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ABC Young Professionals Webinar Series: A Leadership Conversation

Date: August 16, 2018 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. EST
Length: 60 Minutes
Speaker: Michael D. Bellaman, President & CEO, Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Join ABC president and CEO Mike Bellaman as he explores the concept of leadership, as defined by leadership coach Alan Medville. Learn to determine your strengths and weaknesses and think like a leader. With lessons from Stephen R. Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and other noted business and academic sources, discover how you can own your choices and create an environment where you write the future.




Who should attend:
  • ABC Young Professionals

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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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Jobsite Connectivity from Day One

Date: July 25, 2018 Register Now
Time: 11:00am EST
Length: 60 Minutes
Speaker: Jason Floyd, CTO, Source, Inc.
Chris Blike, Vice President of Major Accounts
Frank Muscarella, Vice President of Resource Development
Ed Rojeck, Director of Marketing

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
As temporary fixtures, construction site offices and marketing sales suites are reliant on access to their central databases and systems. They require fast and secure connectivity from the start of the project build—yet wired line solutions can rarely meet this time-based objective, resulting in months of costly delays between the project start and connection dates.
By leveraging the power of 4G LTE wireless network solutions, construction companies can implement fast, secure connectivity from day one of the site build—empowering the site to progress at full speed, right from the start. A wireless WAN (WWAN) solution delivers a reliable, temporary network—giving sites the access they need to their centralized back-office systems and applications.


This webinar is designed to:

  • Learn about immediate jobsite connectivity
  • Keep up with latest wireless technologies
  • Use wireless connectivity as a failover for wired solutions
  • Manager your wireless network


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Who should attend:
  • CEOs
  • Presidents
  • Project Managers
  • Superintendents
  • IT Staff

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George Mason University: Prevailing Wage Legislation and the Continuing Significance of Race

A study released in June 2018 by the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School found that prevailing wage laws discriminate against minority construction workers who have been traditionally underrepresented in labor unions. By examining the Davis-Bacon Act and the original intent of the law to exclude African-American construction workers from working on federal projects, to looking at the continuing effects of prevailing wage laws and the lack of minority participation in labor unions, the authors conclude  that prevailing wage legislation has been a disaster for minority construction workers.

 

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Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence Finds Flawed and Outdated Prevailing Wage Calculation Process

A study released by the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence found that the
prevailing wage determination process utilized by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry leads to inaccurate wage rates on construction projects. A disproportionate 75 percent of prevailing wages reflected union rates in the period analyzed in the study, even though just 32 percent of private construction workers in Minnesota belong to a union. The authors also discovered that 72 percent of all prevailing wage rates were set using old rates, imported rates or a combination of both.  

 

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Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion: Update on Final Report and Other Significant Apprenticeship Issues

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Watch Now
Time: 2 p.m. (ET) / 1 p.m. (CT) / 12 p.m. (MT) / 11 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 Minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Michael D. Bellaman, President and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC)
  Greg Sizemore, ABC Vice President of HSE and Workforce Development  

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
On Oct. 6, 2017, Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), was appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s Executive Order 13801 June 15, 2017.

ABC served on two of the four task force subcommittees—those charged with attracting business to apprenticeship and expanding access, equity and career awareness. The subcommittees offered numerous recommendations, which were detailed in the final apprenticeship report issued on May 10. Read the rest of entry »

National Political Update & ABC Engagement (Invitation Only)

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Length: One hour (15min political landscape overview; 30min best practices session; 15min Q & A)
Fee: Free
Speaker: Jim Ellis, Ellis Insight, LLC
   Mike Choutka, Hensel Phelps  
   Ryan Wathen, Rodgers Builders, Inc.  

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
The 2018 election year will once again be important to the continued success of ABC and its members. As a key stakeholder in the organization your involvement will be critical to our success.

This webinar is by invitation only and you have been invited to participate because of the critical role you play in executing our strategy in 2018.
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Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion: Update on Final Report and Other Significant Apprenticeship Issues

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 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


ABC MEMBER WEBINAR ONLY

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

On Oct. 6, 2017, Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), was appointed by U.S. Department of Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta to the Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion, created by President Trump’s June 15 Executive Order 13801.

ABC served on two of the four task force subcommittees—those charged with attracting business to apprenticeship and expanding access, equity and career awareness. The subcommittees offered numerous recommendations, which were detailed in the final apprenticeship report issued on May 10.

Some of the recommendations in the final report include:

  • Expansion of work-and-learn models
  • National recognition and portability of credentials
  • Strategies for affordability
  • Greater industry and employer involvement
  • Streamlined program funding
  • Focus on areas of most acute skills shortage
  • Raise apprenticeship awareness
  • Eliminate operational inefficiencies
  • Implement industry-recognized apprenticeship programs

Michael Bellaman and Greg Sizemore, ABC vice president of HSE and workforce development, will provide an overview of the final apprenticeship report and discuss other significant apprenticeship issues impacting merit shop contractors.

Who should attend:
Owners
Senior-level managers
ABC chapter presidents, attorneys and staff

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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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Section 179: Putting the U.S. Tax Code to Work for your Advantage

Date: Thursday, November 16, 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: Matthew Flynn, Tax Specialist, Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA)
  Scot Ciarkowski, Tax Specialst, Fiat Chrysler Automobile (FCA)   

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Section 179 of the U.S. tax code presents a welcome opportunity for small-business owners like you to save money and tax time. An economic incentive designed to encourage the purchase of business-related equipment and spur growth in the economy, Section 179 lets taxpayers deduct the full or partial cost of certain types of property from their federal taxes for the year the property was purchased and put into service. Join Matthew Flynn and Scot Ciarkowski, tax specialists with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, to learn about Section 179, including depreciation and limitations and how you may be able to take advantage of this tax deduction for your business. 


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