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November 2019

NEBRASKA | November Program: A Generation of Misinformation – MCC Overview

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
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Nathan Barry, Ph.D. is the current Dean of Career and Technical Education at Metropolitan Community College. Over the past decade, MCC has invested millions of dollars to re-energize the community, specifically the workforces of construction, manufacturing, and transportation. Since joining MCC in 2016, the CTE programs have evolved into a project-based learning environment and enrollment growth has increased over 30%. Dr. Barry’s presentation will focus on community, industry, and education’s responsiveness to the workforce shortage in the Omaha community. Jan…

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January 2020

NEBRASKA | January Program: Construction Spending/NE Economic Outlook

January 22, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
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Program: Construction Spending, Labor and Materials Outlook – Ken will bring his unique national perspective of the economy relating to the Construction Industry and discuss the impact of the recent elections. Presenter: Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America, Arlington,VA. Ken has 45 years of experience analyzing, advocating and communicating about economic and tax issues. He has been providing insight into what is happening to the economy and what it implies for construction and related industries for AGC members since 2001.…

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February 2020

NEBRASKA | February Program: Ralston HINGE/Downtown Revitalization

February 19, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
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Join Mayor Don Groesser and Doug Bisson for an overview of the recently publicized HINGE Development and Downtown Revitalization Master Plan for the City of Ralston. Don Groesser, Mayor of Ralston NE, has been the Mayor for 23 years serving in his sixth term.  Don has served on the board of NE League of Municipalities as well as President and also serves on the National League of Cities Advisory Board, Small City Council and Information Technologies and Communications Committee. Don…

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March 2020

NEBRASKA | March Program: POSTPONED

March 25, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Omaha Marriott Regency, 10220 Regency Circle
Omaha, NE 68114
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We trust this message finds you well and not personally impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is an uncertain and anxiety-inducing time as we all work to make the best decisions for our members, attendees, and communities.  DBIA is monitoring COVID-19 advisories daily to inform all our decisions impacting DBIA meetings, classes, conferences and other events.  DBIA-MAR will be canceling all scheduled programs through April 30, 2020. This decision has been made in the best interest of public health…

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April 2020

NEBRASKA | April Program – POSTPONED

April 22, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

We trust this message finds you well and not personally impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is an uncertain and anxiety-inducing time as we all work to make the best decisions for our members, attendees, and communities.  DBIA is monitoring COVID-19 advisories daily to inform all our decisions impacting DBIA meetings, classes, conferences and other events.  DBIA-MAR will be canceling all scheduled programs through April 30, 2020. This decision has been made in the best interest of public health…

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August 2020

NEBRASKA | Construction Innovation: The Wisdom of the Hive (Virtual)

August 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Virtual Meeting By Email invite ONLY

Jay Snyder, FMI Technology & Innovation Practice Leader The industry embraces construction technology to improve how we design buildings and execute projects, there is an opportunity to create “perpetual motion” related to a culture of innovation. Construction technology in business should be about more than just identifying a need and deploying a solution. This is the time to use that focus, energy, and industry solutions to foster incredible innovation that improves business performance and project outcomes. Learning Objectives: Understand why…

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October 2020

NEBRASKA | Facilities Update at University of Nebraska

October 28, 2020 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106
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Panel Presentation Featuring: Heath Mello, Vice President, External Affairs Chris Kabourek, Vice President, Business and Finance Ryan Swanson, Associate Vice President, Facility Planning and Capital Programs Brooke Hay, Director, Capital Projects Discussion Topics Covered: Update on capital construction in current climate of ever changing usage Facilities and capital construction budget impact of COVID-19 Long term short term goals for maintenance and renovation, etc of existing assets Cover the top questions received from ACE industry *Up to 40 seats in person…

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January 2021

NEBRASKA | Construction Industry – 2021 Economic Look

January 27, 2021 @ 7:45 am - 9:00 am

Panel Presentation Featuring: Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America, Arlington, VA Dr. Eric Thompson, W.W. Marshall Associate Professor of Economics and the Director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska Lincoln Discussion Topics Covered: • Ken will bring his unique national perspective of the economy relating to the Construction Industry. • Eric will provide the statewide economic perspective as it relates to development, construction and renovation in vertical construction and related industries. He will also…

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February 2021

NEBRASKA | Economic and Lender’s Perspective on COVID

February 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Zoom! United States
$20

Featuring:  Tom Kelly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Five Points Bank, is directly responsible for overseeing the operation of the $1.6 billion dollar bank with branch locations in Omaha, La Vista, Lincoln, Grand Island, Kearney and Sumner, Nebraska. Prior to joining Five Points Bank, Tom was a shareholder at the Omaha law firm of McGrath, North, Mullin & Kratz, LLO practicing law in the firm’s commercial and complex litigation group for approximately ten years. Before embarking on his legal…

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April 2021

NEBRASKA | The Human Side of Collaboration FMI (Hybrid)

April 28, 2021 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am
Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine Street
Omaha, NE 68106

*Up to 60 seats in-person or unlimited live-stream option. Due to COVID-19 constraints, registration must occur by 10 a.m. on April 22, 2021. Gregg Schoppman, Principal, FMI: We are inundated with the concept of strong teams and effective collaboration. However, these two concepts are not always unified. We want our teams of construction A-E-C professionals, owners, end-users to collaborate and push for the same goals. Is it a pipe dream to wish for something that pits individual teams that are…

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