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 

Confined Spaces in Construction: The Big Picture

Date: Tuesday, August 4, 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: Jessica Douma, Regulatory Analyst, OSHA
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Participants will learn about what safety precautions employers are required to take when their workers are engaged in construction work in confined spaces.

Fringe Benefit Group and UnitedHealthcare Discuss Ethics and Values in the Workplace

Date: Tuesday, August 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: Jenny Drescher, United Healthcare
PRESENTED BY FRINGE BENEFIT GROUP


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
What a changing world we live in.  What are the core values and ethics of our business world?  How do we live by them and why are they important?  This workshop addresses the philosophical aspects of ethics and values as well as hands-on, practical approaches to apply in their personal and professional life.  We will also address how to show your manager/partner/child that you are a person of ethics and values.

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. 

Learn about the Obama Administration’s New Proposed Rule on Overtime and Guidance on Independent Contractors

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 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: 75 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C., ABC National General Counsel
ABC MEMBER ONLY WEBINAR

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
On June 30 , 2015, at the direction of President Obama, the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) issued a proposed rule that would change federal overtime exemptions for administrative, executive, professional, and computer professional employees, the so-called "white collar" worker classifications that have long been exempt from being paid time-and-one-half for working hours over 40 per week.

USDOL’s proposed rule will affect both public and private work by all employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which includes the vast majority of construction contractors, subcontractors and suppliers.

In addition to discussing the key provisions of the proposed overtime rule, ABC General Counsel Maury Baskin will discuss the current federal overtime exemptions for “white-collar” employees.

Killer Contract Clauses

Date: Tuesday, September 1, 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: 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
 
SPONSORED BY PROCORE 


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.

The Assault on Independent Contractors

Date: Thursday, September 24, 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: Thomas Lenz, Senior Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
  Cindy Arellano, Senior Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo
 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
This webinar will cover an area of growing concern for contractors, and other employers, across the country. Do you consider your workers to be independent contractors? 

Eliminating Field Errors & Increasing Profits with New Technologies

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 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: Greg Dukya, Sr. Product Specialist, On Center Software
Sponsored by On Center Software 


 WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
A recent On Center survey has found that up to 75% of contractors still rely on a dated combination of manual data collection and spreadsheets for their estimating, and this leads to costly errors. Emerging cloud based solutions for estimating and takeoff eliminate field errors by providing one safe, always accessible, always current repository for an entire project. Join us for this 45 minute session to discuss these future opportunities. 

Construction Technology Forecast: Harnessing Integration, Mobile, Sensors and Augmented Reality

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 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: James Benham, CEO, JBKnowledge, Inc. 
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
In this dynamic session on the 2015 Construction Technology Forecast, James Benham sorts through the latest trends in building technologies, identifying short-term fads and long-term game changers from mobile apps to augmented reality and drones. Mr. Benham will also discuss the statistics behind the third annual Construction Technology Report, revealing how over 1,000 construction professionals are employing and integrating technology on building projects.

Banking and Financing for Contractors

Date: Thursday, October 15, 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: Jason Bakke CPA, CCIFP, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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. 

Risk Management as a Strategic Asset

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 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: Joseph Poliafico, Senior Consultant/Risk Management Practice, FMI
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Best-in-class construction firms are using risk management as a strategic asset to not only better protect the company, but to increase the value as well. Join FMI’s Joe Poliafico as he shares some of these risk management strategies.

Zero Injury, A Product of Leadership

Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015
Register Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 1:00 p.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Eric Lambert, National Customer Solutions Director, Zurich Insurance
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
For many years, the construction community has been working to reach zero injuries. There is no better time than now to focus on systematic injury prevention by adopting a zero-injury vision and strategy by beginning a transformation into a zero-injury culture. Learn to assess where your company is in the zero-injury development cycle and investigate strategies designed to enhance your culture and safety.