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    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    This past September, the AGC MA Risk Forum held its third meeting of 2018and the Forum is quickly becoming an essential meeting ground for AGC MA members who manage risk within their organizations.  The Forum, chaired by Preti Flaherty’s Ken Rubinstein, was created to be a place where AGC MA members involved in legal, risk management, and safety could come together for an open exchange of ideas on ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News, Education, Risk Management
    Monday, November 12, 2018
    Massport has reached out to AGC MA to solicit intertest in filling two vacancies on its Designer Selection Panel. Representative of the Construction IndustryRegistered Architect, Architect Emeritus, Certified Planners by the American Institute of Certified Planners or from Academia  Scott Bates (Erland), the current Construction Industry Representative is finishing up his second two-year term. ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, General Industry News
    Wednesday, October 10, 2018
    Multi-Market Construction Management firm, Delphi Construction has broken ground on a new visual and performing arts center at Chapel Hill-Chauncy Hall School, a coeducational preparatory school located in Waltham, Massachusetts.   The $5.5M project designed by Costa Architects encompasses 9,000 feet of new construction integrated with a historically significant original building which will be ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News
    Tuesday, October 09, 2018
    AGC MA and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) grants $40,000 in scholarship awards each year to deserving men and women who are enrolled in a construction or civil engineering degree program. The 2018 MCAP winners receive $4,000 each in scholarship dollars:Austin Milesi from Adams, MA who is currently a Senior, pursuing his undergraduate degree in construction Management ...read more
    Categories: In the Community, AGC MA News, Education
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    MASHPEE MA—Multi-Market Construction Management Firm, Delphi Construction together with police department personnel, government officials, members of the project planning committee and project stakeholders celebrated the official groundbreaking of the new Dartmouth Police Station, a $9m plus new construction project on Tucker Road in Dartmouth MA.   The 20,000 square foot plus main facility and ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Thursday, July 05, 2018
    On June 22nd, 2018, AGC MA held its annual Safety Breakfast, sponsored by AON Construction Services Group at the Westin Copley to honor 34 members achieving excellence in safety for work completed in 2017.  Congratulations to all the winners!   The National Safety Award recognizes firms that have developed and successfully implemented industry-leading safety standards across its portfolio of ...read more
    Categories: Member News, AGC MA News, Safety Service & Training News
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Construction firms designate time and resources to safety programs, equipment, and coordinators, yet often neglect to plan for how to handle a crisis. Even with safety precautions and good business practices, accidents happen. How would you respond to a reporter asking about a construction incident involving your company?  A crisis or unexpected event that focuses media attention on your firm ...read more
    Categories: BBP Quarterly, Marketing/BD
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Should a construction manager or general contractor ever pose the following question to a subcontractor – ‘How can I, as a CM, improve your company’s safety?’ – the answer would likely take some serious thought.  Answering this question requires a construction manager (for the purposes of this article, the term construction manager will be synonymous with general contractor) to walk in the shoes ...read more
    Categories: BBP Quarterly, Safety Service & Training News
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    If you’ve ever been tasked with reading or writing a daily report, it may not rank high on your excitement meter.  Perhaps, so was reading Shakespeare in high school, as it is often difficult for students to find the relevance of the ancient script to their 21st century existence.  Yet, as we all eventually learn, Shakespeare’s writings contain timeless themes that have an undeniable lasting ...read more
    Categories: Project Management, BBP Quarterly
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    When a potential change on a project is discovered, reviewing the contract documents is often not the contractor’s first step. A contractor is typically inclined to focus its attention first and foremost on solving the problem. However, it is important to recognize that most contracts contain provisions requiring certain steps be taken by any contractor or subcontractor who intends to assert a ...read more
    Categories: BBP Quarterly, Risk Management
    Friday, June 29, 2018
    Have you ever worked on a postage stamp of construction site?At 110 Broad this concept takes on a whole new meaning. With limited space, approximately 110,000sf to be exact, we had the challenge of building 36 luxury condo units with 3,500sf of commercial space on the ground level. The challenge came when we had to find a way to provide a parking solution to accommodate 48 spaces. It required the ...read more
    Categories: BBP Quarterly, Case Study
    Tuesday, June 19, 2018
    In a case closely watched by the construction industry, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) has overturned a Superior Court’s decision barring any recovery by the general contractor G4S (the “General”) against the project Owner because the General had intentionally and falsely certified that subcontractors had been timely paid when they had not.  Although the decision overturns case ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News, General Industry News
