April 26, 2019

AGC MA Invited to Present at Girls, Inc., Worcester

On Monday, April 22nd AGC MA member F.W. Madigan hosted a Women in Career Construction Presentation at Girls, Inc., Worcester, an organization that inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. The mission of "The Girls Inc. Experience" is to equip girls to navigate gender, economic and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated and independent adults. Their research- based programs offers hands-on, minds-on experiences and meets the needs of today's girls to provide age-appropriate information and knowledge, empowering girls to make decisions to lead healthy lives, succeed academically, and develop life skills to prepare for adulthood.

Guest speakers Lisa Frisbie, Director of Marketing & Communications, AGC MA, Susan Stukas, Assistant Field Superintendent, The Richmond Group, Ronelle LeBlance, E.I.T., Project manager - Testing Services, Thielsch Engineering, Inc., Christina Colman, Field Technician - Testing Services, Thielsch Engineering, Inc., Kim Hokanson, Business Representative, Charlotte Ejiet, 2B Apprentice Carpenter, Brittney Richards, 1A Apprentice Carpenter, New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) and Kelly Urella, President/Owner, 10 Hats Construction shared insights and advice with the twenty-five 10th graders in attendance on the wide array of opportunities the construction industry offers, the skills and education required and what a typical day may entail in their respected roles.

Thank you to Sheila Papetti, Office Manager, Diane Hayward, Contract Administrator and Joann George, Administrative Assistant of F.W. Madigan for their coordinating efforts with the Girls Inc. staff Brenda Nikas-Hayes , Director, and Yaa Poku , Associate Director, Eureka! STEM & Leadership Program.

For more information on Girls Inc. please visit: www.girlsincworcester.org


AGC MA Membership Discount Program's provide members access to high-quality services, cutting-edge technology and top-of-the line products. From discounts on vehicles to computers and software, AGC has partnered with some of the best to give you the most for your money and improve your daily business operations. These value added discounts will give you the competitive advantage over your competition!


On June 5th, 2019 the AGC MA will hold an Opioid Stand Down as part of its new Building the Path to Recovery campaign to eliminate Opioid use in the commercial construction industry.

AGC is offering a Social Media Guide and an extensive guide on how to 
Plan your Stand Down.

For further information please contact 


AGC MA Diversity and Inclusion Committee - Su rvey
What does it take to build Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) and which leading practices are actually being adopted by companies in Massachusetts? In order to understand where the  construction community stands currently with regard to D&I, and to be able to measure progress that they expect to make in expanding inclusivity within our industry, the AGC MA Diversity and Inclusion Committee created a  survey to conduct research into these issues in member firms.  
In the coming weeks, Constructor members will receive the online questionnaire from AGC MA about how they approach D&I within their organization. Your survey responses will help aid the creation of resources, tools and education that we can all benefit from. It will take about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, and your individual responses will be kept confidential and anonymous.
Organizations that participate will gain full access to the results and subsequent report created by the committee anticipated for release late summer 2019.
For questions on the survey or more information on joining the AGC MA Diversity and Inclusion Committee  - contact Emily Sheedy


Anthony Leonard joins Elaine Construction as Project Executive

Tony Leonard has joined Elaine Construction Company as a Project Executive.

Leonard brings almost three decades of experience, drawing from a diverse background which includes serving in the US Army Reserves, and nearly two decades on the Owner's side, for Liberty Mutual Insurance. His experience with, infrastructure, major capital improvements, utilities and MEP projects, and the management of a large team of professionals, makes him well suited for his role as Project Executive.

Welcomes 2 New Members!

AGC MA Seeks individual to serve as AGC MA Contractor Representative on State Designer Selection Board
As  a follow up to an article in the November 2018 BUZZ, AGC MA has statutory appointing authority to appoint - or recommend-  individuals to serve as the Contractor representative on a number of state Designer Selection or OPM Selection panels. There is currently a vacancy on the State Designer Selection Board due to the term expiration of Ken Wexler (Elaine Construction). Ken is finishing up his second - two-year term as AGC's representative, where he served with distinction.  

Meetings are held on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month - as needed. If you are interested, please contact Bob Petrucelli at AGC at petrucelli@agcmass.org. or at 781-235-2680, ext. 14. The following is a detailed description of the position, the duties and the DSB, itself.

Mark Your Calendars!

Build New England Call for Entries END May 15, 2019


Emerging Contractor's Risk Toolkit - An AGC Law Series 
May 1, 2019 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | AGC MA 

Key Issues in Negotiating Subcontracts 
Presented by:  Stan Martin , Commonsense Construction Law and  Andrew Wailgum , Murtha Cullina

AGC May Golf League
May 14 (7 Weeks) | Newton Commonwealth

The AGC MA Golf League at Newton Commonwealth is Back!  Tee Times run from 3:50 to 5:12 (First Come First Served). 

CLC Annual Red Sox Outing SOLD OUT!!
May 14 |4:45-10:00 p.m. | Lucky Strike, Fenway Park

Come get your tickets, meet some people and scarf a few appetizers at Lucky Strike. Then, head over to Fenway and see the Red Sox beat the Colorado Rockies!

Conversations With...Carol Gladstone, Commissioner DCAMM
May 17 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

Join us for an intimate conversation where the Commissioner where share and overview of  DCAMM's Capital Plan and much more.

BSA Embodied Carbon in Buildings Conference
May 31 | 8:00 a.m-7:00 p.m. | Samberg Conference Center

Join the Boston Society of Architects/AIA (BSA) at the Embodied Carbon in Buildings Conference at MIT on Friday, May 31. Come to learn from national experts why you should care about carbon beyond a building's operation, and how you can make your AEC practice more carbon-thoughtful.


AGC MA Tech Series-Building Facades & Curtainwall Assemblies
May 21 | 7:30 -9:30 a.m. | Hinckley Allen

Hear from the team of John Moriarty + Associates' Gillian Dahil and Steven Weber, and Karas and Karas Glass' Dave Argus as they discuss what CM's and trade partners should know to minimize risk when managing the facade products and curtainwall systems, best practices for getting weather-tight and how to approach inspections, testing and performance mockups.

Sponsored by:

Lisa Frisbie

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