October 2020

  AGC MA Wins National AGC of America 
2020 Chapter Public Relations Award 

We are pleased to announce that AGC MA has been awarded the AGC of America 2020 Chapter Public Relations Award for the work on the 2019 Opioid Awareness Campaign.

Through a grant funded by MCAP, the campaign was launched in January, 2019 at an AGC-led Commercial Construction Industry Opioid Summit that included medical profession representatives, health insurance providers, AGC MA member firms, labor union benefit plans, and labor leaders to discuss the issue and work towards practical solutions.

The campaigns mission is to create awareness and support the industry by providing continuous resources for employers and employees through educational platforms and communication channels.

Thanks to all our industry partners for their commitment and support and to AGC MA's Lisa Frisbie, Barbara Canoni and Kara Morgan for all of their work behind the scenes.

AGC MA & MCAP Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to this years recipients! 
Congratulations to the AGC MA & MCAP Scholarship recipients! The recipients rewarded are all outstanding individuals who work hard and show enthusiasm for the construction industry. All recipients are enrolled in a construction management or civil engineering degree program and maintain impressive GPAs. Representing from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Villanova University and Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. This year's recipients are looking forward to continuing their education and career in the construction industry. Special thanks to the scholarship awards panel: Deborah Griffin, Stan Martin, Francis Madigan, and Gary Miller; AGC MA CEO & President: Bob Petrucelli. Congratulations to all!
Benjamin Cargill - University of Massachusetts-Amherst
Jacob DiGangi - Wentworth Institute of Technology
Chung Hyun Sung - Wentworth Institute of Technology
Jordan James - Wentworth Institute of Technology
Isha Kadam - Northeastern University
Jordann Landa - Villanova University
Jayvonte Odom - Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology
Samuel Santaniello - Wentworth Institute of Technology
Matthew Smith - Wentworth Institute of Technology
Abigail Trainor - Wentworth Institute of Technology


2019 National AGC Safety Award Winners
AGC MA Merit Award Winners
Clifford E. Simmons Award Winner 


Congratulations to the 2019 National AGC Safety Award winners! The National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. NASA compares a member's safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type. Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for contractor members to compete for nationally recognized awards that have excellent safety records. 

The NASA award winners are selected by the Center to Protect Workers' rights (CPWR). Award winners become eligible only after they have participated in the program for 3 consecutive years. The award winners qualify in two categories: zero lost-time accidents for the previous year and an incidence rate 25% below the average rate of the AGC participating contractors in their division and group. 

The AGC MA Merit Awards were developed to recognize members who participated but had not been in the NASA program for 3 consecutive years but had zero lost time accidents or an incidence rate 25% below the Massachusetts average in construction according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the state and are smaller construction firms that had a total of less than 100,000 hours for the year. 

The Clifford E. Simmons Award goes to the small company with the best record under 100,000 hours. 

Read more here to see all the winners. 


AGC MA Member Benefits

Did you know that an AGC MA membership is firm wide? If your company is a member of AGC MA that means every employee of that company can take advantage of the wide variety of valuable benefits including programs and events, exemplary safety training, committee engagement and more. 

Questions? Feel free to reach out to any one of our staff members at any time!

AGC MA Staff Extensions

The AGC MA staff is here for you! Please visit the AGC MA Staff website page for more information. 

Bob Petrucelli, President & CEO - Ext. 114

Lisa Frisbie, Director of Business Development & Marketing - Ext. 115

Donna Scally, Director of Labor Relations & Employment Policy - Ext. 116

Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety - Ext. 112

Barbara Canoni, Operations Manager - Ext. 117

Kara Morgan, Assistant Operations Manager - Ext. 118

Mark Lyvers, Controller - Ext. 119

Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) 

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As a benefit to AGC MA-MCAP contributing members, MCAP reimburses 75% of direct program expenses associated with education, safety and other industry issues after full payment is made to AGC MA. Check out the video and see for yourself!

AGC MA and UMass Amherst New Partnership

Building Construction Technology Program with UMass Amherst

We are happy to announce the Build-it-Better Sustainability Seminar Series (BIB), a dynamic new pilot representing a unique collaboration between AGC and BCT (Building Construction Technology), a program in the Department of Environmental Conservation, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The BIB Seminar Series provides an overview of emergent building certification and smart growth systems and is designed to help prepare today's leaders, industry professionals, support staff and the next generation of builders for the New (Sustainable ) Normal; a new wave of innovation in the way we think, the way we live and the way we build. Click here to register and see the full schedule. 


Welcomes 3 new members!

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Watertown, MA 02472  
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40 Simon Street
Nashua, NH 03060
(800) 524-3011

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64 Welsford Street
Brockton, MA 02302
(508) 840-7439

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Conversations With...Barbara Kroncke, Executive Director, UMBA
October 23 | 9:00 a.m.
Zoom Meetings

Join us for our Conversations With program featuring Barbara Kroncke, Executive Director for the UMass Building Authority. 

