Associated Builders and Contractors brought together construction users and contractors at its first Industrial Users Summit to discuss industry safety, quality and workforce development. Construction Concepts Founder Mike Casten also discussed how users and owners can work together to improve simple, but often overlooked, productivity management techniques such as committing to an overall plan, frequently communicating about the impact of changes on a plan, having a wellorganized and resourced jobsite, and reinforcing the crew’s goals on a regular basis.

Attendees included representatives from large industrial construction firms such as Cajun Industries, NOVA Group and Kwest Group, as well as major construction users such as GE Aviation, LG&E and KU Services LLC, Hospital Corporation of America, Valero and ISN Software Corporation.

Event sponsors included Cajun Industries, LLC, hth companies, inc., Kelchner, United Group Services, Gaylor, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, Sunbelt Rentals, Taft, Repcon and Tradesmen International.