July 7, 2020
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Get Your Company in Front of the Industry by Sponsoring the 2020 AGC Golf Classic!
August 10th - Wisconsin Country Club

Sponsor the AGC Golf Classic Today!
Monday, August 10th - Wisconsin Country Club

 

Sponsorship opportunities are now available for the Annual AGC Golf Classic!  This year, the AGC Golf Classic will be held Monday, August 10th at the exclusive Wisconsin Country Club.  All proceeds from this event go toward funding scholarships to our local universities for students entering construction studies through the AGC Education & Research Foundation.

Learn more about the AGC Golf Classic's Sponsorship Opportunities here.

The beautiful Wisconsin Country Club provides 18 challenging holes to test your skills. Attending the AGC Education & Research Foundation Annual Golf Classic provides a great networking opportunity for construction leaders and their staff. 

Staying Safe on the Course

We're working with the Wisconsin Country Club to put together safety guidelines to ensure that the necessary precautions will be in place to protect our attendees. More information on these safety guidelines coming soon!

We are very excited to be able to host one of our annual events and look forward to seeing everyone at the Wisconsin Club on the 10th!

Have questions about the AGC Golf Classic?
Contact Kim Jalalian at kjalalian@agc-gm.org or at (414) 778-4100.

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AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
 
Construction Jobs are on the Line!

Tell the Trump Administration and Congress to include immediate funding for state departments of transportation (DOTs) in future COVID-19 relief legislation! Thousands of construction jobs may be on the line if they do not act soon.

Due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, state DOTs are beginning to delay projects until next year and consider cancelling others, as transportation revenue projections show significant declines nationwide. Without immediate federal funding to state DOTs to help ensure these projects can move forward, the threat of significant layoffs grows exponentially.

Currently, projections show a 50 percent vehicle traffic decline and, in certain states, toll road traffic down 67 percent. Specific impacts of these declines include individual state transportation revenue losses as high as 45 percent in the next 18 months. Already, some state DOTs are delaying transportation projects.


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Stay Informed
 
AGCís WebEd Program will Deliver the Information you Need to the Comfort of your Home or Office!

The AGC of America offers web based education throughout the year on various topics related to the construction industry. These topics range from newly released industry regulations to innovative processes and technology that can benefit your company. AGC’s WebEd program will deliver the information you need to the comfort of your home or office.

Upcoming WebEds 

WebEd: Lean Practices for Design-Build Projects and the New ConsensusDocs 431 Lean Design-Build Addendum
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Training/Professional Development

ConsensusDocs has just released the first industry standard document tailored to incorporate Lean Practices to specifically work in the design-build project delivery method. Lean practices improve value, efficiency, and relationships in the design and construction industry. Design-build is an alternative project delivery method that has grown in popularity that offers integrated design and construction services, but industry forms have not explicitly incorporated lean practices contractually. Rather than rely upon cultural aspirations that can backslide, learn how you can leverage the just released ConsensusDocs 431 Design-Build Addendum to memorialize Lean practices in your next design-build project. This will allow you to get many of the benefits offered by Lean without requiring an integrated project delivery (IPD) contract. Getting your contracts right to encourage Lean is difficult. Now there is an industry contract standard form to help.

 Learning Objectives

  • Gain an overview of the ConsensusDocs 431 Lean Design-Build Addendum and 305 Lean Construction Addendum
  • Learn Lean project fundamentals that you can incorporate in your project’s contracts
  • Understand how using an IPD contract like the ConsensusDocs 300 is not required to get many of the benefits of the Lean practices.

Register and Learn more here.
 
AGC’s Three Part Webinar Series: Business Development, Marketing & Proposal Basics for the General Contractor
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Training/Professional Development

In the business world we live in today, there is no such thing as a single person, process or strategy that sets a company apart from the competition. Evaluation of your services has become more complex and the ability to market yourself and grow in this fast-paced and trendy market can make you feel over-extended no matter if you are a small, med-sized or large.

The AGC Business Development WebEd Series, brought to the AGC membership by the AGC BD Forum, will be held in May, June and July of this year and will be sure to improve your business by focusing on the basics of Business Development, Marketing and Proposals for the General Contractor. We are confident that by the end of this WebEd Series, you will be more prepared to grow your talent within your company, expand your client map and continuously improve your processes and strategies.

Register and Learn more here.

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2020 AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference | July 14 - 16, 2020
Learn about the most critical safety, health, and environmental compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction.
2020 AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference
July 14 - 16, 2020
Member Registration Fee: $350 | Non Member Registration Fee: $450

The AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Conference is the industry’s foremost annual conference to hone in on the most critical safety, health, and environmental compliance and risk issues impacting the business of construction. Whether your goal is protecting the safety and health of the men and women working in construction or protecting the environment during the construction process – 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 and environmental requirements and risk
  • Factoring safety, health and environmental concerns into phases of a project
  • Expanding your knowledge and skills

Learn more and register for the 2020 AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference here.

