2019 MN Construction Summit: Where the Future Meets

January 22-23, 2019 St. Paul RiverCentre
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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

Erin Anderson

Lean Advocate
KENDELL
Erin Anderson has been involved in commercial construction for the last 20 years in positions ranging from field engineer for a large GC, project manager for a large subcontractor, distributor rep and architectural consultant for product manufacturers. These experiences allow for a diverse perspective on the construction industry and working with clients to identify and solve problems. The current industry shift to earlier involvement and information coming from trade partner participation in both design and construction allows for new opportunities. Erin is the Lean advocate for KENDELL with a focus on target value delivery to our clients.

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

Erika Bjorkman

Account Manager
RDO Integrated Controls
Erika is an Account Manager at RDO Integrated Controls where she works to provide office to field solutions for customers in various trades within the vertical construction industry. She uses her training in Geology and Geographic Information Systems to bring creative ideas and solutions to her customers’ projects.

To contact Erika, please call 612-258-3806 or email at ebjorkman@rdoic.com

23 January

Mat Boie

Sales Representative
Wells Concrete
Mat is a Sale Representative with Wells Concrete in Maple Grove, MN. He has 20 years of experience in the construction industry, in which the past 14 have been with Wells Concrete. Mat received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Minnesota State University – Mankato. He also served as the 2018 President of the Minnesota Construction Association.

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

Wanda Kirkpatrick

Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity
Metropolitan Council
As Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity at the Metropolitan Council, Wanda Kirkpatrick manages strategic planning of equity initiatives, Civil Rights compliance, discrimination, harassment, and inappropriate behavior investigations, and small business contractor compliance. Kirkpatrick serves as an advocate to raise awareness of equity in all aspects of the Met Council and the Metropolitan Region.

Kirkpatrick was born in New Orleans; however, her family was in the Army and she spent her childhood and adult life traveling across the U.S. and abroad. Moving often gave her a keen sense of the diversity of people.Working in both the public and private sector around the world has given Wanda a broad perspective on life and fuels her passion for her work.

Kirkpatrick’s greatest achievements at the Met Council include innovative workforce diversity programs and initiatives such as the 2016 APTA Award Winning Metro Transit Technician Program, the creation of the Met Council’s Equity Implementation Team, and the Metropolitan Council Underutilized Business Program. In 2012 Kirkpatrick was named Minnesota’s Chapter’s, 2012 Woman of the Year by WTS-Advancing Women in Transportation. Along with this,in January of 2018 Kirkpatrick received a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Association of Women Contractors.

Like the rest of Kirkpatrick’s staff in the Office of Equal Opportunity, which she calls her “Dream Team”, Kirkpatrick is passionate and committed to her work at the Council.

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

Karen Marberry

Work Opportunity Tax Credit and Federal Bonding Coordinator
MN Dept of Employment and Economic Development
Karen has worked with the Department of Employment & Economic Development for 20 years. 18 of those years were spent with the Work Opportunity Tax Credit Program and she has been the WOTC Coordinator since 2011.

22 January

Gary Pooley

Regional Sales Manager
Wells Concrete
Gary is the Regional Sales Manager for Wells Concrete in Maple Grove, MN. With over 25 years of experience in the precast concrete industry, Gary has been involved in the contract development process on thousands of projects. He is currently active as a board member at the national level of the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) where he represents precast providers in the Midwest region.

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
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

Ruth Stadheim

Director of Career & Technical Eduction
MN Dept of Corrections
Ruth Stadheim is the Minnesota Department Of Corrections (DOC) Director of Career Technical Education, overseeing career technical programming at all of the MN DOC prisons and two county jails. Ruth is also the director of a Department of Justice Second Chance Act – Technology Careers grant for Minnesota, and the director of the Great Lakes Guaranty Corporation Career Technical grant. Ruth was recently selected as an advisory board member for the National Reentry Resource Center’s (NRRC) Integrated Reentry and Employment Strategies (IRES) project. Ruth has been an active member of three of the Minnesota Governor’s Workforce Development Board committees – GWDB Pathways to Partnerships committee; GWDB One Stop System Design committee; and GWDB Equity committee. In addition, Ruth was active on a combined State agency committee to participate in the writing of the MN State Combined Plan for WIOA funding. Ruth has worked in the Department of Corrections for 16 years, beginning as a teacher and promoting to Director. For the past year Ruth has been working with a Governor’s aide, and State Workforce Development Center staff, on special employment initiatives for people with felony records. Prior to the DOC Ruth taught for ten years in the public school system, and for the past 25 years with the Minnesota State College System as an adjunct instructor. Ruth has Bachelor Degrees in Education and Accounting, a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and an Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership.

