Escalating Construction Costs - Part IIName: Escalating Construction Costs - Part IIDate: September 30, 2021Time: 7:30 AM - 9:45 AM EDTRegistration: Register NowEvent Description:
Escalating Construction Costs - Part II
Last May we hosted Part I of this conversation and looked at rising costs from a national level. Now we take it down to the "project level" to hear from a CM and a major MEP contractor and get some legal perspective from a construction law attorney. The discussion is moderated by Vermeulens who will also update us on the current conditions.Moderator:Eric Hubert, Senior Project Manager, VermeulensPanelists:Jared Lachapelle, V.P. of Pre-construction, ConsigliKevin Walsh, Vice President, E. M. Duggan, Inc.Michael P. Sams, Co-Founder, Kenney & Sams, P.C.
Eric Hubert is a Senior Project Manager for Vermeulens, and experienced project leader with over 18 years of industry experience managing large-scale design and construction projects. He has managed several projects from higher education and healthcare, to science + technology and cultural developments. Throughout his career Eric has worked successfully on a variety of large-scale projects including feasibility studies and early design through construction and closeout, preliminary cost modeling, permitting, construction, occupancy, and quality control. As Senior Project Manager, Eric is the main point of contact responsible for the overall scope of work, including all versions of the estimate from draft to final estimate at each design stage, review and reconciliation, value engineering meetings, and client support.
Jared Lachapelle is the Vice President of Pre-construction at Consigli Construction Co., Inc. As a Consigli veteran bringing over 21 years of experience to his role, Jared oversees the company’s estimating and pre-construction efforts across all regions and markets.
Jared is a member of Consigli’s leadership team and has contributed to scaling the company from a local, Massachusetts-based contractor to one of the largest General Contractors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic with nine regional offices and over $2 billion in annual revenue. During his tenure, Jared has grown Consigli’s Pre-construction and Estimating departments to over 60 people, while developing and refining many of the project planning tools and strategies that Consigli is known for in the industry.
As the leader of Consigli’s Pre-construction team, Jared is focused on providing clients with a world-class experience. He has championed standardized tools, programs, and processes driven to provide predictable results, while recognizing that unique customer goals are achieved through customization and adaptability. Through close collaboration with Consigli’s Procurement department and trade partners, Jared and his team remain keen to the trends, challenges, and opportunities of market, developing project-centric analyses and forecasts as a vital element to predictable results.
Kevin Walsh has served the New England Plumbing Industry for over twenty five years. He is a third generation plumber. He worked his way up from apprentice to field foreman to project manager. Kevin was promoted to Vice President of J.C. Higgins Corp (an EMCOR Company) where he was Master Plumber for seven years and managed all plumbing Operations. He co-authored the Standard Operating Procedures for J.C. Higgins which enables the Royal Seal of ISO-9000 certification. He is a graduate of the MCA Institute of Advanced Project Management & Leadership at the University of Texas at Austin. Kevin joined the E.M. Duggan Team in 2011 and holds the current position of Senior Vice President, Plumbing. Kevin is an Education Trustee and the current president of the PHCC of Greater Boston. He holds Master Plumbing & Gas Licenses in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.
Michael Sams, a co-founder of Kenney & Sams, is a respected litigator, advocate and business advisor, serving companies throughout New England. He successfully tries, appeals, mediates and arbitrates disputes before the Massachusetts Superior and District Courts, the Supreme Judicial Court, the Massachusetts Appeals Court, the U.S. First Circuit, private ADR services, and a range of state and federal agencies.
Mike is well known as a trial lawyer and risk manager for participants in the construction industry including contractors, owners, architects, engineers, subcontractors, suppliers and manufacturers. Mike’s counsel spans both public and private construction projects and his success is attributed in part to his 360-degree perspective gained through work with businesses on all sides of projects.
In addition to construction-related work, Mike handles general business litigation across a range of industries and companies. Mike is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell—the highest rating for legal ability and professional ethics. Boston Magazine recognizes him as a Massachusetts “Super Lawyer,” he is a Fellow in the Construction Lawyers Society of America and has been named a New England Super Lawyer annually for over a dozen years. Mike is a sought-after speaker for legal and industry organization gatherings, where he presents best practices for risk management, dispute strategy, and winning at trial.