FWC Member Luncheon
East Bank Club
Thursday, April 26, 2012
12:00 noon luncheon
You will not want to miss these two great presentations!
Risky Business - How Contractor's use Computers to Make and Lose Money
Presentation by Larry Wendt, President, Syscon, Inc.
Computer technology is invading all elements of a contractor's business. From a practical standpoint, no contractor is going to be successful without incorporating some elements of technology into their business - the question is "What technology will lead to a more profitable business?" This is not always an easy question to answer, and the answer may be different next month than it is today. The trick to managing this issue is picking and choosing your technology battles with care and then approaching them methodically and systematically.
Learn about "the cloud", "social media" and "the Cowboy Effect". Learn what your competitors are doing to stay one step ahead of you. Learn about the new serious security risks that lurk in every area of technology today.
This presentation is peppered with case studies of contractors who have struggled with technology to make it a successful part of their business. Their struggles can become your guide in this practical and common sense look at how a contractor can use technology to make...or lose...money.
We will also hear a presentation by Turner Construction and the University of Chicago on The University of Chicago's redevelopment of their existing 5757 S. University Avenue building, also known as the Adaptive Re-Use of 5757 S. University Avenue (which previously housed the Chicago Theological Seminary (CTS)) for the University of Chicago's Department of Economics and The Becker- Friedman Institute for Research in Economics. The project is located on 58th Street from South University Avenue to South Woodlawn Avenues, directly east of the Quadrangles. The existing building, along with the proposed additions, encompass a total area of approximately 134,000 gross square feet. Turner Construction Company is the Construction Manager for the project, located at the University of Chicago Hyde Park Campus. The project team is taking all design steps necessary to reach a goal of LEED Silver (or higher) Certification.
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