State of the Union...Construction Industry 2008


Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W. [map]
Washington, DC 20001

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This prestigious semiannual event brings together some of the construction industry's most visionary leaders with the common goal of expanding businesses by using the safest and most productive workforce available.

Agenda Includes

OSHA Update
Noah Connell, OSHA Directorate of Construction

Credit Crisis Impact on Multi-Employer Pension Plans
Randy DeFrehn, Executive Director, NCCMP

The True Cost of Accidents
William C. Margaretta, President, NJ State Safety Council

Government Affairs Update
Rod Bennett, Laborers' International Union of North America
John McNerney, Mechanical Contractors Association of America

"Can We TAUC Back?"
Al Black, Construction & Turnaround Services
Gary Bohn, Kiewit Industrial Co.
Nicholas Theisen, LG Constructors

Building and Construction Trades Department Update
Mark Ayers, President, BCTD






Registration Includes:
Attendance to the meeting, breakfast and lunch.

Who Should Attend:
All TAUC members, invited guests and news media.

News media should please contact Lisa Tanger at 703.524.3336 x124 in advance.

Meeting Attire:
Business Attire

Is Media Allowed?
Yes

General Hotel Information:
* Please contact Ms. Gwen Jackson immediately at 703.524.3336 x111 if you need to reserve a room. She can ensure you are given the $229 group room rate. *

Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
Phone: 202-628-2100
Fax: 202-879-7918
Web site: http://www.washingtoncourthotel.com/


Travel Information:
Ronald Reagan National Airport
703-417-8000
http://metwashairports.com/national

To reach the hotel from Reagan National Airport you may take a cab or the Washington Metro. The hotel may be reached by taking the Yellow Metro line then change at Metro Center station onto the Red Metro line in the direction of Union Station. From the Red Metro line exit at Union Station Metro stop. The hotel is a short walk from the Metro station. The cab ride is approximately $30.00.

Washington Dulles Airport
(703) 572-2700
metwashairports.com/dulles

To reach the hotel from Dulles Airport you may take a cab or rent a car. The cab ride is approximately $60.00.

Baltimore / Washington International Airport
1-800-435-9294
bwiairport.com

Those members who are flying in for meetings in the Washington, D.C. area may want to consider flying into Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). Fares are sometimes significantly lower depending on the airline and where you depart from. From BWI, you can take a train to Union Station in Washington, D.C., and the hotel is a short walk from the Metro station. The train trip is approximately 25 minutes long. You may also rent a car, take a cab, or shuttle bus. A cab ride from BWI is approximately $70.00. Shuttle bus service prices vary.

TRAIN: Union Station Washington DC

Union Station is located at 50 Massachusetts Avenue, NE.
Located on Metro's Red Line.

Union Station, the site of Metro, Amtrak and MARC stations provides easy and affordable transit to area airports and other cities, and makes arrival, departure and sight-seeing virtually hassle-free.

Union Station Website: http://www.unionstationdc.com/directions.asp?gid=11



For more information please contact:
Ms. Gwen Jackson
Meetings & Events Manager
The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC)
Phone: (703) 524-3336 x111
Fax: (703) 524-3364
E-mail: gjackson@tauc.org