February 2020

Congratulations 2020 BWiC Inspire Awards Recipients!

Janet Chrisos , Deputy Director, MSCBA, Mentor of the Year  
Valerie Stone , Safety Dir. T.G. Gallagher, Emerging Leader 
Sabina Kintzer Shorey , Cost Eng.,Turner Construction, Rising Star
Savy Francis , E.M. Duggan, Tradeswoman of the Year
We would also like to recognize and thank our esteemed judging panel: 
Kristin Poulin , VP Business Development, Structure Tone, Inc.
Joseph Barra , Partner, Robinson+Cole
Petrina Garbarini , Director, FAS Capital Projects at Harvard University
Kathleen McNeil , Principal, MP Boston
Phil Hammond , Director of Graduate Programs, Dept. of CM, WIT
Barbara Hansberry , Director of Strategic Planning, MSBA
Doug Dicerbo , Wealth Management Advisor, Sentry Hill Financial Advisors, Northwestern Mutual
Join us as we celebrate the most exemplary women in Construction who demonstrate leadership, generosity, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their career, colleagues and industry.   
Only a few seats left!  


AGC MA is Hiring...Join our Team!

Director of Membership & Industry Advancement
The Director of Member Services is the primary go-to person for the AGC MA membership, driving best practices and innovation to create more value for their businesses. The role is to increase member engagement and satisfaction, a deeper awareness of the value AGC MA offers construction companies, thereby driving member retention and an interest by firms exploring AGC MA membership.

AGC MA Behind the Scenes

AGC MA's Lisa Frisbie Invited to Join AGC of America's  
Business Development Forum & Steering Committee
The mission of the AGC Business Development Forum is to be a valuable resource for AGC member firms, from all divisions, for actionable information and tools that help improve business development programs and results.
The 2 year term entails active participation in the development and implementation of the AGC Building Division strategic plan, provide updates, reports, and recommendations on behalf of the Forum to AGC Building Division Leadership, AGC Board of Governors, and AGC Board of Directors and to engage Forum members and gather input and feedback. Monthly calls and meetings will include sharing knowledge, ideas, best practices, and experiences that champion, support and contribute to the implementation and oversight of the Forum strategic plan.
The forum consists of 12 +/- members selected from AGC member firms across all AGC divisions who meet 10 +/- times per year, with 2 of those meetings being in-person at AGC events and led by a Chair and Vice-Chair, who are appointed by AGC Leadership.
Lisa will attend her first meeting on March 11, 2020 at the AGC of America 2020 Convention in Las Vegas.
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. More than $40,000 of scholarships are awarded each year to students who have a passion for construction and advancing the industry.
The deadline to submit applications is  
June 1st
Please forward this information to any students who are eligible to apply for the scholarship awards.
Visit the scholarship website for more details and eligibility.
For more information contact Kara Morgan.

Wentworth CM Club Starts 2020 Strong!

On January 22nd the AGC MA Student Chapter CM Club at WIT hosted an evening of networking, refreshments and shared experiences with top women in the construction industry representing AGC MA Members from Gilbane, Bond, W.T. Rich, Lee Kennedy Co, SullyMac, Columbia, and Shawmut.

Due to it's success, the club will host a second event on February 26th.

What's next for the CM Club? Vegas, baby! They're heading to AGC National Convention and ConExpo 2020 on March 9th, 2020. Stay tuned and stay in touch with AGC MA to hear more about their trip and ways to get your organization involved with the student chapter.
Thank you to Wentworth CM Club President, Alexia Ralphs for providing her team with important opportunities like this!
For more information please contact Kara Morgan.

Diversity & Inclusion Survey Results
In order to understand the current state of D&I in the commonwealth, The AGC MA Diversity and Inclusion Committee surveyed members in late spring 2019.  The results of the survey are high-lighted in this one-page document. Next steps will include developing resources and education for every AGC MA organization looking to begin or enhance their D&I strategy.
The mission of the Diversity+Inclusion Committee is to inspire construction companies to create a culture of sustainable business practices that promote a workforce of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and inclusivity.
For more information contact Kara Morgan .  

