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ADSC’s Annual Meeting will be held at the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort. Join us for a fantastic educational lineup, Board of Director elections, technical committee meetings focused on new and exciting industry developments, Product Presentations, the Final Night Awards Dinner, and an unbeatable networking experience!

Registration Now Open!

Registration Rates & Inclusions: (Early Bird rates good through 12/13/2019)

Member Registration                                        $895 (EB), $995 (Standard)
*Includes light breakfast and lunch Tuesday – Thursday, light breakfast Friday, Welcome Reception, Awards Reception & Dinner

Non-Member Registration                                $1,095 (EB), $1195 (Standard)
*Includes light breakfast and lunch Tuesday – Thursday, light breakfast Friday, Welcome Reception, Awards Reception & Dinner

Spouse/Companion Registration                     $325
*Includes Welcome Reception, Awards Reception & Dinner, and Women’s Association Bunko event

Child (12-17)                                                        $150
*Includes Welcome Reception, Awards Reception & Dinner

Child (0-11)                                                          Free
*Includes Welcome Reception, Awards Reception & Dinner


Golf Outing                                                          $275
*Includes Green fees, Cart, breakfast, shuttle transportation to and from course, golf goody bags. Club Rentals additional $75.

Bowling Activity                                                  $50
*Includes transportation to and from bowling alley, shoes, 2 hours of play, shared pitcher of beer

Women’s Association Beverages & Bunko      FREE!
*Complimentary event for all registered spouse/companions


Cancellations: Cancellations will be accepted through December 13, 2019. A $100 processing fee will apply to each cancellation. No refunds after December 13, 2019. Refund requests must be submitted via email to Emily Matthews –

PDF Schedule

Monday, January 27 8:00am- 2:00pm Golf Tournament  Starr Pass Golf Course    
  1:00pm- 5:00pm Registration Tucson Registration Desk    
  5:00pm- 6:30pm Welcome Reception Ania Terrace    
Tuesday, January 28 7:00am-10:00am Registration Tucson Registration Desk    
  7:00am-8:00am Breakfast Tucson F    
  7:30am-8:00am Board of Directors (Closed) Tucson A-D    
  8:00am-11:00am General Membership Meeting Tucson G-J    
  11:00am-12:00pm Lunch Tucson F    
  12:00pm- 1:00pm Safety Committee (Working Platform Working Group) Tucson A-D    
  1:00pm-2:00pm Education Session: Substance Abuse and How it Impacts an ADSC Member Tucson G-J    
  2:00pm-2:30pm Break Center Foyer    
  2:30pm-3:30pm Associates Committee Tucson A-D    
  3:00pm-5:00pm Women’s Association Beverages & Bunko Tucson J    
Wednesday, January 29 7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Tucson F    
  8:00am-9:30am Chapter Presidents Council Tucson G-J    
  9:30am-10:00am Break Center Foyer    
  10:00am-11:30am Anchored Earth Retention Committee Tucson G-J    
  11:30am-1:00pm Product Presentations Lunch Tucson F    
  1:00pm-2:00pm Education Session: Captive Insurance Tucson Salon E    
  2:00pm-3:00pm Owners Roundtable Tucson Salon F    
  3:15pm-6:30pm Activity – Bowling Starr Circle Departure    
Thursday, January 30 7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Tucson F    
  8:00am-9:00am Governance Committee Tucson G-J    
  9:00am-9:30am Break Center Foyer    
  9:30am-11:00am Education Session: Working Platform Update Tucson Salon E    
  11:00am-12:00pm Lunch Tucson Salon F    
  12:00pm-2:00pm Education Workshop: Advancing the Industry through Research Tucson Salon E    
  2:00pm-2:30pm Break Center Foyer    
  2:30pm-4:00pm Micropile Committee Tucson Salon G-J    
  6:00pm-7:00pm Final Night Reception Ania Terrace    
  7:00pm-10:00pm Final Night Awards Dinner Tucson E-F    
Friday, January 31 7:30am-8:30am Breakfast Tucson F    
  8:00am-9:30am Drilled Shaft Committee Tucson Salon E    
  9:30am-10:30am IASC Tucson G-I    
  10:30am-11:30am IAF Trustees (Closed) Tucson J    
  10:30am-11:30am Board of Directors (Closed) Tucson Salon E    


TUESDAY, JANUARY 28 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

This education session will explore some of the legal applications and recommendations for an ADSC
member to address pre-employment screening, post-accident screening, and possible termination for
an employee abusing alcohol, prescriptions drugs including legalized marijuana, and illegal drugs. It will also discuss opioid addiction, costs related to accident and incidents, workers compensation and liability insurance rates, help define “safety sensitive” job descriptions, and offer suggested language to update your substance abuse policy. There will be a significant discussion of the impact of rapidly changing state marijuana laws on your company’s business and its ability to properly manage its employees.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29 | 1:00pm-2:00pm

The goal of this educational session will be to educate and explore ways to collectively buy insurance while increasing coverage, cutting cost, improving safety and taking more control of claims handling. We will present some insightful concepts and plan a short Q&A session to learn more and draw a box around potential solutions. This will be facilitated by Rod Dettbarn, a 17-year insurance broker and risk management advisor with Cottingham & Butler. Rod shares his experience and knowledge to develop and improve multiple facets of insurance to include coverage, safety, claims, risk transfer and contractual liability.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 | 9:30am-11:00am

Momentum has increased in recent months as the deep foundations industry has reached general consensus on the framework of a working platform guidance document.  Most of the procedures can be started immediately by any size contractor and will be critical to implement as they become standard.  This session will break out the most basic parts of the policy and will describe how contractors can start incorporating the procedures into their standard operations immediately.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30 | 2:00pm-4:00pm

Come join your industry colleagues for a workshop intended to help chart the course for advancing
the industry and fueling growth. The workshop will be devoted to identifying important industry issues, problems, and conditions that need to be addressed, developing strategic action plans for addressing the respective issues, and prioritizing those plans with respect to industry benefit. The end goal for the workshop is to have a charted course for future industry research. The workshop will be facilitated by Mike Moore, and will include brief presentations from panelists representing private practice, government, and academic research. All aspects of the industry will be considered including market issues, technical challenges with construction, challenging ground conditions, and design and construction policy. Come prepared to share your challenges and brainstorm about ways to address challenges and advance the industry.


