NIA Webinar Opportunities


Upcoming Webinars

Passive Fire Protection in Industrial Applications: Register Now
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 (2:00-3:00 p.m. ET)

The processing and storage of flammable liquids and gases poses significant fire risk for facilities. Proper insulation systems can help safeguard personnel and protect industrial systems. During this webinar, you will learn about design considerations and how thermal insulation can provide passive fire protection on industrial process piping and equipment.


Speakers:
Alec Cusick, Technical Services Engineer, Owens Corning
Doug Fast, PE, Technical Leader, Owens Corning

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 Archived Webinars—Watch at Your Convenience, Free for NIA Members

Every year, NIA has offered a webinar series to educate our industry on important topics. Each archived copy is approximately 60 minutes long and includes a question-and-answer session from attendees. Archived webinars can be accessed for free through NIA’s Vimeo


Federal Legislative Activities Impacting the Insulation Industry
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Hear an overview of the fall legislative and administrative activities that are expected to impact the insulation industry, including:

  • The fate of energy efficiency tax credits
  • Building efficiency and workforce training programs likely to be funded in the infrastructure bill
  • Administration actions to raise efficiency standards in government programs
  • Energy Star program update

Speakers:
Curt Rich, President & CEO, North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA)
Justin Koscher, President, Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)
Recorded on: Friday, September 17, 2021, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Exploring Building Performance Standards with the Institute for Market Transformation

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The insulation industry speaks "building energy code" fluently, but what about building performance standards? Cities, states, and now the federal government are looking at this innovative regulatory tool to drive improved performance and energy efficiency savings over the life of the building. The Institute for Market Transformation works with governments and the private sector to remove the barriers to making our buildings as energy-efficient as they can be. IMT's Zachary Hart will explain how building performance standards work, where they are being deployed, and what this policy tool means for promoting an energy-efficient thermal building envelope.

Speaker:
Zachary Hart, Associate Director of Building Performance Policy, IMT
Recorded on: Friday, June 25, 2021, 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET

Significant Changes of the 2021 IECC and Its Impact on Buildings

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The 2021 IECC brings improved energy savings and new opportunities for states and cities to meet their energy-saving and carbon-reduction goals. This webinar will highlight significant changes in the 2021 IECC and how they will impact the design and construction of residential and commercial buildings.

Speaker: Eric Lacey, Chairman, Responsible Energy Codes Alliance (RECA)
Recorded on: Friday, June 4, 2021, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET

 


2021 Insulation Industry Policy Conference Webinar Series

Pursuing a More Resilient Future through Building Codes

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How is the ICC helping communities across the country and the globe use the power of building codes to drive toward a more resilient future? In his presentation, Ryan will focus on the ICC's efforts to position the adoption and enforcement of building codes as a critical measure for achieving higher performing, more resilient buildings and communities.

Presenter: Ryan Colker, Vice President of Innovation, International Code Council (ICC)
Recorded on: Friday, May 14, 2021, Noon-1:00 p.m. ET


Key Strategies for Retaining Talent during COVID-19

Recorded on: February 23, 2021

During this webinar, attendees will learn key retention strategies in this time of remote work and COVID-19-resulted obstacles, such as government shutdowns and COVID-19 exposures at construction jobsites. Presenters Laura Cataldo and Kurt Siebenaller of Baker Tilly US, LLP, will share unique strategies for the construction industry related to flexibility, compensation, communication, development, and resilience to help craft a desirable company culture and retain your existing workforce.


COVID-19: What Employers Need to Know Heading Into 2021

Recorded on: January 13, 2021, 3:00 p.m. ET

Donald Rineer will provide an update on PPP loans including forgiveness, tax issues, and a new round of PPP loans in the COVID-19 Relief Bill. Amy Mitchell will clarify the changing requirements for leave (paid and unpaid) for COVID-19, review the extended unemployment benefits available to employees, and discuss the updated EEOC Guidance on COVID-19 including mandatory vaccine policies. Abbie White will review OSHA’s enforcement activity (to date) concerning COVID-19 related issues, cover the basic steps that contractors should be taking to protect employees in the field, and address the enforcement of COVID-19 safety policies in the field.

