October 11, 2018
Record Numbers Attending AGC Trainings

Over the last month the AGC has been seeing incredible member participation at our classes and training sessions.  We are pleased to say that with only a month into the fall semester we’ve been able to train over 100 construction professionals. We love seeing this amount of participation from our members and their commitment to the professional development of their employees.

Our AGC Milwaukee offices have been host to a number of different classes this semester like the Supervisory Training Program (STP), Lean Construction and Opioid Abuse in Construction. One class we were especially proud of was the Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) program.  The AGC of America chose us, AGC-GM, to be the first to host this inaugural program. The CSF program provided front-line management a path to develop the knowledge and skills to boost communication, teamwork and operational competence to improve organizational project performance.

Along with our office hosting a number of great classes and trainings, our Safety Staff have been kept very busy, traveling around Southeastern Wisconsin leading a number of different classes including:

•    STP-2
•    OSHA 30 Hour
•    First Aid/CPR
•    Flagger Training
•    OSHA 10 Hour for Mindful Staffing
•    Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Certification
•    OSHA Inspection Protocol
•    Fire Extinguisher Training

For more information on the AGC of Greater Milwaukee’s Rent-a-Safety Director Program, contact Dan Burazin, AGC-GM Safety Director, at 414-778-4100 or email dburazin@agc-gm.org

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New Course, Construction Supervision Fundamentals, was a Great Success!

This past week we kicked off a brand new course, the Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) program! CSF provides front-line management with a path to develop communication, teamwork and operational competence, improving organizational project performance. We'd like to thank the AGC of America for choosing our chapter to host this three-day course and for their support of our mission to develop the next generation of construction leaders.

Held October 3-5 at our Milwaukee office, the three day, 25-hour, instructor-led course was designed for brand new supervisors and structured as classroom sessions that focus on providing the resources every supervisor needs to be an efficient manager of people, time, equipment and materials.

The course included highly interactive sessions that incorporate case studies, activities, group discussions and jobsite exercises for skill development.

The highly unique final session, Skills Development, focused on jobsite exercises for skill development where trainees review the completed assignments with company mentors, so that they can apply the skills learned in the course, evaluate progress, and create a path to advance their career.

Learn more about the educational courses we offer here.

 
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The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in October - OSHA’s Silica Standard, Crane Rigging Training and Much More!


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

October 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


OSHA’s Silica Standard
October 18th
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.

Leadership Development & Networking
October 18th
4:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Third Space Brewing Company - 1505 W St Paul Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53233
CLC Member - $20, AGC Member - $35
Presenter: Kimberly Palms, Certified Business Coach


The future of the industry is being built today. With that in mind, the AGC of Greater Milwaukee and the Construction Leadership Council have coordinated to bring together an evening of networking and leadership development training for the construction industry’s rising new talent.

We will be going on location to a local watering hole for a night of networking and fun, all centered around an engaging Leadership Development program, designed to enhance the participant’s communication skills for greater business success.

Registration will begin at 4:15 pm and the Brewery tour will begin at 4:45 pm followed by our programming at 5:30 pm featuring Certified Business Coach, Kimberly Palms, of Focal Point Coaching, who will deliver an hour-long workshop on effective business communication. At the conclusion of this program, participants are encouraged to stay and continue networking with their peers.

Qualified Crane Signalperson Training
October 24th
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


OSHA requires you to meet new requirements under the New Crane Standard for Construction Operations – Subpart CC.  Effective November of 2010, anyone performing crane signals on a construction site has to be “qualified.”  For your employees to fit into this category, they must:  be competent in the application of the types of signals used, have a basic understanding of crane operations and the limitations, know and understand the new crane standard as it applies to signaling, and demonstrate all of the above through testing.  This new course will help contractors meet their obligations under this newly revised standard


Lean Construction Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly
October 25th
8:00 am to 3:30 pm
Corp GC/CM - $250, Associate - $300, CBA’s - $400, Non-Affiliated IAP - $600
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University

Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain and Assembly is a full-day course that introduces the lean strategies and tools used to deliver materials, equipment and prefabricated assemblies to the jobsite in a manner that facilitates flow.
The four-session course challenges class participants to map the supply chain - looking to minimize waste and maximize value - in a collaborative fashion with all project team members, including suppliers and vendors.

