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Wednesday, August 2
4:00 - 6:00pm
6:00 - 7:00pm
7:00 - 8:00pm
8:00 - 9:00pm
Registration Check-in
Welcome Opening Reception
Scavenger Hunt/Bar Hopping
- Heavy Hors d'Oeuvers, DJ & Photobooth

Thursday, August 3
8:00 - 10:30am
8:15 - 9:15am
9:00 - 9:30am
9:15 - 10:30am


11:30 - 12:00pm

Opening Keynote Breakfast
Anirban Basu, ABC's Chief Economist
Political Speaker - Catherine Templeton
ABC Strategic Plan
 - Brian Gallegher
ABC Kirby Award & ABC Brokke Award

15th Annual Bobblehead Golf Outing
Patriot Points
1 Patriots Point Road, Mt Pleasant, SC 28464

Inshore Sea Fishing Tournament (further details below)
PAC Reception - Congressman Mark Sanford
The Night is Yours!

Inshore Fishing Tournament
Registration Check-in

Type of Fish: Red, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and Sharks
Type of Boats: Bay Boats and Flats Boat
Location: Carpool from the hotel to Shem Creek Park on Shrimp Boat lane - Turn right at the stop light off of Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant 29464. The Park in on the right-hand side. Park in unmarked parking place so you don’t get towed. click here to view a map
No coolers: Beer, Sodas & Water and Lunch provided.
All Licensing is taken care of.

Important:  We recommend that you carpool from hotel, as parking is limited.

Friday, August 4
8:30 - 10:00am

10:00 - 11:00am

11:00 - 12:00pm

12:00 - 3:00pm

3:00 - 5:00pm

Breakfast & Business Sessions
Workforce Development Panel w/ NCCER
Securing our Future Workforce
 - Facilitated by Brian Gallagher
Business Session 1 - CLA
 - Craig Adams
Business Session 2 - AIA
 - Frank Elmore
Business Session 1 - Cyber Security
 - Rebecca Rushton
Business Session 2 - Disruption & Delay
 - Steve Smith
Meet the Generals Exhibitors Booths
BtoB GC Meet & Greet w/ Heavy Hors d'Oeuvers
Closing Cocktail Reception

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston - Historic District overlooks the Charleston City Market in the very heart of the city. All guest rooms and suites are furnished with 37-inch flat-screen televisions, and suites offer wet bars and mini-refrigerators. All guests enjoy complimentary WiFi and access to the on-site fitness center.

Start the day at the Lighthouse Café and unwind with evening cocktails in the Lobby Lounge. Award-winning restaurants, including Hank’s Seafood Restaurant and Peninsula Grill, are mere seconds away.

Reserve your room by clicking here.

Resort Address:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Charleston - Historic District
181 Church Street
Charleston, SC 29401

Attendee Rate:
$214 per night
Local Attractions At A Glance:
  • City Market
  • USS Yorktown
  • Charleston Museum
  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Fort Sumter
  • Renowned festivals
Check out all of the attractions and fun things to do in Charleston while you are on your trip, from strolling through the Historic District to taking a romantic carriage ride through the city. Visit the nearby Charleston museum to take in some Southern history, or visit the renowned South Carolina Aquarium. Take a venture outside of the city, and visit nearby historic plantations. Discover one of America’s oldest public markets at the Charleston City Market, a four-block long attraction that is home to more than 350 vendors. Open daily, the Charleston City Market is the ideal place to purchase unique Charleston souvenirs, such as handcrafted sweetgrass baskets. Have dinner at Hank’s Seafood Restaurant, voted the Best Seafood Restaurant in Charleston for 15 years running.

Charleston Tea Plantation – (843)559-0383
6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, SC 
Individual and Group Tours

Chow Down Food Tour
Upper King Street “off the Map” Tour
2.5 Hours – 1.1 Mile Easy Walk
Thursday  11:00am

Charleston Outdoor Adventure - (843) 795-0330
1871 Bowens Island Rd. Charleston, SC 29412
Kayak Tours or Rentals
Paddle Boat Tours or Rental
Dolphin Eco Tour Charter
Thursday, August 3rd
  8:15AM -   9:15AM
  9:15AM -   9:30AM
  9:30AM - 10:30AM
Anirban Basu, ABC's Chief Economist
Political Speaker - Catherine Templeton
ABC Strategic Plan - Brian Gallagher
During the last year, ABC Carolinas’ staff, Board and
members have been working on a new Strategic Plan to guide the organization.
ABC Carolinas’ 2017 Chairman, Brian Gallagher, will provide an overview
of the highlights of the new Strategic Plan.

Friday August 4th
  8:30AM - 10:00AM

10:00AM - 11:00AM

10:00AM - 11:00AM

11:00PM - 12:00PM  

11:00PM - 12:00PM

Workforce Development Panel w/ NCCER
The construction industry is suffering a shortage of skilled workers. Attracting, developing and retaining employees is a critical need for all contractors. Panel will provide insight and perspectives on approaches and strategies that will have a meaningful impact on your business.

Bill Caldwell, Waldrop Mechanical
Ryan Wathen, Rodgers Builders
Greg Sizemore, ABC National
Steve Greene, NCCER

Brian Gallagher, O’Neal, Inc.

Session 1 - CLA  - Craig Adams
With a new administration if office, new rules and regulations are impacting the construction industry. This session will cover the top ten tax techniques for the Trump terrain.

Session 2 - AIA  - Frank Elmore
Impact of the 2017 Revisions to the AIA Contract Documents 

Session 1 - Cyber Security  - Rebecca Rushton 
Updates to cybersecurity requirements in public and private contracts. The effect of cybersecurity obligations on common contract clauses and best practices moving forward for the construction industry.

Session 2 - Disruption & Delay - Steve Smith 
Disruption claims:  building a puzzle. This seminar will discuss the theory of disruption claims and how they are different from delay claims.  We will also review obstacles to recovery, project documentation, quantification, and proving such claims."
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& Gorrie
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Cely Construction
Company, Inc
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W.M. Jordan
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McCrory Construction
Thomas Construction
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