Improving Construction Project Management with Mobile Technology
May
17
5:00 PM17:00

Improving Construction Project Management with Mobile Technology

Improving Construction Project Management and Document Management with Mobile Technology

This event is co-sponsored by ASPE Chapter 32 and PlanGrid, Inc. 

Registration and Networking starts at 5:00 PM, Uncle Buck's Bar is open for networking at 4:00 PM

Presentation and General Construction Panel Discussion begins at 6:00 PM, $30.00 (plus $3.72 fee) Ticket price includes Networking, Presentation and Buffet Dinner with Smoked Brisket Sandwich or Teriyaki Chicken Breast, House Salad, Mashed Potatoes and Vegetables. Sponsorship Ticket includes (2) Free Full Registration tickets.

Productivity has declined in the construction industry by more than 9% over the last fifty years. Only recently has technology and process started to provide the tools to combat this worrisome trend. In this session, Kelly Cole from PlanGrid and three PlanGrid customers will discuss how to assess and overcome project and company productivity challenges, improving project margins and on-time delivery. First, PlanGrid will present a basic toolkit for helping companies self- assess their productivity scorecard and talk about the landscape of tools available to help improve productivity. Next, there will be a panel discussion with customers discussing their own journey and specific outcomes.

The Technology that will be presented at this meeting can help you save time, manage construction documents and manage data and increase productivity because it helps you:
Capture everything in one place
Stop looking for the right answer in reams of paper and multiple threads of reply-to-all emails.

Complete turnover without losing data Ensure that no data is lost at turnover.

Liberate teams to build with confidence
Confusion is expensive. With our construction software, never worry about working off an outdated set of plans.With our construction software, never worry about working off an outdated set of plans.

Take back your time
Customers report saving an average of 6.5 hrs/week, per user, due to faster responsiveness and reduced rework and paper.

Speakers: Kelly Cole, Regional Sales Executive for PlanGrid and Panel made up of experienced General Contractor Users of this Technology

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ASPE Chapter 32 Construction Trivia Night
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

ASPE Chapter 32 Construction Trivia Night

ASPE Chapter 32's April 2018 Dinner Meeting Event will be a Construction Trivia Night. This event is Co-Sponsored by United Excel and Drone on Demand. This event will raise money for the Veterans Community Project (Tiny Houses), Meet Cindy Dunn Director Of Development at Veterans Community Project (VAC).Awesome Picnic Basket Door Prize with Wine, Cheese, Glasses, crackers, etc. Plenty of Networking Opportunities with General Contractors, Subcontractors, Estimators & Project Managers.

The Professional Master of Ceremonies will provide a fun and exciting atmosphere for the 4 Round Construction Trivia contest with prizes for the winners of each round. Pay the MC $5.00 and he will do a Commercial for your Construction Company or Project. $5.00 Raffle Tickets will be available for the Grand Prize. The Construction Trivia questions are geared to challenge General Contractors, Subcontractors, Suppliers and others involved in the construction industry.. Enjoy being photographed in a Social Media Photo Booth with friends, clients and Co-Workers.

This event will include a Finger Food Buffet Dinner, You are welcome to arrive early and enjoy the Uncle Buck's Bar located inside Bass Pro Shops prior to the event.

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2018 Kansas City Construction Estimating Academy Hosted ABC ASPE
Feb
1
8:00 AM08:00

