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Viewpoint's Take 15 Webinar Series

*Hosted by ABC’s Strategic Partner Viewpoint*

Date: Every Friday Register Now
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Length: 15 Minutes
Speakers:    Viewpoint Product Experts
WEBINAR DESCRIPTION


The Take 15 series is a weekly, brief webinar led by Viewpoint, an ABC Strategic Partner, where product experts highlight challenges contractors face and how Viewpoint’s comprehensive suite of software solutions can help solve those challenges.

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YP Series: Emerging Trends in Technology

Date: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:   

Jared Coelho, Autodesk
Josh Cheney, Autodesk

Sponsored by

 


Webinar Description

Construction has experienced some of the slowest productivity growth of any part of the U.S. economy, but this is beginning to change. Spurred by new technologies and increased competition, innovation is accelerating in every part of the building process. Find out how are industrialized construction/prefabrication, lean construction, augmented and virtual reality, machine learning and sustainability are changing the way assets are designed, constructed and operated today.

Who Should Attend
  • - General Contractors
  • - Subcontractors
  • - Suppliers
  • - Associate Members
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New ANSI Standards: What You Need to Know and Do...Now!

*Hosted by ABC’s Strategic Partner JLG*

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019 Register Now
Time: 10 a.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Rick Smith, Senior Director Training, JLG Industries

Webinar Description

Everyone is affected by the new ANSI standards: rental companies, equipment owners, supervisors, operators and technicians. Learn about the changes to be made, and more importantly, what you can and need to do now to meet the new standards so you’re ready for the December 2019 deadline.

This Webinar is Designed to
  • - Learn about the changes made to ANSI standards
  • - Learn how you’re affected by the new ANSI standards
  • - Know what you can and need to do now to meet the new standards
Who Should Attend
  • - Rental companies
  • - Equipment owners
  • - Supervisors
  • - Operators
  • - Technicians
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Disability:IN Certification: Leveraging our Network to Grow Your Business

Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Patricia Richards, Philip DeVleigher and Cami Turcotte


Webinar Description

ABC Members Only

Get an overview of the Disability:IN Supplier Diversity Program, which certifies businesses owned by persons with disabilities, including service-disabled veterans. The program provides access to commercial opportunities with Fortune 500 and 1,000 corporations and tools and resources to help disability-owned business succeed in a competitive marketplace.

This Webinar is Designed to

  • - Share information about Disability:IN and the Supplier Diversity Program
  • - Expand on disability definition, qualifiers and other requirements
  • - Educate business owners about the value of certification and application processes
  • - Provide insight into how to do business with large national and multinational corporations
Who Should Attend
  • - Disability-owned businesses
  • - Veterans with disabilities
  • - Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
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A Sneak Peek into the 2020 STEP Application

Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:   

Amy Faris, ABC National
Steve Wiltshire, ABC National


Webinar Description

ABC Members Only

Get a sneak peek into the 2020 STEP Safety Management System application and see what's new before the application goes live!

This Webinar is Designed to

  • - Give you a look into the 2020 STEP application
  • - Introduce the two new Key Components
  • - Show the new online platform
  • - Explain STEP as a safety management system
Who Should Attend
  • - Members
  • - Chapter Staff
  • - Chapter Presidents
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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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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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