OCTOBER, 2017
'Dedication of a Lifetime' Showcases New Interdisciplinary Lab,
Renamed Construction Management Department
 

From left: Robert Murray, (AGC BOD) Edward Bond, Jr., President Zorica Pantić, Mike Masterson, Christopher Fogg, and Andrea Fredericks. (Photo by Heratch Ekmekjian)

AGC Staff attended Wentworth's 2017 Family & Alumni Weekend on Friday, October 13, for the dedication of the Myles and Eugenia Sweeney Department of Construction Management and the unveiling of the BOND Virtual Design and Construction Lab.
 
Edward Bond, Jr., chairman and CEO of BOND and Wentworth trustee emeritus, Wentworth President Zorica Panti, Wentworth Trustee and BOND President Robert Murray, Board of Trustees Chair Mike Masterson, Christopher Fogg, BCMT '03, and Andrea Fredericks, BSCM '19, all spoke and cut the ribbon for the opening of the BOND lab, which will be used by students and faculty from majors including civil engineering and architecture.

 
 

AGC MA WELCOMES 4 NEW MEMBERS
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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

OSHA Extends Enforcement Deadline for Construction Silica Rule  


Contracting firms that can demonstrate they are attempting to comply with a new federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration limit on silica dust levels in construction workplaces will have a 30-day grace period before they are hit with penalties.

AGC MA BWiC October Profile Featuring:

Mikey Miles, Carpenter, Local 47
W.T. Rich

  

AGC MA
Build New England Awards 2017

 
Join more than 300 of your industry peers 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!
MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Delphi Construction Purchases New Waltham HQ's and Expands Cape Cod Offices
   
 
Multi Market Construction Management and General Contracting firm, Delphi Construction announced their purchase of a 26,000 square foot facility on Bear Hill Road that will serve as the company's new Waltham headquarters. The facility will house Delphi's area operations along with those of Delphi's sister company, Properties, Inc. a building services company.
 
Delphi is also increasing its Cape Cod footprint with an expansion of the Mashpee office. Construction at that location has already begun. Delphi is reviewing final architectural plans for the Waltham location and expects those renovations to begin within the next two months.
 

On October 11, 2017  Delphi announced their hire of Melissa Cheslock as Project Manager and Olivia Henry, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, working out of the company's Cape Cod Office.
 
Cheslock, a Falmouth resident, brings 10 years of construction industry experience in both commercial and residential markets. A graduate of Wentworth Institute of Technology, she holds a Bachelor of Science in construction management.

 
Henry will report to Delphi's Director of Marketing and Communications and assist with all aspects of Delphi's marketing and business development activities across all channels including print, digital, social media and events.
 


 


CONSTRUCTING OBSERVATIONS | AGC MA BLOG


THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK


How are we presenting ourselves through physical and verbal communication?
   
Contributed by:
Stacy Roman, SPM, Commodore Builders AGC MA BWiC Chair


Federal Court Rules Presence of "Orange Saw Horses" During a Site Visit was Sufficient Notice to Contractor that Worksite was Structurally Deficient

 
Contributed by:
Brendan Carter 
AGC MA Director of Industry Advancement & Labor Relations 
 


PROGRAMS

Conversations with...Patricia Filippone, Exec. Dir. UMBA
November 3, 2017 | AGC MA
8 :00 -10:00 a.m.

Topics will include:
  • Upcoming UMBA projects
  • Preferences on alternative delivery methods
  • UMBA prequalification and bidding procedures
  • Continued dialogue on achieving best practices on UMBA and public construction projects



ABX | Greenbuild International Conference & Expo
November 8-10, 2017 
Boston Convention Center
 
AGC MA is a proud partner and supporter of ABX/Greenbuild and hope you'll join us Nov. 8-10 at the BCEC as we celebrate another year with a mega event for the industry. Register today and plan to join us for this remarkable event


  
Saying the Right Thing the Right Way 
Session 1: November 14, 2017  | Session 2: November 28, 2017
Session 3: December 13, 2017
8 :00 -10:30 a.m. | AGC MA

Well renowned coach Joanne Linowes is returning to AGC due to high demand for a 3-part in-depth seminar/workshop series. 

From informal networking events to routine project meetings to stand-up formal client presentations, how you say it is as important as what you say when the results matter!
 
These lively, informative seminars-with-practice-workshops focus on structure, format, and delivery of the information you need to communicate everyday as you work with clients, colleagues, teammates and stakeholders. Sign up for 1, 2 or all 3 sessions!

Building O pportunities: The BWiC Luncheon Series
November 16, 2017 | Skanska USA Building, Inc.
12 :00 -1:00 p.m.

BWiC is thrilled to launch the first of many: Building Opportunities: The BWiC Luncheon Series offering a direct opportunity to share thought leadership with your colleagues and peers while developing business relationships. 

Skanska Women's Network and Jacobs have generously offered to sponsor and host our very first gathering featuring the important topic  "Gender Inclusion in the Workplace- How we can work together to attract, and retain, the next generation of female leaders in construction." 



PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 
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:



Basics of Plan Reading Program (2 day class)
October 30,
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. | December 18, 8:00-9:30 a.m.
AGC Conference Center
Instructor:  Joe Kelly, Director of Member Services, AGC MA


Glazing 101 Program & Shop Tour
November 1 , 2017 | 7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. | Salem Glass Company
 
Learn about storefront, curtain wall, interior glass and glazing, glass types, and the basics of doors and hardware. Then, see all that you learned and take a tour of Salem Glass' 50,000 square foot manufacturing and office building.


Benefits of BIM...The Basics
For Owners, Contractors & Facility Managers
November 3, 2017 |7:30 a.m.-10:00 p.m. | WIT



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.

 
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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