Ninth Edition Building Code Amendments
 Ninth Edition Building Code Amendments  
to the Energy Portions Effective Date    

The Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS) has voted to amend the building code 9th by adopting the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) with Massachusetts amendments. The Secretary of State has assigned February 7, 2020, as the effective date. A version of the amendments is available on the Office of Public Safety and Inspections webpage.
Ninth Edition Base Code
  Chapter 13
  Stretch Energy Code - Appendix AA
Ninth Edition Residential Code
  Chapter 11
In updating the 9th edition energy code, the BBRS actions included granting time to adjust to the updated code. For this reason, the BBRS voted that building permit applicants can elect to utilize the energy code provision in the 2015 IECC along with the Massachusetts amendments until August 7, 2020, at which time this option will conclude.
Elaine Construction Company Promotes
Kris Leonard

Elaine Construction Company announced the promotion of Kris Leonard to Vice President of Preconstruction and Planning. Leonard joined Elaine Construction in 2012 as Director of Preconstruction and Estimating, bringing with him decade's long experience working in construction management firms for Institutional, Cultural, and Commercial Clients, nationwide. During Leonard's tenure at Elaine, he has grown the department in pace with company-wide expansion, refined operations, systematized processes and reporting tools, and implemented best practices in conceptual estimating, planning and client communications. As VP he will continue to oversee all estimating department operations and remain a valued member of the Elaine Leadership Team.


Anthony Leonard
Elaine Construction Company announced the promotion of Tony Leonard to Director of Project Management.  Tony joined Elaine Construction in early 2019 as Project Executive, bringing with him a deep understanding of the framework in which clients must operate, from his decades experience at Liberty Mutual Insurance.  This insight, coupled with his natural desire to coach and mentor, make him a natural fit for his new role.  Along with managing the Project Management Team and their activities, he will oversee the implementation of Lean Methodology within the PM function.

Welcomes 2 new members!

LaRovere Companies has been a committed member in the development of the North Shore area of Boston. From public sector projects to real estate holdings, LaRovere Companies has shaped the Boston Area for over 30 years.
29 Garden Street  
Everett, MA 02149   
Office: 617-387-6300

Synergy Contracting, Inc. is a Minority, Woman-owned and Disadvantaged Environmental Remediation and Demolition Company located in the North of Boston.  They specialize in environmental remediation (asbestos abatement), demolition and construction services.

One Main Street
Suite 302
Andover, MA 01810
Office: 978-307-2200

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AGC MA Annual Meeting | 85th Anniversary Celebration    
June 18 | 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. |Larz Anderson Auto Museum    
Come celebrate with us! Join us on the Great Lawn of the Larz Anderson Auto Museum for an afternoon celebrating 85 Years of Building Excellence and AGC MA Annual Meeting.
This event is open to all AGC MA Members . Please encourage all of your employees to attend this fun celebration!  
Good Friends  -  Food & Beverages   -  Lawn Games & Prizes
Cornhole (set up your own groups) - Giant Lawn Jenga - Bocce

Sponsorships are available!
Contact Barbara Canoni for more information. 

WICC Week (Women in Construction)     
March 2 - 6    
AGC MA is thrilled to announce WICC Week (Women in Collaboration, Women in Construction)! Mark your calendars for a full week of programming events honoring women in construction brought to you by BWiC, NAWIC Boston , TheWWIRE & PWC!

