8th Annual – Construction Audit & Cost Control
Best Practices Roundtable Workshop
Oct. 28-29, 2019 Las Vegas, NV Earn 16 CPE
This year we will once again be emphasizing the “roundtable” aspects of our workshop by providing ample time for interactive Q&A with our presenters. Anyone responsible for auditing construction activity and/or managing construction projects can benefit from this workshop.
“A roundtable discussion is a meeting where experts gather together in order to discuss a particular topic” (www.collinsdictionary.com). Attendees will be given ample opportunity to be a part of this impactful, collaborative, roundtable discussion and to have their questions answered by our presenters.
Course Level: Intermediate
CPE Hours: 16
The following construction audit and cost control professionals have committed to be available for key topic presentations and to participate in interactive Q&A sessions during this year’s Workshop:
- Rich Brodowski – Project Executive – Surespan USA Inc.
- Vince Chapman – Managing Principal – HPM Program Management
- William Consolie – Global Practice Leader, Construction Services – Experis Finance
- Jim Miller – Senior Manager – Baker Tilly
- Tony Ollmann – Firm Director – Baker Tilly
- Jake Ortego – Founder & Primary Partner – JA Cost Engineers & Advisors, Inc.
- Adam Rouse – Director – BDO USA, LLP
- Gregory Smith – Construction Counsel – Smith, Gambrell & Russell
- Stephen Strohman – Supervisor, Advisory Services – Brown Smith Wallace LLC
- Courtenay Thompson – Principal – Courtenay Thompson & Associates
- Debbie Townsend – President – R. L. Townsend & Associates, LLC
- Rich Townsend – President – Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute, Inc.
- Paul Wallerus – Owner & Principal – C&M Construction Consultants, Inc.
- Chris Wolbrink – President – SiteTraxx, LLC
- Henry Woods – Supervisor, Advisory Services – Brown Smith Wallace LLC
Who Will Benefit from this Program
- Construction Audit Consultants
- Internal Audit Professionals
- Cost Engineers
- Construction and Engineering Department Representatives
- Facilities Management Department Representatives
- Procurement Department Representatives
- Learn the latest best practices in use for construction audit and cost control
- Obtain an update on the trends in tools and techniques used for construction audit and cost control
- Explore specific case example results of current best practice construction audits
- Have ample time to learn during question and answer sessions at the conclusion of each presentation
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Rich provides leadership and oversight of the day-to-day operations for all Construction, Project Management, Inspection, Assurance (Clerk of Works) and Project Administration activities associated with the Surespan USA portfolio of projects. Major infrastructure projects include the MSG Sphere at The Venetian, a 366 feet tall and 516 feet wide,17,500-seat spherical performance venue.
With over 37 years in the construction and construction auditing field, Vince has audited projects in every major city in the USA and also worked on numerous projects in Canada, Mexico, Africa and the Caribbean.
Global Practice Leader, Construction Services
Bill is the practice leader for the Construction Services Division of Experis Finance. Bill has over 25 years of experience including expert testimony, forensic accounting, financial analysis, auditing, financial reporting and project management primarily related to the construction and manufacturing industries.
Jim Miller, senior manager with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, joined the firm in 2016. He has more than thirty years of construction experience, both in construction company operations management and construction consulting—nationally and internationally.
Tony Ollmann is the firm director of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP’s construction risk management practice. He has more than twenty years of experience in the construction industry providing risk management, project controls, and operations consulting services to owners, operators, and contractors.
Founder and Primary Partner
Jake Ortego is one of the founders and a primary partner at JACEA. He is a licensed mechanical engineer with over 24 years of experience in all phases of the design-construction process and extensive involvement in the project controls, project management and engineering management of industrial and commercial projects.
Adam is a Director in the Industry Specialty Services group at BDO USA, LLP where he focuses on construction advisory and construction services. During his career, he has performed advisory work on construction projects ranging from $1 million to $8 billion in a variety of industries including government/public sector, retail, wholesale, higher education and healthcare.
Greg practices in all areas of construction law, government procurement and contract law. Greg advises businesses in a wide range of legal, compliance and strategic issues.
Supervisor, Advisory Services
Stephen has over 21 years of auditing experience, including construction audit, risk analysis, data analysis and internal audit report writing. He is responsible for leading construction audits of major universities, corporations and hospitals.
Courtenay 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.
Since 2012, Debbie Townsend has served as President of the construction audit consulting firm R. L. Townsend & Associates, LLC. She joined the firm in 1997 and since 2008 she has been responsible for managing and directing the majority of the construction audits performed by the firm.
Rich Townsend is President of the Construction Audit & Cost Control Institute, Inc. and Principal at the consulting firm, R. L. Townsend & Associates, LLC. Since 1985, he has been an instructor for construction audit and construction cost control courses. Rich has over 40 years experience in the construction audit field.
Owner and Principal
Paul Wallerus is owner and principal of C&M Construction Consultants, Inc. (CMCC) which he created in November 2003 after identifying the need for construction auditing and other financial related services on commercial construction projects in Minnesota. Paul’s experience over 20 years centers on accounting, auditing, and project management.
President and Founder
Chris has over 20 years experience in construction, and construction financial control advisory, auditing and claims management. In 2015, Chris embarked on a new venture to develop SiteTraxx, and bring a new solution to the construction industry to help provide valuable data collection in one platform to stakeholders of all levels on construction projects.
Supervisor, Advisory Services
Henry is responsible for construction audit and risk management auditing. He has over 25 years experience in construction and program management developing and implementing cost controls, safety management and risk management strategies. His expertise includes construction audit and cost control, construction monitoring, contract review and negotiations.
Informal Networking Opportunities Included
- 60 to 90 minute reception after the first day of the workshop
- Breakfast will be provided each morning of the seminar
- Mid-Morning and Mid-Afternoon refreshment breaks
- Lunch will be provided for the group both days of the workshop
Reviews from Previous Workshop Participants
“Participation encouraged variety of skills at the table. Overall a great learning experience.”
“Really enjoyed the real life examples and discussions about how to apply in your own job.”
“You seem to always have speakers with current pulse of industry.”
“Very knowledgeable presenters. Excellent Workshop overall.”
“Liked the interactive discussions about current trends.”
“I enjoyed the presentations immensely. Each presenter added value and a different point of view. I felt that I picked up many issues to look for.”
“Instructors are very interactive and provide/share great examples for every topic.”
REGULAR SEMINAR REGISTRATION Fee = $1,295
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3941 Legacy Drive, Suite 204 #218A, Plano, TX 75023.
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Program fee includes instruction, all program materials, first evening reception, breakfast and lunch each day and refreshment breaks.
Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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 as specified. Contact Marie Jones at (254) 736-0309 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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: Intermediate. Group-live, lecture-style seminar; no prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding CPE, complaint, or program cancellation, please contact Marie Jones at (254) 736-0309 or Rich Townsend at (972) 679-6762 or email email@example.com.
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