September 24, 2014
CLC Hosts Successful Networking Event, Upcoming Event: Tour of Froedtert Medical Center

On Wednesday, September 10th, CLC Members, guests and students gathered at Jackson's Blue Ribbon Pub in the Historic Pabst Brewery Redevelopment to share in some socializing, food and fun.  The Blue Ribbon rolled out the red carpet for us with a fantastic spread of meats & cheeses, chips, crackers, meatballs, their famous fried pickles, and a build-your-own slider bar!  Thank you to our Food Sponsors for the evening: JM Brennan, Inc., CornerStone Plumbing, and JF Ahern Co.!  Once the group had a chance to gather, mingle, and munch on a few snacks, we had a few announcements and held a drawing exclusively for our participating students!  Three won a Swag Bagfilled with goodies donated by Marquette University, CG Schmidt, JF Ahern, JM Brennan and AGC of Greater Milwaukee.  Next, some of the group went next door on a self-guided tour of the Brewhouse Inn and Suites.  This unique hotel kept much of the equipment and architecture of the old brewery, including the iconic giant copper brewing kettles and stained glass window.

After the tour, the Basketball Competition really heated up, with several challengers attempting to top the high score.  In the end, Chris Patoka of JM Brennan reigned supreme with a score of 50 points, winning the prize of a $20 gift card to Jackson's.  See the full Photo Album Here

Be sure to attend our upcoming event, a tour of Froedtert Medical Center by Mortenson Construction on October 9th!  We will be witnessing the 8-story, 610,000 sq. ft. expansion first-hand!  Click Here for the full event details!  To register, contact Brian Eigenfeld at beigenfeld@agc-gm.org or call (414) 778-4100.  Hope to see you all there!

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Wisconsin Annual Asbestos Seminar Finalized
December 5th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells

MADISON, WI – The Planning Committee for the annual Wisconsin Asbestos Seminar has announced the agenda, topics and speakers for the 2014 Conference.

The conference will be held December 5th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This year's keynote speakers include Dr. Deborah McKean, EPA toxicologist, who will provide an update on the Libby, Montana EPA Superfund Case. This project has been referred to as the “U.S. Disaster of the Century.” The afternoon keynote session includes a panel of key WDNR, WDHS and OSHA representatives that will discuss “Agency Pet Peeves” and field questions from attendees.

“After reviewing feedback from last year’s seminar, the committee focused this year’s agenda on addressing attendees’ requests and to present what’s most important to them,” said John Bushman, ad hoc chairman of the Planning Committee. “For example, in addition to the keynote presentations, there will be nine technical sessions in three educational tracks, as well as an interactive containment mock-up display,” Bushman added.

Topics for the sessions range from “How Clean is Clean?” and “Abatement Planning” to “Best Work Practices” and “Legal Aspects of Liability.” Additional sessions focus on ladder safety and fall protection. The containment display will be available for viewing throughout the day and attendees may identify containment violations to win raffle tickets for door prizes that will be drawn at the conclusion of the seminar.

The annual seminar began almost twenty years ago as a joint effort between state regulators and private industry to share and disseminate relevant information with those involved in managing or handling asbestos. The 2013 seminar drew a record 275 attendees, including facility managers, demolition/abatement contractors, architects, attorneys, maintenance managers, school building managers and others involved in asbestos management.

Individuals interested in attending the seminar are encouraged to register early. Registration forms can be found at either the state’s DHS or DNR website:

http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/asbestos/
http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Demo/documents/2014AsbesIntroPreRegForm.pdf

For Additional Information:

Barbara Swenson
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Phone: 608-267-2378
Email: Barbara.swenson@wi.gov

Kristi Tennie
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Phone: 608-266-9379
Email: Kristi.tennie@wi.gov

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Upcoming Trainings from the Knowledge Source
 
Crane Rigging Training
October 1st, 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $60 plus $20 for materials, Associate - $75 plus $20 for materials, *CBA’s - $90 plus $30 for materials, Non-Affiliated IAP - $145 plus $40 for materials.
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

In addition to qualified signalpersons and certified operators, the new OSHA crane standard requires employees who perform rigging operations to be “qualified.”  This course has been developed by the Crosby Group to assist employers in qualifying their personnel as a “Qualified Rigger” as required in the new crane standards.  The standard also requires an experience component which is not provided in this course.  Note: This course is four hours in length.  To receive a card verifying their attendance in this class, attendees must be present the entire four hours.

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

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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Wisconsin Lien Law
October 2nd, 8:00 am to 10:00 am

Corp. GC/CM - Comp., Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Brian Zimmerman, Hurtado Zimmerman S.C.

The Wisconsin lien law is often misunderstood and misapplied.  The essentials of how and when to prepare lien notices and claims will be reviewed.  Wisconsin’s lien waiver rules will be demystified and current best practices for lien waivers will be explained.  Protecting your lien rights and defending against improper liens is critical.  Whether you are a contractor, a supplier, an owner or their representative, this is the first step to protecting your lien rights.  Don’t be caught off guard!  Attend this seminar and learn strategies for tackling lien issues on any project.

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

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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STP 7: Accident Prevention and Loss Control
October 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $150, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Dan Burazin and Gert Grohmann, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Unit seven includes more performance-based concepts, development of a risk management philosophy, focuses on today’s needs for overall site safety management and addresses the cost of accidents and consequences of poor safety performance.
Participants in Unit 7 course will cover:
• An introduction to site safety and health management
• Safety leadership, communication and expectations
• Planning for site safety
• Site safety management
• Site security and projection
• Multi-employer jobsite safety
• Construction risk management
• Safety and human resources
• Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documentation
• Safety reference material and other resources

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

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
October 7th, 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $25, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $80
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Employers do have rights during the inspection process, but you must be aware of what they are if you hope to exercise them.  As OSHA continues to change the way it does business, it’s more likely your jobsite will be inspected.  The more you know about handling an OSHA inspection, the more likely your experience will be less painful and costly.  This course will help you find out what you might be doing that catches the eye of the trained OSHA inspector and how to successfully navigate your way through the inspection process.
 
Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone who works on jobsites and is especially beneficial to field supervisors and their crews.

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

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
October 8th, 15th, 22nd & 29th, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $280, Associate - $355, *CBA’s - $400, Non-Affiliated IAP - $600
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

The OSHA 30-Hour training is designed for construction workers or managers with safety and health responsibilities.  Students learn to identify common hazards found on construction sites, and develop strategies to prevent injuries.  Although OSHA standards are discussed, this training emphasizes hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.  Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive and OSHA 30-Hour card as proof of compliance with OSHA mandates. 
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 (414)778-4100.

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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Global Harmonization System
October 21st, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $25, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $80

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 as of 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 (414)778-4100.

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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First Aid/CPR/AED Training
October 22nd & 23rd, 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Corp. GC/CM - $60, Associate - $70, *CBA’s - $85, Non-Affiliated IAP - $125
Gert Grohmann, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Medic First Aid, CPR and AED training is designed specifically for the occupational first aid provider.  This extremely valuable program will help employers comply with OSHA and other federal and state regulatory requirements for training employees on how to respond and care for medical emergencies at work.  Two-year certification cards are issued upon completion of this course. 
Intended Audience:  This course is for any adult who wishes to become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED, especially those charged with the responsibility to respond in an emergency. 

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

*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee

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In the News
 
Historic Falk Brewery in Menomonee Valley Could Return as Housing, Microbrewery

The long-vacant Falk Brewing Co. Bavaria Brewery in Milwaukee’s Menomonee Valley could be revived as housing and a home for the relaunched Falk beer brand under a plan that is in its early phases.

The project is an unusual partnership that includes Rob Falk, a Kentucky radiologist and great-great-great-grandson of the brewery’s Franz Falk. Falk said he was gearing up a retirement project to relaunch the Falk beer brand as a microbrewery when he heard of efforts to save the family’s original brewery building in Milwaukee.

“It started out as one project on a slow time frame and it has become two projects on an accelerated time frame,” Falk said.

Also involved is Straightway Vineyard Christian Fellowship, a Milwaukee congregation that owns the 4-acre former brewery founded by the same Falk family that founded Falk Corp. The property, which includes a five-story former brewery and smaller horse stable building, is on South 29th Street, south of Rexnord Corp.’s Menomonee Valley facility.

Finally, developer Gorman & Co. Inc. is eyeing the property for a potential restoration as housing.

As envisioned, Falk would set up his brewery in the large building’s lower floor, which includes two large underground beer caves. Gorman, based in Oregon, Wis., could build housing on the upper stories. Straightway Vineyard would keep the property’s old stable and renovate it into a center where congregations from Milwaukee’s suburbs can send volunteers for educational services and other work to support the community.

Falk and Pastor George Claudio of Straightway Vineyard stressed that the project is in the very early stages. Claudio is seeking Milwaukee approval to designate the aging buildings as historic, which would open the possibility for restoration tax credits to help finance a redevelopment.

“We just entered into our due diligence phase,” Claudio said. “At the end of August, we all agreed to how it’s going to happen.”

Claudio had last tried to gain the historic designation in spring 2013 after the city had placed a demolition order on part of the brewery building because of an unsupported exterior wall. He said media coverage of that effort led to some calls from Falk family members.

Falk said he has brought together more than 15 members of the family to mount a push to save and stabilize the brewery building. Step two would be rebooting the Falk beer brand as a craft brewery. The brewery, with potentially a small museum with a tasting room or outdoor beer garden, could be built on the property, he said.

“I’m not a commercial developer; I’m a doctor,” Falk said. “We are just in the early due diligence process to see if it’s doable.”

Falk said he is reaching out to several potential funding sources. Options under consideration include the tax credits, crowdfunding and Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. programs. The first step is stabilizing the building, and then crafting a business plan for the building and brewery to send into the Louisville, Ky., and Milwaukee angel markets to raise seed money for the brewery.

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Posner Building Near Grand Avenue Sold for Apartment Conversion, Construction to Start Soon

The Posner Building in downtown Milwaukee sold for $3.4 million to an affiliate of HKS Holdings LLC that will convert it into 105 apartments.

The sale between HKS Holdings and a previous owner led by restaurateur John Vassallo closed on Friday, according to state records. The planned $23.5 million redevelopment will start “any day now,” said Joe Klein, a principal with HKS Holdings.

Rehabbing the Posner Building, 725 N. Plankinton Ave., will bring new residents to West Wisconsin Avenue and contribute to efforts to enliven the street.

The renovation project draws from a mix of public funding sources, including a Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority first mortgage, a city grant, historic renovation tax credits and a Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. grant.

The Mo’s Irish Pub on the building’s first floor will remain. The project will rehab 11,500 square feet of retail space for new tenants on the Posner’s first floor.

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In This Issue
CLC Hosts Successful Networking Event, Upcoming Event: Tour of Froedtert Medical Center
Wisconsin Annual Asbestos Seminar Finalized
Upcoming Trainings from the Knowledge Source
Crane Rigging Training
Wisconsin Lien Law
STP 7: Accident Prevention and Loss Control
Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
Global Harmonization System
First Aid/CPR/AED Training
In the News
Historic Falk Brewery in Menomonee Valley Could Return as Housing, Microbrewery
Posner Building Near Grand Avenue Sold for Apartment Conversion, Construction to Start Soon
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