Upcoming Webinars

Connecting Actual Job Costs Back to Estimating

Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Ryan O'Shea, FMI
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Viewpoint

One of the biggest risks to a company in a low-margin construction economy is executing a project differently than how it was estimated (and vice versa). The best way to maintain profitability is to create field-friendly budgets, to aggressively track and manage direct costs, and to incorporate actual performance into future estimates. 

Please join us for this special webinar, presented by FMI's Ryan O'Shea, where attendees will learn how to:
- Incorporate field input into estimates
- Determine the healthy differences between an estimate and a budget
- Recognize why and how actual job costs should be tracked
- Utilize job-cost information to improve estimating accuracy

Beyond Reporting - Business Intelligence Advancements in Construction

Date: Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Thor Kolner, Senior Training Specialist, Viewpoint
  Steve Drouin, Director of IT Services, Interstate Electrical Services Corp.   
   Tim Powers, Associate Director of Quantitative Analytics, FMI Corporation  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Viewpoint

Construction projects are some of the most complex undertakings in modern-day society. With thousands of moving pieces from labor to materials to tools and equipment, staying on top of it all and successfully crunching numbers daily to stay ahead of the game and ensure a favorable bottom line can be a head-spinning challenge. Thankfully, technology and modern data analytic processes are helping to change the face of business intelligence in the construction industry.

Please join our panel of experts as we discuss the emergence of powerful new ways to use business intelligence to optimize organizational performance. From forward-thinking processes and approaches to cutting-edge business intelligence technologies, this panel session will dig deep into today’s construction analytics issues and what we can expect on the horizon. Among the topics to be discussed:

-Defining modern-day business intelligence and its role in the construction industry
-New technologies that are enabling more powerful business intelligence and analytics
-Implementing IT processes to take advantage of modern business intelligence advancements
-Real-world examples of business intelligence at work for contractors
-Best practices and successful strategies to get the most out of business intelligence efforts

Specialty Tax Incentives for Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Contractors

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:00 p.m. (ET) / 12:00 p.m. (CT) / 11:00 a.m. (MT) / 10:00 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: BRAYN Consulting
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner, Viewpoint 

Construction is a dynamic and ever-changing field. MEP contractors have the experience and expertise in finding new ways to increase efficiency, meet new safety and building codes, and maximize space for a growing population. With each project comes new challenges to conquer and with each new challenge comes a new opportunity for lucrative tax incentives.

As such, MEP contractors could access the R&D tax credit for their complex design work, the 199 Domestic Production Activities Deduction for production and installation, and the 179D Energy Efficiency Deduction for lighting, HVAC, and envelope work done on government-owned buildings.

Join us for a special webinar presented by BRAYN Consulting to learn more about how you and your firm may qualify for these tax incentives.


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