August 20, 2019
Association News
 
Take advantge of AGC's Fall Education Calendar!
22 Programs Available!

Enhance your employee’s safety knowledge and take your future leaders to the next level with one of our 22 classes from our fall education calendar! Last spring, we provided training for over 540 individuals, and we're looking to educate even more this fall!

Join us in our commitment to workplace safety and leadership development by checking out and signing up from our list of our upcoming classes.

 

 

AGC EDUCATION & SAFETY TRAINING CALENDAR

 

The Economics of Safety
September 5th
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Corp. 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!

 

STP 3: Planning and Scheduling
September 9, 11, 16 & 18
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300,
Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Kevin Higgs - Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal

This course will help construction supervisors understand ways in which planning and scheduling saves time and money, while increasing quality in the construction process.

Unit 3 Explores:

  • Preparing the project plan
  • Communicating the plan
  • The critical path
  • Computer use in scheduling
  • Using the schedule on the jobsite
  • Updating the construction schedule
  • The schedule as documentation
  • Using planning and scheduling

 

Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
September 17th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. 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 in charge with operating a forklift at any time.

 

Subcontractor Clauses That Will Improve Your Profitability
September 24th
8:00 am to 11:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - Complimentary, Associate - $40, CBA’s - $50,
Non-Affiliated IAP - $75
Attorney’s Brian Zimmerman & Bryan Kroes, Hurtado Zimmerman SC

Construction is a high-stakes, risky business and misunderstandings often arise from unclear or unreviewed contract provisions. Situations are made more complex when key or even innocuous clauses are modified. Unless identified and accounted for properly, additional responsibilities and liability add financial risk to a project and your company’s bottom line. To help subcontractors mitigate these risks, the AGC is hosting a seminar designed to identify key subcontract provisions, review common modifications and understand the interrelation between the subcontract and prime contract. The AGC is partnering with the attorneys at Hurtado Zimmerman SC to bring you this informative and engaging seminar.

Intended Audience: general contractors, subcontractors, project managers, presidents, owners, engineers, architects, contract managers, etc.

 

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
September 24th, 26th, October 1st & 3rd
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.

Intended Audience: This course is intended for anyone within the industry who has a stake in jobsite safety, especially field crews.

 

Construction Supervisory Fundamentals (CSF)
October 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th, 21st & 28th
4:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $295, Associate - $395, CBA’s - $450,
Non-Affiliated IAP - $550
Kevin Higgs – Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal

Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) is designed specifically for entry level positions throughout the construction industry. Developed, updated, and field tested by contractors for contractors, this course focuses on the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for effective construction Leadership. It is especially appropriate for those who are new supervisors or newly promoted foremen, or for anyone who seeks career advancement in
leading and directing construction activities.

Why CSF?
The CSF course is designed for aspiring front line leaders who are looking to learn the entry level management skills to lead construction activities

Session Topics
Session 1 - Team Management
Session 2 - Project and Team Leadership
Session 3 - Communication Skills
Session 4 - Time Management and Project Scheduling
Session 5 - Risk Management
Session 6 - Construction Law and Contract Documents
Session 7 - Problem Resolution
Session 8 - Productivity and Cost Control
Session 9 - Skills Development

 

OSHA 30-Hour for Construction
October 8th, 15th, 22th & 29th
7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Corp. 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.

 

Qualified Crane Signalperson Training
October 15th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $100
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.

 

Crane Rigging Training
October 17th
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $70 plus $20 for materials, Associate - $85 plus $20 for materials, *CBA’s - $100 plus $30 for materials,
Non-Affiliated IAP - $160 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 23rd & 24th (Must attend both nights)
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.

 

STP 2: Communication
November 4th, 6th, 11th & 13th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Kevin Higgs, Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal

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

 

Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL)
November 5th
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $35, Associate - $50, *CBA’s - $60, Non-Affiliated IAP - $100
Dan Burazin, AGC of Greater Milwaukee

Everyone, from the company owner to the experienced foreman and new trainee/apprentice, needs to own safety and be a safety leader. The Foundations for Safety Leadership (FSL) course is designed to introduce construction workers, particularly those with supervisory responsibilities such as foremen, to safety leadership principles and give them the skills to be a safety leader who can help create and sustain safe and productive jobsites.

 

Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
November 7th
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Corp. 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.

 

Build More Value into the Relationship between General Contractors and Subcontractors
November 13th
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Conflict on a project is costly, but conflict can be avoided. Managing the relationship between generals and subs is vital to successful projects and profitability on both sides, both in terms of project completion as well as business reputation. Join the AGC as we host a lively discussion analyzing the factors that contribute to successful relationships and outcomes between general contractors and subcontractors. From opening the lines of communication and establishing mutual respect, to anticipating project needs and delivering on expectations, this program explores key factors for profitable relationships. This hour-long program is followed immediately by a networking event.

Intended Audience: general contractors, subcontractors, project managers, superintendents, and anyone who deals with people in construction.

