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Design Phase Webinar Series

Episode II: The Best Laid Plans

The Training

In Episode I – Construction Procurement the focus of learning is on the nuts and bolts of construction procurement. Episode II The Best Laid Plans takes you to the next logical step – the negotiation of the deal and the pre-construction or design phase for the project.  This session focuses on handling negotiations, pressures, and communications, with designers, contractors, construction managers and even the board. Where Episode I provides the basics of executing a procurement, Episode II prepares you for the unique problems and associated with the different methods of delivery. All of this is to give you greater confidence about what you should be able to expect from your architect and construction manager during your project’s design phase.

Getting to the award phase of your procurement is just the beginning. The next step is to sign a contract getting the best deal that you can. Then it is time to get on with the design. When it’s time for the Architects, Engineers, Consultants, and Construction Managers to go to work your job still isn’t done. Who is looking out for you? The answer to that question is easy. You are. This training will help you to stay in command of the design process. The key to taking command of the process is to clearly communicate your expectations. To do this, you need to know the role each team member is to play. This training will teach you what you can reasonably expect from your architect and construction manager at each phase of the design process. It is up to you to get results for your Board and knowing what to expect will give you the power to cut through the static and keep your team on track.

This training is for people that want to efficiently and confidently move through the design process. Superintendents, CFOs, Assistant Superintendents, District Construction Professionals, Board Members, Purchasing and Procurement Managers, Coordinators, Agents, Specialists, Directors, Contract Coordinators, Business Managers, Bond Professionals, Controllers, Auditors, Buyers, Finance Directors, Facilities Directors, Business Services and Operations Directors, Accounting Directors, Accountants and Architects have all attended and enjoyed this training.

This training will be conducted by David P. Hansen, shareholder and editor of School Construction Basics Digital Manual and E-BookThe training is part legal, part practical and all original. It is the second of four trainings designed to challenge you with fun and entertainment. We feel confident in saying that you have never been to a training like this before. It combines story, competition, and music into an experience we hope you will enjoy and remember for years to come.

In the past, we have done this as an all-day training. This time it will be presented virtually in four parts (2 hours each) on October 29, November 5, 12, and 19, providing 8 hours of CLE credit.

The Story

In Episode II we pick up where we left off in Episode I – Construction Procurement. It’s Kevin’s first day on the job and it was as if Kevin Truly walked into someone else’s nightmare. He’s got 400 million dollars’ worth of projects and only 375 million dollars with which to make them happen. There was a promise to the voters, and it must be kept. Kevin Truly is going to be part garbage man and part miracle worker. 

In Episode I Ted Brown (The Procurist) successfully put the work out to bid. All Kevin has to do is bring 400 million dollars of poorly planned projects in at 375 million dollars. His board expects him to be under budget and on time (“UBOT”). Kevin will deliver and he’ll do it the right way. He is – The MQBDCQ.

Registration Fee: $300.00
Date Time Location  
10/29/2021 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 4-Part Webinar Series
Virtual Seminar
October 29 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 5 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 12 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November 19 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Payment Info

We accept credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express) checks, and purchase orders. Checks should be made out to Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz, P.C. and mailed to 4201 W. Parmer Lane, Suite A-100, Austin, TX 78727.

Continuing Education Credit

Eichelbaum Wardell is a certified provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements through the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The firm is also a registered provider of Continuing Education credits for School Board Members through the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and business officers through the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).

Cancellation Policy

Although we cannot accept cancellations, substitutions may be made at any time. If you have any questions, contact us by email or by phone at 972.377.7900. If you can arrange for a group of 25 or more to get together from your district or from a group of several districts, we will come to you. Please call for more information.