22 January

Daniel Stong

Account Manager
RDO Integrated Controls
Daniel is an Account Manager at RDO Integrated Controls where he works with customers to integrate Topcon equipment into their jobsites and workflows. His goal is to introduce new technology with the intention of increasing jobsite efficiency. He provides training and resources to facilitate a seamless transition of equipment to keep companies on track and within their deadlines.

To contact Daniel, please call 612-386-8490 or email at dstong@rdoic.com

23 January

Perry Thompson

Lean Executive Director
Parsons Electric
Perry is the Lean Executive Director at Parsons. Over the last twenty years Perry has held positions of increasing responsibility including estimator, project manager, senior project manager, and division manager of Parsons' Southwest Office in Phoenix, AZ and then returned home as Construction Executive. He was promoted in April of 2015 to Lean Executive Director.

Currently Perry has been coaching and working to develop lean leaders throughout the company from senior managers, middle managers, project managers, to field leaders. In 2017 Perry implemented lean into the prefabrication shop. In January of 2018 the prefabrication shop was moved under Perry’s executive leadership umbrella.

22 January

Eric Thomsen

General Superintendent
Adolfson & Peterson Construction
Eric Thomsen was appointed General Superintendent for AP Midwest in December 2012. In this position, he oversees the region’s field operations. He began his career at AP in 1985 as an apprentice carpenter and became a superintendent in 2000.

In his 37-year career at AP, Eric has worked in numerous market sectors, including education, municipal, healthcare, retail, senior housing, and hospitality. Projects he has worked on include the Nelson Cultural Center at the American Swedish Institute, the Minnesota Veterans Home addition, the new Folkestone at the Promenade for Presbyterian Homes, and multiple projects for the University of Minnesota.

Eric is involved with the Construction Career Training Program (CCTP), a not-for-profit organization started by David Adolfson in 2002 that mentors and trains formerly incarcerated individuals and helps them find full-time jobs in the construction industry. Eric helps select candidates for the program, helps to place them in good jobs and serves as a mentor. He is also active in his church, frequently traveling to developing nations around the world to help with building projects.

22 January

City of Minneapolis

22 January

City of St. Paul

22 January

Hennepin County

22 January

Metropolitan Airports Commission

22 January

Metropolitan Council

22 January

Minnesota State

22 January

MN Dept of Administration

22 January

MN Dept of Labor & Industry

Tyrone Taylor: director of Minnesota OSHA Consultation.
Sara Ellstra: state program administrator – Labor Standards
Karen Bugar: state program administrator – Prevailing Wage
Rick Martagon: state program administrator – Apprenticeship Minnesota

23 January

MN Dept of Transportation

22 January

Ramsey County

22 January

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Finance & Commerce

Gold
Finance & Commerce is the leading local source for the latest news and information on construction, commercial real estate, and economic development in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota. We provide the data that drives better business decisions. Finance & Commerce Top Projects is the premier awards program for the region’s built environment. Honoring the best building and construction projects in Minnesota. Finance & Commerce Top Projects is the must-attend annual event to meet the people and firms who are doing outstanding work in the state’s built environment.

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.

Mortenson

Gold

Baker Tilly

Silver
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Baker Tilly) is a leading advisory, tax and assurance firm whose specialized professionals guide clients through an ever-changing business world, helping them win now and anticipate tomorrow. Headquartered in Chicago, Baker Tilly, and its affiliated entities, have operations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Baker Tilly is an independent member of Baker Tilly International, a worldwide network of independent accounting and business advisory firms in 147 territories, with 33,600 professionals. The combined worldwide revenue of independent member firms is $3.4 billion. Visit bakertilly.com or join the conversation on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Sovran

Silver
Sovran is a women-owned, technology SUCCESS Provider based in Minnesota with a dedication to help educate businesses in the ever-changing world of IT and security.

We specialize in helping small to medium business's protect their business, learn more about IT and how it can be used in their environment.We then help them to implement our resources into their environment.

