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WELCOME | Fall Technical Conference On-Demand

Recorded on Wednesday, November 10, 2021
Recordings from the conference are now available to watch during your own time. This program covers a range of timely topics designed to give you practical tools, skills and knowledge to apply to your restoration projects. If you're a restoration project manager or estimator, you will want to watch this event!

Program:

Welcome / How to Run Commercial & Complex Losses

This session will help project managers understand the baseline resources needed to successfully  run commercial and complex losses. You'll learn how to determine the size of loss you can take on, what tyes of relationships are needed with subcontractors, and how to set yourself up for success.

Josh Miller
Klark Brown
Craig Powers

Project Assessment: PACM and What We Don't Know!!!

Since this can be an area of contention, let's see what the Federal Law states about asbestos and see if we actually know what we thought we knew!! Should drywall and joint compound installed in 1975 be Presumed Asbestos Containing Material? Many will say yes, but what does OSHA say? Where did the magic number of 1980 come from and is that even correct? Where do we go to find the correct information and not depend on our own interpretations (often misinterpreted)? Let's look at the actual laws and compare them with the additional Letters of Interpretation to see if we are missing anything and what we are missing.

David Hodge

Should You Use Moisture Documentation Software?

A spirited discussion by an expert panel of experienced restorers will highlight the pros and cons of moisture documentation software to help you make a decision about this important question in water restoration. To ensure a balanced discussion, each position will be represented by a restorer experienced in the use of the software on the market today. You will leave with a better understanding of whether you should use moisture documentation software.

Jeremy Reets
Josh Smith
Bob Timmel
Jeremy Newman

Using Technology for the Best Possible Outcome in the Claims Process

Learn from fellow project managers & estimators on how they have successfully used technology including Xactimate Mobile Sketch, Matterport, and Docusketch to create the scope of work. You will learn how to improve your skills using these technologies and what value the technology has for the industry.

Moderated by Michelle Blevins

Adam Sanborn
Ryan Pilota

What's in Overhead? Is 10% Enough?

Expand your knowledge of basic financial management guidelines and what goes into calculating overhead. Learn how to evaluate the cost of goods sold, overhead and gross margin for jobs; get a better understanding of how sub bids work, and determine the difference between markup and margin.

Debbie Bogar

Soft Skills for Working with Customers and Running Your Crews

The session will provide you with strategies and examples of how to positively lead your crew and develop a culture of strong customer service soft skills throughout the team.

Annissa Coy

Fostering Accountability & Clear Lines of Communication

Learn how internal communication strategies can foster effective communication and accountability.

Brad Heise

Addressing Burnout: How to Manage Priorities and Increase Quality of Life

During this presentation you will learn about the F.A.S.T Lane, discover what contributes to burnout, and learn a simple strategy to help you avoid burnout.

Tim Williamson

Josh Miller

RIA Education Committee Chair

Klark Brown

Craig Powers

David Hodge

Jeremy Reets

Michelle Blevins

Along with Restoration Project Manager Panel

Debbie Bogar

Marcie Richardson

Brad Heise

Tim Williamson

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