CMAA Florida Chapter


to Sep 24

CMAA National Conference

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The CMAA 2019 National Conference & Trade Show offers education and networking opportunities for professionals from all aspects of the construction industry. The conference is geared toward professionals responsible for construction program management; service providers, owners and academics. Construction managers, owners, project managers, engineers, architects, and others interested in the construction industry will greatly benefit from this conference.

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5:00 PM17:00

CMAA Florida Chapter Networking and Social Event

Please join us for Construction Manager’s Association of America (CMAA) Networking and Social event. With the CMAA conference basically in our back yard (Orlando) this year, now is a great time to get your Company and Clients more involved with CMAA. Our Members will answer your questions about the Organization and the upcoming Conference, build relationships to spark strategic partnerships in the Industry, and share a few laughs over some cocktails. This will be a fun and casual event, and the more the merrier.

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4:00 PM16:00

CMAA Scheduling Fundamentals

Miltary Veteran Eddie Figueroa, CCM, PMP, PSP explains the basic concepts of construction scheduling, how to create and the importance of a good baseline schedule, what information is needed to perform an update, the different types of schedules used in the industry and what are the most used types of time impact analysis for additional time request and evaluation.

Come join the Florida Chapter for an engaging topic, appetizers and drinks!

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5:00 PM17:00

You Have Been Subpoenaed to Testify: Now What?

Ms. Claramargaret H. Groover & Mr. John Manning, PE, CCM present on what happens once subpoenaed. Ms. Groover has been a featured speaker at professional and industry groups on topics such as insurance and surety bonding, contracting, value engineering, partnering, and resolving construction defects during ongoing operations including, “Transition from In-house Counsel to Private Practice” – ABA Forum on Construction Law – Nashville, Tennessee – April 2016;   “Lessons Learned from Troubled Projects - Completing Your Project Successfully or Salvage Operation” Part I – Construction Management Association of America – Capital Projects Symposium – Austin, Texas – May 2016; “Lessons Learned from Troubled Projects – How to Triage a Troubled Project” Part II – CMAA National Conference – San Diego, California October 2016 ; Florida Bar Contractor’s University – Licensing, Close-out, Liquidated Damages, to name a few.

John R. Manning P.E., CCM, LEED AP

Principal for KMI International specializing in Project Management and Construction Consulting. Mr. Manning serves on the National Board of Directors for CMAA since 2015. He also currently serves on the Professional Development Committee and the Standards of Practice Committee on the National Level. He has testified as a Expert Witness in both Federal and State Courts in matters involving Construction issues. He has been a speaker at CMAA National and Capital Symposium Conferences on a variety of topics include:

  1. 2009 – Going Green to Get the Goal without Legal Downsides
  2. 2010 – Managing the LEED process as a Construction Manager
  3. 2011 – The Construction Manager as a Facilitator in Dispute Resolution
  4. 2012 – Construction Management – Proactive Leadership
  5. 2013 – Construction Litigation – Are You Prepared?
  6. 2014       - Are Your Risk Management Processes Sufficient for the Life of the Project?
  7. 2016 – Lessons Learned in Turning Around Troubled Projects
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Risk Management Presentation

Mr. Bob Hixon, CCM, FCMAA, presents on the vital topic of Risk Managment, including understanding what it means and how to truly execute an effective risk management plan.

Mr. Hixon is a seasoned Project Executive with more than 45 years of construction project management experience working for the Federal Government and private sector to include 34 years with the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) managing the construction and renovation of a number of prominent facilities. 

Significant projects with GSA include: The Honolulu Hawaii Federal Building and Courthouse (PJKK Building), The FBI Washington DC Field office, the U.S. Secret Service Headquarters Building in Washington, DC, and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC. He was the Director of Construction and Project Management for the U.S. General Services Administration, responsible for the construction of federal buildings, courthouses and border stations nationwide, and implemented a Construction Excellence Program, which includes the Construction Peer Reviews for major GSA construction projects.

At the request of the Architect of the Capitol, he was asked to move to the legislative branch of the federal government and takeover responsibility for the construction of the Capitol Visitor Center at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.   

Following retirement from federal service he worked for four years for Hill International as the Senior Vice President of the Washington, DC office, and nationwide on federal programs. He then worked five years for MBP as the Director of Government Services, and Project Executive on the U.S. Cannon House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Currently he is retired but works part-time for MBP when requested. He periodically teaches CMAA Standard of Practices classes for CMAA, and performs Construction Peer Reviews for the U.S. GSA and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

In addition, Mr. Hixon served as the GSA representative on the Construction Industry Institute (CII) Board of Advisors and the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT).  He was the Co-Chair of the Federal Facilities Council (FFC) Committee on Acquisition and Project Management. He received the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) award for "Person of the Year for 2003", the GSA Administrator's "Exceptional Service Award" in 2004, and the Architect of the Capitol's "Distinguished Service Award" in 2007.

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to Jun 29

CMAA Legal Series

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Gray-Robinson Attorney's Trevor Arnold and Joseph Fitos present on a very relevant topic in the constrruction managment field, contract claims. Mr. Arnold is a specialst in the construction litigation field including risk management and has worked on several cases involving fatalities during/after construction, defects, failures and delays or inefficiencies. He has lectured on construction topics such as this for The American institiute of Architects (AIA) as well as Green Bulding and LEED issues. Mr. Fitos is also a specialst in the construction litigation field working with engineers, architects, developers, owners, and contractors as well as claims involving catastrophies. Come join us on Wednesday June 28th at 11:30am for this lunch and learn opportunity.

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1:00 PM13:00

Quality Management Luncheon

The CMAA Jacksonville region is hosting a lunch and learn event on Quality Management for PDH credits. One of the corner stones of the CMAA Standards of Practice is Quality Management and how this applies to the Construction Management industry. Guest speaker Herb Potter, CCM will be covering what defines quality management, understanding the different types of quality programs, implementing an effective Quality Management Plan and creating a culture of quality. Mr. Potter is a Certified Construction Manager that serves as the Quality Assurance Manager for RK&K’s Construction Management group and brings his 19 years of experience from contracting to consulting to this vital topic.

Registration and Networking: 11:30 - 12:00pm

Lunch and Learn session 12:00pm - 1:00pm with Q and A

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