1 Newsletter December 5, 2014 LEGISLATORS TO CAUCUS SUNDAY; STATE S PREVAILING WAGE POSSIBLE SUBJECT OF DEBATE The West Virginia Senate and House of Delegates are to caucus Sunday, December 7, which will give a clearer picture to the future landscape of the West Virginia Legislature. The Republicans now control both houses after the November 4 election that saw the defeat of many Democrat senators and delegates. The presumptive leaders are Bill Cole, R-Mercer, Senate President, and Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, Speaker of the House. Both veteran legislators have vowed to organize the committees and staff quickly so that legislation can be addressed early in the 60-day session. Judicial reform, burdensome bureaucracy and the state s tax structure have been identified as issues the new Republican leadership wants to tackle quickly. Another issue that has received a lot of media coverage is the state s prevailing wage law. Various legislators have publicly stated the state s prevailing wage rate is too high and should be cut, if not completely repealed. Arguments have been made that the current wages are too high not truly prevailing and this adds to the cost of government construction contracts. One legislator has noted that billions could be saved on highway projects and the savings can be made available for additional highway construction and maintenance projects. However, most WVDOH projects have some federal funding and the federal Davis-Bacon rules would apply. Others have noted more schools could be constructed if the prevailing wage requirement was eliminated. Many CAWV members, union and non-union, have called the association office expressing concern over the outright repeal of the current law. Opinions expressed include, in no particular order: Members have noted that most of their employees do not work 2,000 hours in a year. Many construction workers are compensated on a 1,000 to 1,300 hour work year. If the wage rate is cut, would the industry continue to attract better-skilled, more productive workers into the construction industry? If wages are reduced, funding for the state s sales tax, workers compensation premiums, and health care premiums would all be reduced. Others have noted that the majority of the project cost is materials. If labor is only a portion of the contract amount, and the wage rates are reduced, would there be any appreciable savings to the project? CAWV highway and bridge contractor members have expressed concern over having to compete against out of state contractors who may hire low-skilled labor, fudge their payroll taxes, take short cuts in safety requirements or other actions. Would this tilt the level playing field by making existing construction companies abiding by state and federal laws unable to compete against such contractors? CAWV Dan Flesher is going to host a conference call and ask all members who have an interest in this proposed legislation to participate. The CAWV will be called upon to weigh in on this issue and President Flesher would like to have members comments and recommendations. Some suggestions including raising the current $25,000 threshold before prevailing wage rates apply and looking at how the WV Division of Labor calculates the prevailing wage. A notice of the time and date for the conference call will be sent to members shortly.
2 SPRP/SPCC DEADLINE AND SUBMISSION INFORMATION The submission date for spill prevention response plans (SPRP) was Wednesday, Dec. 3. This applies also to submission of spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPSS) plans for each registered aboveground storage tank in accordance with the Aboveground Storage Tank (AST) Act and the interpretive rule. For AST owners with the capability to do so, you are instructed by the DEP to submit your SPRP or SPCC plan to the DEP electronically through the Electronic Submission System used to register tanks. If you have the capability to scan and submit your plan(s) electronically, please do so. For those AST owners without the current capability to scan and file your SPRP or SPCC plan electronically, the DEP has agreed to accept physical copies of plan(s). The WVDEP asks that Ruth Porter be contacted at (304) (ext. 1007) to advise the DEP of mail or hand delivered copies of the SPRP or SPCC. The DEP is required to review the plans submitted for compliance and may request additional information if the plan submitted is not adequate. This procedure should assure that any plan deficiencies are reported by the DEP to the AST owner or operator thereby providing an opportunity to remedy any deficiencies so noted. For more information about the certification process, required forms and submission, click here. AGC SURVEY MEMBERS ON ANNUAL OUTLOOK Each year around this time, AGC asks its members to predict what next year will be like for their business. Questions focus on expectations for market performance, hiring, labor market conditions, plans to acquire equipment, etc. Please take