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Four Ways to Scale Safety and Quality During the Building Boom

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2021 Register Now
Time: 1 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Jake Freivald, VP of Product Marketing, Fulcrum
Moderator:    Maggie Murphy, Construction Executive; Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

As construction firms prepare to scale their operations to support new infrastructure investments, they’re challenged to attain high-quality work in safe workplaces using newly hired workers—as well as long-term employees who are reluctant to adopt new technologies.

There are at least four ways a data-driven safety and quality program can help.

  • • Increased inspection productivity can reduce the time it takes to complete safety and quality inspections, leading to fewer missed deadlines.
  • • More rapid communication of hazards can lead to faster remediation and fewer safety incidents.
  • • Turning ordinary actions into information can help you better understand, improve and demonstrate your safety posture—without adding more inspections.
  • • Greater transparency can encourage more workers to adopt safer, higher-quality work practices, which will drive down your EMR and increase project quality.Greater transparency can encourage more workers to adopt safer, higher-quality work practices, which will drive down your EMR and increase project quality.

This sounds great in theory, but construction companies often struggle to put these ideas into practice. This webinar will discuss how digitization of safety inspections and standard operating procedures can increase productivity, streamline communication, generate safety and quality data in real time, as well as promote transparency—all at scale.

SPEAKER INFO

Jake Freivald’s twenty-five year career in software has covered multiple technology specializations with a focus on data management and analytics. He places particular emphasis on helping businesspeople understand the practical requirements of modernization. He has a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Cornell University and lives with his family on Long Island, New York.

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The Workforce Management Gap

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Ben Schultz, CEO at LaborChart; Gary Fuchs, senior workforce advisor at LaborChart
Moderator:    Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts; Maggie Murphy, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Construction Executive

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Hear real stories from real contractors about real-life workforce management (WFM) success and what it really means in the construction industry. Together, we’ll take a look at workforce management today and what innovative companies are doing to shape the future of WFM and the construction industry.

You might be wondering, what is WFM? WFM is an organizational approach used to optimize employee productivity and efficiency. When done the right way with the right technology, it can include planning and scheduling, data management, analytics, people management, communication and forecasting.

So what does that really mean? In short, it means having the right people at the right place at the right time and using the right data to make those decisions while effectively communicating across your entire organization.

Adopting workforce management in the construction industry enables your organization’s leaders to understand who is on their team, what they’re good at and where they’re working. In addition, it allows you to properly determine how many people are needed for any given project and then ensures you can get the right people on and off projects at the right time.

SPEAKER INFO

Ben Schultz is chief executive officer and founder of LaborChart. He is responsible for the overall strategic direction and growth of the company. Prior to finding LaborChart, Schultz was a fourth-generation electrical contractor who worked in the construction industry for 15 years. He branched out on his own to develop a workforce management platform that could ultimately transform the construction industry.

Gary Fuchs spent 43 years in the construction industry, most notably as VP of construction for Westphal Electric. While at Westphal, Fuchs implemented workforce management standards and best practices utilizing LaborChart, later joining the LaborChart team as senior workforce advisor.

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Defining Success: Top Things You Need to Know When Reading a Contract

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Eliot Wagonheim, founder of WagonheimU and principal at Wagonheim Law
Moderator:    Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts; Cybele Tamulonis, MagazineXperts

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Your professional life is governed by contracts, but are you fluent in contract language? Definitions are the language of contracts, and if you don’t know how they work, you’re leaving yourself open to significant risk.

Why do definitions matter? Because defined terms are the building blocks of every contract provision. For example, you may expect that you can be held liable for damages, but would never in a million years agree to be held liable for Damages. The difference? The second—the one with the capital D—is a defined term…and it means whatever the author of the contract says it does.

Join this webinar to learn:

  • • To spot overlooked definition traps hidden in plain sight
  • • How to interpret contracts the way a judge or arbitrator would
  • • Top ways to use definitions to your advantage when revising contracts

SPEAKER INFO

With more than 30 years of experience, Eliot Wagonheim serves as general counsel to small and mid-sized businesses in a wide array of industries in both litigation and corporate matter. His clients range from five person shops to some of the most successful and recognized companies in the region.

Over the course of his career, Eliot and his team have served as buyer’s counsel as well as seller’s counsel in transactions ranging from $50,000 to $100,000,000. From a litigation perspective, Eliot has both won and successfully defended cases ranging from multi-million dollar, bet-your-company cases to smaller, District Court actions.

