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Retirement Plans in Construction

Date: Tuesday, September 26, 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: 30 minutes
Fee: Free
Speakers: Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner, The Contractors Plan 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The recruitment and retention of skilled employees has never been more critical to a contractor’s success, and this timely discussion will provide you with three key tips for attracting and retaining the best employees. While construction workers have historically been less likely to participate in – or be eligible for – employer based retirement plans, we are going to discuss the reason for the recent acceleration of offering plans and why participation is growing. Whether you are a smaller contractor considering a new program or looking for ways to benchmark the effectiveness of your current retirement plan, this discussion will enhance the effectiveness of your efforts. We will review a detailed snapshot of current retirement plan dynamics and benchmarking data, opportunities to save money and increase contributions on prevailing wage contracts, and arrangements that leading contractors are making to improve the administrative ease, employee engagement and return on investment. 

The Importance of Branding: Best Practices

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 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: Dit Vannouvong, Ram Commercial Advertising Manager, FCA

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Few companies devote more resources to branding, advertising and marketing efforts than automakers like FCA US LLC. After all, it takes name recognition to compete on a global scale, especially in the auto industry. The branding philosophies that underlie iconic names like Jeep®, Dodge and Chrysler are not reserved only for Fortune 500 companies, however. Even small, independent and local businesses can benefit from consistency in branding and messaging. 

Join Dit Vannouvong, Ram Commercial Advertising Manager, in this webinar as he shares branding best practices along with universal marketing lessons he has learned building both small and large brands. 

Delivering Value Through a Robust Customer Experience

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 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. 

Practical Applications of Lean Six Sigma Concepts to Improve Efficiency and Organizational Productivity

Date: Thursday, October 26, 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 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
The focus of many construction organizations remains fixed on cost reduction and efficiency. With the downward pressure on price, contractors continue to examine areas of their business where waste, however large or small, is prevalent. As schedules contract, expectations rise and margins remain in a fragile balance, it is imperative that the construction industry examine its operations and develop sound, lean and efficient processes. Replicable tools and processes will help firms be competitive today and sustain an advantage tomorrow. 

Please join us for this special webinar, presented by FMI's Ryan O'Shea, where attendees will learn how to: 
  • Examine a general history of Lean Six Sigma and the practical construction applications of Lean tools, processes and behaviors
  • Understand truths and myths about Lean implementation and how a contracting firm can implement the DMAIC concept and reduce waste in any business process
  • Examine FMI’s P3 model (Process, Productivity Tools and People) and explore the correct way to drive efficiency and productivity
  • Create an integrated approach that is consistent, sustainable and replicable long-term to drive money to the bottom line 

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.