The Connection
January 16, 2024
Association News

Will you be attending New York Build (February 13 & 14, Javits Center), the leading and largest construction & design show in New York?


Lauri joined the NAWIC team in 2007. In her day to day, she is responsible for monitoring our database and assisting any members or staff members with database issues. She designs, monitors and updates items on the National website and is currently working on adding information to the new mobile app and is looking forward to the assistance that it will provide members. Her favorite part about working for NAWIC is seeing all of the awesome career paths that our members choose to pursue.
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How construction VP steamlined manual expense tracking
K-Dimensional Holdings Inc. / CoastPay®
KD Construction has been able to eliminate time-consuming EOM reconciliations and automate coding of employee fuel and vehicle expenses against jobs with Coast's smart Visa fuel cards.

Executive VP Sania Khan Salas explains,"we’ve been able to save a lot of time for work that was very manual."

Watch this quick 2-minute video to hear how switching to Coast has made life easier for the team KD Construction.
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Education / Training
In middle school, our twins began lobbying for cell phones. In 2013, we still had no real sense of the future impact of cell phones, more specifically, smart phones. Our family joke – the kids did not appreciate it – was that we would get them a phone to share and that we would purchase a Jitterbug. It was as basic as basic could get. It was a phone. No texting. No internet. No social media. Just a phone.
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NEF is solely supported by sponsorships and donations and its Ladder Club of Success offers individuals the opportunity to support NEF with one-time or reoccurring automatic donations. Your financial support educates others through various programs and construction industry education courses. Fundraising is also done by NEF Fundraising Liaisons at a Regional and Chapter level.
NAWIC Benefits Spotlight
Investing in the right HR technology solutions can automate the most time-consuming tasks. Because tasks are automated, there is little to no room for human error, the work is not only faster but more accurate.  
The 1:1 Huddle: Jobsite Management
Join MindForge for a 30-minute Q&A session on Tuesday, February 6 from 4:30-5 PM ET. MindForge founder Stokes McIntyre will get the dirt from a special guest (to be announced) who serves as a jobsite manager. From dealing with the differences between a project plan and jobsite realities, to the toughest lessons learned, to how they manage their time each day—our guest will share their war stories and their victories.
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Industry Update
In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, small firms find themselves at a crossroads – either embrace technology and how it is reshaping the way construction companies plan, design, build, and manage projects, or risk falling behind. 

Construction Dive is seeking nominations through Feb. 9 to highlight the industry’s leading women in all sectors.

(From Construction Dive)
New apps for the new year include an AI program that answers project questions, a 360-degree camera for building models and a tool that automates procurement quotes.

(From Construction Dive)
Major infrastructure and manufacturing projects have created more demand for workers, but the supply of skilled labor can’t keep up.

(From Construction Dive)