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    Michael O’Brien, vice president and Massachusetts operations manager of Gilbane Building Company was named 2018-2020 Board Chairman of the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC MA) at the organization’s 82nd Annual Meeting at the Wequassett Inn on May 4. Mike previously served as 2016-2018 Vice Chairman of the Board.  AGC MA is an 83-year old not-for-profit trade association, ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News, General Industry News
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Congratulations to (pictured l to r) Paul James (BOND) and Andrew Wailgum (Murtha Cullina) on becoming Co-Chairs of the AGC MA Legislative Committee. Congratulations as well to Jon Rich (WT Rich) and James Apodaca (Commodore Builders) as new Co-Chairs of the AGC MA Chapter 149A Task Force.     The Legislative Committee works with the Staff and the AGC MA Lobbyist to review and formulate ...read more
    Categories: General Industry News, Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News, Member News
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    The Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (Mass DEP) has contacted AGC MA for input on how the agency can best draft and implement it new 2030 Solid Waste Master Plan. From 2002-2012, AGC MA had an active Environmental Committee that was a key stakeholder in the development of the state’s 2020 Solid Waste Master and active participant in DEP’s C&D Source Separation Task ...read more
    Categories: General Industry News, AGC MA News, Member News
    Wednesday, May 16, 2018
    Fran Colantonio, Chairman and CEO of Colantonio Inc, was recently named Vice Chair of the AGC MA’s Board of Directors for the 2018-2020 term.  Fran has been a member of the AGC MA for the past 35 years and on the Board of Directors since 2015.  Fran started his carpentry business in 1978, remodeling kitchens and building decks in his Newton neighborhood.  He has since grown Colantonio Inc. into a ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, General Industry News, Member News
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    The Massachusetts prevailing wage laws require that covered employees on public works projects be paid a minimum hourly rate set by the Department of Labor Standards (DLS). The prevailing wage laws apply to both union and non-union employers/employees. See G.L. c. 149, §§ 26-27H.    Below is a list of some basic prevailing wage requirements. The list is not exhaustive, and failure to comply with ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, General Industry News, Economic
    Monday, May 14, 2018
    MASHPEE, MA-April 30, 2018-Multi-Market Construction Manager, Delphi Construction, Inc. announced today the completion of construction of a new pressure test facility at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Falmouth, Massachusetts.   The project was undertaken to facilitate WHOI’s advanced work in underwater pressure testing with the construction of a new facility to house state of art ...read more
    Categories: General Industry News, Member News
    Monday, May 14, 2018
     AGC MA is thrilled to announce Fran Colantonio, Chairman & CEO, Colantonio, Inc., AGC BOD Vice Chair and Stacy Roman, Sr. PM, Commodore Builders, BWiC Chair, were recently nominated by the Charlie Baker Administration for their leadership efforts in STEM education and bringing a critical perspective towards aligning State and Federal STEM policies and programs. The official invitation to attend ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, General Industry News, AGC MA News
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Did you know that AGC MA has appointing authority or is asked to provide recommendations of qualified individuals representing constructors or the industry to eight State Boards and Panels? Here is a link to the list with current appointees.  There is currently a vacancy for an individual ‘experienced in building construction’ on the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority’s Designer Selection ...read more
    Categories: General Industry News, AGC MA News
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    A delegation from the AGC MA  Chapter 149A Task Force met with DCAMM Commissioner Carol Gladstone and a number of her staff on April 6 to discuss a wide range of issues impacting CM’s and Subcontractors. At the meeting, AGC representatives were informed of key structural and staff changes at the agency.   Key Topics discussed were: Status of DCAMM’s Disparity Study: Brian McPherson, new ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, General Industry News, AGC MA News
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Over 7,000 bills are filed for each two-year election cycle on Beacon Hill by competing interest groups. The AGC/Mass PAC (Political Action Committee) was created to advance AGC’s legislative agenda to advance & protect your interests at the State House. Specifically, the AGC/Mass PAC:   Enables AGC to contribute to candidates who support AGC’s legislative agenda on Beacon HillEnables AGC Staff ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, General Industry News, Advocacy | Public Affairs
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    In accordance with Article XVII Amendments the Board of Directors is recommending the following proposed changes to the AGC MA Bylaws, which will be presented to the Membership at the May 4 Annual Meeting.   Article IV – Government: Section 2: Adds two additional designated voted Board seats; the Chair of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) and the Chair of the Building Women in ...read more
