September 11, 2015
Featured Program
 
Emerging Technologies in Construction Delivery
October 1st at 8:00 am at the Wisconsin Club

Associated General Contractors
of Greater Milwaukee
&
Marquette University Construction
Engineering Management Program

Present

Emerging Technologies in Construction Delivery
Thursday, October 1, 2015
8:00 to 10:00 am
The Wisconsin Club
900 West Wisconsin Avenue

Join us for a panel conversation on how new technology tools are being used in the field.  In this interactive and compelling panel presentation, Marquette University Prof. Mark Federle will moderate a unique panel discussion featuring four of the leading contractors from Metropolitan Milwaukee.  This program will take a serious look at current and future use of technology in design and construction.  The distinguished panel members will speak to how they are implementing the use of technology in project delivery and on construction sites as well as share their impressions of its benefits regarding cost, schedule and human connections.

Joining Prof. Federle will be Wendell Barnes from Gilbane Construction, Mike Gleeson from Mortenson Construction, Tom Baade from CG Schmidt, and Brady Frederick from Edgerton Contractors.

Who Should Attend? Contractors, Architects, Developers, Owners, Facility Managers & Municipal Engineers

See the Flier Here or go to www.agc-gm.org/events

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Association Highlights
 
Upcoming Trainings on the AGC Fall Education Calendar


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

September - October

For a complete list of this semester's classes visit www.agc-gm.org/events

 

STP 1: Leadership and Motivation
September 14th, 16th, 21st & 23rd
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

This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others. 
Unit 1 Explores:
• The dollars and sense of people in construction
• The role of the construction supervisor
• Helping people perform better
• Motivating others
• Leading others
• Positive Feedback
• Training and orienting crew members
• Teams and team building
• Leadership skills in action

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


OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
September 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $115, Associate - $155, *CBA’s - $175, Non-Affiliated IAP - $250
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 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, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.



Sales & Use Tax - How is Your Business Impacted?
September 23rd
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Corp. G.C. - Comp, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Carl Marzolf, Sitzberger, Widmann & Co., S.C.


Are you calculating your sales & use tax (SUT) liabilities correctly? SUT rules are complex in any type of business, and it can be difficult to know how to apply general rules to your unique situation. Join AGC of Greater Milwaukee for Sales & Use Tax–How is Your Business Impacted? for tips and guidance to help you stay current and in compliance. 
The first 45 minutes of this 1-1/2 hour workshop will cover general SUT issues impacting most businesses. The last 45 minutes will include your choice of a general roundtable discussion to ask questions for further understanding or a session to address specific issues impacting the manufacturing industry.
You will learn… 
•  How to limit your sales and use tax liability exposure 
•  When to charge your customers sales tax and when to self-assess use tax 
•  Best practices in structuring transactions to reduce tax obligations 
•  How to identify overpayments and potential refund opportunities 
Who should attend: Accounting managers, accounting personnel, purchasing agents and small business owners will benefit from attending.

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


Understanding Your Pension Liability as a Union Contractor
September 29th
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Corp. G.C. - Comp, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Mike Gantert, Executive Director - Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund (BTUPTF)
 
As a Union General Contractor or Subcontractor, you contribute pension benefits into the BTUPTF on behalf of all those field personnel whom you employ.  While your contributions serve to provide a pension, there are other vital considerations that you should understand as an informed contractor.  Mike Gantert has served as the Executive Director of the BTUPTF for over two decades.  He will bring valuable insight concerning various laws that come into play that dictate certain aspects of this pension plan.  Additionally, he will discuss the current pension plan status and what factors lay ahead that will have an important impact on the plan’s status. This program is a “can’t miss” for those educated contractors who want to clearly understand the various liability aspects of your participation as a contributor to this plan.
 
To register, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.
 
Confined Space
September 30th 
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
 
Attendees will learn OSHA requirements for confined space entry, hazard identification, atmospheric testing considerations, basic ventilation principles and use of entry permits. 
 
Topics Include:
Confined Space Hazard Identification 
Air Monitoring
Basic Ventilation
Permits
 
Intended Audience: Any supervisor who will be assigned to confined space job sites and those individuals who need to become familiar with OSHA Confined Space Entry Requirements.

To register, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.
 
 
Emerging Technologies in Managing Construction Projects
October 1st
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Corp. GC/CM - Comp., Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University
 
This will be a panel format featuring leading local contractors, with Prof. Mark Federle (Marquette University) serving as the moderator.  The program will look at current and future use of technology in design and construction.  Members of the panel will speak to how they are implementing the use of technology in project delivery and on construction sites as well as share their impressions of its benefits regarding cost, schedule and human connections.

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

STP 6: Risk Management and Problem Solving
October 5th, 7th, 12th & 14th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $150, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
 
This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control.  
 
Unit 6 explores:
• Safety leadership, communication and expectations
• Planning for site safety
• Site safety management
• Site security and protection
• Multi-employer safety
• Construction risk management
• Safety and Human Resources
• Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents
 
To register, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

AGC of America Safety Management Training Course SMTC
October 7, 2015 to October 9, 2015
Member Price: $995; Non-Member Price: $995
For more information visit www.agc.org

Speakers: Rob Emmerick & Jim Gross

The AGC of America Safety Management Training Course (SMTC) provides attendees three days of training on the basic skills needed to manage a company safety program in the construction industry.