a moment to complete the survey here. The AGC will spend the better part of December asking members to complete the survey. After completion, AGC s chief economist Ken Simonson will analyze the results, which will be released in early January to the media and members. As in the past, the AGC will also prepare state-specific outlooks for every state where we have a sufficiently robust response. AGC WEBINAR WINNING WORK: PROPOSALS THAT SELL The AGC of America will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 2:00 3:00 p.m. A well written proposal is one of the keys to winning future projects and the growth of your company. So what is your company s proposal missing? Is your company chasing the right projects? Should your company consider teaming with another company to edge out the competition? These and many more questions will be addressed during the Winning Work: Proposals that Sell webinar. Three seasoned business development professionals will dissect the proposal writing process from three stages of proposal writing: pre-proposal, proposal content and joint ventures. With more projects going design-build in West Virginia, this webinar will provide key take-a-ways and tools on how to improve your proposal writing process. Click here for more details. Cost of the webinar is $99 for AGC members and $129 for non AGC members. All CAWV members are members of AGC through their CAWV membership. CAWV JOINT MEMBERSHIP AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE MEETING - RESCHEDULED The CAWV Membership and Public Relations joint committee meeting that was tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, December 3, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 17,
3 at 10:00 a.m. at the CAWV Headquarters. The joint committee meeting is designed to bring ideas forward to promote the CAWV and develop ways to better recruit and retain members. Committee members will discuss the new CAWV license plates as well as ways to recruit new members. Committee members will evaluate the effectiveness of past strategies and discuss the association s upcoming promotional efforts. Membership Committee members have been involved with the Public Relations Committee in helping plan and develop these initiatives. All Membership and Public Relations Committee members are encouraged to attend. CAWV OPEN HOUSE A GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY Many members and guests attended the CAWV s Holiday Open House on Tuesday, December 2. CAWV members enjoyed hors d'oeuvres, drinks and conversation during the evening event, making it a great opportunity for members to get together. The CAWV staff would like to extend a very special thank you to members who used the event to donate dozens of toys to benefit the U.S. Marine Reserves Toys for Tots. WV CONSTRUCTION NEWS ON MEMBERS DESK The September/October issue of West Virginia Construction News arrived on members desks this week. Inside see the two national public relations awards that the Hard at Work license plate campaign has won, the CAWV fall meeting review, Orders Construction Company The First 50 Years, the APAWV meeting recap and the YCC Coal River kayak tour. Click here to view West Virginia Construction News online. If you have company news or photos for upcoming issues, please them to Cassidy Webb at Advertising opportunities are also available online here WVCN PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY ACCEPTING ADVERTISERS West Virginia Construction News Professional Directory is now open to advertisers for For a yearly cost of $195 for 1" or $390 for 2", ads are distributed in all six issues of the magazine to state and federal contracting agencies, legislators, contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. A form is attached to this week s newsletter. CONTRACTORS CAN HELP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON Monday, December 15, radio station WQBE, in conjunction with Kroger and other partners, will be launching the annual WQBE/Kroger Food Drive to help eradicate hunger this holiday season. The Union Mission has a goal to collect 10,000 food boxes for as many as 40,000 needy people ahead of the Christmas holiday. Food will be collected through Friday, December 19, at area Kroger Stores and at the parking lot of the Dunbar Kroger. The food collected will be distributed by Union Mission on Saturday, December 20, as they stage a massive food distribution across 38 outreach sites in 19 counties. Food boxes with enough food to last several days will be handed out to families at a time when thousands of West Virginians are struggling. In previous years, long-time supporter Fred Clark, IVS Group, Inc. has helped raise hundreds of thousands of pounds of potatoes. This year, Fred s challenge to area businesses and CAWV members is to help collect 10,000 ten pound bags of potatoes to help with the holiday food distribution. Stop by Dunbar Kroger on December 15 and make a difference in the lives of needy West Virginia families.
