May 2017
50 CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES UNITE TO SERVE HOMELESS FAMILIES
3rd Annual AGC MA Service Day to Benefit St. Mary's Center for Women and Children


On Friday, May 19th for the third year in a row, more than 100 volunteers and 50 companies representing the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) returned to St. Mary's Center for Women and Children to repair and enhance the Dorchester campus.
 
The day-long project, which kicked off at 7 a.m., brought more than $250,000 of pro bono capital improvements to the aging facility, located at the former St. Margaret's Hospital. St. Mary's Center has been a beneficiary of the service day in 2015 and 2016, which has transformed the campus via $750,000 in professional expertise, materials and equipment, enabling more resources to be directed to the agency's eight programs.

"The AGC's multi-year commitment to St. Mary's Center has significantly improved the sustainability and growth of the agency, allowing us to provide more housing for homeless families, mentor and educate more women and girls, and offer occupational therapy to children as they heal and recover from trauma and abuse," said St. Mary's Center President and CEO, Deirdre Houtmeyers. The AGC's renovations to our campus have made an instant impact on the delivery of our programs and services that will last for years to come."
 
 

AGC At Work for You 
 
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito recently met with industry professionals and educators at the offices of construction manager Colantonio Inc. to discuss ways to educate schools, parents and students about the high-paying opportunities offered in construction and to dispel the negative myths surrounding the industry. 
 
The industry is suffering a major shortage of tradespeople and professionals that will worsen as 20% of the workforce retires over the next five years, especially if the pipeline of candidates to fill those positions fails to improve. 
 


AGC MA BWiC May Profiles
 
Sue Muckle, President
M&A Architectural Preservation
AGC continues the monthly series featuring various women working in the construction industry in Massachusetts to serve as a learning platform for aspiring students and industry colleagues. The profiles share the challenges women face in a male -dominated work-place, best practices, success stories and more. This months profile features Sue Muckle, President, M&A Architectural Preservation, Inc.


 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS

Delphi Construction Earns Spot on List of 25 Largest General Contractors in Massachusetts
 
Delphi Construction, Inc. was recently named one of the 25 largest General Contractors in Massachusetts by Boston Business Journal. This marks the company's debut on the list which is published in print and online each year.
 
 
Eric Stalmon, VP of Safety & Training, Marr Companies, spent his afternoon on May 11th with Maddison Park High School students to teach safety in fall protection by offering a hands-on demonstration through the limitations of the boom lift.
 


AGC MA ANNUAL 
SAFETY AWARDS BREAKFAST



Please join us for the annual AGC MA Safety Breakfast & Awards sponsored by:
Aon Construction Services Group
Friday, June 23, 2017
Address: 100 Federal Street, Boston


AGC MA Annual Golf Classic will be held on July 24th at the newly renovated Cape Club of Sharon!


PROGRAMS
 

CLC Annual Red Sox Game and Networking Event
May 24, 2017 |  7:10pm

Come get your tickets, meet some people, scarf a few appetizers, then go across the street to Fenway and see the Red Sox beat the Texas Rangers!

$45 covers the price of your ticket and the pre-game reception.
Appetizers provided...Cash bar

REGISTER HERE>>



BWiC & NAWIC Present:
Skills for your most Successful Personal Presentations
June 8, 2017 | 7:30-9:00 a.m.
AGC Conference Center

Joanne Linowes, Presentation Coach for Engineers, Architects, Scientists, Technical Professionals.
 
Well renowned coach Joanne Linowes will offer valuable tools to help you be credible in a corporate setting whether it's a first meeting, interview or formal presentation. The program will also discuss aspects of non-verbal communication.
 

Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention Summit
June 20,  2017, 12:30 -5:30 p.m.
Sheraton Hotel, Needham, MA



As an industry, the construction community has the opportunity to bring the recognition of mental illness and suicide risk out in the open. Recognizing the signs, having resources for assistance available, and removing the stigma associated with mental illness are important steps in which we can all participate.

Please join MassMen.org, the Construction Financial Management Association of Massachusetts, and the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention to begin strategically preventing the tragedy of suicide among workers in this vital industry.




BWiC Golf Clinic
July 20, 2017 | 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Granite Links Golf Course, Quincy

We have sold out the last 6 clinics!

Golf is an important part of networking! Learn the basics and more in this 90 minute clinic at Granite Links. Three pro's will instruct all levels of putting, chipping and driving.Immediately followed by refreshments with a view!


  

AGC MA Summer Golf League

The AGC MA BWiC Committee is launching three leagues over the course of the spring/summer to include two consecutive 6 week leagues for women and an 8 week mixed league at the 

Registration is limited so join today!  


 
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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


OSHA 10 Hour Training
June 19, 2017,  7:00-1:00 p.m. | June 20, 2017, 3:00-9:00 p.m.
AGC Conference Center

Instructor:  Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety, AGC MA

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

Sponsored by: 

CM-LEAN Exam
June 14, 2017 | 8:30-12:30 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

CM-Lean Exam for those that have completed all 7 units and would like to get their CM-Lean designation. Register for the exam by contacting Kara Morgan.
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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