Excellence In Construction

The inaugural Excellence In Construction Symposium and Celebration brings together training, education, displays, awards and recognition in to one full day event highlighting the best of New Jersey's merit shop construction industry.




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8:00am - 8:30am REGISTRATION OPEN
8:30am - 9:00am Prevailaing Wage and Labor Update with NJ Department of Labor 10 Ten OSHA Safety Violations
9:00am - 9:30am Creating an Incident Free Jobsite
9:30am - 10:00am More Competitive Bidding Through Better Benefits Management Safety Around Elevators During Construction
10:00am - 10:30am Proper Transition of Closely Held Business Assests to the Next Generation Safety Committee Roundtable: Learn and Share Jobsite Best Practices with Your Peers
10:30m - 11:00am
11:00am - 12:00pm Keynote Speaker: Mike Bellaman, ABC National
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch on the Trade Show Floor (Included with registration)
1:00pm - 2:00pm Legal Seminar Fall Hazard Awarness

*Live Demonstartion on Trade Show Floor
2:00pm - 3:00pm Identifying the Six Key Steps to Successful Leadership Transition OSHA
3:00pm - 3:30pm Get Into Politics or Get Out of Business: National, State and Local Issues Affecting the Merit Shop Understanding OSHA Mandated Injury and Illness Reporting
3:30pm - 4:00pm Insurance Seminar SDC Associates
4:00pm - 4:30pm Recruit, Retain, Reward Top Talent


Keynote Speaker: Michael Bellaman, President, Associated Builders and Contractors

Michael D. Bellaman has served as president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) since Feb. 1, 2011. In        his role as president and CEO of ABC, Mike has focused on increasing the value of ABC to its members and the construction industry. He has prioritized safety by leading an industry-wide effort with the Construction Coalition for a Drug-and-Alcohol Free Workplace and focusing on ABC’s Safety Training and Evaluation Process (STEP). A 1985 graduate of Penn State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering, Mike played within the Cleveland Indians’ Farm System from 1985 to 1988. Mike will be delivering his highly regarded presentation entitled "Roadmap to World Class Safety".


Symposium Speakers: Management Education

Kevin Triplett

Kevin Triplett,

New Jersey DOL 

 Scott Hofer, Esq.

Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP

Harry Horwitz, Esq. 

Stevens & Lee P.C.

John Klusartis 

Creative Financial Group

Holly DeLorenzo

Hardenbergh Insurance Group

Marc Furman, Esq.

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman, P.C.


Russ McEwan, Esq.

Littler Mendelson, P.C.


Mike McGrann

Creative Financial Group

Andrew Campanella 

International Planning Alliance, LLC


Patrick Stewart

Public Strategies Impact, LLC


Safety and Workforce Training

A combination of classroom training on a variety of OSHA priority topics as well as demonstrations on the exhibit floor will give your employees amble opportunity to learn and ask questions from other safety professionals and representatives from OSHA who will be on site through out the day.


Registration Options (Please note, there is member and non-member pricing for all ticket options, membership status will be verified):

COMPLETE EVENT REGISTRATION: This option includes all aspects of the event, including welcome reception on November 29, all education and training sessions, lunch on the trade show floor, tradeshow floor demonstrations, awards programs, reception on the trade show floor, end of year celebration and the Excellence In Construction Awards Gala. 

CONFERENCE AND TRADESHOW: This option includes all the education and training sessions, lunch on the trade show floor, tradeshow floor demonstrations, certain awards programs, and reception. (Excellence In Construction and end of year celebration not included with this registration).

EXCELLENCE IN CONSTRUCTION AWARDS GALA: This option is for those who only wish to attend the 5th annual EIC awards dinner.  Registration includes reception on the trade show floor, Excellence In Construction Awards Gala, and end of year celebration.

TRADE SHOW ONLY: This option only includes access to lunch on the tradeshow floor, vendor displays and hands on demonstrations.  (Education sessions, Excellence In Construction Awards Gala, and end of year celebration not included.)


We would like to thank our Presenting Sponsor

We would also like to thank our Event Sponsors


Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing more than 21,000 members from more than 21,303 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.