Contractor Success Indicators Continuing Education Series

The continuing education series is for contractors with three years in the construction business, and provides an executive overview via a panel of professionals and instructors for each subject area.

These two-hour class sessions are supplemented with additional materials, resources and Owner / Developer Business Development briefings, mentoring, one-on-one sessions and in-depth classes. 

Construction Accounting

  • Creation and utilization of income statements
  • Ratios
  • Costs
  • Statement of expenditures
  • Cash flow
  • Use of funds
  • Taxes
  • Net worth
  • Job costing
  • How accountants can help
  • What to look for in an accountant

Legal

  • Construction language
  • Contracts
  • General conditions
  • Notices of commencement and furnishing
  • Liens
  • Waivers
  • Owners funding
  • Standard agreements
  • Sub contractor, payment provisions, stored materials, notice provisions
  • What’s negotiable and how to negotiate?
  • What type legal counsel is needed?

Banking & Bonding

  • Requirements and relationships
  • Invalidation issues
  • Credit
  • Bonds

Estimating & Bidding

  • Plans / specifications
  • Job costing
  • Manpower / materials
  • Bid submission
  • Negotiation
  • Award
  • Procurement
  • Takeoffs and change orders
  • All as viewed by GC / CM and subcontractor

Safety & Health

  • Creation and management of safety program
  • Risk management
  • Pre-construction tips

Construction Technology

  • Hardware / network
  • Software (accounting, estimating, design, data / document management)
  • Essentials
  • Trends
  • Products / solution

Insurance

  • Minimizing exposure
  • Liability
  • Casualty
  • Coverage
  • Health
  • Workers Compensation

Human Resources, Management and Organizational Dynamics

  • Guidelines
  • Health insurance
  • Dealing with unions
  • Time management
  • Staffing
  • Delegation

Sustainable Construction Practices

  • Environmental
  • Advanced energy
  • LEED
  • Lean
  • Hazardous materials

Communication, Marketing and Presentations

  • To employees, unions, owners, and financial providers