AGCVA eBulletin
Member News
  
The AGC awards programs recognize the nation's most pioneering projects as well as talented and community-minded contractors, innovative and successful AGC chapters, student chapter achievements, and contractors implementing outstanding safety programs.
AGC member companies and chapters in good standing who meet the competition requirements are encouraged to apply online for some much-deserved recognition. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, October 21, 2020, for full consideration.
  
A group of Young Construction Leaders from the Piedmont District helped out at Habitat for Humanity in Charlottesville on recently.   

Tidewater District
Jobsite Tour Virginia Beach Sports Center

The AGCVA Tidewater District toured the Virginia Beach Sports Center with MEB General Contractors. This state-of-the-art Design-Build facility will open this fall and will host a diverse roster of sporting events and tournaments. With 285,000 square feet of space, the Virginia Beach Sports Center features 12 basketball courts, 24 volleyball courts, a 200-meter hydraulically-banked track, and seating for 5,000 spectators.

Roanoke District held a Virtual Beer Tasting & Tour that attracted attendees from several districts. The Valley Young Leaders took the opportunity to hold a social distancing networking event together on the big screen. Big Lick Brewing Co. was the Craft Beer of choice. Their Assistant Brewmaster led the attendees through 4 beers that they chose for tasting during this event. During the unique event there were 3 drawings for $50.00 gift cards. Winners were: Ashley Hughes (ConMat Group - Valley), Kean Marks (Draper Aden – Central) and Andrew Gregson (WGK Construction – NOVA). Thanks to everyone who participated.
 

Welcome New Members 

 New Contractor Member
Valley District
Lam's Construction Inc
13665 Spotswood Trail
Elkton, VA 22827
Work Phone:  (540) 820-5906
Contact:  Travis R Lam
Specialties:  Acoustical Contractors
Recruited by:  Mark Stroupe, RAM Tool and Missy Gupton, AGCVA 

New Contractor Member
Tidewater District
Mihaly Contracting
2593 Quality Court #219
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Work Phone:  (757) 522-7122
Contact:  Taylor Mihaly
Specialties:  Concrete Contractors
Categories:  Class B Contractor
Recruited by:  Danny Lee, W.M. Jordan 

 New Service/Supplier Member
Tidewater District   
Brown & Brown Insurance
500 E Main St #600
Norfolk, VA 23503
Work Phone:  (757) 625-0938
Fax:  (757) 624-1361
Contact:  Brian Giblin
Specialties:  Insurance
http://www.bbinsurance.com

   
Peckar & Abramson
      
Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
   
Industry News

October 2020 eBulletin

  
Are you Ready for Careers in Construction Month?
We are asking our industry colleagues across Virginia to make a dedicated effort to connect with students throughout the month of October. Take the pledge and show your commitment to use, share, and promote Build Your Future resources to help students explore careers in construction.
Together, we can spread the word about the wide range of construction career paths to success and shift the public’s perception of careers in our industry.   #CICM   
 
  
Report A Positive Coronavirus Case, Workplace Fatality, Or Severe Injury notification portal provided by DOLI and the Virginia Department of Health (VDH).  Reporting COVID-19 positive cases:  16 VAC 25-220-40.B.8.e of the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) provides that “The employer shall notify the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) within 24 hours of the discovery of three (3) or more employees present at the place of employment within a 14-day period testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus during that 14-day time period.”  

AGCVA PAC Golf Tournament 

The AGCVA held its annual PAC Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Virginia.  It was a Sold Out event and will help AGCVA have a voice in matters relating to the construction industry in Virginia.  Thank you to all of the sponsors of the PAC golf tournament. 

 

Bar Sponsors

MEB General Contractors Inc

Trane Commercial Systems

Beverage Cart Sponsors

AGC of Virginia - Tidewater District

Whiting-Turner Contracting Co

Bourbon Bar Sponsorship

AGC of Virginia - Richmond District

Cigar Sponsors

AGC of Virginia - Tidewater District

EMC Mechanical Services

Closest to the Pin Sponsors

AGC of Virginia - Peninsula District

AGC of Virginia - Tidewater District

Golf Ball Sponsor

Clancy & Theys Construction Co

Long Drive Sponsors

AGC of Virginia - Tidewater District

Loughridge & Company LLC

 

 


 

Delegate Todd Gilbert
Virginia House of Delegates 15th District 


  
Hole Sponsors

AGC of Virginia - Central District

AGC of Virginia - Piedmont District

AGC of Virginia - Roanoke District

AGC of Virginia - Tidewater District

Allied Interior Products /MarinoWare

Atlantic Constructors Inc

ColonialWebb Contractors

Dunbar Milby Williams Pittman & Vaughan

EMC Mechanical Services

EPACoat Inc

Foundation Building Materials LLC

Gerloff Painting & Decorating Inc

Gilbane Building Company

Hallmark Iron Works Inc

ISAarchitectural

Jefco Inc.

