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March 6 Wednesday March 6, 2019

12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Registration

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Finance Committee Meeting

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Executive Committee Meeting

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Exhibitors Set-Up

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

President’s Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

Sponsored by

Consolidated Electrical Distributors

March 7 Thursday March 7, 2019

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Clint Swindall, The Power of Personal Engagement

Opening General Session & Keynote Speaker: The Power of Personal Engagement—Our Daily Contribution to a Culture of Employee Engagement by Clint Swindall, The Power of Personal Engagement
The engagement of employees continues to be a top priority for business leaders—and for good reason. Research indicates a highly engaged workforce can increase productivity, profitability, and innovation, while reducing costs associated with attracting and retaining new employees. In a nutshell, engaged employees are good for business.

With research also showing that less than one-third of employees are truly engaged, an ongoing effort must be made to build a culture to overcome employee disengagement. While we work to engage employees, we must first consider our own level of engagement. Every day we walk through the doors of our office we are either adding to or taking away from the culture of the organization. There is no middle ground. Our personal engagement is our daily contribution to a culture of employee engagement.

In this keynote presentation, Clint Swindall will take a look at personal engagement and the impact it has on the engagement of those around us. Often our biggest obstacle to building a strong culture of employee engagement is standing in our shoes. Swindall will identify some simple steps to focus on personal leadership and discuss how small adjustments can positively impact the engagement of those around us.

Sponsored by

Commerce Bank

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Contractor Education Workshop: Unique Technology Solutions—A Game Changer for the Subcontractor by Brian Moore, Co-Founder and President, Kahua, Alpharetta, Ga.
In this workshop, you will learn about unique and available technology solutions and how to leverage them. Brian Moore will discuss how to finally solve the data ownership issue, and he will explain how subcontractors drive change versus change being driven on them by general contractors.

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

EDs’ Council Meeting and Training

Sponsored by

GrowthZone

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Lunch Buffet

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Exhibitor Break Down

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Free Time

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Board Liaison and ED “Meet & Greet”

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Networking Tour Music City Pub Crawl ($75.00/person not included in registration fee)
This “Pub Crawl” is more than just a bar crawl! This tour will mix the fun of a bar crawl, with shots of entertaining history, stir in stories from the city’s past, add a splash of silly toasts and talented guides, then garnish with some of the best live music in town. The final concoction is a really fun and memorable experience. Even Nashville natives are amazed at the stories they hear. The three-hour, guided, walking tour takes place right in the heart of the action of downtown Nashville. The tour stops at five cool watering holes with a drink at each location. Appetizers will be available. Each stop will offer a lighthearted look at Music City’s past.

March 8 Friday March 8, 2019

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Breakfast

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Contractor Education Workshop: The Impact of the A/E Fiduciary Duty on Construction by Ujjval K. Vyas, Ph.D., J.D., Principal, Alberti Group, Chicago, Ill.
An independent and affirmative fiduciary duty to the owner/principal/client from the licensed design professional will change many of the current dynamics between the parties in delivering more efficient and competent design services. This revolutionary new way to understand the complete set of duties required of licensed design professionals promises to radically alter the landscape of the construction industry. But of course, this will necessitate changes in the way contractors, subcontractors, estimators, owners, and manufacturers approach the delivery of the project as a whole. This workshop will explain what a fiduciary duty is and why it applies to licensed design professionals, and will discuss the implications for limitation of liability clauses; the use of standard contracts; and the changed structure of the relationships in design build delivery methods. Subcontractors at all levels of scope and size will be affected by this new regime and will have to participate actively in understanding and delivering outcomes under such conditions to remain competitive.

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy Meeting—Part 1

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Executive Director Education

Sponsored by

GrowthZone

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

Sponsored by

F.L. Crane & Sons
Kelar Pacific
The Contractors Plan by Fringe Benefit Group

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Contractor Education Workshop: Reality Capture for Existing Conditions—Save Time, Lower Risk by David F. Dengler and Garrett Maldoon, Kelar Pacific, San Diego, Calif.
New technologies including 3D LiDAR scanning and UAV/UAS drone photogrammetry deliver the real existing conditions to your computer faster and safer than traditional methods. Consider the amount of man-hours you invest in multiple site visits to obtain somewhat realistic laser and tape measurements. Learn how reality capture levels the playing field for any size firm.

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy Meeting—Part 2

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Executive Director Education

Sponsored by

GrowthZone

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

ASA Annual Meeting & Lunch

1:45 PM - 5:00 PM

EDs’ SHARE!

Sponsored by

GrowthZone

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Contractor Education Workshop: 5 Questions You Never Ask a Technology Partner But Need To by Steve Antill, Vice President, Business Development, Foundation Software, Strongsville, Ohio
You need to have your game plan in place before meeting with a technology partner. Steve Antill will break down how you can properly map your software search, involve all the right team members and understand how to determine the right technology for your construction business. Discover the five questions you need to ask every partner and understand what their answers really mean.

1:45 PM - 3:00 PM

ASA Task Force on the Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund Meeting

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

Contractor Education Workshop: Using Preliminary Notices and Mechanic’s Liens to Make Yourself a Payment Priority by Jerry Bailey, Executive Sales and Education Services Manager, NCS, Cleveland, Ohio
Are you concerned about extending credit for construction projects? Looking for ways to make your company a larger payment priority for contractors? This workshop will explain how you can use mechanic’s lien and bond claim laws to safeguard your company against payment default, and get paid quickly! Jerry Bailey will discuss the valuable protection provided by the mechanic’s lien process; different securities available for public and private projects; and critical steps to protect your rights.

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM

ASA Task Force on Contract Documents Meeting

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Final Reception & Banquet

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Attorneys’ Council Reception & Dinner

March 9 Saturday March 9, 2019

7:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Registration

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Breakfast Round Tables

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Attorneys’ Council Meeting

9:15 AM - 10:30 AM

Contractor & Executive Director Education Workshop: The Human Side of Construction™ by Martha-Ann Marley, Founder and President, M.A. Surety, Mooresville, N.C.
This workshop will explore the connections between human behavior and financial performance within the commercial construction industry.

Sponsored by

GrowthZone

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Contractor & Executive Director Education Workshop

Sponsored by

GrowthZone

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

ASA Board of Directors Meeting & Lunch

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour

SLDF Fund-Raiser: The Redneck Comedy Bus Tour

The #1 Nashville bus tour and comedy sightseeing excursion!

This special fund-raising event will benefit the ASA Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund. The SLDF supports ASA's critical legal activities in precedent-setting cases to protect the interests of all subcontractors. ASA taps the SLDF to fund “friend-of-the-court" briefs in appellate-level cases that could have a significant impact on subcontractor rights. ASA will provide beer and wine—but as the tour notes, bring your own moonshine or any beverage of your liken’! A bus will pick up our group at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 at the convention hotel, the Renaissance Nashville, returning at 4:00 p.m.

Minimum Suggested Contribution: $150.00/person

Seating is limited!

Register & Buy Your Tickets Today!

For more information, contact Jessica Enochs at (703) 684-3450, Ext. 1323, or jenochs@asa-hq.com