We are well versed in Security, Cloud, Managed Services, Disaster and Recover Plans, Product Procurement, Professional Services and so much more. The breadth of Sovran’s capabilities enables us to create a sound plan based on the requirements of your business. Our service offerings and experts who implement and support each IT Infrastructure system, your company will be primed to meet existing goals and achieve those just on the horizon.

3M

Bronze

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.

Jorgenson Construction Inc.

Bronze
Jorgenson Construction is a local, family-owned general contractor that specializes in commercial construction, renovation and tenant improvement projects. Our team of relationship-focused construction professionals are passionate about building exceptional experiences for every client. We are dedicated to the vision of our company and take an authentic, collaborative, and honest approach to our work.

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!

Ryan Companies

Bronze
Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, capital investment consultant, builder and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works. Ryan market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare and senior living. Ryan development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. Ryan has nearly 1,300 employees in 15 offices and has completed projects in 39 states. For more information, visit ryancompanies.com.

Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC (TTLO Law)

Bronze
Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC (“TTLO Law”) is a specialized construction and real estate firm serving clients throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. With decades of experience in construction law, TTLO Law attorneys have the skill and resourcefulness necessary to effectively advocate for each client’s unique interests. Our attorneys work smart, whether through mediation, arbitration, or litigation, advancing creative solutions that meet clients’ goals.

3M PPE Safety Solutions

From the most basic to the most specialized needs, 3M offers the health and safety protection you and your workers need most, so everyone can perform at their best.

American Engineering Testing

Founded in 1971, American Engineering Testing, Inc. (AET) is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm, specializing in geotechnical, pavement, environmental, and forensic engineering; construction materials engineering and testing; and building technology.  Our technical expertise, in-house lab and drilling resources, decades of experience, and rock-solid reputation attract quality-minded regional, national, and international clientele from both public and private sectors. Nearly 300 engineers, geologists, scientists and technical staff stand ready at AET to support your project -- from the design phase to ground-breaking, on through project completion, and beyond.

Ames Construction, Inc.

Ames Construction is among the 20 largest self-performing highway heavy contractors in the US. We are a first generation family owned company that tackles projects that are less than $1 million to over $1 billion in size. Ames values integrity, employee training and development, earnestness, a strong work ethic, safety, quality, a can do spirit and is committed to delivering successful projects to all of our clients.

Astro Engineering and Manufacturing

Astro Engineering & Manufacturing is a reliable fabricator for ornamental, specialty, and decorative metals for use in architectural projects. Specializing in aluminum and stainless steel, we produce railings/guardrails, perforated panels, kiosks, column covers, pergolas, and more. All our fabricating is done in-house, including AWS certified welding. We offer extra value in providing design for manufacturing services for best price and shorter lead time. Our in-house capabilities give us more control over projects and meeting schedules. We are serious about providing outstanding workmanship and customer service for every project. Plus, we are certified DBE and WBE to fulfill your diversity goals.

Bloomington Security Solutions

We're a professional locksmith and electronic security company with a commercial door division offering door installation, replacement and repairs. We integrate electronic products including video surveillance, access control and security alarms with mechanical hardware for complete solutions. Professional installation includes training and ongoing system support. Locksmithing services include rekeys, high-security keyways, master-key systems, intelligent key systems and safe sales and service. We offer all door hardware, including ADA handicap openers, door closers, panic bars, latch guards. Call 952-881-0896 for convenient on-site service or visit us at our two locksmith shops: 9905 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington and 4448 Nicollet Ave.

Boyum Barenscheer

At Boyum Barenscheer, our construction and engineering CPAs have extensive experience helping contractors, engineers and trade professionals manage their business to produce maximum results. We are actively involved in numerous organizations, including the AGC, AWC and CFMA, to ensure we’re on top of emerging issues and industry trends. Our recognition includes being selected as one of only 75 accounting firms across the nation to be a member of the Construction Industry CPAs and Consultants (CICPAC), and the only member in Minnesota. From tax and audit to business advisory services, you can count on Boyum Barenscheer to help your organization build financial success.

