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How HR Professionals Can Optimize Employee Care with Construction Healthcare Alliance

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2024 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Matt McCuen, National Marketing Executive, Imagine360
Moderator(s): Adam Bonsky, CEO and President, ABC Insurance Trust; Phil Grisafi, Chief Growth Officer, ABC Insurance Trust

 

Webinar Description
ABC Members Only

Your business does not exist to provide health insurance to your employees. This webinar by ABC Insurance Trust will focus on the numerous resources that the Construction Healthcare Alliance and its vendor partners provide to create a best-in-class member experience, supporting your HR team and getting you out of the health insurance business so you can focus on your business.

 

   Speaker Info

Matt McCuen, National Marketing Executive, Imagine360
With nearly 30 years in the self-funded industry, Matt McCuen serves as the national marketing executive at Imagine360. Leveraging over 50 years of expertise, Imagine360, a leading provider of employer-sponsored health plan solutions, delivers cost savings and concierge member support. McCuen collaborates with self-funded employers nationwide to enhance benefits for employees and families through innovative solutions, like reference-based pricing and efficient health plan administration.

 

   Moderator Info

Adam Bonsky, CEO and President, ABC Insurance Trust
Adam Bonsky brings over 30 years of expertise in employee benefits, health care and human capital management. He has led top-performing teams in sales, marketing, business development, client management, operations, compliance and legal for large banks, insurance companies and third-party administrators. Since taking the reins at the Trust, Bonsky and his team have pioneered several members-only programs for ABC, such as the Construction Healthcare Alliance.

Phil Grisafi, Chief Growth Officer, ABC Insurance Trusti
Philip Grisafi has an extensive insurance background and brings more than 38 years of experience in both the employee benefits and human resources arena. His current responsibilities include managing the direct sales team, the Trust’s independent agent relationships, chapter relations, carrier relations, product and business development and the overall growth of the ABC Insurance Trust. Grisafi has a deep experience of self-funded arrangements along with extensive knowledge in insurance captives.

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Fast Training, Safe Futures: ROI-Driven Paths for Next-Gen Operators

Date: Wednesday, April. 24, 2024 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Samantha DeAlmeida Roman, President ABC New Jersey, Jason Salmon, Heavy Equipment Master Trainer, Gerdau Long Steel North America Christa Fairchild, Product Marketing Manager, CM Labs
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


Webinar Description

In today’s rapidly evolving construction industry, the daunting trio of challenges—recruitment, retention and sustainability—significantly impacts profitability. A recent survey found that 88% of construction companies face difficulties in sourcing qualified workers, causing delays in 66% of projects.

This webinar aims to address these critical issues by presenting an innovative solution: simulation training for heavy equipment operators. As the industry grapples with skilled-labor shortages, forward-thinking contractors are turning to simulation training not only to find and train new workers but also to upskill and retain their current workforce. This method stands out for its ability to drastically reduce training times, cut down on equipment and training costs and provide a statistics-based approach to training.

 

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Samantha DeAlmeida Roman, President ABC New Jersey,
Samantha DeAlmeida Roman, the youngest president of the Associated Builders and Contractors New Jersey Chapter, represents more than 1,300 member firms in the construction industry. As the leader of one of the state’s most prominent trade associations, DeAlmeida Roman is a powerful advocate for the construction industry. Her leadership capabilities and political expertise lend merit shop business owners a strong voice.

 

Jason Salmon, Heavy Equipment Master Trainer, Gerdau Long Steel North America, Christa Fairchild, Product Marketing Manager, CM Labs
With an extensive 10-year career in tech-related industries, Christa Fairchild has consistently excelled in addressing ambiguity and complexity. Her expertise in communication, with her insightful approach to marketing opportunities and product development, has been instrumental in driving growth and innovation within her field. Fairchild’s unique blend of skills and experience positions her as a strategic leader in shaping CM Labs’ offerings to meet the dynamic needs of construction and utilities sectors.

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Implementing Business Software and Driving Adoption

Date: Thursday, April 25, 2024 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Maria Davidson, CEO and Founder, KojoChris Martinez, President, Central Electric

 

Webinar Description
ABC Members Only

The construction industry has been slow to adopt new technologies. For many years, tech was seen as an optional add-on only for the most forward-thinking firms. However, that perception is changing and, in order to stay competitive, it’s imperative for every contractor to adopt tech solutions.

We’ll walk through the important steps to implementing the right software for your business by:

  • Determining the right time for a new tech solution
  • Identifying the pain points and selling the vision
  • Managing risk during implementation
  • Integrating adoption into business workflow

In addition, learn real life tips and experiences from Central Electric’s Chris Martinez to discover how they have implemented business software within their company and driven adoption.

 

   Speaker Info

Maria Davidson is CEO and founder of Kojo, construction’s leading materials management software. Before Kojo, she helped build 8VC, a venture fund with over $3.5 billion in assets under management and spent time as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. Davidson has been selected to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list and named one of Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Female Founders.

Chris Martinez is president of Central Electric. He and his brother bought Central Electric from their parents almost 10 years ago. When Martinez joined the company, there was a team of seven. Today, they boast a team of over 150 employees. He is most passionate about growing people; Central Electric is constantly working on team engagement and has an over 97% retention rate.

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Deep Dive Into Construction Work in Progress

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    John Meibers, Vice President and General Manager, Deltek ComputerEase
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


Webinar Description

Work in progress (WIP) is key to construction job costing, allowing contractors to proactively manage their jobs and businesses. By leveraging WIP reports, contractors can set their projects and businesses up for success.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • What WIP is and why it’s essential
  • How WIP works with schedule of values, backlog, general ledger, etc.
  • How to compare and analyze WIP reports from different time periods to stay on top of jobs
  • How to calculate the progress of all ongoing work, allowing you to see what’s been done and what’s left to do—helping you manage budgets effectively.
  • To create accurate financial statements, outlining exactly what was spent on individual projects and where.
 

   Speaker Info

 

John Meibers, Vice President and General Manager, Deltek ComputerEase,
John Meibers has more than 35 years of experience serving the construction industry. He started in construction working for a large mechanical contractor in various roles (such as controller) and has spent the last 25 years serving more than 4,500 contractors nationwide as the leader of Deltek ComputerEase. He is focused on equipping contractors with the tools they need to manage profitability, drive growth and meet construction requirements.

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