2020 Fall - Virtual Lean Construction Program Series
October 27 | 8:30 a.m.
Zoom Meetings

NEW VIRTUAL LEAN SERIES! The Lean Construction Series has now moved to a virtual format. There are 13 sessions from October 27 - November 24 from 9am - 12pm on Tuesdays - Thursdays. There will be a mix of attendees from New England giving all attendees the opportunity to meet and network with a more diverse group. 

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.  

Design and Construction Leadership Skills
October 27 | 1:00 p.m.
Zoom Meetings

The same leadership skills that made you effective before Covid-19 may undermine you now. Join the six two-hour online interactive seminars.

Design and Construction Leadership Skills delivers the insights, strategies and skills you need to lead effectively now. Manage change proactively, strategically, build essential new leadership competencies, update classic leadership strategies and skills and redefine your leadership to integrate new skills with classic wisdom.

OSHA 30 Hour Training
November 2 | 7:00 a.m.
Marr Training Center

OSHA 30-hour training is the primary method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards. AGC MA brings together highly recognized trainers and safety directors in the construction, legal, insurance, and regulatory industry for this program. AGC MA Safety Training Institute is sponsored by McLaughlin Insurance & Risk Management.

Conversations with Kick Ass Women in Construction
November 4 | 4:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

BWiC invites you to join the conversation, to build connection, advance an initiative, maybe even solve a problem or two. We are honored to welcome prominent women within the commercial construction industry to share the intentional and the serendipitous, their hero's and the villain's, the opportunities captured, lost and set free, and what they spend far too much time doing, with their time. We promise, it will be worth yours.

We welcome this month's featured speaker Janet Chrisos, Deputy Director, MSCBS, 2020 BWiC Inspire Awards Mentor of the Year.

Janet has successfully managed design and construction projects for Massachusetts institutions of public higher education for over 20 years. Janet earned the Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth and is a licensed construction professional.

Building Excellence Series with Michael Fish, President and Chief Executive Officer at Dellbrook | JKS
November 6 | 8:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

This is a members only program! Mike is responsible for defining the company's mission, providing strategic direction, leading initiatives to identify new opportunities, and continuing to emphasize the key to Dellbrook | JKS's success - teamwork. 

Under his leadership, Dellbrook | JKS has grown into one of the largest building contractors in New England with expertise in healthcare, hospitality, multi-family housing, private education, historic renovation, and senior & assisted living construction.

AGC MA and UMass /Mt. Ida present: Build It Better - Innovations in the new wave of sustainable buildings and smart growth systems
November 11 | 12:00 p.m.
Zoom Meetings

Build-it-Better is a series of live virtual classrooms, designed for all industry professionals looking to advance their knowledge and expertise on the emerging best practices in sustainable buildings and smart growth systems. Participants will attain the skills to articulate to owners, developers, and heads of firms the impact that buildings have on the environment and on their communities. Leaders, working professionals, and the next generation of building professionals will gain a thorough understanding of the scale, and complexity for what some consider to be the world's most advanced, holistic performance standard for buildings. Completion of the program will prepare registrants for the emerging industry credential exams. Participants will gain access to information and resources about case studies, best practices, project support, certification programs, and credential exams.

Conversations With...Jonathan Randall, Senior Vice President of Construction, Boston Properties
November 13 | 8:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting

This is a members only program!

Jonathan is responsible for all construction projects for Boston Properties' Boston region. As head of his eight-member Construction Department, Mr. Randall has responsibility for an average annual volume of over $100M. In this capacity he is involved in the design, budgeting, scheduling, and delivery of all projects in Boston Properties' existing assets and development pipeline.

Conversations with Kick Ass Women in Construction
November 18 | 4:00 p.m.
Zoom Meeting

BWiC invites you to join the conversation, to build connection, advance an initiative, maybe even solve a problem or two. We are honored to welcome prominent women within the commercial construction industry to share the intentional and the serendipitous, their hero's and the villain's, the opportunities captured, lost and set free, and what they spend far too much time doing, with their time. We promise, it will be worth yours.

We welcome this month's featured speaker Serena Bodner, AIA, Sr. Project Leader, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals

Serena is a licensed Architect and a LEED Accredited Professional with fifteen years of experience in the planning, design, construction, and management of research labs, clean rooms, critical environment spaces, vivariums, and offices.

Serena specializes in leading lab projects with developing and new technologies, and collaborating with senior leadership to anticipate facility needs for emerging therapeutic programs. She is dedicated to providing and maintaining high quality facilities that allow science to evolve without constraint.

As a benefit to AGC MA-MCAP contributing members, MCAP reimburses 75% of direct program expenses associated with education, safety and other industry issues after full payment is made to AGC MA?
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