Brock White Company

Brock White Company LLC provides specialty products to the concrete and masonry construction markets. These products include hand tools, specialty chemicals, waterproofing materials, caulking, insulation, highway sealants, concrete, and masonry accessories, concrete repair and restoration materials and coatings. Brock White is also a leading supplier and resource for Brick, This Brick, Stone (both Natural and Manufactured) and Cladding and all accessories along with being a leading supplier of Geosynthetics, Geotextiles, Erosion Control, Stormwater Management and water quality products. To learn more about Brock White, call the local office or visit their website: www.brockwhite.com

CorTalent

At CorTalent, our purpose is to accelerate business growth through great people.We do this by helping our clients find, select and retain top talent.Our services include retained search, HR consulting, hiring assessments, and automated recruitment platforms.Our top industries include construction, manufacturing, engineering, distribution, and sales as a discipline across all industries.We get the people part right.

Country Financial

For more than 90 years, COUNTRY Financial employees and representatives have been helping individuals and their families achieve financial security. We are able to help provide financial security by working directly with individuals to identify their specific needs. We then offer a full range of insurance and financial products and services from auto, home, business and life insurance to retirement planning services, investment management and annuities.

CPP

The Construction Partnering Program creates increased opportunities for majority and minority owned firms in the construction industry. The program partners majority contractors and subcontractors with women and minority owned businesses to create a mentoring partnership. The program is funded by the City of Saint Paul and facilitated by the Association of Women Contractors.

Danny's Construction Company

Danny’s Construction Company is a leader in the steel erection industry because we recognize and embrace the uniqueness of each project and strive to provide innovative and creative methods for erecting structures of varied sizes, functions, locations and difficulty. The successful construction of any building, bridge or arena is only as strong as the erection plan and its execution, and we work tirelessly to offer solutions to the structural challenges presented on each job site.

DH Vision

ParSecurity and DH Vision have partnered and collaborated to create a first in mobile technology and surveillances services for solutions requirement organizations and Integrators.

ParSecurity has provided security solutions to customers for over 20 years. We custom design our security systems to offer a real solution at an affordable price. The construction industry can depend on our company to monitor, secure and provide live video of their sites.
DH Vision is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of low voltage video surveillance equipment that serves clients in North and South America. Our primary product lines feature cutting edge IP technology and overall reliability. Our mission is to create a positive business environment where all parties can benefit from mutual reinforcement.

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.

Egan Company

Egan Company is a fully integrated, specialty contractor that delivers attention, commitment, and craftsmanship to every project. Egan serves every stage of a building’s life, providing in-house expertise in planning, design, building, and maintenance. Core services include: mechanical, electrical, engineering & design, curtainwall/glazing/panel systems (InterClad), millwrights, fabrication, building systems, controls & system integration, and service.

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).

Executive Sales & Leasing

Executive Sales & Leasing is an independent fleet provider to businesses, and consumers. We partner with all manufactures of vehicles, equipment, and financial services. We are a full-service resource. This includes vehicle/equipment acquisition, financing, title and licensing, trade-in, and disposal of expiring units. We help to minimize your cost, time, and energy involved with having your fleet. We also have customized maintenance programs available. We utilize several different specialized incentive programs for new acquisitions while maximizing the net proceeds from selling retired units. We partner with financial institutions willing to provide credit at lower than market rates. Our client centered company is ready to is serve you!

Finance & Commerce

Finance & Commerce is the leading local source for the latest news and information on construction, commercial real estate, and economic development in the Twin Cities and across Minnesota. We provide the data that drives better business decisions. Finance & Commerce Top Projects is the premier awards program for the region’s built environment. Honoring the best building and construction projects in Minnesota. Finance & Commerce Top Projects is the must-attend annual event to meet the people and firms who are doing outstanding work in the state’s built environment.

Froehling Anderson

Froehling Anderson is a leading CPA firm providing business consulting, tax, audit and accounting services. Founded in 1946 as a Minneapolis business consulting firm, Froehling Anderson has continued to build upon its strong heritage of sound, strategic advice to our clients. We’ve gained critical industry experience and market intelligence while consulting with companies. We have built relationships with industry experts to let us know what’s ahead in your industry. We have a simple philosophy about the way we approach the accounting business: “Put the people before the numbers” and work with construction companies to grow their businesses.

Huffcutt/Stein Bros. Steel/Royal Ready Mix

Huffcutt offers a diverse precast concrete product line including standard and customized modular buildings, restrooms, vault toilets, utility buildings, and recreational products as well as secure storage, agricultural products, septic tanks, and more. Located in Chippewa Falls, WI and servicing the Midwest.

Stein Bros. Steel specializes in pre-fabricated rebar mats, specialty fabricated steel products and structural steel. Conveniently located in St. Paul, MN, Chippewa Falls and Rice Lake, WI.

