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March eBulletin 2020

Women in Construction Week: March 1-7, 2020 . The focus of Women in Construction (WIC) Week is to highlight women as a viable component of the construction industry. WIC Week also provides an occasion for NAWIC’s thousands of members across the country to raise awareness of the opportunities available for women in the construction industry and to emphasize the growing role of women in the industry. It is also a time for local chapters to give back to their communities. Check out NAWIC Richmond Complete Schedule   #wicweek2020
 
  
HURRY TIME ALMOST UP Deadline: Friday, March 6th
Virginia specific Construction Wage Survey on the way!  Members have asked for it and we will deliver. Participate in the Construction Wage Survey from our long-time partners at PAS - Personnel Administrative Services. This is a confidential survey and they only way to receive the results is to participate.
  
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Williamsburg Lodge
11:30 AM - 2:30 pm Tidewater D: AGCVA Board Meeting (Box lunch provided)
Topics of Discussion: Take Action – Drive Engagement, Annual Member Drops, Committees for 2020, What are Districts Needs in 2020, Legislative Impact & NOVA, Strategic Planning Road Map.
Optional: 3 pm to 4:30 pm: ACE Meeting with DGS Leadership
DGS will present a Panel Discussion followed by breakout sessions examining joint issues. DGS staff will discuss better communication methods during the construction and design process while inviting key stakeholders to discuss what is presently working.

 

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Peckar & Abramson
      
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
   
Legislative & Legal
  
Construction Outlays Soar In January To $1.369 Trillion With Large Public Works And Residential Gains, Modest Private Nonresidential Growth
Mild Weather in Many Parts of the Country May Have Boosted Monthly Results; Construction Officials Caution that the Coronavirus May Impact Deliveries of Materials Manufactured in Hard-Hit Countries 
Construction spending in January increased 1.8 percent to $1.369 trillion from December and 6.8 percent from January 2019 as all major segments logged gains, according to a new analysis of federal data released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials cautioned that January results may have been boosted by unusually mild winter weather in much of the nation and that spending in future months could be impacted by uncertainty related to the coronavirus and its potential impacts on the supply chain for construction materials. 
Effective April 1, 2020 for the Virginia Board for Contractors - Individual License & Certification Regulations. 
      · Mandatory Certification of Automatic Fire Sprinkler Inspectors.  
 Applications for Automatic Fire Sprinkler Inspector Certification will be accepted beginning April 1st.
  
 
Jennifer Boniface, our Richmond and Piedmont District Manager was married to Doug Gray on November 23 in Charleston, SC.  Congratulations to the happy couple.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 Roanoke Workforce Solutions Committee, led by Rob Leonard with F&S Building Innovations, hosted their inaugural Connecting for Success Event this past week.  Connecting for Success was attended by 80+ people including AGCVA members, community workforce solutions resources, education administration, and career and technical directors/instructors.  A diverse spread of presentations were coordinated to help the Roanoke Valley understand the true state of workforce development and how we can band together to share resources that will help fill and hire Roanoke’s talent pipeline.  This event was just the start of a true community plan on closing the skills gap.  For more information contact Jenny Stadheim at jenny@agcva.org -or- Courtney Baker at courtney@agcva.org
  
Build Your Future took part in a whirlwind of a day at Virginia Technical Institute’s Career Expo. Over 500 students from Altavista and surrounding counties came to meet their potential employers. The students were serious about being hired as many seniors came prepared with questions to vet the employers - and even better - with their resumes in hand. Thank you to our host school Virginia Technical Institute (VTI), who provides hands-on training for students ranging from high school to adults. VTI provides fast, affordable training for anyone looking to prepare for a career in construction.  If you would like to attend the next career expo or get connected to VTI, reach out to
Jenny Stadheim jenny@agcva.org or Courtney Baker courtney@agcva.org 
  
SkillsUSA District II Carpentry Contest went off without a hitch thanks to our host/organizer Powhatan High School and the time/prizes invested by AGCVA members. Thanks Gilbane, WM Jordan, Norman Companies, Mark Turner, Westfield Insurance, RDEC, and RVA Workforce Committee!
Safety
  
The Roanoke District has brought back their Lunch N Learns. Spencer Wiegard (Gentry Locke) and Tim Walker (HSH) presented to a sold out room “How to Handle an OSHA Inspection.” 
Ben Zimmerman of Procon, Inc. said “this was a very helpful class for our team. I’m certain that the knowledge gained will serve us well.” We are happy to bring this lunch time knowledge back to the Roanoke District. 
   
