August 7, 2020
AGC News
 
What Gov. Evers’ Statewide Face Covering Executive Order Means for Construction

Gov. Evers’ recently issued an executive order requiring statewide face covering inside private businesses and office spaces unless an exception applies. Businesses will not be required to provide face coverings for their employees or customers, though they can decide to offer face coverings to employees or customers. Local and state officials may enforce the order and violating the order may result in a civil fine up to $200.

Below are some FAQ’s we’ve gotten about Gov. Evers’ Statewide Face Covering Executive Order answered by AGC’s Safety Director – Dan Burazin.

1. What are the differences between the State of Wisconsin Mask Ordinance and the City of Milwaukee Mask Ordinance?
As I read them, the Milwaukee ordinance appears to be a bit more restrictive as to the wearing of masks. Where the State of Wisconsin requires the wearing of masks inside and, in certain instances, outside (where social distancing is difficult to achieve), the City requires masks both inside and outside. The State appears to have a few more exemptions than the City does as well.

2. What constitutes as an enclosed space? A roof? When windows are put in?

That’s a good question. Common sense tells us that an enclosed space is a space where ventilation tends to be more restrictive. Even OSHA has a difficult time defining...read all FAQs here.

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Invest in the Future of Construction - Sponsor the CLC Golf Outing Today!

Be sure to set aside Wednesday, September 9th for the Construction Leadership Council's (CLC) Annual Golf Outing !  We will once again be at the Ironwood Golf Course in Sussex, and will feature lunch and dinner catered by Bunzels, contests on the course, the now famous helicopter ball-drop, live music, and more!

Sponsorships for the AGC Construction Leadership Council Annual Golf Outing have Officially Opened! 

Your sponsorship will be supporting our local students, universities, CLC programming and CLC events. Our Eagle Sponsorship is our best value and includes 4 golfer registrations, a Tee and Hole Sponsor, and all On-Course Contests! Save hundreds of dollars on your Eagle Sponsorship by registering by August 26th!

Show your support for the AGC-CLC and for education by Sponsoring the CLC Golf Outing Today!

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AGC of America Annual Workforce Survey
Help the AGC Advocate for the Industry’s Labor Needs

The construction industry has experienced some very significant and sudden changes during the past few months that have led to dramatic changes in demand for work and the need for new workers. With your help, the AGC will have a better understanding how those changes are impacting the industry’s current workforce needs, and how to be better equipped to advocate for measures to help the industry’s labor needs in both the short- and long-term.

That is why we are asking you to take a few minutes to complete the following workforce survey that we and our partners at Autodesk have prepared:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AGCWorkforceSurvey2020

The results of this survey will help to better outline the current situation to elected and appointed officials, the media, educators and your peers within the business community. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of current construction labor market conditions, the more likely they are to enact measures to support the industry. We hope you, as well, will find the results useful in comparing your situation and expectations to those of your peers.

Thank you in advance for your time and support. Your responses will be kept confidential; only aggregated results will be reported.

Contact Brian Turmail, AGC of America VP for Public Affairs and Strategic Initiatives, with any questions or comments about the survey. He can be reached at (703) 837-5310 or turmailb@agc.org.

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The 2020 AGC Golf Classic is Only 3 Days Away!

The AGC Golf Classic
Monday, August 10th - Wisconsin Country Club
 

Grab your clubs! We're teeing off in 3 days at the SOLD OUT AGC Golf Classic. The Golf Classic is one of our favorite events of the year and 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!

All proceeds from the AGC Golf Classic go toward funding scholarships to our local universities for students entering construction studies through the AGC Education & Research Foundation. 

Weren't able to reserve a spot in the AGC Golf Classic before it sold out? We've got our CLC Golf Outing Coming up on Wednesday, September 9th! Sponsor Today!

