September 18, 2019
BOND's Kathy Freitas &  AGC MA's Brendan Carter Featured Speakers  at 
AGC of America's Construction HR & Training Professionals Conference

Kathy and Brendan's October 11th  plenary presentation entitled, "Guidance for Substance Use Disorders in the Construction Industry", will focus on AGC MA's Human Resources Committee's Opioid Use Prevention H.R. Manual for Employers which was distributed as part of the AGC MA's successful Opioid Stand Down in June.
The manual resulted from a collaboration of AGC MA H.R. professionals working with the Grayken Center for Addiction to formulate a handbook specific to construction organizations and the construction industry. Other AGC MA contributors include Meghan Danaher, BOND Brothers, Inc., Julie Enger, Columbia Construction Co., Sandra L. Parsons, Dellbrook | JKS, Rosemary DeJoy, Trinity Building + Construction Management, Corp., & Lisa Frisbie, 


Bob Petrucelli Keynotes Opioid Discussion at DC Chapter Leadership Meeting
AGC MA CEO Bob Petrucelli will be leading a discussion on Chapter Best Practices at the annual Chapter Leadership Conference in Washington DC on September 23, 2019. AGC MA has received national attention for its role in advancing industry awareness over the past year concerning the Opioid epidemic within the commercial construction industry and has been asked to highlight the outreach efforts and recent accomplishments. 

In 2019 AGC MA:

Hosted a major construction industry Opioid Awareness Summit in January.

Organized an industry meeting with state Secretary of HHS, Mary Lou Sudders in February

Launched a first in the nation "Opioid Stand Down Day in June

Petrucelli will be leading the panel with the AGC of Washington State CEO and the National Building Trades Council Director of Safety, and will share best practices with other AGC Chapter elected leaders and key staff on how to assist member firms get help for their employees. 

Two major lessons learned from 
AGC MA efforts is 

1.) Start with a strong Safety Plan to reduce unsafe job site conditions and practices to prevent unnecessary injuries and 

2.) The need to de-stigmatize the scourge of addiction so impacted employees can get the help they deserve.       
AGC MA Behind the Scenes

Your AGC Staff continues to work diligently to provide members a robust year of technical and educational programming, committee initiatives, work force development efforts and industry collaboration opportunities. 

Happening now:

Lisa Frisbie, AGC MA Director of Business Development & Marketing steps into the role of Vice President, President Elect for SMPS. (Society of Marketing Professional Services) In this volunteer role Lisa will be focusing on Corporate Sponsorship, ABX Call for Speakers/2020 and the launch of a new Mentor Program for AEC Marketers.

AGC MA will be launching a new and improved website! Keep an eye out for our announcement soon-you will love our new look!

AGC MA Director of Safety Chris Ziegler is offering private safety inspections and scheduling  OSHA-10 courses for the students at Bunker Hill Community College and Ben Franklin Institute.

If you are interested in joining any one of our committees please contact 


AGC MA Seeks Director of Labor Relations & Employment Policy

Brendan Carter, Director of Labor Relations and Employment Policy for AGC MA recently announced his departure on October 18, 2019 to join AGC of California as Associate Vice President for Labor Relations. Brendan will  oversee all labor relations activity for that Chapter, specifically managing the Northern and Southern California Union Contractors Councils, Trustee Coordinating Committee, Craft Committees and Collective Bargaining Committees, including labor-management meetings, seminars, and events. 

The AGC of California is the largest AGC Chapter in the country and includes contractors that perform the majority of the building, highway, utility and federal work in the state.

We wish Brendan and his family all the best as they prepare for this exciting new opportunity. We want to express our appreciation for his two years of committed service here in Massachusetts.

AGC MA is now accepting applications for the position. Attached is a Job Description. 
All interested applicants can reach out directly to Robert Petrucelli, AGC MA CEO at  for more information or to submit resumes.



TECHPERSPECTIVES BOSTON 2019 Features Skanska's Danielle O'Connell and  Consigli' s Jack Moran as speakers.
AGC MA New Associate Member - Microsol Resources -  will be hosting TECH Perspectives Boston on September 26th. TechPerspectives, a series of design innovations and technologies seminars focus on the most exciting technologies driving significant change in the design and construction industry.  This year's TechPerspectives features AGC MA members, and  design technology innovators. (feat. l-r) Jim Lynch, VP and General Manager of Auto Desk will give the keynote address, Danielle O'Connell and Jack Moran will address Collaboration & Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Visualization: Enhanced Realities and Immersive Experiences. 

Welcomes 3  New Members!

USI Insurance Services - Needham MA
A leading insurance brokerage and consulting firm specializing in P&C, employee benefits, personal risk services, retirement, program and specialty solutions - (New Jersey)
Flood mitigation specialists and material suppliers of floodproofing applications. SME's for latest flood codes and regulations enforced by the NFIP, FEMA, local town ordinances.www.             


Nautilus Consulting, LLC - Quincy MA
Construction Consultants specializing in Claim Preparation and Review, Expert Witness Services, Construction Risk Advisory Services, Troubled Project Turnaround,  CPM Baseline Scheduling and Monthly Updating.

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Join us as we honor Building Excellence through collaboration at the industry's premier award event of the season!
Celebrate, Socialize & Network (plus a few surprises this year!) 

October 24, 2019 | 6:00-8:30 p.m. | The Intercontinental Hotel

Thank you to our current sponsors

More sponsor opportunities are available! 
Contact Barbara Canoni for more information

Boston NFPA 241 & Construction Safety Morning
September 24 | 7:30 a.m.- 11:30 p.m. | Westin Copley Place

Brought to you by the Massachusetts Construction Fire Safety Partnership

What is an NFPA 241 Plan and Why Do I Need One?  Join us at the start of our Construction Fire Safety Morning to get your feet wet with an overview of what compliance with NFPA 241: Standard for Safeguarding Construction, Alteration, and Demolition Operations means.  Learn about the function of an NFPA 241 Plan, how it's enforced, and who is involved in the process.

Thank you to our sponsors: 

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AGC Summer Golf Clinic
September 25 | 5:00 8:00 p.m. | Granite Links

Last Clinic of the Season!

Enjoy the warm weather while it lasts! Learn the basics or hone your existing game in this 90 minute clinic at Granite Links. Three pro's will instruct all levels of putting, chipping and driving.

Immediately followed by refreshments & networking with a view! (Only a few spots remaining!)

Emerging Contractor's Risk Toolkit - An AGC Law Series 
October 2 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | AGC MA 

Payment Issues: Liens, Bonds, Bankruptcy and Dispute Resolution
Presented by:  Tony Starr,  Mintz Levin, and  Ken Rubinstein , Preti Flaherty


Basics of Plan Reading Program
October 10 & 25 | 8:00-10:00 am | AGC MA Conference Center

Join Joe Kelly and learn how to read and interpret construction plans in this two part class covering schedules, elevations, details, sections and more.


Fall 2019 Lean Construction Program Series
September 20 thru December 6 | 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 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. 

CM-BIM Units 1-4 3rd Edition
October 9, 17, 23, 30 | 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is changing the way projects are constructed. Whether you are a prime contractor using BIM across an entire project or a subcontractor impacted by a specific BIM implementation, this emerging practice requires new mindsets and technological know-how in order to achieve significant improvements in efficiency and cost control.

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.

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