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This is to provide advance notice that the U. S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division will begin conducting a Davis Bacon prevailing wage survey in the Virginia starting
June 1, 2018. We will be soliciting payroll information on all federal, state, local and privately funded Heavy construction projects active at any time between March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018. Information received during the course of our survey will be used to determine the
prevailing wage rates to be paid on federally funded and assisted construction projects in
Virginia.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to participate in our upcoming survey. You should be receiving a notification letter with more specific information in the near future
along with a copy of our data collection form (WD-10). In the meantime, please visit our new web site at http://www.dol.gov/whd/programs/dbra/index.htm for more information regarding the Davis Bacon Act and the survey program. Our updated electronic WD-10 form including
instructions can also be viewed on this site.

  

Provided by:  Richmond Times-Dispatch - April 22, 2018
The estimated cost of replacing the General Assembly Building as part of an overhaul of the Capitol Square complex has risen by at least $24 million, largely because of a nearly two-year delay due to a political confrontation between then-Gov. Terry McAuliffe and General Assembly Republicans over expanding Medicaid.

  

Provided by:  SmallBiz Ahead – The Hartford – April 2, 2018
Hiring any new employee for your small business is hard. Hiring good construction workers is an even tougher job. But you can work smarter by looking for your new employees in the right places. 

  

On Thursday, May 10, from 2 to 3:30 pm EDT, Ken will discuss "U.S. Construction Prospects - Much to Like (Much to Worry About)" in a free webinar produced by ConstructConnect with their chief economist Alex Carrick and American Institute of Architects chief economist Kermit Baker. 

  

Jennifer Boniface will be the District Manager for Richmond and Piedmont Districts starting April 24th. Jennifer is a seasoned hospitality professional with a hotel career that began in the Baltimore area. She then sold for The Founders Inn & Spa and Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, the Virginia Beach CVB, and has held regional sales roles in the Virginia Beach market. She recently moved to the Richmond area and has been actively selling for the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Richmond District Honored at HomeAgain Dinner

The Richmond District was Honored at the HomeAgain Community Leadership Dinner on April 12th. The District thanks the sponsors that helped to raise a generous donation to the HomeAgain efforts.

HomeAgain works to end homelessness in the metropolitain Richmond area. The Richmond District is greatful to be a part of their success.

Thank you to the following sponsors: 
EMC Mechanical Services
The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
W M Jordan Co
F Richard Wilton Jr Inc

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Legislative & Legal

Provided by:  The Hill - April 11, 2018 
The House Ways and Means Human Resources Subcommittee will discuss the nation’s labor shortage this week.  As it does so, members must think about the shortage and the effect it will have on our ability to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure.

Provided by:  JDSUPRA April 13, 2018
The moment President Donald Trump released his proposal for a $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan, it left many legislators on both sides of the aisle with plenty of questions to answer. The most common among them, which we have addressed in a number of articles over the past couple months, is how state and local governments will cover the 80% in funding support the federal government is mandating they provide for any project.

Provided by:  National AGC – April 12, 2018 
On April 9, the Trump administration unveiled an AGC-backed “One Federal Decision” memorandum of understanding signed by more than a dozen federal agencies that establishes a coordinated and timely process for environmental reviews of major infrastructure projects.  

Provided by:  National AGC – April 12, 2018
A draft U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) directive would encourage the agency to concurrently process two related permitting reviews when a project needs them—Section 408 permissions under the Rivers and Harbors Act (RHA) and Clean Water Act (CWA) Section 404 dredge and fill permits—a priority among a number of AGC’s environmental review and permitting reform recommendations.

   
Roof Systems of Virginia, Inc.
      
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
   
Workforce Development
  

Virginia BEST (Building Excellence in Safety, Health & Training) is designed to encourage and recognize AGCVA members who voluntarily implement highly effective safety management systems to benefit employees and reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses and fatalities on construction sites in Virginia.  Our goal is for Virginia to lead the nation in a construction culture that exhibits best practices in safety and health management.