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

Thank you to our Sponsors!
CornerStone One, LLC
Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc.
NEXT Electric, LLC
The Rockwell Group
Gilbane Building Company
American State Equipment
Babcock Solutions
Construction Supply & Erection
Dawes Rigging and Crane Rental
J.H. Findorff & Son Inc.
Lee Plumbing Mechanical Contractors, Inc.
Midwest Drilled Foundations & Engineering Inc.
RIV/Crete ReadyMix
Balestrieri Environmental & Development, Inc
Building Service Inc.
Mortenson Construction
Reynolds Rigging and Crane
M3 Insurance
Michuda Construction, Inc.
Spancrete
Ace Iron & Steel Corp.
Ideal Crane Rental, Inc.
Milwaukee Tool
Zurich Insurance & Surety
Inpro Corporation
iSqFt
Mutual of America
Doral Corporation
Berghammer Construction
CG Schmidt, Inc.
Gateway Concrete Forming Systems, Inc.
Michels Corporation
Kotze Construction Co., Inc.
Boehlke Bottled Gas Corp
Butters-Fetting Co., Inc.
The Blue Book Network
Veit & Company, Inc.
Wall Tech, Inc.

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AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
 
With Nearly 1 Million Construction Workers Unemployed, our Elected Leaders Must Act Now to Help Save Construction jobs and Sustain the Industry!
Tell Congress and President Trump to include significant construction investment for transportation, schools, hospitals, water, and broadband infrastructure in this round of COVID relief legislation. With nearly 1 million construction workers unemployed, our elected leaders must act now to help save construction jobs and sustain the industry!

Due to the unprecedented impact of the pandemic, state and local governments collectively face budget shortfalls of over $500 billion that are putting immense pressure on public agencies to delay or cancel construction projects. This comes on top of many private owners, developers, and investors—facing vast uncertainty—drastically cutting back on future construction projects.

It is essential for the construction industry to be heard loudly and clearly on Capitol Hill as bipartisan negotiations are underway on this round of COVID relief legislation. Without passing legislation that provides robust levels of infrastructure investment, the construction industry could experience substantial market reductions, threatening the viability of thousands of construction firms and jeopardizing hundreds of thousands of construction jobs.

Click the "Take Action" button below and simply submit the pre-written message as is to your members of Congress and President Trump or customize it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your employer.

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Stay Informed
 
AGC’s 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

Supply Chain Management as a Lean Tactic
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Training/Professional Development

Have you been looking to explore elements of the AGC’s Lean Construction Education Program in more detail outside of the Last Planner System®? Gilbane Building Company has placed a focus on Supply Chain Management as a Lean tactic and is leading a webinar on the ins and outs the process. Representatives from Gilbane’s Supply Chain Department will walk you through the theories of Supply Chain and how they apply to Construction Management as outlined in Unit 5 of the LCEP. In addition, there will be examples of successes and lessons learned at Gilbane and an opportunity for Q&A.

Register and Learn more here.

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Industry News
 
Essential and Prepared: The Construction Industry Leads the Way in Time of Crisis

From industry partner, Building Advantage, for The Daily Reporter.

As we’re all aware, the construction industry has been declared an essential business to Wisconsin, vital to maintaining our essential infrastructure. This is a role that our men, women and contractors take very seriously and are doing everything necessary to keep all personnel safe and jobs open. Through these difficult times, the construction industry is doing its part to help the community, the economy and everyone impacted by this crisis.

On March 24, in Emergency Executive Order #12, Gov. Tony Evers reached the difficult decision of ordering residents to stay at home, a shelter-in-place move designed to curtail the spread of COVID-19, an effort intended to save lives. To avoid a complete shutdown of our economy and society, essential infrastructure was exempted. And, as a result, the construction industry and the building and construction tradesmen and tradeswomen have been called upon to meet a great challenge.

Fortunately, the commercial construction industry has the infrastructure and resources necessary to rise to the test and takes its role as an essential business very seriously, while at the same time doing everything necessary to keep all employees safe.

Contractors and contractors’ groups banded together early in this crisis to ensure...Read full article here.

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In This Issue
AGC News
What Gov. Evers’ Statewide Face Covering Executive Order Means for Construction
Invest in the Future of Construction - Sponsor the CLC Golf Outing Today!
AGC of America Annual Workforce Survey
The 2020 AGC Golf Classic is Only 3 Days Away!
AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
With Nearly 1 Million Construction Workers Unemployed, our Elected Leaders Must Act Now to Help Save Construction jobs and Sustain the Industry!
Stay Informed
AGC’s WebEd Program will Deliver the Information you Need to the Comfort of your Home or Office!
Industry News
Essential and Prepared: The Construction Industry Leads the Way in Time of Crisis
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