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In-Project Communication: How to Write Emails, Reports and Minutes That Could Save Your Bacon

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Eliot Wagonheim, Founder, Wagonheim U; Principal, Wagonheim Law

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Construction is a tough industry, and sometimes you have to play the cards that you’re dealt. Regardless of the results of negotiation, you’re beholden to the project—and a lot of communication occurs after the contract has been signed.

In this webinar presented by construction lawyer Eliot Wagonheim of Wagonheim Law and WagonheimU, Wagonheim teaches you how to write and track communications that can protect you and your company. It can be the difference in whether you win or lose your claim; win or lose money; or whether a project is successful or not. It’s up to you to make that difference, and in this webinar, we teach you how.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • • How to create a writing style that preserves relationships while protecting your interests
  • • How to develop a written record that gives you the upper hand in mediation, arbitration or litigation
  • • Tips to avoid the common mistakes that lead to impasse, legal fees and mutually assured destruction

Four Factors Affecting Your Profits in 2021 – Asset Management Tips to Adopt

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Chris Porter, Director of Construction, Prophix Software
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, ABC National

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s the importance of preparing for the unexpected and developing the agility to quickly adapt plans. Construction finance leaders and project managers are having to evolve their roles to be more proactive in data analysis and drive strategic planning as the industry continues to recover..

As the business world moves toward more agile project management, contractors need the proper insight to focus on the impact of their biggest resources—people and equipment.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • • Ways to improve task productivity
  • • How the shortage of skilled labor will impact the market
  • • The risk you face by not tracking equipment rental rates and maintenance
  • • KPIs to benchmark your company against your peers and the industry

Marijuana Legalization: What Employers Need to Know

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Maury Baskin and Nancy N. Delogu of Littler Mendelson P.C.

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only

Several states have enacted laws that protect employees who use marijuana outside of work and limit employers' ability to take adverse action based on marijuana use.

The speakers will present an overview of these new laws, employers' rights and obligations in each state, employers’ drug testing policies and practices and recommended management actions.

Understanding the Results of ABC’s 2021 Workforce Development Survey

Date: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Register Now
Time: 1:30 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker:    Stahler McKinney, FMI
Moderator:    Timothy Mongeau, ABC National

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only

Description:
In January, ABC commissioned management consulting firm FMI to conduct a survey to quantify the scope of workforce development initiatives by contractors and chapters throughout the ABC membership.

According to the results of the 2021 Workforce Development Survey, ABC members invested $1.3 billion to educate their employees in 2020, a decrease from $1.5 billion in 2019. Despite the impressive investment in education in 2020, the number of course attended also decreased to 517,000 from 1.1 million in 2019.

Get a detailed look at the results and understand the practical takeaways for members and chapters developing the merit shop construction workforce of the future.

Mass Timber on the Rise: Opportunities for General Contractors

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Brandon Brooks, Construction Management Program Manager, Woodworks; Patrick Cotter, Director, James G. Davis Construction Corporation; Taylor Cabot, Project Manager, Timberlab

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

The Mass Timber Construction Manual will give construction professionals the information needed to plan, organize, manage and construct mass timber buildings safely and efficiently. It is intended to provide best practices related to bidding, planning, erection/assembly and finish considerations for contractors, tradespeople, installers and subcontractors involved in mass timber projects.

This content will be useful to a wide range of construction professionals, to bridge gaps in knowledge between their own experience and the needs of mass timber projects. We will be talking with Davis Construction about the 80 M Street vertical expansion project (a 105,000 square-foot mass timber office building) in downtown Washington, D.C., as well as with Swinerton Mass Timber about the Oregon State University – Cascades Campus Academic Building 2 (a 50,000 square-foot mixed-use academic building).

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • • Effective methods of early design-phase cost estimation and building official interaction on code compliance topics as risk mitigation.
  • • Potential construction schedule savings and construction fire safety practices realized through the use of prefabricated mass timber elements.
  • • Best practices for interaction among manufacturer, design team and preconstruction manager that can lead to cost efficiency and safety onsite.

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, Vice President & General Manager, Deltek + ComputerEase

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

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