The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
   
Calendar & Events
 

Project Management Development Program
kicks off on
March 12th

The 5 units of this program take place over the course
of 5 months.

Project Manager
Modules Offered: 
(register for 1 or more)

Unit 1: Estimating
& Job Costing
March 12-13, 2020

Unit 2: Contract Administration
April 2-3, 2020  

Unit 3: Project Administration
May 7-8, 2020

Unit 4: Risk Management
June 11-12, 2020    

Unit 5: Leadership
July 23-24, 2020 

 

REGISTER HERE

 

 

 

Certificate of Management
LEAN/BIM Exam
Tuesday, March 17th
AGCVA Headquarters
Training Room
Registration: 7:30 am 
(registration required)
Test Start/Finish: 
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Testing Fee Per Person:
All fees total $575 and will be collected at one time after the candidate application is reviewed and approved.

Who Should Attend: Those who have completed the Lean Construction Education Program and wish to earn the CM-Lean designation and Certificate Credential.

The AGC Certificate of Management LEAN/BIM Exam is an assessment-based certificate credential that denotes knowledge and understanding of concepts related to lean adoption, practice and process transformation outlined in AGC's Lean Construction Education Program. Successful candidates will carry the CM-Lean designation. 

 

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ACE Virginia Forum 
DGS Panel Discussion
Wednesday, March 18th 
The Williamsburg Lodge
3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
$50 per person

Making it easier for Virginians to do Business with Government

DGS will present a Panel Discussion followed by breakout sessions examining joint issues. DGS staff will discuss better communication methods during the construction and design process while inviting key stakeholders to discuss what is presently working.

The Department of General Services (DGS) provides a broad range of services to other state agencies, institutions of higher education, local governments, businesses, and citizens.

 

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April 6-10, 2020  -  7:30 am to 5:30 pm 
registration/refreshments: 7:00 am 
AGCVA Headquarters (Glen Allen, VA)
Who Should Attend: Construction professionals at all experience levels who are ready to learn the building blocks necessary to minimize costs and maximize value on construction projects through smarter plan, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling. 
Member News
  
Lantz Construction Company is Celebrating Professional Contracting Since 1960.
Lantz Construction Company was founded under the name Lantz Homes Inc. in 1960 by Mr. Wallace Hatcher. With six employees and a company focus on residential building, Lantz Homes, Inc. started the foundation for what Lantz Construction is today – a company with the core values of treating all clients and business partners with fairness and integrity.
  
Richmond-based Atlantic Constructors Inc. (ACI) named Evan Shriver as its CEO. Shriver most recently served as ACI’s executive vice president of construction operations. He joined the company in 2013, and prior to that he worked for other mechanical contractors such as Allentown, Pennsylvania-based H.T. Lyons Inc. and Rockingham County-based Riddleberger Brothers Inc. In total, he has more than 15 years of experience in the construction industry.
Shriver is a Virginia registered professional engineer and has a certificate of management in lean construction, is LEED-accredited and is an ASSE-certified medical gas inspector. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in business administration from James Madison University.
Strategic Opportunities Lie Ahead for Lantz’s Brand as their 60th Anniversary Approaches 
Lantz Construction Company is pleased to announce the addition of Arianna Williams to the Lantz Construction Company team in the newly appointed Marketing & Communications Director role. Arianna will be responsible for developing and overseeing Lantz’s marketing strategies, from inception to execution. Duties will include but are not limited to: conducting and analyzing company and industry research, planning and coordinating any pertinent media buys, directing public communication functions, and measuring and evaluating all marketing efforts.
  
The G3 program encourages affordable community college programs in high-demand fields.
There was a time not too long ago when a high school diploma was sufficient to land a job with a family-sustaining wage and lasting security. But due to a changing economy and the rapid and often disruptive emergence of technology over the past 30 years, a high school diploma no longer is enough to guarantee a meaningful career. That’s evidenced by the 2.6 million jobs in Virginia that will need to be filled by 2026 that don’t require a bachelor’s degree but do require some form of post-secondary educational attainment — be it an associate degree, certificate or short-term workforce credential. The problem is Virginia is not generating nearly enough qualified workers in high-demand fields to fill these “middle-skill” jobs.
  
