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The Great Lakes Design and Construction EXPO will take place on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at the Suburban Collection Showplace.  Visiting the exhibit hall and attending the Educational Workshops is FREE.

The CAM 136th Annual Meeting and the Economic Forecast Breakfast are ticketed events which require advance registration.

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Free Workshops

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Innovations in Coatings, from Roof to Slab

Presenter: Sherwin Williams

Description

The Sherwin-Williams Team will highlight some favorite tools and resources available currently available. Followed by a shift to highlight new technology and products that can solve problems. Lastly, the Team will review some paint basics. This session is intended for a wide audience, from the person new to a role in the paint or construction world, to an experienced painter.

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Controlling Work Comp Costs

Presenter: CAMComp

Description

This workshop will cover the top five things you can do to get control of your workers' compensation insurance costs. Learn about incentives, employee classification, and ways to improve your Experience Modification Rate (EMR).

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MISS DIG 811 Updates for Excavators

Presenter: MISS DIG 811

Description

In this session, MISS DIG 811 will provide an overview on the OneCallAccess system, the new ticket entry platform for dig and design tickets. The discussion will include features of the program, ticket types, scope of work guidelines, ticket actions, and Positive Response. In addition, the Notification Center is offering a number of initiatives specifically for excavators to assist in their damage prevention efforts. Programs such as Gold Shovel Standard, Maintain the Marls, Joint Project Locating, and more will be discussed.

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Project Delivery Systems

Presenter: Tyler Phillips, Kotz Sangster

Description

General Contractor, Construction-Manager At-Risk, Construction Manager as Advisor, Design-Build, Delegated Design, what do these all mean? With so many different ways to deliver a project, learn the distinctions, advantages, and disadvantages of the different project delivery systems in the market today.

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10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Legislative & Code Update

Presenter: Forrest Wall, CAE, Director of Regulatory and Legal Affairs, Home Builders Association of Michigan

Description

Attendees will be informed of recent legislative actions and building code updates that directly impact the construction industry.

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MIOSHA Update

Presenter: Lawrence Hidalgo, MIOSHA Director of the Construction Safety and Health Division

Description

Join this session for an overview of updates to MIOSHA regulations and what's on deck for 2022.

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A Contractor's Guide to COVID Claims

Presenter: Mark McAlpine, McAlpine PC

Description

This session will provide a brief update on how the courts have addressed COVID issues in construction. There will be a discussion about the development and management of COVID-related claims for both schedule extensions and price increases. Damages mitigation tactics will also be explored with a view towards educating participants on how to effectively administer their contracts given trade and material shortages. Contract negotiation tactics will also be discussed with an eye towards developing price escalation clauses that are fair to all parties.

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1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Prevailing Wage Compliance

Presenter: Dan Argentati, Michigan Fair Contracting Center

Description

You should attend this session if you are a
small contractor bidding ARRA (Recovery Act) MDOT Highway, Schools, University, and Heavy Construction Projects. This introduction to Prevailing Wage will cover Michigan's Prevailing Wage Act 166, as well as the Federal Davis-Bacon Act, wage determination, worker classifications, fringe benefit credits, and contractor responsibilities.

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When MIOSHA Visits

Presenter: Bryan Renaud, MIOSHA CET

Description

Attendees from both the construction and general industry sector will gain an insight of the process and procedures a MIOSHA compliance officer follows while conducting a workplace inspection and how to respond to MIOSHA citations. Topics covered include inspection types, employer/ employee rights and responsibilities, and penalty reduction factors.

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MISS DIG 811 Updates for Excavators

Presenter: MISS DIG 811

Description

In this session, MISS DIG 811 will provide an overview on the OneCallAccess system, the new ticket entry platform for dig and design tickets. The discussion will include features of the program, ticket types, scope of work guidelines, ticket actions, and Positive Response. In addition, the Notification Center is offering a number of initiatives specifically for excavators to assist in their damage prevention efforts. Programs such as Gold Shovel Standard, Maintain the Marls, Joint Project Locating, and more will be discussed.

