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CERT ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022 – Marble City

Dear CERT member,
Our summer 2022 CERT conference will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, Wednesday and Thursday June 22 and 23, 2022.
Join your fellow estimating consultants in Knoxville for a two day-long conference. This year we have the option to attend in person or virtually. We have a great line up of speakers (see below) and topics this year so I hope that you can join us!
Thank you to our allied association partner ASPE for welcoming CERT as part of their overall 2022 annual Summit. To find out about sponsorship opportunities, contact Josh Huck by email at josh@estimaticainc.com
You can register for the event via PayPal at https://www.certusa.org/cert-payment-portal/

Reserve hotel :
Online: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/knoxville/tyssh/hoteldetail?fromRedirect=true&qSrt=sBR&qIta=99801505&icdv=99801505&qSlH=TYSSH&qGrpCd=EST&setPMCookies=true&qSHBrC=CP&qDest=401%20West%20Summit%20Hill%20Drive,%20Knoxville,%20TN,%20US&srb_u=1

SCHEDULE
DAY 1- JUNE 22, 2022 (all times below are ET time zone)
8-8:30 Registration and Breakfast
8:30-10 Division 8 Fundamentals- Doors/Frames/Hardware
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:30 Concrete Estimating Fundamentals
11:30-1:00 Lunch (offsite)
1:00-2:00 Estimators Role in Construction Defect Litigation
2:00-3:30 Social Media and Branding for Consultants
3:30:3:45 Break
3:45- 5:00 Best Practice Manual Live Update
DAY 2- JUNE 23, 2022
8:00-8:30 Registration/Breakfast
8:30-10:00 Geotechnical Reports & Estimating
10:10:15 Break
10:15- 11:30 Estimating Nuclear & Other Challenging Projects
11:30-1:00 Lunch (offsite)
1:00-2:00 Negotiating the Economy for the Estimating Advantage and Better Client Understanding
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15- 5:00 Live Best Practice Call- Open Topic

Best Practice Call – October 14th 1PM EST

Retaining the Right Clients and Procuring the Best OnesDate: October 14th 2021- 1pm EST

This will be an open discussion on lessons learned from bad clients/great clients and what we do to ditch, keep and find them. The call will be 45 minutes on this topic with the last 15 minutes left for open discussion.

Contact Josh Huck for Zoom Meeting ID and password.

Host: Josh Huck
josh@estimaticainc.com
estimaticainc.com

SAVE THE DATE – 2021 Conference

Dear CERT member,
Our fall 2021 CERT conference will be held at the San Antonio, Texas, Tuesday August 24, 2021.
Join your fellow estimating consultants in San Antonio for a day-long conference as we get
reacquainted after a challenging year of virtual meetings and working from home! We will
discuss how the COVID slowdown impacted our businesses and the many new challenges
facing us as we get back to some version of normal; we will have guest speakers on
estimating related topics as well as our famous roundtable discussions about all the things
that we face in the everyday practices of our profession: finding clients, keeping them,
managing their expectations, getting paid, keeping up to date on volatile commodity pricing,
software trends, and more! Thank you to our allied association partner ASPE for welcoming
CERT as part of their overall 2021 annual Summit. To register for the event or to find out about sponsorship opportunities, contact Phillip Salisbury by email at psalisbury@blundall.com register via PayPal at https://www.certusa.org/cert-payment-portal/

Reserve hotel by: July 31, 2021 (room rate is valid Aug. 19 thru Sept 1, 2021)
Online: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1617909311762&key=GRP&app=resvlink

BEST PRACTICE CALL – Sep 4th 2020 Noon (Est)

Estimating Proposal Writing- What It Takes to Put Them TogetherDate: September 4th 2020- Noon EST

The calls last about an 45 minutes on the topic with the last 15 minutes left for open discussion about whatever you want to talk about relating to what we do such as payment issues, teaching, etc. Contact Josh Huck for Zoom Meeting ID and password.

Host: Josh Huck
josh@estimaticainc.com​
estimaticainc.com

Best Practice Call – July 7th 2020 NOON (EST)

Marketing your Business – What Works and What Doesn’tDate: July 17th 2020- Noon EST

With some businesses just starting and some being impacted by Covid negatively, marketing strategies can help grow new business and possibly help with business lost due to current events

The calls last about an 45 minutes on the topic with the last 15 minutes left for open discussion about whatever you want to talk about relating to what we do such as payment issues, teaching, etc. Contact Josh Huck for Zoom Meeting ID and password.

Host: Josh Huck
josh@estimaticainc.com​
estimaticainc.com

CERT Members Speaking & Teaching Engagements

CERT Members Speaking Engagements –

January 21, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Construction Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Dayton, OH

February 6, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Important Trends in Construction Estimating” – a panel discussion
Presented to the ASPE Chapter 32 2020 Estimating Academy
Olathe, KS

February 6, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Earthwork Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented to the ASPE Chapter 32 2020 Estimating Academy
Olathe, KS

February 6, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Site Utility Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented to the ASPE Chapter 32 2020 Estimating Academy
Olathe, KS

February 24, 2020 (Rifka Malik)
“The Cost of Sitework”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Raleigh, NC

March 24, 2020 (Rifka Malik)
“Estimating and Comparing the Costs of Alternative Storm Water Detention Systems”
Presented to the NY State Society of Professional Engineers
New York, NY

March 27, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Construction Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Nashville, TN

March 28, 2020 (Katy Kothmann Abraham)
“Leaders Prepared for Change”
Women’s Legacy Conference
https://www.lisamariegraves.com/conference
Willow Park, TX

April 17, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Site Work Construction Estimating Academy”
Presented for ASPE St. Louis Metro Chapter 19
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/site-work-construction-estimating-academy-tickets-98649706929?ref=enivtefor001&invite=MTkzNDMwOTEvZGFuQGRnZnJvbmRvcmYuY29tLzA%3D%0A&utm_source=eb_email&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=inviteformalv2&utm_term=eventimage&ref=enivtefor001
St. Louis, MO

May 13, 2020 (Josh Huck)
“Fundamentals of Estimating”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Arlington, TX

June 8, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Construction Cost Estimating Fundamentals”
Presented for CSI Columbus Chapter
Columbus, OH

June 19, 2020 (Josh Huck)
“Fundamentals of Estimating”
Presented for Half Moon Education
Manchester, NH

August 20, 2020 (Dan Frondorf)
“Building Confidence in Estimating” – a panel discussion
Presented for ASPE Chapter 38
Cincinnati, OH

Save the Date

Park MGM Las Vegas

Dear CERT member,
Our fall 2019 CERT conference will be held at the Park MGM Las Vegas on Monday-Tuesday September 9-10, 2019. This event will be co-located with the national conference of the National Association of Construction Auditors (NACA). Planning is underway now, and the committee is seeking ideas for topics and speakers to fill this two day event. Topics relevant to the estimating profession and to the business of consulting are what we are looking for. We will feature an open forum round table discussion on day two where members can share ideas and experiences with the other attendees. We will have an opportunity to engage with our colleagues in the construction auditing profession, and will likely be able to attend some of their sessions. We are also seeking sponsor ideas, so if you have a contact at a vendor whose services and products you utilize and think they may be interested in sponsoring our event, please let us know that too. Be on the lookout for more information in the coming days, and send your ideas to planning committee chair Dan Frondorf by email at dan@dgfrondorf.com