2018 Kansas City Construction Estimating Academy Hosted ABC ASPE

Kansas City’s Premier Construction Estimating event for General Contractors, Subcontractors, Estimators, Project Managers & Suppliers. Join us as our Expert Speakers discuss a variety of Construction Estimating and Project Management topics and take the opportunity to network with other Construction Industry Professionals. Build your knowledge and your network
Hosted by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) & American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Heartland Chapter #32Topics Include*:
Opening Address: State of the Kansas City Construction Market
Trade Estimating Classes, Bid Day Simulations, Construction Estimating Software Presentations, Legal Issues for Estimators, Practical Excel Knowledge for Construction Professionals, Selling & Business Development for Estimators, Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts for Estimators & Project Managers, and other Estimating Technology, Take Off & Estimating Classes with classes ranging from Beginning Estimator level to Senior Estimator level. 
*Topics subject to change
10 Reasons to Attend the 2018 KC Construction Estimating Academy
10. Stay abreast of the latest Estimating Tools & Technology.
9. Learn Sales & Business Development Strategies for Estimators
8. Take part in a General Contractor lead Bid Day Simulation
7. Learn how to make sure you get paid on Construction Projects
6. Identify common Estimating and Construction Contract legal pitfalls
5. Find ways to work Smarter and Faster Estimating Construction work
4. Network with other Kansas City based Construction Estimators, Project Managers,
Suppliers and other Construction Professionals
3. Gain more Estimating Knowledge and make more Construction Industry Contacts in one day than a week spent in the office which can help your company Grow and Stay Competitive.
2. Meet some of the leading Construction Estimators in Kansas City
1. Learn new strategies & techniques for using Bluebeam Revu, PlanSwift and Excel which can make you more effective and valuable in Estimating and Managing Construction Projects
Continental breakfast and Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue Ultimate Buffet lunch with Baby Back Ribs included.
$199 per person ($210.94 with fee)$65 per full-time student ($69.57 with fee)Lunch included with registration. Cancellations must be received 72 hours in advance to avoid billing.
Sponsorships & Trade Booth Spaces are now available, for information contact Kelly Jarman at kelly.jarman@jedunn.com for copy of Sponsorship Rates and Registration Form or purchase Sponsorship now in Tickets section of this registration page..
Send completed Sponsorship Registration Form to: 
Kelly Jarman
JE Dunn Construction
1001 Locust Ave
Kansas CIty, MO 64106
FAQs
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is free for this event
What can I bring into the event?
You are welcome to bring laptop computers, tablets and cell phones. We ask that cell phones be set to vibrate only or be turned off while in one of the seminars
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Eric Soriano at (913) 269-1234 or Monica Brentano at (816) 994-5990 or monica@abcksmo.org
What's the refund policy?
Full refunds are available up until 72 hours before event because we will commit to a food order after that. If you cannot make it you are welcome to send someone else in your place.

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Construction Law Panel Discussion for Construction Cost Estimators
Nov
16
5:00 PM17:00

Construction Law Panel Discussion for Construction Cost Estimators

Featuring the All-Star Construction Attorney Cast of Heather F. Shore, Lee B. Brummit, Holly Streeter-Schaefer and Colin Quinn.

These Expert Construction Attorneys will present their best legal advice, tips, and tactics for Construction Cost Estimators to use to help their Construction Companies avoid costly legal expenses, keep their companies out of court and learn how to recognize untolerable risk in construction contracts. Construction Estimators are responsible for spotting risk and potential legal pitfalls in construction deals.

This panel of Seasoned Construction Lawyers will help the audience by providing valuable advice and wisdom on how to identify deals that don't smell right and how to go about negotiating a better deal or knowing when to just walk away.


Registration & Networking Starts at 5:00 PM
Dinner & Program Starts at 6:00 PM.


Join a few dozen of your best friends from the Kansas City Construction Market for this rousing display of Construction Legal Expertise as these Professionals go toe to toe to deliver their best thoughts and ideas that will help any construction firm compete more effectively in today's highly competitive market.

Save up some of your most challenging legal questions and ask our Construction Law Experts to provide their best guidance for avoiding getting snarled up in needless disputes, misunderstandings, and legal battles.


FAQs


How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Eric Soriano at esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com or Mobile (913) 269-1234 or email Kelly Jarman at kelly.jarman@jedunn.com to RSVP, credit card payments can be accepted at the door via the Square credit card reader.

We recommend you RSVP in advance to ensure that there will be enough room for everyone planning to attend.

What's the refund policy?
Refunds are available up to 48 hours before the event at which point we must notify the restaurant of our intended dinner guest count. After that, you are always welcome to send someone else in your place.

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Construction Risk Management for Estimators
Oct
19
5:00 PM17:00

Construction Risk Management for Estimators

Proudly sponsored by ASPE 32 Kansas City Estimators Construction Association

Who Should Attend?
This session would benefit exposed Construction Managers, General Contractors and Specialty Subcontractors alike. Those individuals who should attend: Estimators, Project Managers, Management level employees, Supervisors, Sales & Business Development Professionals. 

