May 1, 2018
Association Highlights
 
AGC Past Presidents and Awards Night is One Week Away! Register Before It's Too Late!

Make sure to register for the Past Presidents and Awards night on May 8th at the Wisconsin Club. This event recognizes our past leadership, and congratulates the companies that are receiving Safety Award along with other award honorees. Additionally, this event presents an excellent opportunity to network with upper management of some of our largest company members!

Our events are reaching record attendance and the Past Presidents’ & Awards Night is projected to be our most attended event of the year! With an abundance of general contractor / construction management firms as well as sub-contracting firms, the Past President’s & Awards Night serves as a great opportunity to network and grow your business.

For details, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

 

Thank you to our sponsors:

 

Gold

CG Schmidt, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company 
iSqFt   

 

Silver

Aon Risk Solutions   
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.  
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.  
Lippert Flooring and Tile 
Mortenson Construction 
Prism Technical, Management & Marketing Services, LLC 

 

Bronze

Cornerstone Plumbing, LLC   
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
International Concrete Products, Inc.   
Olympic Companies, Inc.   
Sanchez Painting Contractors   
VerHalen Commercial Interiors   
VJS Construction Services   

 



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AGC Helps Usher in New Drug Testing Policies, Beginning June 1st
Through the leadership and foresight of the AGC Bargaining Teams, on-sight job safety takes a big step forward this year. The new Substance Abuse Testing & Assistance Program (SATAP) will be rolled out in early June for contractors working under the Milwaukee area agreements for the Commercial Carpenters and Operating Engineers, Master Building Agreement. Followed by those under the Building Laborers, Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers, and Cement Masons agreements on January 1, 2019.

Participating contractors will be notified directly of the details of the SATAP program in advance of its implementation. Two unique benefits of this new program are that the cost of testing is no longer the direct responsibility of the contractor and that contractors will be able to seek reimbursement for up to two hours of lost time per tested member.

The SATAP also bolsters a robust labor-management oversight committee, which monitors program effectiveness and maximize contractor participation. This program raises the bar of safety while fairly allocating the cost burdens associated with maintaining that standard.

For more information on the SATAP program or other labor relations issues, please contact Nathan Jurowski, AGC General Counsel, at (414) 778-4104 or njurowski@agc-gm.org.

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Upcoming Wage and Benefit Package Increases Available Now!
Sign up with AGC and take advantage
The AGC has compiled a list of the scheduled wage and benefit package increases for the six basic trades in the Greater Milwaukee Area. Included in this list are the: BAC, Local 8; Commercial Carpenters & Floorcoverers; Cement Masons, Local 599, Area 558; Ironworkers, Local 8; Building Laborers, Local 113; and Operating Engineers, Local 139, Area I Master Building Agreement.

This list is available for the benefit of AGC affiliated contractors who have entrusted the AGC to negotiate labor agreements on their behalf with the local trades.

To download your copy, or to learn how to affiliate with the AGC’s Collective Bargaining Group, contact Nathan Jurowski, AGC General Counsel, at (414) 778-4104 or njurowski@agc-gm.org.

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CLC Golf Outing - Save the Date and Sponsor Today!

Be sure to save Thursday, June 21st for the AGC Construction Leadership Council's Annual Golf Outing!  We will be at the Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, and feature an All-Day Lunch, contests on the course, buffet dinner, raffles, door prizes and more!  This event is a Member favorite, so mark your calendars and keep an eye out for further information. 

Sponsorships for the AGC Construction Leadership Council Annual Golf Outing have officially opened! 

This year, your sponsorship will also be supporting our local students and universities.  On the Sponsorship Form, you will notice many have a dollar amount (In Parentheses) next to them.  That amount will go directly to the fund-raising efforts for a new CLC Scholarship fund.  Also, as an added value, the Eagle Sponsorship now includes all 6 On-Course Contests, so all golfers this year are automatically entered to compete for the prizes!

So show your support for the AGC-CLC AND for education, and return the Sponsorship Form today!

View Sponsorship Form here.

 

Thank You to those who have already sponsored!

Ideal Crane Rental, Inc - Langer Roofing & Scheet Metal, Inc. - Common Links
LaForce, Inc. - Mortenson - CG Schmidt - David J. Frank Landscaping
Kotze Construction - F.J.A. Christiansen Roofing - VerHalen Commercial Interiors
Dawes Rigging  & Crane Rental, Inc. - State Painting - Fabick Rents
VJS Construction Services - Boehlke Bottled Gas - Intertek-PSI - CSE, Inc.

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Register Today For Our Next Construction Industry Safety Breakfast - Fall Protection
This quarter's presentation will cover the nature of fall hazards, correct procedures for the use of various fall protection systems, employee’s role in fall protection and much more.  This meeting will take place on May 16, 2018, 7 A.M. – 9 A.M. at the Carpenters Hall featuring John Correveau.
 