4 EXPO SEMINAR PROPOSAL DEADLINE APPROACHING DECEMBER 15 The December 15 deadline to submit seminar proposals for the 2015 WV Construction and Design EXPO is quickly approaching. EXPO s annual lineup of valuable seminars and meetings is an essential learning opportunity for attendees -- most of them offering continuing education credit. Proposals must be submitted online here. If you have any questions, please or call (304) Also, don t miss the opportunity to sponsor the After Hours reception or Business Over Breakfast (BOB) events. EXPO sponsors reach the industry through a variety of channels including direct mailings, s, and event exposure. The tradition of quality industry events continues with EXPO Connect with the region s leading construction and design exposition. Last year s show featured over 300 exhibitors with 465 exhibit booths and more than 5,000 attendees. Attached to this week s newsletter is a list of other sponsorship opportunities available. To reserve a sponsorship, or call (304)
5 2114 Kanawha Boulevard East Charleston, WV (304) (304) Fax 2015 PROFESSIONAL DIRECTORY Please return this form to West Virginia Construction News by January 21, 2015 to ensure your ad will begin in the Jan/Feb 2015 issue and run through the Nov/Dec 2015 issue. TYPE OF AD: One Vertical Inch or $195 Check Enclosed Repeat As Is Please Invoice Me Change As Marked Two Vertical Inches or $390 Check Enclosed Repeat As Is Please Invoice Me Change As Marked Please provide the content information of your listing in the spaces provided below and attach any logos or artwork. Directory forms and art files may be ed to or mailed to 2114 Kanawha Blvd. East, Charleston, WV Firm Name Address City State Zip WV Contractors License Number (if applies) Phone ( ) Fax ( ) Name (Please Print or Type) Authorizing Signature - Thank you for advertising in WEST VIRGINIA CONSTRUCTION NEWS -
6 **Plans in CAWV Physical Plan Room ^ Plans in Internet Plan Room (IPR) at # CAWV Listed as plan holder but plans not yet received December 5, 2014 The CAWV posts all projects announced in the Newsletter along with plans and specifications on Users of the service receive real-time updates as details are changed, plans, specifications and addenda are uploaded and bidders added. Users are also able to track projects of interest. The isqft Project Identification Number, found below, can be used for fast access to each project. For more information, contact Cheryl Clark at (304) or 12/9 **^ WVDOT Call 011 \Building Rehabilitation, Chapman Technical Group (304) John McCausland Memorial Farm, Mason or 12/9 **^Route 7 Water Distribution System, Contract Pentree, Inc. (304) New 1, McDowell County PSD 12/9 **^Route 52 Water Distribution System, Contract Pentree, Inc. (304) New 2, McDowell County PSD 12/9 **^Connector Trail, Bland County, Virginia Draper Aden Associates, Inc (540) /9 Demolition, 6 Properties, Vanceburg, Kentucky Lewis County Commission (606) /9 Water Tank, Rattlesnake Ridge, Contract 1, Sisler Maggard Engineering Grayson, Kentucky (859) /9 OSR Reclamation, Buffalo Coal Company, Grant Frank Whittaker (304) New County (DEP16308) (DEP ) 12/9 **^Water Line Extensions/Improvements, Union The Thrasher Group, Inc Ridge/Victory Ridge, Ritchie County (304) /10 A/E, Coliseum Complex Athletics Projects, WVU Mark Stewart (304) /10 Solar Energy Arrays/Steel Canopy, Yeager Hatch Mott MacDonald Consult New Airport, Kanawha County Engineers (304) /10 CAWV AML Committee 10:00 AM CAWV Headquarters, Charleston Contact Mike Clowser at (304) or 12/10 Design/Build, A/E, Charleston Civic Center City Manager (304) New Renovations/Expansion 12/10 Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation, Elizabeth City of Grafton (304) New Cather Towers, Grafton 12/11 **^ Miscellaneous Water System Improvements, Stafford Consultants, Inc Rainelle (304) /11 Fire Alarm System Testing/Inspection, William Sharpe, Jr. Hospital Bryan Rosen (304) (WSH )