 

OSHA’s Silica Standard
November 19th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. 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. Find out what this new standard means to your operation.

 

STP 4: Contract Documents
December 2nd, 4th, 9th & 11th
4:30 pm to 7:30 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $175, Associate - $270, *CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Kevin Higgs, Langer Roofing and Sheet Metal

This course will provide information about contract documents and construction law to help supervisors recognize the roles and responsibilities of all contracted parties, to develop an understanding of how contract documents can be helpful to solve problems and resolve conflicts, and to develop positive relationships between all parties in the construction process.

Unit 4 Explores:

  • Introduction to contract documents and construction law
  • Creating a positive environment through partnering
  • Contractual relationships
  • Contract forms and documents
  • Managing general conditions
  • Good documentation practices
  • The schedule as documentation
  • Changes
  • Differing site conditions
  • Time impacts
  • Negotiation of resolutions

 

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
December 3rd, 5th, 10th & 12th
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.

Intended Audience: This course is intended for anyone within the industry who has a stake in jobsite safety, especially field crews.

 

Learn from the Legends – AGC’s Leadership Forum Series
December 11th
11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Luncheon

Join the AGC as we host our initial leadership luncheon with the legends of the industry.
This interactive luncheon features an all-star panel of experienced construction professionals prepared to discuss what they have found to be the keys to success in this industry. This program is open to all but is particularly tailored to young construction professionals aspiring to be leaders in their companies and the industry. A majority of the program will be devoted to Q&A, so be prepared with any questions.
 

Blue = Management | Green = Safety
Register online at www.agc-gm.org
*Collective Bargaining Authorization to AGC of Greater Milwaukee
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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AGC Golf Classic Sells Out for the 4th Year in a Row!

Another AGC Golf Classic, another outstanding sell-out! Thank you to our many generous sponsors and our sold-out crowd of over 140 golfers who joined us at the Exclusive Wisconsin Country Club and helped us raise funds for the AGC Education and Research Foundation.

We had some great prizes for skill contests, a chance to win a car with a hole-in-one, raffles, door prizes, and a photo booth; providing a memento for everyone to remember a great day out on the Links!

See More Pictures from the AGC Golf Classic here.

 

This event may be over, but we have many more you can attend. Check them out here.

Thank you again to all our sponsors! Your generosity supports our great networking events for our industry’s hardworking professionals as well as provides scholarships for students at Milwaukee area universities.

AGC Golf Classic Sponsors
Ace Iron & Steel Corp.
American State Equipment
Aon
Balestrieri Environmental Inc.
Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp
Brehmer Agency, Inc.
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Cobb Strecker Dunphy & Zimmermann
Common Links Construction LLC
Construction Leadership Council (CLC)
CornerStone One, LLC
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
iSqFt
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Inpro Corporation
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
Lee Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Michels Corporation
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
Milwaukee Scaffolding Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Mutual of America
NEXT Electric, LLC
Professional Service Industries, Inc.
R & R Insurance Services, Inc.
Reynolds Rigging and Crane
Riv/Crete Ready Mix, LLC
Sanchez Painting Contractors
Spancrete
The Blue Book Network
The Daily Reporter
Thomas A. Mason Co., Inc.
United States Alliance Fire Protection, Inc.
Veit & Company, Inc.
VerHalen Commercial Interiors
VJS Construction Services
Wall Tech, Inc.
Zurich Insurance & Surety
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AGC Workforce Development Partner Hosts Event for Women in Construction

AGC workforce development partner,WRTP/BIG STEP, in partnership with Milwaukee Building Construction Trades Council and their Women in the Trades group empowHER, recently hosted a free Women in the Trades event at the WRTP BIG/STEP Offices.

Attendees were exposed to potential careers in the construction trades and contractors and apprenticeship training representatives were present, answering questions and helping attendees navigate their way into apprenticeships.

As a leading driver of construction workforce development in southeastern Wisconsin, our vision of developing workforce solutions that attract and train the most capable and productive individuals to join the commercial construction industry in our area could not be done without partnering with great organizations like WRTP/ BIG STEP.

Learn more about how WRTP/BIG STEP is growing the construction workforce in Wiscocnsin here.

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Safety
 
Contractors are Facing Over Half of a Million Dollars in Penalties for Exposing Employee to Fatal Fall

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two contractors – Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc. and Industrial Services Group Inc. – for exposing employees to fall hazards after a fatal injury at a Delaware Port of Wilmington worksite in January 2019. The companies face $687,619 in penalties.

Employees of Enerfab Process Solutions & Fabricated Products Inc. and Industrial Services Group Inc. – doing business as Universal Blastco - were renovating a 1.5 million gallon above ground storage tank at an orange juice processing facility in Port of Wilmington when a Blastco employee fell 40 feet from a scaffold.

OSHA initiated an investigation after notification of the fatality. The Agency issued willful citations to both companies for hazards involving scaffolding and lack of fall protection; and serious citations for electrical, confined space, and respiratory protection violations.

