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ACE is a joint venture of the American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors, and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia, to educate and promote best practices of the design and construction industry.  On September 25, ACE had its final Joint Owner Forum of 2018 at the Craddock Terry Hotel in Lynchburg.  This session engaged our higher education stakeholders and decision makers from Radford University, Virginia Military Institute, and Virginia Tech.  The event was followed by a networking reception that allowed for more intimate conversation with the panelists.

 
  

Through total teamwork and commitment, on August 6, 2018, Perry Engineering achieved our goal of 1 million work hours without a lost workday injury. This journey took more than 4 years to achieve. It was accomplished through a multi-faceted approach including an increased emphasis on safety training for supervisory and field employees, implementation of safety suggestions from the field, employee rewards and recognition for safety accomplishments, creation of a strong safety committee with both management and field participation, frequent meetings with field-level employees to discuss work specific safety topics, creation of site specific safety plans to address the unique hazards of each site, increased inspections and prompt attention to identified problems, and thorough incident investigations to determine root causes and corrective actions, among other things. This would not have been possible without a total commitment to safety by top management which provided the funding, resources and time necessary to complete these tasks.

  

Join Joe Damico, Director of the Department of General Services, and Mike Coppa, Director of the Division of Engineering & Buildings, for an informational session on recent Code of Virginia changes to the Construction Management and Design Build procurement methods.

Two sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 24 at the Virginia Beach Convention Center in conjunction with the annual Procurement Forum. The first session (10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) is open to government employees only; the second session (11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.) is open to private sector attendees.

  

The AGCVA will be celebrating Careers in Construction Month in October. Here is a list of activities that we have planned. If you would like more information contact Courtney Baker 540.323.0311
October 1st - State Fair Carpentry Contest Competition
October 3rd - Mythbusters Webinar on Apprenticeships
October 18-19th - Mission Tomorrow

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Legislative & Legal
  

Authorizes Billions of Dollars for Corps, Drinking Water and Wastewater Projects.  On September 13, the House passed an AGC-supported water resources development bill that helps the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) maintain much of our nation’s water resources infrastructure. 

  

The Legislative Meet & Greet held by Richmond District was a successful event.  Many senators & delegates attended and networked with AGC Members.  The Speaker of the House Kirk Cox gave remarks about the upcoming session. 

L-R:  AGCVA CEO Gordon Dixon, Speaker of the House Kirk Cox and AGCVA Richmond President Taylor Brannon (F Richard Wilton Jr Inc)

 

 

  

SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
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
  

Tidewater AGC of Virginia is offering academic scholarships for the purpose of assisting students interested in pursuing a career in engineering, design, construction and related professions.  Collective awards may approximate or exceed $5,000.  Applications must be received no later than 5:00 pm – November 23, 2018.

  

NCCER is proud to help make the presentation of the exciting film, “Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts,” possible, along with The American Institute of Architects and The Associated General Contractors of America. Premiering October 1 on PBS (check local listings) in conjunction with Careers in Construction Month, the film recognizes the diverse opportunities available in the construction industry.

  

Alan Booth – winner of the M. Scott Bradshaw Memorial Scholarship for $2,500.00. Alan is a graduate of Monticello High School and is attending Appalachian State University and studying Construction Management. He is the first student in his family to attend college. Congratulations Alan!

Kyandra Rivera-De Jesus – winner of the AGCVA Piedmont District Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.00. Kyandra graduated from Fluvanna County High School and is now studying Biology with a Pre Med Track at Virginia Commonwealth University. She hopes to become a Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon. Way to go Kyandra!

Victoria Carpenter – winner of the AGCVA Piedmont District Memorial Scholarship for $1,500.00. Victoria graduated from Charlottesville High School in June with a GPA of 3.97 and will be attending Piedmont Community College in the fall. She plans to study at PVCC for 2 years and then transfer to a 4 year college where she will obtain a bachelor’s degree. Best of luck Tori!

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Supervisory Training Program (STP) 
February - July 2019    Unit 1 - Unit 6 (Pick One or All)  -  AGCVA Headquarters

CQM Construction Quality Management   
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - Norfolk, VA
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 - Hilton Garden Inn (Williamsburg)
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - Norfolk, VA 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - Hilton Garden Inn (Williamsburg)

LEAN Construction Education Program  - AGCVA Headquarters
Monday, March 11 to Friday, March 15, 2019
Monday, October 7 to Friday, October 11, 2019  

Young Construction Leaders Program  
May – October 2019  - AGCVA Headquarters

Project Management Program PMDP (Module 1 -5)  
June – October 2019 (Pick One or All) - AGCVA Headquarters

LEAN/BIM Exam
• Friday, April 12, 2019
• Friday, July 31, 2019
• Friday, November 1, 2019

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Safety
  

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: Decrease Workers' Compensation costs? Increase Safety & Health awareness? Get more employee involvement?  Get assistance with hazard recognition and written Health & Safety programs? 

