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AIA's Five Legal Cases You Should Know

Date: Friday, July 28, 2017 Register Now
Time: 1:15 p.m. (ET) / 12:15 p.m. (CT) / 11:15 a.m. (MT) / 10:15 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Wolf Saar, Managing Director, VIA Architecture
   Donovan Olliff, Assistant General Counsel, HOK  
   Mike Koger, AIA Manager & Counsel, AIA Contract Documents  

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:
In 1981, two walkways collapsed inside a Kansas City hotel, killing 14 people. In 1984, a contractor delayed the opening of a casino by a few months and lost $14.5 million dollars as a result. In 1918, a contractor on the Brooklyn Navy Yard took his case to the Supreme Court in order to get paid. 

Whether you know it or not, these cases affect you. Each case includes a law that applies to your work. In this free webinar, we will explore what to include or strike out in your contracts, how to navigate the submittal review process, how to supervise your employees' work to avoid vicarious liability, and what projects you may be wise to reject. 

Vision for Vehicle Safety

Date: Monday, July 31, 2017 Register 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
Speakers: Joe Stergios, Strategy and Business Development Manager, Enterprise Fleet Management 
Presented by ABC Business Partner - Enterprise Fleet Management 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Businesses with vehicles in operation continue to struggle with keeping drivers safe, and costs continue to rise. This ABC webinar explores why fleets big and small miss the mark on vehicle safety, then lays out a clear and comprehensive strategy that is likely to improve results in all key performance areas. 



Internal Fraud & Embezzlement: Strategies to Mitigate Risk

Date: Wednesday, August 2, 2017 Register 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
Speakers: Bryan Callahan, CPA, CFF, CFE, CVA, Director, BKD, LLP
Presented by BKD



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION:
Through a fast-paced analysis of real-life examples, this session focuses not only on how the frauds are occurring, but also how your company can leverage technology to mitigate the risk. 

What's Happening with Drones in Construction

Date: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 Register 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
Speakers: Alexander Kube, COO, Botlink
Presented by ABC's National Event Sponsor, Procore
 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Drones are quietly revolutionizing the way that construction companies do business. Whether you are a foreman, executive, or safety inspector, drones can give you the perspective you need to optimize your workflow and save money. Join us as we discuss how drones can change the way you view your jobsite both indoors and outdoors. We will be discussing the impact of emerging topics in the drone space such as computer vision and machine learning, virtual reality, and data-driven workflows, and how these and other technologies are helping businesses explore exciting new opportunities with drones. 

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 - Dexter + Chaney



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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, Dexter + Chaney
  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 - Dexter + Chaney



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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

The Speed of Innovation and Mastering the Art of Change

Date: Thursday, September 14, 2017 Register 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
Speakers: Dave Anderskow, President and Sr. Business Advisor, Palmer Group
  Brad Elson, Sr. Business Consultant, Palmer Group  
Presented by Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Join change superheroes Dave Anderskow, President and Sr. Business Advisor, Palmer Consulting with 22 years of industry experience, and Brad Elson, Sr. Business Advisor with 12+ years of improving culture and business processes, as they walk you through how to: 
- Innovate without fear
- Implement technology for success
- Improve company culture to accept change
- Understand Organizational Change Management (OCM) and why it's crucial to business success

Delivering Value Through a Robust Customer Experience

Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Register 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
Speakers: Steve Coughran, Founder and Director of Strategy, Coltivar Group
Presented by Procore

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Listen in to this unique webinar where data and construction expert, Steve Coughran, Founder and Director of Strategy at the Coltivar Group will discuss the future of the customer experience and how you can implement analytics to attract and retain customers. 

New Revenue Recognition Rules

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Register 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
Speakers: Tim Wilson, CPA, CCIFP, National Industry Partner, BKD, LLP
Presented by BKD, LLP 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
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.