Posted on September 29, 2017 by Christopher G. Hill
About three years ago, I became active in the AGC of Virginia. I was unsure what the benefit would be because my prior firm was a member, but not particularly active, so I did not see a real benefit to membership while there. However, all that has changed.
Since I began actively participating in the meetings, presenting at functions and participating in everything from Sporting Clay shoots to membership committee meetings, I have gained a great deal. On a personal level, the friendships are great. I realized why I like to represent construction professionals. This is a good group of people that I find easy to want to help out.
Provided by: Virginia Business - October 19, 2017
Michelle L. Thompson, CPA, has been elected firm managing partner and CEO of Richmond-based public accounting and consulting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP. Thompson currently is the Raleigh, N.C.-based managing partner of the firm’s assurance services practice. She will assume her new role on May 1.
Provided by: Virginia Business - October 16, 2017
Draper Aden Associates (DAA), an engineering, surveying, and environmental services firm, has moved its headquarters office from Blacksburg to Richmond. The move gives the company a more central location as it celebrates its 45th anniversary and positions itself for future growth. Anniversary events and philanthropic activities are planned through June 2018.
Provided by: Virginia Business - November 1, 2017
Richmond-based consulting and accounting firm Cherry Bekaert LLP has acquired Frasier, Dean & Howard PLLC (FDH), one of Nashville’s largest certified public accounting firms. By combining with FDH, Cherry Bekaert has entered the Nashville market as one of the 10 largest CPA and consulting firms in Middle Tennessee. The Nashville practice has 11 partners and more than 50 associates.
Provided by: Virginia Business - October 10, 2017
Frank Lucia has been named president and chief executive officer of Delta Dental of Virginia. The appointment is effective Nov. 13. Lucia succeeds George A. Levicki, who is retiring after 36 years.
Provided by: Richmond Times Dispatch - October 10, 2017
Richmond-based law firm LeClairRyan is merging with the law firm Pizzo & Haman, adding to its corporate and workers compensation practice. Twenty-three staff members of Pizzo & Haman are joining LeClairRyan.
Arlene E. Lee, CEO/Principal of R. E. Lee Companies, is excited to introduce Piedmont Waterproofing Contractors (PWC). PWC is led by Kevin Markey (President) and Cindy Powell Zug (Vice President), who most recently managed operations at Central Virginia Waterproofing. Piedmont Waterproofing Contractors offers a wide range of commercial and residential waterproofing services to the Charlottesville and surrounding areas. The companies’ team of trained experts specialize in new construction waterproofing, restorations, existing foundation repair, caulking, drainage systems, masonry water repellent, damp-proofing, crack injections and air/vapor barriers, to name a few. With the experience to evaluate, advise, prevent and eliminate water damage problems to building structures of all types and sizes, you are assured each and every job will be done right.
Piedmont Waterproofing Contractors is the newest addition to the R. E. Lee Companies community of honorable professionals, joining Piedmont Development Group, R. E. Lee & Son, Inc., Piedmont Facilities Management, Piedmont Concrete Contractors and Piedmont Plaster & Drywall.
Ed Bowman awarded Impact Award from Hispanic Chamber
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
New General Contractor
TBS Construction, LLC
4752 Scruggs Rd
Moneta, VA 24121
Fax: (866) 383-2716
Contact: Jay Gauldin
Specialty: Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Concrete Contractors, Construction & Renovation: Churches, Construction & Renovation: Industrial, Construction & Renovation: Residential, Construction & Renovation: Restaurants
New Subcontractor Member
IES Commercial Inc.
1010 Bowen Pkwy #A
Suffolk, VA 23435
Fax: (757) 424-7145
Contact: Mark Sonnett
Specialty: Electrical Contractors, Structured Cabling: Voice-Data-Fiber Optics
New Subcontractor Member
Precision Measurements, Inc.
629 Phoenix Dr Ste 100
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
Phone: (757) 368-0945
Contact: Ken Leitz
New Service/Supplier Member
20 S. King St.
Leesburg, VA 20175
Contact: Jonathan Greer
Specialty: Insurance: Commercial, Bonds: Surety & Insurance, Insurance, Insurance: Casualty, Insurance: Property
New Service/Supplier Member
Jackson Lewis, P.C.
701 East Byrd Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Phone: (804) 212-2862
Fax: (804) 649-0403
Contact: Courtney Malveaux
Specialty: Attorneys & Law Firms
New Service/Supplier Member
1200 Bruce St
Richmond, VA 23224
Contact: David Schweickart
Specialty: Equipment Parts, Truck Parts
Provided by: AGC Construction Legislative Week in Review - November 2, 2017
On October 23, 2017, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began full enforcement of its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. If your construction company operates under OSHA state-plans in one of 26 states or two territories, it is important that you check to see if your OSHA state-plan agency is following the federal OSHA’s lead with this enforcement policy.
Provided by: Virginia.gov - October 6, 2017
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Secretariat of the Commonwealth Board Appointments - Safety and Health Codes Board
• Anna E. Jolly, JD* of Richmond, Managing Director, Circle Safety and Health Consultants
• Courtney M. Malveaux, Esq* of Richmond, Regulatory and Employment Attorney, Jackson Lewis, P.C.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:30 am -10:00 am
Registration Fee: $100 per person
SPEAKER: Buddy Hiatt, President - Delta Leadership - Crestcom Richmond
"Communication takes many forms which we've all been educated in...mostly...right? From a young age we are taught how to read properly to understand the world around us. We are taught how to write effectively so we can communicate our thoughts, too. But how many of us have ever been given any training on how to effectively listen?
