DECEMBER , 2017 


 AGC MA at Work for You   

AGC MA/ ACE Launches Building Future Leaders Program for the Blackstone Valley: An AGC MA Work Force Development Initiative

In partnership with The Blackstone Valley Educational Foundation and the ACE Mentorship Program, AGC MA has established a new pilot program "AGC MA/ ACE Building Future Leaders Program for the Blackstone Valley: An AGC MA Work Force Development Initiative".
The goal of the proposed program is to educate and inform teachers, guidance counselors, parents and the public of the exciting and lucrative work opportunities in the Architect, Engineer and Construction Industry (AEC) in the Commonwealth who will help to identify prospective high school students grades 9-12 in the Blackstone Valley Region who are most likely to find success in careers in the AEC industry.

AGC MA Presents $100,000 Check to Keene State College 

On November 17, 2017 AGC MA's Director of Safety and Keene Alumni, Chris Ziegler Presented a $100,000 check to Interim President Melinda Treadwell that will help support the efforts of developing a new Construction Safety Sciences program that will produce competent and capable graduates that are able to serve as the "next generation of safety leaders". 

Are Your Punch Lists Signed Off and O&Ms Submitted? NJ Court Rules not Delivering all Closeout Items Could be a Basis for Withholding Final Payment for Over Two Years

General Contractor Wallace Brothers, Inc. (Wallace) entered into a contract with the East Brunswick Board of Education (Board) for the construction of the New Memorial School in the amount of $18,233,000.  During the course of the project, the Board paid Wallace a total of $19,713,664.11 through the change process. Even though the school had been in use by the Board for two years, it was holding a contract balance of $366,130.26 that it refused to issue to Wallace.  The Board claimed that it had issued several punch lists for Wallace to complete but were still outstanding. 


 AGC Board of Directors Welcomes 2 New Members

AGC MA Board of Directors recently announced 2 new board members representing the AGC's Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and Building Women in Construction Committee (BWiC).

Ashley Greenwood, P.M., Sea-Dar Construction and CLC Chair and Stacy Roman, Sr. P.M., Commodore Builders and BWiC Chair attended the December Board meeting and will formally take their seats in May at the AGC MA Annual Meeting.

Congratulations to both!

Pinck & Co. Expands its Development Consulting Team

AGC MA member Pinck & Co. Inc. , a comprehensive real estate development and project management services firm, announced it has hired (pictured left to right) Lisa Kozol of North Andover as director of development consulting; Caitlin Robillard of Brookline as project manager and Andrew Weesner of South Boston as senior project manager.

BWiC Profile Featuring Bethany King, P.M., Skanska USA Building, Inc.
Currently working as a Project Manager, Bethany also acts as Chair of Skanska's Women's Network and is a member of the Skanska Sustainability Task Force. As you would expect for an organization of this size Skanska offers its employees a myriad of opportunities for professional training and development, a culture that believes in work/life balance and a clear set of values that encourages a safe and healthy work environment, transparency and integrity, team work and an unwavering commitment to their clients.



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Celebrating the most exemplary women
in Construction who demonstrate
leadership, generosity, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their career,
colleagues and industry!

Nominate a colleague, mentor or friend!

Submissions open November 27th.

Awards luncheon (WIC week) March 6th at the Seaport Hotel, Lighthouse Ballroom.
Hosted by Aurora Cammarata
Director of Business Development
Nelson Architects

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

BWiC and The BSA Present:
Friday, January 19, 2018 | The BSA, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Join us as our highly experienced panelists share best practices on specific processes between the owner, owner's rep, architect, engineer and G.C. that  lead to successful outcomes.

Moderated by:
Susan Gray, National Director of Marketing and Work Acquisition, Shawmut Design & Construction.

(L to R) Christy Murphy, Sr. P.M., Compass Project Management | Paul Comeau, Principal, IA Interior Architects | Mike Quigley, Principal, W.B. Engineers+Consultants | Stacy Roman, Sr. P.M. , Commodore Builders


Winter 2018 Lean Construction Program Series Units 1-7
January 5th through March 9th|7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

This is a certificate program that consists of seven units.  Following the completion of all seven units, individuals will have a deep knowledge of both the theory and application of Lean Construction and be able to sit for an exam to earn AGC's Certificate of Management - Lean Construction (CM-LC) credential. 

OSHA 10 hour Training
January 8, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. |AGC Conference Center
January 9, 2018 | 3:00 - 9:00 p.m. |AGC Conference Center

Instructor:  Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety, AGC MA

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. 

OSHA 30 Hour Training
January 24, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

OSHA 30-hour training is the primary method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards.

Sponsored by:

Fall Protection Competent Person Certification Course
February 5 & 6, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Marr Crane & Rigging Yard, S. Boston

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. (Space is limited to 12 students)
CM-Lean Exam
December 19, 2017 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

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

Lisa Frisbie

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