About Bill Dexter

 bill dexter

bill dexter

Bill Dexter is an internationally recognized risk management consultant and trainer and the former Director of the California Center for Construction Education for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. His professional training and consulting company serves numerous industry associations in the areas of risk management, sustainable design system performance, job site safety practices and requirements, ADA accessibility issues, problem solving, restoration of historic masonry buildings and liability mitigation. His overall experience in construction activities spans 40 years as a craftsman, business owner, contractor, consultant, educator and trainer. Bill is a former National Panelist for the American Arbitration Association and is currently serving as a member of the IAS Technical Advisory Council—Sustainability for the creation of training criteria for commissioning agents enforcing the International Green Building Codes.

He has participated as an industry spokesman for over 20 years before The American Institute of Architects, The Construction Specifications Institute, The Texas Society of Architects, The Tennessee Chapter of the AIA, The National Utility Locating Contractors Association, The California Association of Landscape Contractors, The American Society of Interior Designers, the California State Bar, the California Contractors State License Board, the Nevada State Contractors Board and the National Association of Women in Construction. His television special "Doing It Right" on establishing a code of ethics for contractors, produced in cooperation with the California Contractors State License Board has set new standards for customer service within the state.

Bill authored the book and seminar for the victims of California forest fires entitled "HAVING IT BUILT" and has published numerous articles in national professional trade magazines on risk management for architects, developers and builders. He is the editor for the "Cold-Formed Light Gauge Steel Framing Manual" for the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and co-author, with attorney Mary S. Jones, of the Contractors Guide to Writing Effective Contracts.

Bill's research over the past six years has focused on the materials and methods used during the renovation of historical buildings in the old city of Havana (Vieja), Cuba. The results of that effort have been presented to the Cuban-American architects in Miami, Florida at their annual Design Technology Exposition 2005 and to the Southern Florida Chapter of the ASID in Boca Raton, Florida. In 2006, Bill co-presented with M. Scott Radovich to the Construction Specifications Institute a program on the challenges confronting the restoration efforts in Havana of the historical architectural treasures and to the Associated Scholastic Colleges of Architecture in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Recent activities include project management analysis and constructability of drawings for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, UAE. The project is the world's largest indoor amusement park. Additionally, conducted project management training for the senior engineers of the Kuwait Gulf Oil Company on preventing contract claims and alternative dispute resolution language in contracts.

Bill is currently presenting seminars on the emerging risks and liabilities associated with Green Building and Sustainable Design Projects. The programs are directed to design professionals and contractors, as well as suppliers and manufacturers of LEED rated products.

Contact Bill by e-mail at bill@wfdexter.com or by telephone at 805-234-5852 to schedule a presentation of his ground-breaking program.


Mr. Dexter is an internationally recognized risk management consultant and trainer and the former Director of the California Center for Construction Education for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.  His overall experience in construction activities spans 40 years as a craftsman, business owner, contractor, consultant, educator and trainer.

 

Construction professionals from around the globe have acknowledged the contributions made to the industry by Mr. Dexter.  His client base extends across the country and from Japan, London, Kuwait, Abu Dhabi and Mumbai, India.  His work with the national construction organizations include the American Institute of Architects, the National Association of Home Builders, the American Arbitration Association and others.     More ›

 Mr. Dexter has been a contributing author to trade and consumer periodicals for over twenty years.  His articles have appeared in Engineering News Record,  Consulting Specifying Engineer, and on numerous webinars hosted by the Construction Specification Institute and others.  He has co-authored opinion articles with some of the leading construction attorneys in the country and his Code of ethics for contractors appears on several industry web sites.   More ›