Our fourth Owners Roundtable is an interactive and engaging forum allowing owners the opportunity to share with each other concerns and ideas that affect us all. Your thoughts and concerns for your business are important for all of our businesses.
– Succession Planning
– As an association, why can’t we stand united on contractual issues?
– Labor Challenges
– Certification of Operators
Facilitated by Rick Kalson, ESQ., Benesch Attorneys at Law, and Bo Walker, Texas Shafts, this session will include open dialog from principals of construction companies whose opinions help assure that everything is considered when important decisions are made within the association.


Golf Outing
Founded 120 years ago when Richard Starr blazed a trail through the Tucson Mountains, Starr Pass is home to the resort, golf school and  three nine-hole golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer. The Starr Pass Golf Club site was personally selected by PGA Tour Commissioner Dean Beaman. When he saw the site for the first time, he was instantly inspired by the natural beauty and rugged terrain. With the help of renowned golf course designer Bob Cupp and PGA Tour professional Craig Stadler, they created a world-class TPC golf facility. Starr Pass Golf Club hosted the annual Tucson Open between 1987 and 1996. During that time, the third (#3 Rattler) and fifth holes (#5 Rattler) were rated two of the most difficult on the PGA Tour, with the average score for 18 holes ranking among the highest on tour as well.

A true desert course, natural elements are used as hazards while showcasing majestic vistas of the Catalina Mountains. Legends such as Arnold Palmer, Phil Mickelson, Payne Stewart and Nancy Lopez have carved their way through this historic golf course. *Sign Up is required for participation. Tournament Fee is $275 (rental clubs not included but can be purchased in advance through your registration)

Welcome Reception
Begin the week by greeting old friends and meeting new ones during the Welcome Reception on the Ania Terrace/Lawn. Stop by for cocktails and light hors d’oeuvres before heading to your dinner reservations with colleagues and friends! *Resort Casual attire is requested.

Bowling Group Outing
Join us for group bowling at a nearby bowling alley. This event is open to all attendees and there are no conflicting meetings. Shuttle transportation will be provided, and shoes and beverages are included in the activity fee. Don’t forget your socks! *Sign Up is required. Activity Fee is $50.

Women’s Association Beverages & Bunko
Join other spouses/companions (men and women) of the ADSC Members for a fun time of BUNCO and of course beverages.  If you’ve never played BUNCO don’t worry!  It’s a fast paced, EASY to learn game using dice and is complete with prizes at the end!

Final Night Awards Dinner
Help us close out the week with a formal dinner celebrating our Annual Award winners, including President’s Awards and our farewell to current ADSC President Dan Thome, Contractor Member of the Year, Associate Member Company of the Year, the presentation of our 2019-2020 Scholarship Recipients, and more! Join us for food, drinks and entertainment. The reception will offer an open bar and a silent auction with some fabulous items provided by members in support of the ADSC Women’s Association *Cocktail attire is requested.

JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort
3800 W Starr Pass Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 792-3500

Reserve Your Hotel Room Here:

Standard Guest Room Rate: $259/night
Executive Suite Guest Room: $359/night
Luxury Suite: $409/night

Resort Fee: $10/night

Room reservations require a one-night deposit. Cutoff Date for Group Rates is January 5, 2020. Any reservation received after this date will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Rates are good for three days prior and three days post conference, based on availabilityEarly departures or cancellation of reservations, within seven days prior to arrival, will result in your deposit becoming non-refundable.

A guarantee of one night’s room and tax deposit is required at the time a reservation is made and your card will be charged at the time of reservation.  Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00pm.

The hotel is approximately 25 minutes from Tucson International Airport (TUS). Hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from the airport.

Fly into Tucson International Airport (TUS) for the shortest distance to the JW Marriott.

Complimentary self park is available at the hotel.


Sponsorship opportunities are available through the registration portal. A list of options is provided below, however for current availability, please refer to the registration portal. Options listed below may already be taken. Sponsorships are sold on a first come, first served basis.

Table Top Displays: Include 1 Golf Hole Sponsorship with Pin Flag, Promotion in pre and post-event electronic media and on-site program, Welcome Reception Sponsorship, and 6ft display table in networking area at conference hotel. Table Top Displays: $2,250

Exhibit Display Tables


Networking Breaks


Welcome Reception Bars– SOLD OUT!


Welcome Reception






Awards Dinner


Awards Reception Bars


Wine on Tables at Awards Dinner– SOLD OUT!


Lanyards– SOLD OUT!


Keycards– SOLD OUT!


Name Badge Sponsor– SOLD OUT!


Full Page Ad – Onsite Program


Golf Breakfast


Golf Carts, Beer, & Water– SOLD OUT!


Golf Towel– SOLD OUT!

Social Media Sponsor–SOLD OUT!




Annual Meeting 2020