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  • Navigating Property Essentials in a Hard Market

    Aug 20, 2024
    As market conditions evolve rapidly, understanding key property management elements can significantly impact your renewal outcomes and risk strategies, especially for those facing increased property recommendation and inspection requests or challenging renewals due to slower property condition adjustments compared to market changes. Join Holmes Murphy to gain insights into historical nationwide losses and market shifts.
  • Building Success: Managing Project Risk Through Effective Work Planning

    Jul 25, 2024
    In the fast-paced and demanding world of construction, managing project risk is crucial to ensure successful project outcomes. When issues arise and profits fade, workers are often blamed, but are we providing them with the information and resources necessary to make good decisions? Join us July 25 10-11 a.m. CT
  • Just To Be Clear – Preparing Proposals That Avoid Risk and Overpromising

    May 16, 2024
    Your proposal is your company’s chance to shine, impress the client, and win the work. Join Holmes Murphy Construction to discuss the risks of “sales” language in your proposals, the pitfalls of “boiler plate” proposals, and the consequences of proposals that do not have the appropriate level of review. Attendees will examine examples of risks written into proposals by the client, your proposal team, and steps to avoid or minimize these risks.
  • Heat Illness Prevention in Construction

    May 15, 2024
    Hot environments, especially during the summer months, expose thousands of construction workers in the United States to an increased risk of heat related illness. As the temperature begins to rise, so does the risk of heat stress, heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke. Join us to learn how to mitigate these risks and keep your workers safe.
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  • A Question of Ethics: A Refresher for Design Professionals

    Apr 18, 2024
    Join Holmes Murphy Construction for an informative webinar to review the professional code of ethics and be presented with sample contractual provisions that may or may not directly challenge the design professional. After review, attendees will gain insight into the conflict that may exist within the provision and what makes it problematic. Then attendees will gain insight on how to make the necessary contractual adjustments for the provisions to be consistent with their code of professional ethics.
  • Workers’ Compensation Experience Rating: Recent Changes and Best Practices

    Apr 17, 2024
    Join Holmes Murphy’s Vice President of Commercial Risk and Safety, Chris Murphy and Property Casualty Client Manager, Michelle Gruis as they discuss the basics of the experience mod formula and its use, the “split point” that applies to each claim and recent state-specific changes in the split point calculation, and what your organization can do to impact your experience mod.
  • Subconsultants & Primes: Good Practice in Motion (Part 2)

    Mar 21, 2024
    Join Holmes Murphy Construction for a second webinar to build on the topics learned in Part 1 of our subconsultant series. After gaining a better understanding of the mutually beneficial ecosystem among prime and subconsultants in Part 1, attendees will learn tangible strategies to implement in their firms to ensure that proper risk transfer is in place to support that relationship. Attendees of this session will also learn the “how” of subconsultant risk, focusing on insurance risk transfer and verification.
  • Crisis Management in Construction

    Mar 15, 2024
    In construction, the unthinkable can happen to anyone at any time. Are you prepared to respond to a critical incident on your construction site? These unexpected events demand calm, confident, and decisive action during chaos. A failed response can quickly turn into a crisis which may threaten your company’s reputation and viability.
  • Telematics – Challenges, Legal Aspects, and Best Practices

    Feb 16, 2024
    Auto insurance rates have been on the rise for several years due to various factors including distracted driving, increased cost of physical damages and serious injuries, and social inflation. To mitigate this impact many companies are implementing telematics programs which helps reduce risk, lower claim costs, enhance fleet operations, and improve driver behaviors. However, implementing a telematics program presents challenges that must be addressed to fully reap its benefits. Identifying these challenges in a construction fleet is crucial for effective risk management and leveraging improved driver behaviors as a valid defense against claims from other parties.
  • Subconsultants and Primes: Understanding Good Practices (Part 1)

    Feb 15, 2024
    Join Holmes Murphy Construction for an overview of the mutual benefits of prime/subconsultant relationships, the necessary obligation to have clearly written and signed agreements, the need for each to vet the firms they are working with, and the value of taking a strategic approach to your prime/sub consulting relationships. Attendees will learn about how this approach can help increase efficiency resolving disputes, encourage better cooperation, and lead to better project outcomes.
  • Environmental Risk Factors Impacting Construction

    Jan 19, 2024
    Environmental risk is a topic that is misunderstood frequently, tolerated on many fronts or simply ignored. Nevertheless, recent history confirms an ever-increasing emphasis from project owners, prime/GC’s and federal/state regulatory agencies to minimize construction’s environmental impact on air, water and land. What was once overlooked in years past is now a central focus on many projects today. Join us January 19, 2024 at 8:45 a.m. CT
  • Emerging Trends – Time Management (New Resolution to Problematic Claims)

    Jan 18, 2024
    Join Holmes Murphy Construction January 18, 2024 12 - 1 p.m. CT in a one-hour webinar to explore the importance of effective time management and project initiation. Attendees will acquire tools and techniques to assist in managing time more effectively. While reviewing claims examples, the webinar with enable participants to analyze and uncover issues and determine steps to manage and find resolution. Register today!
  • Preventing Struck-By Incidents Involving Construction Equipment

    Nov 17, 2023
    Struck-by incidents are the second leading cause of workplace deaths and the leading cause of nonfatal injuries among construction workers. About seventy-five percent of these fatalities involve heavy equipment and vehicles. Sadly, the frequency of these incidents has been consistent for many years. So how do we reverse this trend? We need to stop relying on back-up alarms and hi-visibility clothing as the primary methods of prevention. Join us November 17th at 8:45 a.m. CT
  • The Fight Before ‘The Fight’

