Sunday, April 20, 2008

James L. Salmon's CV

James L. Salmon is the President of Collaborative Construction Resources, (CCR) LLC. CCR empowers stakeholders in the U.S Construction Industry to utilize collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods to deliver integrated construction services more efficiently and more productively. James was raised on a ranch and in the oil fields of West Texas. His father was a general contractor and his grandparents owned ranches. He was exposed to all aspects of construction and the oil industry from an early age. As a construction lawyer James spent 15 years defending and pursuing construction claims on behalf of owners, architects, engineers and contractors. James is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Section of the American Bar Association and a member of similar sections of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Wyoming state bar associations. Today, he is a leader in the collaborative construction revolution that is sweeping the industry. Upon founding CCR James immediately joined the National Building Information Model Standards (NBIMS) Project Committee. Soon thereafter CCR joined the NBIMS Project Committee's Business Process Integration Task Team, (BPITT) a team now carrying out its mandate through the Build SMART Alliance, a project associated with the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS). James advocates the use of collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods because, when used in combination, those powerful tools exponentially increase productivity and efficiency, saving owners money and earning higher profits for others. The U.S. Construction Industry is desperately seeking a better business model and James is working hard to provide it!

Under James' leadership CCR has hosted a National Teleconference Series exploring how best to put the ConsensusDOCS 300 series to work on major construction projects, made multiple presentations to industry leaders and has been selected, along with Rich Cardwell of CCR's affiliate Construction Owner Resources, LLC to provide a national ConsensusDOCS sponsored presentation in September, 2008 to members of all the associations that have endorsed ConsensusDOCS. In addition, CCR is working closely with the Construction Users Round Table, (CURT) to educate stakeholders about the benefits of collaborative agreements, BIM and Lean Construction. To that end, James and Rich made a presentation to the local CURT chapter in Cincinnati, taught a session of a CURT's Executive Vice President Greg Sizemore's Construction Law class at the University of Cincinnati, and authored an article for CURT's industry magazine, The VOICE. James is one of the few individuals nationally who has read and analyzed the 183 page NBIMS Protocol, the voluminous ConsensusDOCS 300, (as well as Sutter Health's IFOA and the California Council's IPDG), the AIA's IPD Docs, and much of the Lean Construction Institute's literature, all with an eye towards bringing all of those powerful tools to bear, in a collaborative environment, on the goal of achieving Integrated Project Delivery that increases efficiency and enhances productivity on major construction projects. James and CCR are prepared to help you and your organization with all phases and aspects of integrated project delivery.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

• Collaborative Construction Resources, LLC
o President and Founder, February 2008 to the present

• Ulmer & Berne, LLP, Cincinnati, Ohio
o Senior Associate, January 2000 to April 2008

• Lonabaugh & Riggs, Sheridan, Wyoming
o Associate, September 1996, to January 2000

• Sheridan College, Sheridan, Wyoming
o Adjunct Professor, January 1997, to January 1998

• Laramie County Community College, Cheyenne, Wyoming
o Adjunct Professor, September 1994, to September 1996

• Chief Justice William A. Taylor, Wyoming Supreme Court
o Law Clerk, September 1994, to September 1996


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACTIVITIES


Bar Memberships and Admissions

o Member, Ohio State Bar Association (Construction and Mediation Sections)
o Member, Kentucky State Bar Association (Construction and Mediation Sections)
o Member, American Bar Association (Litigation and ADR Sections)
o Member, Northern Kentucky Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Section)
o Member, Wyoming State Bar Association
o Admitted in the State of Ohio
o Admitted in the Commonwealth of Kentucky
o Admitted in the State of Wyoming
o Admitted in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
o Admitted in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky
o Admitted in the U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming

Presentations and publications

Collaborative Construction Resources

"A Construction Industry Revolution, ConsensusDOCS + BIM + Lean = Amazing Results!" VOICE Magazine, August 2008 (Co-Author Rich Cardwell)

"How to Save Time and Money While Reducing Risks On Major Commercial Energy Projects!" Collaborative Construction Blog, July 2008

" Innovative New ConsensusDOCS 301 BIM Addendum Released!" Collaborative Construction Blog, July 2008 (Co-Author Rich Cardwell)

“US Construction Industry Revolution, National Teleconference Series!” Four separate national presentations throughout the month of May, 2008

“Project Implementation of ConsensusDOCS 300 Tri-Party Standard Contract” National web-based presentation to public and members of all organizations sponsoring ConsensusDOCS scheduled for September 2008