Presented by Chris Stanton, Vice President of Estimating McCownGordon Construction

When: Thu, October 19, 2017, Registration & Networking Starts: 5:00 pm, Presentation &

Dinner: 6:00 pm – 8:00 PM CDT

Where: Uncle Buck's at Bass Pro Shops 12051 Bass Pro Drive Olathe, KS 66061

Why: Help you and your construction firm

Cost: $30.00 ($32.64 with fee) Event Registration & Lunch
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FAQs:
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Parking is free for this event

What can I bring into the event? You are welcome to bring laptop computers and tablets.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Contact Eric Soriano at (913) 269-1234 or esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com

Payment at the door via credit card using Square Reader is available: RSVP to Kelly Jarman at Kelly.Jarman@JEDunn.com to RSVP and hold your spot.

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ASPE Central Plains Regional 2017 Fall Regional Meeting
Sep
30
8:00 AM08:00

ASPE Central Plains Regional 2017 Fall Regional Meeting

What: ASPE Central Plains 2017 Fall Regional Meeting in Kansas City (addtional meeting information to be provided in the future via this registration page and via a pdf flyer to be emailed to all ASPE Central Plains Members)

When: Date: 09/30/17 Saturday, 8:00am - 4:00pm

Who: Hosted by ASPE Chapter 32 Heartland - Eric Soriano, President

Where: Location: Best Western Premier, KC Speedway Inn & Suites, Reservations: 1 (800) 528-1234

Address: 10401 France Family Dr, Kansas City, KS 66111, Christina Hannon Front Desk Supervisor: (913) 334-4440

Cost:

Registration Fee: $79.00, can be paid on-line via Eventbrite or pay at the event, but RSVP is required by email or phone no later than Friday 9/22/17 to Kelly Jarman at kelly.jarman@jedunn.com, Phone: (816) 292-8671. Registration includes breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks.

$59.00 Registration Fee includes everthing above except the ticket to the Sporting Kansas City Soccer Game on Saturday night.

Fun:

$79.00 Registration Fee also includes one ticket to the Sporting Kansas City soccer game against Vancouver Whitecaps FC at 8:00pm Saturday, 9/30/17 at Children's Mercy Park Soccer Stadium just across the street from Best Western Premier, KC Speedway Inn & Suites. Great Team and Soccer Stadium. Additional Soccer Game tickets may be available on a first come first served basis.

More FUN Activities to be announced...

ROOM RATES, Book your Room Through Best Western Premier,

Reservations: 1 (800) 528-1234, mention ASPE Block of Rooms:

1 King Bed, Friday 9/29/17 $135.99 plus tax, Saturday 9/30/17 $144.99 plus tax

Suite -1 King Bed, Friday 9/29/17 $135.99 plus tax, Saturday 9/30/17 $144.99 plus tax

2 Queen Beds, Friday 9/29/17 $145.99 plus tax, Saturday 9/30/17 $154.99 plus tax

Suite - 2 Queen Beds & Sofa Sleeper, Friday 9/29/17 $145.99 plus tax, Saturday 9/30/17 $154.99 plus tax

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

I-70 is less than 5 minutes away, KCI Airport is 23 miles away, great highway system access (I-435 & I-70), Free Parking

What can I bring into the event?

Laptop, tablet, cell phone (free WiFi service throughout hotel)

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Contact Eric Soriano, Email: esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com, Mobile (913) 269-1234

Contact Phil Tournor, Email: ptournor@gjshaw.com, Mobile: (816) 365-3587

What's the refund policy?

Full Refund available until 11:00 am Thursday, 5/27/17 when we commit to our food order. After 11:00 am Thursday, 5/27/17, you are welcome to send someone else in your place.

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Construction Proposal Writing... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Construction Proposal Writing... The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Proudly sponsored by ASPE 32 Kansas City Estimators Construction Association

Who Should Attend?
This session would benefit exposed Construction Managers, General Contractors and Specialty Subcontractors alike. Those individuals who should attend: Estimators, Project Managers, Management level employees, Supervisors, Sales & Business Development Professionals. Presented by Paul Hanson, Senior Estimator McCarthy Construction

Regardless of the cost of a project, a written construction proposal protects all parties involved. A well-written proposal helps the contractor to win work if it helps both parties have a meeting of the minds in a trust relationship.