  

Provided by:  DailyPress April 18, 2018
The Navy needs support from Congress to expand its fleet, but it won’t get far without a skilled labor force. That’s a concern for Sen. Tim Kaine. 
The Virginia senator plans to convene an event in Hampton Roads in early June to discuss regional work force issues in light of ambitious plans. 

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Safety

Founded in 1995 Circle Safety & Health Consultants is a recognized leader in providing comprehensive occupational safety and health services to a wide range of customers. As part of their many offerings, Circle Safety & Health Consultants provides effective and functional Safety and Health Programsincluded in a Comprehensive Safety& Health Manual.

Safety Manuals are a critical management tool to define and communicate worker safety, health policies and procedures for an organization. They provide clearly defined safety and health processes and responsibilities which empowers management and workers. In turn, this fosters a safe work environment where supervisors and workers know what to expect, understand the processes and are willing to bring potential safety issues to the attention of others.

Cost:
VOSH/OSHA Compliant Safety Manuel: $4,400
VOSH/OSHA and EM 385-1-1 Safety Manual: $5,000
For more information: Sheila Collins at AGCVA 804.364.5504 x211

  

May 7-11, 2018
OSHA has announced the dates for this year's Safety Stand Down. This is a voluntary event that encourages employers to have a conversation with their workers about fall hazards and prevention. The week-long event is sponsored by OSHA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health and CPWR (The Center for Construction Research and Training).

   
The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
      
Peckar & Abramson, P.C.
   
Calendar & Events
  

7 Steps to Effective Delegation
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
AGCVA Headquarters
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Registration Fee: $99 per person
"Effective leaders make people feel they are at the very heart of the organization and make a different to their team's success."

• Develop methods to keep team members focused on results,
• Use delegation to build trust, commitment and confidence,
• Discuss redirecting time to priorities and productivity.

SkillsUSA during the AGCVA Spring Conference

Thank you for all the work that the following members put into volunteering at the State Leadership Conference for SkillsUSA Virginia during the Spring Conference! The Conference was a HUGE success for all the hardworking students and instructors involved; that would not have been possible without YOU!

Lauren Simone - W.M. Jordan Company                                              
Murphy Kerner - W.M. Jordan Company
Harrison - Virginia Drywall
Eric Greco - Atlantic Lift Systems
Taylor Malbon - MEB General Contractors Inc
Kenni Patterson - MEB General Contractors Inc
Will Crocker - Hoy Construction
Geoff Bean - W.M. Jordan Company
Brian Giblin - Core Assurance
Dainan Gibson - ServPro of Virginia Beach
Lori Walker - Atlantic Office Machines
Danny Lee - W.M. Jordan Company
Matt Gilroy - MEB General Contractors Inc
Scott Pritchett - Snow Jr &King
Lisa Witt - Cantebury Enterprises
Neil Wright - Merchants Fixture
John Paul DeMarco - The Capstone Contracting Company
Richmond District Young Construction Leaders Group

 

 

Robert & Tammy Lee celebrating their 27th Wedding Anniversary at Spring Conference

 

New River Brewfest Raised Over $9,000 for VCIEF 

This year marked the 2nd year VCIEF (Virginia Construction Industry Education Foundation) was the lead non-profit host of the New River Brewfest.  The New River Brewfest is an outdoor beer festival that showcases handcrafted beer and cider distributed in Virginia with live music on the beautiful grounds of Nesselrod in Radford.  Thanks to numerous sponsors, advance ticket sales and beautiful spring weather, attendance was strong.  Several AGC members purchased a weekend sponsor package that included on-site accommodations and meals at Nesselrod Bed & Breakfast. 

The Radford University Alumni Association was the lead sponsor and Specialty Beverage was the provider of all beverages.  The folks at New River Brewfest thought of everything including a variety of local musicians and shuttle service to several locations so no one had to worry about driving. 

Funds for this event will go toward programs and activities throughout the Commonwealth designed to attract and train skilled workers for the construction industry.  AGC along with VCIEF will roll out a new marketing effort called Build Your Future (BYF) Virginia.  This initiative will promote the careers of commercial construction to teens, pre-teens, their parents, their teachers and school guidance counselors about the rewarding and sustainable careers in commercial construction. 

