From the category archives: Upcoming Webinars

FranklinCovey's 7 Habits Coach

Members can also sign up for FranklinCovey’s 7 Habits Coach 10-episode webcast series designed to help navigate real problems in challenging times. The series will be delivered daily for 10 days to help you:

  • • Focus on what you can influence when there is a lot out of your control.
  • • Get the skills to prioritize in the midst of overwhelming outside sources.
  • • Apply timeless principles to preserve relationships with family, friends and colleagues in times of stress.
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A Complete Guide to Construction Accounting Transformation

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    John Meibers, Deltek + ComputerEase
Moderator:    Lauren Pinch, Construction Executive; Cybele Tamulonis, MagazineXperts
Speaker/Moderator Email(s) (for set up use only): [email protected][email protected][email protected]


Construction accounting is different from standard accounting and typically requires a unique approach. Many contractors quickly outgrow the standard accounting practices and pivot to focus on the construction-specific requirements and procedures (e.g., WIP, job costing, AIA, certified payroll) necessary to stay compliant and run a profitable business at-scale.

In this webinar, John Meibers, vice president and general manager at Deltek + ComputerEase, will discuss key construction accounting areas that contractors can prioritize when beginning their transformation to ensure long-term, steady business success.

Topics will include:

  • • The most common construction accounting mistakes and how to proactively avoid them
  • • Job costing best practices to accurately predict, record and control the cost of each job
  • • A work-in-progress (WIP) starter guide and how to overcome initial challenges
  • • Improving cash flow through proper (e.g., progress, unit, time & materials) and timely billing
  • • Ensuring payroll tax compliance by understanding key concepts such as prevailing wages, union and certified payroll, as well as managing varying tax rates
  • • Effective document management strategies and how to increase communication between the field and office

John Meibers has been a leader at Deltek + ComputerEase for more than 20 years and spent 10 years working in various roles for a large mechanical contractor. In today’s rapidly changing, fast-paced world, a large part of his role is ensuring that Deltek + ComputerEase equips customers with the most cutting-edge technology to power job success.

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Construction Executive’s 2021 Q2 Construction Economic Update and Forecast

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 90 minutes
Speakers:    Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors & Sage Policy Group
Moderator:    Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts; Lauren Pinch, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Construction Executive
Speaker/Moderator Email(s) (for set up use only):    [email protected]; [email protected];;[email protected];
Speaker/Moderator Title(s) (for script): Michael Ruth, IT Manager / Digital Ad Coordinator, MagazineXperts; Lauren Pinch, Editor-in-Chief, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Assistant Editor, Construction Executive; Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builder and Contractors


During this webinar, Basu will discuss the residual impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry and the economy in general. Plus, he will highlight important regional and national economic indicators, as well as review the performance of major market sectors.
Sign up for this 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. You may submit questions in advance while registering for this webinar.

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed him Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He is also the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association. He lectures at Johns Hopkins University in Global Strategy and has also taught international economics, urban economics, micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins. His radio show can be heard weekdays on 88.1FM, WYPR, Baltimore.
Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in foreign service at Georgetown University in 1990. He earned his master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his master’s in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His juris doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law, and his doctoral work is in health economics and has taken place at UMBC.


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Prevailing Wage Jobs: What Contractors Need to Know for Bidding and Compliance

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Nathaniel Peniston, The Contractors Plan
Moderator: Mike Bellaman, ABC National


Competition for prevailing wage jobs is fierce, and some of the greatest challenges for open shop government contractors is ensuring compliance with numerous rules and regulations while also ensuring profitability. Whether competing on projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act or local prevailing wage ordinances, it’s critical for contractors to be well informed and educated to ensure adherence to the complex and rigorous rules. Learn from industry expert Nat Peniston as he shares best practices for:

  • • Demonstrating compliance
  • • Fringe benefits and annualization
  • • ESSER and COVID-19 funding

If you’re a contractor performing prevailing wage work, you don’t want to miss this webinar.


Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
Nat Peniston works with partners such as ABC to identify areas of collaboration and drive customer success. An expert in the administration and compliance challenges of hourly employees with prevailing wage and fringe benefit obligations, Peniston has published a number of articles, including Why ‘Prevailing Wages Exist & How to Take Advantage of Them, and a book, The Contractor’s Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act: Essential Knowledge for Bidding and Compliance on Prevailing Wage Jobs.

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