The Connection
March 26, 2024
Association News
Don’t miss out on our special WIC Week promotion for the lowest registration price for conference. This year’s conference offers four industry focused tracks, certification opportunities, networking, and so much more. Register now to secure your spot and we’ll see you in Houston.
Meet the Officer Candidates on March 26th at 6 pm CST! Register with the link below.
Presenters will discuss the latest Falls Campaign resources, the campaign website redesign, and how to participate in the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. Additionally, new data on fatal and nonfatal falls in construction will be covered to address the most recent trends in the industry. Click the link below to register. 
The North Alabama Chapter is chartering March 28. For more information click the link below. 
Sarah joined NAWIC National in January of 2024 as a Membership Coordinator. In her day to day, she answers emails and phone calls with members assisting them with renewals and enrollment.  Her favorite part about working at NAWIC is the comradery she has between her peers in the office and the members that she communicates with on a daily basis.

The Carol A. Kueker memorial award is named in honor of the late Carol A. Kueker, a long-time Trustee and volunteer who served as President of NEF. Kueker was instrumental in promoting the core purpose and goals of the organization for many years and was instrumental in forming our Design Drafting and Block Kids competitions.

The Carol A. Kueker Construction Education Visionary Award recognizes individuals for their passion and dedication to NEF programs and the promotion of construction education.

Learn how to submitt a nomination with the link below. 

Kate Howick was recognized as Constituent of the Week by Senator Debbie Mayfield for her leadership, service, and success throughout Senate District 19. Click the libk below to read more on her accomplishments.  
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.
Applications are now open for the NAWIC Project Excellence Awards. These awards celebrate the best construction projects from the past year. Companies from all over the country submit their work to be considered for the honor. The application window closes on April 15.

Click the link below to find out more.
This week we are introducing Lisa Smith. Lisa R. Smith is a distinguished member of the NAWIC Triangle chapter, highlighting an impressive career marked by dedication and expertise. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration and her master’s in public administration from North Carolina Central University. With a remarkable tenure of 27 years at the City of Durham, Lisa has accumulated over 25 years of invaluable experience in Project Management.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts
Commerce Bank
Education / Training
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Join the PD&E Committee for an informational webinar with speakers Tammi Hill and Cait Lowe. Click the link below to register. 
We often tie ourselves in knots over a setback or slowing growth or missed opportunities. This is true for professionals in organizations as it is for business owners. Our mindsets, perspectives, and points of view easily get clouded to the point of despair. By taking a step back to reevaluate, we reward ourselves with the chance to ask the important questions and get back to the original intent. 
Click the link to learn more safety tips.
National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) is an annual spring campaign held at the start of construction season to encourage safe driving through highway work zones. The key message is for drivers to use extra caution in work zones. NWZAW is April 15-19, hosted by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT). Learn all about the 2024 theme and poster, find the schedule of events, access event and promo guides, and more.

National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) has been successful in spreading awareness for work zone safety across the country because of participation from organizations and individuals just like you. Hundreds of companies and individuals reach out to ATSSA on social media each year using #NWZAW.
For more infomation, click the link below. 
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.
Click the link below to hear from Stephanie Richardson as she shares a personal leadership story. 
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.  
Industry Update
In March, women around the nation celebrated Women in Construction Week—and with significant growth in the industry, there's a lot to praise. 

A two-way knowledge flow can help older workers leverage artificial intelligence while building team trust among generations, writes a construction expert.

(From Construction Dive)
If you look in the E-Tech classroom at Wilmer-Hutchins High School in Dallas where students are learning how to work in the electrical trade, one student stands out.