The Tidewater AGCVA Young Leaders volunteered their time to building hope for families each and every day. Thank you for showing these families they are not alone.  Play defeats cancer, and that's why they do what they do.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome New Members


New Contractor Member

NOVA District
WGK Construction, LLC
4460 Brookfield Corporate Dr. #D
Chantilly, VA 20151
(571) 752-6654
Contact:  Andrew Gregson
Specialties:  Water & Wastewater Treatment Plants, Construction & Renovation: Industrial, Water & Wastewater Treatment Supplies, Water Resources Development  
Certifications:  Class A Contractor, SWaM
http://www.wgkconstruction.com

 

New Contractor Member
Richmond District
New Field Incorporated
PO Box 159
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 512-9831
Contact: David Stowell
Specialties:  Road Builders (Heavy Highway), Demolition, Erosion Control,
Grading, Site Development, Storm Sewers

Certifications:  Class A Contractor, DBE, NCDOT, SWaM, VDOT

 

New Contractor Member
Tidewater District
Energy One America
454 Jessen Ln
Charleston, SC 29492
Contact:  John Kuchta
Specialties:  Spray-On Insulation 
http://energyoneamerica.com

 

New Contractor Member
Tidewater District
NexGen HVAC Services LLC
1333-A Azalea Garden Rd
Norfolk, VA 23502
(757) 560-1951  
Contact: David Stockburger  
Specialties:  HVAC & Mechanical Equipment, Building Automation Controls, HVAC Contractors, HVAC-R Contractors
Certifications:  Class A Contractor, Master HVAC, Micro SWaM
Recruited by:  Geoff Bean
http://www.nexgenhvac.com

 

New Contractor Member
Tidewater District
PACE Collaborative
1277 Perimeter Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
(757) 499-7223
Fax:  (757) 301-6060
Contact: Michael McGinn
Specialties:  Engineering Design, BIM (Building Information Modeling), Building Systems Commissioning, Engineering Consultants, Engineering: Electrical, MEP/FP Consultants
Certifications:  BICSI, Certificate of Mgmt in BIM, LEED, Master Gasfitter, Master HVAC, Master Plumber, NICET, RAPIDGate, SWaM, USGBC 
Recruited by:  Geoff Bean  
http://www.pace-pme.com

 

New Service/Supplier Member
Piedmont District
Blue Ridge Bank
1807 Seminole Trail #101
Charlottesville, VA 22901
(434) 964-1246  
Fax:  (434) 973-1015
Contact:  Dan Moskowitz 
Specialties:  Banking & Financing, Cash Management & Investment,
Financing: Construction Equipment, Payroll Services
http://www.mybrb.com

 

New Service/Supplier Member
Roanoke District
HomeTrust Bank
316 S Jefferson St
Roanoke, VA 24011
(540) 494-6622
Contact: Adam Shores
Specialties:  Banking & Financing
Recruited by:  Mike Cagle
http://hometrustbanking.com

 

New Service/Supplier Member
Tidewater District
Archingen PLC
208 W 25th St #203
Norfolk, VA 23517
(833) 896-8335
Contact: Mary Harris
Specialties:  Engineering Consultants, Construction & Renovation: Restaurants, Design/Build: Mechanical Systems, Engineering Design, Engineering: Electrical
Certifications:  Micro SWaM, SWaM
Recruited by:  Geoff Bean
http://permitzip.com

 

New Service/Supplier Member
Tidewater District
DroneUp, LLC
160 Newtown Rd #302
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 337-2125 Ext: 707
Contact: Amy Wiegand 
Specialties:  Drone Services, Photography
http://www.droneup.com

 

New Service/Supplier Member
Tidewater District  
Old Dominion Lighting Associates
113 Landmark Square
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
(757) 499-7770
Fax:  (757) 499-7776
Contact: Brain Haines
Specialties:  Lighting Specialists, Lighting: Outdoor, Lighting: Solar
Recruited by:  Brain Hitt
http://www.olddominionlighting.com