Creating an Effective Partnership to Drive Capital Project Preparation and Deliver a Successful Outcome
Construction projects are subject to many pitfalls and obstacles which must be
overcome to achieve a quality end product. This presentation will analyze how a higher
education institution and audit can work in tandem to protect the institution’s interests
and increase the odds of a successful project for all stakeholders.
Paul Manning, recently retired as the Director of Project Management at Duke
University, along with Curt Plyler and Martin Howell, will discuss the early steps and planning that fosters teamwork, enhances
project controls, and ultimately delivers a successful outcome for all parties. Paul will
address the participants’ differing objectives and why they need to be transparently
identified at project inception to increase trust and mitigate likely issues from occurring
later in the project. He will then review the necessity of ensuring commitments are
being met throughout the life of the project.
The steps necessary to define, control and monitor Construction Manager charges on
capital construction projects will be subsequently presented by Curt Plyler, a Principal
with Fort Hill Associates, LLC. Curt will address the necessity of the various phases of
a complete construction audit program and provide an understanding of the potential
cost savings which can be realized through the implementation of each phase.
Identify items driving conflict between an Owner and a Construction Manager
which should be negotiated upfront
Describe the steps of an effective construction audit process for work performed
under a cost plus arrangement
Recognize the role for construction audit alongside Project Mgt responsibilities
and/or reviews conducted by IA