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January 2020 eBulletin

  
Your Voice Matters Give Legislators a Firsthand Understanding of How Legislation Affects Your Business
Join us at Virginia Small Business Day, where many of the state's leading business organizations will gather to help educate policymakers on the issues most important to their small business. Business owners from across Virginia will send a strong message to legislators that their concerns matter too.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
7:30 am – 1:00 pm 
SunTrust Building - Piedmont Room, 4th Floor
919 East Main Street - Richmond, VA 23219 
Cost: $15 per person by Jan 6  ($25 per person after Jan 6)
Here are the results of the Sage -AGC Outlook Survey. Virginia is well represented in the survey. 
Look over the results from 26 contractors who listed Virginia as their primary state (out of 956 total respondents)
  
Your participation is needed in the Open Shop Heavy, Highway, and Municipal craft survey. All participants will receive the survey results for free.
Please save and email to barb@wageandsalary.com
If you do not receive a confirmation email, please call us at 800-553-4655.
Return By: February 3, 2020
   
Peckar & Abramson
      
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
   
Legislative & Legal
  
Infographic and Updated FAQ on the Governor's Proposed G3 program, Free Community College
Important program to help grow the population that is interested in being involved in the trades or other technical programs and skilled trades. The G3 grant program is for in state student from low and middle income families that enroll in technology, skilled trades, healthcare, early childhood education or public safety programs. This is a huge opportunity, if this passes, to create more opportunities for people to become aware of and have access to training that will lead them to careers in the construction industry.
  
DGS Final Report on Statute of Limitations
Report on current Virginia law and best practices as they relate to the statute of limitations on state contracts for construction services
 
Some people can’t figure out Rep. Denver Riggleman.
They say he’s too far to the left, too far to the right or too libertarian. He votes with President Donald Trump a lot, but sometimes he votes against the president’s wishes. What’s up with him being in the House Freedom Caucus? Why did he officiate a gay wedding?
Anyone who thought Riggleman was just your ordinary politician hasn’t been paying attention when the distiller from Nelson County bigfooted into Virginia politics last year.
Celebrating 68 years!
Perry Engineering Co Inc
With 68 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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Workforce Development
  
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has asked AGCVA members for help in reviewing the Pluming and Masonry Curriculum for K12 Career and Technical Education. We are looking for industry professionals who are interested in reviewing curriculum in order to provide sound advice on how to best prepare students for a career in these fields.
Serving on the VDOE curriculum review committee is a one day commitment in Richmond, VA. The trade dates are as follows:
 
Plumbing I & II – February 7th, 2020
Masonry I & II – February 21st, 2020
   
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Safety
  
National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. NASA compares an AGC member’s safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type. Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for members who have excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards.  The deadline for submission is February 7, 2020.
  
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a temporary enforcement policy to allow for crane operator certifications issued prior to December 2, 2019 by the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) to be temporarily accepted by the agency. OSHA requires crane operators engaged in construction activity to be certified by an entity holding accreditation through a nationally recognized agency. CIC no longer holds such accreditation. The policy explains that, although CIC-issued certifications are not compliant with OSHA’s operator certification requirement, OSHA does not intend to cite employers for operating equipment that violates that requirement if their operators, in good faith, obtained CIC-issued certifications prior to December 2, with the belief the certifications met the standard’s requirements. Until further notice, OSHA will not accept CIC certifications – including re-certifications – issued on or after December 2, 2019.
AGC of America and Autodesk are launching a new $75,000 grant program to help member firms provide safety harnesses for women. The grant program is designed to help firms attract more women into the construction profession while continuing to meet the highest levels of workplace safety. As part of that effort, winning firms will be selected based on their ability to leverage relatively small grant awards to attract more women and provide them with appropriately-sized safety harnesses. AGC is accepting applications until January 10, 2020. Click "learn more" for more information about the grant program and how to apply.
Calendar & Events
  
It is always important to have the best trained, most efficient workforce possible. In today’s construction markets, it is even more important. Thus AGC makes available a wide range of training programs to help its members. And while many of the classes are conducted in the AGC training facility, AGC districts have been extremely aggressive in addressing this need by conducting a variety of programs in the districts, thereby making them not only more convenient, but also less costly.
Help us kick-off the celebration of the 2020 AGCVA Convention!
·    Come hear how the new legislature will impact your industry.
·    Hear what education has in store for your future workers.
·    Network with leading contractors.
Make your reservations with AGCVA and The Greenbrier Resort.
 
