Webinar: Leveraging Technology Solutions

When:
January 17, 2013
Where:
Online Course

Webinar Registration

Cost: FREE


For more information:
Email: meetings@agc.org

Phone: (703) 837-5356

Leveraging Technology Solutions For Your Heavy Highway/Civil Business Needs

Thursday, January 17, 2012, 2:00PM - 3:30PM ET

The needs of heavy highway and civil contractors are as diverse as the projects they undertake. Leading heavy highway and civil contractors leverage technology solutions to enhance their productivity and efficiency.

Join the upcoming AGC webinar to hear how technology plays an important role for two leading heavy highway/civil contractors – Goodfellow Bros. and Cold Spring Construction – as they discuss: financial reporting, productivity and performance management, equipment accounting and maintenance, support for mobility, leveraging business-critical data for decision-making and more. These contractors will share real-life scenarios of leveraging technology solutions to stay competitive and improve profitability.

Specific discussions:

  • Fact-based decision-making on equipment rental vs. ownership based on historical usage data, associated expenses, and projected cash flow
  • Convenient access to equipment information and dissemination of such information across the organization
  • Equipment financial management scenarios with separate profit and cost centers and even shared services
  • Equipment usage billing per job, per employee and per company division
  • Equipment performance measures per job, per employee and per company division
  • Productivity tools to ensure preventive maintenance is scheduled, completed and documented
  • Leverage business-critical data to improve equipment utilization and performance (to decide whether to repair, refurbish or replace)
  • Connecting the field and office by mobilizing the workforce and automating the collection of remote data
  • Deploying productivity tools for better planning of resource allocation

Speakers

Ron Campbell
Information Technology Director, Goodfellow Bros.

Ron is the director of Information Technology for Goodfellow Bros. where he has been since 2008. He is responsible for the company’s IT infrastructure and related technologies. Ron championed the engineering and implementation of a central processing area for technology which drove costs down while increasing availability for Goodfellow Bros. In addition, he guided the reengineering of their network to provide a resilient “mesh” technology which offers the company’s field personnel stable, effective networks and software in which they work efficiently. Ron’s forward-thinking IT strategy has enabled Goodfellow Bros. to remain a leader in their market.

 

Prior to Goodfellow Bros., Ron has more than 25 years of experience in a variety of technical positions including both management and front-line IT. His expertise include in-depth knowledge with enterprise systems and networks, large infrastructures, network optimization and solution implementation.

 

John Clancy
Director of IT, Cold Spring Construction

John Clancy is the IT director for Cold Spring Construction Company since 1987. John's responsibilities include the management of the IT infrastructure and associated technologies for Cold Spring Construction, including the asset tracking and management of Cold Spring's equipment resources.  He has been working with Computer Guidance since 1997 implementing various applications of eCMS with emphasis on equipment accounting, maintenance and productivity. Recently over the past three years he has been beta testing GPS Tracking & Maintenance software with Caterpillar & Trimble, going live with 640 assets in January of 2012. John's main objective is to get the most out of the equipment for the least amount expenditures. Using the latest technology he has been able to extend maintenance schedules and track the life cycle of detailed components.


Richard Forrestel, Jr., CPA
Treasurer, Cold Spring Construction Company

Richard Forrestel, Jr., has served as treasurer for Cold Spring Construction Company since in 1986. Cold Spring was founded by Richard’s grandfather, Eugene P. Forrestel, in 1911 and is primarily a highway contractor in western New York state. 

Richard spent eight summers in the field for Cold Spring from 1975 to 1982. During that time, he earned a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Richard worked for Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co. in Philadelphia from 1982-84 and was awarded a CPA from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1982. 

Richard is a member of the AGC Tax and Fiscal Affairs Committee as well as the Small Business Advisory Committee to the FASB.

 


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If you will not be able to attend an AGC of America Webinar program for which you have already registered, you may qualify for a refund of your registration fee or be able to substitute another employee within your organization. If you cancel your registration at least ten (10) days prior to the webinar, AGC of America will provide a full refund. No refund will be provided if you do not meet this deadline, however you may transfer your registration to another employee within your organization. AGC of America will provide all registrants with a recording of the webinar and the PowerPoint slides following the program.

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