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Full Agenda - Disaster Summit

Time Until the Next Summit

Full Event Schedule

8am – 9am

Registration Opens. Breakfast Served. Exhibitor Hall Opens

9am – 9:15am

Moderator: Orientation and Introduction of Event’s Speakers

9:15am – 9:45am

What You Can You to Get An Advantage Over Your Competitors

Presenter:

Dave Carlson, Co-Founder/President

Company:

MetLoop Precision Weather Technologies

Summary:

Utilizing weather technology to maintain and maximize business.

  • Where are you focused when severe weather is approaching.
  • Protecting your customer base.
  • Use weather technology as a significant marketing advantage.

9:45am – 10:45am

The Difference Between Commercial-
Industrial Losses and Small Losses

Presenter:

Jim Thompson, Ryan Peacock

Company:

Jim Thompson Company, LLC. & RPI, LLC

Summary:

Setting up your companies systems to perform on large loss projects.

  • What is a large loss – What is large to one restoration contractor is not to another.
  • Do you really want to jump into the large loss end of the pool?
  • Who are the real clients on large losses and who do they listen to?
  • Marketing large commercial losses. How to position your company to be a player.

10:45am – 11am

(10 MIN) BREAK – EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN

11am – 11:30am

Structure Performance during a Disaster

Presenter:

Anurag Jain, Senior Principal

Company:

Thornton Tomasetti, Inc.

Summary:

Understanding how buildings respond to environmental and man-made loads.

  • Interaction of buildings with extreme winds, earthquakes, flooding and other hazards.
  • Looking beyond the obvious to properly investigate damage from an event.
  • Interface between repairs and building code / local regulations.
  • How to interpret the engineers reports and challenge the findings when inaccurate.

11:30am – 12pm

Industrial Hygiene Post Catastrophe: The mission critical importance of a Qualified CIH Firm

Presenter:

Robert Storment CIH, CHMM

Company:

SRP Environmental, LLC.

Summary:

The liability associated with what you can’t see.  What a qualified CIH firm with large loss experience brings

  • Moisture mapping, thermal imaging, asbestos, lead and other hazardous material testing.
  • Looking beyond the obvious to properly investigate water-fire-smoke-soot damage from an event.
  • Interface between restoration contractor, public adjuster, insurance adjuster and clients.
  • Protocol Development, Project Management for pre, monitoring and post loss assessments.

12pm – 1pm

LUNCH – EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN – Understanding and Using Advanced Aerial Technology in Disaster Response

Presenter:

Barry Morris Co-Founder/CEO

Company:

Drone University USA

Summary:

Learn what it takes to get FAA certified and leap ahead of the competition

  • How can a drone benefit your operations and increase your bottom-line.
  • How to take the proper steps to insure safety, insurance and compliance in all air space.

1pm – 1:30pm

Roofing and Waterproofing Forensics Panel of Speakers

Presenter:

Steve Thomas – Tom Irmiter

Summary:

Finding and hiring the right consultants to insure a properly documented impact analysis.

  • Credibility is absolutely critical on each and every claim.
  • Testing processes and material testing labs available in the industry.
  • Hiring the right people to handle your project when the storm is over.
  • Challenging the reports of other engineers and when appraisal is not an option.

1:30pm – 2:00pm

When to Hire a Public Adjuster, Demand Appraisal and or Go Legal – Ask the Experts

Presenter:

Michael Childress, Law Partner – Jeffrey Major, President – Wade Tutt, President

Company:

Childress Lawyers – Skyline Adjusters – Paramount Adjusters (Panel Discussion Q&A)

Summary:

Understanding the insurance landscape and future insurance trends.

  • Insurance industry response to limiting hail and storm claims.
  • Typical coverage’s and exclusions relative to fire, water, hail, wind and other peril losses.
  • Proper steps in becoming an independent insurance adjuster or public insurance adjuster.
  • How the MRP are impacting the restoration industry, the good the bad and the ugly.
  • Assignment of Benefits – Power of Attorney – Lien and Collection Procedures.

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Xactimate Estimating Techniques that can Drastically Impact Your Bottom Line

Presenter:

Wade Baughn

Company:

American Home Specialist – GAF Consultant – Proscope Consulting

Summary:

Looking beyond the repair to identify what you have been missing on your scopes every day.

  • When replacement is necessary and a repair will not do.
  • The art of line item estimating, supplementing to time and material pricing.
  • How codes, manufacturer specification and material testing is your friend.

2:30pm – 2:45pm

(15 MIN) BREAK – EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN

2:45 – 3:15pm

Catastrophe Managed Repair – Are You Up to the Challenge

Presenter:

LC Nussbeck

Company:

MadSky, Inc.

Summary:

Participating in a Managed Repair Program focused on catastrophes.

  • Difference in daily and catastrophe Managed Repair.
  • Damage assessment skills.
  • Customer experience is #1.
  • Quality installations and maximizing profit.
  • How managed repair is changing the future landscape.

3:15pm – 3:45pm

Storm Nation Education Platform – Building Your Future Empire

Presenter:

Doug Uneberg

Company:

Storm Nation – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Summary:

Finding and hiring the right people that match your core values.

  • Hiring and training a winning sales team to insure maximum results.
  • Aligning your company with the right organizations for your business development.
  • Hiring the right people to handle your warranty work when the storm is over.
  • Training your sales team to handle the sale, build and collect model.

3:45pm – 4:15pm

What keeps you up at night – Ask the Experts

Presenter:

All Speakers Panel Discussion

Ask the Experts – Moderated by Michael Childress with CLP Lawyers

Summary:

This is your opportunity to ask the questions you always wanted.

  • Typical coverage’s and exclusions relative to fire, water, hail, wind and other peril losses.
  • Proper steps in becoming an independent insurance adjuster or public insurance adjuster.
  • How the MRP are impacting the restoration industry, the good the bad and the ugly.
  • Assignment of Benefits – Power of Attorney – Lien and Collection Procedures.

4:15pm – 4:30pm

CLOSING REMARKS

4:30pm – 6pm

EXHIBITOR HALL OPEN DURING THE NETWORKING HOUR

Sponsors and Exhibitors will be at their tables all day – drop in and talk with them to learn about how they can supply, support and help you grow your business with the proper tools!