been canceled 14 days prior to the scheduled meeting. Contact Lynn Runyon at Courtenay Thompson & Associates, 214-361-8346 or lynn@ctassoc.com


All participants are eligible to receive up to 16 Continuing Education Credits (CPE’s) to fulfill professional accreditation requirements. Field of Study: Auditing. Course Level: Advanced. Group-live, no prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding CPE, complaint, or program cancellation, please contact our office at 214-361-8346.

Courtenay Thompson & Associates is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.



Marriott at Legacy Town Center                                                  The Shops at Legacy

Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center
We have blocked a limited number of rooms at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center that will be available at the group rate of $199.00 plus tax per night.

Surrounded by scenic parks and water features, the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center is a luxurious Plano hotel conveniently located within walking distance to upscale shopping, fine dining and entertainment.  www.shopsatlegacy.com

The Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy TownCenter is a luxurious Plano hotel conveniently located within walking distance to upscale shopping, fine dining and entertainment.  www.shopsatlegacy.com

Click here for a  Marriott Detail Sheet listing services and amenities, fitness and recreation (nearby golf courses), local attractions and dining.

- Our group rate is only guaranteed until October 15, 2017.
- Our group rate will be available for a limited number of rooms for the nights of November 5, 6 and 7.
- Most of our attendees stay at the hotel for two nights and a few opt to stay over a third night.
- If you have any problems making reservations for the nights you would like to stay at the hotel, please let us know and we will check with the hotel to see if they can accommodate your stay.

Call 1-800-228-9290 and use group code:  Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute

Online Reservation Link:

Book your group rate for Construction Audit & Cost Control 



The seminar classes will be held at the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center

7121 Bishop Rd, Plano  TX  75024

Click Here for Directions

Workshop Facilitators

Rich Townsend

Rich Townsend is CEO of the consulting firm R. L. Townsend & Associates, Inc., which provides construction audit and cost control consulting services for Owner organizations in the United States.

Mr. Townsend is a Certified Construction Auditor (CCA), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He is a graduate of Waynesburg College (Waynesburg, Pennsylvania) where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in accounting.Rich Townsend is CEO of the consulting firm R. L. Townsend & Associates, Inc., which provides construction audit and cost control consulting services for Owner organizations in the United States.

For over 20 years, Mr. Townsend has been providing professional development training for Owner auditors and Owner construction management representatives for a wide variety of organizations and industries throughout the United States and Canada.  His seminars entitled "Controlling Construction Costs"  and "Effective Auditing of Construction Activity have been presented in affiliation with Courtenay Thompson & Associates.


Courtenay Thompson

Mr. Courtenay M. Thompson is a recognized authority on fraud-related training for internal auditors, management and investigators. Since entering the educational consulting field in 1981, he has written and presented courses for corporations, government and professional associations worldwide.

He is the co-developer of courses on audit and control of construction costs, and has developed and presented courses on purchasing fraud and contract auditing. His courses are known for providing practical approaches to real problems.

Mr. Thompson's experience prior to consulting includes public accounting, audit supervisor for consumer financial services for a large retailer, and director of auditing for a life insurance company.  Mr. Thompson received his BBA and MBA degrees from Southern Methodist University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of various accounting and auditing professional associations.

Seminar Developers

R. L. Townsend & Associates, Inc. and Courtenay Thompson & Associates have jointly developed our professional development training seminars related to construction cost control and audit.

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Reminder:  Save the date for the
National Association of Construction Auditors
Annual Conference
to be held September 18-20, 2017
at Bally's in Las Vegas. 
Click Below for information on their website.


Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute, Inc.
3941 Legacy Drive - Suite 204 #218A  Plano, Texas 75023

Have Questions or Need Assistance?
Call Marie Jones at (254) 736-0309 or
Rich Townsend at 972-679-6762 or via e-mail at



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