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UCON Legislative Summit
  • May 17, 2022 9:00am  -  7:00pm
  • 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA

    UCON Legislative Summit

    Online Registration Is Now Closed.  You may register onsite at The Citizen on May 17. 

    The Glue
  • May 17, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    The Glue: How Project Managers and Superintendents Excel in High-Pressure Environments

    Project Managers and Superintendents are the glue that binds construction companies together.

  • May 18, 2022 1:30pm  -  3:00pm
  • Meeting hosted via Zoom.

    Safety & Insurance Committee Meeting - Registration

    Dig Safe Board Update – Tony Marino, Executive Officer, California Underground Facilities Safe Excavation Board

    Fearless Field Leader
  • May 18, 2022 5:00pm  -  8:00pm
  • San Ramon Marriott 2600 Bishop Drive, San Ramon, CA 94583

    Fearless Field Leader - Northern California

    FEARLESS FIELD LEADER IS SOLD OUT. THE WAITLIST IS CLOSED. 

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Contract Types and Owner Responsibilities
  • May 19, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Contract Types and Owner Responsibilities

    In this opening session, the discussion will include the different types of contracts, from lump sum to design-build, explore clauses addressing the owner’s responsibilities for financing disclosures, time for processing submittals, RFIs, change o

  • May 24, 2022 8:00am  -  12:00pm
  • A hybrid meeting (In-person and via Caltrans Webex.)

    Caltrans Liaison Meeting 2022 - Q2

    The CA Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is the largest state DOT in the nation. The Caltrans-UCON Liaison Committee was established to provide a forum for contractors and Caltrans to improve business relations.

    Construction Finance
  • May 24, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Construction Finance

    This class covers detailed topics and best practices for construction accounting and finance.

    No BS Leadership
  • May 26, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    No BS Leadership

    This class takes a no BS approach to teach you how to be an effective leader. By looking at your performance, behavior, strengths, and weaknesses, you can become a change leader to advance your career and organization.

    Microsoft Core Four Training - Outlook
  • June 07, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Microsoft Core Four Training - Outlook

    Even though many people use Microsoft Outlook, not everyone knows how to maximize its capabilities. Outlook has features that can help make the creation and storage of emails easier.

    Performing Quantity and Material Takeoffs
  • June 08, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Performing Quantity and Material Takeoffs

    CLASS RESCHEDULED FROM JUNE 16 TO JUNE 8

    Subcontractor Contract Writing Series - Contract Types and Scope of Work
  • June 09, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Contract Types and Scope of Work

    Explore standard and master contract forms and how they are used. Learn the power of inclusions, exclusions, and conditions in proposals and how they influence subcontract terms.

    Winning Work in Complex, Competitive Environments
  • June 14, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sales & Marketing Series - Strategic Selling

    Learn how to craft strategic approaches to bidding specific opportunities so that you increase the likelihood of your company being selected to build the project.

    Molly Bloom
  • June 15, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Virtual Program

    High Stakes, High Performance from the Oscar-Nominated Film Molly’s Game, Molly Bloom Shares Her Playbook for Success

    Knocked Down Six, Get Up Seven: Where Character is Defined

    Molly Bloom shares her playbook for winning, derived from her experiences skiing for the US Ski Team, running the largest poker games in the world, writing a bestselling memoir, and making an Oscar-nominated movie.

    How to Attract Your Ideal Clients Using Strategic Educational Marketing
  • June 21, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sales & Marketing Series - Strategic Marketing

    The aim of marketing is to attract the right project opportunities from the right clients: ones that build profitably because you understand the work, have a team in place, and are ready and able to bid, plan and build the project.

    Negotiation for Project Managers
  • June 22, 2022 8:00am  -  12:00pm
  • Long Beach Marriott, 4700 Airport Plaza Dr, Long Beach, CA 90815

    Negotiation for Project Managers

    Compromise is a no‐win situation for either party in a negotiation yet is the most used methodology.

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Scope of Work
  • June 23, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Scope of Work

    The focus of this course will be clauses about the scope of work, the contractor’s responsibility for inspection and conditions, protection of persons and property, warranties, and uncovering and correction of work.

    Social Selling
  • June 28, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sales & Marketing Series - Social Selling

    Learn a step-by-step process to leveraging LinkedIn to raise your company’s profile, connect with your target audience, and share relevant high-quality content.

    Project Management Career Advancement (PMCA)
  • June 29, 2022 9:00am  -  October 12, 2022 12:00pm
  • Virtual

    Project Management Career Advancement (PMCA)

    This innovative program reveals the essentials of Construction Project Management with an engaging and interactive learning environment that encourages team collaboration and will increase overall job performance.

    Martial Arts for the Mind
  • June 30, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Martial Arts for the Mind

    Gain clarity of mind and an increased capacity to meet and overcome life’s challenges.

