Bottom Lines - January 2018

Drug-Program-1.jpg Tax Reform Changes Affecting Contractors

When the conferees got together to combine the House and Senate bills they took some of the best provisions from the House bill regarding the construction industry. Here is a list of some of the significant business and individual changes affecting contractors in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Also, don’t miss CFMA’s annual Construction Industry Tax & Legislative Update Webinar on January 10, 2018.

HEALTH CARE COSTS.jpg Extend the “Culture of Safety” Beyond the Job Site

CFMA recently participated in Mediaplanet’s Construction in America campaign where we united with like-minded industry leaders to advocate for how modern technology, people, and equipment are helping our construction professionals manage risk and build quality projects safely, on time, and within budget. Don’t miss the article by CFMA Chairman Samantha Hutchison, which focuses on the need to address suicide prevention and mental health in the construction industry. The campaign was distributed through USA TODAY on December 19, 2017 and is published online.

CONFINDEX Unchanged: That's Big News

Despite all the reasons to express growing optimism, construction industry leaders collectively chose not to do so during the most recent administration of CFMA’s CONFINDEX Survey. The Overall Index remained at 124 during the final quarter of 2017, down 2.4% from last year.

Bonus-Issue-Cover.jpg Connection Café Break

Work keeping you busy? You may have missed the hot topics other members have been talking about on CFMA’s Connection Café. Fleet cards, how to handle cyber risks, and how to structure a safety department all generated some buzz recently. Join in the conversation to share and get useful information!

F4S.jpg Register for CFMA’s 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition

Registration for CFMA’s 2018 Annual Conference on June 23-27 in Miami, FL opens January 24. Get ready to Reach Out, Branch Out, Top Out to success! Check back often as we get closer to registration opening for the latest information on hotel reservations, Conference sessions and events, sponsorship opportunities, and more.

It’s Time to Renew Online

If your CFMA membership expires on March 31, 2018, check your inbox for your renewal invoice and log in to renew today.

time-to-renew-sign-and-clock.jpg 2017 Construction Technology Report: Now Available

This year’s survey produced over 2,600 responses and incorporated new questions on participant demographics, BIM workflows, IT staff, mobile strategy, emerging tech, and more - providing more insight than ever before. Get your FREE copy of the 2017 Construction Technology Report and learn about the tech solutions and strategies builders are using and how your company compares!

ndbp16-cov-no-box.jpg Now Accepting CFMA Peer Group Applications

Join other CFMA General members in sharing knowledge and experience in making your construction company stronger. Learn more about CFMA’s Peer Group Program.

December Executive Committee Meeting Summary

CFMA’s Executive Committee convened on Friday, December 15, 2017, to discuss strategic initiatives and projects that continue to shape the future of our Association. Chairman Samantha Hutchison, CCIFP, was pleased to welcome Mike Trammell, CCIFP, President of CFMA’s South Carolina Chapter, who provided insight to the Chapter’s successes and challenges. Read highlights from the meeting here.

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