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Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Inc.

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AGC of America held a comprehensive webinar detailing not only the requirements of the U.S. the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry, but also the perspective of and testimonials from prime and specialty contractors implementing the regulation. Construction industry safety professionals from AGC member firms Haselden Construction—a vertical building general contractor—Kokosing Construction Company—a heavy highway and industrial general contractor—and Faith Technologies—an electrical specialty contractor—discussed how they are dealing with the real world impacts of carrying out this standard on a wide variety of construction jobs.


In addition to this webinar, AGC has developed for its members the “Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction” webpage designed to provide contractors with a better understanding of what is expected of them from OSHA.  PowerPoint Presentation - click here

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Although the effective date of OSHA's revised silica rule  was Sept. 23, the agency said it will not begin issuing fines and citations for another 30 days to companies that have taken steps toward meeting the new regulation’s requirements, Engineering News-Record reported.

Advocates and critics of the rule — which reduces acceptable exposure limits to airborne silica and requires a written plan, training and, in some cases, medical monitoring to manage the dust — said the extra time will help employers comply. However, the Associated General Contractors of America said OSHA's employer assistance program is limited in scope.

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October 27-28, 2017  
Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront  
Virginia Beach, VA
Primary Registrant:  $125 
Spouse/Guest:  No cost  (list all attendees) 


Friday Reception Hosted by: Tidewater District 
Schedule of Events 
Friday Night Reception (Hosted by Tidewater District) - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  
Friday Dinner is on your own 
     Saturday Buffet Breakfast - 8:00 am to 9:00 am  
     Saturday Board Meeting - 9:00 am to 11:45 am   
          TOPICS:  Membership Engagement, 2018 Budget, 2018 Legislative Priorities  
REGISTER HERE

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Legislative & Legal

On August 30, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to further extend the employer's responsibility to ensure crane operator competency and enforcement for crane operator certification from Nov. 10, 2017 to Nov. 10, 2018. During this time, OSHA will work to address stakeholder concerns over the operator certification requirements in the 2010 Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard. AGC will submit comments—due Sept. 29, 2017—in favor of the extension. OSHA’s press release can be found here.

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Senators from Virginia and West Virginia have introduced legislation that would expose middle school students to career and technical education, or CTE, programs.  Tim Kaine and Shelley Moore Capito submitted the Middle School Technical Education Program Act, which would focus on career exploration for middle school students.


It would create a pilot program allowing middle schools to partner with colleges and other post-secondary institutions and local businesses to develop and implement CTE exploration programs giving students access to apprenticeships or project-based learning opportunities. Such opportunities are often not available until students reach high school or higher education. 

Visit http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Legislation-to-expand-CTE-program-to-middle-schools-444500193.html to view the full article online.

  

The Richmond District held their Legislator Meet and Greet event on Thursday, September 21st at the Virginia War Memorial. Over 70 members and their guests listened to the future Speaker Kirk Cox give some remarks on what’s going on in the construction industry in our State Legislature. 6 other members of the Legislature were there to answer questions one on one with the guests. It was a great evening all around.  

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Perry Engineering Co Inc
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Workforce Development
  

November 1-2, 2017
Richmond International Raceway 
Mission Tomorrow is the Richmond region's interactive career exploration event for students. The event will be held November 1 -2, 2017, at Richmond International Raceway.


Through an interactive series of activities and discussions with employers, Mission Tomorrow will encourage over 12,000 attending 8th gradersto explore career interests and in-demand jobs from over 100 businesses in our region.  VIDEO about Mission Tomorrow
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Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Cocktail reception to follow
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H St. NW | Washington, D.C. 20001


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Safety
  

Provided by: ConstructionDIVE September 27, 2017
Fall protection in the construction industry, specifically, led the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's annual list of the most commonly cited workplace safety violations, according to a preliminary ranking reported by the National Safety Council.


Four violations on this year's list are specific to OSHA's Part 1926 – Safety and Health Regulations for Construction), including inadequate fall protection, lack of guardrails for scaffolding, improper use of ladders and lack of fall-protection training, according to Business and Legal Resources.

Visit http://www.constructiondive.com/news/construction-falls-lead-oshas-top-safety-violations-for-2017/505893/ to view the full article online.

  

The summer came to an abrupt end with plenty of national drama stemming from two major hurricanes, massive forest fires, and plenty of political chaos. Those dramatic stories overshadowed what has been one of the big stories this year: immigration reform. One of the stickier challenges weighing heavily on the minds of employers in recent months was President Trump’s "Buy American, Hire American" policy. 

Visit http://www.constructiondive.com/news/new-work-visa-requirements-exacerbate-current-talent-shortages/504978/ to view the full article online.

Calendar & Events

Thursday, November 16, 2017
7:30 am to 5:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn
1624 Richmond Road
Williamsburg, VA 23185 
Both the Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Navy require that CQC personnel pass this training program as part of the certification process.  AGC has worked with these groups over the past eighteen years to provide this training on a convenient, reasonably-priced basis.  A registration fee of $200/member rate and $300/non-member rate will be charged per attendee to cover the cost of the meeting facility, lunch, handout materials and refreshments.

