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The 2017 November elections in Virginia brought unexpected results.  Governor-elect Ralph Northam won a solid victory and helped propel Lt. Governor-elect Justin Fairfax and re-elect Attorney General Mark Herring into all three state-wide offices.  What has surprised most is – which party will control the House of Delegates in 2018!  As of this writing ONE vote, just one - has made the difference on who will chair all the committees and control the flow of legislation in Virginia.

AGCVA has been busy working with newly elected officials providing information on the key issues impacting the commercial construction industry.  AGC will push for legislation that will not force GC’s into waiving mechanics liens prior to signing a contract.  Workforce solutions will be front and center since Governor-elect Ralph Northam made this a pillar of his campaign for election.  Protecting Virginia’s Historic Tax Credits will also be a focus area since the tax credit has been a target for elimination or reduction the recently.  We will provide regular updates as Session continues.

 

  

Provided by:  Kenneth D. Simonson, Chief Economist, AGC of America
“70% of contractors surveyed said they are having difficulty filling craft positions” 
Here are some of the questions that are addressed in the article:
• What are the some of the changes you have seen in the construction industry? 
• What do you think is the reason for chronic labor shortage in the industry? 
• Can you take us through some important findings of the national workforce survey? 
• What do you think are the reasons for low uptake of technological solutions? 
• What are the applications of BIM to construction?

  

A unique opportunity to partner with DGS leadership 
Our Purpose:   ACE Virginia, a joint venture of the American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors & American Council of Engineering Companies of VA (AIAVA, AGCVA & ACECVA), offers opportunities to educate and promote best practices of the design and construction industry to our members, owners and developers (both public and private) and the general public. 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018   -  Omni Richmond Hotel  -  3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  

Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) is a nonprofit construction organization. We partner with the highest-quality NGOs and domestic nonprofit organizations to design and build structures which increase our partners’ capacity to do great work. We connect skilled volunteers from the design and construction industries with opportunities to use their professional skills for a good cause. 

Interested in volunteering your electrical skills on a BGF job site in Nicaragua? Building Goodness Foundation has a partial scholarship available for a volunteer electrician to travel to work on the Bridges to Community Regional Health Clinic in Hormiguero, Nicaragua, February 17th-25th, 2018. 

For information contact Lindsay Goodrich at lgoodrich@buildinggoodness.org 434-973-0993.

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Legislative & Legal
  

Provided by:  AGC of America - December 20, 2017
The chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of America, Stephen E. Sandherr, released the following statement regarding final passage of federal tax reform:  On Dec 20th, Congress passed comprehensive tax reform legislation that will lower rates, spur economic growth and impact construction businesses for years to come. (chart details here for final bill)

Celebrating 65 years!
Perry Engineering Co Inc
With 65 years of experience, we at Perry Engineering Company Inc. have dedicated our efforts to satisfying the needs of our customers! We offer complete site delvelopement for industrial, commercial, residential , and civil public works!
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Workforce Development
  

Provided by:  The Roanoke Times December 14, 2017
Chris Head wants to invent a new type of school.  He wants to create a Governor’s School for career and technical education. Virginia has had Governor’s Schools for academically-gifted students since the 1970s, a creation of Gov. Linwood Holton’s administration, if you’re inclined to give credit.

  

The Business and Education Roundtable is an event organized by the Goochland County Public Schools in cooperation with Goochland County’s Office of Economic Development and the Goochland Chamber of Commerce to provide dialog and information exchange between stakeholders here in Goochland County.

  

Provided by:  Charlottesville Tomorrow - Friday, December 08, 2017
Students at Western Albemarle High School recently built a fully functioning tiny house — a 276-square-foot home designed for an individual or a couple.

Kevin Matheny’s shop class at WAHS devoted a full year to building the tiny house. The AGCVA Piedmont District & AGCVA’s Virginia Construction Industry Educational Foundation each supported the project with a $3,000 grant. Many local building supply companies donated materials for the house, as well. 