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Managing Customer Expectations and Business Recovery

Recorded on: August 27, 1:00 p.m. ET

As businesses are continuing to experience the unexpected effects of COVID-19, managers and leaders are finding that the concerns that were keeping them up at night 6 months ago not only haven’t gone away but the list has gotten longer with some even bigger matters. How are leaders dealing with the added pressure, the numerous priorities, and the required quick turnaround of analyzing the information and data being pushed at them? How are they coaching their managers and workers? How are they addressing their customers’ needs when those needs vary from job to job and change daily? These questions and more will be discussed during this webinar.

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Part 2: New Challenges and Solutions for Contractors

Recorded on: August 19, 1:00 p.m. ET

The way contractors conduct business has changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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, Construction Users Roundtable


Top Tips to Strengthen Your Strategic Relationships during COVID-19

Recorded on: July 30, 1:00 p.m. ET

In this challenging time, contractors can take the opportunity to develop and strengthen their business relationships to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis in a position of strength. Laura Cataldo and Courtney Davison with Baker Tilly will share their top strategies to strengthen each type of business relationship so that you can be prepared for the recovery when it comes.

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Part 1: How Construction Owners Are Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

Recorded on: July 22, 1:00 p.m. ET

As the economy has shifted due to COVID-19, numerous construction projects have been postponed or canceled. Greg Sizemore, Executive Vice President, Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), will share his thoughts on the economic impact caused by this phenomenon. Mr. Sizemore will discuss his members’ views on contract clauses, managing risks, virtual capital, and the impact on capital projects. Looking ahead to Part 2, join us as Mr. Sizemore discusses owners’ new expectations for contractors.

Webinar Presenter:
Greg Sizemore, Executive Vice President, CURT, Construction Users Roundtable


Investment Strategies and Stock Market Outlook

Recorded on: June 30, 1:00 p.m. ET

Making wise investment decisions can be complex and overwhelming, especially during the uncertainty of COVID-19. Morgan Stanley Wealth Management’s Larry Wethje will discuss his perspective on the current market and provide an overview of key fundamentals needed for solid investment strategies.

Webinar Presenter:
Larry Wethje, Financial Advisor, Associate Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management


OSHA Alliance Webinar on Construction Safety for the Insulation and Construction Industry During COVID-19

Recorded on: June 23, 1:00 p.m. ET

The insulation industry, and construction trades in general, place the highest priority on preventing health hazards. For these industries, employers and employees now also need to understand the risks of COVID-19 and the latest safety guidance to protect workers.

Join OSHA for a webinar focusing on risks like COVID-19, the effects of stress, shortages of PPE, and the latest OSHA guidance for the construction industry including insulation, roofing, and other activities.

Webinar Presenter:
Tim Irving, Deputy Director of the OSHA Directorate of Construction


Economist’s Outlook during COVID-19

Recorded on: June 16, 1:00 p.m. ET

The COVID-19 environment continues to influence the outlook on the economy, and is having significant impacts on trade, the deficit, and labor markets. During this webinar, Dr. Patricia Buckley, Managing Director of Economics, Deloitte will provide an update on the current economic outlook, discuss how the construction markets will be affected, and preview how COVID-19 will change future work environments.

Webinar Presenter:
Dr. Patricia Buckley, Managing Director of Economics, Deloitte

 


Sales Strategies during Uncertain Times

Recorded on: June 4, 1:00 p.m. ET

Adapting for success in the COVID-19 environment requires us to make changes to adjust to our new realities and those of our customers. Greg Orth will share his best practices on how to succeed at selling in this new environment, how to manage your mindset for success in uncertain times, and new ways to connect and build relationships that drive your business forward.

Webinar Presenter:
Greg Orth, President, Sandler Training

 


Supply Chain Disruptions: The Impact of COVID-19 on the Trucking Industry

Recorded on: May 20, 1:00 p.m. ET

For the trucking industry, the COVID-19 pandemic has created widespread economic impacts—from disrupted supply chains to volatile consumer demand to unexpected trends in truck flows. During this webinar, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) will share its survey results on how freight movement and the trucking industry have been impacted and its insights on implications for the industry.

