AGCAm Data Digest Vol. 18, No. 22 · June 11-15, 2018
Seasonally adjusted construction employment rose in 42 states and the District of Columbia year-over-year (y/y) from May 2017 to May 2018, declined in six states and was unchanged in Montana and Wyoming, an AGC analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data released today showed.
Provided by: bizjournals.com - June 15, 2018
Regulatory demands imposed by all levels of government add 32.1 percent on average to the price tag of a new multifamily project — costs inevitably passed on to renters once the building is complete, according to a new survey produced by a pair of homebuilder organizations.
The charges include fees, land dedication and the cost of complying with various mandates, like changes to building codes or development requirements “that go beyond the ordinary,” per the study released by The National Association of Home Builders and the National Multifamily Housing Council. The full report is available here.
July 20-22, 2018
NEW LOCATION The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV
Board Meeting: Saturday, July 21 at 9:00 am
Call The Greenbrier for AGCVA room block reservations: 855.453.4858
Another SOLD OUT ACE Forum took place at William Mary. Members came to hear and discuss the concepts and plans for future development from major higher education institutions on the eastern side of Virginia. The panel consisted of VCU, ODU, Hampton U, Norfolk State and W & M
ACE is a joint venture of the American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors & American Council of Engineering Companies of VA, to educate and promote best practices of the design and construction industry.
Provived by: Vandeventer Black - June 28, 2018
Teaming arrangements are becoming more common in the construction industry, particularly with the increasing use of alternative project delivery methods such as design-build and P3 programs, and as projects increase in size and cost. When two or more companies enter into a teaming arrangement1 to pursue and perform a large project, whether it is as a “prime contractor-subcontractor” team or a “design-builder/designer team,” the parties customarily execute a “teaming agreement” containing a general outline of their expected contributions to the pursuit of the project and their expectations for the allocation of work if the team is successful. Unfortunately, disputes can develop among team members when those expectations are not met. Companies contemplating teaming arrangements should understand what their rights are in the event of a dispute, or if the teaming arrangement is terminated after contract award. To that end, the Supreme Court of Virginia’s decision issued on June 7, 2018, in the case CGI FEDERAL INC. v FCi FEDERAL, INC.,2 is instructive.
Tidewater Leaders met with Scott Taylor and discussed the
Construction Industry in Hampton Roads and presented him a PAC Check.
From left to right - Justin Ballard (S.B. Ballard) Representative Scott Taylor and Geoff Bean (W.M. Jordan)
Provided by: AGCAm Construction Legislative Week in Review - June 14, 2018
On June 12, Senate Republicans blocked consideration of AGC-supported bipartisan legislation that would require congressional approval of tariffs imposed for national security purposes, including both the 25 percent tariff on steel and 10 percent tariff on aluminum. This comes on the heels of producer price index figures showing, from May 2017 to May 2018, a jump of 17.3 percent for aluminum mill shapes and 10.5 percent for steel mill products. The U.S. imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union on June 1 and are not reflected in the current data. Contact the president and your members of Congress to tell them to end steel and aluminum tariffs hurting your construction business.
Provided by: VA UP TO CODE June 26, 2018
Interview with: Courtney Baker, AGCVA Workforce Development Manager
Recently, while cleaning out a storage room at the Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA) headquarters, a coworker unearthed a workforce development VHS from 1996. After locating and hooking up the VHS player, we were ready to observe how careers in construction were marketed 22 years ago.
As I watched the video, it was quickly noticeable that our message has not changed. Setting aside the outdated clothes and the subpar audio, I was hearing almost verbatim what I share daily with people across the state regarding our industry – “Consider a career in construction: We have great pay – no college debt – flexibility – internal career advancement – and more.”
Your responses will help us better define the problem to elected and appointed officials, the media, educators and your peers within the business community. The more people understand the scope, and consequences, of a tight construction labor market, the more likely they are to act on the measures to make it easier for school systems, local associations and private firms to establish career and technical education and training programs.
Provided by The Roanoke Times - June 4, 2018
It’s a problem that gets noticed when someone has to call a plumber. It comes up when remodeling a kitchen or a building a new home. Or when a company needs to hire welders. Skilled tradespeople are becoming scarce. As a result, construction projects take longer and get more expensive. Private plumbing bills skyrocket. Hiring a carpenter becomes competitive.
Published by: The Virginian-Pilot - June 10, 2018
Heavy lifting was going on all around him, but intern Kevin Thomas was focused on his little corner of the Pinners Point. There was painting to be done. And the Pinners Point – a 1,400-horsepower, 55-foot tugboat owned by Crofton Industries, a local maritime construction company.
The aging workforce is heading into retirement, and by 2022, the United States will need 70,000 new people for its maritime fleet, U.S. Naval Institute News said in 2016.
Beware of Giant Hogweed - Don't Touch This Plant
A severe environmental hazard has been identified in the western portion of Virginia and in some other states. We are alerting our members who operate around vegetation of this significant hazard. Please see the attached photo/poster for more detailed information and what to do regarding the Giant Hogweed.
The Giant Hogweed makes Poison Ivy look like a walk in the park. Contact with this plant can produce 3rd degree burns and cause permanent blindness.
AGCVA hosted 1st Statewide Distracted Driving Seminar with DOL & Drive Smart Virginia.
