Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Construction Claims* (*But Were Afraid to Ask)

Construction claims come in various shapes and sizes. Some claims can be easily and quickly resolved and others require the involvement and assistance of lawyers and construction experts. This session will strive to demystify the claims process for you, walking you through the various stages of the construction claims process, the challenges you may encounter along the way, and what is helpful to secure a successful resolution or result.

Discovering Challenges and Solutions in Family Business

Running a family business comes with challenges. Oftentimes, the statement is made, “Stay in your lane!”. Identifying roles and responsibilities as well as strengths and talents, is where it begins. This session is designed for the NECA contractor trying to navigate the challenges that come with working with your relatives. This presentation will include a robust discussion where NECA member contractors share their real-life challenges and real-life solutions discovered through running a family owned business.

Moderated by Amanda King.

Roundtable: Labor Relations

This roundtable discussion on Labor Relations topics will cover the current pressing issues facing our NECA member contractors in this fast-paced industry. Attendees will discuss critical industry matters and share best practices and think-tank solutions to potentially improve outcomes at the local level.

The 8 Paradigms of Leadership

In this presentation, you will learn the 8 paradigms of leadership. The adage that “employees don’t leave jobs, they leave leaders” is just as true today as it ever has been as the younger generations are not afraid to job hop. Leaders have a unique impact on retention, employee well-being and organizational performance. Learn about your personal leadership style and gain a firsthand look at how employees view the different styles of leadership.

Battery Energy Storage System Design and Implementation

Ensuring high reliability and safety from start to finish with BESS devices requires specific considerations from design to install to maintaining systems. This session discusses sizing and handling battery energy storage best practices. Articulating the benefit of BESS for microgrids and EV charging sites will also be discussed.

Roundtable: Service and Maintenance

Service & Maintenance work is centered around efficiency, safety and reliability of electrical systems. This roundtable discussion among your peers offers the chance to learn about service & maintenance best practices and strategies.

Moderated by Fred Sargent.

Financial Statement and Cash Flow Deep Dive

Understanding your financial statements is critical to managing your business and quickly reacting to the ever-changing business environment. In this session, take a deep dive into financial statements, including the balance sheet, profit and loss, and cash flow. Get ready to be guided through a line by line description of common items on contractor financial statements and what they tell you about your business and operations. Interpretation and use of common financial statement ratios will also be discussed.

Elevating Your Business for Long-Term Success

Crucial strategies are needed to transcend from daily task management to championing a forward-thinking mindset and strategic planning outlook that achieves enduring business success. This session will explore and apply critical business tactics including: Succession Planning, Technology Investment, and Process Optimization for Project Excellence. Your focus will be shifted from working ‘in the business’ to ‘on the business’ in order to drive sustained growth.