WASHINGTON, D.C. - Professional development programs and intelligence gathering on key industry issues can help transportation construction executives, managers and employees achieve a competitive edge in tough economic times. With the holiday season upon us and 2009 drawing to a close, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) is offering its members a second opportunity to access such information by making its most highly-rated webinars available at a 40 percent discount off the original price. The promotion is available through January 31, 2010.
The online stable of ARTBA courses includes:
- Climate Change Legislation:This 60-minute session led by top industry attorneys from Beveridge & Diamond, P.C., and Andrews Kurth, LLP, focuses on the "real world implications" of climate change legislation and provisions that might be included in a new highway/transit authorization investment bill. It documents how current large-scale transportation construction projects deal with climate change in the planning process.
- Risk Management & Dispute Resolution: Effective and aggressive risk management to avoid, mitigate and/or promptly resolve disputes is critical to any major transportation construction job. Your company's bottom line and reputation hang in the balance with every new project you undertake. This hour-long program was presented by a top lawyer from Kilpatrick Stockton, LLP and includes a comprehensive look at these challenges and what strategies can be used to effectively overcome them.
- Communication & Public Relations:Taught by professionals from the nation's top transportation public relations firm and two top construction companies, this three-part series-the most popular of 2009-delivers a playbook for effective government and community outreach, crisis management and media relations to help ensure successful external communications during design and construction of transportation improvement projects.
- Analysts & Investors Construction Market Report:If you are an analyst or investor who tracks and rates domestic and foreign firms with a stake in the U.S. markets, this webinar is for you. Hosted by ARTBA's top two economists and senior lobbyist, it discusses current market conditions, implementation of the stimulus, transportation investment politics on Capitol Hill and offers a 2010 market forecast.
Established in 1902 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., ARTBA represents the U.S. transportation construction industry before Congress, the Executive Branch, federal agencies, news media and general public.