Royal Ready Mix delivers quality ready-mix concrete with exceptional service to commercial, DOT, and residential construction sites serving all the communities that surround the St. Paul area.

IPS Cranes

A Certified Women-Owned Small Business founded in 1988 in St. Paul, MN. We are a custom crane manufacturer who is able to take your concept from drawing to manufacturing. We have 50+ years of combined engineering experience with a full-scale manufacturing facility. We pride ourselves on delivering innovative, sustainable crane solutions around the world. We are the OEM for IPS CRANES, American, Ohio Locomotive Cranes, and the IPS Metro Crane (patent-pending emission–free metro crane). We also offer crane rebuilds, crane rentals, service solutions and a complete inventory of OEM replacement parts for the crawler, locomotive, and the metro crane industry.

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.

MC Tool & Safety Sales

A family owned company founded in 2002 as McClellan Sales we distribute quality construction tools, safety equipment and industrial supplies. Specialties include: confined space gas monitor sales and service, calibration and bump test gas; fall protection; hand tools; diamond blades, diamond core bits, and many other jobsite tools.

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.

Metzger Building Materials

Metzger Building Materials provides a full line of building products to support both large and small contractors across the Twin Cities. Products include drywall, steel, lumber, insulation, ceiling tile, concrete block, mud, tape and more.

Quality service is a key factor of Metzger’s long-term success. A fleet of boom trucks is on the road early each morning delivering products to job sites – ensuring customers have what they need when their crews arrive.

Metzgers is known for their “Yes We Can”, attitude. If a contractor is looking for an odd sized or unusual product, they will find it and deliver.

Meyer Contracting

Meyer Contracting is a MBE, Native American firm with over 30 years of construction experience in Earthwork, Utilities, Piling, Demolition & Concrete Structures. Meyer excels in problem solving and value engineering while focusing on accelerate schedules and reduced risk all while saving our clients time and money. At Meyer Contracting, our goal is to blend knowledge and experience and apply it to every job; giving each client and project the benefit of the “Sum of All of Us”.

Michels Corporation

Michels is a diverse infrastructure and utility contractor self-performing construction throughout North America and abroad. Michels is a knowledgeable, reliable leader in the design and execution of deep foundations, heavy civil work, earth retention, ground improvement and highway and paving construction. Whether your project requires extreme rock drilling, large-diameter caissons, depths beyond 175 feet or low-clearance drilling, Michels will execute the best, most cost-effect solution.

Midwest Radio Rentals/Ancom Communications, Inc.

Since 1991 ANCOM Communications has provided communication solutions and support to the construction industry and is a Platinum Channel Partner for Motorola Solutions’ two-way radio equipment and systems. Midwest Radio Rentals (MRR), a division of ANCOM, provides two-way radio equipment and accessories to those requiring communications without the long-term investment, utilizing current, high quality Motorola products with Metro and out state digital coverage opportunities. Both ANCOM and MRR have extensive experience and a reputation for delivering results, whatever your communications requirements or application may be. ANCOM and MRR have locations in both Burnsville and Rochester, MN to serve you.

Minnesota Department of Labor & Industry, Apprenticeship

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 Laborers-Employers Cooperation & Education Trust (LECET)

Minnesota Laborers - Employers Cooperation & Education Trust (LECET) was created in 1992 as a non profit joint Labor / Management cooperation organization affiliated with the Minnesota Laborers Union (LIUNA Minnesota / North Dakota). LECET promotes the many benefits of union construction while addressing initiatives that are of mutual benefit to both signatory Union Contractor employers and Laborers Union members of Minnesota and North Dakota.

Minnesota Transportation Alliance

The Minnesota Transportation Alliance works to coordinate and educate diverse groups statewide to effectively advocate for a safe, efficient transportation system that works for everyone.
Originally organized back in 1893, the Minnesota Transportation Alliance is a statewide coalition of organizations advocating for a safe and effective transportation system that works for all Minnesotans. Our Alliance includes local governments, businesses, labor, the transportation industry, transit systems, rail, waterways, and airports. In short, our members are on the front lines, planning, designing, building and operating Minnesota’s transportation system every day.

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!

Mobile Air

Mobile Air provides heating, cooling, dehumidification and chiller rental solutions for the construction industry.

