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ANNUAL CONVENTION

January 24-27, 2019

A Centennial Celebration

The Greenbrier
300 W Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV

Come and spend time with fellow AGC members

 

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150,000 square feet of space – 12,500 students – 150 exhibitors – 14 AGCVA members
That is what you would find pulling up to the Richmond Raceway Complex on October 18th-19th.  This year marked the 3rd annual career exploration event, serving middle schoolers from Richmond and its 8 surrounding localities.  SLIDESHOW:  Build Your Future

Mission Tomorrow, put on by the ChamberRVA, gives students, parents, and instructors an opportunity to weave through 5 floors of industry experts ready to demonstrate what makes their career so fascinating.  VIDEO:  Build Your Future

Special thanks to our participating members this truly would not have been possible without you!
Atlantic Constructors - W.M. Jordan - Baker Roofing - ColonialWebb - EMC - Johnson Controls
Old Dominion Insulation - Scaffolding Solutions - Shoosmith - Fire & Life Safety America
Carter Machinery Company - Draper Aden Associates - TradeCrews - DPR

  

Join us November 29 for great deals on used equipment.
Search our inventory at UnitedRentals.com/sale 

All Day Thursday, November 29
Great Deals, Catered Lunch
10374 Washington Hwy
Glen Allen, VA
804-550-2978 for details

  

Virginia’s Construction VOICE - The digital edition of Virginia's Construction VOICE - Volume 1, ISSUE 1 is available now. Thank you for reading .... more info 

 
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Legislative & Legal
  

After you have voted and you see the results of this election day.  Don’t get mad, get involved!  You can do it right from where you are reading this.  AGC of America sponsors a nonpartisan political action committee, AGC PAC, that gives members companies and their employees a chance to combine their voices and have an effect on the political process.

Voluntary contributions are pooled through AGC PAC to support pro-construction candidates for election to the US House of Representatives, US Senate, and White House. View this map to see a listing of current and past AGC PAC-backed candidates in Virginia or anywhere else.

As another member benefit, AGCVA & McGuire Woods Consulting is bringing you nationally renowned political commentator, Professor Larry Sabato on the impact of the November 2018 election. Participants have the opportunity to ask questions. Registration is free and mandatory.

The Significance of Election 2018 - Policy Initiatives for 2018 and Beyond
Thursday, November 8, 2018  /  1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET)

 
  

CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL COSTS INCREASE 7.4 PERCENT, AS CONTRACTORS CONTINUE TO BE SQUEEZED BY TARIFFS AND RISING FUEL PRICES
Fuel, Metal, and Asphalt Costs Increase by Double Digits As Labor Costs Continue to Rise, While Prices Contractors Charge to Build Projects Grow By Low Single Digits
The cost of many products used in construction climbed 7.4 percent over the past year due to double digit increases in commonly-used construction materials, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new Labor Department data. Association officials noted that the cost increases come as many construction firms are already grappling with shortages of skilled craftsmen essential for projects but have limited ability to increase prices for their services.

   
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Workforce Development

The College of William and Mary and Ferguson Enterprises announced a partnership between the two organizations as they created the Ferguson Innovation Challenge on Oct. 26.
Teams of 4-6 students from both graduate and undergraduate schools and different majors will work together to solve what Ferguson believes to be a major issue facing the industry: How to maximize the amount of time contracted construction workforces are doing billable work.
Is it a lack of preparation before going to the site? Not enough skilled laborers? Teams will have to find out what they believe the issue is and find a way to solve it.

 
  

AGCVA members and non-members alike took part in the Workforce Solution Panel Discussion.The lunch and learn style event, brought together 6 different workforce solutions organizations that work in the community to attract and train candidates for the construction industry.  Each of the 6 establishments showcased tangible options and suggestions to aid companies as they try to connect with potential new hires.

Our panel consisted of the following organizations:
SkillsUSA Virginia - Hampton Roads Workforce Development Board - Virginia Builds - Department of Labor and Industry – Division of Registered Apprenticeships - Tidewater Community College - Build Your Future Virginia

  

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.

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

Eye Protection - The Importance of Eye Protection. The majority of work-related eye injuries are a result of flying or falling objects or sparks striking the eye.

