2013 Building Contractors Conference

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When: October 16-19, 2013

Where: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Summary: The 2013 AGC Building Contractors Conference brings together high-level leaders in the building construction industry to share, learn and discuss the issues that are essential to them and their business.  This year’s theme is “Increasing Your Firm’s Productivity Through Industry Innovations”. 

What steps is your firm taking toward increased productivity? Are you paying more attention to business development?  Have you invested in new technology in the office and in the field? Is your company beginning to look at how lean processes can impact safety?   Do you have experience with prefabrication and modularization or are you thinking about expanding into these areas? These are just a few of the questions that will be addressed at this year’s AGC Building Contractors Conference. General sessions include:

  • Winning More for Less
  • Immigration is Just the Beginning - How Action and Inaction by Congress, Federal Agencies and the Courts Impact the Already Difficult Lives of Contractors
  • Increasing Productivity Through Technology with ROI in Mind
  • Increased Field Productivity Through Lean Safety Principles
  • The Impact of Lean and IPD on Prefabrication and Modularization

The sessions on October 18 are led by the AGC Public/Private Industry Advisory Council (PIAC) and are open to all Conference attendees. The PIAC provides a direct line of communication between private and public owners and AGC of America. These sessions will feature an economic overview and outlook presented by AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson, a presentation on achieving energy reduction from Senior Research Engineer, Shanti Pless, LEED AP, of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and highlights of several strategies and trends driving the industry.

The Conference is focused on sharing best practices, learning from each other’s experiences, exploring challenges and solutions, and encouraging an open dialogue.  There are also numerous networking opportunities.  Senior-level building contractors, large project owners and other key industry stakeholders will gather at the breakfasts, luncheons, networking breaks, evening receptions and golf tournament featured throughout the Conference.

Who Should Attend: Building construction contractors, construction project owners, design professionals, attorneys, suppliers - anyone interested in industry best practices and networking

Attire: Business Casual

Contacts:

Conference Program & Sponsorships: Mike Stark or Sarah Gallegos
Hotel & Travel: Rick Brown
Conference Registration: Rockkie Dunton
Lean Construction Education Program: Liz Elvin
Basics of Business Development for the Construction Professional: Sarah Gallegos

Preconference Events

(Separate Registration Required)

Lean Construction Education Program Courses: Unit 5: Lean Supply Chains and Assembly

Everyone related to the construction process has incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost - from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project. Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling.

To help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build lean, the Associated General Contractors of America developed the Lean Construction Education Program. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a lean operating system.

Lean Supply Chains and Assembly will examine the use of lean supply chain practices to eliminate waste through the creation of efficient methods for procurement of materials and equipment and the use of lean assembly practices to find ways of assembling things in the most efficient way possible-either on site or off site. It is recommended, but not required, that participants take the first three units in the Lean Construction Education Program prior to attending this course.

October 15th 7:30 AM -5:00 PM

Cost: $395 for AGC members and $450 for non-members

Learn more about the entire Lean Construction Education Program at www.agc.org/lean.

 

Basics of Business Development for the Construction Professional

 

Whether you are a new or experienced business developer, Basics of Business Development for the Construction Professional, workshop will provide you with the skills and tools needed to build more business for your company in any economy.  Led by an active, knowledgeable practitioner with responsibility for bottom-line results, this program will strengthen your business development skills to position your company for success in 2013 and beyond.  During this interactive, day-long workshop you will gain the special skills, techniques, and tools necessary to develop and maintain a successful business development program for your construction company.

October 15th 8:00 AM -4:30 PM

Course only: $395.00

Register for the Course and Conference and receive a $100.00 discount.

 

Schedule

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All meetings, sessions, and functions are open to all registered attendees unless otherwise noted.

 

 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

PRE-CONFERENCE PROGRAMS & MEETINGS
7:30 AM - 12:00 PM Lean Construction Education Program- Unit 5: Lean Supply Chains and Assembly (Separate Registration)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Basics of Business Development for the Construction Professional (Separate Registration)
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Convention Redesign Task Force (Task Force Members Only)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lean Construction Education Program Lunch (LCEP Participants Only)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Business Development Program Lunch (Program Participants Only)
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM AIA-AGC Joint Committee Luncheon and Meeting (Committee Members Only)
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM Basics of Business Development for the Construction Professional (Separate Registration)
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Lean Construction Education Program - Unit 5: Lean Supply Chains and Assembly (Separate Registration)
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM AIA-AGC Joint Committee Reception & Dinner (Committee Members Only)