OSHA requires that the employer ensure that each employee has been trained in the following areas: Nature of fall hazards, correct procedures for the use of various fall protection systems, the role of employees involved in fall protection programs and the standards involving fall protection. Subpart M of the OSHA standards for construction follows the nationally acclaimed training sponsored by OSHA.
 
Topics Include:
  • Equipment Inspection
  • Stairways and Ladders
  • Safety Belts harnesses and Lanyards
  • Personal Protective Equipment

Register Today!

Thank you to our Sponsors!
VJS Construction Services, Zurich
M3 Insurance, The Daily Reporter



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The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in May - Best Practices for Working in a School


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

May 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 2: Communication
May 7th, 9th, 14th & 16th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450


This course presents a body of knowledge and skills that today’s construction supervisors need in order to be effective communicators on their jobsite.

Unit 2 Explores:


• Effective Communication
• Learn to Listen
• Carrying on Conversations
• Persuasion, Negotiation, and Confrontation
• Communicate with Your Crew
• Putting it in Writing
• Meetings that Work
• Electronic Communication
• Improving Communication

 
OSHA 10-Hour for Construction

May 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $130, Associate - $180, *CBA’s - $200, Non-Affiliated IAP - $300
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.  

Best Practices for Working in a School
May 3rd
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - Comp., Associate - $40, CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75


School projects are a staple of the summer building season, which can bring great opportunities for contractors, but also present specific and unique challenges. That is why the AGC of Greater Milwaukee is coordinating with industry experts to bring you a program on the best practices for working in a school.

Bureaucracy, tight deadlines, and public image are all considerations when building, and air quality, hazardous material, and other indoor environmental concerns are ever present when remodeling. Through this program, not only will you learn best practices for controlling the environment and meeting your deadlines, but you will also be given guidance on how to navigate communication with the school and control the public image of the project. This course is a must for any contractor performing or considering work on school projects.

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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In The News
 
Groundbreaking of World-Class MSOE Computational Science Hall!

The AGC attended the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Dwight and Dian Diercks Computational Science Hall, on April 23, 2018. MSOE rolled out the red carpet for hundreds of guests, and featured guest speakers including Governor Scott Walker, County Executive Chris Abele, and Mayor Tom Barrett.

In sixteen months, this industry-leading Computational Science hall will be the epicenter of cutting edge learning on the MSOE campus; featuring data-rich laboratories, interactive classrooms, senior design lab space, and corporate and academic partnership space.

MSOE is truly one of the reasons Milwaukee is becoming a nationally recognized academic hub for leaders in the construction industry. 

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Foxconn in Racine County: One Year later

Less than one year after the first meeting between Governor Scott Walker and Foxconn, the first excavation equipment will be delivered to the future site of Foxconn’s $10 billion Science and Technology Park.  The Racine County Economic Development Corporation, Racine County, and Village of Mount Pleasant will hold a brief media availability to mark the milestone and the construction kickoff for the Foxconn Project.

Foxconn and M+W| Gilbane have announced the first contracts exceeded their "Wisconsin First" goal with 90 percent of the contractors for initial site work being from Wisconsin.  Of the 90 percent, 10 percent of the contractors are from within Racine County and 10 percent are minority, veteran and/or woman owned.  Information regarding the first contract awards will be provided in the next newsletter.An official ground breaking ceremony will be held for the Science and Technology Park at a later date.
For more details on the Foxconn Project timeline click here.

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High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University

Like most other American high school students, Garret Morgan had it drummed into him constantly: Go to college. Get a bachelor's degree.

"All through my life it was, 'if you don't go to college you're going to end up on the streets,' " Morgan said. "Everybody's so gung-ho about going to college."

So he tried it for a while. Then he quit and started training as an ironworker, which is what he is doing on a weekday morning in a nondescript high-ceilinged building with a concrete floor in an industrial park near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. Morgan and several other men and women are dressed in work boots, hard hats and Carhartt's, clipped to safety harnesses with heavy wrenches hanging from their belts. They're being timed as they wrestle 600-pound I-beams into place.

Seattle is a forest of construction cranes, and employers are clamoring for skilled ironworkers. Morgan, who is 20, is already working on a job site when he isn't at the Pacific Northwest Ironworkers shop. He gets benefits, including a pension, from employers at the job sites where he is training. And he is earning...

Read full article here.

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In This Issue
Association Highlights
AGC Past Presidents and Awards Night is One Week Away! Register Before It's Too Late!
AGC Helps Usher in New Drug Testing Policies, Beginning June 1st
Upcoming Wage and Benefit Package Increases Available Now!
CLC Golf Outing - Save the Date and Sponsor Today!
Register Today For Our Next Construction Industry Safety Breakfast - Fall Protection
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in May - Best Practices for Working in a School
In The News
Groundbreaking of World-Class MSOE Computational Science Hall!
Foxconn in Racine County: One Year later
High-Paying Trade Jobs Sit Empty, While High School Grads Line Up For University
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