2018 ICE ANNUAL MEETING
October 3-5, 2018
Marriott Wardman Park
or call 877-212-5752
$259/night until COB Mon. Sept. 17
Please contact Laina with any issues.
Taken until Wed. Oct. 4
ICE’s Annual Meeting is a consolidation of its Legislative Conference, Collective Bargaining Conference and Awards Program into one meeting that allows ICE members to get the best bang for their conference buck and focus on the issues most important to union masonry contractors.
Join us Wed. & Thurs. October 3-4, 2018 at the Marriott Wardman Park in the Woodley Park neighborhood of Washington, DC, just steps from the Smithsonian National Zoo. We will continue to build upon the important, innovative and engaging conversations we have had at past meetings and our tradition of an always fun first-night social outing.
The Eugene George Awards will also be our biggest celebration to date.
The meeting will culminate with a visit to the BAC/IMI John J. Flynn National Training Center for a tour, the finals of the BAC/IMI National Apprentice Contest Terrazzo Division and a chance to see IMI's new M.U.L.E. robot first hand on Friday, October 5.
ICE and IMI will also arrange for transportation for any attendees who would like to stay and attend Saturday's Brick, Stone, Tile, Marble, Plaster, Cement and PCC National Apprentice Contest Finals.
Quotes from past attendees:
The most content rich event I could possibly attend. Each year the programming turns out to be some of the most essential information I need to understand the current issues for an IUBAC signatory contractor. Anyone who is involved with health and benefit packages, pension funds, or the collective bargaining process should consider this conference a must go to event for the success of their companies.
- John Trendell, Trendell Consulting and Tile Contractors Association of America (TCAA) President
"Knowledgeable speakers that did more than inspire. You could tell that they truly care about how contractors must succeed in today’s ever changing environment."
"Not only was the conference probably the best I have ever attended, the expertise of the attendees was tremendous."
The idea to bring BAC Executives to a private company to help motivate and train our guys in the BAC Code of Conduct came right from a table discussion between [BAC Regional Director] Ed Navarro and myself at the October ICE Collective Bargaining Conference. Ed and [BAC Executive VP] Carlos Aquin participated at our meeting and gave an enthusiastic message to members who are working in a tough, non-union market. It was great."
- Anthony M. Marra, Executive Vice President, The Stebbins Engineering and Manufacturing Company
Tuesday, October 2 Arrival
Wednesday, October 3
8:00-9:00 - Breakfast
9:00-9:05 - Welcome
Michael Schmerbeck ICE President
9:05-10:45 - Market Forecast
Michael Mangum FMI, Inc.
10:45-11:00 - Break
11:00-11:30 - Trends in Fund Investment Programs
Susan Crotty Segal Marco Advisors
11:30-11:40 - Helmets To Hardhats
Darell Roberts Helmets to Hardhats Executive Director
11:40-11:50 - Construction Employers of America - Media Relations
Jack Jacobson Construction Employers of America
12:00-1:30 - Working Lunch - Legislative Update and Issue Briefing
Colin Keohan Center Hill Solutions
2:00-4:30 - Capitol Hill Meetings (arranged by ICE)
5:30 - Tour of FDR and WWII Memorials/Dinner (transportation provided)
Thursday, October 4
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE OF MASONRY
8:30-9:30 - Breakfast
9:30-10:00 - NLRB Developments
Peter Robb NLRB General Counsel
10:00-10:45 - Legal Trends
Michael Harren Trevett Cristo Attorneys
10:45-11:15 - Union/Non-Union Compensation Report
Carey Peters, Ph.D. Construction Labor Research Council
11:15-11:30 - Break
11:30-12:00 - BIM/In-House Drafting
Michael Schmerbeck Back Brook Masonry
Fred Kinateder Kinateder Consulting
12:00-12:20 - Laser Layout
Cory Clouser BuildingPoint NE/Trimble Systems
12:20-1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 1:20 - Laser Cleaning
Roy Ingraffia IMI Director of Industry Development and Technical Services
1:20-1:50 - The M.U.L.E.
Sean Fitch Construction Robotics
1:50-2:10 - Dust Control Technology
Chris VanSyckle DeWalt
2:10-2:30 - IMTEF Mentoring Program & The Masonry Partnership
David Wysocki IMTEF Midwest Regional Safety & Training Director
2:30-2:45 - Break
2:45-3:15 - IMI Strategic Planning/Contractor Services/New Materials
David Sovinski IMI Director of Market Development
3:15-3:35 - Bologna, Italy International Tile Conference Report
John Trendell Trendell Consulting
Lupe Ortiz IMTEF West Regional Training Director
3:35-3:55 - International Union Update
Tim Driscoll IUBAC Secretary-Treasurer
3:55-4:25 - Open Labor/Management Discussion
4:25-4:45 - Contractor Discussion and Wrap-Up
6:00-10:00 pm - Third Annual Eugene George Awards
Entertainment by DC's own Jelly Roll Mortals
Friday, October 5
10:00-1:30 - BAC/IMI National Apprentice Contest - "Meet The M.U.L.E."
John J. Flynn National Training Center Bowie, MD (transportation provided)
Meeting/Dinner Registration, Tribute Journal Ads
Laina Aquiline, Director of Member Relations, at 202-390-3247or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthew S. Aquiline, CEO, at 202-210-6069 or email@example.com.
Capitol Hill appointments
Colin Keohan, Government Relations Consultant, at 202-375-9819 or firstname.lastname@example.org.