“Gain Major Competitive Advantages in Today’s Construction Market and Put ConsensusDOCS 300 Standard Form of Tri-Party Agreement for Collaborative Project Delivery (ConsensusDOCS 300), BIM and Lean Construction to Work on Your Next Project!” Live presentation to Construction Owners Association of the Tri-State, COATS, April, 2008

“Striving for Innovation and Efficiency on Construction Projects” January, 2008

“What is Lean Construction and Why Should Owners Care?” January, 2008

“The Collaborative Revolution!” March, 2008

“What Role Do Specialty Subcontractors Play on a Collaborative Construction Project?” March 2008

James Salmon's Blogs

Creator and Author of the “Collaborative Construction Blog
Creator and Author of the "Fort Thomas Collaborative Blog"

Continuing Education Presentations


“Ohio Bad Faith Law” CLE Presentation
“Bad Faith Claims in Mold Litigation” CLE Presentation
“Contractor Exposure to Mold Litigation” CLE Presentation
“Comparative Verdicts in Mold Cases” CLE Presentation
“Comparative Verdicts in Bad Faith Cases” CLE Presentation
“HMO Litigation, Significant Verdicts” CLE Presentation


Community Involvement

o Member, Fort Thomas Independent School District Fund Raising Task Force
o Creator of and facilitator for the Fort Thomas Collaborative Blog
o Member, Johnson Elementary School Site Based Decision Making Council
o Co-Chair, Marketing for Johnson Elementary School Fund Raiser
o President, Texas Tech University Alumni Chapter, Cincinnati
o Volunteer Mediator, Kentucky and Ohio Courts
o President, Kappa Sigma Fraternity, Texas Tech University

Education

o Texas Tech University (B.A., 1991)
o University of Cincinnati (J.D., 1994)
o Certified Mediator, Administrative Office of the Courts, Kentucky

Friday, April 18, 2008

Panelists Participating in US Construction Industry Revolution National Teleconference Series!





WELCOME TO THE BIO PAGE FOR THE PANELISTS PARTICIPATING IN THE THE U.S. CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY REVOLUTION NATIONAL TELECONFERENCE SERIES !

This is the place to learn more about the innovative pioneers who are leading the Collaborative Revolution in the US Construction Industry. Below you will meet each of our panelists and you will find links that lead you to their company websites, to articles, presentations and books they have authored and other information of interest. If you or others in your organization are looking for help executing a collaborative agreement, understanding BIM or utilizing Lean Construction methods CLICK HERE TO CONTACT CCR. If we cannot help you, we can almost certainly put you in touch with someone who can!

Also, don't forget to to REGISTER TODAY for the National Teleconference Series!

James Salmon is the President of Collaborative Construction Resources, (CCR) LLC. CCR empowers stakeholders in the U.S Construction Industry to utilize collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods to deliver integrated construction services more efficiently and more productively. James was raised on a ranch and in the oil fields of West Texas. His father was a general contractor and his grandparents owned ranches. He was exposed to all aspects of construction from an early age. As a construction lawyer James spent 15 years defending and pursuing construction claims on behalf of owners, architects, engineers and contractors. James is a member of the American Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee and a member of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Wyoming state bar associations. Today, he is a leader in the collaborative construction revolution that is sweeping the industry. Upon founding CCR James immediately joined the National Building Information Model Standards (NBIMS) Project Committee. Soon thereafter CCR joined the NBIMS Project Committee's Business Process Integration Task Team, (BPITT) a team now carrying out its mandate through the buildingSMARTallianceTM, a project associated with the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS). James advocates the use of integrated or relational contracts, BIM and lean construction methods because, when used in combination, those powerful tools exponentially increase productivity and efficiency, saving owners money and earning higher profits for others. The U.S. Construction Industry is desperately seeking a better business model and James is working hard to provide it!

Rich Cardwell is President of Construction Owner Resources, LLC, a wholly-owned ancillary business of the law firm of Peck Shaffer, that is focused on assisting construction owners and their architects, contractors, legal advisors, risk managers, etc. with the sweeping U.S. Construction Industry changes related to collaborative or integrated project delivery and contracts, BIM and Lean Construction. Rich has a 15 plus year background as a construction transactional lawyer on several billion dollars of construction volume. Rich is a long time expert on construction project delivery options and contracting structures and how they can be an asset to the real world of design and construction. Rich is thus well positioned to assist in a consultant capacity the entire the construction industry (in conjunction with parties' IT, legal, risk management and insurance advisors where needed) to take a revolutionary step forward through integrated or collaborative industry form contracts such as the ConsensusDOCS 300. Rich can specifically help guide the initial consideration, preparation for, negotiation of and then implementation of agreements such as the ConsensusDOCS 300 (in conjunction with BIM and lean construction) in the pre-design or master planning, design and construction, then operations and maintenance phases.

