2019 Program

The ABC Users Summit's program format allows contractors and owners to come together for general sessions and networking functions as well as attend segment-specific breakout sessions where issues unique to the health care and industrial industries are addressed.

View the 2013, 2014201520162017 and 2018 ABC Users Summit programs for information on past events. Join Us!

    Wednesday, May 15, 2019

    5 - 6 p.m.

    Welcome Happy Hour

    6:30 p.m.

    User Dinner Sponsored by MetroPower (by invitation only)

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.


    12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

    Opening General Session
    Today's Workforce: What You Should Know. What You Should Expect.

    Users and contractors know all too well that the craft professional population continues to decrease despite the efforts of industry groups to reverse this trend. Join our interactive panel of top industry experts as we investigate the depth of the problem, identify solutions that are working for contractors and users and discover the steps to begin charting your organization’s path forward to attract train and retain a safe and productive workforce.

    1:45 - 2 p.m.


    2 - 3:15 p.m.

    Industrial Breakout
    Variability:  The Tacit Enemy of Predictable and Reliable Project Delivery

    Health Care Breakout
    Coming Soon

    3:15 - 3:30 p.m.


    3:30 - 4:45 p.m.

    General Session
    Coming Soon

    6:15 - 7 p.m.

    General Reception

    7:15 - 9 p.m.


    9 - 10:30 p.m.

    After Party

    Friday, May 17, 2019

    7 - 8:15 a.m.

    Breakfast Program
    United Rentals' Total Control and Cost Benchmarking Study - Saving Users and Contractors Money

    Technology is becoming entrenched in many parts of the construction lifecycle, and equipment is valued as much for the information it can provide—about its location, use and performance—as it is for the tasks it performs. United Rentals will provide an overview on how customers are leveraging analytics to make better fleet decisions and how Total Control improves efficiencies on site and in the office.

    8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

    General Session
    Better People. Better Projects. Client of Choice.

    The largest predictor of project success is the capability of the people doing the work. The problem is there are only so many experts in the industry, and owners are in competition to attract them to their projects. This session will present 20 years of research on how owners can attract better designers and contractors and work with high-performing teams to become a client of choice.

    9:45 - 10 a.m.


    10 - 11:15 a.m.

    Industrial Breakout
    How to Select Quality Construction and Maintenance Contractors

    Health Care Breakouts
    Coming Soon

1:45 - 2 p.m.


1:45 - 2 p.m.