July 29, 2015
Association Highlights
 
Get Your Golf On! Register Now for the AGC Annual Golf Classic, Space is Limited!
Monday, August 17, 2015
The Wisconsin Country Club — New & Exclusive Venue 
August 12th is the Registration Deadline!
 
Don't hesitate, the AGC Annual Golf Classic is just a couple short weeks away!  Space is limited, and going fast!
 
This year, for the first time we will be hosting this event at an Exclusive Private Country Club.  The beautiful Wisconsin Country Club provides 18 challenging holes to test your skills. Attending the AGC Education & Research Foundation Annual Golf Classic provides a great networking opportunity for construction leaders and their staff.  Your fee includes golf, cart, lunch, reception, dinner, day-long refreshments, door prizes and skill prizes.  All proceeds from this event go toward funding scholarships to our local universities for students entering construction studies.
 
Thank you to all who have generously sponsored and contributed to this event:
 
Ace Iron & Steel Corp.
Aon Risk Solutions
Babcock Solutions LLC
Brehmer Agency, Inc.
C.G. Schmidt, Inc.
C.W. Purpero Inc.
Clean Power
Common Links Construction LLC
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Diversified Insurance Solutions Inc.
Fabick Rents - The CAT Rental Store
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
I Sq Ft
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Lemberg Electric Company, Inc.
Michels Foundations
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Mortenson Construction
NEXT Electric, Inc.
Olympic Companies, Inc.
Pieper Electric Inc.
R & R Insurance Services, Inc.
Sonag Ready Mix, LLC
Spancrete
The Blue Book Network
The VanderBloemen Group LLC
Travelers Bond
Velcheck & Finger Roof Consulting & Service
VerHalen Commercial Interiors
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Which STP Units do YOU Need to Complete Your Certification?
Find Out Which Units are Featured in AGC-GM's Fall Education Calendar!
This fall's Safety & Management Calendar will be sent out and posted on the AGC website (www.agc-gm.org) next week, and will feature several of the NEW Supervisory Training Program units.  The list below shows how to convert any units you may already have taken to qualify for the new streamlined versions.  
 
Revised Unit 1: Leadership 
• Previous Unit 1 - Leadership and Motivation
 
Revised Unit 2: Communication
• Previous Unit 2 - Oral and Written Communication
 
 Revised Unit 3: Planning and Scheduling
• Previous Unit 5 - Planning and Scheduling
 
Revised Unit 4: Contract Documents
• Previous Unit 4 - Contract Documents and Construction Law
 
Revised Unit 5: Improving Productivity and Managing Projects Costs
• Previous Unit 6 - Understanding and Managing Project Costs, and;
• Previous Unit 9 - Productivity Improvement
 
Revised Unit 6: Risk Management and Problem Solving
• Previous Unit 3 - Problem Solving and Decision Making, and;
• Previous Unit 7 - Accident Prevention and Loss Control
 
This upcoming semester, we will be offering the following units:
September: Revised Unit 1
October: Revised Unit 6
November: Revised Unit 5
December: Revised Unit 3
 
If you need any assistance in figuring out which units you still need to take to earn your certification, please contact Kim Jalalian here at the AGC offices at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.
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New AGC-A Business Development Resources Available
The Business Development Forum Steering Committee is working on an initiative to bring more BD resources and best practices to the AGC membership. A new section has been added to the Business Development Forum webpage titled Business Development Best Practices. The goal is to continue to develop this section of the website so it is your one stop for information regarding all things Business Development.
 
This week the group is highlighting an article written by Chuck Fenske, Vice President of BD at Knoch Corporation. He discusses the fundamentals of Business Development in his article titled What is Business Development?
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In the News
 
$15M Downtown Apartment High-Rise Proposed on Milwaukee River
Klein Development is proposing a $15 million, 10-story apartment building with a ground-floor restaurant on a downtown Milwaukee riverside site near the area where the Milwaukee Bucks have proposed a new downtown arena and related development.
 
Klein Development, of Milwaukee, is among four developers that responded to a request for proposals from the city, which owns the property at 1027 N. Edison St. Its proposal includes 72 high-end apartments and 4,500 square feet of ground floor space for a restaurant, according to the Milwaukee Department of City Development.
 
The property is on the eastern bank of the Milwaukee River at the end of a pedestrian bridge. The development plan includes an extension of the city's river walk. It is across the Milwaukee River from the area where the Milwaukee Bucks owners plan to build a new downtown arena and $500 million in surrounding development.
 
The section of the site north of the pedestrian bridge landing will remain a public urban park space, said Michael Klein, president of Klein Development. That area has several underground utilities that would be costly to relocate for a building, which limits the scale of development that can occur on the land.
 
The first-floor restaurant, which he characterized as a “higher-end brew pub” would have outdoor space and seating along the river walk.
 
