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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 forces.
  • • Apply timeless principles to preserve relationships with family, friends and colleagues in times of stress.
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Understanding the Results of ABC’s 2022 Workforce Development Survey

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker: Stahler McKinney, FMI, Senior Consultant


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Chapters and Members Only

By maintaining digital records of essential compliance documentation, your team can ensure that every file you need is at your fingertips at any time. Digital lien waiver management simultaneously ensures compliance while enabling speed and efficiency—all of which lead to faster payments.

According to the results of the 2022 Workforce Development Survey, ABC member contractors invested $1.6 billion to provide more than 1.3 million course attendees with craft, leadership and safety education in 2021.

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.

ABOUT THE PRESENTERS

Stahler McKinney, FMI, Senior Consultant
As a senior consultant in FMI’s strategy practice, McKinney advises a broad range of clients throughout the built environment, including contractors, architects, engineers, technology suppliers and construction materials producers. His focus is primarily on strategic thinking and a go-to market approach, helping clients make informed strategic choices and develop plans for implementation. McKinney also works closely with a number of industry associations.

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Protect Profit Margins and Reduce Risk With Contracting Partners

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): Chris Boyd, Vice President of Product, Built Technologies
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

You use digital tools for nearly every other facet of your life—why not apply them to your business, too? From subcontractor prequalification to paying subcontractors on time, digital tools enable speed and efficiency while saving you valuable time and money.

By maintaining digital records of essential compliance documentation, your team can ensure that every file you need is at your fingertips at any time. Digital lien waiver management simultaneously ensures compliance while enabling speed and efficiency—all of which lead to faster payments.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • • Best practices to maintain compliance consistently
  • • Easier and more efficient ways to manage lien waivers
  • • Strategies to reduce risk with contracting partners

SPEAKER INFO

Chris Boyd, Vice President of Product, Built Technologies
Chris Boyd serves as vice president of product at Built, where he’s been leading product strategy and delivery teams since 2015, starting as the first product manager at the company.

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Make Work-in-Progress Work for You

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Speaker(s): John Meibers, Vice President and General Manager, Deltek
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

An accurate and timely work-in-progress report is one of the most essential tools a contractor can use to optimize cash flow. WIP reporting provides construction companies with the insight needed to determine if active jobs are underbilled or overbilled, allowing you to stay on top of every project and maximize profitability.

In this session, we will discuss:
• Five common mistakes that compromise cash flow and job profitability
• What work-in-progress is and the essential values needed to produce an accurate report
• How to get started right away to make smarter day-to-day decisions
• Tips to better manage cash flow, produce accurate financial statements and grow bottom-line profits

SPEAKER INFO

John Meibers, Vice President and General Manager, Deltek
John Meibers has been a leader at Deltek + ComputerEase for more than 20 years. In today’s rapidly changing, fast-paced world, a big part of his role is to ensure that Deltek + ComputerEase equips its more than 6,000 customers with the most cutting-edge technology to efficiently run their businesses. Prior to joining Deltek + ComputerEase, Meibers spent 10 years working as a controller for a large mechanical contractor.

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Heat Stress: The Science, Politics and Ramifications

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Paul Allen, Industrial Hygienist, CNA Insurance; Emily Cook, Senior Safety Manager, Clark Construction; Jason Kibler, Health, Safety & Environment Director, Davis Construction; Corey Rimmer, Assistant Vice President, CNA Insurance; Chris Shertzer, Health Safety & Environment Director, Allan Myers
Moderators:    Joe Xavier, Senior Director of Health and Safety, Associated Builders and Contractors


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only

Summer is around the corner and temperatures are rising. Preventing illnesses and injuries related to heat exposure on the jobsite is critical. Jobsites are dynamic and people are affected by heat differently, so having a plan, supervision and knowing the signs of heat stress is vital.

Join a panel discussion that will cover topics such as how heat affects the body, OSHA’s focus on heat-related illnesses and preventative practices used both in vertical and horizontal construction. When it comes to heat stress on the jobsite, there’s no one-size-fits-all program, so learn how some of ABC’s safest members and partners are meeting the complexity of the challenge.