 

Webinar Presenter:
Dan Murray, Senior Vice President, American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI)


Addressing Safety Matters Amid COVID-19—A Panel Discussion

Recorded on: May 13 , 1:00 p.m. ET

Keeping your workforce safe and healthy is priority #1 for businesses of all sizes. Learn how contractors are making decisions to help keep their employees, offices, and job sites safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Find out what solutions are working for their companies, how they are embracing new approaches, and planning strategies for the near-term future.

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Effective Crisis Communications for Business Leaders

Recorded on: May 6, 1:00 p.m. ET

Making quick, tough decisions with limited information is common in business, but the stakes are much higher in this time of great uncertainty. Two experts will explore 5 key components for strong communication that will help you navigate uncertainty and ensure a more well-positioned organization on the other side of this COVID-19 crisis.


Part 2: Contractors Panel Discussion on Construction Challenges and Opportunities Amid COVID-19

Recorded on: May 5, 1:00 p.m. ET

Talking with your network to solve problems and hear solutions is an important way to stay connected, especially now. Join us as we continue the industry conversation with our contractor panelists (shown below) to discuss our shared concerns, challenges, and opportunities during this unprecedented time. Panelists will talk about how their businesses are operating during the COVID-19 outbreak and answer questions submitted in advance. To view Part 1 of this webinar series, click here.

Click here to view NIA’s 2019 Safety Excellence Award Winners Announcement

NIA recognizes and congratulates winners of NIA’s 2019 Safety Excellence Award! This national award is the industry’s highest safety honor and recognizes top companies that have established structured safety programs to ensure the well-being of their employees and create safe working environments.


Now & Next: COVID: Contracts, Labor & Safety

Recorded on: April 30, 1:00 p.m. ET

This webinar will address the issues and tasks your business should be thinking about now and in the near future. The following topics will be featured:

  • Contracts: Analyzing current contracts, clauses; State, Federal and Owner Orders; notices, claims, and negotiating changes;
  • Labor: Determining essential business function; implementing FFCRA, revision of company policies; compliance with the WARN Act; employee recall plans, and ADA compliancy for employees with underlying medical conditions; and
  • Safety: Company policies to protect employees; establishing protocol for addressing employee concerns; state laws vs. federal requirements.

Webinar Presenters:

Gary Auman, NIA General Counsel and Attorney and Auman, Mahan, and Furry
As a director and President of Auman, Mahan & Furry, Gary Auman concentrates his practice on occupational safety and health law and workers’ compensation defense.  Gary is a noted authority on workers’ compensation and occupational safety and health law. Gary represents both small and large companies nationally in federal and state plan OSHA programs, and is general counsel to several national and regional trade associations.

Richard Carr, Attorney, Auman, Mahan & Furry
Richard is a Director with the firm of Auman, Mahan & Furry.  Richard’s practice typically involves the development of contracts and the resolution of disputes regarding contracts.  His practice also focuses on representation of business clients in planning, transactions and litigation.  His clients include general contractors, subcontractors and material suppliers.

Amy Mitchell, Attorney, Auman, Mahan & Furry
As a director with Auman, Mahan & Furry, Amy Mitchell concentrates her practice in the area of labor and employment and has been certified as a specialist in labor and employment law by the Ohio State Bar Association.  She advises business clients in matters relating to termination, discrimination, harassment, the Family and Medical Leave Act, non-competition agreements and trade secret protection, wage and hour, and a host of other rapidly developing employment laws.


Engineering and Construction Economic Outlook in the COVID-19 Environment

Recorded on: April 22, 1:00 p.m. ET

As the COVID-19 crisis unfolds and evolves, FMI will provide attendees with an update to its most recent US construction forecasts and economic outlook. Attendees will receive expert insights on:

  • Projected impacts on the construction industry,
  • 12–18 month scenarios in the ever-evolving macro-economic landscape,
  • The varying impacts on industry segments and geographic markets, and
  • Near-term effects to ongoing projects and the potential long-term ramifications of this black-swan event.

