November 17, 2016
Association Highlights
 
Hear Those Sleigh Bells Ringing? Invites for the AGC Annual Holiday Gala are Going Out This Now!
There's Still Time to Donate to Benefit the AGC Education & Research Foundation

Friday, December 9th at the Exclusive Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield!

AGC of Greater Milwaukee will be sending out invitations next week to our Annual Holiday Gala.  Each year, we host a dinner and dance along with this auction to raise money for our Education & Research Foundation, providing educational programs and scholarships at our local universities that will allow deserving students the chance to pursue their dreams of a career in construction. The Foundation’s scholarships include:

The MSOE AGC Scholarship
The Marquette University Robert Caspari Scholarship
The Marquette University Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship
The UW-Milwaukee Skill, Integrity, Responsibility Scholarship

This year it will be held on Friday, December 9th at the exclusive Westmoor Country Club in Brookfield, so keep an eye on your incoming mail, because you will be receiving invitations soon! 

Your donations are a vital part of the success of this event, the Foundation, and our future construction leaders!
Thank you to our current contributors!

Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
The Blue Book Network
Brehmer Agency
Building Service Inc.
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Hurtado Zimmerman SC
iSqFt
Jens Construction Corp.
Mortenson Construction

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Round Out the Year, and Your Professional Education, with Courses from AGC's Knowledge Source


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

November-December 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

 

Lean Construction Unit 6: Lean Design & Pre-Constructon
November 17th
8 am to 11:30 am
Corp G.C. - $175, Associate - $300, CBA’s - $350, Non-Affiliated IAP - $400
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University


Unit 6: Lean Design and Pre-construction is a half-day, instructor-led course that introduces you to the concepts of value-based management, lean in the design process and relational contracting. The course is divided into three sessions:
Session 1 – Defining Design
Session 2 – Applying Lean in Design
Session 3 – Contractors in Design

Following this course, participants will be able to:

· Distinguish between the varying definitions for design.
· Define value and commonly used methods to maximize it.
· Discuss waste and commonly used methods to minimize it.
· Differentiate between traditional project methods and lean design.
· Explain the various lean tools used in design and how to deploy them.


OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
November 29th & November 1st, 6th, 8th
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.

STP 5: Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs
December 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 covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate.  This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.

Unit 5 explores:

• Construction estimates
• Who controls project costs
• Reporting and analyzing actual costs
• Planning for cost control
• Labor cost variances
• Working with project partners
• Managing risk and loss potentials
• Cost control strategies
• Project-cost evaluation
• Benchmarking construction productivity
• Improving productivity through pre-planning
• New skills for effective supervision
• Personnel management
• Equipment management for productivity improvement
• Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling
• Quantifying labor cost productivity
• Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis

Lean Construction Unit 7: Problem Solving Principles and Tools
December 7th
8 am to 2 pm
Corp G.C. - $175, Associate - $300, CBA’s - $350, Non-Affiliated IAP - $400
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University


Lean Construction challenges all project stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process.  Unit 2 will describe the Lean Problem Solving Process and illustrate how to use tools to solve problems in a lean manner.

Following this course, participants will be able to:

·    Define the difference between traditional and lean problem solving.
·    Describe how to create a team environment to solve problems.
·    Explain how to create trust to avoid problems.
·    Describe Observation Walks.
·    Identify root causes of problems.


Avoiding Costly Disputes in A201 Contracts
December 13th
2 pm to 4 pm
Corp. G.C. - Comp, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Attorney Brian R. Zimmerman, Hurtado Zimmerman, S.C.


This program will provide the essentials of what every project manager and contractor administrator should know about the A201 Contract and how to use the contract to avoid disputes. Discussion will include the review of the standard AIA language, documentation requirements and notices, explanation of key definitions, issues to consider with each project, and the Architect’s role and authority.


Lean Exam
December 15th
8 am to Noon
Cost: $550 will be collected after the candidate application is reviewed and approved


Exam information: the Lean Construction Education Program provides policies and procedures related to the exam.

Eligibility requirements: CM-Lean candidates must successfully complete the seven AGC Lean Construction Education Program courses, provide AGC with record of completion and have an approved application in advance of exam administration.

Application: Visit www.agc.org/CM-Lean for the CM-Lean application and allow 10 days for review and response. Once approval notification is received, allow 10 days to complete the pre-exam checklist in advance of exam day (provided in the approval notification email).

 

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

 

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Applications Now Accepted for the 18th Annual Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards

The Willis Towers Watson-AGC Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA) is the industry's elite safety excellence awards program for contractors of all types and sizes. Applicants are not only judged based on their submitted applications, but also make five minute presentations to a panel of five judges who then ask questions of the finalists. CSEA recognizes companies that have developed and implemented premier safety and risk control programs and showcases companies that have achieved continuous improvement and maintenance of their safety and health management system.

So don’t miss the opportunity to get recognized for your best-in-class safety program!  For more information on the Willis-AGC CSEA program and to download a application, please visit www.agc.org/csea. The deadline for submitting applications is Monday, December 19, 2016.

For full application details, visit the AGC-A Construction Safety Excellence Award Page here!

