Provided by: Construction Executive
This year will see a number of new surety regulations taking effect across the country. These will require contractors to obtain construction bonds or contractor license bonds in different amounts and adjust to new compliance standards implemented by sureties. Moreover, questions about the state of the economy and what contractors can expect in terms of government spending are also on the table and require attention.
Commit to working Safe by Choice during Safety Week May 6-10, 2019. Take Time to Work Safely.
The new AGCVA app is launching in May! Users will gain access to important event information and updates as well as messaging and sharing with fellow attendees all in one place! Personalized, mobile agendas can be built out with sessions discovered in the app for an enhanced experience. The app will be available for both iOS and Android and will serve as AGCVA hub for content, collaboration and events all year round. We are excited for you to soon be able to download and begin exploring and connecting!
The construction industry is experiencing record economic activity with low unemployment and little expectation that the current domestic workforce can alone meet employment demand. According to a recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, 78 percent of construction firms are facing difficulties hiring workers.
Provided by: AGC of America
Construction Official Urges Congress to Act on Proposed New Legislation Introduced by Congressmen Francis Rooney & Lloyd Smucker that Will Establish First-Ever Temporary Visa Program for Construction
The measure would establish the only federal temporary visa program for construction, among other industries covered by the measure. The association is urging members of Congress to support the measure. “The shortage of available, qualified, workers in many parts of the country threatens to undermine continued economic growth,” Sandherr said, noting that 80 percent of construction firms reported last year they were having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire.
The purpose of these two (2) scholarships are to provide financial assistance to qualified and deserving students attending post-High School educational/training institutions and who plan to enter the construction industry in their professional careers, including but not limited to contractors, skilled trades, and engineering.
Provided by: Constructor Magazine
The way the construction industry has been taught to work and the way we’ve trained our workers are perfectly suited for a future world that no longer exists. Construction must shift from traditional knowledge workers to a new generation of learning workers. Knowledge workers are given specific information and skillsets and are expected to apply, grow and refine that knowledge over the course of their career. In contrast, learning workers are taught how to continually learn and apply new skills, adapting to changing work requirements as they arise.
AGCVA had the Build Your Future booth there helping students focus on careers in construction. Peninsula President Chad Cowger (Clancy & Theys), AGCVA Staff Rachel Reim & Courtney Baker were there supporting workforce development
Provided by: Inside Business Hampton Roads Business Journal
Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer had an unusual request for the more than 1,000 people at his state of the city address March 20. On several big screens in front of the audience at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, an online quiz asked which of 13 development projects – like The Cavalier hotel or the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts – was the result of a public-private partnership. The answer turned out to be a bit of a trick question, since all of them included some kind of public funding.
Provided by: AGC of America Week in Review
Listen to ConstructorCast Podcast for all the Important Details
As of Feb. 7, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all contractors to evaluate crane operators under the new final rule
regulating crane operator qualification and evaluation. AGC of America spent nearly 16 years working with OSHA under three different presidential administrations to make this rule less burdensome and provide the greatest positive safety impact possible. The latest episode of ConstructorCast covers all the important details you need to know to ensure your firm is in compliance as the requirements take full effect and beyond. Download or stream the episode here.
ACE Joint Forum
with Norfolk-Region Public Owners
AGC Virginia, in collaboration with ACEC Virginia and AIA Virginia, will host an ACE Virginia event on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Norfolk Marriott. Participants will join an interactive panel discussion with key Norfolk-region government decision-makers to discuss upcoming projects and ways the industry can best collaborate with the respective bodies. Key Virginia legislators have been invited to attend the reception as an opportunity for the industry to connect policy and law-makers.
Led by Gerry Jones - Suffolk Director of Capital Programs
Led by Oliver Love, Jr. - Norfolk Senior Project Manager
Virginia Beach –
Led by Tom Nicholas - Facilities Engineer Department of Public Works at City of Virginia Beach
Wilbur Hogge, P.E, Head of Facilities Construction Division of Chesapeake Public Works
Others are being added
AGCVA makes it possible with a wide range of training programs to help members. Recent training programs include: STP Supervisory Training, PMDP Project Manager, Young Construction Leaders Program, CQM Construction Quality Management, LEAN Construction Education Program & LEAN/BIM Exams.
The AGCVA welcome 4 new members to the State Board of Directors
Central District - Ben Wilkenson - Southern Air, Inc.
Piedmont District - Fran Burke - Faulconer Construction
Piedmont Distirct - Chris Shifflett - Piedmont Concrete Contractors Inc
Tidewater District - Geoff Bean - W M Jordan Co Inc
Valley District - Shanna Billihmer - Trumbo Electric Inc
Welcome New Members
New Contractor Member
Best Repair Company, Inc.
2406 Debree Avenue
PO Box 11107
Norfolk, VA 23517
Phone: (757) 622-4752
Contact: Gary Phelps
Certifications: Class A Contractor, DMBE, Master HVAC, SWaM
Specialty: HVAC Contractors, Electrical Contractors
New Contractor Member
Crowder Construction Company
One Columbus Center, Suite 631
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 441-9444
Contact: Chris Robards
Certifications: Class A Contractor
Specialty: Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, Civil Contractor, Electrical Contractors, Pile Driving & Shoring, Pipe & Valve Repairs, Sitework
Recruiter: Tim Griffin, MEB General Contractors, Inc.
New Supplier/Service Member
1116 Vista Park Drive
Forest, VA 24551
Phone: (434) 528-0051
Contact: Rick Scruggs
Specialty: Business Consulting, Business Succession Planning, Business Valuation, Employee Benefits & Retirement Planning, Executive Benefit Plans, Financial Planning
Recruiters: Mike Lemaster, McGriff Insurance Services & Chris Stinnette, CSE, Inc.
New Supplier/Service Member
Union Bank & Trust
1580 Laskin Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Phone: (757) 422-8009
Contact: Mindi Bevington
Specialty: Banking & Financing
Recruiter: Bob Veith, The Frieden Agency