PDCA 2024 Value Driven Webinar Series 
The PDCA 2024 Value Driven Webinar Series will be held the second Thursday of the even months from 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET.
A collaboration between the PDCA's Associate Member Council and Education Committees, each webinar will be presented in case study or educational format to a target audience of contractors, engineers, estimators, etc. The PDCA 2024 Value Driven Webinar Series will focus on driven pile case studies, technology updates, actual project conversion methods, job site safety, and much more to support those in the driven pile industry.

The webinar series is complimentary for PDCA Members. Non-PDCA Members are welcome and encouraged to attend; there is a nominal $50 registration fee for each session. An invoice will be sent separately when the registration confirmation is received.

Session Schedule
February 8, 2024 | Solutions to Your Labor Challenges: What We’ve Learned
Warren Baker, DFI Piling; Scott Callaway, Cajun Industries; Brooke Chitwood, Bowen Engineering Corporation; Brian Heck, Richard Goettle, Inc.; Michael Wysockey, Thatcher Foundations 
Jill Harris, Lester Publications - Moderator
Summary: We hear it everywhere, and we hear it often: workforce concerns are top of mind throughout the construction industry. For contractors struggling with labor – recruiting, retaining, training, engaging – PDCA Communications Committee has assembled a panel of industry leaders to discuss their experiences and successes, such as the importance of culture and how to build it, intergenerational knowledge transfer, campus recruitment, multinational growth initiatives, how safety factors in and more. Designed to be a frank, informative discussion, attendees will hear first-hand how contractors across the U.S. and Canada have strategized to mitigate their labor woes.

April 11, 2024 | Maximizing Efficiency in Pile Driving Projects Amidst Skill Shortages: Strategies for Success
Greg Belpomme, Civil Construction Business Partner & Consultant, Heron Wolf
This presentation explores the challenges faced by the US pile driving construction industry due to skill shortages and presents strategies to maximize project efficiency despite workforce constraints. It delves into the impact of skill shortages on project timelines, labor costs, and quality and safety concerns. The presentation highlights the importance of training programs, collaboration, technology adoption, and efficient resource allocation. It emphasizes the need for continuous learning, building long-term relationships with skilled workers, and embracing diversity and inclusion in the workforce. By implementing these strategies, construction companies can overcome skill shortages and achieve successful project outcomes.

June 20, 2024 | Proper Equipment Maintenance 
Tom Dame, Hercules Machinery Corporation; Tom Heller, Liebherr USA, Co.; Allen Kadow, Tadano; Rick Sadler, International Construction Equipment
Summary: The importance of maintaining your pile driving equipment cannot be overstated. From the cranes & hammers, to dedicated rigs and mounts, down to the nuts & bolts, maintaining each piece will keep your equipment in top condition longer and improve job site safety. Hear directly from industry manufacturers on best practices, important things to check, and potential consequences of improper maintenance.

August 8, 2024 | Employee's Mental Health & Suicide Prevention
Bill Heffernan, LCPC, CEAP, ScreenSafe
The construction trades have been the domain of confident, hardy individuals who take pride in their work, speak plainly, and do whatever is necessary to get the job done. This workplace culture does not leave much space for expressing emotions, uncertainty, fear, or vulnerability. Create an environment that supports making healthy choices, practicing self-care, and watching out for co-workers using these practical tips and tactics to shift attitudes and responses.
By the end of this session attendees will:
• List three barriers to workers seeking help with mental health and substance use issues
• List three protective and three risk factors for suicide in the workplace
• Describe how to access the EAP/MAP available to work groups
• Discuss one possible intervention strategy to address mental health in your work groups

October 10, 2024 | Sheet Wall Design Topic TBD
Dave Chapman, Blakeslee Arpaia Chapman

December 12, 2024 | Introduction to Precast/Prestressed Concrete Driven Piles

Zoom Webinars
DateS & Time
February 8, 2024
April 11, 2024
June 20, 2024
August 8, 2024
October 10, 2024
December 12, 2024

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
PDCA 2024 Value Driven 
Donator Sponsorship
Virtual webinars offer the opportunity for suppliers and organizations to get in front of customers, industry partners, contractors, engineers, and estimators from across the country. Sponsorship offers the opportunity to increase your company's brand awareness and gain visibility with targeted marketing to decision makers in the driven pile industry. PDCA is offering sponsorship opportunities to meet the goals and needs of suppliers.

A Value Driven Donator sponsorship supports the PDCA 2024 Value Driven Webinar Series' goal to bring education and industry information to PDCA members and non-members. Donators' company logos will be displayed during the selected PDCA Value Driven Webinar session welcome slide, recognized in email marketing, and a post-session social media "thank you".
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