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CAM eNews: Last Chance to Register for the Mid-Year Economic Forecast!

The Latest News from CAM
May 31, 2019


  • Last Chance to Register for the Mid-Year Economic Forecast!
  • CAMTEC's Upcoming Classes
  • CAM Connect: Doing Business Securely
  • Register Now for CAM's Tiger Game Tailgate - July 23rd
  • CAM Member Benefit - Save up to .12 per gallon at Sunoco
  • Tricia Ruby Featured in Crain’s Detroit 2019 Notable Women in STEM
  • Call for Project Entries - The 2019 AIA Detroit Honor Awards
  • Attention Scouts: Building Connections Scholarship Available
  • MDOT's Informational Bonding and Educational Program Meeting
  • Call for Nominations: Michigan Association Hall of Fame Awards
  • Leica Geosystems Opens Nominations for Carl Pulfrich Award 2019
  • OSHA Requests Information on Updates to Lockout/Tagout Standard


Last Chance to Register for the Mid-Year Economic Forecast!

Register by Monday, June 3rd!

On Thursday, June 13th,CAM and the Home Builders Association of Southeastern Michigan (HBA) assess the national and regional perspectives of our economy and how it is affecting our industry.

This year's Keynote speakers are Eric Bussis, Michigan Chief Economist and the Director of the Office of Revenue and Tax Analysis at the Michigan Department of Treasury, and Gabriel Ehrlich, Director of Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE) and Assistant Research Scientist with experience in the Financial Analysis Division at the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)

Tickets are $55 each, and tables of 10 can be reserved. Tabletop displays are available at $300 each and include one admission to the breakfast. Please email Ron Riegel at CAM for tabletop reservations or to become a sponsor for this year's event (248) 972-1110.


CAMTEC's Upcoming Classes

Thank you for supporting continuing education in the construction industry! Please see the links below for upcoming class information, cost, and registration. If you need further assistance, contact Kacey Lewis or call (248) 972-1133

Root Cause Analysis – Analyst Level 1 – Facilitator

June 12-13 – 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Learn current and proven best practices in cause and effect analysis from Sologic instructors, based on out team's extensive experience applying the Sologic method directly-to everything from major investigations, to recurring and systematic problems, to positive and proactive analyses. Click here for more info and to register.

Excavations, Trenching & Shoring

June 18 – 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Excavation and trenching represent one of the most hazardous operations engaged in by construction workers. This program is intended to educate workers and project managers about the hazards associated with and safeguards needed to protect workers during excavation activities. Click here for more info and to register.

Root Cause Analysis: Analyst Level 2 - Master Facilitator

July 16 – 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Master Facilitator training prepares students to lead complex root cause analyses and manage the circumstances surrounding high-profile events. In this full day of classroom instruction, students will cover advanced analytical topics and RCA program development best practices. Click here for more info and to register.

First Aid, CPR, AED

July 17 – 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Every job site is required to have someone certified in first aid. Are you in compliance? This course teaches the principles of basic life support for adults. Click here for more info and to register.

Additional Upcoming Classes:

OSHA 10-Hour for Construction

Recommended Practices of Safety and Health Programs – MTI Elective NFPA 652 – An Introduction to Dust Hazard Analysis Seminar

CAM Connect: Doing Business Securely

Is your business protected against the threat posed by hackers and imposters? Would you know what to do if your data was taken hostage and you were asked to pay a ransom? 

Join presenters John Holbel from CMIT Solutions and TJ Griffin from VTC Insurance Group for this information-packed meet-up and become educated on steps you can take to be prepared. 

Doing Business Securely: Cyber Security Current Threat Landscape and Cyber Insurance
Thursday, June 20th, 4:00 p.m.
CAM Headquarters

43636 Woodward Ave., Bloomfield Hills Cyber-crime is a business issue, not an IT issue. Learn how to protect your staff and their families and secure your digital assets with a complimentary risk assessment! Click here for more information and to register

Register Now for CAM's Tiger Game Tailgate - July 23rd

CAM members and their guests are invited to join us on Tuesday, July 23rd for another great CAM networking event! The evening kicks off at 5:00 p.m. with a pre-game tailgate party at the BSJZ Law Office at 1842 Michigan Avenue. The event includes:

 • Food trucks and beverages
 • Free parking
 • Live broadcast of pre-game
 • Shuttle service to Comerica Park
 • Ticket to Tigers vs. Philadelphia Phillies game, Section 116

Only $50 per person for game ticket and party! 

Tickets are limited - RSVP early. You can skip the game and join us at the party for only $30.Click here for full details and registration information.

