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Design Profitability Factors for 2012
Cavignac & Assoc.
San Diego, CA
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Design Profitability Factors for 2012
There may be no "right way" to manage the financial profitability of your projects, but there are several different key factors and metrics that can be used to ensure greater success.  This timely program will feature key factors such as: 1) Contract language designed to reduce scope creep, 2) how to avoid budget overruns, and 3) project scheduling and reporting tools that can help monitor your progress/status.  Don't miss this opportunity to learn how to implement processes that can help to ensure the financial success of your projects.


Jesse Blyth  Partner, Gordon & Rees LLP

Jesse Blyth is a Partner at the law firm of Gordon & Rees, where he focuses his practice on construction law, design professional defense, contract law, and business disputes.  His practice is specifically focused on representing architects and engineers in construction-related claims, including construction administration, project management, plan defects, testing failures, and delay claims.  Mr. Blyth has represented design professionals in State and Federal courts as well as in mediation and arbitration when the parties wish to avoid the formality, time, and expense of trial.

Mr. Blyth's practice includes all facets of construction law arising out of public and private projects.  He has extensive experience representing and advising design professionals, contractors, and subcontractors on a wide variety of construction matters, including residential, commercial, multi-prime, and significant public construction projects throughout the state.  Mr. Blyth also provides loss-prevention guidance and advice to clients during a project to prevent the later filing of a construction claim.
Mr. Blyth graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a degree in Sociology, cum laude.  He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego, with a focus on commercial and construction law.  He is an active, practicing member in state and federal courts and in professional organizations throughout the state.

Susan C. Cailing, ASWA, SDFAS, SHRM, SDA  Senior Associate, KTU+A

Susan C. Cailing is a Senior Associate and head of the Finance Department at KTU+A, a San Diego-based planning and landscape architecture firm and  currently serving as the Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. Her main responsibilities are Profitability Analysis, Contract Negotiation and financial performance reporting which includes but not limited to Financial Analysis, Statement of Financial Position, Statement of Earnings and Comprehensive Income, Statement of Changes in Equity and Statement of Cash Flow. She also handles Profit Centers by Market Management and the Human Resources Management.

Susan received her B.S. in Commerce, Accounting from the University of Santo Thomas, Philippines.  She is current a member of American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA); Society for Design Administration (SDA); and Society for Human Resource Management.  Susan is also professionally registered with the Securities and Investments, National Association for Securities Dealers (NASD).

Jim Neal, Assistant Vice President / Senior Engineering Manager - Parsons Brinckerhoff

Jim has over 29 years of experience managing planning, design, and construction services for transportation infrastructure, residential, and hospitality use facilities in the U.S. and internationally including projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, and the United Arab Emirates. He is currently managing the $717 million Blue Line and Orange Line Rehabilitation Program for SANDAG.  Jim has lived in San Diego for over 26 years and is a member of the Board of Directors for the South County Economic Development Council. He is an Assistant Vice President and Senior Engineering Manager with Parsons Brinckerhoff, an international consulting firm providing strategic consulting, planning, engineering, and construction management services to both public and private sector clients.


Cavignac & Assoc. (View)
450 B Street, Suite 1800
San Diego, CA 92101
United States

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