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SUBExcel 2018
Date: February 28 — March 3, 2018
Location: Tempe Mission Palms


SUBExcel 2018 - Tempe, Arizona

SUBExcel 2018 is the premier education and networking event
for construction subcontractors and suppliers



Registration | Hotel Reservations | Overflow Hotel | Schedule | Brochure
Pocket Guide | Education Program Guide | Sponsorships | Exhibitors | Things to Do
New! Speaker Presentations

Speaker Presentations

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Dave Sanderson - Brace for Impact

Teresa Magnus - Contract Strategies in Challenging Markets

Stephane McShane - Transform Your Organization

Stephen Rohrbach - Project Management Through Production Metrics

Joel Stinson - Recession Proofing Your Company

Soraya Herbert - How to Be Productive Every Day

Soraya Herbert - 10 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

Griff Hall - Riding an Elephant

Philip Siegel - Top 10 Employment Law Mistakes

Bryan Bernardo - Lean Construction


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Registration

SUBExcel 2018 Registration Fees

  • SUBExcel 2018 Registration Form CoverRegister securely online
    Instructions: Members should log-in under LOGIN/ACCESS MEMBER RESOURCES with their email address and password. Nonmembers should Create an Account if they have not done so previously. Choose Member or Non-Member in the drop-down menu next to reg type to list fees. Select options, such as ASA Member, 2nd Company Member, and Voluntary Contribution to ASA Scholarship Program, then click the Total button to recalculate your selections. Then, Check Out. [Be sure to enter the correct address associated with your credit card.] If you are registering your spouse, a guest, or additional company attendees, please send their contact information to education@asa-hq.com.

  • Printable registration form
    Instructions: Complete and return by mail to: American Subcontractors Association Inc., 1004 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3588; by fax to (703) 836-3482; or via email to meetings@asa-hq.com.

  • Cubs vs. Reds
    25 tickets are available for the Cubs-Reds Spring training baseball game at Sloan Park at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are $60/each and include a buffet meal. Tickets are sold separately and are NOT included with registration. Transportation to/from the game is on your own. Quantities are limited!

Cubs vs. Reds


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Tempe Mission Palms

Hotel Reservations

* * * ASA has arranged an overflow hotel within walking distance if you find that the nights you need are unavailable at Tempe Mission Palms ... Please see below. * * *

Tempe Mission Palms
60 East Fifth Street
Tempe, AZ 85281
(800) 547-8705

Reserve your room at the Tempe Mission Palms, 60 East Fifth Street, Tempe, AZ 85281, at the special rate of $204 single/double. The cutoff date for the room block is Jan. 31, 2018.

  • Make your online room reservations in the ASA room block at the Tempe Mission Palms or call (800) 547-8705.

Check In and Check Out

  • Check In: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out: 12:00 p.m.

Parking

  • On-site and valet parking are both included with the daily $17.95 hospitality fee.

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Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University

Overflow Hotel

Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University
510 South Forest Avenue
Tempe, AZ 85281

If you find that rooms at the Tempe Mission Palms are unavailable for the nights you need, ASA has arranged for an overflow hotel within walking distance at the Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University.

  • Make your reservations at the overflow hotel.
  • Or, call (800) 331-3131 or (480) 967-2300 to make your reservations by phone.

Check In and Check Out

  • Check In: 4:00 p.m.
  • Check Out: 12:00 p.m.

Parking

  • On-site parking, fee: $1.50 hourly, $10 daily.

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Schedule

*Subject to change

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Hospitality Suite—Open to all attendees

Brought to you by the generous support of:

Demilec      Owens Corning      Johns Manville
 
 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Registration Open
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting
2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
ASA President’s and ASA of Arizona’s Welcome Reception
2017-18 ASA President Jeff Banker and ASA of Arizona welcome you to SUBExcel 2018!

2017-18 ASA President Jeff Banker, Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz.      ASA of Arizona Logo

Brought to you by the generous support of:

Lifestyles Media Group      Banker Insulation      Brewer Companies

Beach Fleischman      Border Construction      Hill & Usher

L&L Asphalt      AROK      Sun Valley Masonry

Markham Contracting      Palecek & Palecek

Advance Terrazzo Co.

