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Connecting Actual Job Costs Back to Estimating

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Ryan O'Shea, FMI
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Viewpoint



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
One of the biggest risks to a company in a low-margin construction economy is executing a project differently than how it was estimated (and vice versa). The best way to maintain profitability is to create field-friendly budgets, to aggressively track and manage direct costs, and to incorporate actual performance into future estimates. 

Please join us for this special webinar, presented by FMI's Ryan O'Shea, where attendees will learn how to:
- Incorporate field input into estimates
- Determine the healthy differences between an estimate and a budget
- Recognize why and how actual job costs should be tracked
- Utilize job-cost information to improve estimating accuracy

Beyond Reporting - Business Intelligence Advancements in Construction

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Thor Kolner, Senior Training Specialist, Viewpoint
  Steve Drouin, Director of IT Services, Interstate Electrical Services Corp.   
   Tim Powers, Associate Director of Quantitative Analytics, FMI Corporation  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Viewpoint


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Construction projects are some of the most complex undertakings in modern-day society. With thousands of moving pieces from labor to materials to tools and equipment, staying on top of it all and successfully crunching numbers daily to stay ahead of the game and ensure a favorable bottom line can be a head-spinning challenge. Thankfully, technology and modern data analytic processes are helping to change the face of business intelligence in the construction industry.

Please join our panel of experts as we discuss the emergence of powerful new ways to use business intelligence to optimize organizational performance. From forward-thinking processes and approaches to cutting-edge business intelligence technologies, this panel session will dig deep into today’s construction analytics issues and what we can expect on the horizon. Among the topics to be discussed:

-Defining modern-day business intelligence and its role in the construction industry
-New technologies that are enabling more powerful business intelligence and analytics
-Implementing IT processes to take advantage of modern business intelligence advancements
-Real-world examples of business intelligence at work for contractors
-Best practices and successful strategies to get the most out of business intelligence efforts

Specialty Tax Incentives for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Contractors

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: BRAYN Consulting
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner, Viewpoint 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Construction is a dynamic and ever-changing field. MEP contractors have the experience and expertise in finding new ways to increase efficiency, meet new safety and building codes, and maximize space for a growing population. With each project comes new challenges to conquer and with each new challenge comes a new opportunity for lucrative tax incentives.

As such, MEP contractors could access the R&D tax credit for their complex design work, the 199 Domestic Production Activities Deduction for production and installation, and the 179D Energy Efficiency Deduction for lighting, HVAC, and envelope work done on government-owned buildings.

Join us for a special webinar presented by BRAYN Consulting to learn more about how you and your firm may qualify for these tax incentives.

The Speed of Innovation and Mastering the Art of Change

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 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: Dave Anderskow, President and Sr. Business Advisor, Palmer Group
  Brad Elson, Sr. Business Consultant, Palmer Group  
Presented by Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Join change superheroes Dave Anderskow, President and Sr. Business Advisor, Palmer Consulting with 22 years of industry experience, and Brad Elson, Sr. Business Advisor with 12+ years of improving culture and business processes, as they walk you through how to: 
- Innovate without fear
- Implement technology for success
- Improve company culture to accept change
- Understand Organizational Change Management (OCM) and why it's crucial to business success

Delivering Value Through a Robust Customer Experience

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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: Steve Coughran, Founder and Director of Strategy, Coltivar Group
Presented by Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Listen in to this unique webinar where data and construction expert, Steve Coughran, Founder and Director of Strategy at the Coltivar Group will discuss the future of the customer experience and how you can implement analytics to attract and retain customers. 

Practical Applications of Lean Six Sigma Concepts to Improve Efficiency and Organizational Productivity

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Ryan O'Shea, FMI
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner, Viewpoint 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The focus of many construction organizations remains fixed on cost reduction and efficiency. With the downward pressure on price, contractors continue to examine areas of their business where waste, however large or small, is prevalent. As schedules contract, expectations rise and margins remain in a fragile balance, it is imperative that the construction industry examine its operations and develop sound, lean and efficient processes. Replicable tools and processes will help firms be competitive today and sustain an advantage tomorrow. 

Please join us for this special webinar, presented by FMI's Ryan O'Shea, where attendees will learn how to: 
  • Examine a general history of Lean Six Sigma and the practical construction applications of Lean tools, processes and behaviors
  • Understand truths and myths about Lean implementation and how a contracting firm can implement the DMAIC concept and reduce waste in any business process
  • Examine FMI’s P3 model (Process, Productivity Tools and People) and explore the correct way to drive efficiency and productivity
  • Create an integrated approach that is consistent, sustainable and replicable long-term to drive money to the bottom line 

New Revenue Recognition Rules

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 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: Tim Wilson, CPA, CCIFP, National Industry Partner, BKD, LLP
Presented by BKD, LLP 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Revenue recognition will change with the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The ASU eliminates most of the existing industry-specific guidance and significantly expands revenue recognition disclosures. More than 600 pieces of current revenue recognition guidance are replaced with an overriding principle and a five-step model. The standard requires entities to make more estimates and use more judgment than under current guidance. Join us for "New Revenue Recognition Rules," a timely webinar with BKD's Tim Wilson, National Industry Partner.