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Make your plans to attend the 99th Annual AGC Convention, February 26-28, 2018 in New Orleans, LA.  Come celebrate 100 years of construction, cultivate new ideas and partners, see and hear the latest in construction innovation, and leave with the tools to take your business to the next level.  Come join your fellow construction industry colleagues and benefit from the over $100 Billion worth of experience present as well as take part in 18 education sessions, 4 division sessions and meetings, 2 plenary sessions, and 2 awards ceremonies featuring the very best in the construction industry.  The AGC Convention is your opportunity to get plugged into the past, present and future of your industry.

Visit http://convention.agc.org/ to view the full article online.

Member News
  

Allan Myers is proud to announce that the company has been named by ENR MidAtlantic, the leading publication for the engineering and construction industry, as its 2017 Contractor of the Year. The announcement is the lead story in the publication’s August 2017 issue featuring the firm’s culture of safety, its family leadership, its community contributions, and company growth. 

Visit http://www.allanmyers.com/allan-myers-awarded-enr-mid-atlantic-contractor-of-the-year/ to view the full article online.

  

INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) announces the release of its 2017 annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s largest public accounting firms.  Brown Edwards, also celebrating its 50th year in public accounting, is pleased to be recognized among the group of the nation’s top 100 firms.  The rankings are based on 2016 U.S. net revenue. IPA is the industry’s leading trade newsletter, and the report is the most accurate listing of the nation’s largest accounting firms based on fiscal performance.

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AGC of America is proud to announce the launch of the AGC Diversity & Inclusion Awards program. AGC will present a total of six awards in three award categories: the Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Awards, the Chapter Diversity & Inclusion Award and the Diverse Business of the Year Award. These awards seek to raise awareness of the value that a diverse workforce and inclusive environment brings to a company by spotlighting diversity and inclusion champions within AGC. By recognizing these diversity and inclusion champions, AGC hopes to inspire other AGC member-companies to engage in activities that will promote diversity and inclusion both within the Association and the industry. 


AGC member companies and chapters in good standing who meet the competition requirements are encouraged to apply online for some much-deserved recognition. Apply by November 15, 2017. Learn more about AGC of America’s Diversity & Inclusion Awards program at www.agc.org/diversityawards 

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New Subcontractor Member
Central District
Rosser Design & Landscaping LLC
PO Box 2606
Forest, VA 24551
(434) 546-6079
Contact:  George Rosser
Specialty:  Landscaping: Design-Installation-Maintenance, Brick Paver Installation, Lighting: Outdoor, Pavers: Interlocking, Retaining Walls
http://www.rosserlandscaping.com 


New Subcontractor Member
Southside District
Adkins Concrete Inc.
5844 US HWY 29
Blairs, VA 24527
(434) 441-0288
Contact:  John C Creasey
Specialty:  Concrete: Formwork  


New Subcontractor Member
Tidewater District
BRR Refrigeration LLC
961 Reon Dr
Virginia Beach, VA 23464-0000
(757) 474-9675
Fax:   (757) 474-9676
Contact:  Joseph Roomsburg
Specialty:  HVAC-R Contractors


New Subcontractor Member
Tidewater District
Damuth
1100 Cavalier Blvd.
Chesapeake, VA 23323
(757) 558-0200
Fax:  (757) 558-9715
Contact:  Phillip Damuth
Specialty:    Design/Build: Mechanical Systems
http://damuth.com


New Subcontractor Member
Tidewater District  
Paragon Paving Inc
5847 Hargrove St
Norfolk, VA 23502-4636
(757) 461-0970
Fax:  (757) 461-2207
Contact:  Wade Wolf
Specialty:  Paving Contractors, Sitework


New Subcontractor Member
Valley District
LCC Enterprises LLC
1740 Country Club Rd
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 289-5260
Fax:  (540) 289-5261
Contact:  Chad Wilcher
Specialty:  Glass & Glazing Contractors 
http://www.glassdoctor.com/harrisonburg-va


New Service/Supplier Member
Richmond District
The Cincinnati Insurance Companies  
5549 Marsh Light Ln
Moseley, VA 23120
(804) 608-0009
Contact:  Christine M Rittenhouse
Specialty:  Bonds: Surety & Fidelity
http://www.cinfin.com


New Service/Supplier Member  
Richmond District
PlanGrid
2111 Mission St 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94110
(804) 687-4615
Contact:  Sara Stout 
Specialty:  Software:  Design


New Service/Supplier Member
Roanoke District
Hopkins Lumber Contractors, Inc.
680 Old Sand Road
Ridgeway, VA 24148
(276) 956-3022
Fax:  (276) 956-2941
Contact: John W Hopkins Jr  
Specialty:  Lumber
http://www.hopkinslumber.com


New Service/Supplier Member  
Tidewater District
East Coast Surety Solutions
241 Expressway Ct
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 646-1331
Fax:   (757) 490-9129
Contact:  Gene Crawley
Specialty:  Bonds: Surety & Fidelity 
http://www.ecsurety.com


New Owner/Developer Member
Tidewater District
Noah Enterprises Inc
1112 Jensen Dr #211
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
(757) 437-2300
Fax:  (757) 437-5151
Contact:  Carol Curtis
Specialty:   Commercial Development, Construction & Renovation: Commercial, Design/Build
http://www.noahent.com/

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