CAM Member Benefit - Save up to .12 per gallon at Sunoco

We’re pleased to offer you a valuable member benefit: The Sunoco Fuel Card Program featuring exclusive Association fuel rebates, top-quality Sunoco Ultratech™ fuel, the convenience of broad card acceptance, and unparalleled customer service. With this Program, new accounts will save $.12 per gallon for the first six months*! Even better: With the collective buying power of your Association, all participating members can automatically earn the top fuel rebate regardless of your business’ own monthly volume. You’ll save even more time and money by using the program’s easy, online tools designed to give you complete control over your fuel-related expenses:

  • Set specific spending limits by hour, by day, by driver
  • Eliminate manual receipt collection and expense reimbursements
  • Fuel conveniently at more than 5,000 Sunoco locations (or nationwide with Sunoco Universal)
  • Protect your business from fraud with driver ID and odometer prompts at purchase
  • View and download reports that clearly detail every purchase transaction
  • And more!

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS MEMBER BENEFIT TODAY! Visit and a Sunoco Fuel Card Specialist will contact you with more information. *Offer Expires July 31, 2019

Tricia Ruby Featured in Crain’s Detroit 2019 Notable Women in STEM

A team of Crain’s Detroit Business editors has selected Tricia Ruby, President and CEO of Ruby+Associates Structural Engineers and CAM Board Member, as a member of the magazine’s 2019 Notable Women in STEM group.

Tricia was nominated and selected along with 38 other area women in STEM careers for her career accomplishments, track record of success in the field, contributions to her community and her mentorship of others. Read more here.

Call for Project Entries - The 2019 AIA Detroit Honor Awards

Each year, AIA Detroit confers its highest honors for architectural excellence at the annual Celebration of Architecture, scheduled for this September in conjunction with Eastern Market After Dark. AIA Detroit's Honor Awards recognize both individual achievement and outstanding projects from among our membership and within our region.

Click here to review the complete Project Awards Information Packet, containing the 2019 Project Award category descriptions, submission criteria, and other key information. Register your project by June 3 and submit your project by June 17.

Attention Scouts: Building Connections Scholarship Available

The Building Connections Scholarship was established to recognize Scouts, Venturers, and Explorers that have the expressed desire to pursue a career in the Building Construction and Design fields.

The scholarship is a $1,000 a year renewable scholarship, for a maximum of four years $4,000 to attend an accredited college, trade school, or university with a focus on building construction and design in some capacity. Applicants must be qualified and worthy graduating high school seniors or between the ages of 17-20 years of age.

Click here for full details and to download an application.

MDOT's Informational Bonding and Educational Program Meeting

Many small businesses face difficulty in accessing bonding and financing to grow their business. The U.S.Department of Transportation's Bonding and Educational Program (BEP) is designed to provide small and disadvantaged businesses tools and resources required to compete for transportation projects.

Thursday, June 19th, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
MDOT's Detroit Operations and Service Center
1060 W. Fort St., EOC Room, 2nd Floor, Detroit

BEP participants will have an opportunity to learn more about this program, procurement opportunities on federal and municipal contracts, and can network with surety, lending representatives and other small business resources to advance their business.

Click here to learn more and to determine if you are eligible for this program.

Call for Nominations: Michigan Association Hall of Fame Awards

Showcasing the best of the best in the Michigan association industry, the Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 hall of fame and individual awards through Friday, July 12th.

This award honors individuals who have excelled in the association management profession. The impressive work of your association colleagues deserves peer recognition.

For information on how to submit a nomination and the required supporting materials, view the call for nominations brochure.

Leica Geosystems Opens Nominations for Carl Pulfrich Award 2019

Leica Geosystems is calling industry-related professionals to submit their nominations for this year’s Carl Pulfrich Award, which recognizes advancements in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing and earth imaging.

Nominees will be considered on the basis of experience, activities in field of photogrammetry and remote sensing, and contributions to the advancement of all aspects of the earth imaging field.

Click here to learn more and to enter - submission deadline is July 15th.

OSHA Requests Information on Updates to Lockout/Tagout Standard

OSHA is requesting information on possible updates to the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) standard. The Agency is interested in comments on the use of control circuit-type devices to isolate energy, as well as the evolving technology for robotics.

The organization requests information about how employers have been using control circuit devices, including the types of circuitry and safety procedures being used; limitations of their use, to determine under what other conditions control circuit-type devices could be used safely; new risks of worker exposure to hazardous energy as a result of increased interaction with robots; and whether the agency should consider changes to the LOTO standard that would address these new risks.

Comments and materials may be submitted electronically here, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by fax or mail. See the Federal Register notice for submission details