2019 MN Construction Summit: Where the Future Meets

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  • 22 January
  • 23 January

Walter Bond

CEO
Walter Bond Seminars
Like you, Walter Bond knows what it's like to be discounted by everyone around you. To run up against seemingly
insurmountable challenges. To have moments where the challenges were winning.

But Walter recognized a single truth that changed everything:

Peak Performers have no excuses for failure, only reasons for success.

After several stellar high school seasons, Walter earned a scholarship on the University of Minnesota basketball team. As an average college player who was overlooked by the NBA, Walter tapped into a peak performance mindset, changed his work ethic, and found himself a professional NBA basketball player for the Dallas Mavericks.

Now retired from the NBA, Walter Bond shares stories, lessons, and motivation that spark superstars to success, moves middle players into action, and excites attendees to come back for more. When Walter is on the platform, you will have the knowledge and skills you need to take the proven path away from the pack and into the Peak Performer's spotlight.

23 January

Norm Stoehr

Founder
Game Changer Negotiating
Norm is a negotiation coach, entrepreneurship mentor, and founder of Game Changer Negotiating. He started fifteen ventures in four industries — construction, restaurant, real estate development, and business advisory services. Some succeeded and some did not. For ten years, he was an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship in the MBA Program at Metropolitan State University. Since 1985, he facilitated Inner Circle groups in Minneapolis while building a national franchise, which he harvested in 2008. He earned an MBA from the University of Illinois and a BS degree in Building Construction Technology from Bradley University.

His personal interests include golf, cycling, reading, and technology.
As a member of Central Illinois Builders of AGC, he was on the collective bargaining negotiating team, working to reach agreement with three separate trade unions. It was his first schooling in negotiating.

22 January

22 January

Dave Bell

Founder
Cyber Solutions
Dave Bell is the founder and president of Cyber Solutions, a Minnesota-based provider of complete technology solutions. Change is a constant in the world of IT, and so is Dave's resolve to keep his clients ahead of it. For more than 20 years, he has helped small to mid-sized businesses leverage technology as a powerful tool for growth—all while putting an end to their IT nightmares once and for all.

An experienced visionary, Dave has been instrumental in growing Cyber Solutions into one of the state's premier managed service providers. His proven expertise in system uptime, cyber security, and data protection is vital for businesses seeking solutions for the ever-evolving technology challenges of today.

22 January

Paul Burke

Business Acceleration
Serial Entrepreneur and Business Leadership coach. Born & raised in St. Paul, MN with an BS in Business/Speech Communications from the University of Minnesota and an MBA in Entrepreneurial Management from the University of Dallas.

Served as an officer in the US Army & Army Reserves & Commanded the 1019th Service and Supply Company during a successful mobilization for Operation Desert Storm.

Married to Pamela (28years), daughter Anna (23 Years), Brittany puppy RedDog (14years).

25+ years’ experience in sales & marketing leadership in the Consumer Package Industry. Became a full-time entrepreneur in 2007 with the purchase of Mike’s Clean Sweep Services, a commercial post construction cleaning business. Sold business in 2014. In late 2016 purchased Graffic Traffic, a 25-year family Screen Printing & Embroidery business in North St. Paul, Minnesota.

22 January

Terri Erickson, PE

Lean-in-Design Coach
Kata Consulting
After working in the building and industrial industry as a structural engineer and engineering manager for 24 years. Terri is now the owner of a consulting firm that specializes in creatively supporting teams as they implement lean in their projects and firms.

23 January

23 January

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Wanda Kirkpatrick

23 January

Ellie Krug

Founder and President
Human Inspiration Works, LLC
Ellen (Ellie) Krug, when a civil trial attorney in Cedar Rapids with 100+ trials, transitioned from male to female in 2009 and later became one of the few attorneys nationally to try jury cases in separate genders. The author of Getting to Ellen: A Memoir about Love, Honesty and Gender Change (2013), Ellie has trained on diversity and inclusion to court systems, law firms, Fortune 100 corporations, and colleges/universities. A hopeless idealist, Ellie has presented her inclusivity training, Gray Area Thinking®, across the country. In 2016, Advocate Magazine named Ellie one of “25 Legal Advocates Fighting for Trans Rights.” She is also a monthly columnist for Lavender Magazine and a weekly radio host on AM950 radio. Her monthly newsletter, The Ripple, can be found at www.elliekrug.com . Ellie presently lives in Minneapolis and is the founder and president of Human Inspiration Works, LLC (www.humaninspirationworks.com).

22 January

Bonnie Lunzer

Claims Manager
Parsons Electric
Bonnie Lunzer is the Claims Manager for all lines of insurance at Parsons Electric. She has a variety of experience which includes being a Safety Director for 17 years, a MN Workers’ Compensation Claims Representative for State Fund Mutual, and a Medical Case Management assistant for United Health Group.

