January 10, 2020
AGC Annual Meeting Featuring Rocky Marcoux - Future Construction Markets in Milwaukee
Don't Miss One of the AGC's Largest Networkign Events of the Year

See You Next Week!
January 14th, 2019

AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner
Wisconsin Club 

We are so excited to see everyone at the AGC Annual Meeting and Networking Dinner and help us celebrate the start of another outstanding year in construction! Meet the 2020 Board of Directors, and enjoy the fellowship of your colleagues and friends.

We are also very excited to have Rocky Marcoux, Commissioner of the Department of City Development, present on Future Construction Markets in Milwaukee.

This event is one of the most valuable networking opportunities we host all year.  With upwards of half the attendees representing one of our 40 General Contractor Members, you are bound to make some valuable connections!  Many lasting professional relationships have been developed during the reception hour and dinner.

Thank You to All of our Sponsors!
ACE Mentor Program
Babcock Solutions, LLC
The Brehmer Agency
Dawes Rigging & Crane Rental, Inc.
Gilbane Building Company
ISqFt
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Reynolds Rigging and Crane
Sanchez Painting Contractors
Spancrete

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Get your Motor Running in 2020 with the CLC at the Harley-Davidson MuseumŽ!
Register and Sponsor Today!

Help The Construction Leadership Council Rumble in the New Year at the Harley-Davidson Museum™ with  Senior VDC Manager, Robert Glover, from Barton Malow who will be giving a presentation on Virtual Design and BIM.

The CLC is pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Kick-Off Event will once again be held at the Harley-Davidson Museum™ Rumble Room on Thursday, February 6, 2020. The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception at 5:00, seated dinner at 6:00, and followed by our featured guest speaker at 7:00.

This year the CLC has the pleasure of hosting Senior VDC Manager, Robert Glover, from Barton Malow who will be giving a presentation on Virtual Design and BIM. As a VDC Manager with Barton Malow, Robert has a wealth of experience with BIM standard operating procedure creation and training, BIM coordination; project team collaboration/communication; advanced visualization and rendering (still frame and animation); and architectural photography.

This is a wonderful networking opportunity or just a perfect excuse to unwind and celebrate the new year. In addition to great company in a fun atmosphere, attendees will enjoy a gourmet dinner, two drink tickets, and a complementary Museum ticket.

We have put together some excellent sponsorship packages for this event. All sponsors will receive prominent signage and recognition during the event's announcements, recognition in our weekly reminders, and much more!

Learn about our different sponsorship packages here.

To register for this event, please fill out the attached form and return to Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or fax to (414) 778-4119.

 Thank You to our Current Sponsors
The Daily Reporter
Hetzel-Sanfilippo, Inc.
Hurtado Zimmerman SC
Ideal Crane Rental
iSqFt
J.P Cullen & Sons, Inc.

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Mike Fabishak Looks Back on Career Building Relationships in Trades
The Daily Reporter

As the CEO of the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, Mike Fabishak often finds himself trying to elicit cooperation from a group of contractors who are otherwise doing everything in their power to out compete each other.

That he has been able to do just that for 22 years is evidence enough of his tact. Now, though, he has decided it’s someone else’s turn.

Fabishak announced on Monday that he plans to step down sometime next year. No formal date has been set for his retirement. The AGC of Greater Milwaukee has only started looking for a successor, hiring a consulting firm to help with the search.

Fabishak said leaving wasn’t a step he was necessarily planning even a year ago, but he said he often thinks of his
life as a series of episodes.

“I realized I needed to examine another episode of my life, but I wasn’t necessarily associating that with retirement. I just wanted a different experience,” he said. “I’m in fairly decent health, have fairly good vitality and energy, and I’m in a position to make that decision now.”

The first of the “episodes” in Fabishak’s life came to an end after he finished...Read full article here.

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Start the New Year Right by Investing in Your Employees!
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn this January!

AGC EDUCATION & SAFETY TRAINING CALENDAR: JANUARY

Basic First Aid/CPR/AED Training
January 20th & 22nd
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.

 

Lean Construction Unit 1: Variation in Production Systems
January 24th
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
Corp. GC/CM - $150, Associate - $200, CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP - $450
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University

Lean Construction challenges all project stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process.  Unit 1: Variations in Production Systems is a half-day course that introduces one of the fundamental concepts of Lean Construction: Variation.

 In the construction process, the work we do is all connected, and variation in even one of those processes affects us all.  This course provides tools to help participants recognize sources of variation on their own projects, examine variation’s effect on operations and mitigate the effects of variation in their everyday work.  Following completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Define the different types of variations
  • Explain the concept of throughtput and distinguish it from productivity
  • Discuss the role of variation in production operations
  • List sources of variation in construction settings

 

Lean Construction Unit 2: Pull in Production
January 24th
1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Corp GC/CM - $150, Associate - $200, CBA’s - $300, Non-Affiliated IAP  - $450
Professor Mark Federle, Marquette University

Unit 2: Pull in Production is a half-day course that introduces the concept of “pull” as a means to reliable work flow.

In construction process, the work we do is all connected and variation in even one of those processes affects us all.  This course provides tools to help participants recognize sources of variation on their own projects, examine variation’s effect on operations, and mitigate the effects of variation in their every-day work.

Following completion of this course, participants will have the ability to:

  • Compare batch-and-queue and continuous flow production systems
  • Distinguish push systems from pull systems
  • Describe the impact of pull in production systems
  • Explain pull strategies in construction operations

 

Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
January 28th
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.

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 of America
 
Upcoming AGC of America Conferences

2020 AGC Construction Safety & Health Conference | January 15-17 | Austin, TX

AGC’s Construction Safety & Health Conference is the industry’s foremost annual conference to hone in on the most critical safety and health compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction. If your goal is protecting the safety and health of the men and women working in construction, this is the conference for you. The conference provides educational options for attendees through a mixture of plenary and breakout sessions which cover issues in three broad categories:

  • Managing safety & health requirements and risk
  • Factoring safety & health concerns into phases of a project
  • Expanding your knowledge and skills

Learn more about the 2020 AGC Construction Safety & Health Conference here.

 

AGC's Surety Bonding & Risk Management Conference | January 27-29 | Bonita Springs, FL

 AGC’s 2020 Conference on Surety Bonding and Construction Risk Management will be held at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, Florida. The conference will kick off at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, January 27, and conclude at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, January 29, 2020.

Prior to the conference,  AGC also plans to host another round of meetings for the in-house lawyers and risk managers in the AGC family and the Surety and Fidelity Association of American (SFAA) plans to convene another meeting of its Contract Bonds Advisory Committee. The AGC meetings will run from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Monday, January 27.  The SFAA meeting will run from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the same day.

Learn more about the AGC's Surety Bonding & Risk Management Conference here.

 

AGC 2020 Convention | March 9-12 | Las Vegas

The AGC Annual Convention is the place for construction superintendents, project managers, senior executives, and owners to hone their knowledge while making connections that open doors to new opportunities. And CONEXPO-CON/AGG provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for your team to explore solutions from more than 2,800 leading construction equipment, services and technology solution providers.

Learn more about the AGC 2020 Convention here.

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AGC Annual Meeting Featuring Rocky Marcoux - Future Construction Markets in Milwaukee
Get your Motor Running in 2020 with the CLC at the Harley-Davidson MuseumŽ!
Mike Fabishak Looks Back on Career Building Relationships in Trades
Start the New Year Right by Investing in Your Employees!
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