June 2, 2015
Association Highlights
 
Save the Date for the AGC-GM Annual Golf Classic
Exciting New Country Club Location!
The AGC is pleased to announce that we will be hosting our Annual Golf Classic, benefiting the Education & Research Foundation, on Monday, August 17th, 2015 at the Wisconsin Country Club.
 
As always, all proceeds of this event benefit the Education & Research Foundation, which provides scholarships to students entering construction studies at local Colleges and Universities.  This event is one of two annual events held by AGC to provide funding for the Foundation.  Sponsorship opportunity details will be sent out shortly.  For more information, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.
 
Keep an eye out for future notices, since space is limited!  We look forward to seeing you there!
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Construction Leadership Council Tours ProHealth Cancer Center in Waukesha

On Thursday, May 28th the Construction Leadership Council toured the Gilbane Construction Company's ProHealth Care Cancer Center project in Waukesha.  Over thirty people joined us to see this incredible 160,000 sq. ft. development.  See the Photo Album for this event Here.

John Gilroy from Gilbane Construction, and Pam Kelba and John McGinnis representing the owners at ProHealth Care, conducted the tour and shared the building's various features.  They explained how the design of the building was heavily based on input from patients, and was developed with their perspective as a primary driver.  All staff activities that did not deal directly with the patients were kept "behind the scenes."  The check-in process was streamlined so that the patient knew exactly where to go, and was expected by the staff, whether they were in for a consultation with the doctor, therapy, or any other reason.

The first stop was at Linear Accelerator Room for radiation therapy. It surrounded by thick, protective walls and a set of butterfly doors (think Star Trek) that weigh 18,000 pounds each!  Despite their massive weight, they close in just 8 seconds.  All the machinery was placed outside of the room to eliminate noise, and create a much less intimidating experience that the usual radiation therapy treatments.

Next we went up to the Infusion Therapy rooms, which incorporated patient input to come up with an open design that still allowed for privacy, but without feeling confining.  The result was an open room with partial dividing walls extending out several feet.  Also, each alcove has a beautiful view of the outside landscaping and pond.

Also on that floor will be the Rooftop Garden. This is not your typical green roof with garden boxes with grasses and shrubberies.  This design has areas where the soil will be 3' deep and include full-grown trees up to 18' tall, and a fountain.  It will be adjacent to their kitchen, and will serve food to patients, visitors, as well as the general public.  Neighboring businesses are already asking what is going to be on the menu!

Finally we stopped in the Conference Room, where doctors will meet and discuss every single new case that comes through their center.  When not being used by the physicians, is has an adjacent kitchen and will also serve as a banquet and reception area for events.

Afterwards, many from the crowd headed over to the nearby Thunder Bay Grille, to enjoy some appetizers, drinks, and conversation.  Thunder Bay provided a very nice reserved lounge, with almost-too-comfortable chairs and a great view outside.  You can see all the pictures from the event Here.

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Don't Forget About These Upcoming CLC Events!
VolunTour Event on June 6th & Annual Golf Outing on June 25th
In other CLC News, our VolunTour Event is coming up this Saturday, June 6th,  where we will be touring the new Sojourner Family Peace Center's new facilities for a first of its kind co-located model of services, and then taking children from the local shelter on a field trip adventure and picnic!  Also, registration for the CLC's 12th Annual Golf Outing is OPEN, so reserve your spaces ASAP!  It will be held on Thursday, June 28th at Ironwood Golf Course,  Find details on these events on our Facebook Events Page.
 
Thank you to all of our current sponsors for the upcoming Golf Outing!
 
Eagle Sponsors
Common Links Construction LLC
J.F. Ahern Co.
M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc.
Milwaukee School of Engineering
Mortenson Construction
NEXT Electric, Inc.
Olympic Companies, Inc.
VJS Construction Services
Wall-Tech, Inc.
 
Hole in One Contest
Sherwin-Williams
 
Lunch Sponsors
C.G. Schmidt, Inc.
FABCO Rents - The CAT Rental Store
 
Refreshment Cart Sponsor
NEXT Electric, Inc.
 
Exculsive Beer Keg Sponsor
LaForce Inc.
 
Margarita Sponsors
Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC
F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing Co., Inc.
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
 
Tee Sponsors
InPro Corporation
 
Tee and Table Top Sponsors
Hallman Lindsay Paints
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
United States Alliance Fire Protection, Inc.
 
Hole Sponsors
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
FABCO Rents - The CAT Rental Store
Spancrete
 
Raffle Donation
Hunzinger Construction
Jens Construction Corp
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Olympic Companies, Inc.
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Navigating the NEW www.agc.org and Your Member Profile
Recently AGC of America (AGC-A) updated its website and the following information is intended to help you get the most out of this resource.
 