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Industry News
 
Building Through a Pandemic
New construction job site safety protocols emerging in Covid-19 era

Sean Ryan – Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal

Even though the pandemic did not shut down Wisconsin’s construction sites as it did restaurants or stores, Covid-19 will permanently change the building industry in the state, and possibly for the better.
Not every local government in the United States let construction continue during the pandemic, but Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers from the start considered it essential. With that permission, which the industry lobbied for, came an urgency to craft new safety programs targeting Covid-19.

Adam Jelen, senior vice president of Gilbane Building Co.’s Central Midwest Division, had been working on those questions since the middle of the first quarter. Following federal and local regulations, Gilbane on a national level drafted an overview of best practices with the basics such as social distancing, worker temperature checks and extra cleaning.

But that alone is not enough, Jelen said. A basic requirement of social distancing, for example, does not tell a crew of 10 electricians how to safely handle work in a confined mechanical room, or regulate the... Read full article here.

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The Nuts and Bolts of the Paycheck Protection Program
JOYCE M. ROSENBERG - AP Business Writer
A price sign is displayed on June 25 at a retail store as a store employee wears a mask while working in Niles, Illinois. Small businesses can still get help from the government’s coronavirus relief plan after Congress extended the Paycheck Protection Program until Aug. 8. The program, which had been scheduled to expire last week, still has more than $130 billion left after giving out more than 4.8 million loans since its April 3 start. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)Small businesses can still get help from the government’s coronavirus-relief plan after Congress extended the Paycheck Protection Program until Aug. 8.

The program was scheduled to expire Tuesday but still has nearly $132 billion left after giving out more than 4.8 million loans since it began April 3. Loan recipients included companies as varied as restaurants, dental offices, retailers, construction companies and manufacturers that were devastated by the virus and shutdown orders that state and local governments issued in hopes of containing it. Nonprofit organizations were also eligible.

The House gave final approval to the program’s extension last week. President Donald Trump signed it over the weekend.

The PPP is part of a $2 trillion coronavirus aid package passed by Congress in March. On Monday, the Small Business Administration, which oversees the program, disclosed the names of companies that received loans of more than $150,000. They accounted for less than 15% of the loans.

Some questions and answers about the PPP:

WHAT DOES THE PPP AIM TO DO?
The program aims to motivate small businesses to retain their employees or, if they have laid them off, get them back to work. The primary incentive for companies to seek PPP loans is the offer of forgiveness if most of the money — originally 75% but later revised to 60% — is used for...Read full article here.

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Union Construction Helps Power Wisconsinís Economic Growth and Development
Constructionís contributions play an important role in building a resilient economy

Union construction is a local economic catalyst.

Jessica Levy, for AGC Industry Partner, Building Advantage

Union construction workers in Wisconsin are proud to support the state's economy — which experienced strong growth in 2019 — both directly and indirectly. Although the COVID-19 pandemic put the brakes on the economy locally and nationwide, Wisconsin is still a state that has shown upward progression and is well poised to be resilient in the future.

The construction industry is one of the Wisconsin economy’s clear strengths and will certainly be an asset as the state strives to overcome current challenges. From offering jobs with good salaries to building successful commercial properties and a revitalized Milwaukee downtown, the positive impact of union construction in recent years is clear.

Here are just a few of the ways that union construction has played a key role in powering Wisconsin’s economic engine over the past few years.

1. Building commercial centers to grow the local tax base

Throughout Wisconsin and especially the Milwaukee metropolitan area, local and state governments have invested significant funds in building and revitalizing commercial centers. That’s had a major impact on expanding the local tax base by spurring new economic activity.

Downtown Milwaukee, for example, completed more than $3 billion worth of public and private projects since 2005 with the intent to reestablish the area as an economic, educational, social and cultural hub. In addition to those funds, the Downtown Milwaukee 2016 Market Profile detailed a plan for...Read full article here.
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Sponsor Today!
Get Your Company in Front of the Industry by Sponsoring the 2020 AGC Golf Classic!
AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
Construction Jobs are on the Line!
Stay Informed
AGCís WebEd Program will Deliver the Information you Need to the Comfort of your Home or Office!
2020 AGC Construction Safety, Health & Environmental Virtual Conference | July 14 - 16, 2020
Industry News
Building Through a Pandemic
The Nuts and Bolts of the Paycheck Protection Program
Union Construction Helps Power Wisconsinís Economic Growth and Development
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