The Connection
June 6, 2018
Association News

Congratulations to the 2018 - 2019 NAWIC Board of Directors

The 2018 - 2019 NAWIC Board of Directors is below. New Directors are in bold. The term for the 2018 - 2019 Board of Directors will begin on August 18, 2018.

President: Dove Sifers-Putnam, CBT
President Elect: Diane Mike, CBT
Vice President: Anne Pfleger, CIT
Secretary: Jill Hanson, CIT
Treasurer: Doreen Bartoldus, PE, CCM, LEED GA, ENV SP
Immediate Past President: Catherine Schoeneberger
Region Director Midwest: Jodi Wiemerslage
Region Director North Central: Rita Brown
Region Director Northeast: Jennifer Sproul, LEED AP
Region Director Pacific Northwest: Lauline Mitchell
Region Director Pacific Southwest: Myrna Smith, CIT
Region Director South Atlantic: Kristey Stewart, CIT
Region Director South Central: Lauri Jimenez, CBT
Region Director Southeast: Karen Hager, CBT, CIT

Know of Any Apprentice/Training Programs for Women in Construction?

TD Industries is looking for examples of apprentice/training programs for women in the construction industry.

TD Industries recently partnered with United Way of Greater Houston's THRIVE program to provide apprenticeship for 10 women in a 12-week course. All 10 were true Day-1 hires learning how to work with sheet metal on a Houston job site. TD Industries is hoping this pilot program will grow to other regions of the company.

As part of TD Industries campaign, they recognize the need for more women in the industry, and are looking for other programs around the nation. If you know of any programs that can be used as a good example for TD Industries, contact Rae Buchanan, with your information. 

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Annual Conference

Get Your Annual Conference Hotel Rooms Before It's Too Late

The 2018 Annual Conference Hotel, Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, is filling up fast. We are currently at 80% occupancy. If you plan to stay at the Hilton, reserve your room today!

Room Rates: $145 (for up to 4 people)
Room subject to availability

Click here to reserve your room on-line, or call the hotel directly at 800-782-4414 and say you're with NAWIC. The hotel cutoff date is July 25, 2018. Room rates may increase after July 25.

The hotel is 15 miles from the Orlando International Airport. For transportation details, click here

NAWIC Annual Conference - August 15 - 18, 2018

Registration is open for the Annual Conference: Mark your calendar for August 15 - 18 in Orlando for NAWIC's Annual Conference. This year, we have changed up the program, adding panels, a closing brunch, two keynote speakers, NEF certificate boot camp and exam, and created the Neighborhood with pop up education, snacks and vendor tables. Register today! 


Planning to post a congratulatory note in the Annual Conference Daily Bulletin? Annual Conference Advertising Due July 2

The former Daily Bulletin ads are being upgraded into the Annual Conference on-site program. This is your chance to thank and recognize leaders of NAWIC. Please note, there will no longer be a Daily Bulletin at the Annual Conference. Any ads you wish to place, will be due on or before July 2.  Ads will no longer be taken on-site at the Annual Conference. 

Click here to learn more about advertising options for the 2018 Annual Conference. 

Education / Training

Lorman Education Services Course Update for NAWIC Members

NAWIC has partnered with Lorman Education Services to allow NAWIC members a 15% discount on all programs. We invite you to take advantage of this discount in order to stay up to date on all aspects of our industry. Below are a list of upcoming courses for the next two weeks.

This week's topic spotlight:
06.05.18 - ENG - Writing Construction Specifications - ID: 402969
06.05.18 - CS - Handling Negative Comments and Attacks from Customers - ID: 402872
06.05.18 - REC - Behavioral-Based Interviewing - ID: 402862
06.05.18 - LIT - Technology Ethics for the Attorney - ID: 403615
06.06.18 - MGT - Lead like a Boss Without Being Bossy - ID: 402903
06.06.18 - BK - Pre- and Post-Forclosure Due Diligence Checklist - ID: 403613
06.07.18 - AA - Error-Free Writing: Sharpen Your Grammar and Proofreading Tools - ID: 402866
06.07.18 - DEV - Current Issues in Cell Tower Leases - ID: 402858
06.07.18 - BUS - Automating Excel® - an Introduction to VBA - ID: 402868
06.08.18 - LIT - Legal Ethical Issues - ID: 404000

Next week's topic spotlight:
06.12.18 - LB - Accommodating Employees With Allergies and Odor Sensitivities - ID: 402860
06.12.18 - BUS - Key Ratio Analysis of Financial Statements - ID: 402899
06.12.18 - CN - Differing Site Conditions - ID: 404167
06.13.18 - BK - Title Issues for Lending Professionals - ID: 404006
06.13.18 - BEN - Health Savings Accounts (HSAs): Essential Compliance Updates - ID: 402888
06.13.18 - CPA - Tax Planning and Guidance for Business Travel and Entertainment Deductions - ID: 404010
06.13.18 - BUS - Advanced Microsoft® Excel® Formulas and Functions - ID: 402869
06.13018 - MGT - How to Write Like a Leader: Powerful Tools to Get Your Message Across - ID: 402873
06.13.18 - LB - Do's and Don'ts for Internal Investigations of Employment Issues - ID: 403617
06.14.18 - PR - Form W4: Impact on Payroll - ID: 402915
06.14.18 - ST - Tax Depreciation and Amortization Best Practices - ID: 402927

To access the trainings, use the following information:

Call: 866-352-9539
Priority #: 16093
Discount #: R5878094

For more information, click here

NAWIC Benefits Spotlight

NAWIC Career Center

The NAWIC Career Center offers construction companies, recruiters and hiring managers a unique resource that allows them to communicate their job openings to women in various fields of the construction industry. Finding the right women for the job has never been easier!

The NAWIC Career Center features a construction industry on-line job board and NAWIC members can look to the job board to find employment opportunities. In the Career Center, members can post their resumes and find listings of the newest career opportunities related to the construction industry. To view the NAWIC Career Center, click here. 

Industry Update
Fifty-four percent of highway contractors reported that motor vehicles had crashed into their construction work zones during the past year, according to the results of a new highway work zone study conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America. In response, association officials have launched a new mobile advertising campaign urging drivers who routinely pass through certain work zones to slow down and be alert.
Effective Friday, June 1, Canada, Mexico and the European Union will be subject to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum. Industry experts anticipate these higher costs to negatively impact construction and could stall or halt projects.
Construction employment increased in 256 out of 358 metro areas between April 2017 and April 2018, declined in 63 and was unchanged in 39, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released recently by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said that the data showed a continuation of strong labor demand amid shortages of qualified workers.