November 7, 2017
Association Highlights
 
The AGC's Annual Holiday Gala is December 1st!
Please Consider Donating To Benefit the Education & Research Foundation.

This year the AGC Holiday Gala will be held on Friday, December 1st, at the exclusive InterContinental Hotel Milwaukee, and we are gratefully accepting donations for the silent auction. 

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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The AGC's proud partnership with MU and its Construction Engineering Program!

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has long had a long and prosperous partnership with Marquette University and its Construction Engineering and Management Program. Take a few minutes to see how the this relationship has benefited the construction industry. Watch video.

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Greetings from California
The AGC CLC heads to the Annual Leadership Development Conference in LA

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee Construction Leadership Council will be well represented this year at the Annual CLC Leadership Development Conference in Los Angeles.

A total of eight local CLC Members and two Student Chapter Members will be making the trek November 16th and 17th to network and learn crucial leadership skills necessary to lead our industry forward. The number of this year's representatives directly reflects on our CLC Chapter's dedication and level of engagement. 

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. 

For more information on how you or your company can benefit from joining the CLC, please contact Nathan Jurowski at 414-778-4100 or e-mail njurowski@agc-gm.org.  

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The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in November & December


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

November 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

OSHA’s New Silica Standard
November 7th
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

About 2.3 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplaces, including 2 million construction workers who drill, cut, crush, or grind silica-containing materials such as concrete and stone. Responsible employers have been protecting workers from harmful exposure to respirable crystalline silica for years, using widely-available equipment that controls dust with water or a vacuum system.  Find out what this new standard means to your operation.

 

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
November 28th, 30th & December 5th, 7th
 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 4: Contract Documents
December 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450

This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.

Unit 4 Explores:
• Introduction to contract documents and construction law
• Creating a positive environment through partnering
• Contractual relationships
• Contract forms and documents
• Managing general conditions
• Good documentation practices
• The schedule as documentation
• Changes
• Differing site conditions
• Time impacts
• Negotiation of resolutions 

 

Surety Bonding
December 13th
11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - Comp, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75

Construction surety bonding requirements can be complex and daunting. Understanding these requirements and your options is essential to successful bids and profitable projects. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee is working with Surety Bonding experts to design a program to help contractors navigate this difficult topic. 

Discussion topics will include surety market conditions, bonding capacity, bond forms, contractors’ financial statements and the surety bond claim process. Contractors who bid on bonded work are recommended to attend this program.  

 

First Aid/CPR/AED Training
December 12th & 14th (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.

 


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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Presentation - Surety Bonding, December 13th
Space is limited!

The AGC has teamed up with Brian O'Neill, Account Executive Officer, Construction Services Travelers Bond & Specialty Ins., to help you better understand construction surety bonding requirements. Navigating these complex and daunting requirements and knowing your options is essential to successful bids and profitable projects.

Discussion topics will include surety market conditions, bonding capacity, bond forms, contractors’ financial statements and the surety bond claim process. Contractors who bid on bonded work are recommended to attend this program.

For further information or to register please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or 414-778-4100. 

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New AGC Business Development Survey - Participation Requested

In order to ensure that the AGC Business Development Forum is fulfilling its mission to advise AGC members of new market opportunities, follow and report on trends in the construction market, and advise members on the techniques and tools of BD, the Steering Committee has developed a brief electronic survey.

To submit your suggestions and ideas, please click on the following link or copy and paste this link into your browser’s address field:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PBVZTKX (link is external).

Please note: Access to the survey will be closed Friday, December 8, 2017, so please complete as soon as possible.

We appreciate your time and effort in completing this survey and look forward to determining how we can help positively impact the future of your business.

For more information, visit the AGC of America.  

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In the News
 
Senate Passes School Board Lowest Responsible Bidder Bill

On Tuesday, October 31st, the Wisconsin State Senate passed Senate Bill 236, which, in part, would require school boards to comply with the lowest responsible bidder requirements that currently apply to other public works projects. The bill would also increase the threshold governing sealed, competitive bids from $25,000 to $50,000. This bill is now before the Assembly for consideration.

The AGC will keep you apprised of this and other important legislative changes.

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OSHA Begins Full Enforcement of the Silica in Construction Standard

OSHA Begins Full Enforcement of the Silica in Construction Standard 

October 23, 2017, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began full enforcement of its respirable crystalline standard for construction. If your construction company operates under OSHA state-plans in one of 26 states or two territories, it is important that you check to see if your OSHA state-plan agency is following the federal OSHA’s lead with this enforcement policy.

Although AGC of America remains engaged in litigation against the rule in federal court, a final decision is not expected until 2018 at the earliest. As such, AGC of America continues to engage the Trump administration.

In the meantime, AGC of America recognizes that construction companies must abide by the silica regulation, because it is the law. That is why they have developed the “Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction” webpage with a host of resources—sample forms, webinars, flowcharts, FAQs, and more—to help AGC members understand their compliance responsibilities. Please take advantage of those resources.

For further details on latest OSHA enforcement guidance read the full article here.

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In This Issue
Association Highlights
The AGC's Annual Holiday Gala is December 1st!
The AGC's proud partnership with MU and its Construction Engineering Program!
Greetings from California
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in November & December
Presentation - Surety Bonding, December 13th
New AGC Business Development Survey - Participation Requested
In the News
Senate Passes School Board Lowest Responsible Bidder Bill
OSHA Begins Full Enforcement of the Silica in Construction Standard
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