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in the RVA up to Code Supplement there is a front page AGCVA article by Courtney Baker, AGCVA Workforce Development Manager

AGC Participates in White House Event to Sign Job Training Pledge
Provided by: AGCAm Construction Legislative Week in Review - July 26, 2018  
On July 19, the President signed an Executive Order that establishes the President’s National Council for the America Worker. The council will help develop a national strategy for job training programs with guidance from an advisory board of private sector and government representatives to help ensure the programs being taught in classrooms and workplaces are needed. The EO also included a pledge by companies and associations to educate, train and upskill workers through apprenticeships and on-the-job training. AGC was among organizations signing the pledge through our existing AGC chapter training programs, AGC of America safety training and our other training programs.

  

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The AGC Business Development Forum is a group of AGC members who are interested in learning more about business development in all sectors of the industry. The AGC Business Development Forum's mission is to advise AGC members of new market opportunities, to follow and report on trends in the construction market, and to advise members on the techniques and tools of BD. By joining the Forum you'll have access to other BD professionals from across the country in various construction sectors as well as publications, webinars and other BD resources to help increase the profit and visibility of your firm.
Looking for a way to get involved and recognized? Please contact Paige Packard today if you are interested.

   
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
   
Legislative & Legal
  

Monday, October 8, 2018
Country Club of Virginia (Tuckahoe Creek Course)
709 S. Gaskins Rd., Richmond, VA 23238 
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

Many Construction Accounts Would See Increased Funding Levels
Prior to leaving for a two-week recess, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a package containing funding for federal programs impacting highway and transit as well as drinking water and waste water construction projects, among other things.  House and Senate leaders intend to finalize funding for these programs and send a bill to the president for signature prior to the end of the fiscal year on September 30.  

Encourages Federal Construction Agency Transparency and Reporting
Provided by: AGCAm Construction Legislative Week in Review - July 26, 2018

The recently released fiscal year (FY) 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Conference Report includes the AGC-backed bipartisan legislation that will require federal agencies to publish their change orders policy and procedures on any small business federal construction contract (see Sec. 855 of conference report). This legislation provides prospective federal construction contractors with the information they need to help factor into their bids and offers the risk and resulting cost of delayed payment for change order work. The House of Representatives passed the FY 2019 NDAA on July 26 before leaving Washington, D.C. for the August recess. The Senate is expected to pass the legislation sometime before the end of the year.

 

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Workforce Development
  

CLC Cross-Collaboration "Featured Success Stories"  
The CLC Leadership Development Conference (LDC) brings together emerging construction leaders from across the country in various construction sectors to network, learn and share. This event is the only event of its kind for the construction industry. It is an opportunity to connect with fellow emerging leader construction professionals from across the country. The program this year is diverse, offering construction professionals the opportunity to develop their leadership skills along with information on CLC best practices and how to grow local CLC groups.

  

AGC of America's Brian Turmail speaks with President Trump, as White House launches new initiative to improve training 
President Trump signed an Executive Order today that establishes the President's National Council for the America Worker. The council will help develop a national strategy for job training programs which will help streamline and make existing programs more efficient and focusing them on employment outcomes, improve data collection and transparency on program effectiveness and a campaign highlighting in demand careers.

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

Congratulations on being accepted into the Virginia BEST - Level 1.  They have demonstrated effective safety and health management systems that meet or exceed performance-based criteria.  Achieving Virginia BEST - Level 1 shows your employees, industry and community that your a leader in safety and health. 

  

Would Rescind E-Submittal of OSHA Forms 300 and 301
On July 27, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the 2016 recordkeeping rule. This proposal would rescind a requirement that contractors with 250 or more employees electronically submit detailed information from their OSHA Forms 300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report), a requirement from which smaller contractors were already exempted.

  

Provided by: The Virginian-Pilot - July 13, 2018
Work rarely turns fatal, but some occupations call for extra vigilance. Virginia lost 153 workers on the job in 2016, up 44 percent from 106 the year before. Among them were 52 people engaged in natural resources, construction and maintenance jobs, the areas that accounted for the most work-related deaths.

Calendar & Events
  

Back by Popular Demand! Brown Edwards will be presenting a Financial Webinar Series. This information-packed webinar series will provide need-to-know updates, answer your questions, and better prepare your company for the upcoming year. Owners, accounting staff, and HR departments will not want to miss this 3 part series.

August 14th – What You Need to Know About Sales Tax – Scott Clarke
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QcSAu2EJRrmL7Aa2CpUyKA

Sept 11th – Show Me the Money – Billy Robinson
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6AbDKDSNS_mySoMpu4t9VA

Oct 16th – Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Matthew Von Schuch
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_so4VKbEtQv-tdSLcrT1nbQ

  

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 
Hilton Garden Inn
1624 Richmond Road - Williamsburg, VA 23185 
Both the Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Navy require that CQC personnel pass this training program as part of the certification process.  AGC has worked with these groups over the past eighteen years to provide this training on a convenient, reasonably-priced basis.  
A registration fee of $200/member rate and $300/non-member rate will be charged per attendee to cover the cost of the meeting facility, lunch, handout materials and refreshments.