  

SOURCE:  AGCAm Safety Matters 
The term "time is money" is quite literal in the construction industry. The constant pressure project managers and crews face to meet deadlines and stay within budget often causes safety to fall to the wayside. In 2016, out of 4,693 worker fatalities in private industry, one in five were in construction. Implementing each of these strategies can help improve health and safety in construction on any jobsite:

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

October 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th
Time:  7:30 am - 4:30 pm (every day)
Instructors:  Circle Safety
Location:  Blauch Brothers
911 Chicago Ave, Harrisonburg, Va
Price:  $450 members - $650 non-members 
(materials, morning refreshments, and lunch included)
Sponsor:  McGriff Insurance Services 
Comprehensive safety training experience, an introduction to OSHA policies, procedures and standards and basic occupations, as well as safety and health principles.

  

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

  

Wednesday October 17, 2:00PM - 3:00PM
What is the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993? What types of employers does the FMLA apply to? Who can take FMLA leave and for how long? If you find yourself wondering these questions, join Benefits and HR Specialist Barbara Jennings for this informative webinar!

  

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
AGCVA Headquarters  -  9:00 am to 11:00 am
Registration Fee: $99 per person 
7-step system for solving problems by identifying root causes, risk management questions and devising solutions. Workshop will include an ability to solve problems, understand how to apply a process for solving problems and explore ways to engage teams in implementing solutions.

  

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.

Member News
  

SOURCE:  Virginia Business 
Former Del. Gregory D. Habeeb will lead a new Richmond office for law firm Gentry Locke.  In addition, John G. “Chip” Dicks also a former delegate, has joined the firm as a partner in the Richmond office.  Habeeb and Dicks are launching the firm’s Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group, which will focus on regulatory and administrative representation, public policy advocacy, economic development and procurement, and strategic communications.

  

SOURCE:  Virginia Business
Eric E. Ballou and Megan Martz Gilliland have joined Kaufman & Canoles as of counsel in the firm’s Richmond office.  Ballou’s practice focuses on public finance, transportation and local government.  He also serves in a general counsel capacity to governmental entities.  Gilliland specializes in complex business transactions including public finance; local government; business tax; and general corporate business matters. She also represents governmental bodies on governance matters.

  

Matt Hemmis of Heartland Construction was featured in the VA Up To Code Supplement of the Richmond Times Dispatch.  Matt did a Meet the Builder Q&A article. 

  

W. M. Jordan Company announced changes to its senior management structure. These changes are designed to enhance and align its management structure with the company’s future goals. Today, the company announced additional executive appointments, effective immediately.

  

SOURCE:  Virginia Business
Gary Wallace, CPA, has been named the new managing partner of Keiter, a major Richmond-based certified public accounting firm.  In his new role, Wallace will oversee the firm’s strategic direction.  He also will continue as a partner in the firm’s tax practice.

  

Mitchell Wiggins welcomes Katherine Nixon, CPA, EA as Tax Supervisor in the Richmond, Virginia office location.  The firm also welcomes Sarah Baldwin and Jodi Gibbs to the team.

  

Glave & Holmes Architecture is pleased to announce Robert Parise's promotion to a Director of the Higher Education Studio.

 

  

The ranking by American Banker magazine included 85 banks. Towne, with 1,000 employees and 40 offices, began operations 19 years ago. It was listed as No. 1 for financial institutions with $10 billion or more in assets.  This is not the first time Towne has been recognized for its best practices and workplace benefits. It has been named a Best Place to Work six times by Inside Business.

New Supplier/Service Member
Richmond District
Acrow Corporation Of America
919 E. Main St.
Suite 1000
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 399-6766
Fax:  (804) 834-7630
Contact:  Sal Aquino
Specialty:  Structural Steel, Engineering Consultants, Engineering Design, Engineering: Structural, Shoring & Shoring Systems
http://www.acrow.com 

New Supplier/Service Member
Richmond District
InVictus Sales & Marketing
9060 Salient Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Phone: (804) 402-1767
Fax: (804) 251-1913
Contact: Paul Collins
Specialty: Design/Build: Electrical Systems, Electrical Contractors, Electrical Supplies, Engineering: Electrical
http://www.myinvictussales.com/

New Supplier/Service Member
Central District
Pinnacle Financial Partners
1610 Graves Mill Road
Suite B
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: (434) 485-0166
Contact:  Ryan White
Specialty:  Banking & Financing 
https://www.pnfp.com/  

New Supplier/Service Member
Tidewater District
Richmond Electric Supply Co.
3797 Progress Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 905-6287
Fax: (757) 461-7591
Contact: Neal Capps
Specialty: Electrical Supplies
http://www.rescousa.com

New Supplier/Service Member
Valley District
James River Equipment
98 Expo Rd
Fishersville, VA 22939
Phone: (540) 337-3057
Fax: (540) 337-1495
Contact: Zan Erskine
Specialty: Equipment Sales & Rentals, Construction Equipment, Excavating Equipment, Industrial Equipment, Landscape & Turf Equipment, Material Handling Equipment
http://www.jamesriverequipment.com/

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