A written construction proposal that clearly details and “paints a picture” of what you are promising to do. Details in this proposal include specific materials, payment schedule, and costs. A professional and well-written proposal not only portrays you in a professional light but protects you and your client from misunderstandings and conflict.

A construction proposal should always be specific with regard to the scope of work. This protects you from having to do work you had no original intention of doing. You know what I mean that dreaded “I assumed you were also going to do X, Y and Z?” or even worse “ I thought that was included.”

FAQs:

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? - Parking is free for this event
What can I bring into the event? - You are welcome to bring laptop computers and tablets.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions? - Contact Eric Soriano at (913) 269-1234 or esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com

Payment at the door via credit card using Square Reader is available: RSVP to Kelly Jarman at Kelly.Jarman@JEDunn.com to RSVP and hold your spot.
 

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Estimating the Costs of Drone Services on Construction Projects
Jun
22
7:30 AM07:30

Estimating the Costs of Drone Services on Construction Projects

Estimating the Costs & ROI of Drone Services on Construction Projects

Event Hosted by American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Chapter 32

Presented by Mike Raymond, Remote UAS Pilot - Operations Manager Sky-Cam

7:00am-7:30am, Registration, Networking & Coffee

7:30am-7:40am- Order Breakfast & Announcements

7:40am-8:45am- Presentation & Breakfast

Ten Uses for Drones in Construction, Costs & Savings
1. Site Safety Review Flights. Discover the costs (or cost savings) for Senior Safety Managers to monitor multiple jobsites for Safe Practices quickly and remotely with digital clarity from the comfort of their offices using drone videography and photography.
2. Monthly Project Progress Drone Flights for Pay App Verification. What is it the cost for unapproved pay apps due to lack of photo documentation?
3. Thermal Imaging to detect Roof Leaks, Potential Cold Spots in building or Hot Spots in Electrical & Mechanical Equipment. The costs for these services can have enormous Returns on Investment when major problems are detected.
4. Site Logistics. Site Logistics planning aided with Drone Captured information can eliminate unneeded equipment & material movements and help contractors coordinate their work better.
5. Maintenance Inspections. Drone flights can help site personnel avoid costly and time consuming maintenance inspections of high elevation structures such as Bridges, Roofs, Towers and Scaffolding without leaving the ground.
6. Construction Site Inspections. Builders can turn sensor data into 3D Models, Volumetric Measurements, and Topographical Maps allowing construction workers to track Construction Site Progress with extreme accuracy.
7. Commercial Real Estate Developers. Drone technology is allowing Developers to create stunning, hi resolution promotional photography, site progress photography for investors and bankers and this data can improve site safety and help keep projects on schedule and budget.
8. Point Cloud Laser Scanning for 3D Modeling. Drone Laser Scanning is used to capture the exact detail of buildings, cityscapes, topography to create Building Information Models (BIM) formerly unavailable except at great expense.
9. Decrease Labor Costs. Commercial Drones/Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) are in a position to replace $130 billion worth of human labor across different sectors according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).
10. Real Time Jobsite Construction Communication Management. Drone Inspections enhance overall project resource efficiency and increase the security of workers. Data from Drones allow construction teams to rapidly fix problems in construction site material deliveries and storage, anticipating hazards, and providing clients with constant and consistent updates on the progress of a project.


FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is Free Parking in the parking at the 10 Quivira Shopping Center

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Eric Soriano at: esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com

What's the refund policy?

We will provide refunds until 5:00 pm on Wednesday June 22,, 2017. After that you are welcome to send someone else in your place to enjoy an italian lunch and the presentation.

What can I bring into the event?

Bring a Laptop, Tablet, pen or pencil with you to participate in the exercise our Presenter will be administering.

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Estimating Solar Photovoltaic Electrical Installations, ASPE Chapter 32
May
18
11:30 AM11:30

Estimating Solar Photovoltaic Electrical Installations, ASPE Chapter 32

Estimating Solar Photovoltaic Electrical Installations, a presentatiion hosted by ASPE Heartland Chapter 32
Our Presenter is Ron Gouldsmith, CPE Associate Electrical Estimator at Burns & McDonnell
FAQs
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is Free Plaza Parking in the parking garage located on the Southeast corner of 47th & Pennsylvania Kansas City, MO. The garage is a one minute walk from Brio Tuscan Grille
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email Eric Soriano at: esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com
What's the refund policy?
We will provide refunds until 5:00 pm on Monday May 15, 2017 at which time we will be giving our food order to the restaurant. After that you are welcome to send someone else in your place to enjoy an italian lunch and the presentation.

