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Free Webinar Next Week: Top Tips to Strengthen Your Strategic Relationships during COVID-19

Thursday, July 30, 1-2 p.m. ET

A popular NIA speaker, Laura Cataldo returns with Courtney Davison to share their top strategies to strengthen each type of business relationship so that you can be prepared for the recovery when it comes.
 
Webinar Presenters: Laura Cataldo, Senior Manager Construction & Real Estate Services, and Courtney Davison, Senior Tax Manager, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Free CURT Webinar Series Part 2: New Challenges and Solutions for Contractors— Greg Sizemore, CURT

Wednesday, August 19, 1–2 p.m. ET Click here to register.

To continue the conversation begun in Part 1: How Construction Owners Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis, Greg Sizemore, Executive Vice President, Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), will share his owner members’ perspectives regarding the impacts due to virtual inspections, virtual managing, increased offsite construction/modularization, heightened safety requirements, quality concerns, and layoffs, as well as workforce retention. These areas and others may initiate contractual changes, strain relationships, test patience, and most definitely involve change.

Webinar Presenter: Greg Sizemore, Executive Vice President, CURT
 
NIA Urges New Tax Credit to Stimulate Economy
NIA and other leading associations and businesses signed onto a letter urging the U.S. Senate Finance Committee leadership to consider proposals for new refundable tax credits covering 30% of home and business improvement expenses as a necessary step to stimulate the economy and help get Americans back to work by investing in our homes and businesses.

The proposed credits would also deliver an urgently needed stimulus for the millions of Americans whose livelihoods are tied to commercial and residential infrastructure and building improvements, including contractors, roofers, insulators, plumbers, electricians, painters, and other service providers, as well as countless workers employed across the broader building materials supply chain. Given the weight and cost of transporting construction and building materials, this supply chain is largely domestic, and the majority of jobs associated with it are American jobs.

Construction Company Offers Free COVID-19 App

BuildCenter, a subsidiary of COBE Construction, Inc., is offering a free health screening tool and attendance log app. The app helps construction companies maintain a daily attendance log for contact tracing and perform a health assessment on workers and visitors before they enter the job site.

Can't Make the August Online Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Courses? Your Next Chance Is October!

This will include both live and pre-recorded sessions.
  • Part 1 on September 30–October 1: NIA's Introduction to Mechanical Insulation
  • Part 2 on October 6–7: NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification Course

New Sponsorship Opportunities Available

NIA’s Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification™ Course
Are you interested in getting your brand in front of Insulation Inspectors? NIA is now offering the opportunity to provide branded items (notebooks, pens, hand sanitizer, etc.) to individuals taking NIA's Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification course. This includes online and in-person courses! For more information and pricing details, please contact training@insulation.org .
Host a Private Course for Your Team or Clients

Choose from NIA's Introduction to Mechanical Insulation Course (2-day course) or the full Thermal Insulation Inspector Certification course (4-day course). Both training courses can be held virtually or at the location of your choice and you can invite your employees, members, and guests.

Contact training@insulation.org for pricing and more information. Discounted pricing is available to NIA members, Gold-Elite Foundation contributors, and engineers. Click here to download a flyer with more information about the benefits of hosting a course.
Resource: One Free Call with Legal Counsel
For NIA Member Companies on Any Safety Topic
Now through August 31
In the spirit of aiding all of our members during this critical time, NIA Legal Counsel Gary Auman of Auman, Mahan & Furry has offered to respond to 1 safety matter question, per NIA member company, via telephone call or email. Thank you, Gary, for your generosity and your safety expertise.

Contact Auman, Mahan & Furry at 937-223-6003.
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