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November 2021


Get Ready for the 2022 BWiC Inspire Awards!

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The BWiC 2022 Inspire Awards are designed to recognize and celebrate the most exemplary women in construction who demonstrate leadership, generosity, innovation, and unwavering commitment to their career, colleagues and industry. Award submissions open December 1st.

We are thrilled to welcome Luciana Burdi, Intl. Assoc. AIA, CCM, MCPPO, Director of Capital Programs and Environmental Affairs at Massachusetts Port Authority as this years host at the BWiC Awards event!

BWiC Awards Website

Milwaukee Tool Donation to Madison Park Technical

Vocational High School

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On October 28, 2021, as part of its comprehensive work force development initiative aimed at introducing high school students to the commercial construction industry, AGC MA in collaboration with Milwaukee Tool, donated a variety of high-quality carpentry tools and safety equipment valued at more than $15,000 to Madison Park Technical Vocational High School (MPTVHS)

To celebrate the donation AGC MA hosted a luncheon at Madison Park with guest speakers John Herald, MPTVHS Vocational Director; John Ferrante, AGC MA CEO; and Robert LePage, Assistant Secretary for Career Education, DOE. In attendance were Dr. Sidney Brown, new Head of School for MPTVHS and Alison Stanton, Vice President Community & Citizenship at Turner Construction Company, along with all 40 carpentry students.

A grant from the union carpenter, laborer, and cement mason employers through the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) allowed the AGC MA in August to introduce a group of seven educators to the commercial construction industry during a summer externship program, including Perino Watson, Vocational Teacher from Madison Park and the excess grant funding helped organize this donation to support the students at MPTVHS. 

Read the full article here

AGC MA & MCAP Scholarship Program


AGC MA and the Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP) give out scholarship awards each year to deserving individuals who are enrolled in a construction or civil engineering degree program.

The scholarship application process is now open for 2022. The deadline to submit applications is June 30. Please contact Kara Cady with any questions.

Scholarship Website

2022 Young Designers/Contractors Professional Institute


The revamped 2022 Young Designers/Contractors Professional Institute is back on the AGC MA calendar beginning on January 27th. There are twelve seminars from January to September. Each seminar is 2:00 - 5:00pm followed by informal networking.

Training and development are intangible but they produce very tangible results. Key participants’ outcomes from participating in the YCPI program include:

  • Improved ability to add value in their company
  • Increased skills taking on new, challenging tasks
  • Increased performance and comfort in areas that matter most for the company’s performance
  • Improved ability to develop meaningful relationships with clients
  • Increased understanding and ability to connect with other disciplines in their own company
  • Increased performance and comfort in marketing, business development and networking
  • Development of essential skills, e.g. communicating, writing, presenting, managing projects, managing finances, marketing
  • Acquisition of perspective resulting from interaction with peers from other companies, instructors, and interaction with contractors in the BSA Young Designers program
  • Increased focus, job satisfaction and motivation resulting from all the above
YCPI Website

2022 AGC of America Convention


Experience AGC Annual Convention, providing contractors of all sizes and markets the opportunity to gain a competitive advantage, help protect key business interests, make important industry connections, and prepare for industry disruptions.

The 2022 AGC Convention will be held at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas on March 28-31. The early bird registration deadline is November 30th.

AGC Convention Website


Safety Services Available


Safety is everyone's business! When something happens on a job site, it affects not only the individual but also every member of the building team—the building owner/developer, architect, subcontractors, and contractor alike.

Create a culture of safety in your company operations. It is an investment in the future of your firm and your employees. It can create healthier, more productive workers, decrease the likelihood of OSHA fines and costly litigation, and cut down on time loss and employee absences on your site.

Need help in developing a safe work environment or need some safety advice? Contact Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety.

AGC MA has regularly scheduled training programs and can tailor training to fit your firm's particular needs.

Other safety services available:

  • OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Trainings
  • Lunch and learns focusing on Silica, Fall Protection, Trenching and Scaffolding
  • Job site safety walk through and inspections
  • Safety program consultations/review
  • Emergency Action Plans
  • Safety Committee Meetings


Did you know that an AGC MA membership is firm wide? If your company is a member of AGC MA that means every employee of that company can take advantage of the wide variety of valuable benefits including programs and events, exemplary safety training, committee engagement and more.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to any one of our staff members at any time!

AGC MA Staff

The AGC MA staff is here for you!

John Ferrante, CEO - Ext. 114

Lisa Frisbie, Director of Business Development & Marketing - Ext. 115

Donna Scally, Director of Labor Relations & Employment Policy - Ext. 116

Chris Ziegler, Director of Safety - Ext. 112

Kara Cady, Operations Manager - Ext. 118

Mark Lyvers, Controller - Ext. 119





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Services include insurance, property management, and real estate.

45 Central Street, Peabody, MA 01960

(781) 307-7714


Anubis Waste Services is a mobile trash compaction business for your open top roll off dumpsters. Our goal is to maximize the amount of trash in your dumpster and reduce the frequency of dumpster pulls. Our truck will travel to your facility or job site to compact your trash to reduce dumpster pulls by 40% or more.

348 Cambridge Rd., #188, Woburn, MA 01801

(781) 281-6948


Zack Stevenson joins Elaine Construction as Project Manager>>

If you are an AGC member and have news to share please send to Kara Cady


BWiC Supports Girls on the Run!

November 20| Hormel Stadium, Medford


BWiC is proud to sponsor the 2021 5k for Girls on the Run!

Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, their program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most!

BWiC has committed to the $5,000 Happy Pace Sponsor and will offer 10 AGC MA member firms the opportunity to donate $500 which allows for your logo and link on the GOTR website, t-shirts and signage. Recognition in all email communications, volunteer opps and 5 (total) complimentary 5k entries.


OSHA 30 Hour Training

December 6| AGC MA


OSHA 30-hour training is the primary method used to train workers and supervisors on hazard recognition and OSHA safety standards.

AGC MA bring together highly recognized trainers and safety directors in the construction, legal, insurance, and regulatory industry for this program.

Safety Training Institute Sponsored by:

McLaughlin Insurance & Risk Management


BWiC Hits the Lynx!

January 12| Lynx Fitness Club, Boston


Experience Boston’s first Topgolf Swing Suite! The Lynx simulators are powered by the industry leader in simulator technology Full Swing Golf Simulators, the same simulator used by PGA Tour pros Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day for off-course practice.

Whether you are new to golf or a seasoned pro you will enjoy this night out with your industry colleagues for a fun night of networking, indoor golf, cool beverage and nibbles!


Virtual Lean Construction Program Series

January 12| Zoom


Experience Boston’s first Topgolf Swing Suite! The Lynx simulators are powered by the industry leader in simulator technology Full Swing Golf Simulators, the same simulator used by PGA Tour pros Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day for off-course practice.

Whether you are new to golf or a seasoned pro you will enjoy this night out with your industry colleagues for a fun night of networking, indoor golf, cool beverage and nibbles!



Massachusetts Construction Advancement Program (MCAP)

As a benefit to MCAP contributing contractors, MCAP provides a 75% discount on registration costs for training and safety services.

Check out the video and see for yourself!

For any questions contact Kara Cady at cady@agcmass.org.

Lisa Frisbie



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