  

The Economic Impact of Construction in Virginia 

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

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

Tidewater District Young Construction Leaders
Roc Solid Playset Build

 

Tiny House at Western Albemarle High School
Design Electric, Inc. Teaches High School Students to Wire an Electrical Panel

Member News
  

The law firm Hirschler Fleischer has made leadership changes, including electing Courtney Paulk as the firm’s first female president. The firm, which has its largest office in Richmond that Paulk was elected president of its board of directors, a role equivalent to being chief executive officer.

Paulk has worked for Hirschler Fleischer since 2002 and leads the firm’s litigation section. A graduate of Mary Washington College and the University of Richmond School of Law, Paulk also serves as the firm’s hiring officer and co-chairs its construction practice. She will continue to advise clients.

  

Provided by:  Virginia Business
Kevin Murphy has completed an eventful first year as CEO of Newport News-based Ferguson Enterprises Inc., the largest plumbing wholesaler in the U.S. and the third-largest distributor of industrial and HVAC products.
Ferguson Enterprises, which recorded revenue of $15 billion last year, acquired nine companies during its last fiscal year and another three so far this year. It began construction this summer on an $86 million, 260,000-square-foot structure, its third headquarters building in Newport News. The 65-year-old company has more than 27,000 employees in more than 1,400 locations. In Virginia, the workforce includes more than 3,800 associates, with 1,625 working at the Newport News headquarters.

  

Provided by: RTD
Schnabel Engineering has promoted Jeremy to principal. Since 1996, he has been a designer, project manager and senior reviewer on more than 1,000 commercial, governmental, industrial, and institutional projects. A Virginia Tech graduate with M.S. and B.S. degrees in civil engineering, Jeremy works in our Glen Allen office.

  

Provided by: RTD
Kaufman & Canoles is pleased to announce that Megan Martz Gilliland has joined the firm’s municipal and public finance team.

  

Law firm Hirschler Fleischer rebrands, calling itself simply Hirschler  View their new site here

  

Provided by: RTD
Mitchell Wiggins welcomes the following new employees ... Sarah Baldwin as a Staff Accountant, Jodi Gibbs, CPA as Tax Senior and Katherine Nixon, CPA, EA as Tax Supervisor in the Richmond, Virginia office location.

  

Provided by: The Roanoke Times
Caley DeGroote has joined Gentry Locke as an associate on the personal injury and medical malpractice teams.

  

Provided by: The Roanoke Times
Jessica Antos, environmental project manager with Engineering Consulting Services, has relocated to the Roanoke office of ECS Mid-Atlantic LLC.

  

Provided by: RTD
Nancy Ahrens, Vice President, joins eight other company leaders on the Scott Insurance Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term.

 

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS

New General Contractor Member
Richmond District
DPR Construction
5500 Cox Rd #M
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Phone: (804) 433-4160
Fax: (804) 482-2830
Contact: Diane Rossini
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Healthcare, BIM (Building Information Modeling), Design/Build, Estimating & Cost Consultants, Historic Building Restoration, Tenant Upfit
http://www.dpr.com

New Subcontractor Member
Valley District
Shickel Corporation
115 Dry River Rd
Bridgewater, VA 22812
Phone: (540) 828-2536
Fax: (540) 828-4781
Contact: Mark Shickel
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Government, Construction & Renovation: Healthcare, Construction & Renovation: Industrial, Millwright
http://www.shickel.com

New Subcontractor Member
Centtral District
Lyndon Steel Company, LLC
1947 Union Cross Rd.
99 Woodberry Ln., Lynchburg, Va. 24502
Winston-Salem, VA 24572
Phone: (434) 660-0829
Email: danderson@lyndonsteel.com
Contact: Doug Anderson
Specialty: Steel Fabrication, Stairs, Steel Bar Joist-Roof-Deck
http://www.lyndonsteel.com

New Supplier/Service Member
Roanoke District
Architectural Exterior Solutions, LLC
1413 Grandin Road
Roanoke, VA 24015
Phone: (804) 658-9533
Contact: Austin Eells
Specialty: Roofing Materials, Architectural Consultants, Composite Wall & Rainscreen Systems, Epoxy & Concrete Coatings, Insulation Materials, Waterproofing
https://www.carlislesyntec.com

  

 
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