August 31, 2017
Association Highlights
 
AGC Annual Golf Classic Sells Out, Raises over $20,000 for Local Scholarship!

Earlier this month, AGC of Greater Milwaukee hosted its Annual Golf Classic at the Exclusive Wisconsin Country Club.  See the Photo Album of the event Here!  Thanks to our many generous Sponsors, and a Sold-Out crowd of 148 golfers, you helped us raise over $20,000 towards the AGC Education & Research Foundation for scholarships at local universities!

We had some great prizes for skill contests, chances to win $20,000 or a car with a hole-in-one, raffle and door prizes, and even a Golf Cannon to add some fire power to your tee-off!

This year's tournament winners were:
1st Place
Matt Tadisch – Selzer-Ornst Co.
Jeff Tremmel – Olympic Companies
Larry James – Selzer-Ornst Co.
Adam Schmanski – Olympic Companies

2nd Place
Randy Hill – David J. Frank Landscaping Contracting Inc.
Marty Frankowiak – Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp.
Allison Hill – Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann
Ross Squires – Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann

3rd Place
Nick Rivecca – Sonag Ready Mix, LLC
Bob Olson – Global Contractors
Dan Pohl – J.A. Pohl, Inc.

 

Thank you again to all of our Generous Sponsors!

Aon Risk Solutions
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP
Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp
Brehmer Agency, Inc.
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Chicago Scaffolding Inc.
Circle Electric, Inc.
Clean Power
CliftonLarsonAllen
Common Links Construction LLC
Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Doral Corporation
Esch Construction Supply, Inc.
Fabick RENTS
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
Hausmann Johnson Insurance
Hays Companies of Wisconsin
Hetzel-Sanfilippo Inc.
HNI Risk Services
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
iSqFt
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
J.M. Brennan, Inc.
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Lee Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Lincoln Contractors Supply Inc.
M.M. Schranz Roofing
Michels Corporation
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Milwaukee Brewers
Miron Construction Co., Inc.
Mortenson Construction
NEXT Electric, Inc.
Olympic Companies, Inc.
Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete Inc.
Packers Foundation
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
R & R Insurance Services, Inc.
RIV/Crete ReadyMix
Sonag Ready Mix, LLC
Spancrete
The Blue Book Network
The Daily Reporter
The PrivateBank and Trust Company
The VanderBloemen Group LLC
Tioga HVAC Rentals
Veit Companies
VerHalen Commercial Interiors
Wisconsin Club
Zurich

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Long time Milwaukee Area Construction Executive, Richard Snow, Passes Away
On August 17, 2017, former Executive Vice President of the AGC of Greater Milwaukee, Richard Snow passed away at the age of 87.  Richard graduated from UW-Madison, and was very active in the construction industry and community throughout the Greater Milwaukee and Chicago areas.  He came to the AGC of Greater Milwaukee in 1977, and led as Executive Vice President for over a decade.  You can find his obituary Here.  The AGC of Greater Milwaukee extends our condolences to his family and friends.
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Introducing the AGC Innovation Award - Get Recognized!
In 2018, AGC of America will celebrate 100 years of serving the construction industry. While we celebrate and recognize the past and the present, we are also looking to address the issues currently affecting the industry, in order to ensure the future of construction. In this spirit, AGC is introducing the Innovation Award to provide incentive to encourage free thinkers within the field to provide pioneering solutions to a challenge faced daily by its members.
Examples of issues needing innovative solutions include, but are not limited to:
• Workforce shortage and lack of diversity
• Technology advancements
• Jobsite safety
• Sustainability
• Project complexity

Selected semifinalists will be invited to present at the 99th AGC Annual Convention, February 26-28, 2018, in New Orleans, LA. Semifinalists will receive two complimentary Convention registrations.

Of these semi-finalists, three finalists will be selected and invited to participate and present at the Centennial Celebration, September 28 – October 1, 2018. A third, second, and grand prize winner will be determined.
The grand prize winner will be awarded a $10,000 cash prize; the second prize winner will receive $5,000; and the third prize winner will receive $2,500. Finalists will receive two complimentary Centennial Celebration registrations, along with a hotel and travel stipend. AGC will publish (e.g. Constructor Magazine, press release, etc.) information about finalists and provide a winners logo that can be added to their chapter and/or company’s website.

The final submission deadline for entries is 11:59 p.m. ET, Monday, October 30, 2017. All applicants will be notified as to the status of their application in January 2018. Review the application and apply here!

