October 30, 2019
AGC AT WORK FOR YOU
Congratulations to the 2019 Build New England Award Recipients!
 


On Thursday, October 24th more than 250  industry colleagues attended AGC's bi-annual Build New England Awards, honoring twelve projects that demonstrated Building Excellence through collaboration.

AGC MA also launched the first AGC MA Member Distinction Awards recognizing individual members, Sarah Hotchkiss, Commodore Builders, Kathleen Freitas, BOND, Shaun Carvalho, Shawmut Design & Construction, Eric Stalmon, Marr Companies and Kenneth Rubinstein, Preti Flaherty who have gone above and beyond in their support of our mission.
 
Our warmest thanks to Dennis Driscoll, Principal, The Driscoll Agency as program host and emcee and jury members Anatoly Darov, (Jury Chair) Darov & Associates, Geoffrey Barter, Shepley Bullfinch, Kelly Gillen, Turner Construction, Maureen McDonough, MAM Strategic Advisory Group, Amy Prange, WS Development, Valerie Puchades, GUND Partnership and Alexander Schreyer, UMass Amherst for their valued contributions in making this year's program such a huge success!


AGC MA Behind the Scenes

AGC MA Launches 3 New Workforce Development Videos

As part of a future Workforce Development Campaign, AGC MA in partnership with AGC of America, has produced three 2 minute videos featuring the array of benefits and opportunities available in the commercial construction industry in the greater commonwealth. 

Thank you C.E. Floyd, Commodore Builders, Columbia Construction, BOND, Gilbane, Turner Construction, Janey Construction, NECTF, Shawmut, JMA, Colantonio, Inc., Consigli, T.G. Gallagher and Lee Kennedy for your participation and support!









AGC MA Construction Leadership Council (CLC)  Holds Day of Service at Evelyn House

 

On Friday, October 4th more than 40 AGC members came together at Evelyn House, a Father Bill's & Mainspring emergency shelter in  Stoughton for families experiencing homelessness for their annual service project.

More than 20 commercial construction companies and roughly 40 volunteers performed major renovations to the property, including repairs and upgrades to two kitchens, installation of new flooring, repairs to the handicap access to the shelter, a face-lift to the common areas and bathrooms of the shelter, landscaping, painting, updated electrical work, and the donation of new appliances.

Thank you:  Allegheny Flooring, BOND Brothers, Berkeley Building Co., Bent Electric, Commodore Builders, Crane Appliance, Desanctis Insurance Agency, Elaine Construction, First Nick Painting, Gaston Electric, Gilbane, JM Brown Electric, JMA, Skanska, Sea-Dar, Specialty Services of New England, Turner Construction, Unified Door Company & Xquisite Landscaping, Inc. 


Back in Blackstone- The AGC MA Building Future Leaders Program 
kicks off again!
 
 
AGC MA is thrilled to be back for a second year of leading the ACE mentoring program for Blackstone Valley Technical High School and ACE RI.  Another great group of 20 ACE students are meeting weekly at BVT and learning about careers in architecture, construction and engineering by completing hands-on challenges and projects with the help of our tremendous team of mentors: 
 
Jeff Camusso, Shawmut Design & Construction
Alicia Cox,  Consigli
Matt Kellogg, Gilbane
Jonathan Nickerson, Consigli
Brett Syskmo, F.W. Madigan
 
If you'd like to experience ACE's challenges, and learn more about mentorship opportunities and rewards for yourself, contact Emily Sheedy




 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

AGC will begin an Estimating and Pre-construction educational series and wants your input! If you're a potential student, or instructor, we want to hear from you! This series will not only prepare students for the  General Estimating knowledge exam and AEP credential, but will also dive into pre-construction lessons learned, best practices and what teams really need to know to tee the project up right.  



 

MEMBERS IN THE NEWS


 17 World War II Vets Return to Belgium to Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge

On December 10, AGC MA Board Member Chuck Viciliou and 14 volunteers will be assisting 17 World War II Veterans and their traveling aids to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. 

