February 21, 2019
2019 BWiC Inspire Awards Winners Announced!

Congratulations to this years winners:

Kim Silvestri, P. E., BOND, Mentor of the Year
Jessica Spivey, Supt., Shawmut Design & Construction, Emerging Leader of the Year
Nora Kelly, Assistant Project Manager, Consigli, Rising Star of the Year
Ziven Drake, Pile Drivers & Divers Local 56, J.F. White, Tradeswoman of the Year

Please join us on March 5, 2019 at the Westin Copley Hotel as we celebrate them and 
ALL women in Construction!


AGC MA to Host its Second Career Fair at 
Fitchburg State University
The AGC MA and its Industry Advisory Board will be hosting its second annual career fair at Fitchburg State University on February 26th.  Four more participants were added from last year and now seventeen AGC MA member and allied firms will be talking to students about their companies, the construction industry in Massachusetts, and any internship or full time opportunities that might be available. 
Also, this year the Construction Technology concentration merged into a new College of Business and Technology at FSU and AGC MA's hope is that career fair participants and member firms will look to FSU for financial, administrative, information technology, and marketing internships and full time positions as well.
If you would like to participate in next year's career fair, please email AGC MA's Director of Industry Advancement & Labor Relations Brendan Carter at carter@agcmass.org.


2018 MCAP Scholarship Recipients_ Family Members and AGC MA Staff

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. The 2019 Scholarship application form is now open online at:  www.agcmass.org/scholarships

The deadline date for applications is June 1, 2019.
Please forward this information to any students who are eligible to apply for the scholarship awards.

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 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.
About the DSB:

The Designer Selection Board acts as the central administrative authority for the selection of firms to provide "design services" for public building construction projects throughout the Commonwealth. All DCAMM and other Executive Level building projects and charter schools are directly jurisdictional to our board while all other state agencies and municipalities (other than MBTA) are required to develop selection bodies that are similar to the DSB/DCAMM relationship. In essence the primary function is picking design teams for DCAMM and charter school projects while also setting policy across the state as issues come up.
The Designer Selection Board is independent from any other agency. The Board consists of eleven appointed members who are primarily architects and engineers, though there are two members of the public and one general contractor. DSB members are appointed for a term of two years and may be re-appointed for no more than one successive two year term. They serve without compensation but are reimbursed for expenses. Members may do other state construction work, even for DCAMM, but cannot be involved with any projects that are heard by the DSB. It is not enough to simply recuse from that project and we do not want candidates that intend to bid on projects whose design teams are selected by the DSB.
The DSB schedules its meetings for the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month as needed, and they are typically held in the 21st floor conference room at One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA. All meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until the agenda is complete, generally until about noon. Usually we have 1-2 per month.

Draft Regulations Released for New Paid Family and Medical Leave Law
On January 23rd, the newly formed Department of Family and Medical Leave released its draft regulations for the new Paid Family and Medical Leave law which was a major piece of last year's "Grand Bargain" in the Massachusetts Legislature.
In advance of the formal comment period starting on March 29th, The Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development has been holding a series of public listening sessions on the regulations to gather initial reactions from the business community. AGC MA has attended multiple listening sessions and will be submitting comments on the regulations by the end of the listening session in March.  Below is a link to the draft regulations and please let us know if there are any specific issues you might want AGC MA to submit during the listening period on your behalf.  You can email AGC MA's Director of Industry Advancement & Labor Relations Brendan Carter at carter@agcmass.org with your comments.
If you want to attend a listening session on your own and voice your concerns, there are three upcoming events on March 1st, 4th and 8th.


Consigli Construction Co., Inc. Receives Recognition for 
ENR's "2018 Year in Construction" Slideshow

Innovation Square, Boston

Photographer: Robert Umenhofer
Submitted by Helen Novak, Consigli Construction Co., Inc.

Pictured above: Alexandra Callahan of Local 7 fastening corrugated decking on the phased 375,000 sq-ft research and development life science campus in Boston's booming Seaport District.

Welcomes 9 New Members!

Building Excellence 
for the Industry. 
Building Excellence for Massachusetts.

AGC MA 2019 All Member Annual Meeting  
Registration is NOW Open!
Deadline for Room Reservation is April 2, 2019

Join us on May 2nd & 3rd at the luxurious  Beauport Hotel  situated on the beautiful Gloucester waterfront! 


This quintessential New England seaside getaway offers understated coastal elegance with sweeping views of Gloucester Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean.

Networking & cocktail hour and dinner will be held at  the stunning Shalin Liu Performance
Center in Rockport. (Shuttles from the hotel provided) Built by AGC MA member, Consigli, the Shalin Liu is a world class performance center attracting tourists from all over the world. 

Built on a ledge-filled, ocean front site, the dining space offers guests spectacular harbor views! 


BoSTEM 4th Annual 
STEM Leadership Breakfast

March 28, 2019
Revere Hotel, Boston 7-9 a.m.

The annual STEM Leadership Breakfast brings together 300 influential leaders from the region's life sciences, technology, engineering, venture capital, healthcare and pharma industries. The event is centered around United Way's BoSTEM initiative, aiming to ensure 100% of Boston's middle school students have the opportunity to participate in expanded STEM learning experiences by 2022.

About E.J. Callahan & Associates

Massachusetts CPA firm, E.J. Callahan & Associates, serves as a business advisor and accountant to the construction industry. EJC has earned a reputation with clients, bankers, attorneys, sureties and financial professionals all over New England for technical excellence and superior client service.

Our Philosophy

Teamwork. Focus. Passion.
Summed up in a single word: SERVICE. Let EJC help you achieve and sustain success.

Mark Your Calendars!

Build New England Call for Entries go out on April 1, 2019


2019 BWIC Inspire Awards
March 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Westin Copley

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!

Emerging Contractor's Risk Toolkit - An AGC Law Series 
March 6, 2019 - January 8, 2020 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | AGC MA 

Join us for a series of 9 courses presented by industry experts covering a range of topics including but not limited to: Negotiating Owner Contracts, Understanding Your Insurance, Payment Issues and more.

Conversations With...Ed Adelman, Executive Director, MSCBA
March 8 | 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. | AGC Conference Center

Join us for an insightful discussion with Ed Adelman about upcoming projects with the MSCBA.


Competent Person Fall Protection Certification Course 
February 25 & 26 | 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Marr Crane & Rigging Yard

The Competent Person Fall Protection course is designed for anyone who is working at heights, decision makers and supervisors who are responsible for answering questions about fall protection. This course is designed to give all students the knowledge base to identify hazards both existing and potential and how to mitigate those hazards.

OSHA 10-Hour Training
March 11 & 12 | 7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

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.

Sponsored by:

CM-Lean Exam
March 13 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

CM-Lean Exam for those that have completed all 7 units and would like to get their CM-Lean designation. Register for the exam by contacting Kara Morgan at  morgan@agcmass.org

NCSH 481 Process Safety Management for Highly Hazardous Chemicals used in General Industry and Construction
March 25 |8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. | AGC MA Conference Center

This course is an overview of the basic requirements found in the OSHA Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals Standards for General Industry - OSHA 29 CFR 1910.119, and Construction - OSHA 29 CFR 1926.64, related OSHA and EPA regulations and best management practices. This course is intended for employees who work in chemical processing, chemical safety, chemical engineering, or are involved in chemical emergency preparedness and response, and those that want to understand how to prevent, or minimize the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic, reactive, flammable, or explosive chemicals that may result in toxic, fire, or explosion hazards.

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