March 14, 2019
Govenor Evers Unveils $2.5B Capital Budget
Proposal Would Fund Roughly $1B In Building Projects At University Of Wisconsin System
Gov. Tony Evers unveiled a capital budget that calls for $2.5 billion in new building projects around the state, three times larger than any capital budget proposed by former Gov. Scott Walker.

The state would borrow roughly $2 billion to pay for the budget, which includes more than $1 billion in new building projects throughout the University of Wisconsin System.

"This will be something that lots of people can find projects that they'll appreciate," said state Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan at a Wispolitics forum Thursday in Madison.

Among the projects included is a $109 million science and health sciences building at UW-Eau Claire, a $128 million expansion and renovation of UW-Madison's veterinary medicine building, and a $130 million chemistry building at UW-Milwaukee.

Also in the capital budget is about $99 million for a new state office building in Milwaukee and funding for a new Wisconsin Historical Society Museum, which would be paid for by $70 million in state funding and another $30 million in private donations.

While the overall level of spending is less than....Read full article here.

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AGC of Greater Milwaukee Explores How Helpful Drones Can be in Construction

Here at AGC we are always looking for new services that can help our members grow their businesses and make their lives easier. One of the new 'vehicles' we're exploring is drones in construction.

Our resident drone expert, AGC Associate Director of Safety and Health, Gert Grohmann, recently gave a presentation at our Construction Industry Safety Leaders Forum on drones in construction and their usefulness to the industry. As a former flight instructor, Gert has years of experience when it comes to airspace rules and regulations. This experience paired with his aptitude for technology has made Gert a very skilled and knowledgeable drone pilot. Within the last few months Gert has been honing his skills and taking pictures/videos at sites all over Southeastern Wisconsin. If you're interested in the applications of drones in construction, please reach out to Gert at ggrohmann@agc-gm.org.


Our Safety Leaders Forum provides a place to exchange ideas and to provide education materials for those responsible for developing and administering safety programs in construction. These meetings are generally on the evening of the second Tuesday of each month, September - April, and consists of a cash reception, dinner and an informational program. To learn more about our Safety Leaders Forum contact our Director of Safety and Health, Dan Burazin at dburazin@agc-gm.org.

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Consider Sponsoring One of Our Biggest Networking Events of the Year: The AGC Past Presidents' and Awards Night! (Over 225 Attendees)
May 14th | Wisconsin Club

Join AGC on May 14th at the Wisconsin Club to help us recognize our past leadership, and to congratulate the companies who will be receiving a Safety Award along with our other award honorees.

The  Past Presidents' and Awards Night is a great opportunity to get your company in front of the construction industry. Our events have had great attendance and the Past Presidents’ and Awards Night is projected to be one of our most highly attended events of the year! With great attendance from general contractor and construction management firms as well as sub-contracting firms, the Past Presidents' and Awards Night serves as a great opportunity to network and grow your business, making it a 'can't miss event'.

Invitations to this event will be sent out soon, so keep on the lookout, and RSVP ASAP!

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  For details, please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100.

Sponsorship Levels


Gold - $2,500

Reserved table for 10
Full logo on invitation & powerpoint
Listing on all electronic invites
Full-page ad in the event program
Prominent signage at event
AGC electronic news (e-news) promotion multiple times


Silver - $1,000

4 attendees to the event
Listing on invitation & powerpoint
1/2 page ad in the event program
Signage at event
AGC electronic news (e-news) promotion multiple times


Bronze - $500

2 attendees to the event
Listing on invitation & powerpoint
1/8 page ad in the event program
Signage at event
AGC electronic news (e-news) promotion multiple times


 

Thank you to our current Sponsors!

Aon
CIBC
CornerStone One, LLC
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Zurich Insurance and Surety
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AGC of Greater Milwaukee Has Record Number of Management and Safety Training in March
Over 240 Trained!

We are proud to say that the AGC has provided Management and Safety training for 247 construction industry professionals in the month of March!

The AGC is committed to enabling our members to engage in the lifelong education and necessary training to meet the changing demands of the construction workplace.

