ORLANDO, FL – CSC is now accepting applications for its 2021 conference, hosted at the J.W. Marriott in Bonnet Creek, Orlando, FL. With COVID-19 risk top of mind for business travel, and the vaccine making its way across the nation, the Construction SuperConference staff fully anticipates a successful live conference Dec. 6-8, 2021. Start 2021 off the productive way and get your speaking application submitted. Deadline is March 19. Submit your call for presentation today.
For more information on speaking details, visit our speaker resources page.
Webinar Explores Racism in the Construction Industry
ATLANTA – During a 90-minute webinar earlier this month, four panelists explored the various ways in which the construction industry is dealing with problems of racism. How 2020 Transformed the Conversation Around Hate and Racism in Construction (presented by Peckar & Abramson, P.C. and sponsored by The Rhodes Group) is still available to watch HERE. “Graffiti starts simple and gets pervasive very quickly,” said panelist Rodney Pope, senior vice president, Employee Relations, Turner Construction Company. “It’s unacceptable.”
Pope and other panelists talked about the importance of fostering an inclusive work environment—one where people are not emboldened to use hateful language. Peter Davoren (pictured), president and CEO, Turner Construction Company, added that dealing with racism on the job is among “the most important work we’ll ever do” in the years ahead. “If there was a hate or bias event,” he said, “we would have a zero tolerance policy on any project.”
• Peter Davoren, president and CEO, Turner Construction Company
• Darin Daskarolis, senior director, Global Construction – Data Centers, Facebook
• Lonnie Stephenson, international president, IBEW
• Rodney Pope, senior vice president, Employee Relations, Turner Construction Company