49th Annual NAMC Conference

sessions & speakers

Wednesday, June 13, 2018



Finance, Bonding &

Effective BD/Marketing

Developing a Safety Plan

Trade Fair

OSHA 10 Class

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 8:00am-2:00pm

Instructed by Richard Bowles, Turner Construction


Sponsored by Turner Construction

Finance, Bonding & Insurance

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 1:30-2:30pm


Speakers: Joann Brooks and Sue Malone SBA & Commercial Business Lending

We all know that bonding matters not only because it protects you as a subcontractor or supplier but also in the event you become unable to fulfill your project obligations, the surety can step in to make sure that projects get completed in accordance with the contract terms and conditions. In the current economy there will be increased claims. What causes businesses to fail, how do surety companies address claims and what do sureties know that you need to know in order to continue on the past of success. This session will provide you with practical advise and focus you on what will propel your business and increase the likelihood for success and legacy.


Sponsored by: The Surety & Fidelity Association of America

Effective Business Development and Marketing in a Hyper Competitive A/E/C Industry

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 2:45-3:45 pm


Speaker: Ruben Landa, WSP


Effective marketing and business development is the key to success in the hyper competitive architecture, engineering and construction (A/E/C) industry. To understand how to develop a strategic approach for pursuing contract opportunities in the industry, one must understand the do's and don'ts of marketing and business development in the A/E/C industry. Participants will be provided with a strategic perspective on how to position themselves to increase their competitive edge an effectively market to primes contractors and consultants in the A/E/C industry. They will also learn about many of the major projects coming to DFW and the state of Texas.

Developing a Safety Plan

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 4:00-5:00pm


Speaker: Kyle Freeman, North Tarrant Infrastructure, LLC


This session will cover the key components of commitment, key personnel, effective hazard analysis, education, implementation and follow up in order to  develop a successful safety plan from a prevention perspective.

Trade Fair & Welcome Reception

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 | 5:00pm-8:00pm


Conference welcome reception with Mid to high level construction firms, federal entities will exhibit and refreshments


Exhibitors: The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers, Turner, Gilbane, Balfour Beatty, TXDOT, Prism Electric, Skanska, Caesars Entertainment, Hensel Phelps, WSP, Flatiron, Kaiser Permanente, Dallas Independent School District, Wells Fargo, MGM Resorts, Robins & Morton, UNT Systems, DFW International Airport, Austin Commercial, Shaw Lundquist Associates, Inc., Regional Hispanic Contractors Association, Dallas Fort Worth Minority Supplier Diversity Council, City of Dallas, Webber, The ELOCEN Group, THOR Construction, Black IPO Construction Management, BenchMark Management, Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing, Ashnu International, Bluebook, Sundt Construction


Special Promotional Sponsor: Blue Book

thursday, June 14, 2018



Federal Contracting



Student Initiative

Lean Construction

Construction Law

OSHA 10 Class (continued)

Wednesday, June 14, 2018 | 8:00am-2:00pm

Instructed by Richard Bowles, Turner Construction


Sponsored by Turner Construction

Federal Contracting

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 10:15am-11:15am


Speakers: GSA, US Dept of State, US EPA, US DOT, US DOD, US Army Corps of Engineers, Minority Business Development Agency, US Dept. of Navy, US Dept of Energy, US Dept. of the Interior, Homeland Security, Army, Marines, Federal Emergency Mgmt Assistance (FEMA), Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Veterans Administration, Judy McDonald, TCWC


Panelists from federal government agencies presenting information and answering questions on how to do business with their respective federal agencies.



Healthcare Panel: Parkland: Bridging Communities, Building Healthy Futures

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 10:15am-11:15am


Speakers: John Wilson,David Lopez, Moses Aito, Don O'Bannon (Parkland)
                 Eric Krueger (Balfour Beatty)


Leaders from Parkland Health & Hospital System and Balfour Beatty will discuss background information on Parkland. At the time, building of the new hospital was the largest hospital construction project in the country. In addition, Parkland has worked to ensure that MWBE contractors are utilized throughout the system as well as during the construction process. Leaders will also discuss Parkland's commitment to minority and diversity efforts.


