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Real Talk Panel Series - Contracting Fundamentals
Real Talk Panel Series - Contracting Fundamentals

jue, 22 feb


The Mexicantown Bakery Loft

Real Talk Panel Series - Contracting Fundamentals

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Time & Location

22 feb 2024, 18:00 – 20:30

The Mexicantown Bakery Loft, 4304 Vernor Hwy, Detroit, MI 48209, USA

About the Event

Attention Contractors,

Get ready for an extraordinary continuation of the DFO313 Real Talk series 2024! Following the resounding success of our last event with almost 100 attendees, we're thrilled to announce the upcoming discussion:

"Real Talk Series - General Contracting Fundamentals.

Join us on Thursday, February 22nd, as we dive into the critical aspects of the general contracting world that are shaping Detroit's construction industry and the need for more Minority Contractors.

Why Attend?

At our previous Real Talk event, your passion and commitment to breaking barriers for Detroit contractors were instrumental in making it a triumph. Now, we're gearing up for an even more impactful discussion focusing on the on the general contracting landscape.

We are delighted to announce the presence of Alma Cruz, who is a Supplier Diversity Specialist for Barton Malow, Latina navigating the industry, and our esteemed guest moderator. During this event, Detroit contractors will share their growth journeys and address the challenges ahead. These challenges span from managing relationships, manpower, and industry-specific skill sets to contracting and mitigating risks. Innovative partnerships are essential, and the emphasis is on a collective effort to navigate and overcome these challenges.

The Current Landscape: Challenges and Opportunities

Discover why general contracting skills are becoming as rare as unicorns in the current construction scenario. The aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with supply chain disruptions and inflation, has created a perfect storm, impacting both the availability of skilled labor and the cost of materials. Detroit's contractors will share insights on how they navigate this challenging environment, striving to meet the escalating demand for development.

Key Topics:

  • Relationships: Building and maintaining strong partnerships in the construction industry.
  • Manpower: Addressing the scarcity of skilled labor in the current market.
  • Skill Sets: Navigating the evolving skill requirements for modern construction projects.
  • Estimating: Strategies for accurate project estimation in a volatile market.
  • Subcontracting: Maximizing the efficiency of subcontractor relationships.
  • Risks: Identifying and mitigating risks in construction projects.

Your presence and input will once again be crucial in shaping the future of our city's built environment. Together, let's unlock the secrets to success for Detroit Minority constractors.

Secure your spot now, and let's build Detroit's future together!

DFO313 is committed to aligning partnerships that will support and co-create tangible solutions for Detroit Contractors.

Dinner and light refreshments will be provided, so please register (limited capacity) to get additional details.




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