Member News
  
The construction crews from Lantz and Riddleberger Brothers joined in the Holiday Sing-a-Long at John C. Myers Elementary School where renovation is currently in progress. The students sang "Deck the Halls with Renovation" and as you can see, everyone had a great time.
  
Seventy years ago when E.I. Clancy and John Theys founded their construction company, they never could have visualized the projects they would build let alone the legacy they would leave behind.
  
W. M. Jordan Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Barbier, LEED AP to the role of Senior Project Manager. Patrick, who started off his career at hashtag#WMJ as a Project Engineer, has been with us for 16 years. He is known for his enthusiastic attitude, and ability to solve complex issues while keeping his projects on time. Barbier has completed numerous large projects in his time at hashtag#WMJ. He serves as an asset working with universities, having most recently completed James Madison University's newest residence hall, while also overseeing their new dining hall project among several others. Patrick also provides valuable support in recruiting and mentoring our interns. He has served as the Richmond District AGC President in 2017, and will soon move to the AGC State Board. We are proud of Patrick's dedication to excellence. Congratulations on this well deserved promotion!
  
This year, Forbes has partnered with market research company Statista to create a list of the most recommended firms for tax and accounting services in the U.S. The 227 firms identified include the biggest firms in the country and some of the smallest. They’re all tackling the complexities of the ever-changing tax laws head on.

Welcome New Members

 

New Contractor Member
Central District
RSG Landscaping & Lawn Care Inc
PO Box 110
Concord, VA 24538-0110
Work Phone: (434) 993-2753
Fax: (434) 993-3489
Contact: Jeff Jones
Certifications: Class A Contractor, ICPI, SBE, SWaM, VDOT
Specialities: Landscaping: Design-Installation-Maintenance, Erosion Control, Irrigation Systems,
Lawn Maintenance, Snow Removal, Stone Installation

Recruited by: Kent Bunch
http://www.rsglandscaping.com


New Contractor Member
Richmond District
Concreate Inc
835 Grove Rd
Midltohian
Midlothian, VA 23114
Work Phone: (804) 938-7915
Contact: Chad Gill
Certifications: Class A Contractor, SWaM
Specialities: Concrete: Decorative, Concrete: Polishing, Epoxy & Concrete Coatings,
Floors: Polishing & Staining

http://www.thisisconcrete.com


New Contractor Member
Richmond District
Kinsley
900 East 4th St
Richmond, VA 23221
Work Phone: (717) 324-1906
Contact: Bobby Chenault
Certifications: AISC, AISC - CASE, AWS, Class A Contractor, Class B contractor, LEED, PCI Certified
Specialities: Structural Steel, Design/Build, Stairs, Steel Bar Joist-Roof-Deck,
Steel Erectors, Steel Fabrication

http://www.kinsleyconstruction.com


New Contractor Member
Tidewater District
SAW Contracting, Inc.
2876 Guardian Ln #200
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Work Phone: (757) 486-1580 Ext: 2000
Contact: Anthony Williams
Specialities: Construction & Renovation: Government, Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Construction & Renovation: Healthcare, Construction & Renovation: Industrial, Construction Management Administration
http://www.sawcontracting.com

 

New Contractor Member
Valley District
Blauch Brothers Inc
PO Box 1092
Harrisonburg, VA 22803-1092
Work Phone: (540) 434-2589
Fax: (540) 434-3690
Contact: Jim Blauch
Specialities: Mechanical Contractors, HVAC Contractors, Piping Contractors, Plumbing Contractors, Sheet Metal Contractors
Recruited by: Sean Jimenez, Matt Smith
http://www.blauchbrothers.com

New Service/Supplier Member
Richmond District
Integrated Scaffolding Concepts
11924 Old Stage Rd
Chester, VA 23836
Work Phone: (804) 839-2082
Contact: Ryan Davoud
Certifications: Class A Contractor
Specialities: Scaffold Erectors
http://iscscaffolding.com


New Service/Supplier Member
Richmond District
Merit International
1001 Broadway #300
Milbrae, CA 94030
Work Phone: (804) 687-4615
Contact: Sara Stout
Specialities: Software: Data Security, Software: Digital Certification
http://www.merits.com

 

New Educational Member
Piedmont District
University of Virginia
575 Alderman Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Work Phone: (434) 982-1551
Contact: Laura Duckworth
Specialities: Workforce Development, Occupational Safety Consultant