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Innovation in the Electrical Field: Solutions Contractors Should Leverage to Improve Safety, Productivity and Your Bottom Line

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Joe Fawcett, Training Instructor, Southwire; Brad Foster, Operations Manager, Helix Electric; Eric Simmons, Corporate Safety Director, Helix Electric
Moderators:    Greg Sizemore, Vice President of HSE and Workforce Development, ABC; Joe Xavier, Senior Director Health and Safety, ABC


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
ABC Members Only

Get an inside look at the industry’s most innovative, safety-minded products available to today’s electrical contractors. Learn how you can best leverage these tools by joining a conversation featuring representatives from a leading manufacturer of electrical wire and cable and top-performing electrical contractors, alongside safety professionals, on how to utilize these tools and solutions that improve efficiency and overall profitability to create a safer and healthier jobsite.

SPEAKER INFO
 

Joe Fawcett, Training Instructor, Southwire
Joe Fawcett has 30 years of experience in the fields of construction, electrical contracting and education and serves as training instructor at Southwire, one of ABC’s strategic partners. Having previously worked as an electrician, foreman and a physics teacher during his career, he is committed to finding better ways to work, design and learn.


 
Brad Foster, Operations Manager, Gaylor Electric
Brad Foster is operations manager at Gaylor Electric. In his current role, Foster applies his passion for making personal connections while cultivating a team environment. As operations manager, Foster oversees contracts nationwide, with a concentration on the Kentucky market. He has served in various roles during his time at Gaylor, including project manager and project engineer.
 
Eric Simmons, Corporate Safety Director, Helix Electric
Eric Simmons joined Helix as a superintendent and held several management and leadership positions in the organization before becoming the corporate safety director. He is a member of ABC’s National Health and Safety Committee as well as multiple other national and regional safety committees and associations. In addition, Simmons is a member of the UL 745, UL 1088, and UL 1363 Standards Technical Panels, the ANSI A14 and ANSI A92 Committees, and the NFPA 70E and NFPA 350 Technical Committees.
 
Greg Sizemore, Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment and Workforce Development, Associated Builders and Contractors
Greg Sizemore is a key leader in the construction industry and the public sector on safety and workforce development. Prior to joining ABC, Sizemore worked at Zachry Industrial, where he played an integral role in the formation of Zachry’s competency-based safety, professional and craft workforce development programs. He serves on the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and the board of directors of NCCER and chairs the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.
 
Joe Xavier, Senior Director of Safety, Associated Builders and Contractors
Joe Xavier is the senior director of safety for ABC National. Xavier has served in leadership, quality, health, safety and compliance roles since 1992. Most recently, Xavier was the 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.



 

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.

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.

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.

Construction Executive's “2022 Mid-Year Construction Economic Forecast”

Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2022 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET (11 a.m. PT)
Length: 90 minutes (60 minute webinar with 30 minute Q&A session)
Speaker(s): Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Moderator: Maggie Murphy, Managing Editor, Construction Executive


WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors, returns for his “2022 Mid-Year Construction Economic Update and Forecast,” in which he’ll review the year to date and demystify the ever-changing economic landscape. Basu will address the biggest concerns for contractors, including, but not limited to, the cost of labor and materials and the impact of the $1 trillion infrastructure package, in addition to presenting his exclusive commercial construction forecast.

Basu will also discuss portions of the general economy affecting contractors: inflation (or “stagflation”), the Federal Reserve's interest rate increases, unemployment and labor figures and how changes in consumer demand influence shifts in market sectors.

Sign up for this 60-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes of live Q&A. You may submit questions in advance while registering for this webinar.

SPEAKER INFO

Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builders and Contractors
Anirban Basu is chairman and CEO of Sage Policy Group Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore. In 2014, Gov. Larry Hogan appointed him chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He lectures at Johns Hopkins University in global strategy and has also taught international economics, urban economics and micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins.

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