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||Supervisory Training Program (STP)
August - November Unit 1 - Unit 6
TIME: 8:00 am to 4:30 am (each day)
August 30-31, 2018
Unit 1 - Leadership and Motivation
September 13-14, 2018
Unit 2 – Communication
September 27-28, 2018
Unit 3 - Planning Scheduling
October 11-12, 2018
Unit 4 - Contract Documents
October 25-26, 2018
Unit 5 - Improving Productivity
and Managing Project Costs
November 8-9, 2018
Unit 6 - Risk Management
and Problem Solving
The AGCVA Supervisory Training Program (STP) is a construction-specific training curriculum developed, updated and field-tested by and for contractors. Supervisory skill—or the lack of it—directly affects every company's bottom line. You make your money in the field, and STP can help you improve your organization's bottom line.
The comprehensive 6-course program focuses on the knowledge and skills that every supervisor must have to be an effective manager of people, time, equipment and materials.
Thursday, July 12 - Friday, July 13, 2018
TIME: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
11950 Nuckols Road – Glen Allen, VA 23059
This course will assist early-career project managers to distinguish between leading and managing, develop techniques for motivating and negotiating solutions, managing change, and broaden their awareness ethical standards and professional responsibilities.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Using blocks, nails, chain and some ingenuity, we will discover a 7-step system for solving problems by identifying root causes, asking risk management questions and devising solutions.
Monday, October 8, 2018
Country Club of Virginia (Tuckahoe Creek Course)
709 S. Gaskins Rd., Richmond, VA 23238 804/287-1330
Registration Opens: 10:00 AM
Shotgun Start: 11:00 AM
Lunch Provided (pick up lunch ticket at registration desk)
Social will follow the event with cocktails and dinner
BACK by POPULAR DEMAND
This Event is Rain or Shine
Jay Gauldin of TBS Construction, Inc. has completed Certified Graduate Remodeler certification. Courses in the CGR curriculum are designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a successful remodeling operation. The curriculum focuses on job cost procedures, accounting principles and basic contract law.
W.M. Jordan Company is proud to announce that we have been selected as the 2018 Engineering News Record (ENR) MidAtlantic Contractor of the Year. ENR is the leading publication for the engineering and construction industry. This announcement will be the lead feature in the August 2018 issue of the publication. This award reflects more than our success as a profitable company. It celebrates our culture of excellence, employee wellness and development, and giving back to our communities. View the full ENR Article here.
Williams Mullen is pleased to announce that Elizabeth O. Rafferty has joined the firm as a director of government relations* in the Richmond office. Ms. Rafferty joins the firm’s Government Relations practice after serving as the policy and legislative director for the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). She also served as an advisor for community development in the Office of the Secretary of Commerce and Trade under Governor Terry McAuliffe.
The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Robert Chambliss (“Cham”) Light, Jr. has joined the firm’s Lynchburg office as of counsel. Light will practice with the Business Litigation team.
The Virginia law firm of Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that Kelsey M. Martin has joined the firm’s Roanoke office as an associate. Kelsey will practice on the Employment & Labor team.
Congratulations to W.M. Jordan for celebrating 60 years of developing leaders, advancing innovation, and building community.
BB&T Insurance Services, a subsidiary of BB&T Insurance Holdings, will begin doing business as McGriff Insurance Services on June 25, 2018. The new name comes from affiliate McGriff, Seibels & Williams, which provides property and casualty insurance, employee benefits, life and pension plans, financial services and surety products, as well as specialty insurance programs. BB&T Insurance Services of California and BridgeTrust Title are not included in this initial rebranding.
Provided by: Virginia Business - June 13, 2018
Construction is set to begin in August on a new medical office building at the former site of a garden center in Chesapeake. Sussex Development will provide contracting services on the project.
Provided by: Virginia Business - June 13, 2018
Construction is expected to begin in a week on a new 193,424-square-foot residential facility at Norfolk State University. Commonwealth Architects, S.B. Ballard Construction Co. and Niles Bolton Associates have teamed up to design and construct the project. S.B. Ballard will be the design-build contractor, while the design team will consist of Commonwealth Architects and Niles Bolton Associates.
John Gregory of Gregory Construction in Manassas recently passed away at 96. Gregory Construction joined in AGCVA in 1959 and was a member for 56 years. John was a fine gentleman from a generation past, when class and character were important to the way of life. He received the Virginia Gentleman’s award which was bestowed upon him at an AGC winter conference at the Homestead by then Governor George Allen.
John is survived by a sister and a brother, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to one of the following:
The Flory Small Business Center https://www.florybusinesscenter.com/
The Freedom Museum http://freedommuseum.org/
The Lion’s Club International-Preserving Sight Foundation
New General Contractor Member
Holder Construction Group, LLC
2325 Dulles Corner Blvd
Herndon, VA 20171
Phone: (703) 796-4400
Contact: Tom Shumaker
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Industrial, Construction & Renovation: Institutional
New General Contractor Member
Prestige Construction Group Inc
219 Turner Rd
North Chesterfield, VA 23225-6415
Phone: (804) 745-0000
Fax: (804) 745-1557
Contact: Ken Jones
Specialty: Design/Build, Construction & Renovation: Churches, Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction Management Administration, Historic Building Restoration
New Subcontractor Member
Beck Roofing Corporation
2434 Cromwell Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23509
Phone: (757) 473-9010
Fax: (757) 499-3722
Contact: Dan Beck
Specialty: Roofing & Sheet Metal Contractors, Roofing Contractors
New Service/Supplier Member
United Site Services
17655 Polish Town Rd
Barhamsville, VA 23011
Phone: (757) 778-0618
Fax: (757) 566-1879
Contact: Jeremy DeProspero
Specialty: Fencing: Installation & Repairs, Handwashing Stations, Office Trailers, Restroom Trailers, Roll-off Containers & Dumpsters, Toilets: Portable-Chemical