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Volume 49, March-April Advisor Expert Newsletter

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In this edition:

- What Standard? Under Whose Care?

- Industry Events including ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, New Orleans, and multiple Spring '14 ASHRAE Presentations


Volume 48, Feb. 2014 Advisor Expert Newsletter

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- Standard of Care in a Design Build World

- Industry Events including ABA in the Bahamas (Jan. 2014) and Spring '14 ASHRAE Presentations


Volume 47, Jan. 2014 Advisor Expert Newsletter

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- Fukushima Nuclear Power Disaster: Did Culture Trump Engineering Judgment?

- ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, 2014 Winter Meeting, Bahamas;  January 30-31


Volume 45-46, Nov-Dec 2013 Advisor Expert Newsletter

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- Owner Beware: Stucco is Not Maintenance Free

- MDC® Receives 2013 SBIEC Pennsylvania Award

- ABA Forum on Construction Industry, 2013 Winter Meeting, Bahamas


Volume 44, Oct 2013 Advisor Expert Newsletter

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- Much Ado About Stucco

- MDC Principal Selected to Philadelphia Leadership Exchange

- ABA Forum on the  Construction Industry, LEGO model winners

- ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2014 Midwinter Meeting, Bahamas

- SAME NAR/NER JETS, Baltimore, November 5-7, 2013


Volume 43, Sept 2013 Advisor Expert Newsletter

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- Allocating Risks In Construction Contracts

- Building Energy Benchmarking Program in City of Philadelphia

- ABA Forum on Construction Industry, 2013 Fall Meeting


Volume 42, Summer 2013 Advisor Expert Newsletter

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- Big Data's Impact on Process Plant Profitability

- MDC Experts Testify at Philadelphia City Council

- ABA Forum on Construction Industry, 2013 Fall Meeting

- MDC Offers Engineering Course (PDHs) at Engineers' Club of Philadelphia (9/20/13)


Volume 41, April/May 2013 Advisor Expert Newsletter

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-- Water Treatment: Not Just a Third World Issue

-- MDC's Mitch Swann Presents at Numerous Seminars this Spring

-- Current Events: Engineers Club of Phila. & American Bar Association


Volume 40, March 2013, March Advisor Expert Newsletter

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  • The Seven Deadly Sins of Construction Projects that Regurarly Lead to Claims (and How to Avoid Them)
  • MDC's® McCue Presenting at PSPE Boot Camp East, King of Prussia, PA
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry 2013 Annual Meeting, Dana Point, CA , April 25-27, 2013

 


Volume 39, February 2013, MDC Advisor Expert Newsletter

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  • Marcellus Shale - Professional Responsibility and Disclosure
  • Meet the Expert - Mitch Swann, PE
  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry, Annual Meeting, 2013

Volume 38, Jan. 2013 MDC Advisor Expert Newsletter

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  • MDC Principal Presenting Twice at ASHRAE Winter Meeting in Dallas (Jan. 26-30)\"snip_janadvisor\"
  • Meet the MDC Expert: Peter Vander Heide, AIA, LEED


Volume 37, Dec. 2012 MDC Advisor Expert Newsletter

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  • Project Scheduling and Resiliency
  • Meet the Expert - Dan Sporer

Volume 36, Nov. 2012 MDC Advisor Expert Newsletter

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  • Hurricane Sandy - Another Storm, Same Recovery Challenges
  • Risk Management - Recognizing & Prioritizing Project Risk
  • Current Events

Volume 35, October 2012, MDC Advisor Expert Newsletter

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  • Building Information Modeling (BIM)
  • Meet the Expert: Michelle Delehanty, PE, PMP

Volume 34, Sept. 2012 MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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Volume 33, August 2012 MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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Volume 32, July 2012 MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Fukushima - The Rest of the Story (aka Paul Harvey)
  • "Show Me" Superior Green Building Performance
  • Indoor Air Quality Modeling

 


Volume 31, June 2012 MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • "Fracking Mess" Solutions - Dilution or Concentration?
  • Green Buildings: Measure and Verfity Performance

Volume 30, May 2012 MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Time Impact Anaysis
  • ASHRAE's Survival Guide-Design Build
  • What's that Smell? Mold: The New Asbestos

Volume 29, April 2012 MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Fukushima Dai-Ichi: Black Swan Event or Engineering Design Error?
  • Marcellus Shale: Future Energy Source or Fracking Mess?
  • Comparative Solar System Performance Analysis

Volume 28, March 2012, MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Best Green Business Idea Wins Presidential Grant
  • Treated Wastewater Flows from Taps 
  • More Green Awards for MDC's Mitch Swann

Volume 27, February 2012, MDC Advisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Residential Solar Power System Analysis
  • Green Building Risks
  • Project Failure Analysis

Volume 26: May 2011, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • ASHRAE Presentation: Executing Green Design Build Projects
  • Inoculate Your Project Team to Prevent Construction Failures
  • Swann Named to Philadelphia Energy Authority Board
  • Developing Sustainability Strategies - Writing Your Future History

MDC Launches New Website - March 23, 2011

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Volume 25: January 2011, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Complexity: The Fifth Dimension of Project Management
  • Home Office Overhead (HOOH)
  • ASHRAE 2011 Winter Conference

