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:

Jessica Serafin
Manager of Marketing and Sponsorships
(202) 905-2087
serafin@abc.org 

Leveraging the Cloud for Effective Job Sites

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 Register Now
Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. (CT) / 10:00 a.m. (MT) / 9:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Bill Kracunas, Principal, McGladrey
  Chris Wetmore, Director, McGladrey  
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Bill Kracunas, Principal and Chris Wetmore, Director from McGladrey will be presenting on the latest technology trends hitting the construction industry.  They will be reviewing key jobsite technologies from cloud technology to mobile to how to handle and collaborate on large files.

Leadership DNA

Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 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: David Fair, Principal, The Callidus Group LLP
  Robert Graham, Principal, The Callidus Group LLP
 
  Bill Ringle, Principal, The Callidus Group LLP
 
Sponsored by BirdDogHR


 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Leadership DNA explores the fundamental truths of Leadership.  What exactly is Leadership?  Is it different than management? Can it be learned?  What are good leadership traits, practice and skills that good leaders practice.

Owner/Contractor Agreements and Choosing the Right One for Your Project

Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015 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: Joshua Ballance, Senior Manager and Counsel, AIA Contract Documents
ABC MEMBER ONLY WEBINAR 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Learn about the new AIA Sustainable Projects documents and strengthen your knowledge of other AIA Contract Documents most commonly used by Contractors. Understand the contractual relationships when entering Owner/Contractor agreements using the various project delivery models, including: Design-Bid-Build, Construction Manager as Adviser, Construction Manager as Constructor, Design-Build, Integrated Project Delivery, and Small Projects.

The Basics of Construction Accounting and Financial Management

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2015 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: Tony Stagliano, CPA, CCIFP, Director, CBIZ, MHM, LLC (CBIZ)
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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.

Affirmative Action and OFCCP Compliance: Expanded VEVRAA, Section 503 and Audit Responsibilities

Date: Thursday, June 4, 2015
Register Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 75 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: J. Bruce Cross, Director/Attorney, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
  Abtin Mehdizadegan, Associate/Attorney, Cross, Gunter, Witherspoon & Galchus, P.C.
 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
This presentation will provide a nuts-and-bolts approach to compliance with updated VEVRAA and Section 503 regulations; discuss the practical impact of the regulations on federal contractors; and provide a best practices outline for AAP compliance. In addition, federal contractors must be prepared for the resulting expansion of responsibilities introduced by the recent audit scheduling letter regarding compensation data; outreach and recruitment efforts – and related documentation – for disabled and veteran applicants; and hiring benchmarks.

What Is Compensable Time Under the FLSA – Recent Developments and Special Challenges Facing Employers in the Construction Industry

Date: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 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: Diane Apa Hauser, ESQ, Partner, PaisnerLitvin, LLP
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
During this webinar, we will review the new test defined by the Supreme Court regarding whether pre- and post- shift activities constitute compensable time. We also will review other special challenges that employers in the construction industry face when deciding what constitutes compensable time.  

Effectively Handling An OSHA Inspection: How to Legally Protect Your Rights

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015
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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: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Partner, Fisher & Phillips, LLP
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The Obama administration has put the teeth back in OSHA's bite, and the construction industry is in OSHA’s inspection cross-hairs. Companies continue struggling to figure out their rights when an OSHA inspector enters their business. Would your company be prepared if you opened the door today to find an OSHA compliance officer ready to inspect your business? Do you know your legal rights and how to handle an inspection from an enforcement-driven OSHA?

WIBs, One-Stops and Federal Training Dollars: A Beginners Guide to the Public Workforce System

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015 Register Now
Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. (CT) / 11:30 a.m. (MT) / 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Mike Glavin, Director of Workforce Policy and Programs, ABC National
  Tamar Jacoby, President, Opportunity America
 
ABC MEMBER ONLY WEBINAR 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) re-writes how our nation’s public workforce  system functions and authorized the spending of BILLIONS of dollars on training.  Learn how this system functions and what available resources are available to train the future construction workforce.

Prevailing Wage Survey Results Presentation

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015 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: Sam Melamed, Senior Director of Sales, ABC Insurance Trust
  Adam Bonsky, Executive Vice President, Fringe Benefit Group  
ABC MEMBER ONLY WEBINAR 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC will be presenting the results of the 2015 prevailing wage survey. The survey was recently concluded and includes results from more than 600 ABC members who perform federal, state and municipal prevailing wage work.

The results will be explained and compared with past survey results and will include exert analysis, key takeaways and best practices based on survey results.

ABC’s of Lobbying

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Register Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Geoff Burr, VP Government Affairs, ABC National
ABC MEMBER ONLY WEBINAR 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
In preparation for ABC’s 2015 Legislative Week, ABC’s federal affairs staff will review the basic steps you need to know in order to effectively lobby your representatives.