With locations throughout North America, our sales and service technicians are available to partner with you to solve your short and long term rental needs. Mobile Air is the exclusive supplier of Tioga Air Heaters direct and indirect fired heating equipment. Our combined product offering presents the industry’s largest selection of HVAC equipment.

NoteVault

NoteVault provides innovative voice-to-text-based mobile reporting solutions for the commercial construction industry. NoteVault enables superintendents to quickly and easily report project activity from the field using nothing but their voice and their mobile phone. This information is transcribed and made available through email or a web-based interface. NoteVault saves contractors time and money, while protecting against potential lawsuits.

Integrations with Prolog, Procore, CMiC, BIM360; over 1,200 General and Sub Contractors with Projects worldwide using the NoteVault Platform to document everything!

Visit www.notevault.com

PlanGrid

PlanGrid is a construction productivity software used on more than 1 Million projects around the world. PlanGrid provides contractors and owners in commercial, heavy civil and residential construction the tools they need to collaborate effectively and collect and manage project information throughout the project’s construction and operations lifespan.

PlanGrid increases team productivity by streamlining document management and control, providing collaborators with easy access to all project information from any device, and enabling seamless collaboration. This leads to building the most comprehensive record set for the entire construction and operations lifecycle and consistently delivering on time and on budget.

Red Cedar Steel Erectors, Inc.

Red Cedar Steel Erectors, Inc. has been one of the country’s leading providers of structural steel erection services for four decades. Since 1977, the company has placed the highest priority on safety, training and quality workmanship. Red Cedar Steel is an AISC Certified company.

Our success would not be possible without top-quality union Iron Workers, certified equipment operators and skilled project managers.

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.

Sharrow Lifting Products

Sharrow Lifting Products provides personalized solutions for the overhead lifting industry. Our sales staff are known for their problem solving and application analysis. For 65+ years, we have worked closely with clients in many industries to assist in the proper selection, use, and maintenance of their overhead lifting products. From the design and install of your overhead crane systems to picking out the right shackle for your lift, Sharrow Lifting Products does it all and everything in between.

Skold Specialty Contracting

Since our inception in 1992, we've grown into four specialized companies: Skold Construction Services, Skold Door Company, Skold Commercial Contracting and Skold Specialty Contracting. Each company provides its own unique array of professional services to clients throughout the Midwest. Skold Specialty Contracting is the door expert in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Northwest Iowa, Western Wisconsin, Wyoming and Montana.

Smith Schafer

Smith Schafer is a recognized leader in providing accounting, auditing and consulting services to the construction industry. Our Construction Group, comprised of numerous professionals, is committed to serving over 500 Minnesota construction and real estate entities. To bring you innovative solutions, our Construction Group stays on top of industry issues, trends, tools and technologies to ensure we give you the best possible advice. Smith Schafer professionals have serviced the construction industry since 1971. Contact us today - www.smithschafer.com

Sovran

Sovran is a women-owned, technology SUCCESS Provider based in Minnesota with a dedication to help educate businesses in the ever-changing world of IT and security.

We specialize in helping small to medium business's protect their business, learn more about IT and how it can be used in their environment.We then help them to implement our resources into their environment.

We are well versed in Security, Cloud, Managed Services, Disaster and Recover Plans, Product Procurement, Professional Services and so much more. The breadth of Sovran’s capabilities enables us to create a sound plan based on the requirements of your business. Our service offerings and experts who implement and support each IT Infrastructure system, your company will be primed to meet existing goals and achieve those just on the horizon.

The Builders Group

TBG has grown to become the #1 self-insured workers’ comp fund in Minnesota, exclusive to the construction trades. Through TBG, the construction industry has access to affordable, high-quality workers’ comp tailored specifically to their needs. They have a partner who fully understands their risks and is committed to helping them lower costs, create safer workplaces and take better care of their workers. That’s how we make workers’ comp work.

Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC (TTLO Law)

Thompson Tarasek Lee-O’Halloran PLLC (“TTLO Law”) is a specialized construction and real estate firm serving clients throughout Minnesota and the Upper Midwest. With decades of experience in construction law, TTLO Law attorneys have the skill and resourcefulness necessary to effectively advocate for each client’s unique interests. Our attorneys work smart, whether through mediation, arbitration, or litigation, advancing creative solutions that meet clients’ goals.