    Nov 16, 2023
    Putting your company in the best position in the event of a claim starts well before any work has been done on the project. The assertion of a claim often highlights how well-meant decisions can come back to haunt you. Join us, Holmes Murphy and AXA XL, as we address how your firm can best position itself to deal with a problem before it arises. Register today!
  • OSHA Inspection Series Part 2: Inspection & Investigation Strategy

    Oct 27, 2023
    OSHA’s procedures are predictable. Uncertainty comes from how a contractor and its employees respond during an inspection and subsequent investigation. Please join Holmes Murphy Construction October 27th at 8:45 a.m. CT for practical insight into how to respond throughout an OSHA inspection and investigation. Register today!
  • OSHA Inspection Series Part 1: What to Expect & How to Respond

    Oct 20, 2023
    Managing an OSHA inspection towards the best possible outcome begins with knowing what to expect from OSHA and understanding your organization’s role. Please join Holmes Murphy Construction October 20th at 9 a.m. CT for practical insight into how to position your organization to effectively respond to an OSHA inspection. Register today!
  • AIA 2017 Contract Documents: Insights & Impacts

    Oct 19, 2023
    The newly released documents at the heart of the AIA Contract Documents program — the A201-related AIA Owner–Architect Agreements — are revised by the Documents Committee on a 10-year cycle.  This session will provide insight into the AIA’s revision process. Join us October 19, 2023 12 - 1 p.m. CT.
  • Managing Fatigue in Construction

    Sep 22, 2023
    Fatigue has largely been accepted as the nature of the construction industry. The work is physically demanding and often performed in challenging, high-pressure environments due to accelerated schedules and worker shortages. Additionally, other risk factors such as out-of-town work, long commutes, and worker lifestyles influence and compound the effects of fatigue. Contractors recognize the physical exhaustion experienced by construction workers, but how well do they recognize the impact that fatigue has on mental health?
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  • Redesigning & Engineering Your Mind

    Sep 14, 2023
    Join Holmes Murphy and Fleece and Forests LLC as we welcome mindfulness and meditation coach/registered Professional Engineer, Elyssa Dixon, as she takes us through a profound conversation centered around the science of stress, leadership, emotional intelligence, and a mindfulness practice for individuals and companies. Register today!
  • You’re the Boss – Succession Planning!

    Aug 17, 2023
    As a firm leader, you are faced with many unique decisions that will impact the future of the firm. During this session, we will discuss various practice management best practices and provide in-depth education on the many facets of succession planning, including the liability implications of mergers and acquisitions and the ins and outs of an ESOP transition. Additionally, we will introduce how to create a crisis management plan and why it is imperative to run your firm. Join us August 17th at 12 p.m.
  • Fleet Risk: Non-CDL Commercial Motor Vehicle & Driver

    Jul 21, 2023
    Federal and state governments regulate Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) use and driver qualification to assure a minimum level of public protection. In the space of non-Commercial Driver’s License (non-CDL) CMVs and drivers, it is not uncommon for contractors to mismanage basic compliance due to a misinterpretation and/or misunderstanding of which elements specifically apply to their fleet and which ones do not. Join us July 21st at 8:45 a.m. for a practical and in-depth perspective.
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  • Building a Culture of Safety: Evaluate, Prevent & Mitigate

    Jul 13, 2023
    Join us July 13th 12 - 1 p.m. CT to discuss the types of Auto and Workers’ Compensation claims experienced by design firms. We will review the risks associated with Auto and Workers’ Compensation exposures, your firm’s responsibilities, and procedures to help evaluate, prevent, and mitigate losses. Register today!
  • Fall Protection Part 2: Fall protection systems

    Jun 16, 2023
    When the risk of fall six feet or more exists, all affected workers must be protected from falls using a method that correctly matches working conditions, the type of construction being performed, and OSHA’s Subpart M Fall Protection requirements. In recognition of this on-going risk to worker safety, Holmes Murphy Construction will be hosting a two-part webinar series on Fall Protection focused on compliance and risk mitigation. Join us for Part 2 on June 16, 2023 at 8:45 a.m. CT. Register today!
  • From Scope Creep to Profitability

    Jun 15, 2023
    Change challenges the basic premise of project management: the control of resources to meet a certain objective by a specific date within a finite budget. Scope creep happens when there is an expansion of services provided without a corresponding increase in the design professional’s fees or recognition of additional risk exposure. Join us as we discuss this topic June 15th 12 p.m.
  • Fall Protection Part 1: Understanding fall exposures

    Jun 2, 2023
    Falls to a lower level are the leading cause of death in construction and account for about 1/3 of all construction fatalities. Sadly, these numbers have remained relatively consistent over the past several years.  In recognition of this on-going risk to worker safety, Holmes Murphy Construction will be hosting a two-part webinar series on Fall Protection focused on compliance and risk mitigation. Join us at 8:45 a.m. for this webinar event.
  • Risk Drivers 3: Understanding the Dynamics of Risk

    May 18, 2023
    This updated program looks at six non-technical risk drivers from closed claims that incurred a loss or expense over a recent 5-year period. The six non-technical categories are: client selection, construction phase services, communications, negotiations and contracts, project team capabilities, quality management. To gain further perspective on these six areas of risk, we delve into the elements of risk within each risk driver. Join us May 18th 12 - 1 p.m. CT. Register today!
  • Pedestrians & Cyclists – Work Zone Risk

    Apr 21, 2023
    Contractor liability rapidly comes into focus anytime a pedestrian or cyclist is injured in a construction work zone. Failure to comply mixed with failure to perform as agreed-upon predictably leads toward responsibility to pay for damages. In this webinar, learn more about practical, result-driven methods to positively impact pedestrian and cyclist risk in a construction work zone. Join us April 21st at 8:45 a.m.
  • Cognitive Bias in Risk Management