7 12/11 **^Renovations, Chemistry Research Lab, WVU Barton Associates (412) /11 A/E, Remediation, Ridenour Lake, Nitro City of Nitro (304) /11 HART Building Construction, Phase 2, McHenry, Brian E. Bowers (301) New Maryland 12/12 A/E, Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan, Braxton County Board of Braxton County Education (304) /12 Concession Stand, Jackson's Mill, Lewis County VanNostrand Architects (304) /12 **^Big Sandy-Roderfield, Contract 1, McDowell Stafford Consultants, Inc New County PSD (304) /12 **^Big Sandy-Roderfield, Contract 2, Upgrade Stafford Consultants, Inc New Coalwood WTP, McDowell County PSD (304) /12 **^Big Sandy-Roderfield, Contract 3, McDowell Stafford Consultants, Inc New County PSD (304) /12 Testing, Maintenance, Repair Fire Alarm, 130th Enter Solicitation Airlift, Charleston W912L8-15-T /15 **^Design-Build, PSC Building Facade Swanke Hayden Connell Replacement, Charleston Architects (202) /16 **^Interior Renovations, Clarksburg Armory, Tara Lyle (304) Harrison County (ADJ ) Williamson Shriver Architects (304) /16 **^Midelburg Sewer Separation, Logan Dunn Engineers (304) /16 Air Handler Renovation, House/Senate Guy Nisbet (304) Chambers, WV Capitol Complex (GSD ) 12/16 Demolition, Courtyard Building, William R. Bryan Rosen (304) Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, Weston (WSH ) 12/16 **^WWTP Upgrade, Contract 1, Town of The Thrasher Group, Inc Masontown, Preston County (304) /16 Demolition, Hancock County Magistrate Court Hancock County Commission (304) /16 **^Earthwork, Phelps Athletic Facility, Pikeville, Codell Construction Company Kentucky (859) /16 A/E, EOI, WV Schools of the Deaf Projects, Evelyn Melton (304) Romney (DBS ) 12/17 State of WV Open Ended Contract for HVAC Bob Kilpatrick (304) Maintenance 12/17 Shower Wall Surrounds, Arnold Apartments, Mark Stewart (304) WVU 12/17 Reinforced Steel, District 8, WVDOH Angela Moorman (304) (DOT ) 12/17 CAWV Membership and Public Relations Committee 10:00 AM 12:00 PM CAWV Headquarters, Charleston Contact Pat McDonald at (304) or 12/18 **^WWTP Improvements, City of Ronceverte Dunn Engineers (304) /18 Groundwater Monitoring Wells, Parkersburg Parkersburg Utility Board /18 ^Door/Window Replacement, Pipestem State Park, McKeever Lodge (304) Dean Wingerd (304) (DNR )
8 12/18 ^Renovations/Upgrades, Blackwater State Park Miller Engineering, Inc. (304) New Lodge 2234 (DNR ) 12/18 **^State Park Wetland Mitigation Creation, The Thrasher Group, Inc Canaan Valley PSD, Tucker County (304) /19 **^Roof Replacement, Kanawha County Schools Bastian & Harris, Architects (304) /19 **^Force Main Replacement/Septage Receiving Potesta & Associates, Inc Station Installation, Contract 1, Huntington (304) /19 **^ Effluent Line/Diffuser Project, Contract 2, Potesta & Associates, Inc Huntington Sanitary Board (304) /23 HVAC Comprehensive Maintenance, ABC Evelyn Melton (304) Warehouse (ABC ) 12/23 Rt. 60 Drainage Slide Repair-Reclamation Frank Whittaker (304) New (DEP17013) (DEP ) 12/29 **^Renovations, Lewis County Courthouse Silling Associates (304) /29 Pine Hills, Phase II, Green Infrastructure, Tetra Tech, Inc. (304) Beckley 