MARCH, 2018 


AGC MA Collaborates with FSU Graduate and Continuing Education Construction Technology Program

In 2017 AGC MA and its member launched an advisory board to help facilitate multiple efforts to support students in the Continuing Education Construction Technology Program. The Advisory Board is made up of construction executives, state officials and Fitchburg State faculty, administration and alumni, to provide students with industry support and enhance their classroom education with seminars, guest lectures, site visits and internship opportunities. The partnership will help construction firms meet workforce needs while supporting the university's programs.

AGC MA and Western Mass. Members Meet at
UMass Amherst Building & Construction Technology Career Fair 
A delegation of AGC MA and Western Mass. members met recently with Administrators of the UMass Amherst Building & Construction Technology program during the Department's annual career fair.
At the meeting, a $100,000 donation was made to the Department from the Western Mass.
construction Industry Advancement Fund for scholarships.
Present were John Lopes, Associate Dean for Operations and Graduate Programs, Alex Schreyer, Director of the BCT Program, Curt Griffin Department Head, as well as representatives from Fontaine Brothers, Daniel O'Connell's, D.A. Sullivan and AGC MA.

AGC MA & MCAP Online
Scholarship Program

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.

Scholarships are given out in early fall of each year. The deadline to submit applications is June 1st. Scholarship submissions are now open and can be accessed here.
Please contact  Kara Morgan with any questions.
2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

AGC MA Director of
Member Services
AGC MA is searching
for a new candidate to fill the role of Director of Member Services.

Joe Kelly, the current Director of Member Services since 2014 is leaving AGC on March 1 to start his own company, Mass. Construction Consultants, Inc. His new company will offer code consulting, permitting, NFPA 241 plans, and related educational programs for contractors. 

We have valued Joe's tremendous contributions to AGC MA during his time here on Staff and wish Joe the very best!

OSHA Launches Focus Four Campaign

OSHA last week launched a regional Focus Four Campaign to address the four leading
causes of fatal injuries in construction.

Throughout the month of March, the campaign will use toolbox talks and outreach events to focus on electrical hazards. In April, the focus will be on struck-by hazards; May will target fall hazards; and June will focus on caught-in/between hazards.


Delphi Construction Marks Project Completion with
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Members of multi-market general contractor Delphi Construction gathered with representatives from Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), MassHousing, City, and State Government Officials and members of the community for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Tribune Apartments Renovations
Wentworth Institute of Technology Re-Schedules Spring Open House

Due to this weeks storm, the WIT College of Professional & Continuing Education Spring Open House will be held on March 28, 2018 in the Ira Allen Lobby.

CPCE enables part-time learners to achieve their educational and career objectives, with evening, weekend, hybrid and online courses designed to fit busy lifestyles.

Jim Driscoll joins Elaine Construction as Project Executive

Driscoll brings nearly four decades of experience to his role, with 
a deep portfolio of large, out-of-the-ground Institutional and Commercial building projects, he will bring complimentary skills and expertise to Elaine's growing academic, and corporate and commercial sectors.  As a seasoned builder, Driscoll will lead teams, and bring exceptional service through project delivery to our clients.



The high-impact program that
delivers the strategies and skills industry leaders need most to
improve performance and add value.

 Five monthly half-day seminars, March - July    

Who Should Attend
Participants who get the most from this
program typically:
  • Have 10+ years in the construction / engineering / design industry
  • Have 5+ years experience managing projects and have already developed excellent project management skills
  • Are considering career and professional advancement
  • Most important, possess a strong desire to improve their performance and increase the value they add to their company


Thursday, May 3-Friday, May 4, 2018
All AGC MA Members & their Guests are invited for a twenty-four hour respite at the beautiful Wequassett Resort & Golf Club, Harwich, MA, t he Only Five-Star Rated Hotel on Cape Cod!

Deadline for Room Reservations is:
April 3, 2018

Thanks to our corporate sponsors:

Other Sponsorships are still available!

The Chemical Approach Towards Healthy Buildings
April 5th, 2018 | Partners Healthcare, Somerville | 2:30-5:30 p.m.
Scientist and public health advocate Dr. Arlene Blum , Founder and Executive Director, *Green Science Policy Institute, will review the six classes of harmful chemicals.

Building Excellence Series with Joe Albanese, Founder & CEO, Commodore Builders
Friday, April 13, 2018 | Preti Flaherty | 7:30-9:30 a.m.
Join us for an intimate conversation with Joe Albanese Founder & CEO, Commodore Builders.  Joe is a Registered Professional Engineer, with a BSCE from UMass Lowell and an MBA from Boston University. His career in construction has included positions with A.J. Martini, Macomber and Shawmut, founding Commodore in 2002. In 2007, Joe served in the Middle East leading the 22nd Naval Construction Regiment (fwd), he retired from the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps as a Captain in September 2009.

Thank you to our program sponsor:


Basics of Plan Reading 2 Day Program 
Friday, April 13, & Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 | 8:00-10:00 a.m. | AGC Conference Center
Join Joe Kelly and learn how to read and interpret construction plans in this two day class covering schedules, elevations, details, sections and more.

Register Here>>

BWIC Welcomes Back Julie Brown: Hone Your Networking Skills & Increase Your Business
April 24 , 2018 | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | AGC Conference Center

This presentation is tailored to the professional individual who wants to feel more comfortable in networking situations, wants to build a referral network, create and manage relationships with a database of contacts and learn how to email network.

Register Here>> 

AGC MA 2018 Summer Golf League
AGC MA 2018 Golf League Registration is now open! This years first 7 week round begins May 15th at Newton Commonwealth. (Second round begins July 17th) All levels are welcome. Space is limited so register soon! 



CM Lean Exam
March 21, 2018 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | AGC 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
Safety Management Training Course
April 4-6, 2018 |Pawtucket, RI
Held just a few times per year at select locations around the country, the SMTC program builds on Focus Four training and prepares attendees to manage key safety issues on the job site and provides techniques for delivering basic safety training to field personnel. 
OSHA 30 Hour Training
April 4-7, 2018 |7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. |AGC MA Conference Center
AGC MA bring together highly recognized trainers and safety directors in the construction, legal, insurance, and regulatory industry for this program.

Sponsored by:
CM-BIM Units 1-4 3rd Edition
April 12, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. \ AGC Conference Center

AGC's BIM Education Program - developed in conjunction with leading BIM practitioners, technology firms, and educators-is designed to prepare construction professionals at all experience levels to successfully implement BIM on a construction project.

Spring 2018 Lean Construction Program Series Units 1-7
April 27, 2018 | 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

Constructor Supervisor License Renewal Institute (CSL)
On line-anytime 
You MUST have your CSL License Number to Register and begin your classes.

Lisa Frisbie

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