    Apr 18, 2023
    Every day, the typical person makes between 2,000 and 10,000 decisions. Making good decisions is key to the success of today’s safety professional; however, our decisions can often be clouded by biases that we might not even be aware are present that can lead to consequences ranging from harmless to catastrophic. If we learn to identify our own biases, we can understand the impact they have on safety decision-making. Join us April 18th at 10 a.m. CT
  • Design Build

    Apr 13, 2023
    Join us April 13, 2023 12 - 1 p.m. CT as we explore the risks driving claims in the design build process, learn questions a design professional should be asking, and look at go/no-go factors that should be considered. We will also discuss recent legislation that has affected states across the Midwest. Register today!
  • Ethics for the Design Professional

    Mar 16, 2023
  • Asphalt Batch Plant Risk Management

    Feb 24, 2023
    Roadway construction projects often rely on portable asphalt batch plants to reduce wait times for material, trucking costs, and issues with mix quality. Due to the temporary nature of these portable plants, there are numerous safety and risk management concerns related to transport, setup, operation, and disassembly. Join Holmes Murphy Construction Feb. 24th at 8:45 a.m. CT to discuss hazards, risks and best practices.
  • Swipe Right: Winning the Best Work vs. Any Work

    Feb 16, 2023
    Leveraging a go/no-go process to make better decisions about which projects to pursue enables firms to focus on the right opportunities versus any opportunity. Among other benefits, it saves firms time and money, reduces fundamental project risks, protects project outcomes for clients and stakeholders on every project they lead or support, and increases the likelihood of a successful project outcome. Join Holmes Murphy's Nick Maletta, and AXA XL's Brett Steward and Patty Huntley February 16, 2023 12 - 1 p.m. CT
  • Interstate Engineering: A Case Study

    Nov 17, 2022
    Join us Thursday, November 17, 2022 12 - 1 p.m. CT as we analyze a "routine" interstate project gone wrong, and what could have happened to prevent future risks.

    During design, the engineering firm hired a traffic safety engineer to develop a temporary traffic safety plan. This plan included diverting traffic away from the edge of the deceleration lane during construction. The “routine” project was handed over to a recently hired engineering school graduate. During construction, the cones marking the deceleration lane were not placed as specified in the traffic safety plan. However, the engineer did not notice this deficiency during construction observation. A motorist, surprised by the cones, was unable to change lanes, caught his tires in the uneven pavement, flipped his car and ended up a paraplegic. The driver sued everyone involved.

    Register today!
  • Watch Out for that Project Risk! Project Risk Analysis

    Oct 20, 2022
    This webinar presents rationale, methodology, and tools for developing a systematic and proactive approach to eliminating or mitigating poor project outcomes. The program’s goal is to reduce project uncertainty while ensuring protection to the end user’s health, safety and welfare. Join us Thursday, October 20, 2022 12 - 1 p.m. CDT.
  • Virtual National Work Zone Management Conference 2022

    Oct 12, 2022
    Let's talk work zone safety and management! Join us October 12 - 13, 2022 at the Virtual National Work Zone Management Conference. Holmes Murphy Vice President of Workforce Risk and Worker Wellbeing Cal Beyer is a panelist on October 13th at 2 p.m. His group's session will be covering worker's resilience and mental wellbeing. Register today!
  • Construction Work Zone Risk

    Sep 30, 2022
    The recent trend in catastrophic work zone incidents underscores the urgency to develop a common understanding of work zone risk. Effective work zone protection saves lives. When contractors perform as agreed-upon and comply with project-specific work zone requirements, liability for damages and/or injuries to others can be successfully reduced and, at times, eliminated. Please join CSDZ for our live webinar to learn more about practical methods to positively impact construction work zone risk September 30, 2022 at 9 a.m. CST.
  • Curbing Inflation’s Impact: Performing in an Inflationary Environment

    Sep 22, 2022
    Inflation has recently reached highs not seen in decades. In June, consumer prices hit a 40-year high of 9.1% year over- year, with building materials up 20.4% year-overyear — a staggering 33% increase since the start of the pandemic. While the construction industry continues to be hit hard with the rising price of steel and lumber, skilled labor shortage, and persistent supply chain disruptions due to inflation, it’s important that contractors know how to overcome subsequent risks. Join Holmes Murphy and CSDZ September 22nd 10 - 11 a.m. CT to learn about the current inflationary environment’s effects on the construction industry and how contractors can confidently work to properly address risks.
  • Man Therapy: You can’t fix your mental health with duct tape

    Sep 21, 2022
    It’s not a secret, getting the majority of men talking about mental health is not easy. And doing so within construction - a man’s man world - is even more challenging. Insights from the construction industry will be shared along with several interactive activities that assist organizations in identifying effective steps to support men’s mental health within their organization.

    Our own Cal Beyer is one of the featured speakers for this event along with Grit Digital Health Founder Joe Conrad and Grit Digital Health Vice President of Clinical Programs and Strategic Partnerships Nathaan Demers, Psy.D. Join us September 21st at 2 p.m. CT. Register today!

    This event is eligible for 1.5 CPE credits.
  • Mental Health and The Design Professional

    Sep 15, 2022
    In this webinar, we will discuss mental health and design professionals. Join us September 15, 2022 12 - 1 p.m. CDT. Register today!
  • Field of Bad Dreams, Case Study

    Aug 18, 2022
    In this webinar, we will examine the challenges an architect faced on a fast-track stadium project that ultimately experienced problems with the chilled water-cooling system resulting in a $20 million claim. Join us Thursday, August 18, 2022 12 - 1 p.m. CDT. Register today!
  • Drug and Substance Misuse Challenges in Construction

    Jul 14, 2022
    The landscape of drugs and substances misuse are constantly changing and present many challenges to contractors. Whether it is evolving marijuana laws, limitations in state drug testing requirements, or the opioid crisis, contractors are left with many questions on how to tackle these issues. Join CSDZ and Holmes Murphy for an in-depth discussion on the evolving risk of drug use in construction that is impacting jobsite safety. Register for our free webinar Thursday, July 14, 2022 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. CDT.
  • Confronting a Crisis, Case Study

