February 27, 2018
Association Highlights
 
AGC’s Education & Research Foundation - Grant Proposals

Last week members of the AGC’s Education & Research Foundation, (Rupert Kotze, Rick Schmidt, Jim Parks, Steve Freckmann, Josh Halvorsen and Mike Fabishak) hosted representatives from Marquette University, MSOE and UWM for research grant proposals to help usher in a new era of hands-on construction-related tools in higher education.

The AGC-GM Education & Research Foundation was founded as a philanthropic organization in the 1970’s to promote construction industry education and research efforts. Since it was established, the E&R Foundation Board of Directors has awarded over $1 million in grants and scholarships to local schools and universities throughout southeastern Wisconsin.  Additionally, the E&R Foundation provides research and development funding for initiatives related to the wellbeing and advancement of the construction industry. 

The AGC has long been an invaluable educational resource for our industry.  With CLC student chapters at MSOE, Marquette University, and UWM we help support the next generation of leaders via networking opportunities and local project tours.

Follow the Construction Leader Council – Greater Milwaukee Chapter on Facebook here.

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New AGC Education Program - Building Enclosure - Exceed your Owner’s Project Requirements
Class is Held at ACG-GM's Downtown Office March 13, 4-6 PM

An owner may have several project requirements, ranging from energy efficiency and environmental concerns, to durability and sustainability. Meeting these and other priorities requires you to establish a and follow a process on every project. That is why the AGC of Greater Milwaukee is teaming up with industry experts to bring you a program on Building Enclosure Commissioning.

Building Enclosure Commissioning is a holistic approach that endeavors to ensure that the exterior enclosure of a building meets or exceeds the owner’s project requirements. This program will help you establish a framework that you can apply to your projects, beginning at the predesign phase, all the way to post-occupancy considerations. With ever increasing expectations by owners, this program is a must for any contractor looking to stay ahead of the curve.

Featured Guest Speaker: Brian Stroik

Class is held at ACG-GM's downtown office March 13, 4-6 PM.

For more information or to register for one of our program, contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

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The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in March


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

March 2018
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

 

STP 1: Leadership and Motivation
March 5th, 7th, 12th & 14th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450


This course will describe the value of effective supervision of workers and improve the construction supervisor’s ability to lead and motivate others.

Unit 1 Explores:

• The dollars and sense of people in construction
• The role of the construction supervisor
• Helping people perform better
• Motivating others
• Leading others
• Positive feedback
• Training and orienting crew members
• Teams and team building
• Leadership skills in action

Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
March 26th & 27th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $60, Associate - $70, *CBA’s - $95, Non-Affiliated IAP - $150
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.

Building Enclosure
Exceed your owner’s project requirements

March 13th 
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - Comp., Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75


An owner may have several project requirements, ranging from energy efficiency and environmental concerns, to durability and sustainability. Meeting these and other priorities requires you to establish and follow a process on every project. That is why the AGC of Greater Milwaukee is teaming up with industry experts to bring you a program on Building Enclosure Commissioning.

Building Enclosure Commissioning is a holistic approach that endeavors to ensure that the exterior enclosure of a building meets or exceeds the owner’s project requirements. This program will help you establish a framework that you can apply to your projects, beginning at the predesign phase, all the way to post-occupancy considerations. With ever increasing expectations by owners, this program is a must for any contractor looking to stay ahead of the curve.
 

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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Foxconn Update - New Website, Construction Resource Fair and More!

New Website

Governor Scott Walker recently announced the state launched a new website –wisconnvalley.wi.gov – to provide residents and businesses with the latest information about the Foxconn Technology Group’s historic investment in Wisconsin.
The new website includes:
An overview of the Foxconn project, including details of the project and answers to some frequently asked questions;
Details on the Wisconsin Supply Chain Marketplace, which enables companies seeking to do business with Foxconn to register to get connected to the company;
Opportunity to sign up to be notified of bidding opportunities as the project progresses under the public construction info signup page; and
Construction updates on the project itself, as well as nearby roads and highways


Construction Resource Fair to be Held in Racine

Along with the launch of the website, state and local partners announced the first resource fair for construction workers on March 29 at Festival Hall in Racine. 
 
At the resource fair, individuals interested in construction work for Foxconn or the surrounding infrastructure development will get information about the opportunities and qualifications associated with the project. Attendees will also have the opportunity to connect with additional resources to assist with becoming fully qualified when opportunities become available.