   
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Safety

ATTENTION General Contractors & Subcontractors

The NASA forms have been mailed out.  The AGCVA has won this award 20 years in a row due to YOU.  It is a quick form to fill out the information comes from the OSHA 300A Logs.  Questions?  Sheila Collins 804.364.5504 x211

 

Calendar & Events
  

January 18-21, 2018
OMNI Homestead 

Star-Spangled BASH 
Music Provided by:  Liquid Pleasure 

Wednesday, January 31, 2018    AGCVA Headquarters    7:30 am -10:00 am
SPEAKER:  Buddy Hiatt, President - Delta Leadership - Crestcom Richmond
"Communication takes many forms which we've all been educated in...mostly...right?  From a young age we are taught how to read properly to understand the world around us.  We are taught how to write effectively so we can communicate our thoughts, too.  But how many of us have ever been given any training on how to effectively listen? 

  

(Piedmont District)
VOSH and UVA-FM are partnering to offer a free OSHA 10hr Construction in both Spanish and English. The courses will be held at UVA (Charlottesville), at the Zehmer Hall and it will take place over two days on February 22-23. For More Information:  marta.fernandes@doli.virginia.gov

  

Make your plans to attend the 99th Annual AGC Convention, February 26-28, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  Come celebrate 100 years of construction, cultivate new ideas and partners, see and hear the latest in construction innovation, and leave with the tools to take your business to the next level.  Come join your fellow construction industry colleagues and benefit from the over $100 Billion worth of experience present as well as take part in 18 education sessions, 4 division sessions and meetings, 2 plenary sessions, and 2 awards ceremonies featuring the very best in the construction industry.  The AGC Convention is your opportunity to get plugged into the past, present and future of your industry. 

Member News
  

Congratulations to Geoff Bean, LEED AP BD+C, on being named the 2018 AGC of Virginia Tidewater President! The announcement was made during the AGC Christmas party, where Geoff also received an Outstanding Achievement Award for his leadership of the Membership Committee in 2017. 

 

 

  

Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that the firm has been named to the BTI Client Service A-Team for 2018. BTI Consulting Group annually recognizes law firms with the A-Team distinction for “delivering the absolute best levels of client service on a consistent basis.” According to BTI, corporate counsels often use this ranking as the “gold standard” for measuring law firms’ client service. 

  

Provided by:  The Roanoke Times - December 15, 2017
Roanoke-based accounting firm Brown, Edwards & Company, L.L.P. is merging with West Virginia firm Gibbons &Kawash, A.C., effective Jan. 1.The merger will create one of the largest certified public accounting offices in West Virginia, according to a news release from Brown Edwards, which runs nine offices across Virginia, West Virginia and Tennessee.

New General Contractor Member
Tidewater District
Atlantic Marine Construction Co., Inc.
3465 Chandler Creek Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
Phone: (757) 362-0023
Fax: (757) 362-0024
Contact:  Bruce Exum
Specialty:  Construction & Renovation: Government

New Subcontractor Member
Central District
Diversified Industrial Rigging, LLC
7780 Wards Road
Lynchburg, VA 24503
Phone: (336) 213-9034
Contact:  Nick Leveski
Specialty:  Rigging, Industrial Maintenance, Millwright, Plant Maintenance, Steel Erectors, Welding
http://www.diversifiedrigging.com/

New Subcontractor Member
Tidewater District
Alaric Corporation
1333 Ingleside Rd #200
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 965-2175 
Fax:  (757) 965-2179 
Contact:  Chris Fevrier
Specialty:  Acoustical Contractors, Drywall Contractors, Metal Stud Framing
http://alaric21.com


New Service/Supplier Member
Richmond District
Systematic Engineering
3803 Barn Owl Lane, Suite 4A
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (703) 431-6809
Contact:  Jesse Wastler
Specialty:  Engineering: Structural, Engineering Consultants, Engineering Design
http://www.systematicengineering.com


New Service/Supplier Member
Tidewater District
Blade Benefit Consulting
PO Box 1472
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451
Phone: (757) 422-8880
Fax: (757) 425-8666
Contact:  Brandon Beavers
Specialty:  Employee Benefits & Retirement Planning, Business Consulting, Employee Benefits, HR & Pension Administration, Insurance, Payroll Services
http://www.bladebc.com


New Educational Member
Richmond District
Delta Leadership - Crestcom Richmond
2551 Brookstone Lane
Richmond, VA 23233
Phone: (804) 405-2551
Contact:  Buddy Hiatt
Specialty:  Education & Training
http://crestcomleadership.com


New Educational Member
Valley District
Triplett Business & Technical Institute
6375 Main Street
Mt. Jackson, VA 22842
Phone: (540) 477-3161
Fax: (540) 477-2402
Contact:  Connie Pangle
Specialty:  Education & Training