Sign-Up at registration desk to attend Parkland project tour on June 14th from 6:00-8:00pm

Shaping the Future of Construction: Leveraging Innovation to Gain a Competitive Edge

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 11:20-12:30pm


Speaker: Darlena Kelly, Chrystal Stowe,L'Tryce Slade, Terri Battle, Necole Parker

Identify and leverage the right technology to meet your goals and grow your business. Join a gathering of like-minded business owners, partners, and community champions in a highly interactive session focused on identifying and leveraging global trends in the construction industry that are vital to the growth and sustainability of your business. Attendees will learn how to integrate these innovations into daily operations and transform their business model.


Sponsored by: Robins & Morton, Prisim Electric

NAMC Student Membership Initiative

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 2:15-3:15pm



Lean Construction:

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 3:30-4:30pm


Speakers: Jennifer Lacy, Bill Stevens, Christena Holcombe (Robins & Morton)
                 Terrika Battle


This interactive session will take a deep dive into lean construction and how it is

impacting and changing the construction industry one project at a time. What are

we doing differently today to improve and grow our future? He will talk through the challenges and hurdles of taking on the task of changing an industry from the field, to the architects, to the owners, to the Systems.

Construction Law Update:

Thursday, June 14, 2018 | 4:45-5:15pm


Speakers: Lisa Colon Heron, Smith Currie and Nicole Taylor, West & Associates



FRIDAY, June 15, 2018


Data Center

Heavy Civil


Legacy Contractor




Hall of Fame Gala:
Southfork Ranch

Data Center Panel

Friday, June 15, 2018 | 9:00am-10:00am



Sponsored by Facebook & DPR Construction

Heavy Civil

Friday, June 15, 2018 | 9:00am-10:00am

Speakers: Bill Hale, Angela Berry-Roberson, Sharon Chandler


With billions of dollars anticipated for heavy highway construction in thee next 10years, there will be a definite need for more construction companies and workforce in the industry. ARE YOU READY? This panel discussion of Heavy Highway contractors professionals will provide insight-the good, bad and the ugly of heavy highway construction. Since approximately 70% of all Heavy Highway work that state DOT's contract is through large prime contractors, this panel of diversity advocates from some of the largest Heavy Highway contractors in the nation will speak about how to do business with the prime contractors straight from the primes themselves. "What to Expect When Expecting to do work and succeed in Heavy Highway Construction. Transitioning to Heavy Highway type of construction and what to do to sustain.




Benefits of Doing Business at Airports


Speakers: Rusty Hodapp – Vice President, Design Code & Construction; Zenola Campbell – Vice President, Concessions; John Terrell – Vice President, Commercial Development


Benefits of Doing Business at Airports. An expert panel from DFW International Airport will discuss the benefits, opportunities, and challenges for doing business at Airports.


Legacy Contractor Luncheon: Building Capital & Assets

Lunch, Speaker and Awards

Friday, June 15, 2018 | 12:45-2:15pm



  • Vic Verma, President & CEO, Alpha Insulation & Waterproofing | mergers & acquisitions
  • Hoyt Hsaio, President & CEO, Shaw-Lundquist Associates, Inc. | profitable joint venture practices
  • Wendell Stemley, Founder & CEO, Black IPO, Inc. | private equity and leasebacks


NAMC Legacy Builders will share solid techniques with luncheon attendees about successfully building assets and capital in your company.

Sports & Entertainment Panel

Friday, June 15, 2018 | 2:30-3:30pm


Sponsored by MGM Resorts & Texas Rangers



Tour and Hall of Fame Gala:

Friday, June 15, 2018 | 6:30pm-12:00pm


Entertainment:  In10City Band


Tour Southfork Ranch and enjoy gift shop and historical setting of the infamous Dallas TV show before an evening of celebration with the 2018 Hall of Fame Awards, dinner and dancing!


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