22 January

Lisa Luebeck

Financial Adviser
Luebeck Wealth Management
Lisa Lue beck is a former public school teacher turned financial adviser, and her practice has been built around providing financial wellness and literacy to women. Her firm caters specifically to the needs of business owners in areas of retirement and succession planning, group benefits, and employee retention. In her free time, Lisa enjoys being on the lake with her husband, Cody, and
two-year-old black labs, Thor and Loki.

22 January

Elise Radaj

Attorney
Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A.
Elise is an attorney with Fabyanske, Westra, Hart & Thomson, P.A., where she focuses her practice on construction and commercial litigation.She represents clients on various issues arising out of construction projects, including mechanic’s lien and construction defect litigation.

22 January

Ryan Ring

Last Planner System Coach
McGough Construction
Ryan is a Lean/ Last Planner System Coach© with 17 years’ experience at a local general contractor.Ryan has also taught the Communication & Leadership and Motivation Units of the STP program at the AGC of MN.

23 January

23 January

Matthew Semerad

Braun Intertec
With nearly 20 years of construction experience, Matthew has performed a variety of quality management roles for the Alberta Ministry of Transportation, Suncor, Shell Global, the Bureau of Reclamation, Connecticut DOT, Massachusetts DOT, and Pennsylvania DOT. One of Matt's most notable projects was the Rapid Bridge Replacement Program in Pittsburgh, PA. This PPP was an initiative to replace 558 aging bridges throughout Pennsylvania. As the program’s Quality Manager, Matt was in charge of the leadership and management of Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Design Quality Control.

22 January

Evon Spangler

Attorney
Spangler and de Stefano, PLLP
Evon represents business owners with issues affecting both their business and their family in primarily transactional and appellate matters, including corporate formation, starting a business, buy-sell agreements, contracts, business succession planning and estate planning. In her role as a counselor of law, she assists clients in understanding their goals, and provides clients with the knowledge to implement their goals. She particularly enjoys advising clients and being part of and watching business owners achieve success. She helps her business clients understand the need to protect themselves in the event that something bad happens.

23 January

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McGough Construction

Gold
McGough is a premier developer, general contractor and construction management firm offering full-service real estate capability. Originally incorporated in 1956 by Peter McGough and his six sons, all descendants of an Irish family of master craftsmen, the firm remains a family-owned company today. McGough is headquartered in Minneapolis/Saint Paul, Minnesota with branch offices in Rochester, Duluth and Saint Cloud, Minnesota; Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Fargo, North Dakota; and Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas that facilitate project development and construction activities nationwide. To learn more, visit www.mcgough.com. McGough is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Veteran Friendly Employer.

Eide Bailly LLP

Bronze
Founded in 1917, Eide Bailly is a Top 25 CPA and business advisory firm in the nation, with 33 offices in 14 states. We have been serving the construction and real estate industry since our inception, and have more than 100 partners and staff who have dedicated their careers to understanding the industry demands and regulations. In addition to this staff, our nearly 1,500 construction clients have access to additional firm consultants with expertise in such areas as cost segregation, technology consulting, forensic and valuation, wealth transition services, buy/sell preparation, litigation support, and executive and controller recruitment (to name a few).

Gopher State One Call

Bronze
Gopher State One Call is the one-call notification system established to act as a communication link between underground facility operators, homeowners, and excavators in the State of Minnesota. GSOC collects information from anyone who is planning to excavate and transmits this information to facility operators who may have underground facilities near the excavation site. After receiving a notice from GSOC, facility operators mark the approximate location of an underground facility with paint or flags, respond to the ticket electronically, or determine the work are is clear.

Kraus-Anderson Companies, Inc.

Bronze
Established in 1897, Kraus-Anderson (www.krausanderson.com) helps Owners define, plan, and create successful outcomes.  Our integrated construction management and commercial real estate development enterprise includes expertise in insurance and financing.

Our collaborative approach encourages early involvement in the facility planning process, bringing the right team members to the table to meet the client’s needs. This enables owners to make informed decisions.
Our Minneapolis, Minn. Headquarters are augmented by regional offices in Madison, Wis., Bismarck, N.D., and Duluth, Bemidji and Rochester Minn. We are deeply committed to living our collective core purpose: Together, Strengthening the Communities we serve.

Minnesota Utility Contractors Association

Bronze
The Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) is a non-profit trade association. MUCA members are involved in sewer, water, storm water, gas, electric, telecom and cable installation, excavation, site work, and trenchless technology. MUCA suppliers and associate members provide the products and services used by our member contractors for their jobs. Our mission is to promote the underground utility industry by providing safety training, continuing education, scholarships, and legislative relations.

