TAUC Summer Summit - Download PowerPoint Presentations
Cincinnati, OH - TAUC held its Summer Summit on August 13, 2014 and experts from across the construction and maintenance industry provided important, up-to-date information on various regulatory, legislative, economic and business topics with ample time for networking, making it a must-attend event for contractors, owners, and building trades representatives.
TAUC welcomed a number of speakers, including:
Brent BookerBRENT BOOKER, Secretary-Treasurer, North America’s Building Trades Unions, who covered the Gulf Coast Agreement that was negotiated between labor and management to provide significant value to owners in the Gulf Coast. This agreement could have an incredible impact on reintroducing union construction to a variety of customers who have not experienced our value in quite some time.
John CranleyJOHN CRANLEY, Mayor of Cincinnati. Mayor Cranley took office as the city’s 69th mayor on December 1, 2013. He previously worked as a lawyer with the firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PPL and earned a degree from Harvard Law School.
Bob FitzgeraldBOB FITZGERALD, Manager of Project Safety & Health, Southern Company Operating Engineering & Construction Services. Bob holds the CSP and CHST designations and has 30 years’ experience in EHS management. He supervises over 35 EHS professionals.
Chris HeinzCHRIS HEINZ, Founding Partner, Grossman Heinz Government Affairs. Chris has worked for more than 25 years as a local, state and congressional lobbyist. He previously served as the Political and Legislative Director of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. Chris provided an indepth overview of the status of the legislative push for multiemployer pension reform and how both labor and management can help pressure Congress to pass this critically important legislation for our industry.
JOHN HENDRICKS, Director of Air Quality Services, American Electric Power. John has been with AEP since 1979 and has held numerous positions within the company’s Environmental Services Division. He oversees all air permitting and compliance activities for the AEP generation fleet. John provided an overview of the Environmental Protection Agency's new and proposed regulations that are having an impact on AEP's business, but will also impact the construction and maintenance work for many utility projects.
Robert MurrayROBERT MURRAY, Chief Economist and VP, McGraw-Hill Construction. Bob determines the broad forecast pattern used by the company’s construction information products. He also authors the widely circulated McGraw-Hill Dodge Construction outlook, and is frequently quoted by major media on industry topics.
TAUC will be hosting it's annual State of the Union Construction Industry Forum on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 so please mark your calendar and plan to attend.
Brent Booker Gulf Coast Agreement Overview
Bob Fitzgerald Human Performance Improvement
John Hendricks AEP Perspectives on Significant EPA Rules
Bob Murray Economic Forecast for Construction
Gulf Coast Agreement PLA 2013