Fix the Paycheck Protection Program to Save Construction Jobs! The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has proven to be a popular and significant relief measure for construction firms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tell your U.S. Senators to make substantial improvements to the program by passing the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (H.R. 7010).
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We are pleased to inform you that AGCVA is the SECOND PLACE winner in AGC’s 2019 National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) Program, in the category for CHAPTERS WITH OVER 200 MEMBERS.
The Safety Awards are based on a weighted average of participation and overall incidence rate that participating AGCVA members have achieved and it is a noteworthy accomplishment.
Congratulations to MEB for being recognized by Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) and AGCVA as a Virginia BEST Level 1 Contractor. The BEST (Building Excellence in Safety, Health and Training) program provides an added layer of safety and health management systems to benefit the construction workers and reduce or eliminate injuries, illnesses, and fatalities on the jobsites.
MEB meets the current VOSH regulatory requirements and with safety as the top priority, they are moving forward in the next step to achieve Level II
By Kelly J. Bundy, Elizabeth C. Burneson, R. Webb Moore, Courtney Moates Paulk, Nathaniel L. Story of Hirschler
The General Assembly, in its 2020 session, passed new legislation (codified at new Virginia Code §11.4-6 and in amended and reenacted Virginia Code § 40.1-29) that makes Virginia general contractors jointly and severally liable for its subcontractors’ employee wages if the general contractor knew or should have known that the subcontractor was not paying its employees. The new law goes into effect on July 1, 2020. It applies to all construction projects, except for single-family residential projects, where the contract was entered into on or after July 1, 2020, and the value of the project is greater than $500,000.
Construction Law Zoom Series:
Please join a team of Miles & Stockbridge construction and labor & employment law leaders for a 45-minute webinar presentation, to be followed by 15 minutes of Q&A. Our speakers will provide specific, practical advice to help your membership plan for employees returning to the jobsite.
Thursday, June 4, 2020
10:00 am to 11:00 am
New Virginia Construction Statute: General Contractors Can Be Liable
to Pay Subcontractor
Thursday, June 11, 2020
10:00 am to 11:00 am
Post-COVID Planning: PPP Loan Audits and Investigations, Mitigation Strategies to Protect Against Bankruptcy, Collections
Needed Improvements To Paycheck Protection Program Will Allow Construction Firms To Save More Jobs
“Members of the House appreciate that one of the best ways to protect the economy from further harm is to make needed improvements to the federal Paycheck Protection Program. While the loans have helped prevent countless construction layoffs during the past several weeks, their benefits have been limited by several problems that have become apparent since the original program was crafted. These problems include the fact the loans are only supposed to cover an eight-week period, set an unrealistic formula of payroll versus other legitimate expenses and are supposed to mature in two years.
Through partnerships between Associated General Contractors of Virginia Peninsula District (AGCVA), Habitat for Humanity, Hampton Roads Sanitation District (HRSD), United Way of the Virginia Peninsula (UWVP), and other community non-profits, the Carmichael family received the help they needed to rebuild their home and family in Williamsburg. Over $45,000 has been raised along with several AGCVA members donations of labor, supplies and time. A groundbreaking was held on May 19th, 2020 with the family and volunteers.
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The Positives of Negative Pressure
by Russ J.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued their latest guidance on recording cases of COVID-19 in the workplace and interim enforcement response plan. The enforcement memos will become effective on May 26, 2020 and rescinds both previously issued memos on each topic.
Under the new recordkeeping policy (see HERE
), OSHA will enforce the recordkeeping requirements for employee coronavirus illnesses for all employers. However, the agency continues to acknowledge that in many instances it remains difficult to determine whether a coronavirus illness is work-related, especially when an employee has experienced potential exposure both in and out of the workplace. Read more HERE
Face coverings required in public settings starting Friday, May 29. Governor Northam Announces Face Covering Requirement and Workplace Safety Regulations Face coverings do not take the place of public health guidelines to maintain six feet of physical distancing, increase cleaning and sanitation, and wash hands regularly.
The construction industry supports nation's healthcare capacity during this pandemic by expanding medical facilities, building temporary hospitals, mobile testing centers. AGC created this short video as a thank-you to so many of our members who responded so quickly to support our healthcare system and save lives. We encourage you to share the video on your social media to amplify the impact of the effort.
Coronavirus safety tips today, focusing on how to respond to a suspected or confirmed case of COVID, see safety tip HERE
. With many states opening up it is more important than ever to make sure the industry is doing its part to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Central District Can You Survive a Hack Attack
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Travis Whitmill, with Evolve MGA, will be speaking on cyber exposures, trends and steps your firm can take to prevent a cyber attack from taking place.
· COVID-19 Impact on cyber-attacks; How to secure your home office;
Top Two Claims: Ransomware/Social Engineering; Claims Examples
The Richmond District hosted a sold out Zoom Construction BINGO on Wednesday night. It was a great success and a lot of fun. Members came ready to play. Congratulations to our winners: Vernon Wildy with ARC Document Solutions, Taylor Farley with J E Liesfeld Contractor Inc., Olivia Stinnette, Macy Mears with Travelers Casualty & Surety Co of America, Mary Harris with Permit Zip The Two-Week Guys, Mark Reilly with WM Jordan, Danny Barribeau with Skillforce, David Snidow with Towne Insurance and Kevin McLeod with J E Liesfeld Contractor Inc.
Founded in 1970, W. E. Bowman Construction, Inc. (WEBC) has been serving the construction industry for 50 years. The WEBC team represents three generations of hands-on leadership and expertise. In addition to the value of time-tested experience, WEBC sets itself apart through a blend of skilled craftsmen, technology-driven construction management professionals, and our deep commitment to our mission to “Build the Best Places to Live, Work, and Enjoy Life”.
|New Service Offering for Keiter Clients: Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application Consulting
Contact the Keiter Team Here
Delegate Tony Wilt and AGCVA Valley District member of Superior Concrete staying engaged during these times. He is taking the time to read children’s books online. “Keeping with the same theme from a few weeks ago, I hope the kids in your life might enjoy “O is for Old Dominion” by Pamela Duncan Edwards and Illustrated by Troy Howell”
As many states are planning to ease restrictions, Cintas Ultraclean sanitization
process may be the solution to prepare for re-opening. Cintas can coordinate with each of your members' closed locations to go in to sanitize and disinfect the restrooms and kitchens to prep for Opening Day. To support them further, Cintas will set up a maintenance service frequency to ensure their sites are maintaining the “new normal” hygiene expectations from customers and employees.
For Bulk orders of Hand Sanitizer, Face Shields, Contactless Thermometers and/or KN95 Masks:
New Contractor Member
Lee Kesler Construction Inc
PO Box 12725
Roanoke, VA 24028
Work Phone: (540) 562-8575
Contact: Michael Lee, President
Certifications: Class A Contractor
Recruited by: Ken Tucker, Chandler Concrete of Virginia
Specialties: Commercial Development, Construction & Renovation: Commercial,
Construction & Renovation: Industrial, Design/Build, Pre-Engineered Building Systems