• Vote for CAM Magazine's Construction Project of the Year 2019!
  • Buyer's Guide Contract Deadline Extended to November 27th
  • Great Lakes Design & Construction Expo - Booth Space Going Fast!
  • Register Today for CAM's Safety Leadership Conference
  • CAMTEC's Upcoming Classes
  • CAM Jobsite Posters Are Back in Stock!
  • New CAM Member Benefit: Save 10% with MSDSonline 
  • CAM Member Benefit: Metro Wireless Business Data Systems
  • Michigan Construction Hall of Fame Inducts Three New Members
  • Pulte Donates $1 Million to Construction Management Program
  • AIA Releases Updated Construction Management Contract Documents
  • Call for Public Input: NFPA 70B® Recommended Practice for Maintaining Electrical Equipment
  • 2020 MIOSHA Working Day Calendar Now Available
  • Product Recall/Stop Use: Guardian Fall Protection 3-Way SRL
Vote for CAM Magazine's Construction Project of the Year 2019!
Online voting is now active! You can help select CAM Magazine 's Special Issue 2019 Project of the Year. Choose from 12 projects that appeared in the October Special Issue of CAM Magazine . Cast your vote for ONE project that you feel is outstanding.

The winner will be announced at the CAM Annual Meeting on February 12, 2020, at Suburban Collection Showplace. Online votes count for 1/4 of the total - voting by the CAM Magazine Editorial Advisory Committee and staff in early December counts as 3/4 of the vote.

Read feature articles on each of the 12 projects HERE and take the survey HERE !

Also, we are already beginning to solicit entries for next year's Special Issue projects! Click HERE for more information and to submit your special project.
Buyer's Guide Contract Deadline Extended to November 27th
Now is the time to update your contract for the 2020 CAM Buyers Guide. The deadline to sign and return all contracts has been extended to November 27th.

CAM member companies automatically receive a free listing in the yellow, alphabetical section of the Buyer's Guide. Starting at just $32, you can add your company name and contact information in a classified section of the guide. It's a great and affordable way to advertise your company - more than 5,000 copies are distributed each year!

Simply write your preferred heading on the contract you received in the mail and return it to us by November 27th. Questions? Contact Mary Carabott , Buyers Guide editor (248) 972-1108.

CAM now offers display advertising for CAM member companies. Contact Roy Jones for ad rates and positions available (248) 972-1115.
Great Lakes Design & Construction Expo - Booth Space Going Fast!
CAM and Home Builders Association (HBA) of Southeastern Michigan have joined forces to host Michigan’s largest construction industry event ! The expo is sponsored by: Lake Michigan Credit Union and Wimsatt Building Materials. This new, two-day construction event will be held at Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi on February 12 th & 13 th , 2020, and will be attended by construction owners, contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers.

Act quickly to reserve your booth from the remaining booth spaces. Some of the companies exhibiting in the 2020 show include:  SPARK Business Works, Progressive Sweeping & Orbital Transport Inc., EJA Services, The Eisen Group, Modern Curved Solutions, Doeren Mayhew, Nuggett Leasing Inc., AeroBarrier Michigan, Southeastern Mi Roofing Contractors Association, Michigan – IMEG Corp. and many more.

Head to the expo website to see a full list of exhibitors and visit their websites. Questions? Email or call Ron Riegel  at CAM (248) 972-1110.
Register Today for CAM's Safety Leadership Conference
CAM is again teaming up with the Greater Detroit Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) and Oakland Community College to provide a one-day conference specifically designed for leaders with a responsibility for employee safety.

Friday, December 6th
Oakland Community College
2900 Featherstone Rd., Auburn Hills

Company owners, top executives, safety managers, and human resource personnel will all find value in the diverse range of topics available. This world-class collection of qualified presenters offers the best talent this area has ever seen.

Attendance is $125 per person – c lick here to register .
CAMTEC's Upcoming Classes
Thank you for supporting continuing education in the construction industry! Please see the links below for upcoming class information, cost, and registration. If you need further assistance, contact   Kacey Lewis or call (248) 972-1133

The Nine Biggest Neglects at Trade Shows: Exhibitor Sales Training
December 3 – 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Has your company ever invested marketing dollars for a booth at a trade show and felt you did not get your money’s worth? Concerned when people enter your booth … only to leave uninterested? Learn what to do BEFORE the show … to make it the best show ever!