MUCA is the leading voice for the underground construction industry. At MUCA, we advocate, we educate, and we participate!

Ames Construction, Inc.

CPP

Dunwoody College

Founded in 1914, Dunwoody College of Technology is a private, not-for-profit college committed to preparing students for great careers in STEM-related fields. Dunwoody’s active, experiential learning model has provided a hands-on, applied education to more than 250,000 men and women, who have gone on to rewarding careers as outstanding technicians, successful entrepreneurs, and industry leaders. Located on the western edge of downtown Minneapolis, Dunwoody offers more than 45 certificate, associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree programs in the areas of Automotive, Business Management, Computer Technology, Construction Sciences & Building Technology, Design & Graphics Technology, Engineering, Radiologic Technology, and Robotics & Manufacturing.

Eide Bailly LLP

Founded in 1917, Eide Bailly is a Top 25 CPA and business advisory firm in the nation, with 33 offices in 14 states. We have been serving the construction and real estate industry since our inception, and have more than 100 partners and staff who have dedicated their careers to understanding the industry demands and regulations. In addition to this staff, our nearly 1,500 construction clients have access to additional firm consultants with expertise in such areas as cost segregation, technology consulting, forensic and valuation, wealth transition services, buy/sell preparation, litigation support, and executive and controller recruitment (to name a few).

KENDELL

KENDELL provides high quality door opening and specialty products (doors, frames, door hardware, and Division 10 products), with services for the commercial construction industry. Our focus centers on institutional and commercial markets, both domestically and globally. We are solution focused in budget, function and aesthetics.

Messerli Kramer

Messerli Kramer is a full-service law firm founded in 1965, providing advice and counsel in matters related to Business Services, Business Litigation and Divorce & Family Law. The attorneys in Messerli Kramer’s Construction and Real Estate group have substantial experience representing developers, owners, and subcontractors in unique and complex construction and real estate litigation arising throughout the project lifecycle. Our litigators and corporate attorneys work together to create efficient solutions and build the best possible case in order to advance client goals, whether in mediation, arbitration, or litigation.

Meyer Contracting

Minnesota Dept. of Labor & Industry OSHA Consultation

MNOSHA Workplace Safety Consultation (WSC) works with employers and employees to solve safety and health problems before they occur. It offers free on-site consultation services, upon request, to help employers improve their safety and health record and lower accident costs. MNOSHA WSC consultants help employers recognize hazards, make recommendations for solving problems and suggest other sources of help that are available. The visit by a consultant is scheduled for a mutually agreeable time and can encompass the entire site, a piece of machinery or a specific work operation.

Minnesota Utility Contractors Association

The Minnesota Utility Contractors Association (MUCA) is a non-profit trade association. MUCA members are involved in sewer, water, storm water, gas, electric, telecom and cable installation, excavation, site work, and trenchless technology. MUCA suppliers and associate members provide the products and services used by our member contractors for their jobs. Our mission is to promote the underground utility industry by providing safety training, continuing education, scholarships, and legislative relations.

MUCA is the leading voice for the underground construction industry. At MUCA, we advocate, we educate, and we participate!

Satellite Shelters, Inc.

Satellite Shelters, Inc. is a nationwide supplier of mobile offices, modular buildings, ground level offices, and blast resistant modules. We provide quality mobile offices and buildings to a wide range of industries, including construction, commercial, education, financial, government, military, petrochemical, and religious institutions. Satellite is dedicated to providing a level of service excellence and quality products that allow our business partners to focus on what's important to them - their goals. For more information about Satellite Shelters, visit www.satelliteco.com.

Vogel Mechanical

Registration

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Meals

Breakfast

07:30 AM 08:00 AM

Keynotes/General Sessions

Keynote - "Outthink...Outprepare...Outperform!"

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

We negotiate multiple times each day. Most of these negotiations are with family, friends, colleagues or customers. What do we need to change in order to gain better outcomes, while enhancing the relationships at the same time?

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "P3 (DBFOM) Basics"

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

With infrastructure deteriorating and limited financing available, public owners look to levy the private sector for aid in the financing of our public projects. What does this mean to you and the construction industry as a whole? Come learn the basics of Design Build Finance Operate Maintain (DBFOM) and Public Private Partnerships.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Gray Area Thinking"

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

We’ve all heard the phrase, “diversity and inclusion”, but what does it actually mean to make a workplace or organization or even our personal lives more diverse and inclusive? How can we get beyond grouping and labeling of other humans according to the color of their skin, the religion they practice, or the country in which they were born? Can we really build a just and inclusive world, especially in this time of such division?

