You're Invited! Detroit Tigers Baseball Night -Tuesday August 7th
Join us for another great CAM Connect networking event at Comerica Park watching our Detroit Tigers take on the New York Yankees on Tuesday, August 7th. We'll gather on Deck #3 above the Labatt Blue Light Jungle at 5:00 pm for networking and a buffet dinner. Seating for the game will be in the Mezzanine section.
Tickets are priced at just $47 per person and include dinner and the game. Be sure to bring plenty of business cards for networking, then get ready to cheer the Tigers on to victory! Click here for more event information, then contact Mary Carabott at CAM to RSVP (248) 972-1000.
See you at the ballpark!
CAMTEC Fall Classes Announced - Registration Begins August 20th
CAMTEC - the training and education division of CAM - offers a wide variety of classes, seminars and presentations on all aspects of construction. All sessions ar available at the CAMTEC facility in the CAM headquarters located in Bloomfield Hills, or can be taken to the field on jobsites and office settings. New classes are continuously added to the list. Programs are designed for construction personnel and are taught by instructors with experience in these practices and standards.
Safety instruction can also be brought to your location. If you have a group of employees who need OSHA-10, OSHA-30, or Asbestos Awareness, contact the CAMTEC offices at (248) 972-1000 and ask for Tracey Alfonsi to choose a time and date that fits your schedule.
Fall registration begins August 20th.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL
CONSTRUCTION LAW & CONTRACTS PROFESSIONAL
SAFETY PROFESSIONAL / MIOSHA-OSHA
For complete class listings, dates, pricing and information, please visit the CAM website by clicking here.
Tee Time - Golf Dunham Hills with CAM on July 17th
Join CAM for our second summer golf outing on Tuesday, July 17th at Dunham Hills Golf Club in Hartland. This Memorial Classic is priced right at just $75 per person, and includes:
- 18 Holes of Golf with Cart
- A Box Lunch
- Beer Keg on the Course
- A BBQ Buffet Dinner
- Awards & Door Prizes
All proceeds from this outing's 50/50 raffle, and any donations collected, will go towards funding a CAM Foundation Scholarship in the name of the late Don Purdie, Sr. for a local construction management student. A worthy cause and a great day of golf, networking and socializing!
To register, please click here, or contact Diana Brown at CAM
New International Trade Crossing Agreement with Canada
On Friday, June 15, the administration of Governor Rick Snyder entered into an agreement with Canada to construct a new bridge from Detroit, Michigan to Windsor, Ontario. The Crossing Agreement provides a framework for a Crossing Authority established by Canada to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain a new International Crossing between Canada and Michigan, under the oversight of a jointly established International Authority with three members appointed by Canada and the Crossing Authority and three members appointed by the Michigan Parties, and with funding approved by Canada, but with no funding by the Michigan Parties. The Michigan Parties (Governor, Michigan Department of Transportation and the Michigan Strategic Fund) are not obligated to pay any of the costs of the new International Crossing.
To read the complete article on the New International Trade Crossing, along with a link to the Crossing Agreement, please click here.
MISS DIG System, Inc. Achieves Record 19 Millionth Call
MISS DIG System, Inc., Michigan's utility notification one call center, recently achieved a nationwide milestone by processing its 19th millionth dig request.
One of the country's first utility one call centers, MISS DIG was established in 1970. MISS DIG fields thousands of staking requests daily, which helped add up to this impressive milestone and make MISS DIG the first such call center in the nation to attain 19 million staking requests.
The record-breaking request was placed by a fencing contractor in Livingston County at 2:55 a.m. on June 12. Day or night, large excavation project or small, MISS DIG is available to service homeowners or excavators 365 days a year.
"We are proud to be the largest total volume call center in the U.S. Last year we took 619,000 total requests and have recorded a steady increase in call volume over the past three years. As the state's one call center, MISS DIG continues to play an integral role in reducing the interruption of underground utility service for the citizens of Michigan," stated Bruce Campbell, MISS DIG CEO.
One toll-free call is all it takes to have MISS DIG notify the more than 1000 participating members to locate and mark their underground utility lines and provide overhead electric line assistance to ensure adequate clearances are maintained. A call can be placed to MISS DIG toll-free by dialing 811 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. Michigan law requires a call to MISS DIG before using power tools to dig.
Before digging contact MISS DIG by calling either 811 or 800-482-7171; also on the Web through E-Locate or Remote Ticket Entry at www.missdig.org.