    Microsoft Core Four Training - PowerPoint
  • July 12, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Microsoft Core Four Training - PowerPoint

    Even though many people use Microsoft PowerPoint, not everyone knows how to maximize the program's capabilities. PowerPoint has features that can help make the creation of presentations easier.

  • July 13, 2022 1:30pm  -  3:00pm
  • Meeting hosted via Zoom.

    Safety & Insurance Committee Meeting - Registration

    Cal/OSHA Updates - Patrick Corcoran, Senior Safety Engineer/Cal/OSHA Consultation Service

    Sub Contractors Contract Writing Series - Schedule and Delays
  • July 14, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sub Contractors Contract Writing Series - Schedule and Delays

    Here we discuss subcontract clauses impacting scheduling issues—including schedule control and input, coordination, sequencing, efficiency, and acceleration—compensation and/or liability for delays, consequential and liquidated damages, and damage

    Cybersecurity and Insurance
  • July 19, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:00pm
  • Virtual

    Cybersecurity and Insurance

    Every company faces increased cyber risk in today’s modern world – and contractors are no exception. The rise of ransomware and social engineering attacks has led many contractors to face crippling financial losses throughout the past few years.

    Cultivating Power without Being Intimidating
  • July 21, 2022 2:30pm  -  5:00pm
  • Virtual

    Cultivating Power Without Being Intimidating

    Part of successful organizational leadership can assert the power of your position without intimidating others to the point where they are hesitant to take the initiative.

    Wildfire Preparedness
  • July 26, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Wildfire Preparedness

    Smoke from wildfires contains chemicals, gases and fine particles that can harm health.

    Prime Contractors Contract Writing Series - Schedule Provisions
  • July 28, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Prime Contractors Contract Writing Series - Schedule Provisions

    We will zero in on schedule clauses, including commencement, delays, impacts, efficiency, acceleration, substantial and final completion, and consequential and liquidated damages.

    WIP It! Upgrading the WIP Schedule to a Management Tool
  • August 02, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • August 09, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Virtual

    WIP It! Upgrading the WIP Schedule to a Management Tool

    The class takes a deep dive into preparing the work in process schedule and how these schedules can provide value to many segments of the Contractor’s business. The goal is to create a tool that expands further than just financial reporting.

    WIP It! Upgrading the WIP Schedule to a Management Tool
  • August 02, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • August 09, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Virtual

    WIP It! Upgrading the WIP Schedule to a Management Tool

    The class takes a deep dive into preparing the work in process schedule and how these schedules can provide value to many segments of the Contractor’s business. The goal is to create a tool that expands further than just financial reporting.

    Sub Contractor Writing Series_Price and Payment
  • August 11, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Subcontract Price and Payment

    Explore how subcontracts allocate “credit risk”—the ability of owner and contractor to pay—including a subcontractor’s right to access financial information.

    Effective Virtual Leadership
  • August 16, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:00pm
  • Virtual

    Effective Virtual Leadership

    Your online meetings run differently. Your audience is more easily distracted, and hybrid meetings create challenges.

    How to Make Yourself Indispensable and Build a Rewarding Career
  • August 18, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    How to Make Yourself Indispensable and Build a Rewarding Career

    When you start your career, you have no skills and no friends. You have to get busy acquiring skills and building your network. This session will show you how to craft a realistic career goal. Understand where you are in your career journey.

    Working with Labor Compliance Officers / Programs
  • August 23, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Working with Labor Compliance Officers / Programs

    Every Contractor performing prevailing wage work at either the State or Federal levels must be willing and able to work within Awarding Body’s and third party Labor Compliance Programs to achieve compliance.

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Changes Provisions
  • August 25, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Changes Provisions

    This session deals with clauses addressing changes in work. What are the written requirements for changes? How are claims for extra work waived? What about oral change orders? How do differences in conditions impact contract price and time?

    Certified Payroll – Answering Contractors' Most Frequently Asked Questions
  • August 30, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Certified Payroll – Answering Contractors' Most Frequently Asked Questions

    This class will cover UCON members' most frequently asked certified payroll questions and common pitfalls.

    Surviving an Active Shooter at Jobsite and Office
  • September 01, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Surviving an Active Shooter on the Jobsite and Office

    Active shooter situations are becoming all too common. They are unpredictable, evolve quickly, and are over in minutes. In this webinar, we focus on “survival,” not on fear.

    Balancing Work Life and Personal Responsibilities for Professionals
  • September 13, 2022 2:30pm  -  5:00pm
  • Virtual

    Balancing Work Life and Personal Responsibilities for Professionals

    When work and home have overlapping and conflicting priorities, workdays grow longer, and professional life can begin to intrude into personal life.

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Change Orders
  • September 15, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Change Orders

    This session takes on changes and extra work for which subcontractors may have rights to be paid and given extra time, such as changes in scope, cost increases, unforeseen conditions, and force majeure.

    Key Performance Indicators that Drive Best Practices
  • September 20, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Key Performance Indicators that Drive Best Practices

    If you are going to win at the game of contracting, you have to know the score. The score, however, is made up of more than profit. Success is determined by more than whether you made or lost money at the end of the job.

