Calvin E. Beyer is vice president of large account sales and development in the construction solutions practice at Murray Securus in Lancaster, PA. Cal has 25 years of experience in the insurance industry in various capacities, including insurance/risk management gap analysis and strategic and operational risk management best practices in the construction industry.
Cal is a former member of the Construction Financial Management Association’s executive committee and served as national secretary for 2009-2010. He codeveloped CFMA’s emergency management planning specialized knowledge and applications course. He speaks regularly at CFMA’s annual conference and exhibition, frequently presents at CFMA regional conferences and is an established author for CFMA Building Profits.
Safety performance can either make or break a project and help or hinder one’s future career prospects. It can both positively or negatively reflect on a company’s reputation and affect its financial health. Front-line supervisors hold the key to unlocking your company’s potential for high safety performance. Supervisors are responsible for directing the allocation of […]
On Sept. 3, 2015, a press release was issued by the Carson J Spencer Foundation; RK, a construction company in Denver; and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. This press release was timed to coincide with Suicide Prevention Month in September and World Suicide Prevention Day on Sept. 10 . This press release announced […]
A contractor’s most important resource, and one of its leading costs, is its employees. By investing in employee, supervisory and leadership development programs, those in construction and facilities management (CFMs) can expect positive ROI and other measurable outcomes in both risk management and human capital. This strategy combines organizational development practices to leverage human capital […]
Although the long-term forecast for the construction industry is robust, it is experiencing malaise as it recovers from the recession. Week after week, positive reports from the government are offset by negative industry news reports, only to be followed by yet another optimistic outlook. So goes the rollercoaster recovery. The continuing uncertainty of the economic recovery makes strategic risk […]
Workers’ compensation should be a win-win proposition for employers and employees, but many contractors describe it as an insurance and risk-management pain point. Workers’ compensation premium is a major part of contractors’ total insurance costs, and the indirect costs associated with claims are a significant multiplier. Additionally, recent formula changes have caused some companies to receive a […]
If there is a silver lining in the protracted downturn and delayed recovery in the construction economy, it is that “fatal construction injuries are down nearly 42% since 2006,” according to the BLS National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2011. That same report observed that “fatal work injuries in the private construction sector declined […]
For the past several years, up to three of the top five concerns expressed by respondents to CFMA's Construction Industry Annual Financial Survey have been insurance-related. And, contractors continue to seek how to leverage their investment in safety and risk management. The traditional view of safety has been as a line item expense calculated within […]
Data-driven analysis is a critical decision-making tool for Construction Financial Managers and other industry leaders. Decision-making is arguably the most important responsibility of company leadership. Companies that make better decisions make fewer mistakes, and achieve a distinct competitive advantage in the marketplace. The underlying purpose of benchmarking is to continually improve the quality of organizational […]
The construction industry's reputation has been tarnished by poor quality performance. Construction defects decrease the satisfaction of property owners and erode the confidence of the financiers, buyers, and end users of construction projects. Total construction costs are increased by lost productivity, and higher rework and insurance costs. Defective construction undermines the reputations of affected contractors […]