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Associated General Contractors of Virginia, Inc.

Member News
The construction crews from Lantz and Riddleberger Brothers joined in the Holiday Sing-a-Long at John C. Myers Elementary School where renovation is currently in progress. The students sang "Deck the Halls with Renovation" and as you can see, everyone had a great time.

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Seventy years ago when E.I. Clancy and John Theys founded their construction company, they never could have visualized the projects they would build let alone the legacy they would leave behind.

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W. M. Jordan Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Patrick Barbier, LEED AP to the role of Senior Project Manager. Patrick, who started off his career at hashtag#WMJ as a Project Engineer, has been with us for 16 years. He is known for his enthusiastic attitude, and ability to solve complex issues while keeping his projects on time. Barbier has completed numerous large projects in his time at hashtag#WMJ. He serves as an asset working with universities, having most recently completed James Madison University's newest residence hall, while also overseeing their new dining hall project among several others. Patrick also provides valuable support in recruiting and mentoring our interns. He has served as the Richmond District AGC President in 2017, and will soon move to the AGC State Board. We are proud of Patrick's dedication to excellence. Congratulations on this well deserved promotion!

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This year, Forbes has partnered with market research company Statista to create a list of the most recommended firms for tax and accounting services in the U.S. The 227 firms identified include the biggest firms in the country and some of the smallest. They’re all tackling the complexities of the ever-changing tax laws head on.

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Scaffolding Solutions, LLC
Industry News

Your Voice Matters Give Legislators a Firsthand Understanding of How Legislation Affects Your Business

Join us at Virginia Small Business Day, where many of the state's leading business organizations will gather to help educate policymakers on the issues most important to their small business. Business owners from across Virginia will send a strong message to legislators that their concerns matter too.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

7:30 am – 1:00 pm 

SunTrust Building - Piedmont Room, 4th Floor

919 East Main Street - Richmond, VA 23219 

Cost: $15 per person by Jan 6  ($25 per person after Jan 6)

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Here are the results of the Sage -AGC Outlook Survey. Virginia is well represented in the survey. 

Look over the results from 26 contractors who listed Virginia as their primary state (out of 956 total respondents)

Write-Up Results

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Your participation is needed in the Open Shop Heavy, Highway, and Municipal craft survey. All participants will receive the survey results for free.

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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!
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The Law Office of Christopher G Hill PC
Workforce Development

The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has asked AGCVA members for help in reviewing the Pluming and Masonry Curriculum for K12 Career and Technical Education. We are looking for industry professionals who are interested in reviewing curriculum in order to provide sound advice on how to best prepare students for a career in these fields.

Serving on the VDOE curriculum review committee is a one day commitment in Richmond, VA. The trade dates are as follows:


Plumbing I & II – February 7th, 2020

Masonry I & II – February 21st, 2020

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National AGC Safety Awards (NASA) program has been an ongoing effort since 1991 to offer AGC members an opportunity to evaluate their safety record. NASA compares an AGC member’s safety record with other AGC members according to the member size and construction type. Additionally, NASA provides a great opportunity for members who have excellent safety records to compete for nationally recognized awards.  The deadline for submission is February 7, 2020.

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a temporary enforcement policy to allow for crane operator certifications issued prior to December 2, 2019 by the Crane Institute Certification (CIC) to be temporarily accepted by the agency. OSHA requires crane operators engaged in construction activity to be certified by an entity holding accreditation through a nationally recognized agency. CIC no longer holds such accreditation. The policy explains that, although CIC-issued certifications are not compliant with OSHA’s operator certification requirement, OSHA does not intend to cite employers for operating equipment that violates that requirement if their operators, in good faith, obtained CIC-issued certifications prior to December 2, with the belief the certifications met the standard’s requirements. Until further notice, OSHA will not accept CIC certifications – including re-certifications – issued on or after December 2, 2019.

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AGC of America and Autodesk are launching a new $75,000 grant program to help member firms provide safety harnesses for women. The grant program is designed to help firms attract more women into the construction profession while continuing to meet the highest levels of workplace safety. As part of that effort, winning firms will be selected based on their ability to leverage relatively small grant awards to attract more women and provide them with appropriately-sized safety harnesses. AGC is accepting applications until January 10, 2020. Click "learn more" for more information about the grant program and how to apply.

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Legislative & Legal

Infographic and Updated FAQ on the Governor's Proposed G3 program, Free Community College

Important program to help grow the population that is interested in being involved in the trades or other technical programs and skilled trades. The G3 grant program is for in state student from low and middle income families that enroll in technology, skilled trades, healthcare, early childhood education or public safety programs. This is a huge opportunity, if this passes, to create more opportunities for people to become aware of and have access to training that will lead them to careers in the construction industry.

FAQ Here

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DGS Final Report on Statute of Limitations

Report on current Virginia law and best practices as they relate to the statute of limitations on state contracts for construction services


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Some people can’t figure out Rep. Denver Riggleman.
They say he’s too far to the left, too far to the right or too libertarian. He votes with President Donald Trump a lot, but sometimes he votes against the president’s wishes. What’s up with him being in the House Freedom Caucus? Why did he officiate a gay wedding?
Anyone who thought Riggleman was just your ordinary politician hasn’t been paying attention when the distiller from Nelson County bigfooted into Virginia politics last year.

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Calendar & Events
It is always important to have the best trained, most efficient workforce possible. In today’s construction markets, it is even more important. Thus AGC makes available a wide range of training programs to help its members. And while many of the classes are conducted in the AGC training facility, AGC districts have been extremely aggressive in addressing this need by conducting a variety of programs in the districts, thereby making them not only more convenient, but also less costly.

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Help us kick-off the celebration of the 2020 AGCVA Convention!

·    Come hear how the new legislature will impact your industry.

·    Hear what education has in store for your future workers.

·    Network with leading contractors.

Make your reservations with AGCVA and The Greenbrier Resort.

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