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ABC's Webinar Series

President Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccination Action Plan—What Employers Need to Know

Date: Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Moderator:    Karen Livingston, ABC National

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only 

On Sept. 9, President Biden unveiled a six-pronged national strategy to combat the spread of COVID-19 that will impact large private employers (100 or more employees) and federal contractors. Learn what we currently know about the forthcoming Emergency Temporary Standard and federal contractor rule, the questions that remain unanswered and the actions employers should take now to prepare for issuance. Littler will also outline ABC’s advocacy strategy on the rules.

Who should attend? All ABC members are welcome to attend, but it is our current understanding that Biden’s COVID-19 vaccination action plan will impact large private employers with 100 or more employees and federal contractors.  

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The Workforce Management Gap

Construction Executive

Date: Thursday, October 14, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Ben Schultz, CEO at LaborChart; Gary Fuchs, senior workforce advisor at LaborChart
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Construction Executive

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Hear real stories from real contractors about real-life workforce management (WFM) success and what it really means in the construction industry. Together, we’ll take a look at workforce management today and what innovative companies are doing to shape the future of WFM and the construction industry.

You might be wondering, what is WFM? WFM is an organizational approach used to optimize employee productivity and efficiency. When done the right way with the right technology, it can include planning and scheduling, data management, analytics, people management, communication and forecasting.

So what does that really mean? In short, it means having the right people at the right place at the right time and using the right data to make those decisions while effectively communicating across your entire organization.

Adopting workforce management in the construction industry enables your organization’s leaders to understand who is on their team, what they’re good at and where they’re working. In addition, it allows you to properly determine how many people are needed for any given project and then ensures you can get the right people on and off projects at the right time.

SPEAKER INFO

Ben Schultz is chief executive officer and founder of LaborChart. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of the company. Prior to finding LaborChart, Schultz was a fourth-generation electrical contractor who worked in the construction industry for 15 years. He branched out on his own to develop a workforce management platform that could ultimately transform the construction industry.

Gary Fuchs spent 43 years in the construction industry, most notably as VP of construction for Westphal Electric. While at Westphal, Fuchs implemented workforce management standards and best practices utilizing LaborChart, later joining the LaborChart team as senior workforce advisor.

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Defining Success: Top Things You Need to Know When Reading a Contract

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Eliot Wagonheim, founder of WagonheimU and principal at Wagonheim Law
Moderator:    Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts; Cybele Tamulonis, MagazineXperts

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Your professional life is governed by contracts, but are you fluent in contract language? Definitions are the language of contracts, and if you don’t know how they work, you’re leaving yourself open to significant risk.

Why do definitions matter? Because defined terms are the building blocks of every contract provision. For example, you may expect that you can be held liable for damages, but would never in a million years agree to be held liable for Damages. The difference? The second—the one with the capital D—is a defined term…and it means whatever the author of the contract says it does.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • • To spot overlooked definition traps hidden in plain sight
  • • How to interpret contracts the way a judge or arbitrator would
  • • Top ways to use definitions to your advantage when revising contracts

SPEAKER INFO

With more than 30 years of experience, Eliot Wagonheim serves as general counsel to small and mid-sized businesses in a wide array of industries in both litigation and corporate matter. His clients range from five person shops to some of the most successful and recognized companies in the region.

Over the course of his career, Eliot and his team have served as buyer’s counsel as well as seller’s counsel in transactions ranging from $50,000 to $100,000,000. From a litigation perspective, Eliot has both won and successfully defended cases ranging from multi-million dollar, bet-your-company cases to smaller, District Court actions.

In addition to working with clients, Eliot also supports organizations and people by teaching online webinars, workshops, and Master Classes through the online platform WagonheimU; and speaking virtually and in-person.

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ANSI Standards in 2021: What You Need to Know and Do Now to be Compliant

Date: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Don Hundley, JLG Industries; Kevin Keith, ABC Keystone; Rick Smith; JLG Industries.
Moderator:    Steve Wiltshire, ABC National

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Open beyond ABC members

ANSI/CSA compliance is critical. Join a panel of safety experts as they discuss the 2020 changes to the ANSI standards that govern the access equipment industry in the areas of training, jobsite safety and machine selection. Understand what rental companies, equipment owners, supervisors, operators and technicians can do to ensure their teams meet the standards. It’s not too late to become compliant.

SPEAKER INFO

Don Hundley, director of digital commercialization and industry association relations, JLG Industries, is responsible for aligning JLG’s digital strategies and managing the overall digital roadmap and commercialization plan across its various products and solutions teams. In addition, Hundley manages JLG’s strategic relationships with association partners to work towards improved safety and productivity in the industry as a whole.