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

7:00 AM - 7:30 AM AIA-AGC Joint Committee Continental Breakfast (Committee Members Only)
7:30 AM - 10:30 AM AIA-AGC Joint Committee Meeting (Committee Members Only)
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM Lean Construction Education Subforum Meeting (Subforum Members Only)
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Building Division Leadership Meeting (Current Division Leadership Only)
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building Division Leadership and First Time Conference Attendees Lunch (Invite Only)
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Building Division Chapter Subcommittee
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM Specialty Contractors Council Steering Committee (SCC SC Members Only)
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM Networking Break
CONFERENCE OPENING
3:15 PM - 3:30 PM Conference Welcome and "State of the Building Division" Presentation
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM General Session: Winning More for Less
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Building Division Leadership Dinner (Invite Only Event)
Sponsored by Marsh

Thursday, October, 17, 2013

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Registration
7:00 AM - 7:45 AM Building Division Past Chairs Committee (Past Division Chairs Only)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Service & Supply Council Steering Committee (SSC SC Members Only)
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by IMAGINiT
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Immigration is Just the Beginning - How Action and Inaction by Congress, Federal Agencies and the Courts Impact the Already Difficult Lives of Contractors
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Joint Meeting of the AGC Contract Documents Forum and PIAC Contract Documents Working Group(AGC and PIAC Members Only)
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM Specialty Contractors Council Steering Committee (SCC SC Members Only)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM General Session: Increasing Productivity Through Technology with ROI in Mind
Sponsored by Construction Leadership Council
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Keynote Luncheon : The Innovation Imperative
Sponsored by The Blue Book
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM General Session: Increased Field Productivity Through Lean Safety Principles
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Break
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM General Session: The Impact of Lean and IPD on Prefabrication and Modularization
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Networking Reception
Sponsored by Autodesk
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Specialty Contractors Council Steering Committee Dinner (SCC SC Members Only)

Friday, October 18, 2013

The following events are sponsored by AGC Public/Private Industry Advisory Council(PIAC) and are open to all registered Conference attendees.
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM Conference Registration
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Sponsored by CMiC
8:00 AM - 8:30AM Welcome and Introductions
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM 2014 Forecast: Outlook for Construction Segments, Materials, Labor & Local Markets
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Networking Break
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Creatively Achieving Energy Reduction
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Facilitated Discussion on Energy Reduction
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Luncheon
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Strategies Driving the Industry
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Networking Break
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM Open PIAC Discussion

Saturday, October 19, 2013

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Golf Tournament (Separate Registration)

Presentations

  • Winning More for Less
  • Winning today means beating out the competition, capturing the right work, and keeping your best customers. Contractors are scrambling to balance all of these AND keep their costs in line at the same time.

