September 2017
AGC MA Code Committee Releases MassCon Pulse V3 Q1, Q2

Todd Fernald , Walsh Brothers, Incorporated , contributor of the long-term discussion states that: "While the data speaks to a strong overall picture through the end of 2017 the AGC MA continues to hear chatter over ongoing labor shortages and, more recently, increased material costs burdening the construction industry. Concern over what these obstacles imply about the current economic health of the industry, and what they will mean going forward, persist despite the fact that growth continues to trend in a favorable direction." To read more of Todd's insights and to receive the full report click here>>

OSHA's New Silica Standard for Construction: Are You Equipped to Comply?
On September 23, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will begin to enforce their respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry. The standard has established a new exposure limit of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air as an 8-hour Time-Weighted Average (TWA), along with a host of ancillary provisions such as establishing a written exposure control plan, housekeeping requirements, record-keeping, and medical surveillance. This is arguably one of the most complex standards the construction industry has ever faced and it impacts a wide range of industries and activities.
Join the AGC of America Safety & Health staff and other industry professionals on September 18, 2017 as they take a deeper dive into complying with the new standard. 

AGC At Work for You:  
The American Bar Association's Forum on Construction Law is holding its Fall Meeting in Boston in October. The meeting is entitled Has It Really Been A Decade? The 2017 AIA Contract Documents and is Co-Chaired by R. Thomas Dunn of AGC MA member Piece Atwood.  Also at this meeting, Wendy Kennedy Venoit of AGC MA member Hinckley Allen will be assuming the Forum's Chair position from William M. Hill of AGC MA member Mintz Levin. 
For a more contractor focused presentation on the 2017 AIA Contract Documents, please join AGC of America's Contract Document Specialist & Staff Director for ConsensusDOCS Brian Perlberg along with Hinckley Allen's Ron Ciotti for a workshop on the implications the AIA Contract changes might have on your project on October 17, 2017.

AGC MA BWiC September Profile Featuring:

Siggy Pfendler, Director of Virtual Construction, Columbia Construction


Build New England Awards 2017

Join us as we honor Building Excellence through collaboration at the industry's premier award event of the season!
  Celebrate, Socialize & Network
October 26, 2017
The Intercontinental Hotel, Boston
Get your tickets now!

Bob Greene and eight volunteer G. Greene employees traveled to Texas to deliver food, water and critical supplies to those suffering from the catastrophic losses Hurricane Harvey incurred.

For Second Consecutive Year, Inc. Recognizes Pinck & Co. as
One of the Fastest Growing Private Company

For the second year in a row, Pinck & Co . has been named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. magazine, earning a place on the Inc. 5000  list for 2017. 


BWiC Golf Clinic
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Granite Links Golf Course | 5:00-7:00 p.m

Final clinic of the season! 
CLC Fall Kick Off Event at Bully Boy Distillers
Wednesday, September 20

Enjoy the unique venue, taste some amazing drinks and eat from Bacon Food Truck. Socialize, network and challenge colleagues to a friendly game of corn-hole.
Don't miss out on this fun networking event!

Reading the Tea Leaves-Adjust, Adapt, Act: New England's Construction Market Forecast
September 26, 2017 | Marriott Courtyard Downtown
7:00 -10:00 a.m.
With this program, you won't need a crystal ball to view a change in market trends! We will peak into the future to see what the next 2-5 years hold for the industry and its key organizations.

A GC Members receive SMPS member discount!

Building Women in Construction-The Path to Success 2017
September 28, 2017 | 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Join us as a panel of 5 women in construction ranging from 3 years of experience to more than 30 years address the challenges women in construction have faced over the course of their careers-what has changed what has stayed the same. Topics will also include: how to expand your personal network and how to identify and manage opportunities for professional growth in the future. 


Basics of Plan Reading Program (2 day class)
October 4,
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | November 15, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
AGC Conference Center
Instructor:  Joe Kelly, Director of Member Services, AGC MA

Fall Protection Competent Person Certification Course 10-11
October 10 , 11 2017 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Marr Crane & Rigging Yard

The Fall Protection Competent Person course is designed for anyone who is working at heights, decision makers and supervisors who are responsible for answering questions about fall protection.

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Fall Protection Competent Person Certification Course 12-13

October 12 , 13 2017 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Marr Crane & Rigging Yard

The Fall Protection Competent Person course is designed for anyone who is working at heights, decision makers and supervisors who are responsible for answering questions about fall protection.

OTI -502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach

October 17, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | October 18, 8:00 a.m.-12 noon
AGC Conference Center

This course is the update required every four (4) years for OSHA Authorized Construction Outreach Trainers in order to remain an outreach trainer. If your card has expired more than 90 days, you must retake the OSHA 500 course, examination and performance critique to be reauthorized.

Building Leadership Institute
October 19 to February 22, 2:00-6:00 p.m.
AGC Conference Center

The high-impact program delivers the strategies and skills industry leaders need most to improve performance and add value.


OSHA 10 Hour Training
October 23, 7:00-1:00 p.m. | October 24, 3:00-9:00 p.m.   Various Locations
Instructor:  Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety, AGC MA
OSHA 10-hour training is the primary method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards.
Sponsored by:
Constructor Supervisor License Renewal Institute (CSL)
On line-anytime 
You MUST have your CSL License Number to Register and begin your classes.

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