AGCVA eBulletin

Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Inc.

Industry News
  
Provided by: Construction Executive
This year will see a number of new surety regulations taking effect across the country. These will require contractors to obtain construction bonds or contractor license bonds in different amounts and adjust to new compliance standards implemented by sureties. Moreover, questions about the state of the economy and what contractors can expect in terms of government spending are also on the table and require attention.

Visit http://constructionexec.com/article/surety-bonding-in-2019-what-should-contractors-be-ready-for?utm_campaign=926bd3db87&utm_medium=email&utm_source=ce_this_week&utm_content=volume_2_issue_9&utm_term=business&mc_unique_id=f008be2e30&aid=4331 to view the full article online.

  
Commit to working Safe by Choice during Safety Week May 6-10, 2019. Take Time to Work Safely.

Visit http://www.constructionsafetyweek.com/ to view the full article online.

  
The new AGCVA app is launching in May!  Users will gain access to important event information and updates as well as messaging and sharing with fellow attendees all in one place! Personalized, mobile agendas can be built out with sessions discovered in the app for an enhanced experience. The app will be available for both iOS and Android and will serve as AGCVA hub for content, collaboration and events all year round. We are excited for you to soon be able to download and begin exploring and connecting!

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/vgc-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=551734&issueID=65266 to view the full article online.

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Legislative & Legal
  
The construction industry is experiencing record economic activity with low unemployment and little expectation that the current domestic workforce can alone meet employment demand. According to a recent survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America, 78 percent of construction firms are facing difficulties hiring workers.

Visit https://advocacy.agc.org/votervoice/?vvsrc=%2fCampaigns%2f64461%2fRespond to view the full article online.

  

Provided by: AGC of America

Construction Official Urges Congress to Act on Proposed New Legislation Introduced by Congressmen Francis Rooney & Lloyd Smucker that Will Establish First-Ever Temporary Visa Program for Construction
The measure would establish the only federal temporary visa program for construction, among other industries covered by the measure. The association is urging members of Congress to support the measure. “The shortage of available, qualified, workers in many parts of the country threatens to undermine continued economic growth,” Sandherr said, noting that 80 percent of construction firms reported last year they were having a hard time finding qualified workers to hire.

Visit https://www.agc.org/news/2019/03/13/proposal-create-new-temporary-worker-visa-system-construction-and-other-industries to view the full article online.

Celebrating 65 years!
Perry Engineering Co Inc
With 65 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!
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Workforce Development
  
The purpose of these two (2) scholarships are to provide financial assistance to qualified and deserving students attending post-High School educational/training institutions and who plan to enter the construction industry in their professional careers, including but not limited to contractors, skilled trades, and engineering.

Visit https://agcva.org/wp-content/uploads/2019ValleyScholarship2.pdf to view the full article online.

  
Provided by: Constructor Magazine
The way the construction industry has been taught to work and the way we’ve trained our workers are perfectly suited for a future world that no longer exists. Construction must shift from traditional knowledge workers to a new generation of learning workers. Knowledge workers are given specific information and skillsets and are expected to apply, grow and refine that knowledge over the course of their career. In contrast, learning workers are taught how to continually learn and apply new skills, adapting to changing work requirements as they arise.

Visit https://www.constructormagazine.com/bridging-constructions-talent-gap-with-learning-workers/ to view the full article online.

  

Provided by: Inside Business Hampton Roads Business Journal
Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer had an unusual request for the more than 1,000 people at his state of the city address March 20. On several big screens in front of the audience at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, an online quiz asked which of 13 development projects – like The Cavalier hotel or the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts – was the result of a public-private partnership. The answer turned out to be a bit of a trick question, since all of them included some kind of public funding. 

Visit https://www.naylornetwork.com/vgc-nwl/articles/index.asp?aid=551664&issueID=65266 to view the full article online.

The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
Safety
  
Provided by: AGC of America Week in Review
Listen to ConstructorCast Podcast for all the Important Details
As of Feb. 7, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all contractors to evaluate crane operators under the new final rule regulating crane operator qualification and evaluation. AGC of America spent nearly 16 years working with OSHA under three different presidential administrations to make this rule less burdensome and provide the greatest positive safety impact possible. The latest episode of ConstructorCast covers all the important details you need to know to ensure your firm is in compliance as the requirements take full effect and beyond. Download or stream the episode here.

Visit http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/agcleg/issues/2019-03-07.html#2 to view the full article online.

Calendar & Events
 
  
AGCVA makes it possible with a wide range of training programs to help members. Recent training programs include: STP Supervisory Training, PMDP Project Manager, Young Construction Leaders Program, CQM Construction Quality Management, LEAN Construction Education Program & LEAN/BIM Exams.

Visit https://agcva.org/workforce-development/training-programs/?loggedin=true to view the full article online.

Member News
  
The AGCVA welcome 4 new members to the State Board of Directors

Central District - Ben Wilkenson - Southern Air, Inc.

Piedmont District - Fran Burke - Faulconer Construction
Piedmont Distirct - Chris Shifflett - Piedmont Concrete Contractors Inc
Tidewater District - Geoff Bean - W M Jordan Co Inc
Valley District - Shanna Billihmer - Trumbo Electric Inc

Visit https://agcva.org/about/our-board/ to view the full article online.