RCA Webinars

May 17, 2022: Primary Contractor Liability for Wage Claims 
This presentation looks at recent legislation enacted in a number of key markets rendering primary contractors liable for wage claims against their subcontractors and sub-subcontractors, and consider some of the factors motivating this legislation, different forms that it has taken, likely impacts of it, and potential responses to mitigate the risk that it poses. Speakers include John Polzer, Partner, and Chris Chasin, Associate, Duane Morris LLP. Click here to watch the session.

January 25, 2022: Succession Planning; Transitioning to an ESOP. Our session featured presenters, Brian Silver, CFO and Corporate Secretary, Gray, and Eric Berg, Chief Operating Office, West Region, Gray. Thinking of offering an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan) or wondering how, as an employee, an ESOP may benefit you? An ESOP grants employees company stock, often based on the duration of their employment. Our speakers will discuss Gray’s transition to a partial ESOP and address questions on the process and benefits of an ESOP. Click here to watch the session.

July 21, 2021: Women in Construction. Our panelists (Denise Doczy-DeLong, President - Owner, Singleton Construction LLC; Dorothy Hammel, Chief Executive Officer, Container Management, Inc; Carolyn Shames, President + CEO, Shames Construction) discussed how they began their careers in construction, the challenges they have faced and conquered while building successful companies, and the advantages of being a woman in construction. Click here to watch the session.

April 7, 2021: Technology in Construction. Our presenters discussed three software options for managing all phases of construction, Plan View, Procore, and BuilderTrend. The session included an open discussion amongst all attendees. Click here to watch the session.

May 13, 2021: Online Meetings in Construction. A presentation of the ease of use, collaboration features, and price points for Zoom, Teams, and GoTo Meeting, followed by an open discussion amongst all attendees. Click here to watch the session.



Advisory Board Speaker Series

October 28, 2021: Construction Factoring for the General Contractor. The use of factoring by subcontractors has become increasingly common in the modern construction industry. While factoring may offer a quick and effective solution to cash flow issues for subcontractors, general contractors are often left navigating payment issues with factoring companies uncertain of its legal rights or obligations. This presentation provides an overview of construction factoring, highlights common pitfalls for the general contractor to avoid, and offers tips and guidance to help general contractors manage or prevent factoring issues. Speakers: John Polzer, Partner, Duane Morris LLP; Edward Keating, Associate, Duane Morris LLP. Click here to watch the session.


May 5, 2021: What You Say (and don’t Say) Can and Will Be Held Against You. This presentation addresses the proper and improper use of email (and text) communications in the business setting, including how email can help build your case. It also includes tips to avoid having your emails being used against you as a contract modification. Speaker: John Polzer, a partner Duane Morris' Dallas office, practices in the area of litigation with a focus on bankruptcy, commercial litigation, construction, energy litigation and real estate. Click here to watch the session.




Leadership Connection Recordings

April 2, 2020, an open forum discussion, including '"Are you working?", "What are the client tea leaves telling you? (resume construction after crisis subsides, push projects to 2021, too early to tell)", "Are your client contacts furloughed or still working?", and "What strategies are you using to furlough or layoff staff?" Click here to listen to the April 2, 2020 session.

April 9, 2020includes a presentation by RCA past president Bob Moore of Gray, who will summarize a recent economic forecast prepared by Brian Beaulieu of ITR Economics. Click here to view the session. Click here for Bob's slides. 

April 16, 2020: includes a discussion featured on "Now What? The Plan Ahead." As we begin to re-mobilize and get back to work, what are your plans for the next two weeks, four weeks, and beyond? Featuring remarks by Carolyn Shames, Shames Construction, and Mike Sullivan, Sullivan Construction. Click here to view the session. 

April 23, 2020: includes a presentation by Chris Mosley, Sherman & Howard, on COVID-19 & Construction Insurance, including Builders Risk, Commercial General Liability, and Workers Compensation. Click here to view the session. Click here for Chris's slides. 

April 29, 2020: Includes presentation by Tom McGee, President & Chief Executive Officer, ICSC and Jeff Rosen, senior partner and trial lawyer in Polsinelli's commercial litigation department. Click here to view Tom McGee's remarks. Click here to view Jeff Rosen's remarks.

May 13, 2020: includes a discussion focused on Human Resources. Our speaker is Jack Sullivan, Partner, Dorsey & Whitney, LLP. Jack is an employment adviser and litigator. He provides business leaders and human resource professionals with practical guidance through difficult compliance, managerial, and workforce decisions. Click here to view the session.

May 27, 2020, Post-COVID Perspectives from Retailers, Developers, Restaurants & Architects. Members of our Advisory Board discussed what they are doing differently now, how they expect to approach business post-COVID, and how can GCs best position themselves going forward. Click here to view the session.
June 3, 2020, Return of the Economist: COVID-19 Economic Update. Our speaker was Anirban Basu, Chairman & CEO, Sage Policy Group. Click here to view the session.
July 29, 2020, Economic Outlook, Opportunities & Staying Connected. The session included an overview of FMI’s latest economic forecast, as well as an open discussion among RCA Advisory Board members about current trends, opportunities afforded by the pandemic, and how to maintain productive business relationships in a virtual world. Click here to view the session. 
March 2, 2021, FMI 2021 North American Construction Outlook. Click here to view the session. The slides from the session can be viewed here.