June 2017

Bob Petrucelli Celebrates 30 Years at AGC MA

On Wednesday, June 7 th , family, friends and colleagues gathered to honor Bob for his notable accomplishment of serving as Executive Director, President & CEO of AGC MA for 30 years.
The Petrucelli Family: Bob with his wife Terry & daughters Mary Kate (l) and Lauren (r) 
AGC MA awarded first place in AGC's 2016 National AGC Awards (NASA)

AGC MA was recently awarded first place in NASA within the category for Chapters with 100-200 General Contracting Members.
The AGC Chapter Safety Awards are based on a weighted average of participation and overall incidence rate of the Chapter's general contract members.
Congratulations to AGC MA members for achieving this noteworthy accomplishment continuing our mission in Building Excellence!
Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety
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.

AGC At Work for You 

AGC MA Testifies at Monday State House Hearing:
On 6/12, AGC MA testified in support of three AGC MA bills filed for the 2017 Legislative Session before the joint Senate/House Committee on State Administration: Learn more>> 

AGC MA Testifies with Industry Allies in Support of House Bill 1722 -
"An Act to Preserve the Integrity of the State Building Code"

At the same 6/12 hearing, AGC MA joined several industry allies - NAIOP, GBREB, BOMA, BSA, ACEC, ASM - and the Mass. Homebuilders in support of a bill that would require a vote of the Legislature before any amendment to the State Building Code submitted by any local municipality to the BBRS can be considered. The industry testified vigorously against the adoption of local amendments to the state building code as a blow to the 1974 adoption of a uniform and streamlined code recent local attempts. Even BBRS Chairman Richard Crowley testified in support of the bill.    

AGC MA Joins with Coalition of Public and Private Owners to Oppose ASM Indemnity Bill
On 5/2, AGC MA joined a coalition of public and private Owner groups to testify in opposition to ASM's Indemnity legislation (House Bill 2369) at a public hearing before the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development.
Please click  here to see attached letter submitted by the Coalition that includes AGC MA, NAIOP, AICUM (Association of Independent Colleges & Universities), MMA (Mass. Municipal Association), and MMLA (Mass. Municipal Lawyers Association).   

AGC MA Delegation Meets with Senate Staff Against ASM Indemnity Bill
On 5/31, Bob Lizza (Consigli), Brad Gordon (Gilbane), Patrick Huntington (AGC MA Lobbyist), and  (Bob Petrucelli (AGC MA) met with Staff of Senator Jason Lewis (D-Winchester), Senate Chair of the Committee on Labor & Workforce Development, to discuss our concerns with ASM's Indemnity bill. Please click here to see AGC's letter in opposition. The Senate Staff was mindful of the great opposition by the owner & developer communities and was not just the usual legislative tussle between General Contractors and Subcontractors.



Columbia Construction Announces 4 Organizational Promotions
On June 12th Columbia Construction announced the promotion of four individuals in the Company: Shaun Lover, President, Andrew Townshend, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Bill Aalerud, LEED AP, Senior Vice President, AGC MA Board of Directors, and Dave Stodden, LEED AP, Senior Vice President. These leaders bring a breadth of experience in preconstruction, construction, operations, and strategic planning to help meet the broadening needs of Columbia's clients well into the future.

Delphi Construction Completes $50m Modular Affordable Housing Development
Delphi Construction, Inc. Vice President, Joe Mastromatteo announced today the completion of Leyden Woods, a $50m affordable housing development in Greenfield, Massachusetts for its client, The Community Builders. Learn More>>


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!


New Boston Residents Job Policy: What CM's/GC's Need to Know for Successful Compliance
June 22, 2017 | 7:30-10:30 a.m.
UMass Club, Boston

Workshop Features:
Join AGC MA and the City of Boston compliance personnel for an interactive discussion about the new BRJP nature, goals, implementation, directives/mandates, CM/GC expectations and non-compliance penalties.


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.

Hands-On Lean Training in High Performing Teams and Pull Planning!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
4:00 PM to 9:00 PM
WIT Beatty Hall
Multipurpose Room 119
Ward Street
Boston, MA  02120

Join Master's students from WIT's "Modern Construction Delivery Methods" class and fellow AEC professionals for hands-on Lean training in High Performing Teams and Pull Planning in a fast-paced, high-energy setting!

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!  



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: 

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

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