    Jun 16, 2022
    In this webinar, we will be analyzing a case study where an architect was hired to design a major renovation to a publicly owned science/tech museum. After construction was complete, an information kiosk fell and killed a teacher and injured children and causing a media frenzy. What can we learn about this situation? Find out Thursday, June 16, 2022 12 -1 p.m. CDT. Register today!
  • Client Selection and Management

    May 19, 2022
    In this webinar, you’ll review the Risk Drivers research that identifies poor “Client Selection” as one of the top four causes of loss; acquire tools to create sound strategies for client review and intake; learn to understand and manage client expectations; and develop an action plan for your firm. Join us Thursday, May 19, 2022 12 - 1 p.m. CDT.
  • Waging a Counterattack on Opioids in the Workplace and at Home

    May 11, 2022
  • Communicating in a Broken Society

    May 5, 2022
    Resources for Effectively Communicating Mental Health and Wellness for Public Relations Professionals.

    PRSA is hosting our Vice President of Workforce Risk and Worker Wellbeing Cal Beyer in a Mental Health Awareness Month event. In this conversation, Cal and PRSA Puget Sound Chapter Treasurer Aubrey Newton will be focusing on how public relations professionals are able to provide factual and efficient information to the public about mental health and the resources available. Join us for this virtual event on May 5, 2022 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. CT. Register today!
  • Site Visit Guidelines Do’s and Don’ts

    Apr 21, 2022
    Detail is spent on preparing for and conducting site visits and what to do when there are unsafe conditions on a
    construction project. Employee safety is emphasized against the backdrop of communicating challenges in staffing site visits when there is a public health crisis. Join CSDZ and Holmes Murphy experts Thursday April 21, 2022 12 - 1 p.m. CDT.
  • Suicide Prevention and the Workplace: How to promote workforce wellness and culture change

    Apr 19, 2022
    The workplace is a crucial setting in the nation’s collective suicide prevention strategy. Employers who promote mental health and wellness and prepare for swift and supportive intervention strategies, including when crises occur, will not only reduce the risk of suicide in the workplace, but can increase employee satisfaction, productivity, and ROI. Join CSDZ Vice President of Workforce Risk and Mental Wellbeing Cal Beyer, East Tenth Group CEO and Founder Michelle Tenzyk, and National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention Director Colleen Carr April 19th 12 - 1 p.m. CT.
  • Waging a Counterattack on Opioids in the Workplace and at Home

    Apr 13, 2022
    Construction workers and extended families are disproportionately at risk for soft tissue injuries at work and home (athletics/sports) and from orthopedic, dental, and general medical surgical procedures. Learn how to protect your workforce and your family from opioids through practical and proven first-exposure prevention strategies. Learn risk assessment methods to evaluate the risk in your organizations and families. Join Holmes Murphy Vice President of Workforce Risk and Worker Wellbeing Cal Beyer, Goldfinch Health CEO and Co-founder Brand Newland and Colorado Attorney General Philip J. Weiser May 11, 2022 at 10 - 11:15 a.m. CT as they tackle this important issue. Register today! 
  • Ethics for the Design Professional

    Mar 17, 2022
    Design professionals have a code of ethics that play an important role in their profession. Join us March 16th 12 - 1 p.m. for a webinar that will uncover strategies for ethical responsiveness, rules of practice and professional obligations, and tools to help make ethical decisions. Register today!
  • WofA Conversations to Lead and Inspire: Shining Light on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

    Mar 2, 2022
    Women of Asphalt will be discussing mental health and suicide prevention in their newest Conversations to Lead & Inspire series. This webinar will share resources of what leadership can do to support their employees and keep them safe both on and off the job. Our own Cal Beyer, Vice President of Workforce risk and Worker Wellbeing, will be one of the speakers of this free webinar on Wednesday, March 2nd at 2 p.m. CT. Register today!
  • Onboarding and Orientation

    Feb 16, 2022
    Onboarding and orientation strategies are designed to attract and retain top talent. The primary objective is to eliminate confusion and provide clear direction about what you want your employees to do. Contractors who create an environment that people want to work in have a definite advantage over their competition. Learn more about strengthening your strategy with Chad Stuart on February 16, 2022 at 9 a.m. CT.
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  • Incident Investigation

    Jan 26, 2022
    Despite efforts to prevent injuries, fatalities, property damage, and near misses, these incidents continue to occur. Although most contractors have an incident investigation process, it is often ineffective at bringing about meaningful, long-lasting change. So, what can contractors do to make their investigations more effective and reduce the likelihood of recurrence? Join our expert, Rob Dahl, on January 26, 2022 at 9 a.m. CT
  • OSHA and Federal Contractor Vaccination Standards and Their Impact on the Construction Industry

    Nov 23, 2021
    Two recent Federal COVID-19 vaccines mandates will have a potential impact for contractors and on the overall construction industry: First, On September 8, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order requiring federal contractors to ensure that employees working on or under a federal contract are vaccinated against COVID-19. Then, On November 4, 2021, OSHA issued a new COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) mandating employers with 100 or more employees develop COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing policies for their employees. OSHA’s ETS has been temporarily stayed by a Federal Court, but could have future impacts once resolved. Join CSDZ on Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021 at 10 a.m. CST to learn what this means for your construction business. Register today!
  • Understanding Electrical Risk in Construction

    Nov 19, 2021
    Most safety professionals are aware of their obligation to identify electrical risk and develop mitigation plans. However, some may not recognize or have not been trained in basic electrical concepts / techniques in preventing incidental live contact. Join CSDZ's Risk and Safety Specialist, Chris Poe CSP, CSHOC November 19th at 9 a.m. CT as he provides an easy to understand electrical concepts, terminology and calculations to raise the level of your electrical game. Register today!
  • Seller-Doer

