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Monthly Archives: March 2016

ABA Forum on Construction Law 2016

Warner will exhibit and attend the ABA Forum on Construction Law 2016 Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. We hope to see all our clients, friends and fellow construction law enthusiasts there to celebrate the Forum’s 40th anniversary milestone! The conference will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel from April 28-30, 2016. This year, the program will focus on “The Forum’s Greatest Hits: 1976-2016” in celebration of the Forum’s 40 years by highlighting its wealth of knowledge and rich history! The meeting will welcome back many of the Forum’s most popular past programs and presenters to reprise their presentations with new and interesting updates.

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For more information, please visit:  ABA Program_Forum 40 Years

26th Annual Government Procurement Conference (GPC)

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Warner’s Tony Manning (VP of Program & Project Management Group), Susan Goldstein (Director of Business Development), and Helen Kim (Project Coordinator), will be exhibiting at the annual Government Procurement Conference at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on April 6, 2016. We are excited as this will be our first experience at this national conference, which focuses on fostering business partnerships between the Federal Government, its prime contractors, and small, minority, service-disabled veteran-owned, veteran-owned, HUBZone, and women-owned businesses! Now in its 26th year, the Government Procurement Conference has become the premier event for small businesses throughout the United States! We hope to see you all there!

For more information regarding the GPC, please visit:  http://www.fbcinc.com/e/procurement/default.aspx

9th Annual Construction Law Institute

Warner’s own Mark Anderson, EVP/COO and Mason Bradshaw, Dev./Construction Exec. had the privilege to exhibit at and attend the 9th Annual Construction Law Institute at JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, Orlando, Florida on March 11-12, 2016. The Construction Law Institute is an annual gathering of construction lawyers and other industry professionals for a two-day seminar on the issues that affect the construction industry and the surrounding legal environment. This year the Institute offered leading industry speakers providing practical insight on everything from managing data security legal risks, effective mediation strategies and managing large, multi-party cases, to expert hot-tubbing in arbitration and how to effectively attack and defend expert testimony. This year’s luncheon speaker addressed the timely topic “3D Printing and its Effect on Construction.”

For more information, please visit:  9th Annual Construction Law Institute

Warner Wins – Moxy DC Hotel

Warner has been retained by Winmar Construction, based in Georgetown, to prepare its CPM Baseline Schedule and monthly updates for the new Moxy DC Hotel (a Marriott brand) at 11th and K Streets in Washington, DC. Warner will work with Winmar and its subcontractors to develop a detailed CPM Baseline Construction Schedule. For the monthly updates, Warner will provide its typical added-value service in monitoring progress and measuring performance against the schedule and forecast.

The Moxy Hotel is a new 13-story tower with 200 guestrooms, a lobby, bar, lounge, exercise room and two conference rooms, and will incorporate a former historic 4-story mansion that sits on the corner of 11th and K Streets.

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Marriott’s Moxy is a relatively new product with the first opening in Milan, Italy, and only eight other locations in the U.S., in cities including New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. The brand targets younger travelers with smaller rooms, and is amenity rich with modern sleek design.

The project is a notable win for Winmar in its ongoing relationship with Douglas Development Corporation, and for Warner to be part of another high-profile DC project. Winmar selected Warner not just for its renowned CPM scheduling expertise, but also for its schedule performance awareness, and its ability to partner with its clients as a team member and bring added-value consulting to achieve project objectives and success.

Warner Wins – VCU Police Department Headquarters

Warner was retained by Daniel & Company, Inc., based in Richmond, Virginia, to prepare its baseline schedule and provide monthly updates on the renovation of the VCU Police Department Headquarters in Richmond, Virginia. The Project, which is three (3) levels plus a basement, will primarily house the VCU Police.

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Daniel’s scope includes major demolition of the interiors, upgrade of the mechanical and electrical systems, installation of a new roof, refurbishment of the elevator, upgrade of the core and shell bathrooms, painting of the stairs and lobbies, and new fixtures. The first floor includes new lockers, interview rooms and conference areas. The second floor includes academy classrooms, a gymnasium, a breakroom and offices. The third floor will include offices and a conference room. A new firing range will also be built in the basement under a separate contract.

Warner Wins – Wight Avenue Office Building

Warner has been engaged by Riparius Construction, Inc. (Riparius) to fully develop the baseline schedule, integrate the tenant improvements schedule, and provide monthly updates and monitoring of the project, including potential time extension issues, on this 130,000 square foot office building in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Greenfield Partners, Inc. engaged Riparius as its CM at Risk general contractor to construct this five (5) story LEED Silver office building totaling approximately 130,000 square feet. JMT, an engineering firm, will occupy floors 1 through 4 consisting of approximately 104,000 square feet. The fifth floor will be left as a warm dark shell, per the Basis of Design. Tenant interiors will be constructed to a typical suburban class B+ standard.

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Construction of the Wight Avenue Office Building began in January 2015 and is scheduled for completion in April 2016.

Department of State 2016 Construction Contract & Projects – Industry Day

Warner’s Consultants, Zeynep Guven and Helen Kim, represented the firm by attending The U.S. Department of State (DOS) Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) informational meeting and discussion for the 2016 Overseas Diplomatic Construction Program for New Embassy and Consulate Complexes (NEC/NCC) project on Thursday, March 3, 2016 at the Hyatt Arlington. This event included presentations and discussion of the extraordinary NEC and NCC projects forecasted for 2016.

The 30th Construction SuperConference

Warner exhibited at The Construction SuperConference 2015 held at the Hilton Bayfront in San Diego, California, December 7-9, 2015. We were proud to be a part of the Construction SuperConference, now in its 30th year, which is recognized as the preeminent construction conference with impactful plenary sessions and compelling panel discussions from top legal, consulting, and leaders of construction companies bring to the forefront challenging issues and new insights into the legal, business, and economic challenges and opportunities in today’s construction industry.

The conference showcased many notable and expert in-house and outside construction counselors and consultants who take up the many challenges of advising construction industry participants in a challenging economy. Warner’s own Mark Anderson, EVP/COO, as a recognized expert in the industry, presented on the topic of “Using Risk Assessment, Game Theory and Other Techniques in Negotiating and Resolving Complex Disputes”.

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For more information, please visit: CSC15_Prospectus_08062015

Virginia CLE 36th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar

Warner had the privilege to provide sponsorship for the Virginia CLE 36th Annual Construction and Public Contracts Law Seminar held at Boar’s Head Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia, November 6-7, 2015. Warner Consultants, J. Kimon Yiasemides and Helen Kim attended as exhibitors to this seminar, which covered topics of interests such as advanced issues with Virginia mechanic’s liens, examination of construction experts, course legal ethics, and the great annual case law update.

Warner Wins – Contract for Streets ADA Upgrades

Warner was retained by its client to assist in preparing and recovering claims for changes in the scope of the work which resulted in added costs of performance of a task order contract with the Highway Authority for the installation of American with Disabilities (ADA) ramps and sidewalks in District 2, covering the cities of Perryville, Chesapeake City and Ridgely in eastern Maryland. Warner’s scope includes reviewing and analyzing the contract, unit rates and actual performance, as well as preparing its client’s claim.