Even more, how can we make our workplace and lives more inclusive of those who are “Other” and different from “us?” Isn’t it time to at least consider a new approach to human inclusivity—where all humans regardless of differences are valued?

Join national speaker, transgender writer and “human inclusionist” Ellen “Ellie” Krug as she conducts her highly valued human inclusivity training, Gray Area Thinking®. This training will provide an easy-to-understand toolset on how to be more welcoming of anyone who is “Other” in our society.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Offsite Fabrication"

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Exhibits & Networking

Exhibits & Networking

10:15 AM 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Putting Game Changer Negotiating to Work"

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

There is so much content in this session that you’re likely to leave with a headache. But, hey, you’re contractors, and therefore used to dealing with complex issues. If you learn how to put this knowledge to use, your approach to the bargaining table will change, you will experience better outcomes, and most importantly, have fun in the process.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Strategic Business Valuations and Their Impact on Succession Values"

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

It is often hard to imagine passing down or selling your business when you are working so hard to manage, operate, and grow your company today! This session will give you an easy-to­ follow timeline of when to start thinking about your succession plan and what you can be doing
today to make for an easier transition down the road.

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Breakout Session - "What Happens When a Contract Goes Bad?"

11:00 AM 12:00 PM

There are many factors to consider when entering into a contract. This session discusses common contracting issues and provides tips to better prepare you for drafting your next contract.

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Meals

Lunch

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

Exhibits & Networking

Exhibits & Networking

01:15 PM 02:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Cybersecurity: The 12 Pillars of Prevention"

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

It seems like only yesterday that the most harm a malicious virus could inflict was to delete files from the infected computer. However, malicious software (aka – malware) has grown into big business. It’s time to get serious about protecting your computers in order to protect your valuable information. Unfortunately, there is no single “silver bullet”. Instead, we must employ “Defense-in-Depth” which is a strategy based on layers of protection. The more layers, the more effective the protection.

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Breakout Session - "Experience Modification Rating (EMR) and Workers' Comp Claims"

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

What factors go into your company’s EMR, why EMR matters, and tips for controlling and reducing it. Although preventing incidents is the primary goal of safety professionals, reducing monetary loss is also essential in today’s competitive marketplace. With an understanding of EMR and its impact on profitability, the safety professional can help prevent financial losses. Tips will include investigation, details that matter, employer/claim representative roles in the process, and medical case management.

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Breakout Session - "Workforce Reintegration"

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Creating an Accountability Culture in Your Organization"

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Achieving better results starts with having accountability within. What is accountability? Who owns it? Where do you start? Why do most organizations fail? How do you implement accountability at all levels of organization?

Participants will receive real, usable tools they can implement immediately within their organization to improve accountability.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Emerging Trends in Precast Concrete"

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

New advancements in precast concrete products are completely changing the design and construction worlds. During this presentation, participants will learn about some of these emerging trends including 3D printing, lightweight wall panels, pre-installed windows, decorate concrete, screen walls…what else? Imagine the possibilities! Attendees will learn how new technologies are changing the way we build and what we build with precast concrete.
Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Agency Construction Forecast"

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

Minneapolis, St. Paul, MNSC, MetCouncil, Hennepin County, State of Minnesota
Exhibits & Networking

Reception

04:30 PM 06:30 PM

Registration

07:30 AM 08:00 AM

Meals

Breakfast

08:00 AM 09:00 AM

Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "It's a New Era: Harassment in the Workplace and its Legal Consequences to Employers"

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

The #MeToo movement should have all employers paying close attention to harassment in the workplace. Through a series of case studies, best practices and legal consequences will be discussed and analyzed.

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Breakout Session - "DBE Program Fraud by Contractors"

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Fradulent practices in utilizing certified businesses occurs under every prime and general contractor doing public work. Whether intentional or accidental the impact of fraud is severe to all parties involved. Partcipants will learn what the fraudulent practices are, why playing by the regulations matters, and what the penalties are if you don't.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Lean in Construction Forum"

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

Lean approaches in construction seek to increase productivity, reduce waste, increase overall value, and improve schedules.This session will include a brief introduction to lean in construction including 5S, Gemba Walks, Last Planner System©.It will also include a lean simulation and an open discussion utilizing lean tools to discuss challenges and opportunities implementing lean in a changing industry.

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Breakout Session - "Lean in Design Forum"

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Lean is a mind-shift from traditional project delivery methods and can be especially challenging in an iterative design environment.This session will equip you with a basic understanding of lean, how it applies to design, and some ideas to begin implementing lean in your project’s design process. This session will also include real project examples and allow you to experience using lean tools for an open discussion.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - Regulatory Panel

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Meals

Lunch

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Keynotes/General Sessions

Keynote Session

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

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