    Nov 18, 2021
    In this webinar, we will highlight business development responsibilities and actions all staff can take, particularly project managers, to contribute to the growth and sustainability of their firms and highlights aspects of being a Seller-Doer with existing clients and in developing repeat clients. Join CSDZ and Patt Huntley, PMP from AXA XL on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at noon CT.
  • Shining Light on Mental health & Suicide Prevention

    Nov 18, 2021
    Mental health is an invisible crisis in construction. Before the pandemic, construction had issues with mental health, substance misuse, and suicide. Learn with CSDZ's Cal Beyer how a culture of caring and wellbeing can reduce the serious risks of substance misuse and suicide. Join us November 18, 2021 1-2 p.m. EST
  • Cold Weather Preparation

    Oct 29, 2021
    Are you prepared for cold weather? Most contractors are aware of their obligation to identify risk and develop mitigation plans; however, some may not recognize that includes cold working conditions. In this webinar, we will discuss cold weather health statistics, precautions you can use and how to prepare employees. Join us Friday, October 29, 2021 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CT.
  • Contract Review

    Oct 21, 2021
    This session explores key contract terms by utilizing a uniform four-part approach that explains the contractual concept, provides an example of the proper language to use, analyzes how deviations in the contract language can create risks, and concludes with negotiation talking points for firms to use to support their position during contract negotiations. Join us Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Crisis Management

    Sep 24, 2021
    Are you prepared to respond to a critical incident on your construction site? These unexpected events demand calm, confident, and decisive action during chaos. A failed response can quickly turn into a crisis which may threaten your company’s reputation and viability. Learn how to create and implement a crisis management plan on September 24, 2021 at 9 a.m. CT. Register today!
  • Case Study: Holy Smokes

    Sep 16, 2021
    In this webinar, we will be examining the 'Holy Smokes' case study and discussing project team capability, communication strategies, proper documentation and properly responding to problems. Join James Roan, Holmes Murphy, and Denise Rust, AXA XL, on Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 12 - 1 p.m. CT.
  • Case Study: Arch Enemies

    Aug 19, 2021
    Studying claims that have actually happened can help you more readily spot risks, identify opportunities to use loss prevention techniques and decrease your exposure to claims. We will be examining a renovation project of a 110-year-old building in which an arch collapsed and a patron was injured. Join Nick Maletta, Holmes Murphy, and Michael G. Norris, Norris, Keplinger, Hicks, & Welder, LLC on Thursday August 19, 2021. *Continuing education credits apply
  • Contractor Liability and Regulatory Risk

    Aug 13, 2021
    Construction work is demanding and carries significant potential for injury, damages, and financial loss also known as liability. Liability focuses on answering the question: who is responsible for losses when they occur? In this webinar, Rob Dahl and Chad Stuart will be answering this question Friday, August 13, 2021 8:45 - 11 a.m. CT.
  • Working in Hot Environments

    Jun 18, 2021
    Hot environments, especially during the summer months, expose thousands of construction workers in the United States to an increased risk of heat related illness. As the temperature begins to rise, so does the risk of heat stress, heat exhaustion, or worse, heat stroke. Please join CSDZ June 18, 2021 at 9 a.m. CT for an in-depth discussion on these challenges and learn practical, result-driven solutions to efficiently navigate the challenge of working in hot environments. *Eligible for CEU credits
  • Understanding Ethics

    Jun 17, 2021
    In this webinar, we will discuss ethics and how it relates to the design professionals. Participants will define ethical behavior, review professional association ethical canons, explore models for ethical decision making and develop strategies for ethical responsiveness. Join CSDZ and AXA XL on June 17, 2021 from 12 - 1 p.m. CT. Continuing education credits apply.
  • Breaking the Stigma Barrier Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention in Construction

    May 21, 2021
    Nationally in construction, more workers die annually by suicide than by all occupational injuries combined. CSDZ is teaming up with the Minnesota Construction Community to discuss this very important topic of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in Construction.

    In this webinar, we will focus on how a caring culture can reduce the underlying conditions and risks associated with mental health. Learn what you and your organization can do to help promote mental wellbeing and reduce the risk of suicide among your workforce and the construction industry.

    Join us Friday, May 21, 2021 9 – 10:15 a.m. CT. Register today!
  • Dynamic Delegation & Feedback

    May 20, 2021
    Handing off work can be a challenge for very junior-to very senior-level staff. This program addresses three significant areas of successful delegation. First, it presents an opportunity for attendees to understand the importance of value-added work and identify their highest-value activities. It subsequently, provides a clear, proactive process for successfully delegating work and finally, this program steps the attendee through a simple framework to follow when providing feedback that is based on good intent versus a series of compliments and criticisms.

    Join us May 20, 2021 12 - 1:00 p.m. CT. *Continuing education credits apply
  • Construction Fall Protection: 3 Overlooked Takeaways that Can Reduce Worker Injury

    May 18, 2021
    For the 10th year running, Fall Protection has occupied the number one spot on the OSHA Top 10 Most Commonly Cited Safety Violations list. Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be the leading cause of death for construction employees, but we can change it.

