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Paul Davis has been in the construction industry for over 40 years, and he is experienced in helping CEOs navigate a way to get an ROI in the worst situations. As the owner of Nine Dots, he is constantly thinking outside the box to apply problem-solving and critical thinking into the industry. Paul enjoys being in the chaos for the CEO and helps them forge their way out.

Common issues are schedule problems, mismanagement, and a lack of readily available information for construction projects. The overall challenge is getting the project information, and you must rely on your team to give you accurate information. There needs to be a better system in place of trust and then verify. Knowledge is Power.

The construction industry is all about relationships, however, the personality of the person that takes on the risk is difficult to have a true relationship with.

Construction is a three-legged stool with the owner, contractor, and designer. There is a balance missing in the project because they need the last leg to collaborate with transparency and accountability.

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Paul Davis | Knowledge is Power

Thom Kurmel is the President at TDK Consulting, LLC with over 35 years of experience in construction, design, planning, and management focusing on health systems.

– The Construction industry is old-fashioned and proud. Design and construction need to work and collaborate together.

– These construction contracts are a business relationship; you should want to share and solve problems together. But that can’t be done if people hide information.

– Everyone comes from a different place on a project, and some people are really experienced and sometimes people aren’t. The industry needs to bring inexperienced people from a defensive stance to an offensive one and not act as if they know what they are doing.

– People manage the requirement, by getting good information and keeping people apprised throughout the project, and putting it to use.

– The documents the owners end up with are often incomplete or useless.

Full Transparency in Construction | Guest Thom Kurmel

Brenda Radmacher is a Lead on Construction Litigation for Anchorman LLP with over 25 years of experience. She focuses her practice on construction law, working as a counselor, litigator, and noted speaker on issues involving landowners, developers, general contractors, and design professionals.

Brenda was the Lead Construction Attorney of the Homeowners Association Receiver on the Champlain Towers collapse case in the Miami suburb of Surfside, Florida. This was quite possibly the largest settlement in construction cases in the United States. It ended with an incredibly fast resolution, taking less than a year.

Construction projects should act in a preventative manner to justify the cost of getting documents managed. Time and effort can be saved later in getting things organized and paying to obtain data upfront. Spending millions on tracking down documents after the fact is an uphill battle, instead of collecting documentation in a preventative manner.

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The Better You Communicate, the Fewer Problems You Will Have | Brenda Radmacher Podcast Guest

Kelvin L. Solco, P.E., MBA was hired by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as a cooperative education student engineer at the tender age of 19. Kelvin quickly developed a passion for the aviation and transportation industry during his first day on the job. After college graduation, Kelvin quickly became proficient in the design of air navigational aids, basic airport planning and engineering, airspace analysis, and airport design standards. Kelvin learned the aviation industry quickly because he enjoyed researching government documents and regulations including FAA Orders and Advisory Circulars.

Kelvin rose through the ranks of the FAA on a journey he calls, “from the bottom of the FAA to the top of the FAA”! This is his way of describing his promotions from a civil engineer, to airports engineer, airports program manager, regional associate program manager, Airports assistant division manager, and finally an FAA Senior Executive.

After an illustrious 36-year FAA career, Kelvin retired and formed The Solco Group, LLC.

The Solco Group, LLC (TSG) fulfills Kelvin’s dream to create and manage an aviation and transportation planning, engineering, and research consulting firm that takes his knowledge, experiences, and resources and shares it with his peers, clients, airport owners, A/E firms, private corporations, and other organizations. Kelvin and his team members enjoy assisting clients with aviation planning, airport design requirements, airspace analysis recommendations, technical advice, problem solving, meeting facilitation, and subject matter expert team support. During a conversation with Kelvin, you are likely to hear him say, “We can help you with everything inside the airport fence”!

Kelvin L. Solco – Chief Executive Officer / President at The Solco Group

An Experience-Maker, Motivational Leadership, Sales and Safety Events Speaker Elizabeth McCormick will entertain and motivate your audience, while sneak attacking lessons throughout to train your people to step forward as leaders in the workplace and in their personal lives. As a sought-after keynote speaker, Elizabeth teaches from her professional life, sharing stories about her time spent as a decorated Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot and Chief Warrant Officer 2 for the US Army.

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Elizabeth McCormick, US Army (Ret.) – Black Hawk Helicopter Pilot

Mr. Kalayjian is a Managing Director at Secretariat with 35 years of analytical expertise for complex capital improvement programs around the world. He specializes in program management systems and controls, fraud investigations, financial damage analytics, forensic accounting, root-cause analytics, environmental risk remediation, cost estimating, quantum and damages analysis, dispute resolution, litigation support, and expert testimony. He has first-hand insights into why construction projects succeed, how they fail, lessons learned, and powerful ways to translate complicated technical issues into plain English.

Mr. Kalayjian has been a licensed Professional Engineer (Civil and Structural) since the 1980s. He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, lectures at the University of Southern California, and is a Technical Expert for the California Department of Consumer Affairs and its Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists. Mr. Kalayjian is a Senior Advisor for a private equity fund in Manhattan. And a Board Member for a mid-sized engineering company in South Florida, where he provides operational guidance. He has provided expert testimony in Federal and State courts across the United States.

At MIT, he studied and wrote about “Skyscraper Technology in Manhattan: 1930 to 1990” for his research thesis. He was part of the construction team that moved a historic lighthouse on Cape Cod National Seashore in 1995, where his engineering drawings are on display at the Highland Light Museum.

Wayne Kalayjian – Addicted to Courage

“THE MARK OF A PERSON IS NOT FOUND IN HIS PAST, BUT HOW HE OVERCOMES ADVERSITY AND BUILDS HIS FUTURE. QUITTING IS NOT AN OPTION.” – Lt. Jason Redman, US Navy (Ret.)

Jason “Jay” Redman joined the Navy on September 11, 1992. He began his naval career at boot camp in Orlando, Florida.

On September 13, 2007, while acting as Assault Force Commander on an operation to capture an Al Qaeda High-Value Individual LT Redman’s Assault Team came under heavy machine gun and small arms fire. He along with two other Teammates were wounded in the ensuing firefight. Despite being shot twice in the arm and once in the face, as well as multiple rounds to his helmet, Night Vision Goggles, body armor, and weapon, Jason and his Team fought valiantly winning the fight, ensuring everyone came home alive.

While recovering at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, LT Redman wrote and hung a bright orange sign on his door. It became a statement and symbol for wounded warriors everywhere. This sign gained national recognition and earned LT Redman and his family an invitation to meet President George W. Bush in the Oval Office. The original sign on the door, signed by President Bush, now hangs in the Wounded Ward at the National Naval Medical Center Bethesda.

Today, Jason has expanded his programs with his focus on helping individuals, companies, and teams to “GET OFF THE X” ™ from “Life Ambushes. He provides, speaking, workshops, online programs, executive coaching, and business consulting to businesses around the world. Additionally, he provides group coaching through his “Get off the X Training and Overcome Army™ group coaching programs.

Jason has appeared on numerous national news networks including Fox News, CBS, CNN, and CBN. He has appeared frequently on Fox and Friends and the Huckabee show. Jason has appeared in multiple documentaries including History Channel’s, Navy SEALs, and America’s Secret Warriors.

To learn more about Jason visit: https://jasonredman.com/

Lt. Jason Redman, US Navy (Ret.) – What does the sign on your door say?

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