    How to Survive a BIT Inspection
  • September 22, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Virtual

    How to Survive a BIT Inspection

    This class will be an overview of the BIT (Basic Inspection of Terminal) program with a brief history and how it has evolved into what it is now. You will gain and retain Compliance with the California BIT Program.

    Overcoming Workplace Negativity with Enthusiasm
  • September 27, 2022 2:30pm  -  5:00pm
  • Virtual

    Overcoming Workplace Negativity with Enthusiasm

    Overcoming Workplace Negativity with Enthusiasm is a live online program that will show you how to use Dale Carnegie’s proven ways to prevent the naysayers, whiners, and downers from robbing you and your group of the energy to succeed.

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Risk Shifting and Subcontractual Relations
  • September 29, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Risk Shifting and Subcontractual Relations

    In this session, participants will consider different indemnity and insurance requirements, owner requirements for subcontract qualifications and subcontracts, and the owner’s rights to communicate with and pay subcontractors.

    Construction Insurance and Bonding
  • October 04, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Construction Insurance and Bonding

    This course will introduce the concepts of insurance, surety, and risk management for construction companies and projects.

    What We Look for at the Scales
  • October 06, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Virtual

    What We Look for at the Scales

    Basic Level 1 Inspection criteria for a roadside inspection and the purpose of the Scales is to inspect the size, weight, equipment, and emissions of the vehicles.

    How to Get Paid/Prompt Payment
  • October 11, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    How to Get Paid/Prompt Payment

    This class will cover mechanic's liens, stop payment notices, and bond claims. You will learn practical tips to get paid!

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Insurance and Indemnity
  • October 13, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Insurance and Indemnity

    In this class, participants will learn about different types of indemnity clauses, how subtle differences in indemnity clauses can have large impacts, and how California law limits indemnity and defense obligations owners and general contractors m

    Effective Planning Tools for Field Leaders
  • October 18, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Effective Planning Tools for Field Leaders

    Being a world-class field leader requires more than being able to put work in place. It requires being able to plan your work and work your plan.

    How the Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations Apply to Me a Motor Carrier
  • October 20, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Virtual

    How the Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulations Apply to Me a Motor Carrier

    This course will review the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration drug and alcohol testing regulations for drivers with a CDL.

    How to Build a Sustainable Relationship with Owners/Agencies
  • October 25, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    How to Build a Sustainable Relationship with Owners/Agencies

    Many times, owners will approach project pursuit awards with an eye towards trusted industry partners. Identifying owners that align with your company's approach to winning work can sometimes be challenging.

    Fearless Filed Leader
  • October 26, 2022 5:00pm  -  8:00pm
  • Sheraton Cerritos Hotel, 12725 Center Dr S, Cerritos, CA 90703

    Fearless Field Leader - Southern CA

    Do you want to be recognized as a Professional Foreman, Leader, and Manager? Take the following steps and register for this seminar that focuses on key strategies and techniques to emerge as leaders, mentors, and innovators on the jobsite.

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Claims, Dispute Resolution, and Termination
  • October 27, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Prime Contractor Contract Writing Series - Claims, Dispute Resolution, and Termination

    The final session is this prime-contracts series will focus on contractual provisions for claims, limitations of liability – including waiver of consequential damages and liquidated damages – claim dispute resolution processes, as well as suspensi

    Aron-Ralston
  • November 02, 2022 2:30pm  -  3:30pm
  • Virtual Program

    127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

    Your Team will Leave Inspired after hearing from Aron, the Subject of the Heart-Stopping Biographical Drama, 127 Hours.

    An extraordinary example of the human spirit pushed to the extreme, Aron’s legendary tale of survival and post-traumatic growth personifies resilience, perseverance, and the power of our minds.

    Inclusive Leader Workshop for Potential Leaders
  • November 03, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Inclusive Leader Workshop for Potential Leaders

    This workshop will offer cultural intelligence insights across multiple levels of Diversity and Inclusion
    (DE&I) acumen and provide a framework for reinforcing the connection between diversity, leadership

    Harassment Prevention Training
  • November 08, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Harassment Prevention Training

    Under SB 1343, all California companies with five or more employees must provide sexual harassment training to all employees.

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Claims, Dispute Resolution, and Termination
  • November 10, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    Sub Contractor Contract Writing Series - Claims, Dispute Resolution, and Termination

    Our final session focuses on contractual provisions for claims (and hoops that must be jumped through to preserve them), limitations of liability—including waiver of consequential damages and liquidated damages—claim dispute resolution processes,

    New Industry Law Updates
  • December 08, 2022 2:30pm  -  4:30pm
  • Virtual

    New Industry Law Updates

    Get up to date with new construction industry employment laws affecting your organization’s policies and practices. This program will discuss new laws and court decisions and provide strategies to implement new requirements at your company.