November 11, 2020
"The Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen" - Date Changed to November 11!
Presented by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Drake Oak Brook Hotel, 2301 York Rd, Oak Brook, IL 60523
The Electrical Contractors’ Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Research and Education Committee is pleased to announce a seminar called, "The Top Habits of High-Performing Foremen."
DATE: Wednesday, November 11, 2020
TIME: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm (Breakfast and lunch provided)
LOCATION: Drake Oak Brook Hotel
2301 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Foremen are the drivers of project success. A good foreman is often a company’s most valuable asset. Their leadership and ability to manage cost, schedule, safety, and quality distinguish high-performing foremen. The most effective foremen possess certain traits that set them apart from average-performing foremen. This course covers in-depth, the top habits of the most effective foremen.
Topic discussions include the following:
- Understanding Crew Behavior and Communicating the Rules of the Game (The 10-80- 10 Rule)
- Effective Participation in the Turnover Meeting
- Preparing and Managing the Two-Week Look-Ahead Schedule
- Keeping Accurate Records of the Daily Logs; Conduct Daily Huddle
- Effective Materials Handling and Management; Setting Production Goals and Tracking
- Change Order Management and Time and Material Tickets
The seminar is being conducted by Dr. Awad Hanna, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Awad Hanna,
Professor & Chair of the Construction Engineering and Management Program
at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
Dr. Hanna holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Penn State University, and he is a registered professional engineer in the U.S. and Canada. Awad has been an active construction practitioner, educator and researcher for over 30 years including 10 years as a design engineer and project manager. He has been active in industry-funded productivity research for nearly 20 years, and research sponsors have included the Electrical Contracting Foundation, the Mechanical Contracting Foundation, the New Horizon Foundation and the Construction Industry Institute, among others. He has authored over 100 refereed journal articles on construction-related topics with special emphasis on labor productivity, construction methods, cumulative impact of change, construction risk management and orders.
He is the author of both the National Electrical Contractors Association's course on Construction Labor Productivity Improvement and the Canadian Mechanical Contracting Education Foundation's course on Improving Labor Productivity. As such, he has presented over 500 one-day seminars and instructed more than 10,000 people in the U.S. and Canadian construction industries on improving construction labor productivity and improving site performance through proper pre-construction planning.
The Drake Hotel will be following the COVID guidelines for Illinois which include the following:
- Masks are required for anyone entering the hotel.
- Hand sanitizing stations are available in the hotel.
- Pens and pads of paper will be made available for the session (optional to use), as they will be laid out with safety in mind.
- The breakfast will be plated / served at your place.
- The lunch will be wait staff-assisted – attendees social distanced in line / served per person.
- Each attendee will be placed socially distanced (over six feet apart).
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!