Volume 24: August 2010, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Complexity: A Transient Condition Precedent to Project Failure
  • Building Envelope Investigations
  • "No Damage for Delay" Clauses

Volume 23: April 2010, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Overcoming Complexity Seminar
  • MEET 2010 Seminar
  • ASHRAE Annual Meeting
  • Water Treatment
  • Addressing Green Building Risk
  • Insuring Continuity of Supply

Volume 22: September 2009, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • MDC Newsflash:
    -ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Fall Meeting-Philadelphia, PA
  • Beware of the Gray to be Green
  • The Growing Importance of Energy Modeling
  • TIA-Rosetta Stone for Critical Path Method (CPM) Schedule Analysis

Volume 21: May 2009, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • MDC Newsflash
  • Installing a Solar Panel on Residential House
  • Complexity & Program Management
  • When Green Goes Away

Volume 20: February 2009, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • ABA Forum on the Construction Industry Annual Meeting
    April 16-18, 2009
    New Orleans, LA
  • Advanced Energy Design Guide
  • PA Solar Energy On Hold: How Consumer Can Still Save Energy
  • Avoiding Death By A Thousand Cuts

Volume 19: November 2008, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Design on the Delaware Conference 2008
  • Solar Analysis Report
  • The Donning of the Green
  • Primavera Scheduling
  • The McKinsey Quarterly

Volume 18: January 2008, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Risk Reduction with Effective Critical Path Method (CPM) Schedules
  • The Importance of Systems Thinking and Integration in Project Delivery
  • Engineers Week at Drexel
  • A Big Foot Treads Lightly: The World's First "Green" Semiconductor Manufacturing Facility
  • Residential Construction Defect Litiation by William Bender & Beth Andrus of Skellenger Bender
  • MDC Supports Katrina Relief

Volume 17: July 2007, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Time Impact Analysis (TIA): The Rosetta Stone for Critical Path Method (CPM) Schedule Analysis
  • Covering Your @ In an Electronic World of Discovery by Peter L. Mansmann, Esq - Precise, Inc.
  • I Love it when a Plan Comes Together- Integrated Project Delivery
  • Making Offshore Engineering Payoff by Anil Verma & Serge Lambermont of Booz Allen Hamilton

Volume 16: April 2007, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • A Change of Seasons by E. Mitchell Swann
  • Real Risk Managment: Read the Contract
  • The Project is Flat: Technology Blurs the Line and Sharpens the Edge

Volume 15: November 2006, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Stucco and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS):Latent Defects Leading to Failure by MDC Systems.
  • The CSI Effect: The Increasing Role of Forensic Evidence in Construction Litigation by Leigh Erin Schmeltz, Esq. of Zetlin & De Chiara LLP

Volume 14: July 2006, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Project Risk Reduction, article by Daniel J. Sporer, Consultant for MDCSystems®
  • Risk Management in Design, article by E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., Partner of MDCSystems®
  • Can Clean be Green? How can Cleanroom-based industries climb aboard the ‘green train’? presentation by E. Mitchell Swann, P.E.
  • A Global Owner,Joe Gionfriddo,Corporate Engineering at Proctor & Gamble talks about Project Execution, an interview with Mitchell Swann of MDCSystems®

Volume 13: April 2006, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Risk in Construction Estimating, article by Robert N. Kennedy, P.E., Consulting Engineer of MDCSystems®
  • Panel discussion about "Risk Avoidance and Management for Infrastructure Projects" at International Construction Superconference: Constructing and Financing Infrastructure, held in London UK, with Bob McCue of MDCSystems® and Post & Schell's Gary Wilson and Pinsent Mason's Peter Cassidy

Volume 12: December 2005, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Risk, Risk Management and Reward in Project Execution, article by Robert C. McCue, P.E., Managing Partner of MDCSystems®
  • Information Management in an Electronic Age, article by John P. Sieminski, Esquire, Burns, White & Hickton, LLC

Volume 11: September 2005, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Sustainability: Un-definable Success in a Defined World, article by E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., LEED AP, MDC® Partner
  • Benchmarking – The Early Path to Success, article by Robert N. Kennedy, P.E., MDC® Consulting Engineer
  • No Damage For Delay, article by Jeffrey T. Yick, Esq.,Zetlin & De Chiara LLP
  • Privatization of American Water Utilities, article by Donald R. Keer, P.E., Esquire, MDC® Consultant

Volume 10: April 2005, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Presentation, "New Challenges and Opportunities with High-Tech Building Construction" at The Contractor and Construction Manager Issues International Superconference in London, UK on May 20, 2005, by Robert C. McCue of MDCSystems® and E. Mitchell Swann of MDCSystems®, & Duane Morris LLP
  • Stucco and Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) - Latent Defects Leading to Failure

Volume 9: November 2004, MDCAdvisor® Expert Newsletter

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  • Featured Story: "Systems Thinking – A new paradigm for successful projects." article by Robert C. McCue, P.E., President of MDCSystems®.
  • "Can’t We All Just Get Along? – Keeping Your Eye on the Prize Despite Getting Poked in It." article by E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., Vice President of MDCSystems®.

 

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