JANUARY , 2018  
STCC Foundation accepts $100,000 donation
for construction-related studies, scholarships
Construction Industry Association of Western Massachusetts, Inc., has donated $100,000 to the   Foundation for construction-related studies and scholarships.

The donation includes $25,000, which must be used for construction-related studies at STCC, and $75,000, which will go toward scholarships for students with interest in construction-related studies.

From left: Frank Quigley, STCC Foundation President; Adrienne Smith, Dean of the School of Engineering Technologies and Mathematics; Warren Hall, Department Chair, Architecture and Building Technology and Civil Engineering Technology; STCC student Marquez Pharms; John B. Cook, STCC President; David Fontaine, President, Fontaine Bros., Inc., of Springfield; Dennis Sullivan, CEO, D.A. Sullivan & Sons, Inc., of Northampton; Jim Whalen, Chief Engineer, Daniel O'Connell's Sons, of Holyoke; and Robert Petrucelli, President and CEO, AGC MA, of Wellesley.


 AGC MA at Work for You   

As a member benefit AGC MA is offering 48x36 weather proof Silica Posters for use on job sites. Contact Barbara Canoni if you are interested in receiving one. 

Make Sure Delay Claims are Timely and Discrete: MI Court Finds $3,000/Day Liquidated Damages are Enforceable on a Project 644 Days Late

Workers' Comp Rates to
Decline in 2018
In a rare and unusual move, the State Workers' Compensation Rating & Inspection Bureau has filed for a statewide average
rate decrease of 11.1% for 2018
The overall reduction of 11.1% is due to many factors, including intense management awareness of loss control measures and post injury claims management.


Announcing upcoming DCAMM presentation on revised
Construction Specifications v.8
The Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance (DCAMM) will be conducting a presentation on the revised Construction Specifications v.8 for projects procured under Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 149 and Chapter 149A (CM at Risk projects).
DATE:                         Monday January 22, 2018
Time:                         1 - 3 PM
VENUE:                      One Ashburton Place (McCormack Building), Boston MA, 21st floor, Conference Rm.

Consigli Promotes Jody Staruk and Phil Brault to Project Executive
Jody Staruk joined Consigli in 2003 as a project engineer and has managed projects spanning public to private, small to large, fast-track to multi-year and complex renovations to new buildings. Her past work includes construction of the Garthwaite Center for Science and Art at the Cambridge School of Weston, a residence hall at Framingham State University and a residence and dining facility at Worcester State University. She is currently managing the renovation of Miller and Houston Halls at Tufts University.

Phil Brault has been with Consigli for more than 11 years and has overseen some of the companies most challenging and complex historic restoration projects including the New York State Capital building, the Boston Public Library Central Library and the renovation and expansion of Harvard University's Gore Hall. Brault is currently managing construction of a four-building complex at the Tanglewood Music Center in the Berkshires. He holds a bachelor's degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. from Northeastern.

BWiC Profile Featuring Shakil Linda Oba, Steward Local 328
A seasoned Steward, she has paid her dues and continues to advocate for women in her field. 
It is through the exemplary efforts of skilled trades women like Linda of reaching industry goals of 20% by 2020 will become a reality.



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  • Accelerate career advancement
  • Take on new challenges and responsibilities
  • Improve job performance, efficiency and productivity
  • Learn current best practices
  • Win work with existing and new clients
  • Add greater value in your company


Celebrating the most exemplary women
in Construction who demonstrate
leadership, generosity, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their career,
colleagues and industry!

Awards luncheon (WIC week) March 6th
at the Seaport Hotel, Lighthouse Ballroom.
Hosted by Aurora Cammarata
Director of Business Development,
Nelson Architects with opening remarks by
Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

Sponsorship Opportunities are available.

BWiC and The BSA Present:
Friday, January 19, 2018 | The BSA, 290 Congress Street, Boston

Join us as our highly experienced panelists share best practices on specific processes between the owner, owner's rep, architect, engineer and G.C. that  lead to successful outcomes.

Moderated by:
Susan Gray, National Director of Marketing and Work Acquisition, Shawmut Design & Construction.

(L to R) Christy Murphy, Sr. P.M., Compass Project Management | Paul Comeau, Principal, IA Interior Architects | Mike Quigley, Principal, W.B. Engineers+Consultants | Stacy Roman, Sr. P.M. , Commodore Builders

Building Excellence Series with Fran Colantonio, President & CEO, Colantonio, Inc.
February 16, 2018 | 7:30-9:30 a.m. | Preti Flaherty, 60 State Street, Boston

Join us for an intimate conversation with Fran Colantonio, President & CEO, Colantonio, Inc. Fran started the firm in 1978 as a carpenter with a background in industrial engineering management.  He has steadily grown the business into a successful, self-performing general contractor and construction management firm with 45 employees.


Winter 2018 Lean Construction Program Series Units 1-7
January 5th through March 9th|7:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

This is a certificate program that 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 and be able to sit for an exam to earn AGC's Certificate of Management - Lean Construction (CM-LC) credential. 

OSHA 30 Hour Training
January 24, 2018 | 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | AGC Conference Center

OSHA 30-hour training is the primary method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards.

Sponsored by:

Fall Protection Competent Person Certification Course
February 5 & 6, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | Marr Crane & Rigging Yard, S. Boston

The Fall Protection Competent Person course is designed for anyone who is working at heights, decision makers and supervisors who are responsible for answering questions about fall protection. (Space is limited to 12 students)

OTI 502 Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers
February 12 &13, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. | February 14, 2018 | 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
AGC MA Conference Center

This course is the update required every four (4) years for OSHA Authorized Construction Outreach Trainers in order to remain an outreach trainer. If your card has expired more than 90 days, you must retake the OSHA 500 course, examination and performance critique to be reauthorized.


CM-Lean Exam
February 21 , 2018 | 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

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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