April, 2018


Shortly after the 9th edition of the 780 CMR state building code went into effect in October 2017, the Board of AIA Massachusetts hired a code consultant to capture, on a chapter-by-chapter basis, the differences between the then sun-setting 8th edition and newly effective 9th edition.
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Commissioner of Insurance Approves General Revision of
MA Workers Compensation Rates

Effective 7/1/18, the Commissioner of Insurance has approved a general
revision of MA Workers Compensation rates, applicable to all new and renewal policies and experience rating calculations effective on or after 7/1/18.

AGC MA Legislative & Public Affairs Update

Massachusetts Convention Center Authority Seeks Contractor Representative to the MCCA Designer Selection Panel
Did you know that AGC MA has appointing authority or is asked to provide recommendations of qualified individuals representing constructors or the construction industry to eight State Boards and Panels? 

AGC MA Meets with DCAMM Leadership
A delegation from the AGC MA  Chapter 149A Task Force met with DCAMM Commissioner Carol Gladstone and a number of her staff on April 6 to discuss a wide range of issues impacting CM's and Subcontractors. At the meeting, AGC representatives were informed of key structural and staff changes at the agency.
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Over 7,000 bills are filed for each two-year election cycle on Beacon Hill by competing interest groups. The AGC/Mass PAC (Political Action Committee) was created to advance AGC's legislative agenda and to advance & protect your interests on Beacon Hill. 

AGC MA Proposes Changes to By Laws 

In accordance with Article XVII Amendments the Board of Directors is recommending the following proposed changes to the AGC MA Bylaws, which will be presented to the Membership at the May 4th, 2018 Annual Meeting.    


AGC MA & MCAP Online
Scholarship Program

AGC MA and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) gives out scholarship awards each year to deserving men and women who are enrolled in a construction or civil engineering degree program.

Scholarships are given out in early fall of each year. The deadline to submit applications is June 1st. Scholarship submissions are now open and can be accessed here.

Please contact  Kara Morgan  with any questions. 


 BWiC Profile Featuring
Nina Radzim, Director of Human Resources
Gaston Electrical Co., Inc.    

Human Resources has come a long way since the days of pure administrative services, especially in the construction industry. Exceptional talent is a highly competitive commodity and HR leaders require skills and experience in many, if not all, of the following include: talent acquisition and retention, training and development, performance management, coaching, employee relations,  benefit management, complaints and grievances, legal compliance, and health and safety.
Click here to learn about Nina's unique path, best practices and a few of the challenges she has faced over the years.


Charter Contracting Company Receives 3 National
AGC Build America Awards
Charter Contracting Company, a Boston-based environmental remediation and civil construction contractor, received three National AGC Build America awards over the past two years. For calendar year 2016, Charter was awarded top prize in two of the 13 categories- in the Federal & Heavy Renovation category for its Muddy River Flood Risk & Restoration (Muddy River) project and in the Environmental Enhancement category for the Sutton Brook Disposal Area Superfund Site (Sutton Brook).

New! Master of Science in Project Management Seventh master's program for WIT offers unique mix of classes and expertise    

Wentworth Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the launch of its newest program, the Master of Science in Project Management, now enrolling for fall 2018. It is the seventh master's degree program offered by the university, and the sixth in a suite of part-time master's degrees offered through the College of Professional and Continuing Education. 
Delphi Construction's Tom Howes Named to Board of Cape Cod CDP

shpee, MA. April 6th, 2018 - Delphi Construction, Inc. announced today that Director of Business Development Tom Howes has been elected to the Board of the Eastham based Community Development Partnership.


Pinck & Co. Announces Leadership Promotions 

Pinck & Co. Inc., a comprehensive real estate development and project management services firm, has announced Andraya Lombardi, CSL, MCPPO; Tom O'Neil, CSL, LEED AP, MCPPO; Alicia Toney, CSL, MCPPO; and Dani Letitia, Assoc. AIA, MCPPO, have received promotions.    

Thursday May 3, Friday, May 4
Wequassett Resort & Golf Club
Can't make it down for the over-nighter? There are options!

Join us for golf on Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. at the Cape Cod National Golf Club, one of the finest, most prestigious clubs in the nation. ($115.00 p.p.)

At 6:00 p.m., network with industry colleagues while enjoying cocktails and a spectacular ocean view followed by a four-star dinner buffet at 7:15 p.m. ($255.00 p.p.)

Breakfast (starts at 6:30 a.m.) and a Brief Business Meeting and State of the Association by AGC MA Chair Mike O'Brien will begin at 8:00 a.m. Friday morning, followed by a Panel Discussion: The Impact of Parking in the 21st Century Cities ($55.00 p.p.)

We still have sponsor opportunities available!

SMPS BD Live! AGC Members Receive SMPS Member Discount Rate!
May 2, 2018 | 3:30-6:00 p.m. | 

Join us for a lively, interactive, and informative discussion lead by long-time Business Development professional Aurora Cammarata on business development best practices. During this candid conversation you'll hear directly from a variety of owners on what they're responding to and what practices must change. Attendees will learn strategies how to best position their firms for success in the eyes of a client.

Building Opportunities Luncheon Series with Gilbane
Monday, May 7, 2018 | Gilbane | 11:30-1:00 p.m.
Join us for an engaging discussion with Becky Severson, Corporate Director of Safety at Gilbane Building Company , to discuss the power safe choices have on both our personal and professional life.   FREE to AGC Members!


CLC Annual Red Sox Outing 2018
May 16, 2018 | 5:00-10:30 p.m. | 
Come get your tickets, meet some people, scarf a few appetizers, then head over to Fenway and see the Red Sox beat the Oakland Athletics

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AGC Annual Safety Award Breakfast
Friday, June 22, 2018 |10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |Westin Copley Place

We will present the AGC of America National Safety Awards and the Massachusetts Merit awards. Registration is free for all AGC members. 

Sponsorships are available!

July 23, 2018 | Cape Club of Sharon | 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Join AGC for a day on the greens at The Cape Club of Sharon. Contests, Prizes, Good Food & Good Friends!  Deluxe cookout immediately following golf...
Sponsorship Opps. Available!


CM Lean Exam
April 18, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-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 at morgan@agcmass.org
Spring 2018 Lean Construction Program Series 1-7
April 27-June 8, 2018 |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
May 14, 2018 |7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. |AGC MA Conference Center
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. 

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

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