Provided by: SmartBrief - October 30, 2017
A leader must work hard to develop a team that will follow the leader's vision for a project. Construction business coach George Hedley offers 11 tips to improve your leadership skills and create a team that will follow you.
Please send all corespondance to AGCVA
11950 Nuckols Road
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Provided by Virginia Tech New - October 11, 2017
It may be the construction industry’s worst-kept secret: There aren’t enough Virginia Tech Myers-Lawson School of Construction graduates to satisfy hiring demand.
Myers-Lawson students enjoy 100 percent employment, their pick of construction management jobs with top national and global construction firms, and average starting salaries of at least $66,000-a-year – before they leave Virginia Tech.
Provided by: Construction Dive – October 27, 2017
• According to management and investment banking firm FMI's latest talent development report, many firms in the engineering and construction industries do not invest in workforce development.
• Those that do devote resources into robust development cultures, however, tend to have the highest employee retention, the report found.
• Of those FMI surveyed, 89% reported worker shortages and 43% don't have a formal workforce development budget. Nearly 60% said their training, development and performance management efforts were not very effective, while 55% reported that they did not have any official system for identifying and developing employees with high potential.
AGCVA - SkillsUSA State Fair 2017 Carpentry Contest
The AGCVA participated in the SkillsUSA State Fair Carpentry Competition this year. Carpentry Chair: Lisa Witt- Canterbury Enterprises Judges: Ricky King- Merchants Fixture, Scott Stallard- KBS Construction, Brandon Wright- Merchants Fixture; AGCVA Richmond District Director- Kurt Friday
Thank you so much to all of our local sponsors and SkillsUSA Virginia: Associated General Contractors of Virginia (AGCVA) - Richmond District- Kurt Friday (Richmond District Director) Hardhats donated to contestants by AGCVA & Circle Safety, AGCVA Richmond District Members. Lowe's Richmond: Materials & Hardware Donated for all contestants; Canterbury Enterprises, KBS Construction, and Merchant's Fixture!
Outstanding Safety Achievement Award for Lowest Incident Rate Nationally for Company Size
Quesenberry’s Construction, a general contractor and construction manager in Big Stone Gap, VA, received the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) Outstanding Safety Achievement Award at its meeting in Phoenix, AZ on September 14, 2017. The ASCC’s Safety & Risk Management Council recognized Quesenberry’s Construction for having the lowest incident rate nationally of general contractors with less than 100,000 work hours in 2016.
November 9, 2017 - 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
This presentation will give an overview of the new cybersecurity requirements for contractors who contract with the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, highlight the FAR and DFARS provisions that give this new rule teeth, and explore the potential impacts of compliance failure for federal contractors.
Vandeventer Black partner William (“Bill”) E. Franczek was recently elected as a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers (ACCL). The ACCL is a prestigious and elite national organization of construction lawyers who are selected by peer recognition, and who are dedicated to excellence in the specialized practice of construction law.
Michael L. Sterling, Managing Partner of the Vandeventer Black law firm, was recently invited to serve on the Virginia Chamber Legal and Regulatory Reform Institute (Legal Institute) Advisory Board. The Legal Institute focuses on civil justice reform in the Commonwealth. Sterling also manages the law firm’s Dispute Resolution Services, and serves as an arbitrator and mediator for the American Arbitration Association (AAA), various courts and by private appointment.
The Roanoke District held their Annual Legislative Luncheon at The Quarter in downtown Roanoke. We had five legislators present for our panel, they included Delegates Greg Habeeb (8th District), Chris Head (17th District), Nick Rush (7th District) and Senators John S. Edwards (21st District) and David R. Suetterlein (19th District). Spencer Wiegard, President of the Roanoke District was our Moderator. He asked questions that were either sent in by members or ones that we felt were of interest to all. Each representative had the opportunity to respond and at the end it was open for any questions. This is one of our best events of the year. The Next Roanoke event is the New Year’s Celebration and Opening Year on January 10th.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:30 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Mitchell Wiggins Richmond Office
Featuring Draper Aden Associates Bob Bonk and David Barton
Many in the construction and manufacturing industries are finding drones and UAVs can play a vital role in their work. Whether they're used for surveying, to monitor job sites to ensure safe practices, assisting in quality assurance assignments, real-time inventory or asset tracking, drones are rapidly changing the way that companies do business. The biggest hurdle facing those interested in exploring this technology is the question of legality.
Complimentary AGC Webinar: November 8, 2017
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Register today for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division webinar for AGC members on the requirement for federal contractors to provide seven days (56 hours) of paid sick leave annually. The requirement when into effect for contract solicitations issued on or after Jan. 1, 2017.
Complete Program Being Offered (Unit 1 - Unit 7)
Friday, December 8 to Tuesday, December 12, 2017
STAR SPANGLED BASH
January 18-21, 2018
The OMNI Homestead
Hot Springs, VA
We have a fantastic event planned for you!