Kindly be advised that the SMACNA Boston will be hosting a seminar with Maxim Consulting Group entitled “Managing Project Resources and Customer Relationships”.
This half day seminar will discuss the management side of knowing the status and controlling the various resources needed for a successful projects. It will focus on the systems, metrics, and reporting tools that are important success factors in great project management. The seminar will also highlight the importance of great customer service in the construction industry and teach managers how to navigate customer dissatisfaction when it occurs.
This course will be led by Stephane McShane, a director at Maxim Consulting responsible for working with contractors to evaluate their business practices and management challenges. Stephane is an electrician by trade who worked her way through the field and into management at a successful contracting firm.
Please register through the form below!
This seminar will educate union construction contractors on everything they need to know regarding the new Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave Law. With a final draft of regulations expected this week, BTEA Associate Executive Director John Ferrante and attorney Jim Grosso of O’Reilly, Grosso, Gross, and Jones will present information on the types of leave, eligibility requirements, funding sources, and aspects unique to the union construction industry.
Space is limited, so please register early!
Attention all Business Owners, Future Contractors, CFOs, and Controllers. Now is your chance to learn about how your company’s finances can be better managed to help you improve your bottom line. Join our exciting speaker, David Ashcraft, as he walks you through this seminar!
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2018 Partners in Progress Conference
February 13-14, 2018
Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL
Communicate. Commit. Deliver.
This is an exceptional opportunity for labor and management to build on their relationship, share information, and learn new and innovative strategies to work together for a stronger industry.
Contractors, chapter executives, and future leaders will all find something valuable from this two-day program.
With a streamlined format, the conference promises to be even better than in the past. Browse the links in the menu above for more information. More details and information will be added as they become available.
For questions, contact Katie Kirchner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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BTEA and SMACNA Boston are pleased to announce that Nic Bittle will be conducting an extended seminar for supervisors and foremen of our contributing contractors.
In A Foreman’s Field Guide to Developing Your Workforce, Nic will walk your foremen and supervisors through how to develop their team for long-term success. As natural mentors on the jobsite it is up to the Foremen and Supervisors to develop their crew to be the next leaders of the industry.
In this program your Supervisor/Foreman will learn:
- The 4 Core Competencies lacking in most of the workforce entering the industry today.
- How to develop those competencies within your team while on the job.
- How to develop each team member so that everyone communicates on a higher level.
- The tips, tricks, tactics, and techniques a foreman and/or supervisor must master to effectively lead in today’s market.
This program is a must for all management staff who must understand the impact of labor costs on the success of a project. This 4-hour workshop will equip participants with the tools, techniques and guidelines to manage and forecast a contractor’s biggest risk on every project: LABOR! Subject matter includes estimating techniques, break down strategies, early warning signs (how to find and how to manage), the importance of charging time accurately, change order incorporation into labor forecasts and post-mortems.
Presenter: Troy Aichele, Aichele & Associates, LLC
Attendees of this program will learn:
- Create useful job cost breakdowns and time cards
- Analyze the labor portion of job cost reports
- Incorporate executed, unexecuted, performed and proposed change orders into project labor forecasts
- Identify early red flags indicating future labor overruns
- Use best practices for accurate labor percentage updates
- Forecast labor necessary to complete the project vs. hours and cash remaining
- Use post-mortem project labor data
- Analyzing a 50% complete job cost report to determine accuracy and predict a labor budget.
- Using the job cost report, students will also be asked to recalculate labor costs based on a change order proposal log.
- Students will break down an estimating package for labor job cost tracking.
Please register no later than Tuesday, January 16, 2018!
Below is a white paper from the New Horizons Foundation presenting some of the positives effects companies may expect if they effectively implement a Board of Directors and Peer Group model of company leadership.
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The Massachusetts Operational Service Division (OSD) has asked SMACNA again to promote the 3 Tradespersons Statewide Contracts. They want to identify union contractors available to bid on some small to mid-size state contracts for trade services required by state facilities.
Interested in this opportunity? If you are, please read over the flyer below!
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Dear Industry Leaders:
When a Contributing Employer prepares financial statements, it may be required to include information on its participation in the National Pension Fund. The information sheet below may assist in this process.
This same information is available on our website at: http://www.smwnpf.org/downloads/forms/2016_FASB_Disclosure.pdf.
If you have any questions, please contact Lori Wood at (email@example.com) or Debbie Elkins (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Fund Office.
2016 FASB Disclosure