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    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
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    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: Advocacy | Public Affairs, General Industry News, 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
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    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
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    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: Economic, Advocacy | Public Affairs, General Industry News
    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
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    Monday, May 14, 2018
     AGC MA is thrilled to announce Fran Colantonio, President, 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 the ...read more
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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: AGC MA News, Education, General Industry News, Member News
    Wednesday, July 12, 2017
    Bachelor of Science in Facility Management (BSFM) Program – Fall 2017  DO.LEARN.SUCCEED  Wentworth Institute of Technology College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) is pleased to announce the launch of a new degree program; a Bachelor of Science in Facility Management (BSFM) Program. The BSFM program are designed for working professionals that allows students to complete the degree ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Boston Business Journal Recognizes Waltham and Cape Cod Based Construction Company as One of the Largest in State     WALTHAM MA – May 17, 2017 – Delphi Construction, Inc. was recently named one of the 25 largest General Contractors in Massachusetts by Boston Business Journal. This marks the company’s debut on the list which is published in print and online each year.  Delphi owner and CEO, ...read more
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    Monday, May 22, 2017
    Lt. Governor Karyn Polito recently met with industry professionals and educators at the offices of construction manager Colantonio Inc. to discuss ways to educate schools, parents and students about the high-paying opportunities offered in construction and to dispel the negative myths surrounding the industry.   The industry is suffering a major shortage of tradespeople and professionals that ...read more
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