Following this course, participants will be able to:

•    Differentiate between traditional procurement practices and lean supply chain applications
•    Identify waste and value-adding activities within the supply chain and assembly
•    Evaluate the impact of using lean supply chain on waste elimination, continuous flow and site operations pull
•    Identify strategies needed at the project and company levels to support the lean supply chain;
•    List examples of process improvements to the lean supply chain
•    Expand lean beyond the individual project
•    Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain


Crane Rigging Training
October 25th
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. 


First Aid/CPR/AED Training
October 29th & 30th (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. 


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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Project Tour: Synergy at Mayfair Collection

The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee's Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and over 45 professionals and students attended a Project Tour at Synergy at Mayfair Collection on September 26th.

Located at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Synergy at the District is a unique 450,000 sf multifamily/mixed use space with 290 enclosed parking stalls. The 6-story project has 270 apartments and features two outdoor rooftop courtyards with grilles, fire pits, cabana and dog run. Synergy also features a Fitness Center with tanning studio; a Wi-Fi cafe; a clubroom with gourmet kitchen and a Public Plaza green roof.

Special thanks to Berghammer Construction for leading this tour and allowing us access to their jobsite as well as Superior Masonry Builders and Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. for sponsoring our networking event at ABV Social that took place after the jobsite tour.

Learn More about the CLC and our upcoming events.

Check out more photos from this event here.

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All-Student Chapter Meeting Kicks off the New School Year

The AGC-GM's Construction Leadership Council brings in the new school year with the CLC All-Student Chapter Meeting at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on September 20th.

The first half of the program featured an open networking session with  construction professionals and over forty students from the local AGC student chapters. This networking provided an excellent opportunity for students to begin developing their professional network with Milwaukee’s largest General Contractors and Subcontractors.

The second half of the program featured a panel discussion with established construction professionals sharing their knowledge and experience of what inspired them to choose construction and what it took to become successful. Some examples of questions that were answered were:Have you thought about what your day-to-day professional life will be like after you graduate? How do you make sure you choose the best job for you?  When there seems to be so many options, where do you begin?

Learn More about the CLC here.

Check out more pictures from the All-Student Chapter meeting here.

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CLC Leaders Attend Leadership Development Conference in Washington D.C.

 

Leaders from our AGC-GM Construction Leadership Council attended the leadership development conference in Washington D.C. from September 29th- October 1st.

The CLC Leadership Development Conference brought together emerging construction leaders from across the country in various construction sectors to network, learn and share. This unique event was an opportunity to connect with fellow emerging leaders and construction professionals from across the country. This year's program offered construction professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills along with providing information on CLC best practices and how to grow local CLC groups.

Learn More about the CLC and our upcoming events.

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Construction Employment Rises in 45 States and D.C. from August '17 to August '18
Forty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between August 2017 and August 2018, while 33 states added construction jobs between July and August, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data released on September 21st. Association officials welcomed the job gains but noted that the numbers would have been higher if contractors could only find more qualified workers to hire.

“Only three states experienced a decline in construction employment over the past year, the fewest number with a decrease since May 2015,” said chief economist Ken Simonson. “These results show that contractors still expect to have plenty of work in the months ahead. The question many in the industry are asking is whether they will be able to find enough workers to keep pace with demand.”

Read full news release here.
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In The News
 
Foxconn Purchases Downtown Racine Property as Part of 'Smart City' Plans Across State

Foxconn Technology Group on October 2nd said it has bought a three-story, 46,000-square-foot office building in downtown Racine and will turn the structure into yet another of what the company is calling its innovation centers.

The purchase of the building at 1 Main St., near the Root River, promises a boost for downtown Racine — and for one of Wisconsin's more hard-pressed cities.

Renamed Foxconn Place Racine, the building will house a co-working space and at least 125 company employees, and will serve as a model for Foxconn's "smart cities" program, said Alan Yeung, the firm's director of U.S. strategic initiatives.

Much of the building stands vacant. The entire second floor is inaccessible to the public. The principal tenants are branches of BMO Harris bank and the...Read full article here.

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In This Issue
Record Numbers Attending AGC Trainings
New Course, Construction Supervision Fundamentals, was a Great Success!
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in October - OSHA’s Silica Standard, Crane Rigging Training and Much More!
Project Tour: Synergy at Mayfair Collection
All-Student Chapter Meeting Kicks off the New School Year
CLC Leaders Attend Leadership Development Conference in Washington D.C.
Construction Employment Rises in 45 States and D.C. from August '17 to August '18
In The News
Foxconn Purchases Downtown Racine Property as Part of 'Smart City' Plans Across State
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