|Ms. Reinstein discussing Asbestos Exposure|
The first presenter of the day was the keynote speaker Ms. Linda Reinstein, of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) and the Global Ban Asbestos Network (GBAN), discussing "Mitigating Asbestos Exposure in the 21st Century." It was a rousing presentation and very inspirational. In addition, Ms. Reinstein announced the launch of her new kNOwAsbestos website. A one-stop resource guide for you to learn about asbestos and what to do about it. Our next speaker was Mr. Michael Misenhimer, of the Northeastern Subcontractors Association (NESCA). His presentation was on "The Fight to Get Paid - Practical Strategies for Subcontractors" and included a valuable 11 point hand-out that he was kind of enough to allow us to add to our dropbox folder (under conference presentations) on Future Environment Designs website's resource page. Mr. Misenhimer's presentation was on the 11 point hand-out that recommended that subcontractors investigate the General Contractor (i.e., credit evaluation); condition your bid on your payment terms, establish entitlement to prompt payment; clarify retainage provisions; use your payment bond rights and other important information on making sure you get paid-in-full. His hand-out included example letters to use for each of the 11 points. The end of his presentation brought us to the first break and time in the Vendor/Exhibit Hall.
|Mr. Michael Misenhimer & his 11 Point Hand-out|
|Ms. Sheryl Esposito at the FEDTC Booth in Vendor/Exhibit Hall|
|Adam Andrews Discussing ACAC's Council-certified Indoor Environmental Supervisor|
|Vendor's Reception in the Exhibit Hall|