April 2012

Episode #11 of the Maryland Construction Network:
April 20, 2012 topics include:

Building Congress & Exchange

Black Tie Gala – “A Night at the Museum”

  • B&O Railroad Museum – 9/15/12 – 7:30 p.m. -11:30 p.m.
  • Volunteer Committee – Joel Meredith – Siemens Industry, Mel Taylor – Chesapeake Industrial Leasing, Brian Ott – Whiting-Turner, Sharon Justice – Justice Construction Group, Steve Workmeister – Premiere Concrete, Melinda Kay – Leach Wallace and Rick Romagnoli – M. Nelson Barnes
  • Tickets now available – 410-823-7200

Economic Odds Seminar Followed by Networking

  • Featuring Noted Economist Anirban Basu
  • 4/26/2102 – Towson Golf & Country Club
  • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
  • Networking meeting follows from 5:00 – 7:00 pm

BCE Member Workers Comp Program

  • Kelly Insurance and The Guard Insurance Co.
  • Your current agent can utilize this market

American Express Corporate Payment Solutions Program

  • Extend your payment terms
  • Earn 1% – 2% rewards
  • Fewer checks
  • No personal guarantee

Level 3 Communications Program

  • Save $ on integrated communication solutions

Strategies to Secure Your Construction Sites

  • Schedule meeting with local law enforcement prior to beginning of project and get their input
  • Fencing plans – types, location and access points
  • Lighting is very important!
  • Keep all tools and equipment in fenced areas if possible
  • Mark all equipment in three locations – two obvious – one hidden location
  • Use locks for everything possible 
  • Time material deliveries to minimize length of time before placement
  • Video is good but quality is very important
  • Alarms on office or storage trailers
  • Physical security officers offers best protection
  • They can also be first responders for first aid
  • Eliminate loitering and graffiti
  • Report all vandalism and theft
  • Place appropriate signs

US Barrels Toward a Financial Cliff

  • Anthony Mirhaydan – MSN Money- Click here for article
  • Trying to limit debt without hurting recovery  is problematic
  • Decisions on deficit, debt cieling, tax cuts and unemployment must be made soon
  • We can no longer avoid tough choices
  • Partisan politics has made situation worse
  • Increasing average age makes it more difficult
  • Lower debt is good but must be weighed against recovery efforts
  • Direct inverse correlation to deficit reducation and GDP growth

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