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IEC offers a Webinar Series focused on topics directly related to your electrical contracting business. As part of the IEC Training Advantage, these webinars are complimentary to all IEC members.   


Upcoming Webinars 

Getting a Fair Contract and How ConsensusDocs Standard Construction Contracts Can Help

July 9, 2019
2:00 p.m. EST

Studies demonstrate that fair, best practice contracts, achieve superior construction project results versus the one-sided, outdated, and siloed clauses that lead to claims and litigation. What are the most important clauses that you should prioritize in negotiations to set a foundation for success, and which clauses to avoid? Learn how you can leverage the advantages in ConsensusDocs; how they are different than the American Institute of Architects (AIA); and how fair contracts improve your bottom-line: 

• Learn how utilizing proper risk allocation boosts party relationships, profits, and avoids claims and delays. 

• Learn the differences and advantage between ConsensusDocs and the AIA A201. 

• Gain insight on subcontract negotiation strategies including conditioning your bid on fair contract terms

Presenter: Brian Perlberg, Esq.Executive Director & Senior Counsel, ConsensusDocs

Brian Perlberg serves as the Executive Director & Senior Counsel for ConsensusDocs, a coalition of 40 leading construction organizations. Mr. Perlberg sits on the ABA Forum on the Construction Law Steering Committee and the Arbitration Association of America (AAA). He has been recognized as a top legal voice by ENR, and featured in Who’s Who Legal, Construction. He regularly speaks at national conferences including ABA, AGC, CFMAA, CMAA, COAA, DBIA, and Construction Superconference, and Healthcare Design.



Planning the Cabling Infrastructure for PoE and Low-Voltage Lighting  

August 13, 2019
2:00 p.m. EST

IP convergence is here and it’s changing the way the cabling infrastructure is being designed and installed. Previously many disparate applications (i.e. security, access control, HVAC, lighting and telecommunications) resided on segmented and dedicated networks.  Today’s converged network utilizes Ethernet to create an intelligent building incorporating both data and power over a common cabling infrastructure. This presentation will include the latest information on cabling standards, effects of PoE on the cable and connectivity and different layout considerations to include the following topics:

• Understanding power (PoE) and bandwidth challenges

• Update on resources (such as standards and codes)

• How the selection of proper cabling types-- copper and fiber – can affect delivery of efficient data and power to the device. 

• Different layouts of lighting systems – centralized and de-centralized  

Presenter: Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, ESS, Principle, CEO Communications 

Carol Everett Oliver, RCDD, ESS, is the principle for CEO Communications, the consulting firm in the ICT (Information Communications Technology) industry providing technical support for various companies in the low-voltage industry.  She provides industry presentations, publishes technical articles and case studies on emerging market trends, focusing on Intelligent Buildings and data centers.  She is also a member of the BICSI Board of Directors and the chair for the BICSI Intelligent Building standards’ committee. With over 20 years of technical expertise in data and voice communications, she has held positions with Siemon, Legrand and Berk-Tek.  However with IP convergence allowing previous disparate applications (such as security, AV, lighting and HVAC) as well as PoE (Power over Ethernet) to become attached to the data network, she focuses on the value of cross-training and co-education of many markets and trades. 

She holds her bachelor’s degree in marketing from San Jose State University (California) and currently resides in Cape Coral, Florida.

Earn CAE Credits

As a CAE Approved Provider, The Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) is an organization that has formally registered with the CAE program and committed to providing education that meets the CAE Commission’s standards for helping individuals earn or maintain the Certified Association Executive credential. CAE Approved Providers have received guidance on such standards and pledged to properly represent course eligibility for CAE credit. IEC is an approved provider and IEC's webinar series fulfills the professional development requirements to earn or maintain the CAE credential. Attendees will receive 1 CAE per webinar. It will be the responsibility of the attendee to document the contents of this webinar to submit to ASAE.