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Join the Conversation and Follow AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Follow AGC of Greater Milwaukee on Facebook and Twitter and be the first to know about important news related to construction and AGC. Follow us on both and add to the discussion by visiting our pages on Facebook and Twitter. You can also connect with us on LinkedIn!

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First Annual AGC All-Student Chapter Meeting - Not Just for Students! Meet Future Employees?? Th, Sept. 21st
Panel Discussion: How to Get the Most Out of a Career Fair

We invite all Hiring Managers, HR Professionals, or anyone responsible for team development from all of our Member companies to come network with the next wave of construction professionals!  Please keep an eye out for further details, and registration form Coming Soon!

We are very excited to ask that you mark your calendars for Thursday, September 21st when the CLC will be hosting the first annual All Student Chapter Meeting, including students from Marquette University, MSOE, and UW-Milwaukee!  This event is not just for the students!  We encourage you to come meet and network with these individuals who will soon be entering the construction field, and most likely filling the jobs at your companies when they graduate!

We have sponsorship opportunities available for this event (Only AGC Members may sponsor this event!).  Demonstrate your support to the members of the AGC Student Chapters from MSOE, Marquette & UWM!  See the Official Flier Here, and Sponsor or Register today!

Gold - $500
-Admissions for 2 Company Employees
-Prominant Logo displayed in Program
-Listing on Table Tents
-Recognition During Announcements
-Recognition in Promotions and Social Media & E-News
-10% of this Sponsorship will Go Toward the AGC E&R Foundation's CLC Scholarship Fund

Silver - $250
-Logo Displayed In Program
-Listing on Table Tents
-Recognition During Announcements
-Recognition in Promotions and Social Media & E-News
-10% of this Sponsorship will Go Toward the AGC E&R Foundation's CLC Scholarship Fund

Bronze - $100
-Company Name Listed in Program
-Listing on Table Tents
-Recognition During Announcements
-Recognition in Promotions and Social Media & E-News
-10% of this Sponsorship will Go Toward the AGC E&R Foundation's CLC Scholarship Fund

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What Can You Learn in September? - AGC-GM's Education Calendar


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

September 2017

For a complete list of this semester's classes or to Register for any classes,
contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at

kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100

Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
September 6th
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.


STP 5: Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs
September 11th, 13th, 18th & 20th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, 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 1: Variation in Production Systems
September 11th
12:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $200, Associate - $250, CBA’s - $350, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University


Lean Construction challenges all project stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process.  Unit 1: Variations in Production Systems is a half-day course that introduces one of the fundamental concepts of Lean Construction: Variation.

In the construction process, the work we do is all connected, and variation in even one of those processes affects us all.  This course provides tools to help participants recognize sources of variation on their own projects, examine variation’s effect on operations and mitigate the effects of variation in their everyday work.  Following completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

·    Define the different types of variation
·    Explain the concept of throughtput and distinguish it from productivity
·    Discuss the role of variation in production operations
·    List sources of variation in construction settings


Subcontractor Default Mitigation and Recovery Strategies
September 13th
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Corp. G.C. - Comp, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Attorney Brian R. Zimmerman, Hurtado Zimmerman, S.C.


As our region continues to experience a construction boom, contractors may spread themselves too thin and run the risk of defaulting on their contractual obligations. If unaccounted for, subcontractor default can pose a serious threat to the success of a construction project. Implementing effective strategies can help you mitigate or avoid these unnecessary costs.

Attorney Brian Zimmerman, a shareholder at Hurtado Zimmerman, S.C., is an expert in construction law. He relies on his his extensive construction litigation background when advising clients on matters such as contract default. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has invited Attorney Zimmerman to discuss what he describes as a recent increase in subcontractor default in the region, as well as warning signs and strategies to protect contractors from the impacts of these defaults. This discussion is valuable for any contractor concerned with protecting the profitability of their projects.


First Aid/CPR/AED Training
September 19th & 21st (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.


Lean Construction Unit 2: Pull in Production
September 25th
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Corp GC/CM - $200, Associate - $250, CBA’s - $350, Non-Affiliated IAP  - $450
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: Pull in Production is a half-day course that introduces the concept of “pull” as a means to reliable work flow.

•  Compare batch-and-queue and continuous flow production systems
•  Distinguish push systems from pull systems
•  Describe the impact of pull in production systems
•  Explain pull strategies in construction operations


The Economics of Safety
September 28th
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.

