May 2016

Blake Marchand and Jason Goodrich hosted a Project Management & CPM Scheduling Best Practices training on May 16.  With over 80 attendees, the event was a great opportunity for industry professionals to develop a greater understanding of scheduling and related industry practices.  Find out more here.

Please contact us if you are interested in other training services on CPM Scheduling, Project Management, Dispute Avoidance, Project Controls and Contract Administration. Email

September 2015

This month, we launched our new and improved website after 15+ years. Let us know what you think.

May 2015

Two of our project managers, Jeff Hankins & Greg Bosaz, got their AAMA window installation certification this month.

January 2015

Pinnell Busch is happy to announce that Jim Omundson became a principal shareholder of the company this month. Jim heads up construction claims and has promised some positive changes to the company, starting with the ping pong table he brought into the southern office.

October 2014

This month saw back to back presentations, on the 23rd & 24th

First up, on October 23rd, Steve Pinnell and Jim Omundson presented a training seminar titled “The Fundamentals of Construction Contracts in Oregon” for Lorman.

The next day Steve Pinnell, Jim Omundson and Greg Mockford presented “Construction Project Overview” at the Oregon State Bar’s Construction Law Annual Meeting.  The hour long training session gave a “30,000 foot perspective” of how a project moves from the design phase, through the construction phase to beneficial occupancy.

September 2014

This month we are pleased to announce that Pinnell Busch has welcomed Ben Goerges to the team as an assistant project manager.

Ben received his bachelor’s degree in construction management and has over 10 years of experience in commercial construction.  As a member of the construction defects team, his primary responsibilities include investigating construction defects claims, report analysis and destructive testing documentation.

August 2014

On August 8th, Steve Pinnell and Blake Marchand were joined by Andrew Gibson of Stoel Rives to present a training session on “The Art of Negotiation” at the AGC Summer Convention in beautiful Sun River near Bend, Oregon.

Next, on August 12, Steve Pinnell and Blake Marchand presented a training seminar on construction delay claims , hosted by the Oregon State Bar and Smith, Freed, and Eberhard.


June 2014

On June 4th, Steve Pinnell and Jim Omundson hosted a training seminar titled “Tricks, Traps and Ploys Used in Construction Scheduling in Washington” for Lorman

Standards Associations

AAMA – American Architectural Manufactures Association:

ACEC – American Council of Engineering Companies of Oregon:

AGC – Associated General Contractors (Columbia Chapter):

AIA – The American Institute of Architects:

AIA Portland:

ANSI – American National Standards Institute:

ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials (now International):

BEC – Building Enclosure Council:

CCB – Oregon Construction Contractors Board:

CSI – Construction Specifications Institute:

NWCB –  Northwest Wall and Ceiling Bureau: