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
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.

Future Viewpoint Webinars:
  • August 23 at 12 p.m. ET - Using Construction Data to Manage Profit Fade
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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
    1. Share information about Disability:IN and the Supplier Diversity Program
    2. Expand on disability definition, qualifiers and other requirements
    3. Educate business owners about the value of certification and application processes
    4. Provide insight into how to do business with large national and multinational corporations
    Who Should Attend
    1. Disability-owned businesses
    2. Veterans with disabilities
    3. Service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
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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

    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  

    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.  

    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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    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

    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)   

    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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    New Revenue Recognition Rules

    Date: Tuesday, November 15, 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: Tim Wilson, National Industry Partner, BKD, LLP
    Presented by BKD, LLP 

    Revenue recognition will change with the adoption of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606). The ASU eliminates most of the existing industry-specific guidance and significantly expands revenue recognition disclosures. More than 600 pieces of current revenue recognition guidance are replaced with an overriding principle and a five-step model. The standard requires entities to make more estimates and use more judgment than under current guidance. Join us for "New Revenue Recognition Rules," a timely webinar with BKD's Tim Wilson, National Industry Partner. 

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