October 28, 2020
The CLC is Gearing Up for a Very Busy November, Make Sure Your Future Leaders are a Part of it!
Register for these CLC events today!

COVID-19 hasn't stopped the AGC's Construction Leadership Council (CLC) from putting on the same great education and leadership development trainings as it always does. Check out what they have planned for the month of November.

 

Make a Difference Day
Saturday - November 7th
Washington Park - 1859 N. 40th Street
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join the CLC as we once again participate in the CG Schmidt organized Annual Make A Difference Day!  This year, we will be working with the Land Stewardship Team at the Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park. This volunteer-powered, community-engaging restoration work has helped claim hundreds of acres of land along the Milwaukee River Corridor, the Menomonee River, and in Washington Park. 

Learn more and register here.

 

About — Ken Collins CoachingThe Principles of Motivation - Virtual Lunch and Learn
Speaker: Ken Collins - Nationally Recognized Business Coach
Wednesday - November 11th
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Are you stuck in the pattern of waiting for your company to hire highly motivated employees? Are you troubled that your team members aren’t motivated by the same things you are? During this session we will review the Principles of Motivation for both self- motivation as well as motivating others to perform at high levels.

Learn more and register here.

 

Milwaukee County exec signs legislation making Juneteenth a holidayCLC Civic Engagement Speaker Series - FREE Virtual Event
Speaker: David Crowley - Milwaukee County Executive
Tuesday - November 17th
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This brand new speaker series from the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) will feature civic and elected officials who will discussing their role, how it relates to the construction industry, and how you can get involved. After their initial presentation there will be time for a Q&A. These sessions will help educate our members on the role civic and government leadership plays in the construction industry and how they can get involved to affect positive change in the greater Milwaukee area.

Learn more and register here.

 

Want to learn more about the CLC? Visit our website or contact Henry Kruger at (414) 778-4100 or hkruger@agc-gm.org for more information.

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AGC Members Clean up at The Daily Reportr's Newsmakers of the Year Event

The AGC of Greater Milwaukee was proud to be a Bronze Sponsor for The Daily Reporter’s 15th annual Newsmakers of the Year event. This event recognized our industry’s greats: The Daily Reporter honored 40 Newsmakers from across the industry, including estimators, educators, innovators, project managers, builders, unsung heroes and many more. We were so proud to see our members took home 28 awards! Congratulation to all the winners!

See replay of the Newsmakers of the Year Event Below!

 

Congratulations to All of the Winning AGC Members!
Builder of the Year Hunzinger Construction
Business Operations Manager of the Year Genette Zubrod – Michels Corp.
Charitable Organization of the Year Miron Construction
Educator of the Year Kenn Kosowicz – J.H. Findorff & Son
Estimator of the Year Jennifer Kolp – VJS Construction Services
Estimator of the Year Savannah Wehinger – Mortenson
Executive of the Year Scott Wendt – Hunzinger Construction
Green Builder of the Year J.H Findorff & Son
Innovator of the Year Brian Medina – CG Schmidt
Innovator of the Year Devon Rutkowski – Gilbane Building Co.
Innovator of the Year Tracey Griffith – Walbec Group
Lifesavers of the Year Phil Talsma and Seth Sorenson – Miron Construction
Lifetime Achievement  Frank Falsetti – Hunzinger Construction
Minority-Owned Business of the Year Dairyland Energy Solutions
PreConstruction Manager of the Year John Tucker – J.H. Findorff & Son
Project Manager of the Year Tom Pagel – CG Schmidt
Project Manager of the Year Vince Senese – Gilbane Building Co.
Project Manager of the Year Ben McMullen – Mortenson
Project Manager of the Year Dan Markeland – Walbec Group
Road Builder of the Year Walbec Group
Senior Project Manager of the Year Aaron Zutz – J.H. Findorff & Son
Super Super Marty Halverson – Tri-North Builders
Super Super Mark Sowinski – VJS Construction Services
Super Super Will Wright – Hunzinger Construction
Super Super Dan Zess – Gilbane Building Co.
Super Super Steve Firari – Walbec Group
Unsung Hero of the Year Aaron Glysch – Miron Construction
Woman-Owned Business of the Year Duwe Metal Products

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Board Member Spotlight
 
Selzer-Ornst Owner Tadisch Takes Over Mentor Lemke's Stake in Wisconsin Redevelopment Firm
AGC Treasurer - Matt Tadisch, Selzer-Ornst Company

Third generation owner sells Selzer-Ornst construction companySelzer-Ornst Construction Co. owner Matthew Tadisch is stepping into the shoes of long-time colleague Bob Lemke to become one of the owners of housing developer Wisconsin Redevelopment.

The shared ownership will mean close coordination between the Wauwatosa construction company and Milwaukee development firm. Tadisch said he has known Lemke more than 15 years, and has taken over his stake in Wisconsin Redevelopment.

