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  • October 15, 2018 | Portland, OR
    Connection. Every part of our daily lives benefits from connection. And construction is literally about building connections. So how do we better connect – with each other, with different parts of our company, through our use of technology? That’s the power of connection, and that’s the glue that brings people from all over the world to Collaborate 2018.
  • October 3, 2018
    In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, Tim McNally, a principal with Tilson Technology Management talks about why many technology users do not take full advantage of the software and technology tools they have at hand. Contractors can do a number of things to maximise their software solution investments – from committing to deeper research and exploration at the purchasing stage to collaboratively working to improve buy-in and usage across the entire organisation. McNally discusses some of the latest technology advancements, how they’re best implemented and what companies should be thinking about to ensure smooth transitions.
  • September 4, 2018
    In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we talk about succession planning with Gregg Schoppman, principal and Florida consulting manager with construction consulting firm FMI. As the construction industry workforce evolves, older generations of leaders are turning over the business torch to younger generations. How well contractors manage this process can significantly impact both the short- and long-term success of the company. What many contractors don’t know is that effective succession planning is a five- to 10-year process. Hear real-world stories, best practices and what contractors should be doing to develop an effective succession planning game plan.
  • August 21, 2018
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three people out of every 100 are injured every day on the job in construction. In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we look at how the construction industry is tackling safety challenges head-on. Greg Sizemore, vice president of health, safety and workforce development with the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) joins the show to discuss programs and technologies that are working and where the industry still falls short. Sizemore discusses the need for more safety leadership, safety improvement steps contractors can take and why the biggest roadblocks contractors cite to drastically reducing safety incidents – time and money — are more than offset by the higher productivity levels and lower overhead that enhanced safety measures provide.
  • August 15, 2018
    In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we sit down with Kathleen Baldwin, CPA, CCIFP and executive director of the Construction Industry CPAs/Consultants Association (CICPAC), to discuss the expanding role and importance of CPA firms and professionals in the construction industry. Hear why construction firms shouldn’t wait to enlist a CPA and what to look for when selecting a firm. Rather than just a taxes and audit firm, the right CPA firm can become a trusted advisor for contractors, a guide for organisational growth, diversification, technology, security, risk mitigation and much more.
  • July 26, 2018
    In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, we look at the staggering numbers behind suicide in the United States, including the high rate in construction. Hear a moving discussion between our host and Patsy Dunn, CFP with Siteworks Design/Build. Dunn sits on the Executive Committee of the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) and runs the organization’s Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) program.
  • July 9, 2018
    In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, the importance of trade associations to the strength of the construction industry and the success of member contractors is examined. Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) shares his insights about the positive impacts trade associations can have, from legislative bargaining power to professional development to key networking, branding and leadership benefits for organisations.
  • Contract Valuations are fundamental to effectively managing and delivering upon objectives and targets. Any organisation that aims to effectively manage higher volumes of work, larger and more complex projects, internal and external resources, different territories, or a more diversified project mix requires a solid foundation enabling it to assess project performance and identify potential risk and opportunities as early as possible.
  • According to new research, mining operations around the world are 28 per cent less productive today than they were ten years ago. This whitepaper details the three areas of focus needed to succeed, plus strategies for embedding effective management operating systems at mines, prioritising operational excellence and capabilities development and focusing on innovation.
  • The unique challenges and complexities of the construction and engineering sector, however, make understanding and controlling cash flow even more essential. Any company that can’t accurately manage and forecast its cash flow is potentially headed for troubled waters. But the unique challenges and complexities with the construction and engineering sector make cash flow forecasting essential.