“We’ve been working with someone, but nothing is finalized yet,” Klein said of a restaurant operator.
 
Apartment rents will average around $1,600 to $1,800 a month, Klein said. There will be 20 two-bedroom units, about 45 one-bedroom apartments and some studios, he said. He said it would be the highest-end apartment building in the bar district of North Water Street and, along with the Moderne, the closest to the Milwaukee Bucks’ proposed arena development.
 
Pending approvals, Klein said he wants to start construction in spring 2016 and complete the building in spring 2017.
 
Klein would pay the city’s $840,000 asking price for the land. Approval from the Common Council is required before the sale can proceed. The council is on recess until September.
 
Klein Development recently worked with the city of Milwaukee to develop a headquarters for Rexnord Corp. affiliate Zurn Industries LLC in the Reed Street Yards in Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point area.
 
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State Street Apartments in Wauwatosa May Get $3.9 Million in City Support
Wauwatosa may provide $3.9 million to offset inflating construction costs and parking for the 150-unit State Street Station apartment development near the city’s village neighborhood.
 
State Street Station is among two apartment projects that advanced with committee approval votes on Tuesday. The second, dubbed The 2100, would have 100 apartments on North Mayfair Road.
 
The Common Council will vote on the final plans for State Street Station and the development agreement on July 21. Also on July 21, it will consider rezoning for the 100-unit apartment development at 2100 N. Mayfair Road.
 
The State Street Station development at 7400 W. State St. includes a four-story building with 150 apartments and 20,000 square feet of retail, including a Chase Bank branch and George Webb restaurant.
 
The prospect of city funding for the development has been under discussion since last year.
State Street Station includes benefits beyond its property tax base, including public parking and a park space, said Ryan Schultz, president of Brookfield-based developer HSI Properties LLC.
“Parking in the village is at a real premium, so given the layout of our property we were in a position where we could build some additional parking,” he said.
Wauwatosa’s Financial Affairs Committee on Tuesday endorsed a term sheet for the city to finance $3.9 million of the development cost through a new tax incremental financing district. Most of that money, $2.55 million, is to offset the cost of building structured parking for the project.
 
“The cost of creating the parking structure has come in significantly more than anticipated, primarily due to the cost of concrete,” Schultz said. “The cost of concrete alone has gone up significantly.”
 
Schultz attributed the increase to a higher demand, partially due to major projects such as the Zoo Interchange reconstruction, and lower supply. Costs also have gone up due to a shortage of some skilled construction workers, including those who do wood framing.
 
Schultz said the construction cost of State Street Station has gone up about 10 to 12 percent from the initial projections more than a year ago. The project will cost $28.3 million to build, according to the draft term sheet between HSI Properties and the city.
 
The Wauwatosa TIF district also would dedicate $450,000 for 45 public parking spaces, $400,000 to move overhead electrical lines and $280,000 for environmental cleanup of the property.
 
Under the plan, HSI Properties would cover the project costs up-front, but could recover up to $3.9 million in property tax payments on the development through the TIF district.
 
Pending final approvals, Schultz said construction could begin as early as December. Under that timeline, about half of the retail space and 100 of the apartments will be done by spring 2017. The overall project will take about 20 months to complete, he said.
 
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Development Group Plans for 880 Residential Units in Milwaukee Area
Georgia developers plan to break ground next year on 194 apartments on Blue Mound Road in Brookfield after buying the project site from Hammes Properties LLC.
 
The project is planned for the northern section of the Bishops Wood’s business park near Blue Mound Road. It is a collaboration between Atlanta developers Campbell Capital Group LLC and Atlantic Realty Partners Inc., both of which are led by executives with roots in the region.
 
Richard Aaronson, president of Atlantic Realty, said construction will start in the second quarter of 2016 on the four-story building. The development has elements intended to attract the empty-nester demographic, he said.
 
“There is an area of the west suburban market that includes places like Elm Grove and this part of Brookfield that we think have been under-served with regard to newer generation multi-family housing,” Aaronson said.
 
The developers bought the 4.5-acre project site from an affiliate of Brookfield-based Hammes Co. for $1.5 million, according to state records.
 
Atlantic Realty and Campbell Capital also are developing 236 apartments near Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa on the former Hall Automotive site. Atlantic Realty is developing 450 apartments on the former Gallun tannery on North Water Street near downtown Milwaukee.
 
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In This Issue
Association Highlights
Get Your Golf On! Register Now for the AGC Annual Golf Classic, Space is Limited!
Which STP Units do YOU Need to Complete Your Certification?
New AGC-A Business Development Resources Available
In the News
$15M Downtown Apartment High-Rise Proposed on Milwaukee River
State Street Apartments in Wauwatosa May Get $3.9 Million in City Support
Development Group Plans for 880 Residential Units in Milwaukee Area
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