Executives with well over 100 years of combined construction business experience will discuss the critical issue of integrating construction management software systems for operations and accounting in a webinar sponsored by Engineering News & Record magazine and B2W.

Heavy Construction Execs Talk Tips for Integrating Field Ops and Accounting

Tuesday, February 26 at 2:00 pm EST

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Richard King from Schlouch Incorporated, Chris Malafa from Griffith Company and Eric Sellman from Mortenson Construction will share insights on software platform strategies that drive collaboration and real-time data sharing across their construction estimating, operations and accounting/ERP systems. Doug Seyler, who managed operations and systems integration at Oldcastle Materials and Summit Materials and is currently senior business analyst with B2W Software, will moderate the webinar.

“Everyone is talking about software integration these days, but there are several models that contractors can choose to replace outdated processes, connect workflows, enhance reporting and improve how they are managing construction projects,” according to Seyler. “Our panelists have extensive financial, operations and IT experience, and will debate prevailing approaches, including the appropriate roles for accounting-focused platforms and field-centric platforms.”

Seyler, will lead the roundtable discussion on software approaches to link estimating, scheduling, field tracking and equipment maintenance and connect those workflows with accounting and ERP systems. Panelists will share examples of data-driven workflow efficiencies and how to avoid potential roadblocks associated with integrating software systems. They will also address the challenges of adopting new technology and achieving buy-in across a heavy civil construction enterprise.

Panelists:

Richard King, the treasurer and CFO at Schlouch Incorporated manages all aspects of accounting, finance, IT, insurance, human resources and administration for the company based in Blandon, Pennsylvania. King has more than 30 years of experience and has spoken extensively on accounting, equipment, project management, technology and HR topics at CFMA and software users’ conferences and trade association meetings.

Chris Malafa joined Griffith Company in 2007 after working for 10 years in public accounting. As IT director, he is involved in all aspects of the technology strategy for the southern California based general contractor and focuses heavily on process improvement, documentation and automation.

As vice president and general manager, Eric Sellman is responsible for all facets of business planning and strategy, business development, preconstruction and operations execution for the Civil Group at Mortenson Construction. The company is based in Minneapolis and is a top-20 ranked U.S. builder and developer.

Doug Seyler has more than 25 years of experience in the heavy construction and construction materials sectors through operations management, systems integration and business analysis roles with Oldcastle Materials and Summit Materials. He joined B2W Software in early 2017, where he contributes his industry expertise to the company’s product development process and assists B2W clients in the implementation and optimization of their software.

Greg Norris