April 12, 2019
Invitations Sent For Our Renewed AGC Past Presidents' and Awards Night!
May 14th | Wisconsin Club - Grand Ballroom

Invitaions have been sent for the  Past Presidents' and Awards Night, May 14th at the Wisconsin Club!  We'd love for you to join us in  helping us recognize our past leadership, and to congratulate the companies who will be receiving a Safety Award along with our other award honorees.

The renewed 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 our highest attended event of the year! With great attendance from general contractor and construction management firms as well as sub-contracting firms, the renewed Past Presidents' and Awards Night serves as a great opportunity to network and grow your business, making it a 'can't miss event'.

To sponsor or register the Past Presidents' and Awards Night 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
Common Links Construction
CornerStone One, LLC
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
International Concrete Products, Inc.
iSqFt
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Thomas A. Mason Co., Inc.
Zurich Insurance and Surety
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Interest in Construction Rapidly Grows at UWM as CLC President Gives Students Insight into the Industry
Over 25 Students in Attendance!

Recently held at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's (UWM) College of  Engineering and Applied Science, UWM's Local CLC chapter hosted two VJS Project Managers, Justin gross and AGC's CLC President, Ben Bergles. With over 25 students in attendance, Bergles and Gross gave an engaging presentation on the 5 biggest challenges for project managers. Their presentation gave the students valuable insight into what a future in the construction industry looks like.

The UWM CLC chapter is only two years old, but has already seen a tremendous amount of student participation.  Here at AGC, we love to see this interest in the industry from students and our Education and Research (E&R) Foundation ensures that these students have the resources and tools to pursue their interest in construction.

One Example of how the E&R foundation invests to educational resources is the first-of-its-kind Hologram Table we recently purchased for UWM. The Hologram Table is the center piece of a new VRI Lab, in the heart of UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science and contains data from actual construction projects, providing students the opportunity to run augmented reality simulations.

Learn more about the CLC and the E&R Foundation.

 

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Stay Connected to the Industry with AGC's 2019 Directory & Buyers Guide!
Get Yours Today!

The AGC 2019 Directory and Buyers Guide is hot off the press and ready to be sent out!

Our Directory and Buyers Guide gives you a complete Roster of AGC's General Contractors, Associate members, Builders exchange information, Architects& Engineers and Government Agencies.

 

Special thank you to everyone who advertised!

 Aon Risk Services, Inc of Wisconsin
Balestrieri Environmental
Ceco Concrete Construction LLC
Concrete & Masonry Restoration
Creative Maintenance Solutions
Dacco Inc. of Wisconsin
David J. Frank Landscape Contracting, Inc.
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental
Engler Electric
Fabick Rents - The CAT Rental Store
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
HarrisRebar / Ambassador Steel
Horner Plumbing Company
Ideal Crane Rental
International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139
J.F. Ahern Co.
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
J.P. Cullen & Sons, Inc.
Kotze Construction
Lippert Flooring and Tile
Mared Mechanical Contractors
Michels Corporation
Midwest Drill Foundation
Olympic Companies Inc.
Pieper Electric, Inc.
Porta-Painting, Inc.
R & R Insurance Services, Inc.
Spancrete
The Wanasek Corp
The Wanasek Crane
United States Alliance Fire Protection

If you would like a copy of the 2019 Directory &Buyers Guide please contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or (414) 778-4100

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See How Your Area Fared - Construction Employment Increases - State of Wisconsin saw Year-Over-Year Increase of 3 Percent

On April 1st, the AGC of America's Chief Economist, Ken Simonson, released the February 2019 construction employment numbers for the 358 metro areas across the US. The State of Wisconsin saw a year-over-year increase of 3 percent, the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis MSA area saw a 1 percent increase in construction employment. Of the remaining Wisconsin metro areas, Janesville-Beloit (14%), saw the largest gain, while Eau Claire (-3%) and Green Bay (-3%) saw year-over-year declines.

Read the full list to see how your area fared.

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Industry News
 
$9M in City Financing for Grand Avenue Remake Wins Unanimous Endorsement

A proposed $9 million Milwaukee financing package for the ongoing redevelopment of the Shops of Grand Avenue gained its first city approval vote.

That money is earmarked to preserve public spaces in the former mall on West Wisconsin Avenue as it is converted into office spaces and a food hall. Interior demolition work has been underway since January to clear the mall’s west arcade for those new uses.

Tony Janowiec, co-owner of The Avenue, said the renovations in the west arcade, not counting improvements for future office tenants, will cost about $53 million. There are unusual expenses in the project related to preserving and moving the public rights of way that extend through the property, he said.

Those public easements date back to the original construction of the mall and its second-floor skywalk system. The owners will maintain the public access, Janowiec said, but will shift it to the first floor so upper levels can become private offices. That will require new elevators and staircases, for example.