Getting Bonded to Broaden Opportunity

Date: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 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: Steven D. Moore, Construction & Surety Manager, Invincia Corporation
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The bond qualification process will be de-mystified for contractors who have never been bonded before, for contractors unsatisfied with their current program, and contractors facing difficulty obtaining the bond program they want.

Health Care Reform Mid-year Update: Subtitle-Significant Issues for Companies with 2-100 employees

Date: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 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: Sam Melamed, Senior Director of Sales, ABC Insurance Trust
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
There are very significant regulations from Obamacare that are coming online in 2015 and early 2016. These will have an especially large impact on companies with less than 100 full time employees, and subcontractors will be the hardest hit.

Issues include small group expansion, new rating mechanisms, age rating, early renewal options, “grandmothering” ending, partially self-funding, reporting requirements, administrative issues  and more

We will present an overview of the issues, how to find out which issues will impact your company and what options are available to mitigate the impact

Fiduciary Roles and Responsibilities in the Establishment and Operation of an ERISA Retirement Plan

Date: Thursday, June 18, 2015 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: Christine Cushman, JD, LLM, Technical Director, Nationwide
  Karen deMontigny, Eastern Regional Vice President, Fringe Benefit Group
 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Join Fringe Benefit Group for a webinar about the principles of ERISA that affect the establishment of the retirement plan, learn about the fiduciary roles and responsibilities of the various parties associated with the operation of the plan, and take away a summary of the best practices in investment management and prudent practices in the operation of the plan.

Prescription Opioid Abuse in the Construction Industry: Risk Factors and Solutions

Date: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 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: Michael Kim , PhD, MPH, Analytics Director, CNA 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
This webinar provides a high-level overview of the prescription drug abuse epidemic in the construction industry, addresses the risk factors and then provides actionable solutions to avoid return-to-work pitfalls.

Project Management and Field Operations

Date: Thursday, July 16, 2015
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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.
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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.

After The OSHA Inspection: What Do We Do Now? - Effectively Handling OSHA’s Settlement Process

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Register Now
Time: 11:00 a.m. (ET) / 10:00 a.m. (CT) / 9:00 a.m. (MT) / 8:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Fisher & Phillips LLP
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
This webinar will examine effective ways to handle not only the settlement process but also the contest of citations once received. Specifically, the program will first examine what employers should do during the inspection in order to prepare themselves to defend OSHA citations that they may receive. It will also examine what steps employers should take, once citations are received, to prepare for handling the OSHA informal conference and any type of mandatory settlement conference if the penalties are over $100,000. Additionally, the webinar will examine effective strategies in preparing for and handling hearings before the Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission Administrative Law Judges and the Review Commissioners.  Finally, the program will discuss how employers can use different strategies to significantly reducing penalty amounts as well as insuring that proper abatement of the citations is made and the proper certification documented.

Obliterate Profit Constraints with Integrated Processes

Date: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Register Now
Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. (CT) / 11:30 a.m. (MT) / 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: David Brown, President, D.Brown Management
  Brian Andrews, Senior Consultant, Viewpoint Construction Software   
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Contractors that effectively integrate their workflow and systems can grow profits faster in a good economy and can weather the storm far better in a downturn.  

Risk Management for Employee Theft

Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015 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: Robert J. Duke, Corporate Counsel, The Surety & Fidelity Association of America
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Just as a contractor should be cognizant of the perils of fire and other business interruptions, a contractor should consider the risk of employee theft in its risk management program.  Rather than assuming that “it cannot happen to me,” a contractor should note the reality of the exposure of an employee stealing from the company and purchase fidelity insurance to cover the risk of employee theft.  In addition, the business should establish sound internal controls to serve as a first line of defense to thwart and detect dishonest schemes by employees. 

Killer Contract Clauses

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Time: 12:00 p.m. (ET) / 11:00 a.m. (CT) / 10:00 a.m. (MT) / 9:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Angela Stephens, Attorney, Stites & Harbison, PLLC
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
This session will discuss those killer contract clauses and the legal and practical approach of how to address such clauses before you sign the contract and, after you have signed a contract with such killer clauses, how to address them during the performance of your contract.

Lien Waivers: the Hidden Risks You Can’t Ignore

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 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: Matthew C. Bouchard, Partner, Lewis & Roberts, PLLC
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The only thing standing between you and your monthly draw is the lien waiver the party who owes you money is demanding before it will release payment.  As you put pen to paper, do you know what risks you could be accepting?  This webinar will help you understand those hidden risks and develop a strategy for managing them.

Managing Growth - Why Some Contractors Succeed and Others Fail

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015 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: Sam Carradine, The Surety and Fidelity Association of America
  Edin Zukanovic, Construction Bonds, Inc., a Division of Murray Securus
 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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.

Everything You Should Know about E-Verify and FAR E-Verify

Date: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 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: Bruce Buchanan, Attorney, Siskind Susser PC
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
This webinar will educate attendees - which should include HR professionals, owners, and other management officials – about E-Verify, FAR E-Verify and state laws related to E-Verify and FAR E-Verify.