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Constructing Your Insurance Policy: Maximizing Coverage for Minimal Cost

Presenter: Scott Henman, Michigan Insurance and Financial Services

Description

Additional insured (AI) endorsements are a common occurrence in construction and, despite how frequently they are used, it can seem a bit complicated. Join this session to learn about negotiating your contractual requirements to maximize insurance coverage when asked to add organizations as additional insureds and avoiding potential coverage gaps and breach of contract claims. We will also share tips for avoiding common and costly errors in your work comp reporting requirements. Finally, attendees will receive guidance on how to streamline performance and payment bond underwriting.

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2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Construction Technology

Panel Discussion

Description

Representatives from various companies share their technology challenges and successes.

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Success in Safety

Panel Discussion

Description

Winners of the CAMSafety Gold Achievement award share the various ways in which they've developed and maintained a culture of safety.

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Managing HR in the Construction Industry

Presenter:
Rebecca Dioso, HRPro

Description

A look into how HR is managed differently in the construction industry’s unique environment. Finding and keeping qualified workers, the impact of wage compression, the rising cost of insurance and basic government compliance related to ADA, FMLA, EEO and the rest of the HR alphabet soup are some of the hot topics. In this 60-minute seminar you will learn how to manage compliance, reduce costs, increase productivity and make your company one where employees want to stay.

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Ticketed Events

Economic Forecast & State of the Industry Breakfast

Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington
Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington

The Construction Association of Michigan and the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan have hosted an annual Economic Forecast since 2010.  We will address GDP Growth, Inflation, and the Construction Outlook, followed by Q&A.  Advanced registration is required.  Registration includes breakfast, the presentation, and post-meeting presenter meet-and-greet on the EXPO show floor.

Presenter

Danushka Nanayakkara-Skillington is NAHB Assistant Vice President for Forecasting and Analysis. She oversees the activities of the Forecasting & Analysis section of the Economics group which includes housing market analysis, industry surveys, developing and maintaining national, regional, long-term, and remodeling expenditures forecasts. Before being promoted to Assistant Vice President, she worked at NAHB as a Senior Economist, responsible for state and local analysis. Prior to joining NAHB, Danushka worked at J.D. Power as a Senior Economic Analyst in the automotive industry. She holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Business Administration from Otterbein University and M.A. degree in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University.

$50 per person. Advanced registration required.

CAM 136th Annual Meeting, Keynote

Bob Armbrister
Bob Armbrister

Innovation in Construction: Embracing Technology and Solving Today’s Challenges

We are pleased to welcome Robert Armbrister, President & CEO of SPARK Business Works, a Michigan-based firm specializing in custom construction software and data integration. Bob will share his insight about our current technology climate, how to begin implementation at your business, and the keys to overcoming objections.

Bob was recently recognized as a 40 Under 40 leader by the Grand Rapids Business Journal and SPARK was named to the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch and the Inc 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies list in 2021. SPARK is recognized nationally for helping construction firms build and adopt technology solutions that result in “practical innovation”.

Each CAM member firm is provided with one free pass. Additional tickets may be purchased for $75 each. Information about utilizing the free pass has been sent via USPS to the company's main point of contact. For registration assistance, please contact us at (248) 972-1000 or via email cam@buildwithcam.com.

CAM Magazine Special Issue Awards

Pistons

During the Annual Meeting luncheon, the Construction Association of Michigan will recognize award winners, including the 2021 CAM Magazine Special Issue's Project of the Year.

  • CMU Chippewa Champions Center, Mt. Pleasant
  • MSU STEM Teaching and Learning Facility, East Lansing
  • Henry Ford Brigitte Harris Cancer Pavilion, Detroit
  • The Press / 321, Detroit
  • UM-Flint William R. Murchie Science Building Expansion, Flint
  • ZEISS Michigan Quality Excellence Center, Southfield
  • NMC Timothy J. Nelson Innovation Center, Traverse City
  • Beaumont Hospital-Farmington Hills Master Plan, Farmington Hills
  • United Wholesale Mortgage Training Center Expansion, Pontiac
  • Stellantis Mack Avenue and Warren Truck Assembly Paint Shops, Detroit
  • Michigan Veteran Homes, Chesterfield Twp. and Grand Rapids
  • Berkshire eSupply HQ and Fulfillment Center, Novi

Over 200 Workshop Attendees in 2020!