SPEAKER INFO
 

Paul Allen, Industrial Hygienist, CNA Insurance
Paul Allen is product consulting director for industrial hygiene at CNA Insurance. A safety professional with over 30 years of experience, Allen is also a certified industrial hygienist, a certified safety professional, an associate in risk management, a construction risk and insurance specialist and an accredited office ergonomics evaluator. Allen is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Professionals, a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and a member of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists.

 
Emily Cook, Senior Safety Manager, Clark Construction
Emily Cook is senior safety manager for Clark Construction. Prior to Clark, Cook served in various safety roles in the industry. In addition to her safety roles at numerous general contractors, Cook served as a compliance officer for the state of Maryland before returning back to the private sector to specialize in the underground utility industry.  
Jason Kibler, Health, Safety & Environment Director, Davis Construction
Jason Kibler is health, safety and environment director at Davis Construction. In his role, Kibler is responsible for the overseeing and implementing progressive safety standards that keep Davis’ projects safe. With a passion for knowledge and skill development, Kibler also frequently works with Davis’ internal Corporate Knowledge Center to develop, teach and enhance safety education programs.  
Corey Rimmer, Assistant Vice President, CNA Insurance
Corey Rimmer is assistant vice president of the risk control construction segment for CNA Insurance. In this role, Rimmer leads the direction, management and oversight of the risk control function within CNA’s construction business segment. With more than 18 years of experience in insurance risk control, Rimmer has served as a risk control consultant as well as risk control director, in which he worked to develop other risk control staff through coaching, mentoring and training.  
Chris Shertzer, Health, Safety & Environment Director, Allan Myers
Chris Shertzer is director of health, safety and environment for Allan Myers, specifically focused on Maryland and Delaware operations. Shertzer has dedicated almost two decades to Allan Myers, a large infrastructure contractor that constructs projects of all sizes throughout the mid-Atlantic. Allan Myers projects span from paving and excavation projects to residential, commercial and industrial site development, water and wastewater treatment plants, and pipelines, roads, highways and bridges.  
Joe Xavier, Senior Director of Health and Safety, Associated Builders and Contractors
Joe Xavier is senior director of safety for ABC National. Xavier has served in leadership, quality, health, safety and compliance roles since 1992. Most recently, Xavier was CEO of Summit Sustainability Solutions, advising construction, manufacturing and hospitality clients in the mid-Atlantic region on safety and health risk control and prevention. His company was a member of ABC of Greater Baltimore and facilitated the chapter’s Safety Professional Peer Group.  
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Protecting the Right to Organize Act

President Joe Biden continues to back and support provisions in the ABC-opposed Protecting the Right to Organize Act (H.R. 842/S. 420), which would violate workers’ free choice and privacy rights, force unions on employees who have voted against such representation, cost millions of American jobs and threaten vital supply chains.

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Infrastructure

On Nov. 15, 2021, President Biden signed into law the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which provides $550 billion in new funding to invest in America’s roads, bridges, utilities and other needs on top of baseline government infrastructure spending via existing programs and annual appropriations. Much of the IIJA funding will be distributed to states and localities and other stakeholders through discretionary grant programs; however, the Biden administration continues to promote pro-labor policies tied to IIJA dollars.

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Fair and Open Competition on Taxpayer-Funded Federal and Federally Assisted Construction Projects

On Feb. 4, 2022, President Biden signed Executive Order 14063, Use of Project Labor Agreements for Federal Construction Projects. Once implemented following a rulemaking by the Federal Acquisition Regulatory Council that is expected to take months to complete, federal agencies will require that every prime contractor and subcontractor on a federal construction project of $35 million or more performed within the United States to sign a project labor agreement as a condition of winning a contract.

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Workforce Development

President Biden supports the House-passed and ABC-opposed National Apprenticeship Act of 2021 (H.R. 447), which would not achieve its goal of expanding apprenticeship opportunities, as it would further restrict small businesses’ ability to access federally registered apprenticeship programs, limit job opportunities in the construction industry and create additional obstacles for the construction industry to meet future workforce demand and needs.

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OSHA COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Mandate

On Jan. 13, 2022, ABC applauded the U.S. Supreme Court for reinstating the stay on DOL’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard, which applied to employers with 100 or more employees. On behalf of the construction industry, ABC filed one of the emergency appeals to the Supreme Court leading to this successful outcome.

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