Member News
  

Marsh & McLennan Agency (MMA) LLC has acquired a Rockville, Md.-based insurance agency specializing in construction.  MMA is the middle market agency subsidiary of Marsh.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1956, Insurance Associates provides commercial property/casualty insurance, surety, and employee health and benefits solutions to clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic.  It operates out of four offices in Rockville; Laurel, Md.; Towson, Md.; and Fairfax. The agency’s 59 employees will join MMA and continue to work out of their current locations.

  

In what longtime event chairman Bob Veith described as a “close to perfect” event, the 10th annual Powerboating For A Cure Poker Run based out of Norfolk, Va., didn’t just attract 71 powerboats and a combination of 240 participants last weekend. Organized by the Mid-Atlantic Powerboat Association, the happening raised $39,800 for the Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer organization and $5,000 for the Associated General Contractors Scholarship fund, the event’s two benefitting charities.

  

The United Rentals Lunch & Learn on July 26th. If you didn’t attend, then you missed a GREAT event, keep a close eye on United Rentals as they are planning on doing a similar event in our area very soon. They’ve got so much more to offer than the standard equipment that our industry uses every day, and they continue to add innovate products to their fleet to help keep our industry safe and up to speed. They also have an efficient means to collect data on equipment usage to help any individual client track progress and manage costs on their respective jobsites. 
Thank you to one of the Young Leader Executives, Taylor Malbon with MEB General Contractors. He was the brains behind this event and made this all possible for Tidewater AGC Young Leaders. Thanks Taylor! 
Provided by:  Tidewater Young Construction Leader President
Danny Lee, LEED AP BD+C - Project Manager - W. M. Jordan Company

  

Provided by: Inside Business - July 23, 2018
In an effort aimed at helping plumbing customers find workers, Newport News-based Ferguson teamed up with community partners to develop a nine-week, introductory plumbing training class.  Ferguson, the largest U.S. distributor of plumbing supplies, would often hear from its customers that they couldn’t find the workers they needed, said Melissa Hazelwood, Ferguson Cares manager.

Ferguson hosted a round-table discussion and found that Hampton Roads plumbing customers and contractors interested in hiring entry-level workers were running into challenges with work readiness and soft skills, she said.  So, Ferguson worked with the Peninsula Council for Workforce Development and community training partners to offer a free pilot training program — nine weeks or 72 hours — at New Horizons Regional Education Center at 520 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Diana Roberts Olmstead wife of Mark Olmstead (Vice President of MEB General Contractors) recently passed away. Diana is survived by her mother, her husband, two sons, one grandson, a sister and two brothers, and a brother-in-law.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: Virginia Tech Foundation, c/o Diana Roberts Olmstead, 902 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg, VA 24061. Donors please note O'Shaughnessy Hall Residential Learning Community on the check or letter when sending a gift.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

New General Contractor Member
Richmond District
Prestige Construction Group Inc
219 Turner Rd
North Chesterfield, VA 23225-6415
(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
http://www.prestigeconstruction.com

New General Contractor Member
Roanoke District
Charles Perry Partners, Inc. (CPPI)
10 Church Ave SE, Ste 204
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: (540) 795-5765
Contact: David Ahrens
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Churches, Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Government, Construction & Renovation: Healthcare, Construction & Renovation: Industrial, Construction & Renovation: Institutional
https://cppi.com/

New Owner/Developer Member
Tidewater District
Breeden Construction, LLC
560 Lynnhaven Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Phone: (757) 486-1000
Contact: Brian Revere
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Multi-Family
http://www.thebreedencompany.com/construction


New Supplier/Service Member
Peninsula District
C.S. Construction Specialties
7519 Dunollie Dr.
Chesterfield, VA 23838
Phone: (804) 548-9309
Email: jaime.coello@cscspecialties.com
Contact: Jaime Coello
Specialty: Staffing: Construction Laborers, Business Consulting
http://www.cscspecialties.com

New Supplier/Service Member
Richmond District
Gillies Creek Industrial Recycling LLC
4200 Masonic Ln
Richmond, VA 23223
(804) 222-8885
Fax: (804) 222-3216
Contact: Mary Hawthorne
Specialty: Construction Debris Removal-Recycling, Landscaping Materials, Recycled Materials, Topsoil
http://www.gilliescreek.com

New Supplier/Service Member
Richmond District
United Site Services
17655 Polish Town Rd
Barhamsville, VA 23011
(757) 778-0618
Fax: (757) 566-1879
Contact: Jeremy DesProspero
Specialty: Fencing: Installation & Repairs, Handwashing Stations, Office Trailers, Restroom Trailers, Roll-off Containers & Dumpsters, Toilets: Portable-Chemical
http://www.unitedsiteservices.com

New Supplier/Service Member
Tidewater District
PortRail Crane Service, LLC
3301 Mariner Ave
Portsmouth, VA 23703
Phone: (757) 286-7000
Contact: Heather Bennett
Specialty: Crane Services

 

General Contractor Member
Richmond District
First Class Contracting
1700 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: (804) 264-9744
Fax: (804) 264-9744
Contact:  Chuck Widgeon
Specialty:  Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Airline-Airport, Construction & Renovation: Government, Construction & Renovation: Healthcare, Construction & Renovation: Multi-Family, Construction & Renovation: Retail Shopping Centers
http://www.fccgc.com