Atul Khanzode is a virtual design expert with DRP, Construction Inc. who leads the firm's Virtual Building Group and works with project teams across the country to implement virtual building and design using lean construction tools and processes. With more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry, Atul has worked on healthcare, biotech and advanced technology projects for DPR Construction in the last 10 years. He has focused the last 6 years on helping DPR leverage advanced technologies to improve critical business process. Atul is part of DPR's Information Technology Leadership Team. He has successfully implemented critical business systems for DPR which include DPR's Project Management System, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) & Sales Forecasting System, company-wide knowledge portal, and Palm handheld-based safety system. Atul is a member of the Virtual Builders Roundtable, a group of owners and industry professionals dedicated to promoting virtual building by creating 3D models of building projects linked to construction schedules. Atul has shared his extensive expertise in Virtual Building with different organizations over the past two years, including Lean Construction Design Forum, Design-Build Institute of America, Center for Integrated Facility Engineering, AIA California, Stanford University and San Jose State University Professional Development program. Atul has a master's in civil and environmental engineering from Duke University and a degree in construction engineering and management from Stanford University. Atul is also pursuing his doctorate in construction engineering and management, focused on virtual building and lean construction, at the Center for Integrated Facilities Engineering (CIFE), Stanford University.

Kimon Onuma, FAIA, Founder and President of Onuma, Inc. Kimon is recognized as a leader in building industry technologies and has a unique perspective that spans architecture, planning, programming and software development. Onuma, Inc. was one of the first firms to use BIM on large scale U.S. government facilities in 1994. Onuma, Inc.'s U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) work for the Sector Planning systems streamlined the design process of 35 sector Command Centers to six months. This project, a web-based BIM Project for the US Coast Guard architects, received a 2006 CETI award in the Small scale Implementation category. In 2006, Kimon authored Chapter Six of the AIA book The 21st Century Architect – Integrated and Interoperable for the AIA Conference on Integrated Practice. In 2007, Kimon was part of the AIA California Council Committee that created the Integrated Project Delivery Guide (IPD) and Kimon currently serves on the buildingSMARTallianceTM Board of Directors. Onuma, Inc.'s recent or current clients include the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), City of San Francisco and the Smithsonian Institute. Onuma, Inc. has also coordinated BIMStormTM demonstration projects in major U.S. cities over the past twelve months which have received major publicity.


Finith E. Jernigan, AIA, is President of Design Atlantic, Ltd, one of the first integrated architecture, planning and management firms. Finith, who resides in Maryland, is an internationally recognized architect, educator, author and publisher. Finith uses proven systems and technology in new ways to help architects, engineers owners, builders and other design professionals move toward a more sustainable and integrated world. An expert in integrated practice and BIM technology, Finith has received unprecedented press recognition for teaching professionals how to use BIM tools and Google Earth in new ways that help save money and make money. Finith's award winning book, BIG BIM little bim – The Practical Approach to Building Information Modeling – Integrated Practice Done The Right Way! Is the most accurate description of how to BIM at this point in time.

Gregory A. Howell, P.E., M.S.C.E. is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of the Lean Construction Institute (LCI), a non-profit organization devoted to production management research in design and construction. Greg brings 35 years of construction industry project management, consulting and university-level teaching experience to LCI. As a popular speaker, educator and author, Greg regularly addresses industry groups on the need for a lean production revolution in design and construction. Greg's expertise in improving productivity has resulted in consulting engagements on power plants, petro-chemical facilities, commercial and industrial buildings and infrastructure projects in North and South America and Africa. Greg co-authored Productivity Improvement in Construction. Greg continues to speak and teach around the world, focusing his message on performance gains generated from adapting lean principles, concepts and techniques to the construction project setting.

Dean Reed is the Lean Coordinator and Virtual Building Group Leader for DPR Construction, Inc. Dean has been a leader in the collaborative revolution for many years and he was instrumental in DPR, Inc.'s construction of the Camino Medical Project for Sutter Health in California. Dean is a nationally renowned speaker who has advocated Virtual Building and Design throughout his career. In June, 2007, Dean facilitated a presentation entitled "Leveraging Virtual Design & Construction for Lean Project Delivery" during the Lean Construction Institute's Lean Design Forum. That presentation, delivered in conjunction with four other industry experts, provides a comprehensive overview of Virtual Design and Construction.

