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    Tuesday, May 28, 2019
    In a recent decision, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts (SJC) has held that a contractor seeking to enforce a lien dissolution bond under G.L. c. 254 § 14 need not record an attested to copy of its complaint with the Registry of Deeds. In City Electric Supply Co. v. Arch Insurance Co., the SJC vacated a decision of Norfolk Superior Court—refusing to apply the recording requirement of ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News, Case Study, Risk Management
    Tuesday, April 23, 2019
    Leonard brings almost three decades of experience, drawing from a diverse background which includes serving in the US Army Reserves, and nearly two decades on the Owner’s side, for Liberty Mutual Insurance.  His experience with, infrastructure, major capital improvements, utilities and MEP projects, and the management of a large team of professionals, makes him well suited for his role as Project ...read more
    Categories: Member News
    Friday, December 14, 2018
    On December 5th Berkeley Building Company Founder & CEO Emil Frei received a special award of appreciation in recognition of his leadership on the CLC’s  annual service day project at the Saint Mary’s Center for Women and Children.   The 2018 Service Day project was a significantly larger and more complicated undertaking then in years past.  Instead of freshening up worn areas of the shelter, ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Member News
    Friday, December 14, 2018
    Due to the continuing incidence of trench/excavation collapses and accompanying loss of life, OSHA has determined that trenching and excavating worksites continue to warrant an increased enforcement presence nationally.OSHA has long maintained that employees exposed to potential cave-ins must be protected before the excavation face is in imminent danger of collapse, because OSHA believes that ...read more
    Categories: AGC MA News, Safety Service & Training News
    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
    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
     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
    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
    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

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