Dates for Informational Sessions to be Set Soon

the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), in partnership with the state’s regional economic development organizations, will host informational sessions for construction contractors around the state that will provide potential subcontractors, suppliers, and vendors with details on how they may be able to support the Foxconn construction project.
Details on the meetings will be announced in the coming weeks and will be posted here.
 
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Construction, Architecture Firms Partner to Launch Mentorship Program for Milwaukee Students
ACE Mentor Program Offered to Students from Three Area High Schools

A group of business leaders in the architecture, construction and engineering industries have partnered to launch a Milwaukee chapter of the ACE Mentor Program, a national mentoring program that exposes high school students to those professions.

The new ACE Mentor Greater Milwaukee program gives students from three area high schools the opportunity to learn about careers in design and construction and complete hands-on projects.

The after-school program is available to students from Bay View High School, St. Anthony’s High School and Carmen School of Science & Technology’s southeastern campus, and is free to students.

The Milwaukee chapter’s founding board members include: Adam Jelen of Gilbane Building Co., Carol Post of Thornton Tomasetti, Bill Ball of Grunau Co., Paula Verboomen of HGA Architects and Engineers, Kevin Engstrom of Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, and David Meyers.

The program, which is open to high school students of all grades, includes a fall and spring session. The eight-week fall session is focused on... Read Full Article

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In the News
 
$1 Billion Medical Project Planned for Indianapolis
A health-care real estate company is proposing a $1 billion medical center anchored by an inpatient hospital along the Meridian Street corridor in Carmel. 
 
Ambrose Property Group has filed plans to redevelop 30 acres at 96th Street and Spring Mill Road, just west of Meridian Street. The plan calls for five buildings, a rooftop helicopter pad and two parking garages on 15 acres west of Spring Mill and four buildings and two parking garages on the 15 acres east of Spring Mill. 
 
The plans include...
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Construction Begins for SEVEN04 PLACE, a New Community That Will Bring High-Quality, Affordable Housing to Milwaukee

Community leaders, local residents and development partners came together to celebrate the start of construction for SEVEN04 PLACE, a new 60-unit affordable-housing development in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here.

Developed by Impact Seven and Rule Enterprises, SEVEN04 PLACE will feature one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, including 46 units of affordable housing for individuals and working families. Fourteen units will be dedicated to permanent supportive housing for military veterans and other adults who have struggled with barriers to housing stability.

“Today marks another important step in the revitalization of Walker’s Point and our community’s efforts to bring quality, affordable housing for working families and people in need in Milwaukee,” said Brandon Rule, CEO of Rule Enterprises.

Kristine Giornalista, Impact Seven vice president of real estate development, said, “SEVEN04 PLACE will be a model community that will reflect the diverse socioeconomic makeup of the neighborhood and create a long-term affordable-housing option that includes support services to help residents succeed.”

During the groundbreaking event, UnitedHealthcare – the largest investor in the new development – announced it is providing $6.3 million in equity through a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) partnership with... 
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Wisconsin Middle School Hosts Career Readiness Day
In Franklin Middle School’s technical education room, a similarly garbed high-school student was waiting to help Sarah complete her first weld.
Franklin Middle School recently held a College and Career Readiness Day to expose students to life’s possibilities and to show them how their school work relates to the real world.
 
“Middle school students don’t know what they want to be yet,” Julie Konstanz, a school counselor, told the Janesville Gazette. “They might have some ideas, but they tend to gravitate to the things they know.”
And by “things they know,” Konstanz means things their parents do and the jobs they see every day.
 
Speakers at the event represented 60 different occupations, ranging from dog trainer to welder, chef to pastor and police officer to dentist.
 
Students were given surveys to gauge their interests before the event. Using that information, organizers tried to track students into presentations that... Read Full Article
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In This Issue
Association Highlights
AGC’s Education & Research Foundation - Grant Proposals
New AGC Education Program - Building Enclosure - Exceed your Owner’s Project Requirements
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in March
Foxconn Update - New Website, Construction Resource Fair and More!
Construction, Architecture Firms Partner to Launch Mentorship Program for Milwaukee Students
In the News
$1 Billion Medical Project Planned for Indianapolis
Construction Begins for SEVEN04 PLACE, a New Community That Will Bring High-Quality, Affordable Housing to Milwaukee
Wisconsin Middle School Hosts Career Readiness Day
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