 

  

Virginia Tech has multiple opportunities for general contractors and subcontractors to compete on upcoming capital construction projects planned for 2018. Come join us to discuss two upcoming projects: (1) The Kentland Farms Upgrade and the (2) Hahn Hall Undergraduate Lab Renovation Project. 
Richmond |Tuesday, May 15 – Virginia Tech Richmond Center
2810 N Parham Road - Suite 300 | Henrico VA 23294
4:30 PM to 7:00 PM (Project Overviews presented at 4:45 PM and again at 6:15 PM)
Light Refreshments will be served 

Member News
  

Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm’s attorneys were selected for inclusion in the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers® list, a national legal ranking. Attorneys were nominated by their peers and recognized for their outstanding professional achievement in several legal practice areas.

  

Phillip Jamerson of Jamerson-Lewis Construction retired on February 15, 2018. He contributed over thirty years of leadership, knowledge and experience to the company.  Kevin Hooper assumed the role of CEO, William Cook became President and Preston Craighill became Chairman.

  

Provided by:  Virginia Business - April 20, 2018
Old Dominion University on Friday announced plans to rebuild and expand the 81-year-old S.B. Ballard Stadium.  Construction on phase one of the $65 million project will begin this summer and end before the home opener of the 2019 football season.
ODU’s Department of Design and Construction is working with Intercollegiate Athletics and a design and construction management team that includes Moseley Architects, Populous and S.B. Ballard Construction.

  

OPEN HOUSE
We invite you to attend an open house to celebrate our new and improved location! Enjoy music, light hors d'oeuvres and a good time.
May 8, 2018
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
277 Bendix Road, Suite 500
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Convergence Center II
RSVP: 757.340.9777

Michael Thomas Laughon of Laughon and Johnson, Inc. in Bedford Va recently passed away. He was an active member of the Central District and involved in the success of AGCVA. He is survived by his wife of 33 years, a son, a brother, several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial contribution to VMI 319 Letcher Avenue, Lexington, VA 24450.

  

Robert Taylor Lawson (father of John Lawson - W.M. Jordan) recently passed away. He started a long and successful career as a partner with Bill Jordan in 1958. He retired five years ago, but remained Chairman of the Board until this past February.

He is survived by two sons and two daughter in-laws, one daughter, two stepchildren, thirteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and a brother in-law.

The family is making a donation to the Virginia Living Museum (524 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601) in his memory.

  

Susan Cochrane of Roanoke Engineering Sales Co. recently passed away.
She is survived by her husband, four children, two sisters, ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was a great help at Richmond District events in the 90's.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to NAWIC Chapter 141.

   WELCOME NEW MEMBERS   

New General Contractor Member
Tidewater District
Norfolk Dredging Company
PO Box 1706
Chesapeake, VA 23327
Phone: (757) 547-9391
Contact:   Dudley Ware
Specialty:  Marine Contractors, Excavating Contractors 


New Service/Supplier Member
Tidewater District 
Aerotek
200 Bendix Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 578-6766
Contact:  Emily Mathis
Specialty:Staffing: Technical & Craft, Staffing: Accounting & Finance, Staffing: Clerical & Data Entry, Staffing: Construction Laborers, Staffing: Project Management
aerotek.com 

New Service/Supplier Member
Tidewater District
Bowman Foster & Associates Inc
6379 Center Dr
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 466-7400
Fax: (757) 466-7887
Contact: Miles Evelyn
Specialty: Design/Build: Electrical Systems, Design/Build: Mechanical Systems, Engineering Design, Engineering: Electrical, MEP/FP Consultants, Underground Utilities
http://www.bfa-eng.com

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ATTENTION:  AGCVA Mail Address Change
Use Physical Address – AGCVA No Longer has a PO Box 
USPS will no longer forward mail sent to PO Box
11950 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059

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Send Press Releases to:  sheila@agcva.org