    Join Holmes Murphy’s Josh Jacobsen, Senior Loss Control Consultant, and Robert Luckey, Fall Protection Manager at FallTech on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. CT. Register today!
  • A Father’s Love: Lessons from a Suicide Loss Survivor

    May 13, 2021
    Our workforce and families are at risk of mental health, substance misuse, and suicide. These concerns have been swept under the carpet for too long. We must create a caring culture to address mental health in the office, on job sites and at home. Hear steel erection professional Brad Churchill share the heartbreaking story of his young son’s unexpected suicide. CSDZ's Cal Beyer will also be on the panel discussing suicide prevention and worker wellbeing in construction. Join the conversation, Thursday, May 13, 2021 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. CT.
  • Loss Prevention Through Better Communication

    Apr 16, 2021
    Poor communication is the single biggest non-technical factor that gives rise to an environment in which technical error can occur and result in a claim against in A/E firm. Learn how to improve communication and lower risk.
  • Lessons in Professional Liability

    Mar 18, 2021
    Architects and engineers face the very real threat of claims on every project they undertake. Given the small profit margin of the typical firm, a single claim can mean the difference between profit and loss on a project—and a large claim can spell disaster. That’s why it’s so important for design professionals to understand how to avoid claims and mitigate their exposure.
  • Cybersecurity Assessment

    Feb 18, 2021
    Cybersecurity threats are everywhere and impact every business and organization, no matter how large or small. The threat landscape continues to evolve as bad actors become more sophisticated at taking advantage of weak cybersecurity defenses. Join Holmes Murphy and GroupSense for a discussion on Cybersecurity. Attendees will leave with a greater understanding of the cyber threat landscape, how your business may be impacted, what to do if you suspect you’ve been subject to a cyber incident, and best practices to implement.
  • The Deathly Statistics of the Construction Industry – Focusing on Mental Health & Inclusion

    Dec 8, 2020
    Construction is one of the deadliest industries in the world. What most people do not know is the fact that death rates in construction are not related to the work on site, but to the fact that construction workers are more inclined to take their own lives.

    Cal Beyer joins an international panel hosted by Lets Build on Tuesday, December 8th at 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CT.
  • Creating a Culture of Caring: Suicide Prevention in Construction

    Nov 19, 2020
    Mental health issues have created an invisible crisis in the construction industry. The construction workforce has always been at high risk for mental health issues, substance use disorders and suicide. Employees are the core strategic asset in human capital risk management.

    Join Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperation and CSDZ's Cal Beyer Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. CST.
  • Risk Management for Design Professional

    Oct 15, 2020
    This course is the foundation for all risk management learning. Design professionals will learn the basics of identifying project risks and important ways to manage those risks to minimize unfavorable outcomes. Learn about the sources of project risk and gain a better understanding of strategic options in risk management.

    Join John Omara with Victor Insurance on Thursday, October 15 from 12 - 1 p.m CST.
  • When and How to Talk to Your Workers about Suicide Prevention

    Sep 25, 2020
    This session will highlight the specific opportunities to involve your employees to provide a multi-layer support team for your employees' mental health and suicide prevention. Join Cal Beyer Friday, September 25, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. to Noon. Register Today!
  • Your Professional Liability Apllication

    Sep 17, 2020
    Filling out your insurance application can be cumbersome and often times confusing. In this webinar, we explore how a professional liability application tool can lower your costs and manage risk. Tools, such as these, can provide you a snapshot of your risk. Watch the presentation today!
  • Builders’ Talk: Suicide prevention town hall

    Sep 8, 2020
    Register to attend the upcoming virtual town hall, presented by The Builders' Association. This session in the Builders' Talk town hall series will focus on how those in the construction industry can help prevent suicide. CSDZ's Cal Beyer will be speaking on the panel on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. CT.
  • Mental Health, Depression, and Ending Stigma in the Construction Industry

    Aug 26, 2020
    Stigma associated with mental health conditions runs high in the construction industry with high rates of suicide. But that’s changing as the industry tackles stigma by raising mental health awareness, engaging in creative campaigns and helping employees feel psychologically safe seeking treatment when it’s needed.

    Join us August 26, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. CT, as CSDZ and Holmes Murphy share the innovative ways they’ve busted stigma, engaged leaders and made a positive difference.
  • The Role of Company Leadership: Developing a Worker Wellbeing and Suicide Prevention Initiative

    Aug 21, 2020
    Before COVID-19, construction had some of the highest rates for mental health conditions, substance abuse issues and suicides of any industry. The unprecedented challenges of COVID-19 created even greater anxiety, stress, fear, and worry among construction workers and their families. This webinar will address why it is imperative for construction companies to implement a worker wellbeing and suicide prevention initiative as a part of an overall risk reduction strategy. Join us Friday, August 21st at 9:00 a.m. CT
  • Quality Control Best Practices

    Aug 20, 2020
    One of the pillars of the project delivery process is the management of the quality of the product or service a design firm provides. The project specifications generally spell out the quality standards for the project and by reference become a part of the contract between the design professional and the project owner.  This course will discuss best practices your firm can implement to manage the risks associated with those contracts.

    Join Elizabeth S. Poeschl a Partner with Meagher &; Geer Attorneys at Law, on Thursday, August 20 from 12 - 1 p.m. CST.
  • Utility Damage Prevention and Response Strategies – Part 1 Utility Identification Methods

    Jul 24, 2020
    Improving measurable outcomes in damage prevention begins long before any equipment arrives on site. Part 1 of our 2 part series dives deep into result-driven methods for accurately identifying existing utilities to effectively reduce any potential conflicts during excavation.
  • Utility Damage Prevention and Response Strategies – Part 2 Work Planning and Daily Execution

    Jul 24, 2020
    Profitability potential hinges on daily execution of expectations. Part 2 of our 2 part series explores practical, field-focused solutions for supervisors and crews to clearly define expectations for improving efficiencies, increasing production and reducing costs.
  • Oh Shift! Changing Construction Perspectives

    Jul 23, 2020
    This current crisis has exposed challenges, created learnings and now shows us some NEW best practices moving forward. The question is, as we emerge from this what does the future look like? Join Cal Beyer as he speaks with Viewpoint about mental wellbeing and HR strategies for construction companies during and after COVID-19 on Thursday, July 23rd at 12 p.m. PST
  • Understanding Schedules and Budgets in a Dynamic Environment

    Jun 23, 2020
    This session is meant to heighten awareness regarding the potential impacts that unforeseen events can bring to our projects. We will help you begin dialogue with your clients to reevaluate current and new project needs, assess potential impact to construction schedules and evaluate the potential cost impacts resulting from unforeseen economic and societal events.
  • Learning from the Misfortune of Others: Claim Statistics and Case Studies

    Jun 18, 2020
    Professionals who have had lawsuits filed against them say they would have been less anxious if they had known more about what to expect during the claims handling process. This course will familiarize firms with the sequence of events in a typical claim, and provide advice on how best to assist in defending the claim. It will also provide advice on what not to do. Having this knowledge can help firms obtain a greater sense of control and reduce the stress of a claim and its impact on their professional practice.