    Categories: General Industry News, AGC MA News
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    BOSTON, Mass. (April 16, 2018) – Pinck & Co. Inc., a comprehensive real estate development and project management services firm, has announced Andraya Lombardi, CSL, MCPPO; Tom O’Neil, CSL, LEED AP, MCPPO; Alicia Toney, CSL, MCPPO; and Dani Letitia, Assoc. AIA, MCPPO, have received promotions.       Lombardi and O’Neil, who joined the company in 2007, were promoted from project director to ...read more
    Categories: General Industry News, AGC MA News, Member News
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    Effective 7/1/18, the Commissioner of Insurance has approved a general revision of MA Workers Compensation rates, applicable to all new and renewal policies and experience rating calculations effective on or after 7/1/18.  The attached WCRIB MA Circular Letter and ManualRates provide underling details of this approval and the resulting changes to manual rates, rating values and programs.   In ...read more
    Categories: Economic, AGC MA News, General Industry News
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Seventh master’s program for Wentworth Institute of Technology offers unique mix of classes, expertise   Wentworth Institute of Technology is pleased to announce the launch of its newest program, the Master of Science in Project Management, now enrolling for fall 2018. It is the seventh master’s degree program offered by the university, and the sixth in a suite of part-time master’s degrees ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Education, Member News, Press Release
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Charter Contracting Company, a Boston-based environmental remediation and civil construction contractor, received three National AGC Build America awards over the past two years. For calendar year 2016, Charter was awarded top prize in two of the 13 categories— in the Federal & Heavy Renovation category for its Muddy River Flood Risk & Restoration (Muddy River) project and in the Environmental ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    Shortly after the 9th edition of the 780 CMR state building code went into effect in October 2017, the Board of AIA Massachusetts hired a code consultant to capture, on a chapter-by-chapter basis, the differences between the then sun-setting 8th edition and newly effective 9th edition. With Massachusetts’ amendments included, the work of the consultant would cover the various changes found in the ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News, General Industry News
    Wednesday, April 11, 2018
    Delphi Construction, Inc. announced today that Director of Business Development Tom Howes has been elected to the Board of the Eastham based Community Development Partnership.   The CDP is a non-profit community development corporation and supports an array of programs that strengthen the Lower Cape community in the areas of small business development, affordable housing and environmental ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    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. Tribune Apartments are a 53-unit, affordable housing development in Framingham, ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, General Industry News, Member News
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    Jim Driscoll has joined Elaine Construction Company as a 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 ...read more
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    AGC MA and its member recently 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, ...read more
    Categories: Education, AGC MA News, Member News
    Monday, March 12, 2018
    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. The goal of this ...read more
    Categories: General Industry News, AGC MA News, Safety Service & Training News
    Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    Should a construction manager or general contractor ever pose the following question to a subcontractor – ‘How can I, as a CM, improve your company’s safety?’ – the answer would likely take some serious thought.  Answering this question requires a construction manager (for the purposes of this article, the term construction manager will be synonymous with general contractor) to walk in the shoes ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, General Industry News, Member News, Safety Service & Training News
    Monday, January 15, 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.   The filing includes significant rate reductions in Steel erection codes.  In addition to ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News, Economic, General Industry News
    Thursday, January 11, 2018
    In December of 2007, specialty contractor Abhe & Svboda, Inc. (ASI) entered into a contract with the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) to clean and paint certain sections of the Mackinac Bridge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.   The contract required the work be completed by October 30, 2009 with a liquidated damages (LDs) provision of $3,000 per day for each calendar day of delay.  ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, General Industry News, AGC MA News, Labor Relations News
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018
    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 ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017
    In partnership with The Blackstone Valley Educational Foundation and the ACE Mentorship Program, AGC MA has established a new pilot program “AGC MA/ ACE Building Future Leaders Program for the Blackstone Valley: An AGC MA Work Force Development Initiative”.  The goal of the proposed program is to educate and inform teachers, guidance counselors, parents and the public of the exciting and ...read more
    Categories: Education, AGC MA News, General Industry News, Member News
