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What to Expect During the Design Phase

Episode II: The Best Laid Plans

The Training

Where the “Construction Procurement” course covers Ted Brown’s journey through the procurement side, this session teaches how to handle negotiations, communications, and pressure when dealing with designers, contractors, and even the board; unique problems and features of the available methods of delivery; and what your architect and construction manager should deliver during the design phase.

Your role doesn’t end at the bidding phase. You have to negotiate the best deal and get on with the design. Architects, Engineers, Consultants and Construction Manager’s all have a role to play. 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 and not expect from your architect and construction managers at each phase of the design process. Why both? It’s up to you to get results for your Board and knowing both what to expect and what not 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.

David Hansen will be your trainer for this session. The session is part legal, part practical and all original. It is the second of three training sessions 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.

The Story

It was as if Kevin Truly walked into someone else’s nightmare. 400 million dollars’ worth of projects and only 375 million dollars to make them happen. There was a promise to the voters and it must be kept. Kevin Truly was both garbage man and miracle worker.

After surveying the situation he inherited from his incarcerated predecessor, Kevin was able to conclude two things... 1) His procurement specialist was intense but may have landed his previous boss in jail; 2) Kevin Truly was suddenly everyone's best friend and worst enemy... often at the same time. 

Registration Fees
  • per person - $250.00
  • per person for additional people from the same district - $150.00
Date Time Location  
03/31/2020 9:30 am - 3:00 pm Austin Office
Eichelbaum Wardell Office
4201 W. Parmer Lane, Suite A-100
Austin, Texas 78727
(512) 476-9944

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.