2018 Construction Summit


2018 Construction Summit
Thursday, January 25, 2018
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Program
Golden Valley Country Club
7001 Golden Valley, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

7:55 AM Welcome & Introduction

8:00 AM Industry Assessment: Opportunities in today’s Commercial Construction Marketplace
• 2017 Construction Recap
• How are we repositioning our firms and how are we preparing our firms for the future
• What is in the current pipeline and what types of projects are you working on.
• How are our people working differently today and how are deals getting done
• The changing landscape and how we are working differently with Sub Contractors & Other Service Providers
• What is in the pipeline for 2018: Important Projects that will impact our industry
• Future Outlook, Trends and Predictions of the Commercial Construction Industry

8:50 AM Sub Contractors Perspective: The value of Collaborating with General Contractors and Developers
• What is the most important challenges the construction industry is facing today?
• How is this affecting your relationship with contractors, developers and owners?
• What are you doing to address the shortage of skilled workers and young people in the trades?
• What trends are you seeing today that will impact your business
• Do you see any long term industry changes that the contractor industry is moving towards
• Minnesota recently passed a new "Responsible Contractor" statute.  Do you see any significant issues for the construction industry?
• Future Trends & Predictions that contractors need to know

9:40 AM Break

9:50 AM Securing Your Legal Interests & Reducing your overall Risk
• An important list of Need to Know laws & pending legislation that contractors should be aware of
• How to secure rock solid legal documents & structuring agreements better
• Solutions for dealing with troubled or failed projects
• Other Legal Development that have been impacted that will effect contractors

10:20 AM Addressing Construction Workforce Challenges
• Outline of workforce challenges impacting the construction and trades industries
• Demographics and social situations – Retiring baby boomers intersecting with a generation that often has little interest or background in construction
• Project/owner diversity goals for workforce composition
• How to recruit/retain people of color, women, and millennials in the construction industry
• How unions/apprenticeship programs are addressing workforce concerns
• Effects of a worker shortage on construction – Are we experiencing increased costs, postponed projects, new productivity enhancements, etc.?
• How contractors are mitigating workforce concerns

11:10 AM Opportunities in today’s Residential Construction & Home Building Marketplace
• 2017 Home Construction Recap
• Land Prices, Home Prices & Market Trends
• What is the profile of the New Home Buyer today
• What is in the current pipeline and what types of projects are working in today’s marketplace?
• How home builders are working differently today and how are projects getting done
• The changing landscape of the home building industry
• Future Outlook and Predictions of the Home Building Industry and what’s in store for 2018

12:00 PM Adjourn & Networking

2018 Construction Summit


  • When

  • Thursday, January 25, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Central Time

  • Where

  • Golden Valley Country Club
    7001 Golden Valley
    Golden Valley, Minnesota 55427

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