    Join John Omara with Victor Insurance on Thursday, June 18 from 12 - 1 p.m. CST.
  • 10 Ways to Manage Risk

    May 21, 2020
    With every project you undertake, you assume risks in order for your client to achieve a successful outcome. Since risks are present throughout the entire project cycle, managing them is a constant activity. This seminar will strengthen the participants understanding of risk management basics along with the ability to identify the warning signs of claims. They will recognize drivers and non-technical causes of claims, and learn solutions to curb exposures in all disciplines. Attendees will discover how and where risks present themselves and walk away with 10 valuable strategies to manage risk. Join Nick Maletta with Holmes Murphy on Thursday, May 21st from 12-1 p.m. CST.
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  • Virtual Townhall: Post COVID-19 Construction World – a Strategic and Tactical Response

    May 19, 2020
    We are 8 weeks into the COVID-19 challenge and the "impact it has had, and will continue to have" on construction projects. Has your company analyzed past and current performance, and more importantly potential impacts on future performance? Gregg Schoppman from FMI will lead an in-depth discussion on what they are seeing in the construction marketplace on a regional and national perspective. Join us Tuesday, May 19th at 9 a.m. CT.
  • Twin Cities Deep Dive: Insurance and Liability Implications

    May 14, 2020
    Who is ultimately responsible for footing the bill for lost revenue due to the pandemic? Join us Thursday, May 14, at 3:30 p.m. CT as we connect with Larkin Hoffman Attorney and Shareholder, Chris Yetka, Associated General Contractors of Minnesota CEO, Tim Worke and CSDZ Vice President and Shareholder, Jason Wilsey for an interactive webinar where we will take a deep dive into insurance and liability in the Twin Cities’ CRE market.
  • Wellbeing of Your Number One Asset with eSUB

    May 7, 2020
    CSDZ Cal Beyer joins eSUB Construction Software's webinar to address the effect that COVID-19 is having on the mental well-being of our employees. The construction industry is one of the most at-risk industries for suicide, and adding the stress of COVID-19 and an uncertain economy adds additional challenges. Join us May 7 at 10am PST.
  • COVID-19 Managing Risk: What Employers Need to Know As Employees Return to Work

    Apr 30, 2020
    As new legislation continues to unfold, the possibilities of re-opening business is starting to take shape, but employers cannot just bring people back to work. There are many clinical considerations and safety protocols to consider to keep employees healthy, establish a safe work environment and mitigate risk.

    This webinar will address risk management considerations for businesses that: closed but are not planning on employees returning to physical work locations (continuing virtual work at home), have remained opened during this pandemic, are currently closed but plan to reopen, and are not allowed to open.

    Join Holmes Murphy and CSDZ, a Holmes Murphy company, Thursday, April 30 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. CT. Register today!
  • Virtual Townhall: Insurance Coverage Implications

    Apr 28, 2020
    COVID-19 has ignited a lot of questions around potential insurance coverage for damages, including Business Interruption. We will explore the issues, current and potential litigation, and State and Federal responses to this challenge. We are excited to have Greg Podolak from Saxe Doernberger and Vita lead this discussion.
  • Millennial Tapas

    Apr 23, 2020
    Design firms can now have up to five generations working on any particular project, and different generations also work and communicate in different ways.  This course will update your team with good communication practices along with the nature and liability presented with poor communication.

    Join Nick Maletta with Holmes Murphy on Thursday, April 23 from 12 - 1 p.m. CST.
  • Virtual Townhall: Capturing Opportunities in 2020

    Apr 16, 2020
    In this webinar, we will discuss growth opportunities during COVID-19. We are excited to have Catherine Putney from ITR Economics lead this discussion which will cover direct and indirect effect on construction, key economic indicators to watch for 2020 and more!
  • COVID-19 Virtual Townhall: Workers’ Compensation

    Apr 9, 2020
    This Townhall will provide a high-level discussion and overview focusing on these workers' compensation claim topics: Potential compensability of COVID-19 diagnosis, injuries sustained while working from home, layoffs and Workers' Compensation impact, and telemedicine - a growing opportunity. Join us April 15 at 9:00 a.m. CST
  • COVID-19 Virtual Townhall: Surety and Project Risk

    Apr 2, 2020
    The third virtual townhall will discuss surety bonds and project risk pertaining to COVID-19. Join us April 2, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CT.
  • COVID-19 Virtual Townhall: Employee Wellbeing and HR Challenges

    Mar 26, 2020
    The second COVID-19 Virtual Townhall will focus on employee mental wellbeing, and HR employment practice challenges. Join us Thursday, March 26 at 9:00 a.m. CT.
  • Legal Aspects: Utility Damage Risk Webinar

    Mar 3, 2020
    Successful strategies to reduce risk start long before a contractor begins any onsite excavation activities. Unidentified or unknown utility risks during the bidding, contract and pre-construction phases can have major impacts on field crews performing excavation work. Furthermore, risk often multiplies throughout a project life cycle, when a contractor’s leadership is unfamiliar with utility risk and expectations for daily work planning are not executed.
    Join CSDZ and Tom Olson from Olson Construction Law Tuesday, March 3rd.
  • Architects and Engineers Contract Review

    Feb 20, 2020
    This course examines the riskiest provisions design firms face in client-generated professional services agreements, focusing on onerous provisions that corrupt the standard of care, transform normally insurable professional services into uninsured contractual responsibilities, or create risk and cost-shifting obligations that exceed professional liability insurance coverage.