    A panel of industry leaders will share topics, tools and strategies that are working in their company to: drive up hit rates, capture customer loyalty, decrease the cost of winning work, engage everyone in the sales effort, and pick the right customer for you. The focus is on sharing tools and examples that you can walk away with and immediately put to use.
    Speakers: Cynthia Paul, FMI Corporation; Rick Andritsch, VJS Construction Services; Bethany Rustic Smith, Turner Construction Company
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  • Immigration is Just the Beginning - How Action and Inaction by Congress, Federal Agencies and the Courts Impact the Already Difficult Lives of Contractors
  • Whether Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform in 2013 remains to be seen, but you need to be "in the know" about the issues. If changes to our nation's immigration laws become a reality, you will want to know what it means to the construction industry, what you need to do to comply, and understand its impact on your future workforce. Even if reform does not happen by the Fall, you need to understand what has happened so far, why it happened, and what you need to know to prepare for possible changes that will impact your business.
    In addition to an in-depth discussion of immigration reform, you will also hear background and analysis regarding several other legislative, regulatory and legal issues that are important to the building construction industry.
    Speaker: Jeff Shoaf, AGC of America & Robert Chambers, Smith, Currie & Hancock LLC
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  • Increasing Productivity Through Technology with ROI in Mind
  • Three leaders of the AGC Construction Leadership Council (CLC) will present a kit of technology tools with the small and medium size contractor in mind. Attendees will not only receive a Return on Investment (ROI) for each industry innovation presented, but they will leave the session with a legal perspective on implementing each and lessons on how to avoid the most common pitfalls.
    Speakers: Jason Schneider, VJS Construction Services; Joe Meuleman, Meuleman Mollerup LLP; Ryan Abbott, Sundt Construction Inc.
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  • Keynote Luncheon: The Innovation Imperative
  • Increasing volatility and uncertainty. Seismic economic shifts. Massive demographic changes. Disruptive technology. Intensifying global and non-traditional competition. Commoditization and shrinking margins. All these and more are converging at a breathtaking rate. We just can't work any harder to stay ahead. No strategy or business model lasts forever. A "mind-shift" must occur to take us from a traditional focus on productivity and efficiency to innovation. We must innovate or face extinction. Our thinking, leadership, culture, and business models must innovate in order to secure a viable future. Innovation must move from serendipity to a business discipline. In this session, learn how to embed innovation into your business.
    Speaker: Dan Woolridge, Strategic Leadership Advisor, APi Group Inc.
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  • Increased Field Productivity Through Lean Safety Principles
  • What is the 6th "S" in a 5-S program? This session will include a discussion of safety processes that have helped reduce injury rates and increase productivity.
    Pre-task planning, tracking leading indicators, and observing critical work activities are a few of the safety processes used to imbed safety into the production mindset of not only work crews, but project supervision and executive management. How can organization and standardization be achieved and sustained in order to help engineer out hazards and provide a safe work environment.
    Speakers: Gary Amsinger and Ken Weber, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
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  • The Impact of Lean and IPD on Prefabrication and Modularization
  • The THR Alliance hospital in Ft. Worth is the first project in the State of Texas that used a true Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) contract. Beck was the contractor working with Perkins + Will as the architect. This project, completed in Fall 2012, also utilized Lean construction practices and component prefabrication. This session will feature a case study showing the initial contract terms and the financial results for the project, as well as lessons learned in implementing IPD and Lean processes on a healthcare project.
    Speaker: Rick del Monte, Beck Architecture
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  • 2014 Forecast: Outlook for Construction Segments, Materials, Labor & Local Markets
  • AGC's chief economist will lead a presentation and facilitate a discussion with PIAC members regarding which segments and regions present the best growth opportunities in 2014 and what industry segments will struggle; which materials may be in short supply or vulnerable to price spikes; and which regions and crafts or professions are most likely to have labor shortages.
    Speaker: Ken Simonson, AGC of America
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  • Creatively Achieving Energy Reduction
  • The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have recently completed a large campus expansion in Golden Colorado using a Performance Based Design-Build acquisition process. Each project included measurable energy performance requirements, resulting in world-class efficiency in a range of offices, labs, supercomputers, and parking structures. During this session we will discuss how DOE and NREL developed and managed upfront contract provisions that lead to cost effective and high performance benchmarks in building construction and operations. We will also discuss how this process allowed our Design-Build teams to leverage innovation in design and construction to integrate energy efficiency as part of the delivery process, and how to achieve significant energy savings (world-class efficiency and net zero energy in operations) within typical construction budgets.
    Speaker: Shanti Pless, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
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Hotel & Registration

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The Broadmoor is conveniently located in beautiful Colorado Springs, Colorado in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. While our 3,000-acre property may feel like a destination retreat, our Colorado Springs luxury resort sits in the middle of the country and is easily accessible for groups traveling from out of state.

The Broadmoor
1 Lake Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Telephone: (719) 577-5775
Website: http://www.broadmoor.com/

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Room Rates: The Conference room rate is $275 plus 9.4% tax—single or double—which includes a Resort Fee.  Within the Resort Fee, the following is included—unlimited access to The Broadmoor Spa Fitness Center, local access and toll-free calls up to one hour in length, credit card, and collect calls, all incoming faxes, wireless and hard line internet access, in-room coffee and tea and a daily newspaper.

Reservation Procedure: To make reservations—Call 1-800-634-7711 and identify your affiliation with The Associated General Contractors of America.

Cutoff Date: September 15, 2013
Cancellation Policy: In order to prevent a cancellation or change fee of one night’s room rate, cancellation or reduction in arrival and/or departure dates must be confirmed no later than seven (7) days prior to your arrival date.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 12:00 PM

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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

AGC Members: $475.00
Non-Members: $550.00
Project Owners: $0/(Comp)
Spouse/Guest (18 years of age or older): $50.00

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Travel

Airports:

Colorado Springs Airport (COS) is conveniently located just 15 minutes from The Broadmoor and is serviced by several major airlines, with non-stop flights available through several U.S.

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Denver International Airport (DEN) is one of the world's largest airports, providing nonstop daily service to more than 126 domestic and international destinations. A major international gateway to the Rocky Mountains, Denver International Airport is located 90 minutes from Colorado Springs.

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Airport Shuttle Services:

From Colorado Springs Airport: Round-trip and one-way shuttle service is available to and from the Colorado Springs Airport. Reservations are required for guaranteed service. Upon arrival at the Colorado Springs Airport, please check in at The Broadmoor Welcome Desk conveniently located in baggage claim.

Airport shuttle fares to and from Colorado Springs Airport are $24 per person one-way.  Small children that are qualified to sit on an adult's lap are eligible to ride free (children are qualified if they are able to sit on an adult's lap on an airplane without purchasing a seat). Fares can be charged to your room. Once your flight plans are finalized, please notify The Broadmoor’s Transportation Department to arrange your shuttle reservations by calling 719.362.3276.

