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Construction Executive's 2023 Construction Economic Update and Forecast

Date: Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 90 minutes
Speaker(s): Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors
Moderator: Rachel Pelovitz, Senior Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist, will present Construction Executive’s 2023 Construction Economic Update and Forecast on Dec. 14.

As a year of recovery and growth wraps up and a year of uncertainty looms ahead, Basu will review up-to-date construction and general economic metrics as well as his predictions for the future. During his presentation, he will address the possibility of a recession along with the latest on jobs and unemployment, inflation and its effects on the industry.

Basu’s forecasts frequently reference the Architecture Billings Index, ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator and the Inputs to Construction Producer Price Index, among other industry sources, to provide a full picture of the state of the economy.

Sign up for this 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. Questions may be submitted in advance when you register for this webinar.

SPEAKER INFO

Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Anirban Basu is chairman and chief executive officer of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm in Baltimore. He serves as the chief economist to Associated Builders and Contractors. In 2007 and 2016, Basu was selected by the Daily Record newspaper as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. Plus, the Baltimore Business Journal has named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders.

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Insights on New Treasury Guidance for Apprenticeship and Davis-Bacon Mandates on Private Clean Energy Projects

Date: Monday, Dec. 12, 2022 Register Now
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Maury Baskin, Littler Mendelson; Ben Brubeck, ABC National
Moderator: Michael Altman, ABC National


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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ABC will provide information on guidance recently released by the U.S Department of Treasury and Internal Revenue Service regarding implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s apprenticeship and prevailing wage requirements for contractors who build clean energy projects.

Problematic language in Subtitle D-Energy Security of the IRA generally slashes longstanding and current tax credits from 30% to a baseline credit of 6% for the private development of solar, wind, hydrogen, carbon sequestration, EV charging stations and other clean energy projects. However, the IRA gives developers a bonus tax credit that is 500% higher than the baseline credit if they require project contractors to pay construction workers union-scale, government-determined hourly wages and benefits and use apprentices enrolled in government-registered apprenticeship programs. In most cases, both conditions must be met to qualify for the bonus rate.

Baskin and Brubeck will discuss key aspects of the newly released guidance and what clean energy contractors should know to ensure compliance.

SPEAKER INFO

Maury Baskin serves as ABC General Counsel and is a shareholder in the Washington, D.C., office of Littler Mendelson P.C., where he co-chairs Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute. He is one of the chief legal advocates for the rights of employers on labor issues throughout the country. Baskin has represented ABC and its member firms at every level of court, up to and including the U.S. Supreme Court.

Ben Brubeck is ABC’s vice president of regulatory, labor and state affairs. In this role, he works with his team work to shape policy on local, state and federal issues important to the construction industry, and represents ABC before lawmakers, the media, construction industry executives and stakeholders. His expertise across a portfolio of issues includes labor and employment, workforce development, infrastructure, federal contractor regulations, small businesses and public works procurement.

Michael Altman is ABC’s manager of federal regulatory affairs. In this role, he manages regulatory actions, policies and guidance issued by the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Transportation, as well as several other federal agencies.

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Building the Foundations of the Future With Process Automation

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Paul Stone, Product Strategist, FlowForma
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

FlowForma recently surveyed 100 key construction decision makers in the United States to understand how their organizations are developing and executing strategies and tactics to achieve more orderly, productive and profitable outcomes with the automation of business processes.

During this webinar, our speakers will analyze the survey results, share best practices and digitization tips and discuss how to take control of construction outcomes, minimize risk and protect profits with process automation.

During this webinar you'll hear:

  • Results of FlowForma’s “2022 Construction Process Automation Survey”
  • The current state of digital transformation in the construction industry, including the residual dependence on outdated, paper-based processes and industry obstacles to digital transformation
  • Tips on how to empower businesspeople to adopt process automation
  • How process automation can remove manual processes, save on admin hours and improve data quality and visibility

SPEAKER INFO

Paul Stone, Product Strategist, FlowForma
Paul Stone is a product strategist at FlowForma, a leading provider of no-code process automation tools. Stone uses his in-depth product and construction sector experience to support FlowForma’s construction clients in achieving serious savings and competitive advantage. Stone is committed to empowering citizen developers to rapidly digitize their processes and manage them smarter and faster, without using any software code.

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