    Join Elizabeth S. Poeschl a Partner at Meagher &; Geer Attorneys at Law on Thursday, February 20 from 12 - 1 p.m. CST.
  • Pre-qualification Strategies: Navigating your way through the many web portals

    Feb 14, 2020
    The ever-increasing emphasis on contractors to complete pre-qualification requirements through a third party administrator like Avetta, ISN, Veriforce, and others can be frustrating, convoluted, and time-consuming to complete. What’s worse is investing time and resources into completing the process only to find out that your information has been rejected – again! Join Chad Stuart, CSDZ Safety and Risk Specialist, to avoid this scenario again.
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  • 10 Ways to Manage Risk Better

    Dec 11, 2019
    Nick Maletta, Account Executive/Shareholder, Holmes Murphy
  • Managing Construction Equipment & Vehicle Risk

    Nov 15, 2019
    This webinar targets several misunderstandings and assumptions about working around equipment.
  • Ethics for Design Professionals

    Nov 13, 2019
    Kristine Kubes Esq., Legal Advisor, Kubes Law
  • Managing Construction Litigation Risks

    Nov 6, 2019
    CSDZ, Attorney Garth Unke and Attorney Cara Passaro of Stich Angell, P.A.
  • Millennial Tappas

    Sep 18, 2019
    Nick Maletta, Account Executive/Shareholder, Holmes Murphy
  • Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

    Sep 6, 2019
    2019 Changes to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards
  • The Crisis of Marijuana in Construction

    Jul 25, 2019
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  • Mobile Crane Management

    Jul 19, 2019
  • Construction Contract Administration

    Jul 10, 2019
    Nahom Gebre Esq., Risk Management Specialist, Victor O. Schinnerer
  • Confined Space Risk Webinar

    Jun 28, 2019
    Confined Space Risk is an in-depth examination of the necessary precautions, knowledge and skill for performing construction activities in a confined space. Attendees will participate in an interactive, virtual classroom to learn about the expectations and execution of 29-CFR-1926 Subpart AA Confined Spaces in Construction standard. Our goal is to develop a common understanding of how to effectively prepare and implement a project-specific confined space strategy to reduce risk and increase task efficiency.
  • Excavation Risk Part 2 – Soil type and Protective Systems

    May 24, 2019
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  • Excavation Risk Part 1 – Competent Person and 12 Specific Excavation Requirements

    May 17, 2019
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  • Design Professionals Do’s and Don’ts When Claims Occur

    May 15, 2019
    Elizabeth S. Poeschl, Partner, Meagher & Geer Attorneys At Law
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  • Key Contract Provisions Design Professionals Need To Watch For

    Apr 17, 2019
    Elizabeth S. Poeschl, Partner, Meagher & Geer Attorneys At Law
  • Rough Terrain Forklifts

    Apr 12, 2019
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  • OSHA Subpart CC: Final Rule – Operator Qualifications

    Mar 8, 2019
  • Spill Release Prevention & Response

    Feb 8, 2019
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  • Silica Air Monitoring Procedures

    Nov 9, 2018
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  • The Impact of Lessons Learned: Claims & Case Studies

    Sep 19, 2018
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  • Security & Threat Assessment

    Sep 14, 2018
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  • Minnesota Employment Law for The Design Professional & Contractor

    Aug 22, 2018
  • Webportal Prequal Strategies

    Aug 10, 2018
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  • Resolving The Issue of Document Creation & Ownership

    Jun 20, 2018
  • Managing Fleet & DOT Risk

    Jun 11, 2018
  • Ethics: A Design Professionals Tool for Risk Management

    May 16, 2018
  • Fall Protection – Understanding Fall Exposure

    May 11, 2018
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  • Reduce Exposure Thru Best Practices

    Apr 18, 2018
  • Construction Stairways and Ladders

    Apr 13, 2018
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  • Real Life Cyber Events – A Road Map for Privately Held Firms

    Mar 21, 2018
  • Construction Silica Compliance Strategies

    Mar 13, 2018
  • Office Ergonomics

    Feb 23, 2018
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  • Top Ten Building Envelope Details that Architects Need to Change

    Feb 21, 2018
  • Heavy Equipment & Construction Vehicles

    Feb 16, 2018
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  • Delivering Quality Training

    Nov 10, 2017
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  • Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors (Non-DOT)

    Oct 20, 2017
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  • Construction Safety Compliance

    Sep 8, 2017
  • Aerial Lifts

    Aug 11, 2017
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  • Fall Protection Subpart M

    Jun 9, 2017
  • Practical Silica Compliance Strategies

    May 12, 2017
  • Globally Harmonized System GHS Hazard Communication

    Apr 21, 2017
  • Temporary Traffic Control for Construction

    Mar 10, 2017
  • Excavations in Construction

    Feb 10, 2017
  • Confined Spaces in Construction

    Jan 30, 2017
  • Managing Construction Phase Risks: When Your Design Becomes a Reality

    The construction phase of a project brings a design firm’s hard work to realization. By approaching this phase proactively, Architects & Engineers can exercise greater control over the interpretation of the final design, address questions and problems as they arise, and support the client’s objectives more effectively. However, anyone who has been involved in construction phase services knows the process also has plenty of traps for the unwary, traps that can leave firms open to a professional liability claim. Join us June 20th at 12 p.m. CT.

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