Trossen Wright Plutowski Architects

Trossen Wright Plutowski Architects (TWP) is a Minneapolis-based architecture firm, founded in 1967. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide high-quality and personal architectural service that exceeds expectations. To achieve this, firm principals are committed to remain active on every job from start to finish.

TWP takes a collaborative approach to design, recognizing that there are stakeholders at all levels of the process who have valuable input to the project. We take the time to listen to feedback and allow everyone to have a voice. Good communication is the key and the resulting quality environments that we create make a difference in the daily lives of all building occupants. Our core service markets include senior care, multifamily housing, hospitality, and retail.

Union Construction Workers' Compensation Program

In 1997 the UCWCP was created by union contractors and trade union leaders to limit the negative financial impact of work injuries on contractors and their union employees. The UCWCP’s tools reduce Experience Modification Ratings (EMR), helping our contractors win more bids and employ more union trade workers. As a supplement to required workers’ compensation insurance coverage, sponsoring insurance carriers reimburse the contractor the program membership fees.

Making Work Comp Work Right at www.ucwcp.com.

Veit & Company, Inc.

With more than 700 employees and an unmatched commitment to safety, Veit is on site and on task at many of the most critical points of a commercial, municipal, or industrial construction project. Specialty contracting services include earthwork, foundations, demolition, underground utilities, hydraulic dredging, industrial cleaning, and more. The waste management companies and Veit disposal systems provide roll-off containers and transport, recycling, and disposing solid waste such as construction and demolition debris and industrial solid waste.

Viant Crane

Vogel Mechanical

Vogel Mechanical, Inc. is your expert source for Commercial HVAC, Industrial Ventilation, Plumbing, and Piping needs.We assist you with the selection, design, installation, and maintenance of your mechanical systems from the routine to most unique, by providing superior craftsmanship and ongoing communication. Our Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication brings just-right solutions for your facility and occupancy allowing for innovation, efficiency and aesthetic touches. Vogel Mechanical, Inc. is also a certified Woman-Owned Small with an expertise of compliance, commitment to diversity, and proven track record on public jobs that make us a valued partner for Government and Publicly Funded Projects.

Xcel Energy

At Xcel Energy we're becoming even more customer focused, forward thinking, and productive, in an effort to provide you the safe, reliable, affordable energy that you need and expect.

Cement Masons, Plasterers & Shophands Local 633 Training

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Goodwill-Easter Seals Construction Training

Minneapolis Urban League

The Minneapolis Urban League

Mission
We are unapologetic and relentless advocates for equity, justice and power for African descendants.

Vision
An equitable society can be realized.

Values
Respect. Integrity. History. Excellence. Collaboration. Leadership.

We believe…
The cultural heritage and assets of people of African descent are a rich resource of creativity, power and beauty.

To become influential stakeholders in the economy, African descendants must strive for and achieve economic empowerment and self-sufficiency to build wealth that can be passed on generationally.

Change in our personal lives, families and communities is not enough. A profound and systemic transformation is necessary.

Unity among African descendants and collaboration across race and culture will accelerate the transformation we seek.

Minneapolis Urban League has a vital role as advocate and thought leader for issues affecting African descendants in the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Since 1926, the Minneapolis Urban League has served as advocate, catalyst and educator to African descendants in the Twin Cities.

Today, we continue this work by providing direct services to more than 6,000 people annually and advocating for effective and beneficial public policy for over 20,000 residents of Minnesota.

The Programs that are offered are:

Workforce-Our Job Developers provide high-quality career coaching, job training and employment opportunities to anyone seeking employment. We are committed to addressing unemployment, and diversifying the workforce.

College & Career-We provide school-aged youth with the pathway to becoming successful academically, personally and socially. Our programs are designed to positively impact high school completion and are inclusive of all youth.

Health & Wellness-Our health and wellness initiatives address the various social factors that impact life and well-being, understanding that health is more than just our medical condition.

Wealth-We provide financial capability, homeownership, and rental housing to help our community achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Construction-Minneapolis Urban Leagues LEAP Program-identifies minority males and females who are interested in the building and construction trades; creates employment opportunities for these individuals and helps them develop the skills required to succeed in the trades. The program also helps employers retain well-qualified individuals.

The LEAP program provides case management, job development, assessment, work-readiness counseling or classes, job placement and support services to assist minorities and women obtain and retain employment in the trades. Program staff works with unions and employers to increase the number of apprenticeship positions, and ensure these positions are open to minorities and women.

