September 13, 2017
Association Highlights
 
How Effective Are Your Presentations?
Featuring Kevin O'Toole (Hunzinger Const.)

Effective communication is key to any company’s productivity. You want participants active and engaged, not constantly checking their phones for new E-mails. And you want to ensure that one of your most valuable resources, “time,” is being put to good use. To help you accomplish this goal, the AGC will host Kevin O’Toole, Executive Vice President of Hunzinger Construction, to share his experiences and provide tips and trategies for more effective and engaging presentations.

During his tenure in the construction industry, Kevin O’Toole has developed presentation strategies to keep his team both active and engaged, resulting in continued motivation and productivity. This program is designed for anyone in the management ranks who is interested in delivering more effective presentations.

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

 

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First Annual AGC All-Student Chapter Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21st
Network with the Future!

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.

The evening will begin with a buffet dinner at the MSOE Grohmann Tower 4th Floor Conference  room at 233 E Juneau Avenue, where AGC Members will have an opportunity to break bread with the members of our AGC Student Chapters.

The post-dinner program includes an honoring of our newest AGC Student Chapter (UW – Milwaukee), a recognition of the CLC Scholarship Award recipients, and a panel discussion with a Q & A on the topic of How to Get the Most Out of a Career Fair. The evening is capped off by a networking reception, where attendees will have an opportunity to mingle in a less formal setting. 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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Donations Now Being Accepted for AGC's Annual Holiday Gala - To Benefit the Education & Research Foundation!
This year it will be held on Friday, December 1st, at the exclusive InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee

AGC of Greater Milwaukee is gratefully accepting donations for the silent auction held at 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 1st at the exclusive InterContinental Hotel, Milwaukee.  Your donations are a vital part of the success of this event, the Foundation, and our future construction leaders!

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Advertise in the 2018 AGC Directory & Buyers Guide

Be seen by over 3,000 peers and other construction industry professionals!

We have started developing our annual Directory & Buyers Guide and invite all construction industry professionals to advertise in this widely distributed publication. 

The Directory & Buyers Guide is a resource that helps our members promote their businesses and stay engaged in the construction industry. And is just another benefit of associating with the industry's leading construction trade association. 

Raise your company's visibility today by advertising in our annual guide.

To learn more, contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org.

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AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in September and October


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

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.

 

STP 3: Planning and Scheduling
October 2nd, 4th, 9th & 11th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, 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

 

OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
October 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th
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. 

 

Lean Construction Unit 3 and 4: Lean Workstructuring and The Last Planner System
October 12th
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $350, Associate - $400, CBA’s - $500, Non-Affiliated IAP - $600
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University

Unit 3: Lean Workstructuring is a four-hour course that will be offered at AGC Chapters across the country.  Following completion of this course, participants will be able to:

• Apply the methods and tools utilized in pull planning
• Describe the concept of Lean Workstructuring
• Outline the desired products of Lean Workstructuring
• Describe the characteristics and application of the Last Planner System

Unit 4: The Last Planner® System is a half-day course that delves in creating six-week look-ahead schedules and weekly work plans

Within construction, we all strive to plan our projects in a way that produces predictable workflow and continuous improvement. Unit 4 is the second of two units introducing the Last Planner System (LPS). This half-day, facilitator-led course shows how to conduct make-ready and weekly work planning sessions. Following this course, participants will be able to:

· Apply the Last Planner® System on a project
· Hold make-ready and weekly work planning sessions
· Calculate, track and analyze percent plan complete for a project


How Effective Are Your Presentations?
October 11th
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - Comp, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Kevin O’Toole, Executive Vice President, Hunzinger Construction

Effective communication is key to any company’s productivity. You want participants active and engaged, not constantly checking their phones for new E-mails. And you want to ensure that one of your most valuable resources, “time,” is being put to good use. To help you accomplish this goal, the AGC will host Kevin O’Toole, Executive Vice President of Hunzinger Construction, to share his experiences and provide tips and strategies for more effective and engaging presentations.

During his tenure in the construction industry, Kevin O’Toole has developed presentation strategies to keep his team both active and engaged, resulting in continued motivation and productivity. This program is designed for anyone in the management ranks who is interested in delivering more effective presentations.

 

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
October 17th, 19th, 24th & 26th
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.


Crane Rigging Training
October 31st
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $60 plus $20 for materials, Associate - $75 plus $20 for materials, *CBA’s - $90 plus $30 for materials, Non-Affiliated IAP - $145 plus $40 for materials.
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

In addition to qualified signalpersons and certified operators, the new OSHA crane standard requires employees who perform rigging operations to be “qualified.”  This course has been developed by the Crosby Group to assist employers in qualifying their personnel as a “Qualified Riggers” as required in the new crane standards.  The standard also requires an experience component which is not provided in this course. Note: This course is four hours in length.  To receive a card verifying their attendance in this class, attendees must be present the entire four hours. 


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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Five Strategies for Reducing Subcontractor Risk and Hiring Qualified Subcontractors
For the past few years, subcontractors have been experiencing the burden of a serious backlog, shortages in labor and increased costs. These factors create strong pressures on subcontractors and make them more vulnerable to default and other risks. Read full article.
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21 Essential Apps for the Modern Construction Workforce
Keeping up with dozens of new apps can be a daunting task, and it has gotten a lot more interesting in the past year. Find out what apps have been making waves in the construction industry and what’s coming down the virtual highway. See which apps made Construction Executive's Tech Trends List.
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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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In the News
 
Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs bill for $3B Foxconn package

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Monday afternoon approving the largest-ever financial-incentive package from the state of Wisconsin — and possibly the nation: up to $3 billion for Foxconn Technology Group.

Walker put his signature to the legislation, which passed both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature the week of Sept. 10, during a ceremony at Gateway Technical College’s Sturtevant campus near the likely site for the proposed $10 billion Foxconn plant. Walker made remarks for about 15 minutes before signing the bill surrounded by legislative supporters. Read full article.

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Compliance date for cranes standard to be extended

In an increasingly familiar scenario, OSHA is considering pushing a regulatory compliance date forward into the future in order to “address stakeholder concerns.”

The agency recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to extend the employer's responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification to Nov. 10, 2018. Read full article.

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In This Issue
Association Highlights
How Effective Are Your Presentations?
First Annual AGC All-Student Chapter Meeting, Thursday, Sept. 21st
Donations Now Being Accepted for AGC's Annual Holiday Gala - To Benefit the Education & Research Foundation!
Advertise in the 2018 AGC Directory & Buyers Guide
AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in September and October
Five Strategies for Reducing Subcontractor Risk and Hiring Qualified Subcontractors
21 Essential Apps for the Modern Construction Workforce
Join the Conversation and Follow AGC of Greater Milwaukee
In the News
Wisconsin Gov. Walker signs bill for $3B Foxconn package
Compliance date for cranes standard to be extended
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