Midway Chevrolet
 
 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Tech Bar
  • Hands-on experts guidance to help you learn how to better use your devices and digital marketing.
  • Event mobile app support and education.
  • Digital marketing tips and best practices.
  • Personal and professional branding techniques.
  • Practical tech tips and best practices.
7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Breakfast with Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan followed by Peer-to-Peer Leadership Round Tables—Facilitated by Danny Creed
Secretary Reagan will discuss construction trade workforce development, her leadership council, and Arizona’s 10,000 jobs.

Danny Creed  Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan
 
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Brought to you by Keynote Speakers Sponsor
Commerce Bank

Opening General Session—“Brace for Impact” by Dave Sanderson
Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker, and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him an internationally sought-out speaker. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be. The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane. Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing. That experience profoundly changed his life and today he travels the globe sharing his inspirational and motivational leadership messages to help people make a difference in how they do business and live their lives.

Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson Plane
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Networking Break

Brought to you by Refreshment Breaks Sponsor
presented by OBS Consultants
Health Excellence Plus

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Teresa MagnusEducation Workshop—“Contract Strategies in Challenging Markets” by Teresa Magnus, Magnus & Company
Successful contracting strategies on projects focus on shared objectives, maximizing communication and knowledge sharing, jointly mitigating project risks, and fostering a cooperative, trusting, respectful environment. With the exceptional challenges in today’s market, particular emphasis should be laid on mitigating the effects of the constrained labor market by expanding the pool of qualified contractors, thereby increasing access to front line supervision, scope of work expertise, and skilled craft labor. Traditional contracting models focus on risk avoidance at the expense of a single party and the resolution of conflict after the failure of the project. While improving contract language would help this scenario, it is generally not within the scope of control of the subcontractor. So, what role can a subcontractor play in contracting strategy and performance of work within a contract to improve project performance for everyone?
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Council Meeting
12:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m. Danny CreedLunch and Chapter Leadership Peer-to-Peer Round Tables—Facilitated by Danny Creed
1:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Stephane McShaneEducation Workshop—“Lean Transformations” by Stephane McShane, Maxim Consulting Group
With the future bringing more of the same accelerated challenges of schedule compression, pricing pressure, and manpower shortages, the industry will be forced to innovate at a heightened clip. Most contractors are trying to solve these massive industry issues with tactical solutions and everyone is basically trying the same approach they have used for years. The reality is a new business model that is evolving to address these challenges with strategic, long-term solutions. Best-in-class electrical contractors are utilizing value stream mapping to visualize work systems (prefabrication, IT, financial systems, etc.) and identify the gaps, overlaps and roadblocks in how customer requests/orders are completed. McShane will use case studies of U.S.-based contractors including pictures and detailed descriptions of what they have done, why, and the substantial bottom line results they are enjoying.
1:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ SHARE!

Brought to you by Executive Directors’ Sponsor
GrowthZone
 
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-Up
2:30 p.m.-2:45 p.m. Networking Break

Brought to you by Refreshment Breaks Sponsor
presented by OBS Consultants
Health Excellence Plus

2:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Stephen Rohrbach, F.A. RohrbachEducation Workshop—“Project Management Through Production Metrics” by Stephen Rohrbach, F.A. Rohrbach, Allentown, Pa.
This is not a program about the merits of 10-unit measurements. This is about data. As a constructor, it’s your secret weapon and your best friend. When formulated into a metric, your data can tell you where and how to boost productivity, compare your planned vs. actual variances, and accurately forecast whether you are heading toward a profit or a loss. Used during the course of a project, these insights give you the opportunity to take real-time action and make the adjustments needed to ensure that your team delivers work that is on time and on budget. In this workshop, Rohrbach will explain how to analyze project budgets and costs to identify meaningful metrics that can be used to effectively manage your people, your process, and your client relationships. Participants are encouraged to bring actual project budgets and apply these concepts to current challenges. Be prepared for valuable discussion with your industry peers.
4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. EXPO & Mini Golf Tournament with Exhibitors
 
CNA      NCS      Foundation Software

The Contractors Plan by Fringe Benefit Group      Commerce Bank

eSUB      Construction Labor Contractors      Plexxis

Zurich      Lean Construction Institute

LCP Tracker      HSM Edifice Construction      Kahua

OBS Consulting      Health Excellence Plus

Life Time Construction
 
6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Board Liaison & Executive Director “Meet & Greet”
 