“When we look at the qualified expenses just to move the skyway system, that was in the range of $12 (million) to $13 million,” Janowiec said.

The proposed TIF district would make annual cash payments to The Avenue development group for up to...Read Full Article Here.

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Foxconn Contracts Will Begin Coming 'Fast and Furious,' Construction Manager Says

Contracts to help build Foxconn Technology Group's planned flat-screen manufacturing complex in Mount Pleasant will be awarded in quick succession beginning this spring, a leader of the company's construction management team said on April 3rd.

"It's go time, and so you're going to see things come out at a rapid pace," Adam Jelen, senior vice president with Gilbane Building Co., told more than 150 potential contractors and suppliers at an information session on the next round of bids on the much-watched project.

Up next will be invitations to bid on initial construction work for Foxconn's planned display-panel factory and a power substation designed to supply electricity to what is envisioned as a complex covering about 1,000 acres. Numerous small bid packages will be unveiled over the second quarter of the year, Jelen said.
"They're going to come fast and furious," he told the crowd, gathered at Gateway Technical College's S.C. Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant for the first of four information sessions on the next phase of bidding.

The first contracts to be awarded on the display-panel factory, or "fab," will be for excavation, foundations, waterproofing and testing. The fab will include multiple buildings on a pad of crushed, compacted gravel that appears to be at least 60 acres in size.

 Also set to be awarded in the second quarter are contracts for such aspects of the power substation as concrete, mechanical, plumbing... Read Full Article Here.

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


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

April & May 2019
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

 

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.

 

Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
May 1st
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


Rough terrain forklift training vividly impresses upon the students the necessity for safety in all aspects of lift truck operations and procedures.  The safety standards reviewed in detail include graphic illustrations of the personal and economic dangers inherent in the use of forklift equipment.  The step-by-step progression of this training is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to become a safe and professional forklift operator.  This is the classroom portion of the total training requirement for rough terrain forklifts. 
Intended Audience: This course is intended for all individuals on a jobsite who may be charged with operating a forklift at any time.


STP 5: Improving Productivity and Managing Project Costs

May 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Instructor: Kevin Higgs – Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal
Corporate GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450


This course covers understanding how project estimates are compiled, how to compare actual project costs with those estimated and how to control costs to meet the estimate.  This course also details how productivity is measured, how the supervisor plays a major role in increasing jobsite productivity and how a small increase in productivity can have a significant impact on the time and cost of a project.

Unit 5 explores:
• Construction estimates
• Who controls project costs
• Reporting and analyzing actual costs
• Planning for cost control
• Labor cost variances
• Working with project partners
• Managing risk and loss potentials
• Cost control strategies
• Project-cost evaluation
• Benchmarking construction productivity
• Improving productivity through pre-planning
• New skills for effective supervision
• Personnel management
• Equipment management for productivity improvement
• Jobsite productivity, planning and scheduling
• Quantifying labor cost productivity
• Record keeping, control, changes, and defect analysis


Succession Planning: Protect What You’ve Built

May 9th
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Corporate GC/CM - Complimentary, Associate - $40, CBA’s - $50, Non-Affiliated IAP - $75


Failing to plan is the same as planning to fail. And, by the time you inevitably step aside failing to have a plan in place will undermine and put at risk your future goals. That is why the AGC of Greater Milwaukee has assembled a team of expert advisors for an exclusive panel discussion to help prepare you for your future.

In the construction industry, success is dictated by the schedule. Succession planning is no different, and involves planning, consulting trusted advisors, having difficult conversations with company stakeholders and family members, and focusing on your own mental wellbeing. Join us for a unique discussion featuring: Certified Public Accountant, Bob Komisar, Partner with Komisar & Spindler, Certified Business Coach, Kim Palms, of Focal Point Coaching, and Attorney Jacqueline Messler, with Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Each expert will draw from their experience to help make this seemingly difficult topic more approachable.

There is no one-size-fits-all model of success planning and it takes a team to achieve your vision. Whether you are a year away from stepping down, or a new principal in your company, this seminar will provide the initial guidance necessary to start making clear succession planning decisions today.


OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
May 21st, 23rd, 28th & 30th
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corporate 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. 
 

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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Invitations Sent For Our Renewed AGC Past Presidents' and Awards Night!
Interest in Construction Rapidly Grows at UWM as CLC President Gives Students Insight into the Industry
Stay Connected to the Industry with AGC's 2019 Directory & Buyers Guide!
See How Your Area Fared - Construction Employment Increases - State of Wisconsin saw Year-Over-Year Increase of 3 Percent
Industry News
$9M in City Financing for Grand Avenue Remake Wins Unanimous Endorsement
Foxconn Contracts Will Begin Coming 'Fast and Furious,' Construction Manager Says
AGC Eudcation Calender
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in April and May- STP, Construction Lien Law and Much More!
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