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    Harvard Business School Professors Lynda Applegate, Janet Kraus and Timothy Butler spent 20 years studying leadership approaches and behaviors of effective entrepreneurs. What they discovered is that when most people attempt to link justifications for success they typically focus on the entrepreneurial personality rather than the specific skills and actions of those who launch and grow their own ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    On November 7, an AGC MA delegation met with the House Ways & Means General Counsel to express its strong opposition to Senate Bill 1019 and House Bill 1005 “An Act Relative to Transparency in Employee Benefits Reporting in Private Construction”. Over half of all House members have signed on to the bill.   The legislation attempts to curtail the practice of misclassifying workers as ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
      On November 13, AGC MA facilitated a conference call between the Mass. School Building Authority (MSBA) and AGC of America Chief Economist Ken Simonson to discuss national and local school construction cost trends. MSBA is seeking a deeper understanding of the factors behind recent, unexpected cost escalations on their school building projects. The spikes transcend Chapter 149 and 149A ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    AGC MA joined five other allied construction organizations in filing an amicus brief to the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) this month to voice industry opposition to a lower court ruling adverse to the construction industry.  The lower court ruling turned on an obscure decision from 1906, which resulted in a contractor forfeiting $14 million in contract balance and ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News
    Tuesday, November 14, 2017
    On November 6, AGC hosted a meeting of the executive directors and legislative staff of 15 largest allied employer trade associations representing commercial design and construction firms in Massachusetts. This was the first such meeting in over 10 years.  Main objective: to underscore the power and influence of the industry when the groups work together on Beacon Hill. There was consensus ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Advocacy | Public Affairs
    Wednesday, October 18, 2017
    Multi Market Construction Management and General Contracting firm, Delphi Construction announced today their purchase of a 26,000 square foot facility on Bear Hill Road that will serve as the company’s new Waltham headquarters. The facility will house Delphi’s area operations along with those of Delphi’s sister company, Properties, Inc. a building services company.   Delphi is also increasing ...read more
    Categories: Member News, AGC MA News
    Wednesday, September 13, 2017
    The AGC MA Code Committee continues its effort to offer insight into the pace and short-term outlook of the construction industry’s activity throughout the state. AGC Code Committee Members:Author:Erik Simon, PH.D, Consigli ConstructionContributors:Mike Guigli, C.A. PretzerAdam Kreitman, Lee Kennedy CompanyMichael Yanovitch, Town of BrooklineTodd Fernald, Walsh Brothers, Inc.Joe Kelly, AGC MAClick ...read more
    Categories: Economic
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    On 5/2, AGC MA joined a coalition of public and private Owner groups to testify in opposition to ASM’s Indemnity legislation (House Bill 2369) at a public hearing before the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development. Please clickhere to see attached letter submitted by the Coalition that includes AGC MA, NAIOP, AICUM (Association of Independent Colleges & Universities), MMA (Mass. ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News
    Wednesday, June 14, 2017
    On 6/12, AGC MA testified in support of three AGC MA bills filed for the 2017 Legislative Session before the joint Senate/House Committee on State Administration:  Senate Bill 1710 & House Bill 3383 – “An Act Relative to the Fair Participation of Minority & Women AGC’s MBE/WBE’s on Public Construction Projects.”   -        Would provide the necessary changes to the current law to allow DCAMM ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Advocacy | Public Affairs
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017
    6th Annual AGC MA Service Day to Benefit St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children  Boston, Mass.— On Friday, May 19th for the third year in a row, more than 100 volunteers and 50 companies representing the Associated General Contractors of Massachusetts (AGC of MA) return to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children to repair and enhance the Dorchester campus.  The day-long project, which kicks ...read more
    Categories: Advocacy | Public Affairs, AGC MA News, In the Community, Member News, Press Release
    Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    The AGC MA Code Committee continues its effort to offer insight into the pace and short-term outlook of the construction industry’s activity throughout the state. AGC Code Committee Members:Erik Simon, PH.D, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mike Guigli, C.A. Pretzer Adam Kreitman, Lee Kennedy CompanyChris Scarvalas, Consigli Construction Jack Toland, Wentworth Institute of TechnologySamantha ...read more
    Categories: Economic
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Maine Drilling & Blasting Shares 50 Years of Success Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by: Lisa Frisbie Section: In the Community Print Send ShareBack L to R: Ted Purington, Jr., Executive Vice President; Bill Purington, President & CEO; Front L to R: Mitchell Green, Senior Vice President; Dan Werner, Senior Vice President; John Capasso, MD President; Tim Maynard, CFO; Todd Barrett, Regional Vice ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News