Learn About Prevailing Wage and network with Construction Industry Professionals

With recent regulatory changes impacting our industry, like updates to the Davis-Bacon regulations and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), many of us are trying to gain a better understanding of how these updates could potentially impact projects. How will the Davis-Bacon updates affect federally funded construction work? What are the prevailing wage requirements under IRA-covered projects?

Join us for day-and-a-half of in-person training to get answers to questions like these from industry experts. Sessions will cover hot topics, like the final updates to the Davis-Bacon Act, prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements for IRA, and an overview of Ohio state prevailing wage requirements.

In addition to educational sessions, attendees are also invited to a networking break where they can meet other contractors, agency representatives, and other industry professionals.

Date: March 5 – 6, 2024
Price:

  • Early Bird: $299 | Early Bird pricing is available until February 2, 2024
  • General Admission: $349

Location: Aloft Cleveland Downtown | 1111 W 10th St, Cleveland, OH 44113

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What’s Included:

  • Access to all sessions on both days
  • Access to a networking event with refreshments
  • Applicable meals
  • Coffee/tea

*Note: Hotel accommodations are not included with the registration price. To book your overnight hotel stay, please visit the hotel’s website to make a reservation.

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Speakers

Aliecia Taormina

Aliecia Taormina, CCEP, CCA

Aliecia Taormina has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. Her previous roles include Payroll Manager, Business Manager, Compliance Officer, and Senior Compliance Manager for the corporate office of a Fortune 300 Prime Contractor. Aliecia is currently the Director of Client Education and Compliance for LCPtracker. Aliecia has extensive expertise in the various nuances of prevailing wage and Davis-Bacon compliance. She holds a Certified Compliance & Ethics Professional certification with the SCCE and a Contract Compliance Administrator certification from the ACCA.


Michael Curry

Michael Curry is the Assistant Director of the City of Cleveland’s Office of Equal Opportunity. In 16 years with OEO, Michael has worked in all facets of contractor and workforce compliance, with a heavy focus on practical analytics and measurable results. The City of Cleveland has a strong focus on community benefits in its economic development activities, and strives to spread economic growth to all elements of its diverse community.


Travis Okel

Travis Okel serves as Gilbane’s Midwest Chief Purchasing Agent and dedicates his focus to increasing local and diverse participation across all of Gilbane’s projects. He has over 20 years of construction experience, with 17 of those years at Gilbane. Travis has held a number of different positions in the company, moving from project engineer to project manager and settling into preconstruction. As Chief Purchasing Agent, Travis leads the procurement process by working collaboratively with the field team to align scopes of work with bid specifications and leading the trade contractor RFQ/RFP process.


Erin Fairbanks

Erin Fairbanks serves as a Compliance Manager at McCarthy Building Companies, bringing over 15 years of experience in project management and business development to her role. Erin has previously worked for a Fortune 300 Prime Contractor where she oversaw the training and development of business managers across the Southern Central US.


Laura Cataldo

Laura Cataldo is a Director with Baker Tilly and leads the firm’s Construction Advisory work to evaluate business practices and assist with management challenges. Having worked in the real estate and construction industry for almost 25 years, Laura offers a depth of experience working with management teams to improve profitability and succeed in the changing marketplace. In addition, Laura specializes in helping clients navigate the complexities of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) and the prevailing wage and apprenticeship requirements of the Act. She helps clients maximize potential tax credits for clean energy projects.

Agenda

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

7:00 – 8:45 am Registration Check-In
8:45 – 9:00 am Welcome from TBD
9:00 – 10:00 am Prevailing Wage Overview Presented by Michael Curry, City of Cleveland
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am Building Communities: Workforce is More Than Man Hours and Money Presented by Travis Okel, Gilbane Building Company
11:15 – 12:15 am Certified Payroll: A Digital Transformation Presented by Aurora Escott, LCPtracker
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch
1:15 – 2:15 pm Prevailing Wage from A Contractors POV Presented by Erin Fairbanks, McCarthy Building Companies
2:15 – 3:15 pm From the Eyes of the Auditor: Navigating Ohio’s Prevailing Wage Laws to Avoid Penalties Presented by Melanie Bradford, Labor Compliance Pros
3:15 – 4:00 pm Networking Break with Refreshments
4:00 – 5:00 pm Preparing for an Investigation Presented by Yolanda DeMello, LCPtracker

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 am Inflation Reduction Act NPRM Presented by Laura Cataldo, Baker Tilly
9:00 – 10:00 am Davis-Bacon Fundamentals Part 1 Presented by Aliecia Taormina, LCPtracker
10:00 – 10:15 am Break
10:15 – 11:15 am Davis-Bacon Fundamentals Part 2 Presented by Aliecia Taormina, LCPtracker
11:15 – 12:15 pm Davis-Bacon Final Rules Updates Presented by Aliecia Taormina, LCPtracker

* Schedule may be subject to change


Melanie Bradford

Melanie Bradford, LLC

Melanie Bradford is the President of Labor Compliance Pros has early experience in residential construction from the 1990s to the early 2000s. In the beginning of 2015 she became involved in all aspects of commercial construction with a focus on Labor Compliance. Honesty and ‘out of the box’ thinking allows Mrs. Bradford to exceed industry requirements when it comes to construction project compliance. She prides herself in supporting clients and communicating clear standards to monitor and enforce percentages, ratios, and participation goals are met when it comes to Skilled and Trained Workforce, Journeyman to Apprentices, and Outreach Efforts to employ MWBE/VOB, and Low Income Residents.

Yolanda DeMello

Yolanda DeMello

Yolanda brings over a decade of experience in the Construction Industry, working as a Project Accountant and Labor Compliance Officer before joining LCPtracker. With certification as a Fraud Examiner, she has been involved in numerous civil wage penalty assessment audits in California. Yolanda thrives on collaborating with clients, delivering top-notch service, and ensuring customer satisfaction at all times.


Aurora Escott

Aurora Escott

Aurora has over 5 years in the construction industry, and is currently a Client Training and Content Specialist at LCPtracker.​ Aurora has also held roles as a Labor Compliance/Hurman Resource Specialist and Payroll Specialist. She has experience with California DIR Requirements and other areas of California compliance and reporting.​ She enjoys learning about her clients and collaborating to problem-solve their concerns at hand.


More Speakers to be announced soon

Why attend

Davis-Bacon fundamentals

Learn about federal Davis-Bacon fundamentals

LCPtracker Software Overview

Receive an LCPtracker software overview

Requirements for Public Works Projects

Better understand Ohio requirements for public works projects

Compliance Experts

Hear first-hand from compliance experts

Industry Professionals

Get your compliance questions answered by industry professionals

Industry Peers

Network with construction industry peers

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