CAMSafety Tool Box Talk - Sun Safety
Training is crucial to construction safety, and the cornerstone of that training is the CAM Tool Box Talk. These short, job specific training sessions kick the day off to a safe start every time.
The CAMSafety Committee has developed a set of Tool Box Talks to help our Members keep their employees safe on the job. As these documents develop, we will post them on the CAM Website and in this E-Newsletter.
To read the latest installment - "Sun Safety" - please click here.
CAM Construction Activity Index Update: Industry and In-House Business Conditions Improve Again
Comparison over a multi-year period of a tabulation of the value of all types of non-residential building contracts awarded in southeastern Michigan in a particular month suggests there is some correlation with the total number of requests for bids published by CAM's News Department three months earlier. In the period from November 2011 to January 2012, 2.8% year-over-year growth in the number of requests for bids published produced a 4.6% increase in the February to April 2012 value of building project contracts awarded for future construction, both new space and renovation of existing space. Then in February to April 2012, the number of bid requests published expanded over 2.1 times from the number of requests published in the previous November to January and in the February to April 2011 periods.
The Construction Activity Index Update has been provided by Consulting Economist, Don Wilson. To read the update in its entirety along with accompanying charts, please click here.
MIOSHA Available for Voluntary Worksite Inspections
Michigan employers may request a voluntary MIOSHA inspection of their workplace (full or partial) without the attachment of fines or penalties. These free on-site consultations are conducted by occupational safety consultants or industrial hygienists through the Consultation, Education and Training (CET) onsite consultation program.
To request a consultation or workplace survey to be conducted at your facility, contact CAM's Director of Education & Safety Services, Tracey Alfonsi, at (248) 972-1141 or via e-mail.
CAM Member Klochko Equipment to Host Wacker Neuson Road Show July 12th
Stop into Klochko Equipment Rental Company on Thursday, July 12th, from 11:00 am - 6:00 pm as they host a Wacker Neuson Road Show.
There will be free food and beverages - stop by for lunch! See the new CRT 60, 10-foot ride-on trowel. Test your skills with the Vertical Digging System Excavator Challenge. Network with other leading contractors. Ask about their machine trade-in incentives.
You don't want to miss this event! Klochko Equipment is located at 2782 Corbin Street in Melvindale, 48122. Phone (313) 386-7200 for more information, or click here.
NOMA to Hold 40th Annual Conference in October
The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) will hold its 40th annual conference in Detroit, October 18-20. The event will be held at the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel. With the theme, "40 Years in the Making: A Legacy Driven by Design," the conference will feature professional development and continuing education seminars, exhibitors, tours of Detroit's architecture, a community service project, and a student design competition focused on Detroit's Corktown neighborhood.
The NOMA 2012 Conference will continue the tradition of fostering collaboration among partnering organizations, businesses and educational institutions concerned with the quality of the built environment in general, and with particular concern for under-served communities.
For more information about NOMA, this seminar and how to register, please click here.
|FedEx Saves CAM Members On Discounted Shipping
Members of CAM can receive discounts of up to 26% on FedEx shipping and business services for their companies. There are no costs and no minimum requirements to receive these valuable discounts. Applies to all Priority Overnight, Ground Packages, International Priority, and Freight Shipments.
Sign up now - it's FREE. Click here for more information. See how your CAM Membership is working for you!
Bay Pointe Golf Outing a Success!
Nearly 100 golfers turned out for CAM's first golf outing of the season, June 12th at Bay Bointe Golf Club in West Bloomfield.
Taking first place was Joe Samborski's team from I.Comm, Wixom, who won the $100 cash prize.
Picture-perfect weather accompanied the day, and the golf club got rave reviews from all the golfers. More event photos are available online by clicking here.
Be sure to join CAM for the remaining three golf outings this year! For more information, please click here.
|Upcoming CAM Social Outings - Mark Your Calendars!
- CAM Golf Outing, Dunham Hills Golf Club - Tuesday, July 17
- CAM Connect, Tigers vs. Yankees Baseball Game - Tuesday, August 7
- CAM Connect, Woodward Dream Cruise - Saturday, August 18
- CAM Golf Outing, Fieldstone Golf Club - Tuesday, August 21
- CAM Golf Outing, Wabeek Country Club - Monday, September 10
- Boy Scouts Building Connections Networking Event - Thursday September 20
- CAM Sporting Clays, Hunters Creek, Metamora - Tuesday, September 25
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