April 8, 2014
Association Highlights
 
Past Presidents & Awards Night Will be Held May 13th, Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available
Tuesday, May 13th at the Wisconsin Club's Grand Ballroom.

The AGC Past Presidents & Awards Night is where we honor all AGC Past Presidents, the various AGC Members for the many contributions they have selflessly made to AGC, and finally, those elite companies who have put a premium of construction safety.  It is also a unique networking event that draws over 200 construction industry leaders for an evening of recognition.  The date has been set for Tuesday, May 13th at the Wisconsin Club's Grand Ballroom.

Our sponsrs are a vital part of the evenings success!  Your participation as an event sponsor will provide both reserved table/seats for dinner as well as generous recognition through the dinner invitation, event program, event signage and MC acknowledgement.  You will also help the AGC in its recognition of all those who will be honored that evening.  For full details on sponsorship, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

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AGC-A Update on Affordable Care Act
AGC-A’s Jeff Shoaf provided highlights on the ACA and key points and deadlines.  To see the presentation, please click here.
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Free Webinar on 2014 Construction Outlook Featuring Ken Simonson
April 17 from 2-3:30 PM EDT

Reed Construction Data announced its sixth annual spring economic webcast: 2014, Breakthrough Year for Construction to be held Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 2-3:30 PM EDT. The complimentary webcast, features chief economists Kermit Baker of the AIA, Ken Simonson of the AGC and Bernie Markstein of Reed.

Read the full press release and Register here.

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Upcoming Trainings from the Knowledge Source
 
Large Deals…Important Details
April 23rd (Webinar), 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Corp. G.C. - Comp, Associate - $20, Non-Member - $30
Eric Lenzen & Phil Koutnik, Whyte, Hirschboeck, Dudek, S.C.

This session will provide an overview of critical corporate law issues arising in connection with bidding and executing large scale construction projects.  This session will place a specific emphasis on negotiating the key legal and business points to carefully consider in construction joint ventures or other multi-contractor groups working together to secure and perform construction projects.

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or call (414) 778-4100.

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Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
April 29th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corp. G.C. - $35, Associate - $45, ACEA/IAP - $55, Non-Member - $90
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Rough terrain forklift training vividly impresses upon the students the necessity for safety in all aspects of lift truck operations and procedures.  The safety standards reviewed in detail include graphic illustrations of the personal and economic dangers inherent in the use of forklift equipment.  The step-by-step progression of this training is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to become a safe and professional forklift operator.  This is the classroom portion of the total training requirement for rough terrain forklifts. 
Intended Audience: This course is intended for all individuals on a jobsite who may be charged with operating a forklift at any time.

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or call (414) 778-4100.

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Global Harmonization System
May 1st, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Corp. G.C. - $35, Associate - $45, ACEA/IAP - $55, Non-Member - $90
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication Standard will provide a common and coherent approach to classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and safety data sheets. Employers are required by the standard to train their employees in the new labeling elements and the Safety Data Sheet format by December 1, 2013. This course will assist contractors in meeting their training obligation.

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or call (414) 778-4100.

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STP 6: Understanding and Managing Project Costs
May 5th, 7th, 12th & 14th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corp. G.C. - $190, Associate - $275, ACEA/IAP - $330, Non-Member - $800
Gert Grohmann & Dan Burazin, AGC Safety Director

STP promotes an interactive training atmosphere among course participants and employs some of the most dynamic instructors in the construction industry.  Unit six covers understanding how project estimates are complied, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated, and how to control costs to meet the estimate.
Intended Audience:  This course was specifically designed for superintendents, foremen, project managers as well as those who aspire to hold these positions in the future.

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Lean Construction Unit 4: The Last Planner System
May 8th, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm

Corp G.C. - $100, Associate/BE Members- $175, Non-Members  - $250
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University

Unit 4: The Last Planner System is a four-hour course that will be offered at AGC Chapters across the country.  This course, the second of two units introducing the Last Planner® System (LPS), provides the necessary tools for participants to conduct make-ready and weekly work planning sessions. Following completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Apply the Last Planner system on a project
• Hold make-ready and weekly work planning sessions
• Calculate, track and analyze percent plan complete for a project

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or call (414) 778-4100.