By promoting and providing relevant education and training opportunities in Management and Safety The AGC is focused on building and strengthening the construction industry. 

To learn more about our efforts and to see what classes we have coming up visit our website here.

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AGC/CLC Social-Bowl Helps to Create Strong Relationships Between Students and Young Professionals

Recently held at Marquette's Union Sports Annex, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Social-Bowl brought young professionals together with students from Milwaukee Universities for a night of Bowling, Networking and Great Food!

This event is a great way for students and professionals to make lasting relationships that will help develop and grow the construction industry.




Thank you to all of the students and professionals who participated in the CLC Social-Bowl and a special thanks to State Painting Co. for sponsoring food and beverages!

Learn More about the CLC  here.

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Milwaukee School of Engineering Wins National Student Chapter Competition!

The team from MSOE recently won the final round of the Student Chapter Competition at MCAA19 in Phoenix (AZ), taking home the first prize and $10,000 for their efforts.

Their proposal for the renovation of Indiana University’s Memorial Football Stadium beat out proposals from McMaster University, the University of Missouri – Columbia and the Wentworth Institute of Technology.

This news of MSOE winning is especially exciting to us at the AGC because Luke Grohmann, one of the members of this incredible team, is the son of our Associate Director of Safety and Health, Gert Grohmann.

Congratulations to Luke and the rest of the MSOE Team for this amazing accomplishment! 

Learn more about the AGC's connection with MSOE and the scholarships we provide here.

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Industry News
 
ACE Design, Construction Mentorship Program Grows in Milwaukee
A national training program, aiming to attract high school students to construction and design careers, more than doubled its enrollment during its second year in Milwaukee, and will start awarding scholarships.

The ACE Mentor Program is an industry-led nonprofit intended to grow a future workforce for architects, engineers and construction contractors. The national model has affiliates in 37 states and about 9,700 students, but it only launched recently in Milwaukee, completing its first class about a year ago.

The ACE Greater Milwaukee chapter started with a class of 12 in that first year, but currently has about 30 students enrolled, with prospects for more growth in the future, said Adam Jelen, senior vice president of Gilbane Building Co. in Milwaukee and chairman of the ACE Mentor Greater Milwaukee Board. Jelen was a driving...Read full article here.
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Construction To Start on Three Downtown Hotels
Just in time for the Democratic National Convention, 328 new hotel rooms are scheduled to open downtown.

Hotel developer JR Hospitality is poised to begin construction on a trio of downtown hotels. The Minnesota-based firm intends to develop and operate Holiday Inn Express, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Tru by Hilton hotels at the southwest corner of E. Michigan St. and N. Jefferson St.

Under a plan released this summer, the two Hilton-brand hotels would share a 213-room building, and the third hotel, a Holiday Inn Express, would have 115 rooms.

The Common Council’s Public Works Work Committee approved a street occupancy permit for general contractor Stevens Construction Wednesday morning. Applications have been filed for a number of other permits including raze permits for two buildings currently on the site and new construction permits for the hotels.

The hotels are scheduled to open just next summer said JR Hospitality managing Roshan Bhakta, just in time for the Democratic National Convention. A decision on the site of the political convention is expected any day.

The developer, who is developing the three adjoining hotels in partnership with...Read full article here.
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See Bucks' Latest Development Vision for Area Around Fiserv Forum

The Milwaukee Bucks have released new renderings of what the team hopes it will be able to develop on 30 acres in downtown Milwaukee around its new $524 million Fiserv Forum, including several office buildings, hotels and apartment developments. Check out the attached slideshow to see the renderings, which were developed by Eppstein Uhen Architects.

TODAY'S TMJ4's Charles Benson was the first to report on the new renderings for what the Bucks are calling "phase two of their development plans" for downtown Milwaukee. TODAY'S TMJ4 is the Milwaukee Business Journal's television partner.

"We've got the (fans) who play down here; we like to think we've got that down," Bucks president Peter Feigin told TODAY'S TMJ4. "But this is about building hotels. This is about building office spaces and building some residential."