Minnesota CareerForce - Veterans Employment

Staff in the Minnesota CareerForce locations include specially trained Veterans Employment Representatives that work exclusively with Veterans. As Veterans themselves, they understand military experience and training, and how it applies to jobs in the civilian workplace. We provide one-to-one assistance to job seeking Veterans, and help great Minnesota businesses recruit and hire Veterans.

MnDOT/DEED Re-Construction Training/Placement (RTP) Program

The MnDOT/DEED Training Initiatives – including the preceding MnDOT/DEED PIE Programs, the MnDOT/DEED Highway Heavy Construction Training Programs and the current Re-Construction Training/Placement Programs – have been dedicated to improving highway construction employment opportunities for minority and women citizens of Minnesota since our first Program in 2001. Each year better than 65% of our graduates have secured and retained highway construction employment - and our 2017 and 2018 graduates have achieved 80% and 90% placement/retention respectively. We screen, train and graduate the best candidates – and our employer partners appreciate this fact and expect that our graduates are solidly focused upon and committed to their careers in highway construction.

Operating Engineers Local 49 Training Center

Summit Academy

Takoda - American Indian OIC

History and Background
Takoda is the career pathways division of the American Indian OIC, located in South Minneapolis. Meaning, “all are welcome” in the Lakota language, Takoda’s services are open to all while maintaining strong roots in Indigenous culture. Takoda features an alternative high school, foundational education and GED attainment, career planning, post-secondary vocational education, and employment placement in Minnesota’s high-demand industries.

Takoda’s Approach
The goal of the Takoda Programs is to not only help people in poverty, unemployment or seeking advancement obtain a job, but to provide an educational foundation that secures employment in positions that have opportunities for professional and financial growth. The organization achieves this by educating people from all academic levels and moving them forward to a more stable and thriving future. Most participants in our training programs have the ability to acquire hands on experience in their field by working with local businesses and nonprofits.

Services
Takoda Prep - Alternative high school
Takoda GED - Adult Basic Education and flexible GED preparation Takoda Institute - Career training
Takoda Works - Employment Placement

Training and Education
Information Technology
- Computer Support Services, A+, N+, ITSM, IT Fundamentals, Business
- Digital Office Professional, Customer Service, Intro to MS, Keyboarding
Healthcare
- Patient Services Specialist
Trades
- Warehouse Training, Excavator Training, Equipment Operator Training
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Registration

07:00 AM 08:00 AM

Exhibits & Networking

Exhibits

07:00 AM 06:00 PM

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 - "Prefabrication – 5S & Continuous Improvement"

09:15 AM 10:15 AM

We will walk through the obvious and hidden advantages of pre-installed door hardware. Obstacles, costs and benefits will be discussed, as well what is needed for a smooth pre-installed, “just as needed” installation.

Also: A discussion on how implementing 5S into our prefabrication shop changed our world. We thought 5S was about being neat and organized until we hired an outside consultant. The value and challenge continuous improvement has with our prefabrication team.

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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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Game Changer Negotiating Workbook.pdf Download Link
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 Sessions

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 Sessions

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 Sessions

Breakout Session - "Workforce Reintegration"

02:15 PM 03:15 PM

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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.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Agency Construction Forecast"

03:30 PM 04:30 PM

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

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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 Sessions

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 Sessions

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

Presented by:
Tyrone Taylor: director of Minnesota OSHA Consultation.
Sara Ellstra: state program administrator – Labor Standards
Karen Bugar: state program administrator – Prevailing Wage
Rick Martagon: state program administrator – Apprenticeship Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry representatives will provide a brief presentation of MNOSHA, Labor Standards, Prevailing Wage and Apprenticeship. Time will be allowed for Q & A following the presentation.

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Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session - "Vertical Construction: Integrated Solutions From the Ground Up"

10:30 AM 11:30 AM

Join us at the intersection of this emerging technology and your construction goals. Watch as we demonstrate how these office-to-field solutions create a seamless workflow. We will give you a glimpse into how these solutions impact everyone from the engineers in the drawing room to the field crews on deck. Technology-integrated solutions permit all trades to coordinate their work and accommodate an ever changing work environment. This flexible technology will promote efficiency and reduce costs without sacrificing the high quality of your work.

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Meals

Lunch

11:30 AM 12:30 PM

Keynotes/General Sessions

Keynote Session

12:00 PM 01:00 PM

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