BDO USA, LLP invites you to join us for a unique educational and networking opportunity intended for financial executives in the architecture, engineering and construction industries. Topics and speakers include:
Keynote: Industry Economic Update
Construction spending and employment have grown considerably in recent months, even as the economy and indicators such as the Architecture Billings Index and construction starts data have fluctuated. AGC of America's Chief Economist Ken Simonson
will discuss the conflicting signals for construction spending by category, employment by state and locality, materials costs, and will offer his own predictions.
CFO Panel: Issues and Industry Trends
Moderator: Ken Simonson
, Chief Economist, AGC of America
, Sr. Vice President and CFO, Tecta America
, CFO, Perkins+Will
, Partner and Construction Practice Leader, Schiff Hardin LLP
Banking, M&A and Capital Markets Update
, Managing Director, Engineering & Construction, BMO Harris Bank
, Director, Engineering & Construction, Houlihan Lokey
Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:
- Examine global trends of growth and spending in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction industries, including labor, compensation, industry consolidation, the state of the lending and banking environment, and international expansion.
- Identify labor issues and implement strategies to cope with worker shortages in the industry war for talent, such as succession planning and effective incentive compensation plans.
- Define new forms of technological innovation that are disrupting the industry, such as drones, ever-changing design software, and use of dashboards.
- Address the changing regulatory landscape, especially in complying with OHSA and DOL regulations.
Delivery: Group Live
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 3 total CPE credits (Economics, Finance, and Specialized Knowledge & Applications)
Program Level: Update
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