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Avoid new costly OSHA fines starting June 23, 2017 sign up know
Apr
26
5:00 PM17:00

Avoid new costly OSHA fines starting June 23, 2017 sign up know

Presented By: Dwayne S. Hartman, CSP, ASP, CRIS Dwayne is Vice President and Senior Loss Control Consultant with Lockton Companies Program is hosted by the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Heartland Chapter 32

Why attend the dinner meeting: Help your construction firm know the costs of compliance with OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule and avoid costly Cost over Runs, OSHA Fines and possible Worker Comp Claims

Crystalline silica dust is nasty business and can be incredibly harmful for employees who regularly breathe in the dust during their work day. Protecting workers from these hazards should be fundamental and these new OSHA rules should not come as much of a surprise. Most commonly silica dust is created from drilling, breaking cutting, tuck-pointing or grinding materials such as concrete, brick, rock and stone. 
June 23, 2017 is the deadline for construction (technically in effect June 23, 2016 but OSHA fines start in 2017. Other industries will be following in 2018 such as industrial, fracturing and maritime.

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Construction Change Orders, What’s Right? What’s Wrong?!
Mar
22
5:00 PM17:00

Construction Change Orders, What’s Right? What’s Wrong?!

Construction Change Orders, What’s Right? What’s Wrong?!
A moderated General Contractor and Subcontractor panel will discuss best practices in construction change orders as they see it. Audience participation will add to the value of this discussion. This Program is Sponsored by the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Heartland Chapter 32.
Some of the change order topics to be discussed are:

What is a reasonable amount of time for a Contractor to submit a change proposal in a timely and complete manner?
What is the Estimator’s role in managing change orders?
What can an Estimator do to prevent disputed issues on change orders?
Should a Contractor proceed with the completion of change-related scope of work prior to negotiating and finalizing the entitlement and payment for a change? How about when both parties are unable to agree on the value or cost of the potential change order work and/or its time impact and the work lies on the project’s critical path?
Should a Contractor provide their Estimators with training in change order estimating?
Is it generally the responsibility of the Estimator or Project Manager on a project to estimate change orders?
Should the profit and overhead rate on change orders be negotiable?
How can a contractor mitigate unforeseen increases in material costs during a construction project?
What is a fair escalation rate for change orders caused by delays?
How should change orders caused by underbidding be handled?
How should change orders caused by misunderstanding of the bid requirements by the Contractor be handled?
Which type of change order is fairer to all parties; Unit Price, Time and Materials (T&M) change orders or Fixed Sum change orders or T&M change orders with negotiated unit prices later?

5:00 pm: Event registration and networking, 6:00 pm Dinner and Presentation
Registration Fee & Dinner: $30.00 ($32.64 with Eventbrite Fee)
RSVP and pay at the Door: Email Kelly Jarman, kelly.jarman@jedunn.com
We will have a credit card reader at the event if you want to pay at the door. 
FAQs
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Contact Eric Soriano mobile: (913) 269-1234 or email: esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com
Where at the Bass Pro Shops will the event be held? In the Uncle Buck's
What's the refund policy?
Refunds are available up until 5:00 pm, Monday 3/20/17. After that time you are welcome to send someone else in your place.

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Drones, Where do they Fit?
Feb
8
5:30 PM17:30

Drones, Where do they Fit?

Drones—Where Do They Fit?
February 8, 2017
Joint Meeting with AIA, ASPE, CSI and Builders’/KC, AGC
Event to be held on February 8, 2017 Time 5:30-8:30 pm
Venue: Builders’ Association Education & Training Center
105 West 12th Avenue North Kansas City, MO 64116
We have a panel of two individuals that will present on the following:
The benefits of using drones & hiring a drone company,
Casey Adams, KC Drone Company
Drones – What Could Possibly Go Wrong? A Discussion of the Legal and Liability Aspects of Operating Drones by Commercial Entities,
Robert Hopson, Aviation Specialist, Lockton Companies
Managing the information gathered from Drones: a look at recent case studies,
Casey Adams, KC Drone Company
Where will they fit into specifications?
We will end the evening with a tour of The Builders’ Association Advancement Center; a drone demonstration; exoskeleton equipment demonstration and a BIM Kiosk, used on job sites, demo.
Registration, networking and hors d’oeuvres from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.; program from 6:30 – 7:30; facility tours and demos 7:30 – 8:00 pm. The fee is $20 per person for members and $40 for non members, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine will be provided. Free to CSI Members.