Feigin is saying that there would be substantial.... Read full article here.

 

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AGC Eudcation Calender
 
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in March & April - STP,Construction Lien Law and Much More!


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

March & April 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

 

The Economics of Safety
March 18th
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Corporate. GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $100
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.

 

Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
March 20th
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $100
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Employers do have rights during the inspection process, but you must be aware of what they are if you hope to exercise them.  As OSHA continues to change the way it does business, it’s more likely your jobsite will be inspected.  The more you know about handling an OSHA inspection, the more likely your experience will be less painful and costly.  This course will help you find out what you might be doing that catches the eye of the trained OSHA inspector and how to successfully navigate your way through the inspection process.

Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone who works on jobsites and is especially beneficial to field supervisors and their crews.

 

Conflict Resolution During a Crisis, Perspectives from Non-Contractor Stakeholders - Panel Discussion
March 26th
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Corporate GC/CM - Comp., Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75

Surviving, or even avoiding, a crisis may depend in large part on the strength of your relationships with other stakeholders to a construction project. Understanding others’ perspectives goes a long way toward accomplishing your own goals. To help you better understand the needs of these other parties, the AGC has assembled a team of experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds for an open panel discussion.

These panelists have all been to hell and back and still managed to strengthen partnerships along the way. Their unique perspectives can help provide contractors with crucial insights necessary to manage conflict during crises. This program will help your team appreciate what’s important and why, helping you maintain crucial business relationships and hopefully avoid costly pitfalls.

Intended audience: Junior Executives; Project Managers; and Superintendents.

 

STP 6: Risk Management and Problem Solving
April 1st, 3rd, 8th & 10th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Instructor: Kevin Higgs - Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal


This course will cover the roles and responsibilities of a construction supervisor in accident prevention and loss control. 

Unit 6 explores:

  • Safety leadership, communication and expectations
  • Planning for site safety
  • Site safety management
  • Site security and protection
  • Multi-employer safety
  • Construction risk management
  • Safety and Human Resources
  • Regulatory procedures, record keeping and documents

 

OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
April 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd
7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $320, Associate - $400, *CBA’s - $450, Non-Affiliated IAP - $700
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.

 

Construction Lien Law
April 4th
9:00 am to 10:00 am
Corporate GC/CM - Complimentary, Associate - $40, *CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75


The Wisconsin lien law is often misunderstood and misapplied. The essentials of how and when to prepare lien notices and claims will be reviewed. Wisconsin’s lien waiver rules will be demystified, and current best practices for lien wavers will be explained. Protecting your lien rights and defending against improper liens is critical! Whether you are a contractor, a supplier, an owner or their representative, this is the first step to protecting your lien rights. Don’t be caught off guard! Attend this seminar and learn strategies for tackling lien issues on any project.

Intended Audience:  This seminar is designed for presidents, vice presidents, owners, accountants, controllers, office managers, contractors and subcontractors.

 

OSHA’s Silica Standard
April 15th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corporate GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP $100
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. OSHA’s Silica Standard took effect in June 2017. Find out what this new standard means to your operation.

 

Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
April 29th & 30th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corporate 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.


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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Govenor Evers Unveils $2.5B Capital Budget
AGC of Greater Milwaukee Explores How Helpful Drones Can be in Construction
Consider Sponsoring One of Our Biggest Networking Events of the Year: The AGC Past Presidents' and Awards Night! (Over 225 Attendees)
AGC of Greater Milwaukee Has Record Number of Management and Safety Training in March
AGC/CLC Social-Bowl Helps to Create Strong Relationships Between Students and Young Professionals
Milwaukee School of Engineering Wins National Student Chapter Competition!
Industry News
ACE Design, Construction Mentorship Program Grows in Milwaukee
Construction To Start on Three Downtown Hotels
See Bucks' Latest Development Vision for Area Around Fiserv Forum
AGC Eudcation Calender
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in March & April - STP,Construction Lien Law and Much More!
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