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Protect Profit Margins and Reduce Risk With Contracting Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Chris Boyd, Vice President of Product, Built Technologies
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

You use digital tools for nearly every other facet of your life—why not apply them to your business, too? From subcontractor prequalification to paying subcontractors on time, digital tools enable speed and efficiency while saving you valuable time and money.

By maintaining digital records of essential compliance documentation, your team can ensure that every file you need is at your fingertips at any time. Digital lien waiver management simultaneously ensures compliance while enabling speed and efficiency—all of which lead to faster payments.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • • Best practices to maintain compliance consistently
  • • Easier and more efficient ways to manage lien waivers
  • • Strategies to reduce risk with contracting partners

SPEAKER INFO

Chris Boyd, Vice President of Product, Built Technologies
Chris Boyd serves as vice president of product at Built, where he’s been leading product strategy and delivery teams since 2015, starting as the first product manager at the company.

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Make Work-in-Progress Work for You

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): John Meibers, Vice President and General Manager, Deltek
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

An accurate and timely work-in-progress report is one of the most essential tools a contractor can use to optimize cash flow. WIP reporting provides construction companies with the insight needed to determine if active jobs are underbilled or overbilled, allowing you to stay on top of every project and maximize profitability.

In this session, we will discuss:
• Five common mistakes that compromise cash flow and job profitability
• What work-in-progress is and the essential values needed to produce an accurate report
• How to get started right away to make smarter day-to-day decisions
• Tips to better manage cash flow, produce accurate financial statements and grow bottom-line profits

SPEAKER INFO

John Meibers, Vice President and General Manager, Deltek
John Meibers has been a leader at Deltek + ComputerEase for more than 20 years. In today’s rapidly changing, fast-paced world, a big part of his role is to ensure that Deltek + ComputerEase equips its more than 6,000 customers with the most cutting-edge technology to efficiently run their businesses. Prior to joining Deltek + ComputerEase, Meibers spent 10 years working as a controller for a large mechanical contractor.

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Keep Safety Simple: Identify Small Wins That Make a Big Impact

Date: Thursday, June 16, 2022 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers: Jade Brainard, Product Director, KPA; Shane Morrow, Corporate Safety Director, IES Commercial & Industrial
Moderator: Joe Xavier, Senior Director of Health and Safety, ABC


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

It’s easy to get caught up in and overwhelmed by the complexities of a safety program, whether due to implementation among teams, too many systems or decentralization across departments. And it’s costing you precious time and resources. But safety doesn’t have to be this hard.
Join ABC member IES Commercial & Industrial and ABC Tech Alliance Partner KPA to learn how you can simplify your safety program. You will hear from Shane Morrow, IES corporate safety director, who will share examples and lessons learned for how to be more efficient and leverage data and analytics to focus on the most critical aspects of your safety program. Plus, you’ll learn how to gain organizational buy-in with a series of small wins that build safety culture.

SPEAKER INFO

Joe Xavier is senior director of health and safety for ABC. Xavier has served in leadership, quality, health, safety and compliance roles since 1992. Most recently, Xavier was CEO of Summit Sustainability Solutions, advising construction, manufacturing and hospitality clients in the mid-Atlantic region on risk control and prevention. His company was a member of ABC of Greater Baltimore and facilitated the chapter’s Safety Professional Peer Group.
Shane Morrow joined IES Commercial & Industrial in April of 2018 as division safety director. He has over 25 years of commercial construction experience with large general contractors, with over 20 years in the field of safety leadership. His market experience includes heavy civil, hospitality, federal, health care, private sector, condominiums, office buildings, mixed-use facilities and aviation projects. Morrow has spent time volunteering to help promote safety in the Texas markets.
Jade Brainard is product director for KPA EHS software solutions. She has been working with KPA products for over 14 years, with a focus of providing turn-key safety management software solutions for KPA customers. Brainard works closely with many types of organizations, including construction, energy, manufacturing and insurance to understand how technology can be leveraged to effectively manage safety, reduce risk and stay compliant with an ever-evolving regulatory environment.\

 

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The Evolution of Construction Technology

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2022 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers: Dennis Stejskal, Director of Construction Strategy, Construction & Real Estate Division, Sage; Anthony Ruano, Senior Accountant, Hoffman & Associates, Mauricio Parada, Controller, Hoffman & Associates
Moderator: Josef Burkart, Coordinator, Construction Technology and Innovation, ABC


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION


Technology is evolving faster than ever before, and companies prepared to adopt new solutions are bound to outperform their peers. But in order to properly future-proof your organization, you need to gain a sense of where innovation is going, and that means looking back to see what’s led up to the modern business landscape.

Learn how the evolution of technology has shaped the construction industry of today, and what the future likely has in store for the builders of tomorrow.

  • How the role of computers has changed over the years
  • The findings of the latest ABC Tech Report
  • Cloud computing and the future of construction technology

SPEAKER INFO

Dennis Stejskal is director of construction strategy in the Construction & Real Estate Division at Sage. He has served in various roles from sales to customer support to industry consulting to product management and product line director. He was hired by Timberline Software directly out of the Wisconsin School of Business in 1979 and has been involved with Sage Construction products ever since.

 

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Construction Executive's “2022 Mid-Year Construction Economic Forecast”

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 90 minutes (60 minute webinar with 30 minute Q&A session)
Speaker(s): Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors, returns for his “2022 Mid-Year Construction Economic Update and Forecast,” in which he’ll review the year to date and demystify the ever-changing economic landscape. Basu will address the biggest concerns for contractors, including, but not limited to, the cost of labor and materials and the impact of the $1 trillion infrastructure package, in addition to presenting his exclusive commercial construction forecast.

Basu will also discuss portions of the general economy affecting contractors: inflation (or “stagflation”), the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, unemployment and labor figures and how changes in consumer demand influence shifts in market sectors.

Sign up for this 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. You may submit questions in advance while registering for this webinar.

SPEAKER INFO

Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Anirban Basu is chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore. In 2014, Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He lectures at Johns Hopkins University in global strategy and has also taught international economics, urban economics and micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins.

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