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2017 KC Construction Estimating Academy
Feb
2
8:00 AM08:00

2017 KC Construction Estimating Academy

Kansas City’s Premier Construction Estimating event for General Contractors & Subcontractors, Estimators, Project Managers & Suppliers. Join us as our expert speakers discuss a variety of topics, and take the opportunity to network in the construction industry.

Hosted by Associated Builders and Contractors - American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) - Heartland Chapter #32
Topics Include*:
Bid Day Simulations
The Hyatt Skywalk Collapse - What Really Happened & Why?
Bidding, Estimating & Contract Law
Specialty Trade Takeoffs
Estimating for Negotiated Work

Continental breakfast and Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbecue Ultimate Buffet lunch included.
$199 per person ($210.94 with fee)
$65 per full-time student ($69.57 with fee)
*Topics subject to change
Lunch included with registration. Cancellations must be received 72 hours in advance to avoid billing.
4035 DENTON ROAD • KANSAS CITY, MO 64133
816.994.5990 • info@abcksmo.org • abcksmo.org
RSVP to: 816.994.5990
michael@abcksmo.org

FAQs

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is free for this event

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Bid Protesting for Government Contracts in Kansas & Missouri
Dec
1
11:30 AM11:30

Bid Protesting for Government Contracts in Kansas & Missouri

"Construction Law practitioner Colin M. Quinn will discuss Bid Protesting for government contracts in both Kansas and Missouri. The presentation will cover the basic timelines, documents, and information needed to effectively pursue or defend a Bid Protest. Learn how to protect your bids and know what to do when faced with a bid protest." 

Colin Quinn is an Associate Attorney with Long & Robinson. Long & Robinson is a boutique law firm focusing, almost exclusively, in the area of construction law. We represent contractors, owners, and suppliers in all types of construction-related disputes.

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Construction Electronic Plan Rooms are Killing Us!
Sep
28
5:00 PM17:00

Construction Electronic Plan Rooms are Killing Us!

Join the American Society of Professional Estimators (ASPE) Chapter 32 and other Construction Professionals in Kansas City for a panel discussion on the state of Construction Electronic Plan Rooms and Electronic Construction Bid Document Distribution. Hear about best practices that are being applied to increase effiencies and effectiveness that can result in bidding and selling more projects. 
Our panelists will draw on their 50+ years of Construction Estimating and Project Management experience to help identify current trends in electronic plan distribution and the tools and techniques they are using to manage the flood of construction documents that many construction contractors are facing today.
Special ASPE Bonus Presentation following main presentation: Construction Electronic Plan Rooms are Killing Us!
ASPE Heartland Chapter is dedicated to providing the best in Construction Estimator Networking, Education and Events in the Kansas City area.
WHEN
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM (CDT) - Add to Calendar
WHERE
Uncle Buck's Grill/Bass Pro Shops - 12051 Bass Pro Drive, Olathe, KS 66061

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Estimating Academy at 2015 Kansas City Contractors Expo
Oct
21
2:00 PM14:00

Estimating Academy at 2015 Kansas City Contractors Expo

The 2015 Estimating Academy is an educational event where Construction Estimators and Project Managers may learn new concepts and skills in construction estimating. Seasoned Estimators will teach and demonstrate best practices used in preparing construction bids. The Bid Day Simulation sessions give Subcontractors a chance to see and experience what goes on in a General Contractor's office on hard bid day, an invaluable look at how General Contractors construct their hard bids for the Owners.

