Sponsorship Opportunities

Align your company with an important topic of interest or sponsor and present your own webinar! For more information on either opportunity view the sponsorship brochure.

Or contact:

Angela Kernan
Manager of Sponsorships and Exhibits
(202) 595-1775
Kernan@abc.org

The Basics of Construction Accounting and Financial Management

Date: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Tony Stagliano, CPA, CCIFP, Director, CBIZ MHM, LLC (CBIZ)

This webinar will offer an introduction to construction accounting processes and cost management systems. This webinar will also assess the most important elements of a contractor’s financial and cost management systems. It is geared toward accounting personnel, owners, financial service providers, project/construction managers, risk professionals, technology vendors and others who are familiar with construction accounting but want to learn more.

Project Management and Field Operations

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Matthew Bolyard, Senior Project Manager, Southway Builders, Inc.

Want to know what your clients really want and how to earn their repeat business every time?  This seminar will provide valuable insight on day-to-day operations, throughout the entire project life cycle, as told from the general contractor’s point-of-view.

Banking and Financing for Contractors

Date: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Jason Bakke CPA, CCIFP, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

This webinar will explore several options contractors may consider for long-term equipment financing and working capital lines of credit, including the related benefits, risks and limitations.  We will discuss and illustrate how the company’s financial information, operating results and long-term forecasts are commonly evaluated by financing and surety underwriters.  Having this understanding will help the business owner, company management and their advisors put the company in a best possible position to secure the necessary borrowing capacities. 

LEED v4: What Contractors Need to Know

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: April Ambrose, LEED AP BD+C, Senior Project Manager, VIRIDIAN Sustainable Building Consulting

LEED APs and Green Associates can self-report this webinar for credential maintenance. Contact webinars@abc.org for more information.

This webinar will review the new LEED v4 rating system highlighting changes from LEED 2009, new requirements, credits and timeline for LEED v4 projects.

Reducing Vehicle Maintenance and Expenses

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Heather Carlton, Account Manager, Geotab, Inc.

Learn how to save money on fuel, workers’ compensation claims, payroll and more by monitoring fleet activity, vehicle health and driving habits with Geotab.

Bonding and Insurance for New and Emerging Contractors

Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Joshua A. Etemadi, Construction Bonds, Inc., a Division of Murray Securus
  Sam Carradine, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America   

This webinar will focus on the various types of surety bonds, how to begin the process of obtaining a bond, the role of the agent/producer and underwriter, the prequalification process, the 3 “Cs” (capital, capacity and character), the costs of bonding and how to develop a surety bond relationship. The webinar also will cover the various types of insurance required (commercial general liability, workers’ compensation, etc.) and what to look for in an insurance agent relationship.

Top Mobile Apps for Construction

Date: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Register Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Rob McKinney, Construction App Guru

This webinar will educate attendees about construction apps that will increase their productivity, safety and quality on project sites.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) as Risk Management for General Contractors and Owners

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Jon Faill, ADA Compliance Director, HCA (Healthcare Corporation of America)

Are you managing your ADA “risk?” This webinar will provide general contractors and owners an overview of ADA concepts and regulations, as well as methods to contain ADA-related risks.

Introduction to Integrated Lean Project Delivery

Date: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 75 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Rich Seiler, Chief Improvement Officer, Unified Works and Chairman, The Lean Construction Institute of Chicago

This webinar will examine the fundamental principles of lean and pull planning. Attend this webinar to learn what tools lean  practitioners are using and the benefits they are experiencing. 

Evaluating and Selecting Mobile Solutions for Specialty Contractors

Date: Thursday, May 22, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Eric Draper, Sales Representative, Viewpoint
Ray Thomas, VP of Sales, MSI Data

Adopting mobile technologies in the field has become a strategic initiative for many specialty contractors; however, many companies have been reluctant to make the leap. This presentation will help specialty contractors, particularly those with  service divisions, to find a mobile solution that’s right for their business. 

Target Value Delivery

Date: Thursday, May 29, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Kristin Hill, President, InsideOut Consulting, Inc.

This webinar will introduce the lean approach of Target Value Delivery (TVD). It will focus on how TVD differs from more traditional approaches to project delivery, as well as cover how teams are implementing the approach with set-based options and collaborative decision-making. 

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) as Risk Management for Subcontractors and Suppliers

Date: Tuesday, June 3, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Jon Faill, ADA Compliance Director, HCA (Healthcare Corporation of America)

Are you managing your ADA “risk?” This webinar will provide subcontractors and suppliers an overview of ADA concepts and regulations, as well as methods to contain ADA-related risks.

Tablet Program Management

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Register Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Rob McKinney, Construction App Guru

Tune into this webinar for suggestions on how to either start or refine a mobile device program to manage smartphones and tablets, including BYOD. The presentation also will cover how to set up and manage apps programs and the potential pitfalls of not managing mobile devices.

Introduction to Green Globes

Date: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Dianne Elliott, Customer Service Project Manager, Green Building Initiative
Kevin Stover, Technical Programs Consultant, Green Building Initiative

Green Globes is a technically rigorous building assessment and rating system that is flexible and affordable. This user-friendly program includes an interactive web-based survey, an onsite third-party assessment and excellent customer support. Green Globes has modules supporting new construction, existing buildings, sustainable interiors and core & shell. It is the green building rating system for practical people.

ROI for Mobile Devices

Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Rob McKinney, Construction App Guru

Have you ever tracked how long certain tasks take to accomplish (e.g., should completing a daily report take five minutes or 60 minutes)? Learn how to track times on these tasks and improve performance, as well as measure ROI.

Managing Growth - Why Some Contractors Succeed and Others Fail

Date: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Edin Zukanovic, Construction Bonds, Inc., a Division of Murray Securus
  Sam Carradine, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America   

Most contractors that fail do so after they have had some degree of success. This webinar will identify the most common reasons why contractors, especially small contractors, fail. The webinar also will provide suggestions on how to avoid these situations and the various management approaches and techniques that help ensure contractor success. The instructor will present real-world examples of contractors that have succeeded by avoiding common pitfalls.