To get you started and provide you access to the AGC-A website (member-only content, member pricing, event registration, etc.) and your AGC-A member profile, you will need to:
 
1) Go to www.agc.org and either login or create a profile.  In the top left hand side of the home page you will see a link labeled “LOGIN” (for members who already have a profile) or “REGISTER” (to create a new profile).
 
2) Click the appropriate button and follow the instructions. 
 
To Login:  Enter your username and password and click Log in. If you have forgotten your password, there is a “Forgot Password?” help link.
 
To Register:    Step 1 – enter your contact information, linking yourself to your company if applicable
                        Step 2 – enter your mailing address information
                        Step 3 – select interested publications/subjects/interest areas and click Create Account
 
Once you have created an online profile, you will be sent a login and password via email. However, assuming you are employed by a member company and want member access, you have to connect yourself to a member company during profile creation. At that point your membership will be verified (takes a day or so to confirm). Once you and the company are confirmed as a member of an AGC chapter you will receive a Member Welcome email.
 
Contact the AGC of Greater Milwaukee office with any questions.  Kim Jalalian will be glad to assist you, and can be reached at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.
 
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FREE Webinar - The New Confined Spaces in Construction: What's Different?
June 23rd, 2015 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (1 pm - 2 pm CDT)
Speaker: Jessica Douma
Regulatory Analyst, Directorate of Construction
OSHA
 
The new confined spaces in construction standard is similar in content and organization to the general industry confined spaces standard, but also incorporates several provisions from the proposed rule to address construction-specific hazards, accounts for advancements in technology, and incorporates letters of interpretation issued for the general industry standard. This webinar is the first of a two part webinar series. Please join us to learn the key differences between the construction standard and the general industry standard which many in the construction industry implemented to some degree.
 
At the completion of the webinar, contractors will be able to:
•Identify the key differences between the confined spaces in construction standard and the general industry confined spaces standard
•Understand which requirements are the same between the two standards
 
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In the News
 
Medical College to Proceed with $30M Pharmacy School at Wauwatosa Campus
Medical College of Wisconsin officials have decided to proceed with the opening of a pharmacy school at the college’s Wauwatosa campus with startup costs of about $30 million.
 
The Medical College had announced in September 2014 it was exploring the feasibility of opening a pharmacy school to address a shortage of pharmacists in the Midwest.
 
Metro Milwaukee was one of three possibilities for the location of the new pharmacy school that also included Green Bay and central Wisconsin, president Dr. John Raymond said at the time.
 
The Medical College said Monday its board of trustees approved developing the pharmacy. The college anticipates the school will open by summer of either 2017 or 2018.
 
The new school’s classroom space will be created in the college's existing Wauwatosa campus education buildings, Raymond said in an interview.
 
The $30 million expense will be spread over five years. The money will go to a combination of capital improvements for classrooms and also subsidizing operating costs until the school reaches full enrollment, Raymond said.
 
“We acknowledge there is ongoing debate about workforce projections on the need for pharmacists,” Raymond said. "We’re keeping our class size small.”
 
The proposed class size is 60 students per year.
 
The Medical College of Wisconsin is launching what will be the third pharmacy school in the state. Wisconsin already has two pharmacy schools — one at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and another at Concordia University Wisconsin in Mequon.
 
The pharmacy school also marks a major new chapter for the Medical College of Wisconsin, which always has been a medical school.
 
Raymond said Medical College pharmacy grads could function as primary care providers for specialty care. The Veterans Administration already uses a similar model, he said.
 
“The next generation pharmacist will be trained to provide expanded services in medication monitoring, immunizations, health screenings, chronic disease management, acute ambulatory care and specialty pharmacy care,” Raymond said.
 
The pharmacy school will offer specialty tracks aligned with health needs such as pediatrics, psychiatry, cancer, pharmacogenomics and medical toxicology.
 
The Medical College has initiated a search for the new school’s founding dean. The college also will hire additional faculty and staff.
 
The Medical College’s Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment will provide $3 million for initial design and development of the pharmacy school.
 
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VIDEO: Watch One World Trade Center Rise in this Majestic 11-Year Time Lapse
With the opening of the observation tower at One World Trade Center in New York City, a time-lapse video of construction of the 1,776-foot-tall tower has been released. The two-minute video shows the site from initial groundwork through completion.  Read the Original Article and watch the Video Here.
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In This Issue
Association Highlights
Save the Date for the AGC-GM Annual Golf Classic
Construction Leadership Council Tours ProHealth Cancer Center in Waukesha
Don't Forget About These Upcoming CLC Events!
Navigating the NEW www.agc.org and Your Member Profile
FREE Webinar - The New Confined Spaces in Construction: What's Different?
In the News
Medical College to Proceed with $30M Pharmacy School at Wauwatosa Campus
VIDEO: Watch One World Trade Center Rise in this Majestic 11-Year Time Lapse
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