William A. Lichtig is a Member of the law firm McDonough Holland & Allen, PC. Will has been a construction lawyer for over 20 years and has seen first hand some of the fundamental breakdowns in traditional project delivery. Will is special counsel to Sutter Health, a major Northern California healthcare organization, where he provides a full range of legal services in support of its $6.5 + billion design and construction program. He has been instrumental in instituting innovative project delivery solutions for Sutter Health and others, including Lean Project Delivery. He has developed unique supporting documents such as the Integrated Agreement for Lean Project Delivery and an Incentive Fee plan. His innovations and contributions to the industry were recently recognized by ENR when he was named an "ENR Newsmaker" for 2007. Will is a frequent speaker on lean project delivery and other construction law topics.

James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
CollaborativeConstruction.com
Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 4, 2008

BIMStorm Hits Los Angeles!!

In the February 15, 2008 edition of Architect This Week, Contributing Editor Michael Tardif authored a lead article entitled "BIMStorm Hits LA." In this article, Mr. Tardif describes how on January 31, 2008, 133 design professionals from 11 countries participated in BIMStorm LAX, a 24-hour, online design charette in which another 700 people participated as observers. The task was for 25 teams to develop plans for large portions of the city, creating massing models and schematic designs for 420 buildings comprising 55 million square feet from 600 square feet houses to a 2 million square foot bank tower. According to the article, the grassroots exercise was organized by Kimon Onuma, FAIA, Founder and President of Ohuma, Inc., in Pasadena, California, as a "proof-of-concept" demonstration of the Onuma Planning System (OPS), an online collaboration tool.

The "BIMStorm Hits LA" article goes on to say that Onuma created OPS "as an online platform to organize any available information created in the planning, programming, or building design process and leverage that information for rapid prototying and decision making." The article continues by saying "A BIMStorm allows any and all stakeholders and participants involved in creating the built environment--owners, design professionals, constructors, facility managers, end users and the public--to collaborate in the early decision-making process. It allows all participants to interact with the information in a way that is most familiar to them, whether the preferred interface is a spreadsheet of spatial requirements, adjacency diagrams, scaled floor plans, three-dimensional massing or building models or even hand sketches."

In the "BIMStorm Hits LA" article, Onuma is quoted as saying: "The baseline is that they were all talking the same language and the reality of the project is data (sharing and exchange) that is real-time, live, and accessible (to all project participants) no matter which tool they use or their level of expertise." The article says the tools used in the BIMStorm LAX were: "paper-and-pencil overlays for early concept planning and design; ArchiCAD by Graphisoft, Revit Architecture by Autodesk and VectorWorks by Nemetschek North America for building design; Ecotect by Square One Research for energy analysis; Elit CAD by Elite Software for HVAC Systems design; MARS Facility Cost Forecast System by Whitestone Research for operations and maintenance cost forecasting; Google Earth for "landing" buildings in conjunction with OPS which was used for generating a variety of data and grahpical reports, including spatial data summaries and construction cost estimates."

Folks, the revolution is coming! Contact us today for help in preparing your organization to succeed!

RCardwell@ConstructionOR.com
ConstructionOR.com

James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
CollaborativeConstruction.com

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New Design Synthesis Software!

In an August 17, 2007 article in Architect This Week, Contributing Editor Michael Tardif, authored a lead article entitled "Architect Creates Synthesis Software--Onuma Planning System (OPS) allows integration of vast amounts of information". In this article, Tardif describes OPS as a software tool "that enables project teams to amass and synthesize programmatic information far more quickly than is possible with any current method" and quotes Onuma as summing up OPS: "It allows you to test a lot of decisions early on and bump into problems early so that you can go in another direction."

In this article, Tardif continues by saying: "His (Onuma's) commitment to build OPS on open standards such as the IAI's Industry Foundation Classes (IFCs), extensible markeup language (XML), and other Internet and e-commerce standards means that information generated in the planning phase using OPS can be exchanged easily yet securely with all parties involved in a project and can be integrated easily into the design process by exporting in IFC format to building design applications such as ArchiCAD, Bentley Architecture, or Revit Architecture." "Relying on open-source software solutions such as my SQL Enterprise Server, PHP Hypertext Preprocessor, and Apache HTTP Server means that data entered into OPS will never get locked up in a proprietary data format."

