What's Happening at BSCAI - August 2019
Register to Attend Contracting Success in Las Vegas
BSCAI is proud to invite you to 2019 Contracting Success Conference, which will be held November 20-22 in Las Vegas. This event is the perfect opportunity to network with peers and learn from industry experts.
What happens in Vegas doesn’t always have to stay there—especially when it comes to the tools you’ll learn at our amazing peer-to-peer education sessions that span six different tracks. And the hottest tickets on the Strip are BSCAI’s two keynote speakers that you cannot miss.
Stephen Covey, co-founder of CoveyLink and the FranklinCovey Speed of Trust Practice, is one of the most sought-after speaker and advisor on trust, leadership, ethics and high performance. He is also the author of 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, an international bestseller on effectiveness and goal setting. His keynote “The SPEED of Trust,” will discuss insights from his book of the same name and challenge your age-old assumption that trust is merely a soft, social virtue.
Marilyn Sherman is a motivational speaker and author who has traveled around the country inspiring audiences to get out of their comfort zone and “get a front-row seat in life.” In her keynote session “Front-Row Leadership™ How Top Performers Never Settle for Balcony Seats,” she will help conference goers discover the secrets that higher performers use to be in the front-row.
Other education highlights from the conference include BSCAI’s Bidding and Estimating Seminar, which is designed for novices of the BSC industry to learn a step-by-step approach to pricing in today’s competitive marketplace. Or stop in for our Productivity Seminar, which demonstrate how strategic refinement of key processes will enhance productivity while meeting quality objectives and Supervisor Seminar, where you will learn strategies for employee training and employee communication techniques.
For more information, and to register, please visit convention.bscai.org.
Participate in BSCAI’s Member Advisory Program
The BSCAI Member Advisory Program is a truly unique program that is intended to provide BSCAI members with the opportunity to connect with and receive advice from fellow members in a format that fits your needs.
Peer groups provide you with an avenue to freely share ideas, information and opinions in a group setting. Whereas, if you are seeking for a one-on-one relationship with a seasoned professional in the industry, this program pairs you with a mentor.
As a BSCAI member, it is highly encouraged to not only participate for networking purposes, but to grow personally and give back to your industry.
Learn more and submit a form to participate.
Get Insights into Today’s Compensation Landscape with BSCAI’s New Report
Looking to re-vamp your company's benefits? The 2018 BSCAI Compensation Report, completed and compiled in partnership with the Mackay Research Group, provides analysis of employee compensation and benefits. The tables and graphs included will give you comprehensive but straightforward guidelines for analyzing packages, allowing you to evaluate your own programs this year.
For this month only, purchase your copy of the report with a $25 discount!
Obtain discount from the BSCAI Marketplace.
BSCAI Submits Chinese Tariff Exclusion Request Letter to USTR
Recently, BSCAI formally submitted a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) requesting they remove products utilized by building service contractors from “List 4” of the Section 301 Chinese tariffs. These tariffs were announced by the Trump Administration on May 13 and would apply additional duties of 25% on 3,805 Chinese products worth $300 billion.
BSCAI urged the Administration to remove a series of products used by the industry, as a 25% tariff would result in adverse consequences for the industry and others. For a copy of the letter or for questions, contact Kevin McKenney at email@example.com.
Read the full article in Contractor Connections.