From Denver International Airport: Airport shuttle service to and from Denver International Airport can be arranged online through Colorado Springs Shuttle or by calling 877.587.3456.

Parking at The Broadmoor:

Valet parking is available to all overnight guests of The Broadmoor. The charge is $18 per night. This fee is charged directly to a guest's room.

Valet parking is also available to those guests coming in for the day to dine or shop at our Colorado Springs resort. This is a complimentary, day service. Gratuities are at the guest's discretion.

Self-parking at The Broadmoor is available in the garage only. The charge to self-park for a 24-hour period is $16 per night, including in and out privileges. If a guest would like to self-park for the day, the charges are $4 for the first hour and $2 for each additional hour up to a maximum of $8 per day.

Travel Discounts

Airline Discounts

AGC travelers are eligible for the following discounts on the following airlines:

United Airlines: AGC travelers are eligible for a 2-10% discount off published fares from any city to Colorado Springs Airport (COS) or Denver International Airport (DEN)  by booking online at www.united.com and entering the promotional code ZQ43785053 in the offer code box. Valid for travel between October 12 – 22, 2013.

Delta Airlines: AGC travelers are eligible for a 5-10% discount off published fares from any city to Colorado Springs Airport (COS) or Denver International Airport (DEN) by booking online at www.delta.com and entering Meeting Event Code NMG3Y (“More Search Options” must be selected). Valid for travel between October 12 – 22, 2013.

American Airlines: AGC travelers are eligible for a discount of up to 5% off published fares from any city to Colorado Springs Airport (COS) or Denver International Airport (DEN) if they book online at www.aa.com/group and provide the promotion code 13H3AA for the event.  Valid for travel between October 12 – 22, 2013.

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar: AGC travelers are eligible for a discount when using SuperShuttle and ExecuCar.  The discount code is: 2CP47. Visit http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=2CP47 or call 1-800-258-3826.

Car Rental Discounts

AGC travelers are also eligible for the following discounts on car rental from the following companies:

Avis: AGC travelers are eligible for a variable discount on car rental rates if they book online at www.avis.com and provide AWD Number.

Hertz: AGC travelers are eligible for a variable discount on car rental rates if they book online at www.hertz.com and provide CDP Number 55977 and CV Number 04SF0005.  Valid October 8-26, 2013.

Golf Tournament

The Conference golf tournament will be held Saturday, October 19, 2013 at The Broadmoor’s East Course.  The Broadmoor's East Course is known for its wide, tree-lined fairways and expansive greens. With its challenging terrain and amazing mountain vistas, The East Course is ranked among the best golf courses in the country. Since the large trees can alter your shots and the putting greens difficult to read, the best tip we can offer for those taking on this open course is to remember that putts break away from the mountains.

The golf tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. on the East Course.  The cost to participate is $195.00.  Club Rentals are $69.00 and can be rented at The Broadmoor’s Golf Pro Shop.

Please register for the golf tournament when you register for the meeting.

For more information about the golf tournament contact Rick Brown at brownr@agc.org.

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Travel Discounts

Airline Discounts

AGC travelers are eligible for the following discounts on the following airlines:

United Airlines: AGC travelers are eligible for a 2-10% discount off published fares from any city to Colorado Springs Airport (COS) or Denver International Airport (DEN)  by booking online at www.united.com and entering the promotional code ZQ43785053 in the offer code box. Valid for travel between October 12 – 22, 2013.

Delta Airlines: AGC travelers are eligible for a 5-10% discount off published fares from any city to Colorado Springs Airport (COS) or Denver International Airport (DEN) by booking online at www.delta.com and entering Meeting Event Code NMG3Y (“More Search Options” must be selected). Valid for travel between October 12 – 22, 2013.

American Airlines: AGC travelers are eligible for a discount of up to 5% off published fares from any city to Colorado Springs Airport (COS) or Denver International Airport (DEN) if they book online at www.aa.com/group and provide the promotion code 13H3AA for the event.  Valid for travel between October 12 – 22, 2013.

SuperShuttle and ExecuCar: AGC travelers are eligible for a discount when using SuperShuttle and ExecuCar.  The discount code is: 2CP47. Visit http://www.supershuttle.com/default.aspx?GC=2CP47 or call 1-800-258-3826.

Car Rental Discounts

AGC travelers are also eligible for the following discounts on car rental from the following companies:

Avis: AGC travelers are eligible for a variable discount on car rental rates if they book online at www.avis.com and provide AWD Number.

Hertz: AGC travelers are eligible for a variable discount on car rental rates if they book online at www.hertz.com and provide CDP Number 55977 and CV Number 04SF0005.  Valid October 8-26, 2013.