Friday, March 2, 2018
7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tech Bar
  • Hands-on experts guidance to help you learn how to better use your devices and digital marketing.
  • Event mobile app support and education.
  • Digital marketing tips and best practices.
  • Personal and professional branding techniques.
  • Practical tech tips and best practices.
7:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m. Breakfast and Annual Business Meeting—“State of the Association” by 2017-18 ASA President Jeff Banker, Banker Insulation, Chandler, Ariz.
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy Meeting—Part I—Facilitated by Chair Dan McLennon, Esq., Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP, San Francisco, Calif.
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Brought to you by Keynote Speakers Sponsor
Commerce Bank

Joel Stinson, FMIEducation Workshop—“Recession Proofing Your Company” by Joel Stinson, FMI
How do you prepare for the next economic downturn? While FMI does not see a recession on the immediate horizon, the next recession is inevitable and the best time to prepare is when times are good. Topics covered include:
  • Recognize key economic indicators and the state of current markets
  • Develop insights for your firm
  • Understand tactics for success
  • Assess readiness and implement steps to prepare your firm
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m.
Brought to you by Executive Directors’ Sponsor
GrowthZone

Soraya HerbertExecutive Directors’ Education Workshop—“How To Be Productive Every Day: Tips on How to Tame Your Inbox & Apps You Can’t Live Without” by Soraya Herbert, DAHLIA + Agency
Ignore it all you want. But that intimidating number above your mail icon isn’t going anywhere until you take action. Your to-do list won’t disappear either. So how do you handle it all with the latest apps and tech out there? In this workshop, Herbert will share tips on how to tame your unruly inbox and a list of productivity apps that can make your life easier and more productive. Herbert will change the way you do things and help you create better habits with must-have apps!
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. Networking Break with Exhibitors

Brought to you by Refreshment Breaks Sponsor
Life Time Construction

10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ASA Task Force on Government Advocacy Meeting—Part II Facilitated by Chair Dan McLennon, Esq., Smith, Currie & Hancock, LLP, San Francisco, Calif.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Griff HallEducation Workshop—“Riding an Elephant: Harnessing the Dual Challenges Leading for Impact While Managing Complexity” by Griff Hall, Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business
How do you harness your opportunities for growth while confronting the realities of labor, contracts, and running projects or the business? Leading for impact while managing for complexity are universal dual challenges. There are well-known reasons not everyone successfully meets the mark. The strategies for achieving both are surprisingly simple, yet not inherently easy. Using a framework for developing mastery to meet these dual challenges will help you think and act at deeper levels for sustainable success.
10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Brought to you by Executive Directors’ Sponsor
GrowthZone

Soraya HerbertExecutive Directors’ Education Workshop—“10 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation and the Social Media Tools to Get It Done Smartly” by Soraya Herbert, DAHLIA + Agency
Learn how to manage your online reputation like a pro. Your brand’s reputation affects your business directly. People won’t buy your products if they don’t feel they can trust you--or worse, if they feel that others don’t trust you. Monitoring what people say about you and your business may seem overwhelming, but there are many free or low-cost tools to help you monitor your online reputation. In this workshop, Herbert will:
  • Explore cool social media tools to help you manage your online reputation.
  • Explain how consumers see your business.
  • Share easy ways to manage your online reputation.
10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting
12:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m. Danny CreedLunch with Exhibitors and Chapter Leadership Peer-to-Peer Round Tables—Facilitated by Danny Creed
1:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Executive Directors’ Outing
2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Exhibitor Break-Down
2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. Philip Siegel, Esq.Education Workshop—“Employment Law Mistakes Most Commonly Made by Subcontractors” by Philip J. Siegel, Esq., Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel
What steps can you take to minimize potential liability for employment law matters? Find out in this workshop, which will address the top employment law mistakes made by subcontractors. Philip Siegel will explain how to ensure that a former employee is prohibited from bringing claims against the company, and how to avoid other common traps in the employment law arena. He will also address proper classification of independent contractors, severance pay, documenting disciplinary actions, the importance of written job descriptions, the importance of a discrimination and harassment policy, and common wage and hour mistakes such as those made regarding travel pay.
2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m. ASA Task Force on the Subcontractors Legal Defense Fund Meeting—Facilitated by Chair Scott Holbrook, Esq., Crawford & Bangs, Covina, Calif.
3:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Networking Break

