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RVA BUILDS is a collaborative effort connecting untapped talent with livable wage career path opportunities. In partnership with Communities At Work, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors of Virginia, various workforce development organizations, nonprofit commun…

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Investing in a home renovation project not only requires money, but also time and patience. While contractors, architects and designers can estimate how long a project may take, it is impossible to anticipate all of the scenarios that can affect that estimated timeline. Information from the …

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Keeping up with all the certifications your employees need to have can be a daunting job for any heavy construction company. Beyond insuring your new employees are properly certified, keeping track of the expiration dates of each employee’s certifications can be a full-time job. RAMCA is an …

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Outgoing President Gregg Fields, City of Alexandria Building Official, handed over the reins of the Virginia Building and Code Officials Association (VBCOA) to newly elected President Pete Mensinger, City of Alexandria Special Projects Manager, on Oct. 15, in Williamsburg. Approximately 250 …

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One way to improve curb appeal and set a property apart from others is to add decorative effects to walkways, patios and driveways. Although many homeowners turn to materials such as pavers, flagstone or brick for these purposes, a versatile and often cost-effective idea is to rely on stampe…

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Workforce development is a topic in any sector of the construction businesses that cannot be discussed enough. Demand for qualified employees and future leaders is high and supply is low. You can argue it is a good problem to have, to have so much work and opportunity you cannot hire fast enough.

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In anticipation of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-18), I sat down with more than 250 students enrolled in various trades of construction in apprenticeship and craft training programs managed by Associated Builders & Contractors, Virginia Chapter (ABC-VA).

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It sometimes seems that every news report brings stories of fatal accidents across our commonwealth, both in daily life and at work. The science of risk management can, however, provide a strong dose of sensitization to certain kinds of situations when things go haywire, but it requires a di…

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For many construction companies, workers’ compensation is their most expensive insurance policy. It doesn’t help that in addition to the large expense, a small thing called the Experience Modification (Emod), can cause major swings from year to year. The employer who can control his or her E…

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The Home Building Association of Richmond (HBAR) membership is a family. On Monday, Sept. 17, in the tornadoes of Hurricane Florence, a tragedy took place. In the path of this historic storm, Old Dominion Flooring Company in Midlothian lost one of its own – Ronnie Bishop.

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For the first time, Virginia will host the annual International Code Council (ICC) Conference Oct. 21-29 in Richmond. With more than 64,000 members from the public and private sectors, ICC is dedicated to developing model codes and standards used in the design and construction of buildings –…

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The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) provides homeowners with helpful ways to avoid being scammed by unscrupulous contractors and provides tips on how to find a qualified, professional remodeler or contractor.

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Richmond has been getting a lot of national attention and recognition over the past several years. Between our innovative and growing restaurant and brewery scene, our fine institutions of higher education, and the economic and community development initiatives we’ve seen across the city, Ri…

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Since 1972, the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry has held compliance oversight responsibility for Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Part 1926 (29 CFR 1926), the federal OSHA standards for construction. With seven field offices and headquarters in Richmond, the Virginia Occupati…

Industry Associations

Each association hosts a number of trainings, networking socials, community service projects, and meetings on a monthly basis. For a full calendar of events for each association, or to register online, please visit their respective events calendars.

- HBAR
- HBAV
- AGCVA
- ABCVA