Construction markets are extremely localized in terms of building codes, standards, practices, relationships—and of course politics.
State and local governments have a huge impact on both the level of infrastructure investment and how that money is spent.
Invest an hour of your time and let government affairs expert Michael J. Frederick, The Frederick Group, show you how to have a voice in the process and manage an effective advocacy program. Four 15-minute sessions cover how to get involved, hiring and managing a lobbyist, and money and politics:
1. Overview: How to Get Involved
This session discusses why and how to get involved in state and local government affairs and presents the basics of effective advocacy and working with lawmakers.
2. Hiring a Lobbyist
This segment addresses how to identify, interview, and hire the right lobbyist. It addresses the pros and cons of big and large firms, multi vs. single constituency lobbyists, partisanship issues, and more.
3. Managing Your Lobbyist
Now that you’ve hired a lobbyist, what is the scope of services you require? What are the responsibilities and roles of the client and lobbyist? How do you establish goals and measure progress?
4. Money & Politics
This concluding session address political contributions—types of giving, political action committees, fundraisers, and expectations.
It’s free, but you’ll need a special code to access it. Contact email@example.com to obtain an access key.
Michael Frederick founded The Frederick Group in 2008. He worked in the cement and concrete industry for several years including serving as Director of Public Affairs for the Michigan Concrete Paving Association.
He has been recognized multiple times as one of the most effective lobbyists by the political trade publication MIRS.
MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub
The Concrete Sustainability Hub is a research center established at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in collaboration with the Portland Cement Association and the Ready Mixed Concrete Research and Education Foundation.
The four segments of this course cover the role of life-cycle cost assessment in determining the environmental impact of paving and buildings, plus and how life-cycle cost analysis can change how we invest in infrastructure. The 90-minute course is offered at no charge.
Cement and its Impact on Concrete Performance
PCA's latest elearning course allows you to master the art and science of concrete on your own time. The course covers critical issues such as how to achieve more durable concrete, and how to avoid jobsite problems that may result from improper mix designs.