Part 10 – Cranes and Derricks – MTI Elective
December 4 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
This course will review the MIOSHA regulations found in Part 10. Cranes and Derricks. Rules regarding crane assembly and disassembly, inspections, safe operation, power line safety, and required training and certifications will be covered. Click here for more info and to register.
Asbestos & Lead Awareness – MTI Elective
January 9 – 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Construction trades routinely renovate and demolish buildings that were built prior to 1981. These construction activities often result in contact with asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos Awareness Training is required annually for employees whose work activities may contact asbestos-containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM), but do not disturb ACM or PACM during their work activities. Click here for more info and to register.
First Aid, CPR, AED
January 21 – 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Every job site is required to have someone certified in first aid. Are you in compliance? This course teaches the principles of basic life support for adults. The course details “hands-only” CPR, first aid, choking in adults, signs, and symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and treatment for shock. It explains how AEDs work, and why they’re a critical part of emergency cardiac care. Click here for more info and to register.
OSHA 10-Hour for Construction
January 23-24 – 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
This program is designed to provide participants with a basic understanding of the hazards present in most construction projects. Participants will be able to identify, and then avoid, reduce, or eliminate job hazards. In addition, they will become more familiar with required record-keeping and MIOSHA enforcement procedures. Click here for more info and to register.
CAM Jobsite Posters Are Back in Stock!
CAM publishes an all-in-one, plastic-laminated, 30"x 60" jobsite poster that contains the Federal and State of Michigan posters required by law on all jobsites.

The cost is $35 for CAM members and $45 for nonmembers. To order posters, email or call Mary Carabott at CAM (248) 972-1108. New! Follow this link to order your posters online.

Many of these posters included are NEW for 2019! Are your existing posters compliant?
New CAM Member Benefit: Save 10% with MSDSonline  
CAM members can quickly and easily sign up with MSDSonline to access everything needed to centralize Hazard Communication and Globally Harmonized System ( G HS) compliance across their entire organization, including:

  • Safety Data Sheet Management
  • Right-to-Know Compliance Tools
  • Chemical Inventory Management
  • Chemical Approval Workflows
  • Auto-Flagging & Management of Banned Chemicals
  • Regulatory Reporting Tools
  • Emergency Response Services (add-on service)

New account holders can save 10% off standard pricing. For more information, click here and select Request a Demo.
CAM Member Benefit: Metro Wireless  Business Data Systems
Metro Wireless is offering a fourth-quarter "blowout promo," with special deals on internet and SD-Wan or MetroWAN packages. SD-WAN is the application of SDN (Software Defined Network) technology applied to WAN such as MPLS, broadband, LTE, and 4G. It connects the business networks, including their data centers and branch offices, over vast geographical distances. A WAN can be used to connect several branch offices to their central corporate network or to connect data centers separated by vast distances.

Businesses can integrate  MetroWAN  seamlessly with Comcast, Charter, WOW, Sprint, AT&T, or any other cable provider. The special offers are good through December 31st. Email or call 888-203-5826 to learn more.
Michigan Construction Hall of Fame Inducts Four New Members
The Michigan Construction Hall of Fame welcomed four new inductees during a formal ceremony on October 24th at Ferris State University's University Center on its Big Rapids campus. Ferris State University is the home of the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame, which is housed in the Granger Center for Construction and HVACR. The three inductees for 2019 include:

Clyde Jones, Centerline Electric
Burt Pearson Sr., Pearson Construction
Bill Pulte, Founder of Pulte Homes
Jay H. Smith, The Christman Company

Click here to read full biographies on the inductees and to learn more about the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame at Ferris State University.
Pulte Donates $1 Million to Construction Management Program
The Pulte Family Charitable Foundation, established by the late Bill Pulte, the founder of Pulte Homes, has made a $1 million endowment gift to benefit the Construction Technology and Management (CTMG) program at Ferris State University. 

