July 29, 2016
Association Highlights
 
Registration Deadline for AGC's Annual Golf Classic is Fast Approaching!
Our Best Networking Event of the Year!

Monday, August 15, 2015
The Wisconsin Country Club
August 10th 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, we will again be hosting this event at the beautiful Wisconsin Country Club.  Their course 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, and door 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:

Aon
Beeler Construction, Inc.
Berghammer Construction Corporation
The Blue Book Network
Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp
Brehmer Agency, Inc.
Building Advantage
C.W. Purpero Inc.
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Clean Power
Common Links Construction LLC
Common Links Construction LLC
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Doral Corporation
Fabick Rents / Lincoln Contractors Supply Inc.
Giles Engineering Associates, Inc.
I Sq Ft
Inpro Corporation
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
J.M. Brennan, Inc.
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
Lemberg Electric Company, Inc.
Michels Foundations
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Olympic Companies, Inc.
R & R Insurance Services, Inc.
Sanchez Painting Contractors
Sonag Ready Mix, LLC
The PrivateBank and Trust Company
United States Alliance Fire Protection, Inc.
VerHalen Commercial Interiors
VJS Construction Services
Wall Tech, Inc.

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Registrations Due Next Week for CLC Tailgate Party & Brewers Game
Wednesday, August 10th, 4:30 Tailgate, 7:10 Game

Food, Fun & Games at the Ahern Offices, then Watch the Brewers vs. Braves at Miller Park!

Join the AGC Construction Leadership Council at our Summer Social. JF Ahern will be hosting a Tailgate Party at their offices, where we’ll grill out, have a buffet of sides, and set up games and contests to play.  Then we will take a short hike up to the Miller Park stadium where we will watch our Milwaukee Brewers take on the Atlanta Braves. We can cheer them home from our seats in Section 128 right along the third base foul line, and still have a great view of the action both infield and outfield! We want everyone to be included, so we have arranged for members of your immediate family to be able to attend at the price of your level of membership!

We are also seeking Food & Beverage Sponsors for the Tailgate. If you would like more information, please contact Brian Eigenfeld at beigenfeld@agc-gm.org for details.

Thank You to our Current Sponsors!

Food
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal

Beverage
JF Ahern Co.
Sonag Ready Mix

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Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Contributes $10K to Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative

On July 28, 2016, the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee’s Education and Research Foundation (AGC) donated $10,000 to support the Mayor’s Earn & Learn Fund.

The Mayor’s Earn & Learn Fund is Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative, and is administered by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. The Fund is the largest summer youth employment program in the State of Wisconsin, and provides job readiness training to young people in Milwaukee, where they gain valuable work experience through the Community Work Experience component of the Fund. The AGC’s contribution will sponsor five youth participants for an entire summer program.

“We are very proud of our participation in this program, which makes a real difference in young people’s lives,” Mike Fabishak, CEO of the AGC stated. “We are committed to strengthening the Milwaukee Community through job creation and career development. ”

The AGC’s Education and Research Foundation was founded to promote construction industry related education and training efforts. The Foundation’s grants fund professional growth programs for AGC’s contract members, the development of technical education programs and scholarships to local scholars.

For more information on this initiative, or on the AGC’s Education and Research Foundation and how you can lend your support, please contact Mike Fabishak, at 414-778-4100 or mfabishak@agc-gm.org.

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AGC Board of Directors Appoints AGC-GM General Council to Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund
The AGC is pleased to announce that its Board of Directors has appointed Nathan Jurowski to the Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund (BTUPTF). Mr. Jurowski joins a dozen AGC contractors who are already management Trustees on the Fund.

Mr. Jurowski serves as the AGC General Counsel and heads up its Union Labor Relations Division.  He is a state bar certified attorney with over seven years of experience practicing law in Wisconsin.  The BTUPTF is a multi-employer pension fund with over $1.5 billion in assets, which provides pensions for most of the union construction workers in the greater Milwaukee area.

The fund is jointly trusteed by an equal number of management and labor union trustees. As a management Trustee, Mr. Jurowski joins several AGC member contractors who have nearly 100 years of combined experience on the fund.

Mike Fabishak, CEO of the AGC stated that, “Mr. Jurowski is uniquely qualified to become an important and valuable member of this fund.  He will bring thoughtful leadership and a capacity to work collaboratively to ensure the continued health and future success and this fund.”
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Early Enrollment: Here's a Preview of our Fall Education Calendar


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

August-September 2016

For a complete list of this semester's classes visit www.agc-gm.org/events
To Register for any classes, contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at
kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100, or register online

 

First Aid/CPR/AED Training
August 29th & 30th (Must attend both nights)
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.


Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
August 25th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $25, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP $80
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.


Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
September 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.


STP 3: Planning and Scheduling
September 12th, 14th, 19th & 21st
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $150, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450


This course will help construction supervisors understand ways in which planning and scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process.

Unit 3 Explores:
• Preparing the project plan
• Communicating the plan
• The critical path
• Computer use in scheduling
• Using the schedule on the jobsite
• Updating the construction schedule
• The schedule as documentation
• Using planning and scheduling

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In the News
 
Higher Fines for Federal Safety, Environmental Law Violations Starting this Summer
OSHA, EPA and FWS Finalize New Maximum Civil Penalties
The financial penalties that federal agencies may impose on the regulated community as restitution (or a deterrent) for any violation of statutes/regulations or permit requirements are about to go way up, some by as much as 150 percent.  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) – to name a few – all have finalized penalty increases that take effect this summer.  To read the full report, Click Here.
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2017/2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Are Now Open
Each year the AGC Education and Research Foundation offers undergraduate and graduate level scholarships to students enrolled in ABET or ACCE accredited construction management or construction related engineering programs. Applications must be submitted by midnight November 1, 2016.

Over $10 million in scholarships have been awarded to more than 4,000 students attending colleges and universities across the country. Through endowments made by AGC members and supporters, as well as AGC Chapters, the Education and Research Foundation awards over 100 scholarships each year to students dedicated to pursuing a career in the construction industry. Click here to apply now.
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In This Issue
Association Highlights
Registration Deadline for AGC's Annual Golf Classic is Fast Approaching!
Registrations Due Next Week for CLC Tailgate Party & Brewers Game
Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee Contributes $10K to Milwaukee’s Summer Youth Employment Initiative
AGC Board of Directors Appoints AGC-GM General Council to Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund
Early Enrollment: Here's a Preview of our Fall Education Calendar
In the News
Higher Fines for Federal Safety, Environmental Law Violations Starting this Summer
2017/2018 Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Are Now Open
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