“Falls continue to be the leading cause of worker fatalities in the construction industry, yet they are preventable when the proper fall protection is utilized,” said OSHA Area Director Erin Patterson, in Wilmington, Delaware. “Employers have a legal responsibility to protect workers from falls, and neither company met their obligations in this case.”

OSHA offers a wide-range of compliance assistance resources on preventing workplace falls.

Both companies have 15 business days from receipt of the citations and proposed penalties to comply, request an informal conference with....read full article here.

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Industry News
 
New Foxconn Chairman in Wisconsin to Meet with Govenor Evers
Newly appointed chairman of Foxconn Technology Group Young Liu is in Wisconsin visiting with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and other Wisconsin state officials to discuss the company's progress in establishing operations in the state, both Evers' office and Foxconn confirmed.

Liu succeeded Terry Gou, the founder and former chairman of the multibillion-dollar Taiwanese company.

"As part of normal business operations, Foxconn regularly engages with stakeholders in government and communities in which we operate," Foxconn replied in response to a media request from the Milwaukee Business Journal. "Foxconn can confirm that as part of this routine engagement, chairman Young Liu is visiting Wisconsin for meetings with Governor Tony Evers, state and local officials, and members of Wisconsin’s higher education community."

The Foxconn reps also met with Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Wednesday morning. Vos on Wednesday morning posted a picture on Twitter of himself, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Liu, Foxconn vice chairman Dr. Jay Lee and Alan Yeung, Foxconn director of U.S. strategic initiatives.

Vos on Wednesday declined further comment through communications director Kit Beyer.

In a response to new tariffs pushed by President Donald Trump on about $300 billion worth of Chinese goods by the U.S, Foxconn in June said it was preparing to move production elsewhere and that the company is planning to expand the range of products being made at its Wisconsin facility, specifically mentioning...read full article here.
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County Task Force Signs off on $66M Plan to Overhaul Milwaukee Domes
A Milwaukee County task force  signed off on a $66 million plan to overhaul the crumbling Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, keeping its well-known domes intact and adding a host of new attractions.

The county’s Mitchell Park Domes Task Force voted unanimously, with one abstention, to send a consultant’s plan for the park to a county board committee for further consideration. The plan for the property, developed by the Bozeman, Montana-based firm ArtsMarket, calls for a public-private partnership to pay for a rehab of the property as Milwaukee County stares down a backlog of infrastructure projects that researchers estimate could cost $400 million to deal with in the next four years.

The report recommends raising $13.5 million worth of private money for the overhaul of the domes, and paying for the most expensive part of the project, expected to cost about $39 million, using federal offerings such as Opportunity Zone incentives and historic tax credits. Milwaukee County would then kick in $13.5 million.

The consultant has acknowledged that carrying out such a plan will be “challenging.” County officials, though, have long been reluctant to borrow and are unlikely to be willing to cover the full cost of  the needed rehab on their own. The report also notes that some donors may have some “skepticism” about the county’s commitment to transforming Mitchell Park.

If renovated according to the consultant’s plans, Mitchell Park would become a center for urban ecology, research and workforce development. It would also have attractions such as... Read full article here.

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AGC of America
 
AGC of America's 2020 Awards Programs are Open for Submissions!
Deadline to Apply is Wednesday, October 23, 2019

The AGC of America's 2020 Awards Programs are open for submissions! There are a number of different award categories that your company may qualify for, check them out below.

The Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards (including the Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence category) and AGC in the Community competitions recognize the nation’s most impressive construction projects ranging across the building, highway and transportation, utility infrastructure, and federal and heavy divisions; those contractors excelling in their partnering and collaborative endeavors; and the charitable contractors and chapters giving back to their communities.

The AGC Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards recognize contractors that are champions in advancing diversity and inclusion within their workforce, subcontractor-partners, supply chain, the association, and in the communities they serve. The AGC Diverse Business of the Year competition honors an outstanding diverse AGC member-firm that is committed to achieving business success, while also contributing to the association and communities in which they work. In addition, the Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Award recognizes an AGC chapter that demonstrates key values in promoting diversity and inclusion within the chapter’s leadership, membership, programs and events.

AGC member companies in good standing who meet the competition requirements are encouraged to apply online for some much-deserved recognition.

The final deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 23, 2019 for full consideration. Learn more about AGC of America’s awards programs at www.agc.org/awards.

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Association News
Take advantge of AGC's Fall Education Calendar!
AGC Golf Classic Sells Out for the 4th Year in a Row!
AGC Workforce Development Partner Hosts Event for Women in Construction
Safety
Contractors are Facing Over Half of a Million Dollars in Penalties for Exposing Employee to Fatal Fall
Industry News
New Foxconn Chairman in Wisconsin to Meet with Govenor Evers
County Task Force Signs off on $66M Plan to Overhaul Milwaukee Domes
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AGC of America's 2020 Awards Programs are Open for Submissions!
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