The Estimating Academy will be held in conjunction with the ManagementAcademy this year. For the price of one, you will be able to attend any of the tracks in either Academy. As an extra bonus, you will receive admission to the Contractors Expo, directly following the Academies, with 2 drink tickets and heavy hors-d'oeuvres at no extra cost. Some of the presentations will include (subject to change)


Conceptual Estimating of Mechanical Systems
Selling & Business Development for Estimators
Bidding with Incomplete Documents
Bid Day Simulation
Estimating for Design-Build
Scheduling for Estimators
Actively Managing Critical Knowledge and the Impact on Company Success
Technology on Project Sites
Liability of Drone Use on the Job Site
Alternative Energy Solutions
Risk Management
Ethics in the construction industry

FAQs



What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

The Overland Park Convention Center is easily accessed from I-435 from the Metcalf Avenue or Nall Avenue exits. Parking is free in the spacious parking lot.



Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email Eric Soriano at esoriano@hermeslandscaping.com with any questions about the event.



Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

Registrations are transferrable the day of the event, just let the organizers at the check in table know that you are taking the place of a previously registered Estimating Academy attendee and who that person is.

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Estimating Academy
Oct
21
1:00 PM13:00

Estimating Academy

The 2015 Estimating Academy is an educational event where Construction Estimators and Project Managers may learn new concepts and skills in construction estimating. Seasoned Estimators will teach and demonstrate best practices used in preparing construction bids. The Bid Day Simulation sessions give Subcontractors a chance to see and experience what goes on in a General Contractor's office on hard bid day, an invaluable look at how General Contractors construct their hard bids for the Owners.

The Estimating Academy will be held in conjunction with the Management Academy this year. For the price of one, you will be able to attend any of the tracks in either Academy. As an extra bonus, you will receive admission to the KC Contractors Expo Exhibit Hall directly following the Academies from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, with 2 drink tickets and heavy hors-d'oeuvres at no extra cost. Some of the presentations will include (subject to change)

ESTIMATING ACADEMY CLASSES

Conceptual Estimating of Mechanical Systems (Session 4, 4:00 pm)
Selling & Business Development for Estimators (Session 2, 2:00 pm)
Bidding with Incomplete Documents (Session 3, 3:00 pm)
Bid Day Simulation (2 Sessions, Sessions 1 & 2, 1:00 pm & 2:00 pm)
Estimating for Design-Build (Session 1, 1:00 pm)
Sage Estimating 2015 New Software Version and SQL Functionality (Session 3, 3:00 pm)
Hyatt Skywalk Collapse (Session 4, 4:00 pm)
MANAGEMENT ACADEMY CLASSES

Actively Managing Critical Knowledge and the Impact on Company Success
Preserving & Advancing a Contractors Rights of Collection
Faster, Cheaper, Smarter. Benefits of Technology on Project Sites
Drones, What Could Possibly go Wrong?
Cutting Costs & Enhancing Deliverables with 3D Laser Scanning
Risk Management
Lean Projects, A Journey in Continuous Improvement
Ethics in Construction Beyond the Financial Crisis of 2008

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ASPE (American Society of Professional Estimators) Olathe High School #5 Co
Sep
30
4:30 PM16:30

ASPE (American Society of Professional Estimators) Olathe High School #5 Co

Olathe USD 233 has contracted with McCownGordon Construction to build their newest High School with striking, cutting edge architecture. The ASPE Jobsite Tour of the new Olathe High School #5 will be led by the General Contractor, McCownGordon Construction. Learn about some of the challenges and opportunities uncovered during the construction of this major new High School and campus. 

Tour group will meet at the jobsite trailer located at Santa Fe & N Hedge Lane in Olathe, KS at 3:30 PM on Wednesday, 9/30/15. PPE i.e. hardhats, safety high visibility vests, safety glasses and closed toe shoes will be required to go on jobsite tour. Some extra safety vests and hard hats will be available at tour.

Tour group attendees will meet for networking and refreshments at Uncle Buck's Grill at Bass Pro Shops located at 12051 Renner Blvd, Olathe, KS 66061 immediately following jobsite tour.

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Mobile Technology in Construction Dinner Presentation
Jan
28
5:30 PM17:30

Mobile Technology in Construction Dinner Presentation

Join us for our first program of 2015 and learn about the following topics in regards to Mobile Technology in Construction

Effect of mobile tech on industry and current uses
Current Trends
Future of tech in Construction
Technologies impact on the bottom line

Presenter:
DUSTIN BURNS

Information Technology Director
McCownGordon Construction
422 Admiral Blvd | Kansas City, MO 64106
d 816.877.0618 | m 816.365.7292 | f 816.960.1182
dburns@mccowngordon.com | mccowngordon.com

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