September 10, 2019
Association News
 
AGC Partner, Building Advantage, Presenting Sponsor for Women in Construction Awards!

The AGC recently attended The Daily Reporter's inaugural Women in Construction event at the Marcus Performing Arts Center. This brand new event was put together to not only to honor women’s accomplishments in the industry but to encourage more women to consider construction as a career option.

AGC workforce development partner, Building Advantage, was the event's Presenting Sponsor and members of the Board and staff handed out the evenings award's to the honorees. From marketers to journeyman plumbers, the women honored at this event showed that there is a multitude of paths for women in the industry.

Congratulations to all the incredible women who were honored!

Check out this great video the Daily Reporter put together recapping the event!

 

Learn more about this amazing event and all of the honorees here.

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New 'School Year', New Ways to Learn with AGC!
See What's Available in September and October!

 

AGC EDUCATION & SAFETY TRAINING CALENDAR

SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER

 

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.

 

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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Safety News
 
Federal Judge Orders $1.04 Million to be Paid to Employees Terminated for Assisting Safety Investigation
A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has awarded $1,047,399 in lost wages and punitive damages to two former employees of a Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania, manufacturer after a jury found the company and its owner fired them in retaliation for their participation in a federal safety investigation.

On April 2, 2019, a jury determined that Lloyd Industries Inc. and owner, William P. Lloyd, illegally fired the employees because they participated in a 2014 inspection by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The inspection followed an incident in which one of the employees’ co-workers suffered the amputation of three fingers.

The company fired one of the employees after OSHA began an onsite investigation, and fired the second employee shortly after OSHA issued citations, and assessed Lloyd Industries with penalties. The acts of retaliation violated...Read full article here.
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Economic Updates
 
80% of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire
Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released today by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk. Association officials said the industry was taking a range of steps to address the situation but called on federal officials to takes steps to assist those industry efforts.

“Workforce shortages remain one of the single most significant threats to the construction industry,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, AGC’s chief executive officer. “However, construction labor shortages are....Read full article here.
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Construction Employment Increases in 40 States and D.C. from July 2018 to July 2019
See how Wisconsin Fared

Forty states added construction jobs between July 2018 and July 2019, while construction employment increased in 25 states from June to July, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of Labor Department data. Association officials said the new jobs totals indicate there is a need for new federal investments in career and technical education programs, along with immigration reform.

“Demand for projects, and the workers to build them, shows no sign of letting up in most states, and contractors continue to increase headcount when they can find qualified workers,” stated chief economist Ken Simonson. “But job openings at the end of June were the highest ever for June, suggesting that contractors are struggling to find all the workers they need in many states.”

Association officials said that with overall unemployment rates at all-time lows in many states, there is a pressing need for Congress and the Trump administration to adequately fund career and technical education programs and enact....Read full article here.

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Local Construction News
 
Mandel Group Unveils $150 Million Harbor District plan
Mandel Group Inc. again scaled back plans for new offices on 600 feet of river frontage it owns in Milwaukee’s Harbor District, and instead aims to develop a denser neighborhood that’s active 24/7.

The more than $150 million concept, now called 'Harbor Yards,' is the Milwaukee developer's third since 2016 for industrial land and a boat yard at South Water and East Florida streets. Since that time, apartment development has continued in neighboring Walker’s Point, and the Harbor District to the south has landed major job-creators including Komatsu Mining Corp. and Michels Corp.

Mandel’s latest plan could start construction next year, said partner and chief operating officer Bob Monnat. It includes an open market on Florida Street that could be programmed for events, vendor booths and food trucks. A new river walk would be lined with about five new bar or restaurant venues that Kyle Cherek, former host of the “Wisconsin Foodie” television show, is curating.

Those would be gathering spaces for an up to 150-room hotel, apartments and a 10-story office building on the Milwaukee River frontage, Monnat said.

“The neighborhood will be busy 24/7, 365, because of the mix of uses,” Monnat said. “We think the river walk will be a much more interesting place to be and much more activated.”

Since 2016, each revision to Mandel’s plan for this land has scaled back the amount of office space. The newer version replaces a 100,000-square-foot office building with 150 apartments along the river, for example.

“We weren’t willing to wait any longer for some of these large office users to land,” Monnat said. “Typically the people we’ve talked to have wanted to have... Read full article here.
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Ascension Wisconsin Plans a 33,000-square-foot Health Care Facility at Prime Menomonee Falls Site

Ascension Wisconsin will expand into Menomonee Falls with a small-scale hospital and a primary care clinic on Main Street near the site of the old Ernie von Schledorn automotive dealerships.

The developer of the site along Interstate 41 is Scott Yauck’s Cobalt Partners LLC. The 33,000-square-foot project will create 50 to 70 jobs, Ascension said Wednesday. Construction is expected to begin in the spring, with a tentative opening date of April 2021, Yauck said in a press release.

Ascension said the new facility is designed to expand access to primary, specialty, hospital and emergency services.

The first floor of the two-story building will house a 16,500-square-foot, small-scale hospital with...Read full article here.

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In This Issue
Association News
AGC Partner, Building Advantage, Presenting Sponsor for Women in Construction Awards!
New 'School Year', New Ways to Learn with AGC!
Safety News
Federal Judge Orders $1.04 Million to be Paid to Employees Terminated for Assisting Safety Investigation
Economic Updates
80% of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire
Construction Employment Increases in 40 States and D.C. from July 2018 to July 2019
Local Construction News
Mandel Group Unveils $150 Million Harbor District plan
Ascension Wisconsin Plans a 33,000-square-foot Health Care Facility at Prime Menomonee Falls Site
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