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Condolences
 
Mourning the Loss of an Industry Leader, Phillip Purpero

AGC of Greater Milwaukee extends our deepest sympathies to the family, friends, and all the members of the CW Purpero Inc. family for the loss of its leading founder, Phillip Purpero.  In our experience, CW Purpero Inc. has been a long-time active member in our association and our community, branded with trademarks of respect, fairness, and endurance.  Much of this is due to the atmosphere Phillip helped create at his work, and with his clients.  He has been an asset to Milwaukee and this country, and he will be missed.

You may read more about Phillip J. Purpero here

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In the News
 
OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Rule Provision in New guidelines

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced yesterday that it is once again delaying enforcement of the anti-retaliation provisions of its new "Reasonable Reporting Procedure" rule, §1904.35. The new effective date is December 1. The rule was originally scheduled to go into effect on August 10, but was delayed until November 1 to allow OSHA to provide guidance to the public in the form of Frequently Asked Questions or a Compliance Directive. OSHA has now agreed to "postpone the postponement" by another month in response to a request by a federal court in Texas that will be ruling on a challenge to the anti-retaliation requirements, and especially their effect on post-accident drug testing and safety incentive programs. The court said that it needed additional time to be able to issue a ruling. The industry plaintiffs want the court to block OSHA from enforcing the new provisions while the case is pending.

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'My Client is a Jerk': Three Ways to Transforming Client Relationships Gone Bad

Have you ever had a difficult client? They come in a lot of flavors, but fortunately, there is a common thread to these situations which can help you to succeed.  Learn how here from Charles H. Green, Contributing Editor of AGC-A's Constructor magazine.   

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Durable Designs for Women Who Wrangle and Weld
To all the talented women working in our industry: Thank You!

In the past, women in such industries have resorted to purchasing clothing designed for men or boys. Not only were they uncomfortable, but they also posed a safety hazard if a loose flap or a long sleeve got caught in machinery.

Sarah Calhoun had worked years in physically demanding jobs, including five years in the field for the outdoor education nonprofit organization Outward Bound. She once resorted to duct-taping the crotch of her men’s work pants when the seams came apart.

“If they’re not designed to fit a woman’s body, they don’t function properly,” she said.

She approached several companies that made men’s workwear to see if they would create a women’s line, but the response was lukewarm.

In 2004, she shared a table at a local coffee shop with Richard Siberell, a veteran outdoor gear designer. He encouraged her with advice and contacts. Later, he became her mentor and a board member. “He said, ‘Sarah, you’re on to something big here, you need to move on this now,’” Ms. Calhoun recalled.

After spending six months at a company in Bozeman, Mont., sewing backpacks to learn about production, she began making a single pants style she designed herself. She and her roommate at the time were the models. Then she started her women’s workwear company, Red Ants Pants, in 2006, in White Sulphur Springs, Mont.

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Video Slideshow: Inside look at construction of the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District

It was a big day financially for the Green Bay Packers Sunday as nearly 80,000 fans packed Lambeau Field for the team's showdown with the Dallas Cowboys. But in less than 12 months, the payday from a marquee game such as Sunday's will be even bigger for the team and its partners as construction continues on the first-phase of its Titletown District being built immediately west of the stadium.

Construction is underway on a 144-room Lodge Kohler, a Hinterlands restaurant, a sports medicine clinic and a public plaza that will include a man-made sledding hill featuring tubing lanes for winter enjoyment. The Milwaukee Business Journal got a firsthand look inside the fences of the the 34-acre construction site Sunday as Miron Construction executive John Murphy talked about the impact the project will have on the Green Bay area.

Check out the attached slideshow to see photos of the construction of the Lodge Kohler, Hinterlands restaurant and Bellin Health Sports Medicine & Orthopedics facility.

"This is going to change this whole area and make it come alive even more," he said.

The hotel, restaurant and sports medicine clinic are slated to open for 2017 Packers training camp. The hotel will have a panoramic bar and restaurant with a view of Lambeau Field, two private dining rooms that will accommodate up to 20 guests each, an indoor lap and family pool, an enhanced fitness facility and full-service spa.

The Packers recently announced plans for the park in the 35-acre Titletown District. The 10-acre plaza in the center of the district will include a man-made sledding hill featuring tubing lanes and a winding skating trail and rink.

Click here to see a slideshow and video of renderings of the park.

In a recent interview with the Milwaukee Business Journal, Packers president and CEO Mark Murphy said the team is expected to release details of the second phase of the ambitious development later this fall or in early 2017. He said it is likely to include a grocery store, restaurants and other family entertainment establishments.

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In This Issue
Association Highlights
Hear Those Sleigh Bells Ringing? Invites for the AGC Annual Holiday Gala are Going Out This Now!
Round Out the Year, and Your Professional Education, with Courses from AGC's Knowledge Source
Applications Now Accepted for the 18th Annual Willis Towers Watson Construction Safety Excellence Awards
Condolences
Mourning the Loss of an Industry Leader, Phillip Purpero
In the News
OSHA Delays Anti-Retaliation Rule Provision in New guidelines
'My Client is a Jerk': Three Ways to Transforming Client Relationships Gone Bad
Durable Designs for Women Who Wrangle and Weld
Video Slideshow: Inside look at construction of the Green Bay Packers' Titletown District
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