The program builds on Focus Four training and prepares attendees to manage key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel.

Participants will receive intensive instruction and training that will allow them to return to their firms with readily applicable new skills to positively impact their company’s safety and health program.

Learning Objectives:
-OSHA Inspections
-Subcontractors & Multi–Employer Relations
-Job Safety Analysis
-Equipment Management
-Steel Erection Safety
-Electrical Safety Management
-Accident Investigation
-Excavation Management
-Concrete Safety
-Fall Protection Management
-Bilingual Issue           

Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
October 6th
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, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
October 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th
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, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100. 

The Economics of Safety
October 15th
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $25, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $80
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee


Today’s challenging economic climate is not the time to back off on safety, but instead to charge ahead with communicating the importance of an accident-free workplace.  Establishing safety objectives and defining responsibilities has never been as critical as it is today.  Holding people accountable for their actions and evaluating their performance can have a big impact on the bottom line.  At one organization, the average cost of a shoulder injury was $50,000, a back injury was $35,000, a knee injury was $30,000 and a hand injury was approximately $20,000.  Learn how to prevent these losses and protect your bottom line!

Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone within the construction industry who is charged with the responsibility to manage jobsite safety.

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

First Aid/CPR/AED Training
October 19th & 20th
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, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.


For a complete list of this semester's classes visit www.agc-gm.org/events
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Register for CLC Double Feature Tour & Networking Event on Oct. 1st
Tour 833 E Michigan & Network at Ale Asylum Riverhouse

Join the AGC of Greater Milwaukee Construction Leadership Council on Thursday, October 1st for a  DOUBLE FEATURE EVENT!  Start with a tour of the 833 E Michigan Building, followed by our Networking Event at the Ale Asylum Riverhouse.  Take the Tour, Stay for the Socializing!  See the flier here for full details.

We are also seeking food sponsors for the evening's events.  For $150 you will get mention in all upcoming reminder notices and E-News publications leading up to the event, as well as on our Facebook and LinkedIn pages.  At the event, you will have signage at the food tables and be verbally recognized during the announcements.  Please contact Brian Eigenfeld at beigenfeld@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100 to sponsor, register, or with any questions.

Thank you all for your continued support and participation!  We look forward to seeing you all there!
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Spotlight on Savings - Car Rental Money Saving Options
From cellular service to office supplies and from construction tools to fleet leasing, being a member of AGC of Greater Milwaukee provides you with many ways to save significant amounts of money.

For example, after you’ve just landed at an out-of-town airport you probably don’t think twice about going straight to the rent-a-car counter, pulling out your credit card then driving away for one or more days to conduct business and then return to that same counter at the airport and pay for that rental at a rate you didn’t know you could get at up to 25% less than what you ended-up paying.

So the next time you rent-a car don’t forget that as an AGC member you can get up to 25% off your next rental by using Avis, Budget or Hertz.  Just click on the links below for more information.

Avis

Budget

Hertz

To learn more about car rental discounts as well as other money saving programs with firms such as Staples, FedEx, Verizon, Office Depot, Expedia, Enterprise Fleet Management, Pro Leasing and Fastenal, please contact Michael Smith, 248-763-8520.

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In the News
 
HSA Buys $3.3M Property Near Mayfair Collection, Unveils Schwaab Building Revamp

The Mayfair Collection and The District developer HSA Commercial Real Estate Inc. is seeking approval for plans to revamp a warehouse at 11415 W. Burleigh St., even as it makes another multimillion-dollar purchase in the area.

According to documents submitted to Wauwatosa's Plan Commission, HSA's two-phase redevelopment project of the former Schwaab Inc. building likely will include bike-friendly spaces, a new fast-casual restaurant, another full-service restaurant, a bar and a beer/liquor store.

It's too early to name tenants, but managing partner Timothy Blum said the Schwaab building occupants will complement The Mayfair Collection's higher-end offerings. As proposed, it will also boast a revamped facade and do some demolition, making way for a rain garden, bike-friendly traffic lanes and a "bike rest area" with tables and chairs.

The former Schwaab warehouse will serve as the gateway to The District, a retail and 1,000-unit residential center near Wauwatosa's Burleigh Triangle. It's currently in the second phase.

The first phase brought high-end fashion banners such as Nordstrom Rack and Saks Off 5th to The Mayfair Collection, where Phase II, which is currently underway, brings more service-oriented offerings and restaurants. It includes an incoming Whole Foods, HomeGoods home furnishing store and four new concepts from Milwaukee's Bartolotta Restaurants.

Where the former Schwaab building will be The District's western gateway, HSA's latest acquisition will be the eastern doorway to the development, Blum said. The Chicago development group closed on the bank-owned, three-story office building at 3077 N. Mayfair Road Tuesday, according to Blum. The building will undergo an adaptive reuse similar to The District's other mixed-used developments, he said.

The 2.2-acre property sold for roughly $3.3 million, according to Jennifer Huber, of Colliers International LLC.