Brought to you by Refreshment Breaks Sponsor
Life Time Construction

3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. ASA Task Force on Contract Documents Meeting—Facilitated by Chair Brian Cubbage, Esq., Ceco Construction Group, Alexandria, Va.
3:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m. Bryan Bernardo, Kitchell ContractorsEducation Workshop—“Trending Now: Lean Construction Top 10 Topics”—Bryan Bernardo, LEED-AP, Kitchell Contractors
As experienced workers leave the construction industry and fewer trades enter, we must transform the way we think and deliver projects. Lean design and construction enables that shift by focusing on eliminating waste and increasing value with safer job sites, improved profitability and reduced schedules. In this workshop, gain awareness of the eight wastes plus 10 trending Lean construction tools that improve the way we build.
6:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Reception—Café Boa
7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Dinner—Café Boa
6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Reception, Banquet & Awards Ceremony—Rustlers Roost—Wear your cowboy hats and boots!

Rustler's Rooste
 
 
Saturday, March 3, 2018
8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Attorneys’ Council Meeting—Facilitated by Chair Zea Wright, Esq., Byrne Costello & Pickard, P.C., Syracuse, N.Y.
1:05 p.m.— Cubs vs. Reds—25 tickets are available for the Cubs-Reds Spring training baseball game at Sloan Park at 1:05 p.m. Tickets are $60/each and include a buffet meal. Transportation to/from the game is on your own.

Cubs vs. Reds

 

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Brochure

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Education Program Guide

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Pocket Guide

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Sponsorships

Sponsorship Guide CoverASA’s flagship convention attracts 150 to 200 of the larger commercial subcontractors in the United States—the decision-makers and your prospective customers! Your company can participate and take advantage of a number of very effective marketing opportunities that will significantly impact your bottom line.

For questions or additional sponsorship information, contact Richard Bright, chief operating officer, at (703) 684-3450, Ext. 1335, or rbright@asa-hq.com.


Current ASA Sponsors



Current SUBExcel 2018 Sponsors



Keynote Speakers Sponsor


Executive Directors Sponsor

 

Thursday Refreshment Breaks Sponsor

Presented by OBS Consultants
 

Friday Refreshment Breaks Sponsor

 

Hospitality Suite Sponsors

            
 

Welcome Reception Sponsors

            

            

            

      



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Exhibitors

Exhibitors Guide CoverASA’s flagship convention attracts 150 to 200 of the larger commercial subcontractors in the United States—the decision-makers and your prospective customers! Your company can participate and take advantage of a number of very effective marketing opportunities that will significantly impact your bottom line.

For questions or additional exhibitor information, contact Richard Bright, chief operating officer, at (703) 684-3450, Ext. 1335, or rbright@asa-hq.com.


Current SUBExcel 2018 Exhibitors



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Grand Canyon

Things to Do In and Around Tempe

Source: Tempe Tourism

Our tree-lined, brick paved sidewalks that speak to Tempe’s historic roots aren’t just there for aesthetics. They lead you places. They take you to the many things you can do here in this culturally diverse community.

Arts & Culture

Whether you have a passion for arts and culture, are an occasional theater goer, or your artistic preferences are decidedly fancy or funky, you’ll find something to suit your artistic bent in Tempe.

Attractions

Take advantage of our beautiful weather and head to Tempe Town Lake. Stroll the lovely trails lined with thousands of cacti and other arid climate plants from around the globe.

Shopping

Shop ’til you drop in Tempe! There is a wide array of shopping destinations in and around Tempe, from unique specialty shops to nationally known favorites, and everything in between.

Nightlife

Grab a drink, a bite to eat or dance the night away at any of our popular and locally owned bars, restaurants and dance clubs.

Tempe Special Offers

Take advantage of special offers for shopping, restaurants and more, including discounts on Across Arizona Tours of Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, or Apache Trail.


Monument Valley


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