Webinars

In an effort to provide the NUCA national membership expanded educational opportunities, the NUCA staff have put together a series of industry webinars.

Webinars are scheduled to be presented to NUCA members each month on the first Wednesday, excepting July. The webinar topics have been chosen from current industry issues that face our members on a daily basis. Other topics are speci´Čücally targeted to help our many NUCA Chapters across the country improve their operations.


Upcoming Webinars:

June 3, 2:00 PM EST
Identifying and Reducing Social Engineering Attacks in the Construction Industry - Sponsored by CNA


Symantec data reveals that one out of every 39 construction industry email users gets targeted by phishing attacks. Overall, it is estimated that cybercrime damage cost businesses and individuals an astounding $1.5 trillion in 2018. Phishing, also known as "social engineering," is a cybercrime that can affect construction businesses of all sizes.  
 
Through email or malicious websites, the crime works by manipulating people by posing as a trustworthy organization. Attackers often take advantage of current events, such as the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, by baiting unsuspecting executives or managers with discounted or free offers of hard-to-find goods, or exploiting human nature and our desire to help others.
 
NUCA Diamond National Partner CNA's risk experts Paul Gouge and Terry Smith will help NUCA members identify clues in recognizing social engineering email attacks, the clues that giveaway phone and text scams, and will help you identify risk mitigation controls that you and your company can use to stop these costly crimes.
 
 

 

Previous Webinars:

May 6, 2:00 PM EST
Increasing Jobsite Efficiencies - Sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc.

Presenter:
Scott "Knobby" Knoblauch
Global Sr. Market Professional -
GCI Applications
Caterpillar, Inc.
 

An efficient jobsite delivers maximum results and profits. And that positive result come from knowledge and experience. We hope you will join NUCA and Caterpillar's equipment expert Scott Knoblauch for our May 6th Webinar Wednesday presentation. Scott will be discussing the recurring themes and everyday actions he has seen on 30 years of working on jobsites that can cause inefficiencies and loss in contractor profit.
 
Scott's lively 40-minute presentation will look at site equipment evaluations and what is needed for a job, possible equipment issues while being used for excavations, truck loading techniques, machine operations, and other processes that with attention and training can lead to greater jobsite efficiencies. Highlighting his experience through personal stories, Scott's advice goes across all equipment makes and addresses the common efficiency problems faced by all NUCA members on an active jobsite.
NUCA Roundtable: What Is Your Experience With The New Federal Business Loan Programs?

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Fighting this pandemic and working towards our national and state economic recovery efforts is also an information battle, with everyone seeking answers. With our mandate to get as much information about the COVID-19 emergency out to NUCA members, the next NUCA Webinar Wednesday is going to be something different. We'd like to hear your stories and experiences about this emergency.
 
We are opening up our Webex webinar platform to the membership, so we can learn about what you and your business are experiencing with the new federal business recovery small business loans.
 
We don't have a guest presenter for this webinar. Instead, we want our members to have a chat between themselves, sharing what you are experiencing during this emergency and your responses to it. NUCA leadership, executives, and staff will be on the webinar, eager to learn from your experiences.
 
Businesses in our industry don't lend themselves to teleworking like those in office environments, so we want to hear from you about how you and your crews are practicing social distancing on a job site, how essential business travel is being undertaken day-to-day for utility repair work, and if you will be applying for the several federal loan programs (all described on our Business Recovery webpage at nuca.com/recovery.
 
Legislative Update on Covid-19 Relief Legislation


Presenter:
Eben Wyman
Principal, Wyman Associates

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NUCA is committed to providing our members as much information as we have regarding the national response to today's coronavirus pandemic. There is obviously a lot going on, and several legislative measures are in play to provide assistance to medical/healthcare personnel, state and local governments, small businesses and their workers, and the American people at large. While the House is expected to close the deal on the proposed $2 trillion package passed by the Senate, more bills are in the works and infrastructure funding will be under consideration.
 
The discussion of what comprises "essential workers" also continues in federal and state executive chambers. NUCA has been pushing to keep utility contractors front and center in that conversation. In this webinar, Eben Wyman and NUCA's government relations team will provide updates on the information available and answer questions to the best of their ability about Congress' and the Administration's response to this fast moving public health and economic crisis.
 
Eben Wyman of E. Wyman & Associates represents NUCA's interests in Congress and the federal regulatory agencies across Washington. Eben delivers more than 30 years of experience to underground infrastructure policy discussions. From 2000 to 2012, Eben Wyman worked for NUCA on a broad range of legislative and regulatory matters important to the membership.

Coronavirus: An Unforeseeable Circumstance

Shawn R. Farrell, Esq.

 

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The national response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic flu has been overwhelming to the nation's businesses. Entire sections of the nation have been placed into quarantine in hopes of arresting its spread, keeping employees at home to save them from the risk of illness or worse. In the construction  industry, force majeure clauses in contracts allocate risks. These force majeure clauses usually come into play as a result of weather-related events, labor strikes, or natural disasters. With greater anxiety over the potential economic impact of the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, force majeure provisions as well as notice and suspension rights are getting a second look. Shawn will discuss on this webinar what these clauses mean in contracts and what business owners can do with provisions relating to delay.
 
For more than 20 years, Shawn has represented general contractors, construction managers, owners/developers, subcontractors, design-builders, engineers, developers, and sureties in construction-related litigation.  Shawn routinely counsels his clients on all aspects of planning, initiating, and completing construction related projects. His areas of practice are construction, and labor & employment, and is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York. Shawn is also the general counsel for NUCA of New Jersey, and a member of several construction associations.
 

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NUCA will be providing a monthly “Webinar Wednesday”. We encourage any NUCA member to submit topics that they feel should be considered for future webinars that would be of interest to the membership. Take advantage of the most current industry information available by participating in our newly created “Webinar Wednesdays.”

We are happy to offer webinars and informative technical calls free to our members. This library will be expanding - covering a wide range of topics. Check back frequently to see what's new. For more information on scheduled webinars please us at nuca@nuca.com