OSHA 30-Hour Training March 2-5 | 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. |AGC MA   
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.  
The Safety Training Institute is Sponsored by:  
AGC MA D&I Forum      
March 3 | 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Siena Construction, Cambridge  
Advancing Diversity & Inclusion Efforts within Construction Industry - come hear from industry leaders about what they are doing to elevate D&I within their firms. Come participate in the first quarterly Forum and hear about the successes, pitfalls, and future of Diversity and Inclusion from 4 local organizations. We will start with a moderated panel, and then move into a round table discussion with plenty of opportunities to ask questions. AGC recently built the D&I committee to better inform our members about the benefits of embedding diversity & inclusion in their organizational culture.   
  BWiC Inspire Awards    
March 4 | 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Westin Hotel, Copley Place 
  Join us as we celebrate the most exemplary women in Construction who demonstrate leadership, generosity, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their career, colleagues and industry.  We are thrilled to welcome Marianne Monte, Chief People Officer, Shawmut Design & Construction as this year's host! As chief people officer, Marianne Monte drives human resources and business strategy for Shawmut Design and Construction, a construction firm with nine offices nationwide. She is a strategic human resources executive with a proven track record in effective executive coaching, talent management, and business partner leadership. Her leadership was integral to Shawmut being named a Best Workplace by FORTUNE Magazine three years in a row.    

March 6 | 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | AGC MA
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. Each Lean unit is 1 hour of continuing education credits for your CSL.  
Join us for 6 hours of classroom training to renew your CSL. Please note in order to take this course, an individual must be a holder of a Massachusetts unrestricted Construction Supervisor License and in good standing with the State of Massachusetts and the Board of Building Regulations and Standards (BBRS). Unrestricted License Holders - 12 CEU's required to renew. Licensees may acquire up to a maximum of six hours of continuing education via on-line training. The remaining hours shall be acquired through in-person, classroom training. A Licensee will be required to pass a final exam plus periodic exams through the on-line course.

March 11 | 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. | Revolution Axe Throwing, Everett 

Kick off the new year with the CLC at their very first Ax Throwing Event! If you have attended any CLC events you know how fun they are...so don't miss out on this one! Enjoy a competitive and fun night with your colleagues. Learn how to throw together then go head to head in a round robin tournament.

Cash Bar | Good Food | Lots of Fun!

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! Contact Kara Morgan for more information.

Conversations With...Barbara Kroncke, Executive Director , UMBA
March 13 | 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. | AGC MA

AGC MA welcomes Barbara Kroncke, Executive Director of the UMass Building Authority for another in a series of "Conversations With..." workshops.  
Barbara Kroncke is the Executive Director of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority. She oversees an ambitious $2.1 billion growth plan that includes the acquisition and construction of and renovation to academic and research buildings, student residence halls and dining and athletic facilities on all five of the University of Massachusetts campuses.
The Building Autho rity is currently managing more than 36 construction projects, each designed to improve teaching, learning and student life at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth, Lowell, and Worcester campuses of the University. Ms. Kroncke, works together with the University President, Martin T. Meehan, the Board of Trustees, and the campuses to deliver cost-effective, sustainable and high quality construction of world class buildings to support the mission of the University.
OSHA 10 Hour Training  
March 16 | 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | AGC MA 
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. Construction workers working on public construction sites in MA are required to have OSHA 10-Hour Training.  OSHA 10-Hour training places special emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control, and prevention. Workers who successfully complete OSHA 10-Hour training will earn their OSHA Education Center 10-Hour Card.
The Safety Training Institute is Sponsored by:  
Constructing Communications: The What, When, Why and How of Workplace Outreach  
March 19 | 4:30 - 7:00 p.m. | Peabody Office Furniture, Boston 
Take charge of your career by taking charge of your professional communications. Everyone is busy and going in a million different directions. We're connected 24/7 thanks to smartphones and tablets, and trying to respond to all the emails, texts, instant messages, phone calls, etc. in a timely manner - while staying sane! In this interactive workshop, we'll discuss the best way to communicate in a variety of real-world situations. We'll cover who, what, when, where, and how to interact with colleagues, clients, managers to establish credibility, build trust, and encourage a collaborative dialogue. If you are a professional required to communicate with clients, suppliers, colleagues and more, this program is for you!  

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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