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OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
May 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th, 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Corp. G.C. - $125, Associate - $165, ACEA/IAP - $190, Non-Member - $280
Gert Grohmann & Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Need your OSHA 10-Hour training card to get on the job?  You’ve come to the right place!  This 10-Hour construction safety course was developed by the US Department of Labor to provide construction workers, supervisors, and other personnel responsible for construction activities with an awareness of construction safety and health concerns in the construction industry.  All attendees will become familiar with reading and using the OSHA standards for construction 23 CFR 1926.  Other construction safety and health standards are also discussed.  Attendees receive an update and review of standard construction safety and health principles and information that prepares them to recognize and control a variety of hazardous conditions.  An OSHA card, certificate of completion and hardhat sticker will be issued. 
Intended Audience: This course is intended for anyone within the industry who has a stake in jobsite safety, especially field crews.

To register, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or call (414) 778-4100.

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In the News
 
Former Blue Cross Building Downtown to be Converted to Apartments in $28M Proposal

A Chicago developer plans to spend $28 million converting the long-vacant former Blue Cross Blue Shield headquarters office in downtown Milwaukee into 188 market-rate apartments.

The nearly 250,000-square-foot, 10-story office has been vacant for six years. A Chicago company named DJ Acquisitions LLC, represented by developer John Mangel of HSA Commercial Real Estate, submitted a request to convert the building to apartments. The project would have 93 one-bedroom units, 75 two-bedroom apartments and a mix of studios, "micro studios," and first-floor lofts.

HSA Commercial is not involved with the project, said spokesman Brenton Schrader. Mangel is working on it privately, he said.

The building is located at North Fourth and West Michigan streets, near The Shops of Grand Avenue. The long-term vision for that neighborhood calls for more housing to bring additional foot traffic to help retailers.

Milwaukee’s Board of Zoning Appeals will consider the project April 10. Housing is allowed on the site under its current zoning; however, the developer needs approval to put housing in the first floors, as is proposed, said Jeff Fleming, Milwaukee Department of City Development spokesman.

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Niagara Bottling's $56 Million Pleasant Prairie Bottling Plant Announced

Niagara Bottling will build a $56 million, 377,000-square-foot manufacturing plant that will open in 2015 in Pleasant Prairie, according to a Wednesday announcement by Kenosha County officials.

The Milwaukee Business Journal first reported the project on March 28.

“We are thrilled to expand in Kenosha County,” said Derieth Sutton, economic development and government relations manager for Niagara Bottling. “This location is centrally located between Milwaukee and Chicago and is ideal to help us better serve our customers. We look forward to bringing new jobs and opportunities to this region.”

Niagara will bottle and ship water from the Pleasant Prairie facility, which will be built in the LakeView Corporate Park at 11031 88th Ave. The company will acquire the land and own the building. The facility will have 40 full-time workers.

Niagara officials are working with local governments to secure permits for the project and are aiming to open in the first quarter of 2015, Sutton said. Discussions also are underway with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. over potential financial incentives, she said.

"We currently don't have any agreements in place with the state for incentives, but that is certainly something that is on the table," she said.

The company sells bottled water under its own name, and bottles water on behalf of other companies for retail sales. Niagara has plants in Ohio and Indiana, but none in Illinois, Wisconsin or Minnesota, Sutton said.

The development push to bring the company to Wisconsin was led by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance and also included Pleasant Prairie and Milwaukee 7 officials, said Milwaukee 7 vice president Jim Paetsch.

"The two finalist locations were southeast Wisconsin and northeastern Illinois," he said. "It's just another example of a company that had a lot of options and looked at a number of different places and we came up at the top of the list."

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In This Issue
Association Highlights
Past Presidents & Awards Night Will be Held May 13th, Sponsorship Opportunities are Still Available
AGC-A Update on Affordable Care Act
Free Webinar on 2014 Construction Outlook Featuring Ken Simonson
Upcoming Trainings from the Knowledge Source
Large Deals…Important Details
Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
Global Harmonization System
STP 6: Understanding and Managing Project Costs
Lean Construction Unit 4: The Last Planner System
OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
In the News
Former Blue Cross Building Downtown to be Converted to Apartments in $28M Proposal
Niagara Bottling's $56 Million Pleasant Prairie Bottling Plant Announced
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