For a complete list of this semester's classes or to Register for any classes,
contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at

kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100
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J.P. Cullen to Move Regional Office to Milwaukee
AGC Corporate Member, J.P. Cullen & Sons Inc., in spring will move its regional office from Brookfield to the historic Fortress property slated for restoration near downtown Milwaukee.  Read Article Here

 

Congratulations to These Newsmakers of the Year!
Every year, The Daily Reporter recognizes newsmakers in dozens of categories.  Congratulations to the AGC Member Companies and Individuals who were recognized this year!

Builder of the YearJ.P. Cullen & Sons
Business Developer of the YearChristin Mlsna, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Construction Management of the YearCatalyst Construction
Director of the YearRyan O’Toole, Hunzinger Construction
Educator of the YearJoe Schwengels, J.P. Cullen & Sons
Estimator of the YearCarl Wickman, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Estimator of the YearScott Simpson, Mortenson Construction
Humanitarian of the YearPat Nate, Miron Construction
Project Manager of the YearGary Berkley, Tri-North Builders
Project Manager of the YearAngie Helfert, Mortenson Construction
Project Manager of the YearTom Pagel, C.G. Schmidt, Inc.
Rising Young Professional of the YearReese Mersberger, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Rising Young Professional of the YearTess Massaroni, Mortenson Construction
Unsung Hero of the Year – Jen Bauer, Miron Construction
Unsung Hero of the YearCheryl Anderson, Scherrer Construction
Woman in Construction of the YearJeannie Cullen, J.P. Cullen & Sons

See the Full List Here

Got news? Share your company news with the AGC of Greater Milwaukee membership by sending press releases, notices, etc. to Nate Jurowski at njurowski@agc-gm.org

 

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CLC National Leadership Development Conference November 16-17, 2017

The CLC Leadership Development Conference brings together emerging construction leaders from across the country in various construction sectors to network, learn and share. This year’s event will be co-hosted by AGC of California. The chapter worked hard to create a unique program with key take-a-ways on how to improve your performance in the industry.

This event is the only event of its kind for the construction industry. It is an opportunity to connect with fellow emerging leader construction professionals from across the country. The program this year is diverse, offering construction professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills along with information on CLC best practices and how to grow local CLC groups.

Find Out More and Register Here!

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In the News
 
Are You Prepared? OSHA's New Silica Rule to Go into Effect Sept 23

After a few legal fits and starts, as well as extra time for review and input, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new silica standard for construction is scheduled to go into effect about a month from now, on Sept. 23.

What that means is contractors who engage in activities that create silica dust — that is, respirable crystalline silica — such as by cutting, grinding or blasting materials like concrete, stone and brick, must meet a stricter standard for how much of that dust workers inhale. The same goes for employers of tradespeople working around such activities.

The new standard also specifies what services employers must make available to workers who are exposed to high levels of silica dust and the training required of those who are at risk.

Read Full Article Here

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SLIDESHOW: Take an Aerial Tour of Milwaukee-Area's Largest Construction Projects
Even though developers see signs that the real estate boom could be approaching its inevitable slowdown, there’s a heavy amount of construction activity still underway.

Hot spots include Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa, where hundreds of apartments are under construction and, of course, downtown Milwaukee. Even though housing still is the busiest sector, projects underway cross the spectrum from medical, to manufacturing to entertainment.

See the slideshow of pictures by Curtis Waltz, owner of Hartland-based Aerialscapes Inc., who found a legion of projects under construction during an early August flyover of the region.

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In This Issue
Association Highlights
AGC Annual Golf Classic Sells Out, Raises over $20,000 for Local Scholarship!
Long time Milwaukee Area Construction Executive, Richard Snow, Passes Away
Introducing the AGC Innovation Award - Get Recognized!
Join the Conversation and Follow AGC of Greater Milwaukee
First Annual AGC All-Student Chapter Meeting - Not Just for Students! Meet Future Employees?? Th, Sept. 21st
What Can You Learn in September? - AGC-GM's Education Calendar
Get Your Member News Here!
CLC National Leadership Development Conference November 16-17, 2017
In the News
Are You Prepared? OSHA's New Silica Rule to Go into Effect Sept 23
SLIDESHOW: Take an Aerial Tour of Milwaukee-Area's Largest Construction Projects
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