Kamco Building Supply

Liphart Steel Co Inc

Luck Stone Corp Charlottesville

Master Electrical Services LLC

McGriff Insurance Services

MEB General Contractors

Mid Atlantic Steel Erectors Inc

Old Dominion Trading

Pinnacle Construction & Development Corp

RAM Tool Construction Supply

Rockydale Quarries Corp

S B Ballard Construction Co

Towne Insurance

Travelers Bond

Trinity Steel Erection

Virginia Steel Erectors Inc

W H Stovall & Co, Inc

W M Jordan Co

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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Brown Edwards & Company
   
Workforce Development
  
Rockbridge County High School went all remote for the first nine weeks of school, which works for many courses.  But what about their Career and Technical Education? Things like electronics, or carpentry and building trades? Well, they’ve come up with a solution for those, too.
“We’re in an open air, outside, fresh-air environment, socially distancing, wear a mask, doing all the proper safety protocols and allowing kids to come in and get their hands dirty a little bit,” said Paige Owens, the Career and Technical Education supervisor.
  
Do you know students who are interested in a career in the construction industry? Students have until November 1, 2020 to apply for the AGC Education and Research Foundation scholarship.  
  
AGCVA now offers two ways to complete the Lean and BIM exam for those working to obtain the Lean or BIM credential.
1)   The AGCVA office in Richmond is an official testing center that offers flexible testing dates in a safe and sanitary space.
2)   Prefer testing in the comfort of your own office? AGC has just launched a virtual exam option.
Use the links below to apply for your exam. Indicate on your application that you will be testing through AGC of Virginia, and then select if you will be sitting for the exam In-Person or Online.
Safety

RECAP of National Construction Safety Week
and Safety Stand Down Week 

September 14-18, 2020 

AGCVA members focused on safety this week during the National Construction Safety and Stand-Down celebrations. AGCVA wanted to share some of the photos that members shared with us. #constructionsafetyweek

   
   
Legislative & Legal
  
Every vote counts! Register to vote or check your registration status at ConstructionVotes.com or by texting “AGC” to 52886. You can also obtain information about early voting, request an absentee ballot, and view the candidates that will be on your November ballot.  
  
Business organizations are pushing back against making Virginia’s COVID-19 workplace safety rules permanent, arguing that the regulations - rules that were temporarily adopted in July as an emergency measure - have proved costly, confusing and burdensome for companies.
"I ask you not to create a permanent solution to a temporary problem,” said Brandon Robinson, chief executive officer of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia, an organization of commercial construction companies. “I ask you not to adopt a one-size-fits-all approach. Every day the science behind this disease evolves as we learn more and devise better ways to keep people safe.”
  
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) posted revisions to regulations that implemented the paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The revisions come as a result of a federal court decision that found portions of the regulations invalid. Please click “learn more” for a discussion of the revisions.
Clarifies Employers’ Obligations to Track Compensable Hours
With telework arrangements expanding in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued Field Assistance Bulletin (FAB) 2020-5 to clarify an employer’s obligation to track the number of hours of compensable work by employees who are teleworking or otherwise working away from premises controlled by their employers. In a telework or remote work arrangement, the question of the employer’s obligation to track hours actually worked for which the employee was not scheduled may often arise. While the guidance issued responds directly to needs created by new telework or remote work arrangements that arose in response to COVID-19, it also applies to all telework or remote work arrangements.
Calendar & Events
  
Virtual Event
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. 
$50 per person 
Join us for ACE Virginia's interactive presentation with key decision-makers from the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) to discuss how the industry can most effectively collaborate with the Commonwealth. DGS oversees more than $1.8 billion of new construction. We will be joined virtually by DGS Director, Joe Damico and DGS Director of the Division of Engineering and Buildings, Mike Coppa.  
  
October 23-24, 2020
The Blackburn Inn and Conference Center
301 Greenville Avenue | Staunton, Va. 24401
 $200 Registration Fee (includes reception, dinner and breakfast) 
All attendees, including spouse/guest must register with AGCVA by October 12, 2020.  You may choose to register for the Valley District’s Golf Tournament to be held Friday, October 23 at Spotswood Country Club, with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun start.
  
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn (1624 Richmond Road | Williamsburg, Va. 23185) 
Both the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Navy require that CQM-C personnel pass this training program as part of the certification process. AGCVA has worked with these groups to provide this training on a convenient, reasonably-priced basis.  A registration fee of $250/member rate and $350/non-member rate will be charged per attendee to cover the cost of the meeting facility, lunch, handout materials, and refreshments.