This article continues by saying that OPS "is a building information modeling (BIM) tool that allows design teams to begin creating a building information model using data in whatever format is most readily available or convenient: as structured data, such as an Excel Spreadsheet; as simple , scaled, geometry; or both. Data exported from OPS is then available as an advanced starting point for the more complex building geometry of a building information model, which would otherwise have to be started from stratch. As the design develops, the more highly detailed BIM can later be brought back to OPS to test the design against the original program requirements." The article continues by saying that OPS "allows many parties with a high degree of professional knowledge--architects, owners, engineers, security analysists, contractors and others--to interact in real time and incorporate their specialized knowledge into the project data."

Put these powerful tools to work our your next project. The furture is NOW!


RCardwell@ConstructionOR.com
ConstructionOR.com

James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
CollaborativeConstruction.com

Designing a museum in minutes? AIA President RK Stewart sees Web-based tool as cutting edge!

In a December 3, 2007 Los Angeles Business Journal article, "Designing a museum in minutes instead of months: Onuma, Inc. innovates with Web-based tools" author Booyeon Lee describes Onuma, Inc. as "at the forefront of an industry-wide movement to digitize information-sharing among architects, builders and developers to create design processes that are far more efficient" and technology that "will allow architects to shorten turnaround time from weeks to days, or even hours in some cases." The article goes on to say "On the Onuma Planning System, an architect can add furniture or shave off floors of a planned building and the Web-based software calculated in real-time how much those changes will affect the cost. The software also handles environmental impacts, such as traffic flow, and infrastructure concerns, including water, sewer and electricity systems."

This article goes on to say that technology like Onuma's faces legal concerns because the system requires a new level of information sharing during the early stages of design, but quotes Steven Ryder, an L.A.-based senior associate at NBBJ as saying: "despite these concerns, there is no question that real-time design and high-tech information sharing are the future of the industry . . . but the issue of liability will need to get worked out on the national level and the American Institute of Architects is kind of a dinosaur and has yet to significantly address this issue." The article then quotes RK Stewart, president of the AIA, as saying "Onuma's Webbased tool is at the cutting edge of where the industry is already headed . . . The organization is advocating what's called 'integrated practice' where every party involved in the building process, from architects to contractors, share information earlier in the design process."

The article concludes by describhing how Onuma recently completed work for the U.S. Coast Guard designing 35 command centers in six months that David Hammond, senior program manager for the Coast Guard's office of civil engineering, said for which "the Coast Guard had budgeted 10 months to design one command center."

Stay tuned for news on a BIMSTORM in the Tri-State! There are major changes sweeping the construction industry. Don't get caught unprepared!

RCardwell@ConstructionOR.com
ConstructionOR.com

James.Salmon@CollaborativeCR.com
CollaborativeConstruction.com

Where is James L. Salmon and what is he doing?

If anyone you know is wondering what James L. Salmon is doing these days please link them to this post!

James Salmon is the President of Collaborative Construction Resources, (CCR) LLC. CCR empowers stakeholders in the U.S Construction Industry to utilize collaborative agreements, BIM and lean construction methods to deliver integrated construction services more efficiently and more productively. James was raised on a ranch and in the oil fields of West Texas. His father was a general contractor and his grandparents owned ranches. He was exposed to all aspects of construction from an early age. Currently, James is leading the collaborative revolution that is sweeping the construction industry. In May 2008, James will participate as the lead panelist in the US Construction Industry Revolution National Teleconference Series!

CLICK HERE to register!

As a construction lawyer James spent 15 years defending and pursuing construction claims on behalf of owners, architects, engineers and contractors. James is a member of the American Bar Association's Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee and a member of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Wyoming state bar associations. Today, he is a leader in the collaborative construction revolution that is sweeping the industry. Upon founding CCR James immediately joined the National Building Information Model Standards (NBIMS) Project Committee. Soon thereafter CCR joined the NBIMS Project Committee's Business Process Integration Task Team, (BPITT) a team now carrying out its mandate through the buildingSMARTallianceTM, a project associated with the National Institute of Building Science (NIBS). James advocates the use of integrated or relational contracts, BIM and lean construction methods because, when used in combination, those powerful tools exponentially increase productivity and efficiency, saving owners money and earning higher profits for others. The U.S. Construction Industry is desperately seeking a better business model and James is working hard to provide it! If you know anyone that would benefit from CCR's services please have them CONTACT JAMES right away.