Going forward, he will work with Wisconsin Redevelopment’s other leader, Todd Hutchison, as the firm continues to pursue new development.

“Bob was always a mentor and advocate for me, and as he looks to phase his way out we’ve been talking over about the past year,” Tadisch said.

Often using public affordable housing tax credits, Wisconsin Redevelopment has been an effective driver of investment in Milwaukee neighborhoods that generally don’t see large-scale projects. It worked with the...Read full article here.

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AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
 
Tell Congress and President Trump to Include Significant Construction Investment in COVID-19 Relief Legislation!

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.

Taking action is easy! Simply submit the pre-written message and tweet as is to your members of Congress or customize it with personal information on how this issue impacts you and your company.


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The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in November


EDUCATION & SAFETY
TRAINING CALENDAR

November 2020
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  

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

 

Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Training
November 3rd
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.

 

The Economics of Safety
November 5th
4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Corporate 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!

Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone within the construction industry who is charged with the responsibility to manage jobsite safety.

 

Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (MEWP)
November 17th
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


“Mobile elevated work platforms, also known as aerial lifts or MEWPs, are popular on a variety of job sites. The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) defines a mobile elevated work platform as “a machine/device intended for moving persons, tools and material to working positions,” and consisting of a work platform with controls and an extending structure mounted on a mobile chassis. ANSI updated their A92 standards with new safe use, training and design requirements for MEWPs. If your company uses MEWPs, ANSI’s new safe use and training requirements are now industry-standard best practices.”

 

Successfully Handling an OSHA Inspection
Novemer 18th
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
Corporate 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.

Intended Audience: This course is designed for anyone who works on jobsites and is especially beneficial to field supervisors and their crews.

 

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
November 30th and December 1st, 2nd & 3rd
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Corporate 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.

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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Election 2020: A Political & Policy Reboot for Construction?
AGC of America WebEd

Join AGC of America’s seasoned and well-respected government relations team for an in-depth discussion of how the 2020 election results could impact construction industry policies coming out of Washington, D.C., in the months to come. Will a trillion-dollar infrastructure bill finally become law? What are the chances of sweeping changes to labor, human resources, and safety/health construction laws and regulations? What federal tax changes are likely for your construction business and markets?

During this webinar, AGC of America’s in-house panel of experts on infrastructure, workforce, tax issues and more will apply their collective decades worth of inside-the-Beltway and construction industry knowledge to provide you with an outlook for policy changes that could impact your construction career, business, markets and industry.

Learn more about this WebEd here.

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Industry News
 
Haribo commits to 2020 construction start for Pleasant Prairie Gold Bear plant

Haribo of America hired Gilbane Building Co. to start work before the end of this year on the company’s $300 million gummi bear plant in Pleasant Prairie, its first facility in the United States.

The project is one the largest economic development deals pending in southeast Wisconsin, with 385 full-time jobs expected to be created. It has seen multiple delays since it was first announced three years ago. Much of that was for Haribo, a global maker of Gold Bear candies based in Germany, to retool its usual construction and factory designs for the U.S. market and its regulations.

After gaining final approvals for those plans in May, Haribo was charting a construction start before mid-November. The company in late September cited “unprecedented occurrences of 2020” for the further delays in a letter to the village of Pleasant Prairie.

That letter anticipated applying for building permits in November of this year for the first phase of...read full article here.

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From Asbestos to COVID-19, it Pays to be Ahead of the Curve
From our Industry Partner - Building Advantage

Industry partner, Building Advantage, explains how construction safety and training protocols for handling building materials helped the industry create and easily implement COVID-19 safety standards.

 
From Asbestos to COVID-19, it Pays to be Ahead of the Curve - The Daily Reporter

Fatigue, persistent dry cough, shortness of breath, pain or pressure in your chest, confusion, loss of appetite with weight loss. These are all symptoms we associate with contracting COVID-19, a new and unique illness society is still grappling with the most effective way to combat.

Coincidentally, these symptoms also appear in another familiar illness that the union construction trades and contractors have been mitigating for generations, namely asbestosis or asbestos....Read full article here.

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In This Issue
The CLC is Gearing Up for a Very Busy November, Make Sure Your Future Leaders are a Part of it!
AGC Members Clean up at The Daily Reportr's Newsmakers of the Year Event
Board Member Spotlight
Selzer-Ornst Owner Tadisch Takes Over Mentor Lemke's Stake in Wisconsin Redevelopment Firm
AGC URGENT ACTION ALERT
Tell Congress and President Trump to Include Significant Construction Investment in COVID-19 Relief Legislation!
Stay Informed
The AGC's Education Calendar - What You Can Learn in November
Election 2020: A Political & Policy Reboot for Construction?
Industry News
Haribo commits to 2020 construction start for Pleasant Prairie Gold Bear plant
From Asbestos to COVID-19, it Pays to be Ahead of the Curve
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