Record Numbers Attending AGC Trainings

Over the last month the AGC has been seeing incredible member participation at our classes and training sessions. We are pleased to say that with only a month into the fall semester we’ve been able to train over 100 construction professionals. We love seeing this amount of participation from our members and their commitment to the professional development of their employees.

Our AGC Milwaukee offices have been host to a number of different classes this semester like the Supervisory Training Program (STP), Lean Construction and Opioid Abuse in Construction. One class we were especially proud of was the Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) program. The AGC of America chose us, AGC-GM, to be the first to host this inaugural program. The CSF program provided front-line management a path to develop the knowledge and skills to boost communication, teamwork and operational competence to improve organizational project performance.

Along with our office hosting a number of great classes and trainings, our Safety Staff have been kept very busy, traveling around Southeastern Wisconsin leading a number of different classes including:

• STP-2
• OSHA 30 Hour
• First Aid/CPR
• Flagger Training
• OSHA 10 Hour for Mindful Staffing
• Rough Terrain Forklift Operator Certification
• OSHA Inspection Protocol
• Fire Extinguisher Training

For more information on the AGC of Greater Milwaukee’s Rent-a-Safety Director Program, contact Dan Burazin, AGC-GM Safety Director, at 414-778-4100 or email dburazin@agc-gm.org

New Course, Construction Supervision Fundamentals, was a Great Success!

Construction Supervision FundamentalsThis past week we kicked off a brand new course, the Construction Supervision Fundamentals (CSF) program! CSF provides front-line management with a path to develop communication, teamwork and operational competence, improving organizational project performance. We’d like to thank the AGC of America for choosing our chapter to host this three-day course and for their support of our mission to develop the next generation of construction leaders.

Held October 3-5 at our Milwaukee office, the three day, 25-hour, instructor-led course was designed for brand new supervisors and structured as classroom sessions that focus on providing the resources every supervisor needs to be an efficient manager of people, time, equipment and materials.

The course included highly interactive sessions that incorporate case studies, activities, group discussions and jobsite exercises for skill development.

The highly unique final session, Skills Development, focused on jobsite exercises for skill development where trainees review the completed assignments with company mentors, so that they can apply the skills learned in the course, evaluate progress, and create a path to advance their career.

Learn more about the educational courses we offer here.

All-Student Chapter Meeting Kicks off the New School Year

The AGC-GM’s Construction Leadership Council brings in the new school year with the CLC All-Student Chapter Meeting at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on September 20th.

The first half of the program featured an open networking session with construction professionals and over forty students from the local AGC student chapters. This networking provided an excellent opportunity for students to begin developing their professional network with Milwaukee’s largest General Contractors and Subcontractors.

The second half of the program featured a panel discussion with established construction professionals sharing their knowledge and experience of what inspired them to choose construction and what it took to become successful. Some examples of questions that were answered were:Have you thought about what your day-to-day professional life will be like after you graduate? How do you make sure you choose the best job for you? When there seems to be so many options, where do you begin?

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Check out more pictures from the All-Student Chapter meeting here.

Project Tour: Synergy at Mayfair Collection

The Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee’s Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and over 45 professionals and students attended a Project Tour at Synergy at Mayfair Collection on September 26th.

Located at the Mayfair Collection in Wauwatosa, Synergy at the District is a unique 450,000 sf multifamily/mixed use space with 290 enclosed parking stalls. The 6-story project has 270 apartments and features two outdoor rooftop courtyards with grilles, fire pits, cabana and dog run. Synergy also features a Fitness Center with tanning studio; a Wi-Fi cafe; a clubroom with gourmet kitchen and a Public Plaza green roof.

Special thanks to Berghammer Construction for leading this tour and allowing us access to their jobsite as well as Superior Masonry Builders and Langer Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. for sponsoring our networking event at ABV Social that took place after the jobsite tour.

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Check out more photos from this event here.

CLC Leaders Attend Leadership Development Conference in Washington D.C.

Leaders from our AGC-GM Construction Leadership Council attended the leadership development conference in Washington D.C. from September 29th- October 1st.

The CLC Leadership Development Conference brought together emerging construction leaders from across the country in various construction sectors to network, learn and share. This unique event was an opportunity to connect with fellow emerging leaders and construction professionals from across the country. This year’s program offered construction professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills along with providing information on CLC best practices and how to grow local CLC groups.

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Foxconn Purchases Downtown Racine Property as Part of ‘Smart City’ Plans Across State

Foxconn Technology Group on October 2nd said it has bought a three-story, 46,000-square-foot office building in downtown Racine and will turn the structure into yet another of what the company is calling its innovation centers.

The purchase of the building at 1 Main St., near the Root River, promises a boost for downtown Racine — and for one of Wisconsin’s more hard-pressed cities.

Renamed Foxconn Place Racine, the building will house a co-working space and at least 125 company employees, and will serve as a model for Foxconn’s “smart cities” program, said Alan Yeung, the firm’s director of U.S. strategic initiatives.

Much of the building stands vacant. The entire second floor is inaccessible to the public. The principal tenants are branches of BMO Harris bank and the…Read full article here.