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

Speakers Include:
Ken Sorenson, Senior Vice President, Mortenson Construction
Richard Jacobson, Executive Vice President, Kraus-Anderson Construction
Brad Wood, COO, McGough Construction
Greg Anderson, President, Anderson Companies
Jon Aune, Director of Land Operations, Lennar
Tim Worke, CEO, Associated General Contractors Minnesota
Mike DeVoe, President, CalAtlantic homes
David Siegel, Executive Director, Builders Association of the Twin Cities
Jason Wilsey, Vice President, Willis Towers Watson
Brian Recker, President, RJM Construction
Jim Hartnett, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

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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