Milwaukee Career College currently has a lease at the building through 2020, and is expected to remain there for the time being, Huber said. Huber and Tom Shepherd, both with Colliers, brokered the deal.

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Slideshow: Last Look at Pabst Building Before it Becomes Microbrewery

The developer of the Pabst microbrewery is moving forward with the project.

Michael Kelly, executive vice president of Blue Ribbon Management Co., submitted an application to Milwaukee's Historic Preservation Commission to gain approval for the redevelopment project that will return brewing to the Pabst campus for the first time in almost two decades.

The owner of Pabst Brewing Co. plans to make beer in Milwaukee in a 2,000-barrel microbrewery and restaurant in the former church at 1037 W. Juneau Ave. that served as the Pabst offices for decades.

Click through the photos to see what the chapel looks like now, before Blue Ribbon Management starts the $3 million to $4 million redevelopment effort.

The company also redeveloped the Pabst Professional Center and Building 29 within the former Pabst complex. Pabst Brewing Co. will operate the brewery, leasing the building from Zilber Ltd., which owns most of the rest of the former brew campus.

Within the next two weeks the group hopes to get the approval from the historic preservation and planning commissions, and the brewery is still on track to open in 2016.

"The key takeaway is that it’s the return of Pabst brewery to Milwaukee in an operational capacity," Kelly said. "It’s a fantastic development and we’re excited to be a part of it."

Kelly said getting local approvals for the project will pave the way for state and federal historic tax credits, without which the project likely could not get financed. The project will attempt to preserve and restore as many of the historic aspects of the 6,000-square-foot building's original construction, like its Cream City brick and stone exterior and wood floors and windows.

See the Slideshow Here

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Looking to Put Your Skills Toward a Good Cause? Join Kayla's Krew!
Skilled workers needed September 22nd - 27th to build an all-access playground!

Kayla's Krew is in need of skilled workers willing to volunteer their time and abilities to help build Kayla's Playground in Franklin Woods Nature Center, 3723 W. Puetz Rd., Franklin.  They have 80-100 positions to fill over 3 shifts per day for the 6-day duration of the build!  There are positions other than skilled labor, so check out the Task List Here.


The crew is on a mission to build an all-accessible, all-inclusive playground in Franklin, Wisconsin that is inspiring and truly all-accessible for all children and families of any age and ability. Help create a place which lets all who have special needs forget about the challenges that they are presented with daily while teaching others the value of friendship and compassion.

Watch the video of Kayla's inspiring story.
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Applied Management Group Presents 7 Summit Series for Optimizing Profitability and Growth
Tuesday, October 6th 11:30 a.m. 4:00 p.m. at the PMC/SMACCA Milwaukee Office

ONE DAY ONLY! Tuesday, October 6th 11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (includes lunch)
Held at the PMC/SMACCA Milwaukee Office
11001 West Plank Court, Suite 100, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

The goal of this training is to provide managers and owners greater insight into the financial operations of their business so they can achieve sustainable profitability and growth. The presenter, Applied Management Group, has identified seven functional areas that, once mastered, will put you on top of the world of management. Like those who have climbed the “Seven Summits” (the tallest peaks on each continent in the world), through Applied Management Group’s training series you will enter an elite group of people who have truly mastered the science and art of management.

This half-day seminar will give an overview of the full Seven Summits Series, which is an intensive, multi-week training program that covers each functional area in more depth. The goal of the introductory course is to let you sample the training before committing to the full Seven Summit Series.

Reach Your Highest Point on these Topics:

Summit 1 - Management Accounting: Assessing base knowledge of accounting practices, understanding QuickBooks, and utilizing QuickBooks to perform the Applied Management Accounting Process.
Summit 2 - Company Financials: Expanding the participant’s fundamental understanding & knowledge of financial statements.
Summit 3 - Departments: Creating Departments (profit centers) within the participant’s company.
Summit 4 - Burdened Labor Costing & Labor Efficiencies: Focus will be on the participant’s Service Department; identifying correct labor costing structures and performance efficiencies.
Summit 5 - Flat Rating & Pricing: Understanding the art and science of developing a profitable flat rate program, changing the customer experience, and eliminating price shopping.
Summit 6 - Empowering Personnel: Understanding tribal versus performance cultures and using Business Process Mapping to elevate your team performance to create an enhanced customer experience and step out of the zone of indifference.Summit 7 - Benchmarking: Focus will be on how to develop benchmarks and setting standards to achieve desired growth and efficiencies.

Click Here for the Registration Form

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In This Issue
Featured Program
Emerging Technologies in Construction Delivery
Association Highlights
Upcoming Trainings on the AGC Fall Education Calendar
Register for CLC Double Feature Tour & Networking Event on Oct. 1st
Spotlight on Savings - Car Rental Money Saving Options
In the News
HSA Buys $3.3M Property Near Mayfair Collection, Unveils Schwaab Building Revamp
Slideshow: Last Look at Pabst Building Before it Becomes Microbrewery
Looking to Put Your Skills Toward a Good Cause? Join Kayla's Krew!
Applied Management Group Presents 7 Summit Series for Optimizing Profitability and Growth
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