Kevin Keith, director of safety services, ABC Keystone, specializes in crafting safety policies, performing jobsite inspections and navigating OSHA requirements. Keith has more than 10 years of safety consulting and training experience. Prior to his career in safety, Kevin was an exercise physiologist in a workers’ compensation rehabilitation center, providing ergonomic assessments and helping design work-specific exercise programs to return injured workers to pre-injury levels.

Rick Smith, senior director of global product training, JLG Industries, is responsible for all aspects of JLG product training globally, including curricula design, program development and program implementation. Smith led the effort to create and launch JLG University, an online learning environment for JLG product training that has over 50,000 registered users worldwide. The JLG training team is spearheading the ANSI training effort for the industry.

Steve Wiltshire, director of safety, ABC National, develops and deploys safety education programs to help ensure that ABC members send workers home safe every day. In his more than 40 years in the industrial, commercial, residential and heavy civil construction markets, he designed and implemented award-winning safety programs, behavior-based training and loss-control processes to create a culture of safety at ECS, Turner, Clark, AvalonBay and other construction firms.

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Overview of New Hotel Engine and Travelers Haven Programs

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2018 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Length: 30 Minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Drew McGeein

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
This webinar provides an overview of the new Hotel Engine/Travelers Haven discount programs.  In addition to an overview, a demo of the online platform features for each program is reviewed.
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AIA Contract Documents: ACD5 Basics

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 2:00 p.m. (CT) / 1:00 p.m. (MT) / 12:00 p.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Hasti Hejazi, Director, Global Innovation Education, The American Institute of Architects

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Don't miss this opportunity to attend an interactive session exclusively for ABC members on the latest version of AIA Contract Documents and products! Whether you are a new customer or have recently transitioned to the new online service (ACD5) from the desktop software, learn how to get the most from the online service and its new features. These enhancements include improved search functions, a personal clause library, custom templates, easy contract collaboration, and administrative capabilities for multiple-user accounts. Attendees will follow-along as the trainer demonstrates how to use key features, answer your questions, and show you how to access resources and support. 
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5 Ways BIM 360 Docs Reduces Construction Rework

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Watch 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
Speaker: Tristam Wallace, Construction Marketing Manager BIM 360
   Joan Allen, Senior Product Manager, BIM 360  
Category:  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Autodesk



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
What construction manager wouldn't want their team to be 68% more productive? That's what the industry research shows embracing cloud-based technology - and ditching the paper for apps like Autodesk BIM 360 Docs - can result in. This is great news for the construction industry, which has been struggling with decreasing margins and increasing complexity for years. Using clod-based technology and sound planning to guide the process, rework reduction represents one of the best ways for a construction company and/or a subcontractor to remain profitable. Join the ABC and Autodesk for a live webcast that will dive deeper into the five ways many GC's are putting substantial savings back in their own pockets. 

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Combining Payroll and Benefits - Making Life Easy for Staff and Employees

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 2:00 p.m. (ET) / 1:00 p.m. (CT) / 12:00 p.m. (MT) / 11:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, Fringe Benefit Group
Steve Antill, Director of Sales, Foundation Software
Category:    
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Fringe Benefit Group



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Learn ways leading employers are significantly reducing the time spent on payroll and the administration of employee benefit programs while reducing errors and enhancing compliance and effectiveness. Traditional payroll service providers are not prepared to handle the unique needs of contractors  and can struggle with common tasks such as submitting certified payroll reports and prevailing wage calculations. Growing construction firms that leverage systems and processes designed to meet multiple jurisdictional requirements (multiple county prevailing wage rates for example) are better able to compete and win more business.


Nat Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
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Skin Cancer Awareness For Construction Workers

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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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
Speaker: Cheryl Stratos, Director of Marketing and Sales, National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
PRESENTED BY ABC's STRATEGIC PARTNER - CNA 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
With cases of melanoma on the rise, construction workers who spend the majority of their time working outside without sun protection are at risk. Melanoma does not discriminate by age, race or gender.
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Learn to Be Lean: Best Practices for your Business

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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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: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Mikael Reckley, Procore, Regional Marketing Manager
Category: Training and Education, Lean Construction  
PRESENTED BY ABC's NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Learn Lean. Procore expert Mikael Reckley, formerly of Turner Construction, will be walking you through the basics to help you and your teams understand the foundation of lean principles and how they impact your job site and your overall business. Learn how lean building fits into the overall industry, and how it can you help solve waste and inefficiencies that lead to lower productivity.

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