AGCVA eBulletin
Industry News
  

Jeffrey N. Lighthiser, PE, of Draper Aden Associates has been elected 2018-2019 President of The American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia (ACEC/VA). Lighthiser served on ACEC Virginia’s Government Affairs, Membership and Education Committees and served in different roles on the Board of Directors. Providing education to engineers in the industry is one of Lighthiser’s main goals as president of ACEC/VA.

  

AGC of America and JLT are proud to support and recognize the nation's most innovative projects and talented contractors, as well as the excellent partnering and charitable efforts of the AGC chapters. For more information about AGC’s project award programs, please visit our awards page.  
All entries for all competitions must be submitted by 11:59 PM ET on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Provided by: Inside Business - August 21, 2018 
Hampton Roads McDonald’s customers could soon be getting their Big Macs delivered directly to their tables.
Table service is just one of the improvements the fast-food giant and its Virginia franchisees are touting as they renovate dozens of stores with an investment of millions of dollars.  The renovation campaign, which will cost around $163 million in Virginia, will involve 250 Virginia locations, according to a McDonald’s news release.

  

Tuesday, September 25th
Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center (Lynchburg, VA)
3 pm to 5:30 pm   -  $50 per person
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.
Invited Schools: James Madison University, Radford University, Virginia Tech, University of Virginia

  

October 5-6, 2018
The Craddock Terry Hotel & Event Center
1312 Commerce Street   Lynchburg, VA 24504
Friday Night Reception - 6:30 pm
at the Home of Herschel & Margaret Keller
Board Meeting:  Saturday, October 6 - 9:00 am 
Primary Registrant $125 (FREE to All other Attendees (please list names)
Call 434.455.1500 to make your reservations.  AGCVA ROOM BLOCK ends September 21st

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Legislative & Legal

On August 13, 2018, President Donald Trump signed into law the 2019 National Defense Authorization Conference Report.   Included in the 2019 NDAA is the AGC-backed bipartisan legislation (See Sec. 855) that will require federal agencies to publish their policy and procedures on equitable adjustments to a contract, more commonly known as change orders, on any small federal construction contract out for bid, and require agencies to report on the time it takes to process these change orders. This legislation provides prospective federal construction contractors with the information they need to factor the risk and resulting cost of delayed payment for change into bids and offers to the federal government.

  

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Virginia War Memorial
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
$50 per person
Featuring Remarks from Speaker of the House Kirk Cox
Cocktails & heavy hors D'oeuvres will be provided

  

Monday, October 8th 
Country Club of Virginia (Tuckahoe Creek Course)
709 S. Gaskins Rd., Richmond, VA 23238 
Shotgun Start:  11:00 AM
Lunch Provided (pick up lunch ticket at registration desk) 
Social will follow the event with cocktails and dinner

 

 

   
BuildingPoint Southeast
      
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
   
Workforce Development
  

September 11 – March 7
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
PVCC Stultz Center for Business & Career Development
501 College Drive - Charlottesville, VA 22902

The Kickstarter Program provides construction 101 training to those interested in the trade. It is designed to produce a well trained, work ready, entry level field personnel with certifications and eagerness to grow.

  

Saturday, September 15, 2018
Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC)
3001 Meadowbridge Road
Richmond, VA, 23222
Noon to 2:00 pm

COME ENJOY LOTS of PIZZA & DRINKS
QUESTIONS? Jack Heisler, J.A. Heisler Contracting Co. jack@jaheisler.com
RSVP:  6PIC.rva@gmail.com

  

AGC Leadership Development Series
PROBLEM SOLVING 
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
AGCVA Headquarters
9:00 am to 11:00 am
Fee: $99 per person
Using blocks and nails we will discover a 7-step system for solving problems by identifying root causes, asking risk management questions and devising solutions.

  

SkillsUSA Carpentry Contest
Monday, October 1, 2018
The State Fair of Virginia (Blue Ribbon Tent)
The Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Blvd  Doswell, VA 23047
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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!
See our website for services offered
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Safety
  

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a set of 53 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to provide guidance to employers and employees regarding OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica standard for construction.  The FAQs are extensive and organized by topic.  A short introductory paragraph is included for each group of questions and answers to provide background information about the underlying regulatory requirements.  AGC has assembled a  four-page document with some of the clarifications and a PDF version of all the FAQs for members’ convenience.  AGC encourages its members to review all the FAQs to assist in their compliance efforts.

  

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Doubletree by Hilton Williamsburg
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
A FREE Pre-Conference Virginia BEST WORKSHOP

Would you like to: Decrease Workers' Compensation costs? Increase Safety & Health awareness within your company? Get more employee involvement with Safety & Health issues? Get assistance with hazard recognition and written Health & Safety programs?

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

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.

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
  

Jane Brasier has been named vice president for business development at the Virginia Beach-based architecture and engineering firm Clark Nexsen. Brasier will focus on growth of the company’s corporate, science and technology, education, and infrastructure markets in Southeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Her background includes business development roles with prominent engineering and construction services firms. Brasier is a graduate of Duke University and holds a master’s degree from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

  

Richmond-based public accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP has acquired Bethesda-based financial consulting firm CTS Capital Advisors LLC, expanding the company's transaction advisory and valuation practices while broadening its service reach in the Greater Washington.

  

Katie O. Jones, SPHR, SHRM-SCP has joined Schnabel Engineering's corporate leadership team in Glen Allen, as a principal and director of human resources, reporting to the CEO. She will drive human capital strategy, advancing core services of the HR function, and serve as the company's talent brand and culture ambassador.

  

Mitchell Wiggins is pleased to announce the promotions of Cody Johnson, CPA and Jordan Clary. They have been promoted to Senior Accountant in the Tri-Cities office location.  The firm also welcomes Ashton Reighard and Joshua Woodacre to the team.

  

W. M. Jordan Company announced executive appointments that prepare the company for its next generation of growth and operational excellence. 
Under the new structure, effective August 6, 2018, John R. Lawson, II, will assume the position of executive chairman. Ronald J. Lauster, Jr., will assume the role of president. He will manage the daily activities of the company with overall responsibility for corporate strategy, operations, growth and profitability.

Rita Ann Long, (wife of John Long, Lantz Construction Co.) recently passed away. Those who knew her best recall her as a lover of shoes, hats, purses and was always happy to open another bottle of wine with her friends and family. As a former first lady of the AGC of Virginia, she had many opportunity to share these loves with her friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, a daughter, a son, a stepson, a stepdaughter, a sister, six nieces and nephews and four grandchildren.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 937, Verona, VA 24482, or to the Rita A. Long Scholarship Award, which contributes annually to three different area high school students. Payment should be made to Breezy Point Homes LLC, 210 Fourth St., Shenandoah, VA 22849.

General Contractor Member
Richmond District 
First Class Contracting 
1700 Broad Rock Blvd
Richmond, VA 23224
Phone: (804) 264-9744
Fax: (804) 264-9746
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
www.fccgc.com

New Subcontractor Member
Richmond District
MMIS
14403 Heather Stone Drive
Chester, VA 23836
Phone: (804) 678-8799
Email: keith@mmis.biz
Contact: Keith McMichael
Specialty: Alarm & Security Systems, CCTV Systems, Structured Cabling: Voice-Data-Fiber Optics, Systems Integration, Wireless Voice & Data Communications

New Service/Supplier Member
Richmond District
Christian & Barton LLP
909 E Main St #1200
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 697-4100
Fax: (804) 697-6112
Contact: Perry Coburn
Specialty: Attorneys & Law Firms
http://www.cblaw.com