In addition to working with clients, Eliot also supports organizations and people by teaching online webinars, workshops, and Master Classes through the online platform WagonheimU; and speaking virtually and in-person.

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Overview of New Hotel Engine and Travelers Haven Programs

Date: Thursday, July 1, 2018 Watch Now
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM (Eastern)
Length: 30 Minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Drew McGeein

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
This webinar provides an overview of the new Hotel Engine/Travelers Haven discount programs.  In addition to an overview, a demo of the online platform features for each program is reviewed.
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AIA Contract Documents: ACD5 Basics

Date: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Watch Now
Time: 3:00 p.m. (ET) / 2:00 p.m. (CT) / 1:00 p.m. (MT) / 12:00 p.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Hasti Hejazi, Director, Global Innovation Education, The American Institute of Architects

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Don't miss this opportunity to attend an interactive session exclusively for ABC members on the latest version of AIA Contract Documents and products! Whether you are a new customer or have recently transitioned to the new online service (ACD5) from the desktop software, learn how to get the most from the online service and its new features. These enhancements include improved search functions, a personal clause library, custom templates, easy contract collaboration, and administrative capabilities for multiple-user accounts. Attendees will follow-along as the trainer demonstrates how to use key features, answer your questions, and show you how to access resources and support. 
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5 Ways BIM 360 Docs Reduces Construction Rework

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Watch 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
Speaker: Tristam Wallace, Construction Marketing Manager BIM 360
   Joan Allen, Senior Product Manager, BIM 360  
Category:  
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Autodesk



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
What construction manager wouldn't want their team to be 68% more productive? That's what the industry research shows embracing cloud-based technology - and ditching the paper for apps like Autodesk BIM 360 Docs - can result in. This is great news for the construction industry, which has been struggling with decreasing margins and increasing complexity for years. Using clod-based technology and sound planning to guide the process, rework reduction represents one of the best ways for a construction company and/or a subcontractor to remain profitable. Join the ABC and Autodesk for a live webcast that will dive deeper into the five ways many GC's are putting substantial savings back in their own pockets. 

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Combining Payroll and Benefits - Making Life Easy for Staff and Employees

Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Watch 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
Speaker: Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, Fringe Benefit Group
Steve Antill, Director of Sales, Foundation Software
Category:    
Presented by ABC's Strategic Partner - Fringe Benefit Group



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Learn ways leading employers are significantly reducing the time spent on payroll and the administration of employee benefit programs while reducing errors and enhancing compliance and effectiveness. Traditional payroll service providers are not prepared to handle the unique needs of contractors  and can struggle with common tasks such as submitting certified payroll reports and prevailing wage calculations. Growing construction firms that leverage systems and processes designed to meet multiple jurisdictional requirements (multiple county prevailing wage rates for example) are better able to compete and win more business.


Nat Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
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Skin Cancer Awareness For Construction Workers

Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
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Time: 1:30 p.m. (ET) / 12:30 p.m. (CT) / 11:30 a.m. (MT) / 10:30 a.m. (PT)
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: Free
Speaker: Cheryl Stratos, Director of Marketing and Sales, National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA)
PRESENTED BY ABC's STRATEGIC PARTNER - CNA 



WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
With cases of melanoma on the rise, construction workers who spend the majority of their time working outside without sun protection are at risk. Melanoma does not discriminate by age, race or gender.
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Learn to Be Lean: Best Practices for your Business

Date: Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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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
Speaker: Mikael Reckley, Procore, Regional Marketing Manager
Category: Training and Education, Lean Construction  
PRESENTED BY ABC's NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
Learn Lean. Procore expert Mikael Reckley, formerly of Turner Construction, will be walking you through the basics to help you and your teams understand the foundation of lean principles and how they impact your job site and your overall business. Learn how lean building fits into the overall industry, and how it can you help solve waste and inefficiencies that lead to lower productivity.

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5 Drawings Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Date: Thursday, February 9, 2017
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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
Speaker: Jason Norris, Strategic Advisor, Procore 
Category: Training and Education  
PRESENTED BY ABC's NATIONAL EVENT SPONSOR - PROCORE

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
There are 5 common mistakes made with your drawings, and all of them can be avoided with the right solution. So we’ve gathered the experts to talk drawings and more as they dive into how to leverage our Drawings Tool to avoid mistakes, reduce rework, and ensure your teams are all on the same page
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