Construction Risk Summit Topics and Speakers

Check-in and continental breakfast sponsored by Midwest Employers Casualty Company

Mitigating & Managing Risk in Today’s Construction Environment

Ryan Howsam, FMI Senior Risk and Strategy Management Consultant

AGC’s Surety Bonding and Risk Management Forum – in collaboration with FMI – ventured out to
survey contractors’ perceptions of risk and learn how risk is being managed in today’s business
environment. Study findings are based on 83 responses from best‐in‐class companies that are active in AGC’s forum. The companies that participated in this study collectively generate approximately $50 billion in industry revenue each year. The study sheds light on big‐picture industry trends and reveals the following five key findings:

· Today’s construction risk environment is drastically different than it was 5 years ago.
· Skilled craft labor shortages, contract language and subcontractor default are top risks in today’s construction industry.
· Construction firms are managing risk differently today.
· Risk management effectiveness varies.
· Mitigating and managing risk has become a strategic priority.

Risk Management/Administrative Track
Avoiding Construction Defect Claims

Lister Hubbard, Capell & Howard, P.C.

Jobsite Safety Track
OSHA Update

Ramona Harris, Area OSHA Director


Managing Workers' Compensation Claims & the EMR

Terry Young, Millenium Risk Managers

Creating a Safety Culture on the Jobsite

Steve Sawyer, Brasfield & Gorrie, LLC

Sponsored by Benchmark Insurance Company

Avoiding Litigation Through Pre-Hire Practices

Stephen Walsh, Adams and Reese, LLP

Millennials in the Workplace

Ryan Howsam, FMI Corporation

OSHA Recordkeeping Rule

Buzzy Riis, Hand Arendall, LLC

JSA's & Jobsite Documentation

Allen Hanvey, The Johnson Companies

Should You Agree to a Waiver of Subrogation & the Consequences if You Do

Jonathan Berryhill, Wilson & Berryhill

G.R.O.W. Your Safety Program

Tom Robinson, AGC Alabama Construction Industry Services, Inc.


The Transformation of the Construction Industry

Ryan Howsam, FMI Senior Risk and Strategy Management Consultant

The construction industry is experiencing exponential change that is challenging the historical linear thinking of the relevance of the traditional contractor and specifically the General Contractor.  FMI will present the trends and innovation taking place today that will influence the foundation of the industry causing significant disruption within the A/E/C industry.  For the modern construction leader, VUCA—a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity—is such a part of daily leadership and strategic thinking that it almost fades into the background. We will explore how current examples of VUCA trends in the design and construction industry coupled with the growth of megaprojects, continued adaptation of BIM/VDS, prefabrication and modularization, supply chain management, autonomous driving vehicles, 3D printing and the emergence of mega-engineering firms, to name a few, are all driving permanent change in a $1.2+ trillion fragmented industry.