Called  "the greatest American battle of the war"  by Winston Churchill, the  Battle of the Bulge  in the Ardennes region of Belgium was Adolf Hitler's last major offensive in World War II against the Western Front. 

At the average age of 94 years old, this may be the last time they get to do so.  For most of them there will be no 80th anniversary.

Donations will be used for airfare, lodging, food, clothing and medical care for each of the Veterans and one family member or companion.  All other support staff are 100% volunteer and will be paying their own way.



AGC MA Sponsors 
Archimedia Technology Forum:

 

Technology continues to grow and move the building industry forward at a fantastic speed, but those who are slow to embrace it are getting left behind.

Want to learn how easy it is to incorporate new technology into your workflow? Join new AGC MA member the Archimedia Solutions Group companies for a free technology forum on  Wednesday, November 13th , as industry leaders like  David Odeh  (Odeh Engineers) and  John MacVarish  (Smartvid.io) explain how they utilize new technology to improve project results.




AGC MA
Welcomes 2 New Members!



Archimedia  is a privately owned company that focuses on on-site print technology to help its building industry clients efficiently manage their printing and laser scanning needs.

110 Canal Street
Boston, MA 02114
Office: 617.646.5300
 

Adams and Ruxton, a West Springfield based commercial GC has a new captain at its 110 year old helm. Now a VOSB and WBE, the Adams & Ruxton Construction Team is led by president, Dorothy Ostrowski.

600 Union Street West Springfield, MA 01089 United States
PHONE: 1-413-734-2138




What Defines Building Excellence?
AGC MA sets the standard for the industry through 
exemplary programs,  professional development opportunities and more. 
Click on the video below to see all that we have to offer!



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PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Emerging Contractor's Risk Toolkit - An AGC Law Series 
November 6 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | AGC MA 

Massachusetts Procurement Process/Special Issues on Public Construction
Presented by:   Anatoly Darov,  Darov & Associates US PLLC, and  John Connelly and Bob Ferguson,  Hinckley & Alle



Archimedia Technology FORUM
Innovations Impact on the Building Industry
November 13, 2019 | 10:00AM - 2:00PM |  District Hall



Annual CLC Corn Hole Tournament
November 15 | 5:00-9:00 p.m. | Ned Devine's





Building Opportunities Lunch Series...
Once Upon a Time: The Art and Science of Storytelling
November 22 | 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.| Elaine Construction

 
The hard work you put into your career, and your role, cannot gain support and traction from your leadership, your clients, and/or your team, if you cannot first capture their attention, help them understand, and ultimately endorse your plans. Persuasion, consensus building, and compelling arguments are critical to career advancement. Learn how to craft a story, deliver it with confidence, win approvals, and make your  projects a reality.


Thank you to our program sponsor:


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

OSHA 30- Hour Training
November 4, 5, 6, 7 | 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

OSHA 30-hour training is the primary method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards.

Thank you to our sponsor:




OTI 502 N11C Update Course for Construction Outreach Trainers
November 12 |8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

This course is the update required every four years for OSHA Authorized Construction Outreach Trainers in order to remain an outreach trainer.  If your card has expired more than 90 days, you must retake the OSHA 500 course, examination and performance critique to be reauthorized.  Restrictions on length of expiration apply.


OTI 500-Trainer Course in OSHA Standards for Construction
November 19 | 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m |AGC Conference Center

This course is designed for those interested in teaching the OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction safety and health outreach program to their employees and other interested groups.  Special emphasis is placed on those topics that are required in the 10 and 30 hour programs as well as those that are the most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.   This course allows the student to become a trainer in the Outreach Program and to conduct both a 10 and 30 hour construction safety and health course and to issue cards to participants verifying course completion.



Lisa Frisbie
frisbie@agcmass.org
781-786-8915

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