Webinar presenter:
Paul Giovannoni, Managing Director - Building Products, FMI Corporation


Pandemic Politics: How Washington Will Respond to the Coronavirus Crisis

Recorded on: April 17, 1:00 p.m. ET

As the coronavirus crisis continues, all eyes are looking to Washington, D.C. for policy solutions. Please join us for an insulation industry webinar with nationally recognized political strategist Bruce Mehlman, who will provide insights on how the national pandemic is likely to impact our political institutions, the global economy, and our everyday lives.

A highly sought-after speaker, Mehlman’s quarterly updates on political trends are widely read by business leaders and political observers across the country and have been frequently covered in leading publications, including the Washington Post, Axios, Politico, CNN, and Fortune.

Webinar Presenter:
Bruce Mehlman, Melhman, Castagnetti, Rosen & Thomas


Part 1: Contractors Panel Discussion on Construction Challenges and Opportunities Amid COVID-19

Recorded on: April 15, 1:00 p.m. ET

Join us for a conversation with contractors to discuss our industry’s shared concerns, challenges, and opportunities during this unprecedented time. Presenters will discuss how their businesses are operating during the COVID-19 outbreak, including addressing health and safety challenges, managing client concerns, embracing new approaches, and planning for the near-term future.

Panelists include:

  • Kenny Freeman, President, Petrin, LLC
  • John Lamberton, Chief Operating Officer, Irex Corporation
  • Ashley Luse, President, Luse Thermal Technologies

Facilitated by:

  • Dana Vlk, NIA President, Distribution International, Inc.

Best Practices for Working Remotely

Recorded on: Thursday, April 9, 2:00 p.m. ET

With varying levels of statewide stay-at-home orders in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses are remotely managing a portion of their workforce who can work from home. When working remotely full time isn’t the norm for you and your staff, it can seem daunting to know how to effectively manage your team, which communication and collaboration tools are best, and how to stay productive. This webinar will discuss tips, tricks, and best practices for working remotely.

Webinar Presenter:
Joanna Pineda, CEO, Matrix Group International


Coronavirus—What Construction Industry Employers Need to Know, Part 1

Topics included: OSHA requirements, employee policy, a summary of the proposed Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and a Q&A with presenters

When it was recorded: Tuesday, March 24, 10:00 a.m. ET
Presenters from Auman, Mahan & Furry: NIA General Counsel Gary Auman, Attorney Matthew Bakota, and Attorney Amy Mitchell


COVID-19 StimulusWhat Every Construction Employer Needs to Know, Part 2

Recorded on: Tuesday, March 31, 2:00 p.m. ET

This FREE Webinar was a continuation of the March 24 webinar, provided as an industry association service. The content will include the latest information about the Coronavirus Stimulus Package(s). Topics included:

  • Understanding and Incorporating Employer Tax Relief Options—Sikich, LLC
  • Impacts of the New Labor and Employer Mandates—Auman, Mahan & Furry

The Webinar Presenters Included:
Andy Powell, CPA (andy.powell@sikich.com) is a Partner at Sikich with over 30 years of experience in accounting, tax, and audit services. He has expertise in providing CFO, assurance, and management consulting services to a wide variety of organizations including government contractors, not-for-profits, and small businesses.

Attorney Matthew Bakota (mjb@amfdayton.com), with Auman, Mahan & Furry, is certified as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association and is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources (PHR).

Attorney Amy Mitchell (acm@amfdayton.com) is a partner in the labor and employment law group of Auman, Mahan & Furry and is a Certified Specialist in Labor and Employment Law. She has been counseling business clients in workplace issues for over 17 years.


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NIA Webinar Opportunities

NIA offers webinars on important topics to help educate our industry. These hour-long webinars will give participants timely industry information in a convenient virtual format. To submit a topic for a future webinar please email webinar@insulation.org.

NIA has created 4 unique webinar sponsorship opportunities that are now available to NIA members. A brief overview of each sponsorship and its benefits is outlined below:


Member-Presented Product Webinars

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  • The content is unbiased, industry focused, and is created by or for NIA. The sponsor may help select from a range of member-generated topics.

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