May, 2018
  

 WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW  
 



AGC MA Welcomes 
Michael O'Brien, V.P. District Operations, Gilbane
as AGC MA Board Chair and
Fran Colantonio, President, Colantonio Inc. Vice Chair


Michael O'Brien, vice president and Massachusetts operations manager of Gilbane Building Company was named 2018-2020 Board Chairman of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) at the organization's 82nd Annual Meeting at the Wequassett Inn on May 4. Mike previously served as 2016-2018 Vice Chairman of the Board. 

As Chairman of the Board, Mike will preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors and will ensure that the Board acts responsibly to set policies and guidelines that fulfill AGC's mission.



Fran has been a member of the AGC MA for the past 35 years and on the Board of Directors since 2015.

Fran's plans as Vice Chair over the next couple of years include making AGC of MA a true partner for small middle and large companies to turn to, continuing promotion of construction careers at high schools, and maintaining its commitment to the IAB at Fitchburg State University.  
 

  




AGC MA Legislative & Public Affairs Update

Attorney General Maura Healy's
Fair Labor Division

The Massachusetts prevailing wage laws require that covered employees on public works projects be paid a minimum hourly rate set by the Department of Labor Standards (DLS). The prevailing wage laws apply to both union and non-union employers/employees.



AGC MA Legislative Committee and Chapter 149A Task Force
Name Four New Co-Chairs
 
Congratulations to ( pictured l to r) Paul James (BOND) and Andrew Wailgum (Murtha Cullina) on becoming Co-Chairs of the AGC MA Legislative Committee. Congratulations as well to Jon Rich (WT Rich) and James Apodaca (Commodore Builders) as new Co-Chairs of the AGC MA Chapter 149A Task Force. 
Mass. DEP Seeks Contractor Input on 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan;
AGC MA Seeks Volunteers for NEW AGC MA Environmental Committee
 
The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) has contacted AGC MA for input on how the agency can best draft and implement it new 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan. From
2002-2012, AGC MA had an active Environmental Committee that was a key stakeholder in the development of the state's 2020 Solid Waste Master and active participant in DEP's C&D Source Separation Task Force.

 

 AGC AT WORK FOR YOU  
 

AGC MA Welcomes Emily Sheedy as new Director of Member Services

The AGC MA welcomes its new Director of Member services Emily Sheedy to the organization this month.  Emily has extensive experience in construction and most recently she managed the development of preconstruction and estimating projects for Dellbrook|JKS Construction in Quincy, MA.  At Dellbrook|JKS, she worked hard to develop initiatives that created better teams, provided valuable service to their clients as well as opportunities for collaboration and team engagement.  Her background also includes experience working at Williams Building Company on Cape Cod where she immersed herself in the federal construction procurement process working on projects for State Department, Homeland Security, and Department of Veterans Affairs.  Emily's responsibilities included oversight and understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, contract claim dispute resolutions as well as RFP management and writing.
 
As Director of Member Services, Emily is responsible for developing and deepening the AGC's relationships with member firms by understanding their needs and serving as the members voice within the association. Emily brings with her 15 years of industry experience in project development and operations in multifamily, healthcare, federal, and commercial construction markets.
 
She looks forward to continuing her engagement and analysis of industry trends, strategic initiatives and technology here at the AGC, as well as collaborating with members to be their best advocate.    

AGC MA Invited to the White House!
 


AGC MA is thrilled to announce Fran Colantonio, President, Colantonio, Inc., AGC BOD Vice Chair and Stacy Roman, Sr. PM, Commodore Builders, BWiC Chair, were recently nominated by the Charlie Baker Administration for their leadership efforts in STEM education and bringing a critical perspective towards aligning State and Federal STEM policies and programs. 
 
 

 

 BWiC Profile Featuring
Lynda Bellamy, 3rd Year Apprentice IBEW, Local 103  
 


Based on a recent article published by the New York Times, daughters are 1.8 times likely to have the same job as their mothers and 1.7 times as likely to have the same job as their fathers. Whether it be from certain inherited aptitudes or what is the called the "breakfast table effect": the influence of family conversations that discuss parent's daily activities, accomplishments and challenges associated with their current occupation.

It is not so unusual then for Lynda Bellamy to have chosen a similar career path to her mother, Shakil Linda Ob, Steward, Local 328. BWiC profiled Linda in January and has clearly passed down her strong work ethic and passion for supporting women in trades.
 


MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Delphi Construction, Inc. Completes Work on New Research Facility
in Woods Hole 

MASHPEE, MA-April 30, 2018-Multi-Market Construction Manager, Delphi Construction, Inc. announced today the completion of construction of a new pressure test facility at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Falmouth, Massachusetts.
 


Lee Kennedy performed preconstruction and construction services for the complete gut renovation of one of Harvard University's iconic River House Dormitories - Winthrop House, Standish Hall.
 
The building, originally built in 1913, was renovated on a fast-track 15-month schedule. Scope of work included complete demolition and reconstruction of the interior including a historic restoration of existing library. The project also included all new MEP infrastructure, electrical upgrades and an exterior restoration package that consisted of a new slate roof, rebuilding of the chimneys, repointing, exterior wood restoration and new windows.
 
 
PROGRAMS & EVENTS




Demo 101: The Good, The Bad, The Unforeseen
June 14, 2018 | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | Pierce Atwood

Please join us for a highly informative program that will provide real life case studies* and panel overviews on: 

Regulations: State, Federal, DEP, OSHA, DOL

Environmental Reports: How to read & interpret, how to implement in execution of projects and more...

Demolition Estimation: Machines & Equipment, How to read & interpret plans, specs & reports and more...

Managing the Community: Neighborhood mitigation, C&D Disposal

 

Presented by:     

Sponsored by:
 



Kicking Off the Summer Mixer!
June 20, 2018 | 5:00-7:30 p.m. | Flatbread Brighton
Pure networking at it's finest! Join your colleagues before they all head off for summer vacation for cocktails, pizza and bowling at Flatbread Brighton!
 


AGC Annual Safety Award Breakfast
June 22, 2018 |10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |Westin Copley Place

We will present the AGC of America National Safety Awards and the Massachusetts Merit awards. Registration is free for all AGC members.

Thank you to our Corporate Safety Awards Sponsor: 



Additional Sponsorships are available!
 
 
 

July 23, 2018 | Cape Club of Sharon | 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Join AGC for a day on the greens at The Cape Club of Sharon. Contests, Prizes, Good Food & Good Friends!  Deluxe cookout immediately following golf...
Sponsorship Opps. Available!
 
 


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT



Demo 101: The Good, The Bad, The Unforeseen
June 14, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. |Pierce Atwood, 100 Summer St., Boston
 
Please join us for a highly informative program that will provide real life case studies* and panel overviews on: 

  • Regulations: State, Federal, DEP, OSHA, DOL
  • Environmental Reports: How to read & interpret, how to implement in execution of projects and more...
  • Demolition Estimation: Machines & Equipment, How to read & interpret plans, specs & reports and more...
  • Managing the Community: Neighborhood mitigation, C&D Disposal
 
OSHA 10 Hour Training
July 16 & 17, 2018 |AGC MA Conference Center
 
The OSHA 10-Hour training course is intended as an orientation to OSHA safety training standards and covers safety and health hazards workers may face on construction work sites. 

Sponsored by:
 
Constructor Supervisor License Renewal Institute (CSL)
On line-anytime 
You MUST have your CSL License Number to Register and begin your classes.










Lisa Frisbie
frisbie@agcmass.org
781-786-8915

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