AGC’s Education & Research Foundation – Grant Proposals

Last week members of the AGC’s Education & Research Foundation, (Rupert Kotze, Rick Schmidt, Jim Parks, Steve Freckmann, Josh Halvorsen and Mike Fabishak) hosted representatives from Marquette University, MSOE and UWM for research grant proposals to help usher in a new era of hands-on construction-related tools in higher education.

The AGC-GM Education & Research Foundation was founded as a philanthropic organization in the 1970’s to promote construction industry education and research efforts. Since it was established, the E&R Foundation Board of Directors has awarded over $1 million in grants and scholarships to local schools and universities throughout southeastern Wisconsin.  Additionally, the E&R Foundation provides research and development funding for initiatives related to the wellbeing and advancement of the construction industry.

The AGC has long been an invaluable educational resource for our industry.  With CLC student chapters at MSOE, Marquette University, and UWM we help support the next generation of leaders via networking opportunities and local project tours.

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Highrise Building Boom Continues with Milwaukee CCRC Project

Less than a decade ago, Saint John’s on the Lake constructed a new 21-story tower on its urban campus just north of downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Now, the nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is about ready to start construction on another tower, this one to be even taller at 22 stories.

The project is part of a trend of high-rise senior living buildings going up in large and mid-size cities around the country. New York City; Washington, D.C.; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; and Tempe, Arizona are among the metro areas where senior living buildings will be altering the skylines.

Demand for urban senior living is on the upswing, and Saint John’s on the Lake has experienced this firsthand. Its 21-story South Tower opened in 2011 and was full by 2012; the CCRC’s waitlist has grown consistently since then, President and CEO Renee Anderson told Senior Housing News.

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New AGC Education Program – Building Enclosure – Exceed your Owner’s Project Requirements

An owner may have several project requirements, ranging from energy efficiency and environmental concerns, to durability and sustainability. Meeting these and other priorities requires you to establish a and follow a process on every project. That is why the AGC of Greater Milwaukee is teaming up with industry experts to bring you a program on Building Enclosure Commissioning.

Building Enclosure Commissioning is a holistic approach that endeavors to ensure that the exterior enclosure of a building meets or exceeds the owner’s project requirements. This program will help you establish a framework that you can apply to your projects, beginning at the predesign phase, all the way to post-occupancy considerations. With ever increasing expectations by owners, this program is a must for any contractor looking to stay ahead of the curve.

Class is held at ACG-GM’s downtown office March 13, 4-6 PM.

For more information or to register for one of our program, contact our Education Director, Kim Jalalian at or (414) 778-4100.

Foxconn to Create North American Headquarters in Downtown Milwaukee

Foxconn Technology Group is coming to downtown Milwaukee with plans to buy a seven-story office building — giving it space for potentially hundreds of employees.

Foxconn has agreed to buy the 132,800-square-foot building at 611 E. Wisconsin Ave. from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. for an undisclosed price, it was announced Monday.

The building will apparently be Foxconn’s North American headquarters, one source said. Along with its future Mount Pleasant factories, the company also has a small research operation in Harrisburg, Pa.

“They’re obviously going to be widening their footprint in this country,” said the source, who asked not to be identified.

Foxconn estimates it will have…

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