Pre-Conference Focus Day


Subcontractor Management

10:00 am Benchmarking a GCs Approach to Subcontractor Prequalification to Reduce Risk On-site

  • Ron Adams VP Risk Management , Baker Roofing


• Outlining points to consider, including insurance, safety record and past job experience
• Offering an account of potential red flags and possible resolution
• Streamlining the process as to facilitate an effective and timely prequalification process

11:00 am Assessing Best Practice for the GC Subcontractor Accountability Process to Promote a Safety-First Culture

  • A.B Robinson President, Robinson Associates, (Formerly VP EHS, Fluor Corp, Skanska, LeChase)


• Establishing a comprehensive protocol for a substantially populated workforce
• Using a quantitative approach to identify & remedy problematic behavioural trends
• Troubleshooting and resolving areas of concern with subcontractors

12:00 pm Networking Lunch

1:00 pm Reducing Reoccurring Incidents by Creating a Concise & Impactful Corrective Action Plan


• Outlining the advantages of collaboration with subcontractors when forming corrective action plans
• Exploring the relationship between prequalification and corrective action plans
• Building trust and overcoming concerns with historically accident-prone subcontractors

2:00 pm Examining the Future Relationship of GCs & Subcontractors in an Era of Labor Shortages

  • Robb Foster Director, Safety & Quality, Jamerson Lewis Construction


• Identifying & responding to emerging trends which have the potential to be decisive in years to come
• Incorporating existing ‘tried and tested’ protocol to meet new construction demands
• Assessing the mid to long term transformative impact of the current labor market in years to come

3:00 pm Afternoon Refreshments

4:00 pm Panel: Determining Red Lines & Minimum Safety Requirements for Subcontractor Approval to Maintain the Integrity & Effectiveness of Existing Safety Protocol


• Ensuring a safety-first culture is maintained when suffering a labour shortage
• Disqualification protocol, what should be taken into account before a decision is made?
• Standardizing a company attitude surrounding disqualified firms, is there a way back in?

4:45 pm Forming a Collaborative Safety Culture with Subcontractors to Improve Training & Create Shared Safety Expectations On-site


• Investigating how GCs and subcontractors can work together to improve training
• Discussing which parties should be involved in an effective risk assessment
• Understanding the necessity of diffusing a cohesive interpretation of safety expectations

5:45 pm Chair’s Closing Remarks

5:50 pm End of Focus Day