Calendar of Events

  • Wednesday

    Using Construction Manager at Risk Project Delivery to Manage the Current Challenges in Constructing

    Mar 22, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (ET)


    Experience Level: Any level of experience

    The Engineer’s Joint Contract Documents Committee recently release its new Construction Manager at Risk Series of contract documents. These contract documents, written after the post-pandemic change in the Construction industry were written with the flexibility needed to help address current market trends of cost escalation for construction materials, supply chain issues, and changing strategies for risk management. Learn how these documents address issues such as getting the most out of preconstruction services, managing CMAR contingencies and the developing and managing the cost structure for CMAR compensation. Learn how collaboration between Owner, Engineer and CMAR can add value in managing cost and schedule, developing procurement strategies in today’s construction market, improve quality of contract documents through constructability reviews, and manage risk associated with project delivery. Understand how these documents, which cover the project from CMAR procurement through the correction period address differing state regulations related to procurement and CMAR contract administration.

    Learning Outcomes:

    • Gain an overview of the EJCDC Documents and how these documents are used in selecting the CMAR and administering the CMAR contract.
    • Gain an understanding of how CMAR differs from the traditional project delivery approach.
    • Learn ways the CMAR approach can benefit Owners in controlling cost, reducing the impacts of cost escalation for construction materials, reduce time for project delivery.
    • Learn how CMAR can reduce project risk, and how identified risk are addressed in the Contract Documents.


    Coy M. Veach, P.E., CCM
    Coy M. Veach, P.E., CCM

    Vice President, Freese and Nichols, Inc.

    Coy Veach, Vice President at Freese and Nichols, Inc., serves as senior consultant for the construction management and program management practices. He has an extensive background in construction contracting, program/construction management, and risk management. Coy is a recognized leader in project delivery methodologies, dispute resolution, quality management and training in ethics, leadership, and management.

    Coy currently serves as Engineers Joint Contact Documents Committee delegate on the Construction, Design Build, and Procurement subcommittees. He serves as subcommittee chair for the new Construction Manager as Advisor (2021) and Construction Manager at Risk (2023) series documents.

  • Wednesday

    Doing Bad Things for Good Reasons: An Examination of Unethical Pro-Organizational Behavior Among Pro

    Apr 12, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM (ET)


    Experience Level: Any level of experience

    Unethical behavior in organizations can be extremely costly. It exposes firms to direct costs, such as fines, settlements, and legal expenses, as well as indirect costs like damage to the firm’s reputation. This presentation will examine when employees perform unethical acts to benefit the organization (i.e., unethical pro-organizational behavior), what factors contribute to it, and what professional engineering firms can do to reduce unethical behavior at work. Participants will leave with a specific, documented plan to reduce unethical behavior in their workplace, drawing upon the latest research and customizing solutions to their needs

    Learning Outcomes

    • To understand unethical pro-organizational behavior and factors that contribute to it.
    • To understand strategies for mitigating the risk that professional workers will act unethically to benefit the organization.
    • To understand the potential dark side, or unintended consequences, of professional workers identifying with their organization.


    Kyle Payne, PhD
    Bellevue University

    Dr. Payne is a strategic, data-driven talent development manager and leadership consultant with 10+ years of experience finding innovative ways to bring out the best in people, especially in manufacturing and AEC firms. He has also applied his expertise in Lean Six Sigma to help organizations build quality management systems that meet strict regulatory requirements and foster continuous improvement.

    Dr. Payne researches and gives talks related to evidence-based practices that foster identification, engagement, and citizenship behaviors among employees while mitigating the “dark side” of these phenomena. He has served as a volunteer exam developer for ASQ, AWS, ICC, AMPP, and SHRM. He currently serves on the Ethics & Professional Practice Committee for AMPP.

     1 PDH (NY Approval Pending)

  • Wednesday

    Professional Engineers Day

    Aug 2
    Celebrate licensure and the profession with PEs around the world on August 2, 2023 for the eighth annual Professional Engineers Day!