October 2, 2020

EDUCATION & EVENTS
Lean Construction Series Offered This Fall (Virtual)

The Lean Construction Series is finally available in Minnesota this fall!  Held for short periods three days per week from October 27-December 11, the series follows a schedule created with busy professionals in mind.

Our pilot series this fall will be a smaller cohort (maximum 14 participants), and will be offered at a significant discount. All sessions will be held via Zoom.

This AGC certificate program 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.  Additionally, participants will be prepared to sit for the exam to earn AGC's Certificate of Management - Lean Construction (CM-Lean) credential.  This course is designed for participants at all experience levels with Lean, including beginners.

A subsequent CM-Lean cohort will begin in January, 2021.

Click here for details or to register.
GENERAL NEWS
2020 AGC Industry Assessment Survey Now Open

Leaves are falling, the air is chilly, and the 2020 AGC of Minnesota Construction Industry Assessment Survey is now open. AGC members were emailed a link to the survey this morning.
 
The survey provides an opportunity for you to tell us about any observations and experiences you are having in the Minnesota construction marketplace.  We have added a few new questions this year related to COVID-19 in order to get an accurate view of the impact the pandemic has had on your firm and the industry.
 
The survey will close on October 30, 2020. One response per firm, please.

If you are an AGC member and would like the link to the survey for your firm,
please contact Renee Horsman.
Make Your Voice Heard in Transportation Forums with Candidates

Transportation remains a vital issue in our state, with growing regional road, bridge and transit needs. This informational and engaging candidate series has already highlighted Rochester and St. Cloud, and will focus on DuluthMankato, and Moorhead in the coming weeks.

Grab your lunch and help make a difference as we present information on local transportation needs and hear from candidates for the state legislature and Congress regarding their plans for addressing local needs if elected.

These online forums provide an important opportunity to make transportation a campaign issue, to educate future lawmakers and to start the discussion about funding needed projects. Please add your voice to the discussion!

To register, click on the appropriate city name above, or click here for more details.

These virtual events are cohosted by AGC of MN, MN Transportation Alliance, American Council of Engineering Companies of MN, and MN Public Transit Association.

To submit questions ahead of time, email Laura Ziegler.
How prepared is your company for recovery?

As governments begin to reopen economies and construction contractors continue to navigate what's next, it's more important than ever to start thinking about recovery planning. The pandemic has taken a toll on companies as they navigate delayed projects, plan for heavy workload upon the economy reopening and ensure worker and client safety. Companies with a focused and prepared strategy will have the best chance of surviving this crisis. Learn more
 
Laura Cataldo, Senior Manager; laura.cataldo@bakertilly.com
Nominations are Open for 2020 MnDOT/AGC Bridge Awards

2020 has certainly changed everyone's lives, but while the world has been changed, bridges are still being built with quality that deserves recognition. It is time for the 19th Annual Bridge Construction Awards nominations. MnDOT, MnDOT State Aid, and the AGC Bridge Committee want to recognize high quality bridge construction projects that have been opened to traffic in 2019 and 2020. Awards will be given in three different categories again this year- bridges under $1.5 million, between $1.5 and $5 million, and over $5 million.

Please contact your MnDOT or other owner project engineer and encourage them to submit a nomination if you believe there is a bridge project that should be considered for recognition. Applications by district/project engineers are due to the MnDOT Bridge Office by October 9th, 2020. The rating panel will select the best projects and present the awards at the AGC/MnDOT Bridge Office semi-annual meeting in spring of 2021.

   

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