Perspectives

2014 Engineering and Construction Conference

Bridging innovation in the industry

The inaugural Engineering and Construction Industry Conference took place May 14-16, 2014, in New Orleans, LA. This exclusive, three-day event brought together industry luminaries and subject matter specialists from around the world to discuss trends, hot topics, and innovative ideas shaping the future of the engineering and construction sector.

Key session topics included public private partnerships, data analytics, cyber security, disruptive technologies, mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance imperatives, and more. To learn more, download the general and breakout session presentations as well as related thought leadership and industry insights.

Thoughtware:

Tax alerts:

  • Deloitte Incentives AssistantTM: Delivering credits and incentives value to our clients
  • Credits & incentives update: New York's veteran hiring credit
  • New York state 2014-15 budget outlines tax reform proposals
  • Stay ahead: Credits and incentives
  • California: AB 93 eliminates Current Enterprise Zone Program and creates new economic development incentives and a partial sales tax exemption for manufacturers
  • Technology for Work Opportunity Tax Credit ("T4WOTC™") services: Leveraging technology to help pursue value for clients



Presentations:

Breakout session

  • Building a business centric cyber security program
  • Captive insurance
  • Corporate finance considerations: The deal market, valuation and more
  • Developing the next generation of EC finance leaders
  • Employer tax issues for a mobile global workforce
  • Federal tax updates for EC firms
  • Measure twice, cut once: Strategies to manage E&C cost pressures
  • New FASB standards and accounting hot topics
  • Regulatory compliance imperatives for EC firms
  • Site seeing: Location selection trends and strategies
  • State and local tax issues for engineers, architects and contractors
  • Disruptive technologies and their impact on E&C
  • Using data analytics for a competitive advantage

General Session

  • 2014 economic and tax update
  • Beyond borders: Opportunities and challenges in new markets
  • Harnessing the power of public-private partnerships
  • M&A trends and drivers
  • Triumph over tragedy: New Orleans rebuilds after Katrina
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