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A Complete Guide to Construction Accounting Transformation

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    John Meibers, Deltek + ComputerEase
Moderator:    Lauren Pinch, Construction Executive; Cybele Tamulonis, MagazineXperts
Speaker/Moderator Email(s) (for set up use only): [email protected][email protected][email protected]

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Construction accounting is different from standard accounting and typically requires a unique approach. Many contractors quickly outgrow the standard accounting practices and pivot to focus on the construction-specific requirements and procedures (e.g., WIP, job costing, AIA, certified payroll) necessary to stay compliant and run a profitable business at-scale.

In this webinar, John Meibers, vice president and general manager at Deltek + ComputerEase, will discuss key construction accounting areas that contractors can prioritize when beginning their transformation to ensure long-term, steady business success.

Topics will include:

  • • The most common construction accounting mistakes and how to proactively avoid them
  • • Job costing best practices to accurately predict, record and control the cost of each job
  • • A work-in-progress (WIP) starter guide and how to overcome initial challenges
  • • Improving cash flow through proper (e.g., progress, unit, time & materials) and timely billing
  • • Ensuring payroll tax compliance by understanding key concepts such as prevailing wages, union and certified payroll, as well as managing varying tax rates
  • • Effective document management strategies and how to increase communication between the field and office

SPEAKER INFO
John Meibers has been a leader at Deltek + ComputerEase for more than 20 years and spent 10 years working in various roles for a large mechanical contractor. In today’s rapidly changing, fast-paced world, a large part of his role is ensuring that Deltek + ComputerEase equips customers with the most cutting-edge technology to power job success.

Construction Executive’s 2021 Q2 Construction Economic Update and Forecast

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 90 minutes
Speakers:    Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors & Sage Policy Group
Moderator:    Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts; Lauren Pinch, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Construction Executive
Speaker/Moderator Email(s) (for set up use only):    [email protected]; [email protected];;[email protected];
Speaker/Moderator Title(s) (for script): Michael Ruth, IT Manager / Digital Ad Coordinator, MagazineXperts; Lauren Pinch, Editor-in-Chief, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Assistant Editor, Construction Executive; Anirban Basu, Chief Economist, Associated Builder and Contractors

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

During this webinar, Basu will discuss the residual impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the construction industry and the economy in general. Plus, he will highlight important regional and national economic indicators, as well as review the performance of major 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 is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.
In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed him Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He is also the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association. He lectures at Johns Hopkins University in Global Strategy and has also taught international economics, urban economics, micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins. His radio show can be heard weekdays on 88.1FM, WYPR, Baltimore.
Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in foreign service at Georgetown University in 1990. He earned his master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his master’s in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His juris doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law, and his doctoral work is in health economics and has taken place at UMBC.

 

Prevailing Wage Jobs: What Contractors Need to Know for Bidding and Compliance

Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021 Register Now
Time: 3 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Nathaniel Peniston, The Contractors Plan
Moderator: Mike Bellaman, ABC National

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Competition for prevailing wage jobs is fierce, and some of the greatest challenges for open shop government contractors is ensuring compliance with numerous rules and regulations while also ensuring profitability. Whether competing on projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act or local prevailing wage ordinances, it’s critical for contractors to be well informed and educated to ensure adherence to the complex and rigorous rules. Learn from industry expert Nat Peniston as he shares best practices for:

  • • Demonstrating compliance
  • • Fringe benefits and annualization
  • • ESSER and COVID-19 funding

If you’re a contractor performing prevailing wage work, you don’t want to miss this webinar.

SPEAKER INFO

Nathaniel Peniston, Vice President, The Contractors Plan
Nat Peniston works with partners such as ABC to identify areas of collaboration and drive customer success. An expert in the administration and compliance challenges of hourly employees with prevailing wage and fringe benefit obligations, Peniston has published a number of articles, including Why ‘Prevailing Wages Exist & How to Take Advantage of Them, and a book, The Contractor’s Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act: Essential Knowledge for Bidding and Compliance on Prevailing Wage Jobs.

Change Orders: How to Avoid Delay Damages and Get Paid for What You Do

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, August 11, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Length: 60 minutes
Speakers:    Eliot Wagonheim
Moderator:    Lauren Pinch, ABC National

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Change orders are a fact of life in construction. The bigger or more complicated the job, the more likely the changes are to come. While most contracts anticipate change, only the rare few adequately address what actually happens in the field. Tune in for this webinar to protect your right to get paid and protect yourself from loss the next time a change in the work occurs.
  • • In this webinar, you’ll learn:
    • • How to make sure the provisions you sign off on today will work in your favor tomorrow.
    • • How to set yourself up for payment even if you don’t have a signed change order.
    • • How to protect yourself from delay damages for time spent waiting for written authorization to proceed with a change.
    • • Tips to avoid conflict between what the contract says and what has to happen in the field.
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 matters. 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, Wagonheim 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, Wagonheim 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, Wagonheim also supports organizations and people by teaching online webinars, workshops and master classes through the online platform WagonheimU, in addition to speaking virtually and in-person.

As a teacher and guide, Wagonheim helps people to understand the language and terms that can protect them and their businesses faster and more efficiently than ever.

Construction Executive’s 2021 Q2 Construction Economic Update and Forecast

Construction Executive

Date: Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021 Register Now
Time: 2 p.m. EDT
Length: 90 minutes
Speakers:    Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors & Sage Policy Group
Moderator:    Michael Ruth, MagazineXperts; Lauren Pinch, Construction Executive; Rachel O’Connell, Construction Executive

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

Anirban Basu, chief economist for Associated Builders and Contractors, will demystify the ever-changing economic landscape and provide an update following the Q2 construction industry forecast in July. Basu will share the latest statistics, unemployment and labor figures, in addition to his exclusive (and always entertaining) economic outlook.

During this webinar, Basu will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the construction industry and the economy in general, the status of the monumental recovery effort and the infrastructure plans, as well as a extended review of regional and national economic indicators, regional construction data and 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 is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland.

In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed him Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission. He is also the Chief Economist to Associated Builders and Contractors and Chief Economic Advisor to the Construction Financial Management Association. He lectures at Johns Hopkins University in Global Strategy and has also taught international economics, urban economics, micro- and macroeconomics at Hopkins. His radio show can be heard weekdays on 88.1FM, WYPR, Baltimore.

Mr. Basu earned his B.S. in foreign service at Georgetown University in 1990. He earned his master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his master’s in economics from the University of Maryland, College Park. His juris doctor was earned at the University of Maryland School of Law, and his doctoral work is in health economics and has taken place at UMBC.