The announcement of the gift came on October 24th during the Michigan Construction Hall of Fame’s Distinguished Constructor Awards Banquet. The gift provides a $700,000 award to establish the William J. Pulte Scholarship Endowment, which receives a match from The Ferris Foundation, as part of the Ferris Futures Scholarship Challenge. The remaining $300,000 will go to the Construction Management Experiential Technical Learning Endowment, focused on program and student development, through enhancement of the CTMG program.

Read the full press release here .
AIA Releases Updated Construction Management Contract Documents
Just released today, November 15th, the American Institute of Architects has released 13 new and updated Construction Management (CM) documents, including the Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc) and the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) families.  

CMcs are brought on in the beginning of the preconstruction phase of a project to provide collaboration and input, which allows for greater efficiency from project inception. They also perform the construction.

The AIA Documents Committee also met with industry representatives to obtain input for updating the Construction Manager as Adviser (CMa) documents. In this model, the CMa provides preconstruction phase collaboration but does not provide the construction. The CMa documents will be released on February 6, 2020. Read more here .
Call for Public Input: NFPA 70B® Recommended Practice for Maintaining Electrical Equipment
NFPA 70B® Recommended Practice for Maintaining Electrical Equipment  details preventive maintenance for electrical, electronic, and communication systems and equipment -- such as those used in industrial plants, institutional and commercial buildings, and large multi-family residential complexes -- to prevent equipment failures and worker injuries.

Because major revisions are anticipated for the next edition as a transition from a recommended practice to a standard is anticipated, this standard is gaining significant industry attention. Click here to get involved in the review process and submit your input.
2020 MIOSHA Working Day Calendar Now Available
Each year, the MIOSHA Appeals Division prepares a calendar to assist employers with correctly calculating working day deadlines. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act contains many deadlines which only count “working days.”

A “working day” is uniquely defined to be a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or state legal holiday. A state legal holiday is not the same thing as a state employee holiday. For instance, State of Michigan employees traditionally receive the day after Thanksgiving off work as a paid holiday. However, the day after Thanksgiving is not a state legal holiday. This can become confusing for employers when trying to sort out which days count toward the deadline and which don’t. The MIOSHA Working Day Calendar takes away the guesswork and shows which dates are working days and which aren’t. Click here to view and print the 2019 and 2020 MIOSHA Working Day Calendars.
Product Recall/Stop Use: Guardian Fall Protection 3-Way SRL
Guardian Fall Protection is issuing an immediate product recall for the #10981 and #10947 3-Way SRL-R. Under certain conditions, braking forces may cause gear misalignment, potentially resulting in diminished rescue/retrieval functionality. No accidents or injuries have been reported to date.

The recall affects all 3-Way SRLs manufactured prior to March 2019 and includes the following part #s: Guardian #10974 (50’) and #10981 (65’), and Web Devices #0501312 (50’) and #0651312 (65’). Any and all custom or private-labeled 3-Way SRLs are also affected. Click here to read the full recall notice.

January 2020
  • CAM Tradeshow Issue
  • Tool Showcase
Advertising Deadline November 26

February 2020
  • Metals - Steel
  • Lifting Equipment - Cranes
Advertising Deadline December 17

March 2020
  • "Green Issue"
  • Landscaping - Environmental
Advertising Deadline January 28

April 2020
  • Concrete - Masonry
  • Tool Showcase
Advertising Deadline February 25

May 2020
  • Renovation - Restoration
  • Roofing
Advertising Deadline March 24

June 2020
  • Glass - Glazing
  • Demolition
Advertising Deadline April 24
July 2020
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
Advertising Deadline May 26

August 2020
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance - Bonding
Advertising Deadline June 23

September 2020
  • Carpentry
  • Flooring - Tile
Advertising Deadline July 24

October 2020
  • Special Issue 2020: Top 12 Projects
Advertising Deadline August 25

November 2020
  • Construction Safety
Advertising Deadline September 25

December 2020
  • Company Milestone Anniversaries
  • Michigan Construction Outlook
Advertising Deadline October 28

For advertising sales and information, email Roy Jones or call (248) 972-1115.

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