12/30 **^Reclamation: Dale R. Trasher Slide Beth Collins (304) Repair/Reclamation (DEP17025) (DEP ) 12/30 Cabin Repairs, Cabwaylingo State Forest, Dean Wingerd (304) Wayne County (DNR ) 12/30 Pre-Qualification, Open-End Contract, WVU Procurement New Construction (304) /5-9 CAWV/WVDOH Compaction Inspector Course Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley Contact Pat McDonald at (304) or 1/6 **^WVSOM Alumni Center HVAC Renovations ZMM (304) /6 **^Fire Alarm Replacement, McKeever Lodge, Chapman Technical Group Pipestem Resort (304) (DNR /6 #Hydronic Piping Repair, Buildings 5 & 6, Capitol ZMM, Inc. (304) Complex (GSD ) 1/6 ^Crosstrail Boulevard Segment Construction, Mike Angel (703) Loudoun County, Virginia CAWV Safety & Crime Committee 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 1/6 CAWV Headquarters, Charleston Contact Pat McDonald at (304) or 1/7 ^HSC Freight Elevator Modernization, WVU Stanley, Beaman & Sears (404) /7 Electrical Service Replacement, Holly River Miller Engineering, Inc. (304) State Park, Webster County 2234 (DNR ) 1/8 **^Hurricane Fire & Rescue Roof & Insulation Randolph Engineering Replacement (304) /9 **^South Parkersburg Branch Library, Wood Pickering Associates County (304) /12-16 CAWV/WVDOH Aggregate Inspector Course Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley Contact Pat McDonald at (304) or
9 1/13 Restoration: Head Houses/ Harper Ferry Train Station(RMA14021) Beth Collins (304) (RMA ) 1/14 #Ambulance Stations, Logan County Edward Tucker Architects (304) /15 Trench Drain/Concrete Apron Rehabilitation, Tara Lyle (304) FWAATS, Bridgeport (ADJ ) 1/15 East Fork Waterline Installation, Cabell County Enter Solicitation W B0001 1/15 **^ Relocate Dementia Unit, VAMC, Martinsburg GC: Valiant Construction LLC (502) CAWV/WVDOH Asphalt Field Technician Course (New Certification) 1/20-23 Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley Contact Pat McDonald at (304) or 1/22 Renovations, Holly Grove Mansion, Charleston Guy Nisbet (304) New (GSD ) CAWV/WVDOH Asphalt Plant Technician Course 1/26-30 Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley Contact Pat McDonald at (304) or 1/27 Presolicitation: Renovation, BRAC Property, Enter Solicitation Huntington VA24915R0123 CAWV Midyear Meeting, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 1/29-2/4 Fiesta Americana Resort Contact Wendy Long at (304) or CAWV/WVDOH PCC Inspector/Technician Course 2/23-27 Cedar Lakes Conference Center, Ripley Contact Pat McDonald at (304) or WV Construction and Design Exposition (EXPO) 3/25-26 Charleston Civic Center For information visit or (304) /30 Open-End Contract, Contractors, WVU WVU Procurement New (304) WVDOH LETTING SCHEDULE DECEMBER WVDOH LETTING SCHEDULE JANUARY 13 FEBRUARY 10 MARCH 17 APRIL 14 MAY 19 JUNE 9 JULY 7 AUGUST 4 SEPTEMBER 15 OCTOBER 6 NOVEMBER 17 DECEMBER 8
10 HOUSE SENDS ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF EXPIRED POLICIES TO SENATE BB December 5, 2014 On Wednesday, the House approved H.R. 5771, the Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014, by a vote. The $41.6 billion tax extenders legislation restored approximately 52 expired tax provisions for fiscal year 2014, including nine AGC tax priorities (i.e. 179 expensing, bonus depreciation, R&D). The Senate is expected to address the bill by the middle of next week. Opposition from the White House and Democratic Senators dashed the prospect of a two-year plan in late November, which led House Republican leadership to the vote on the one-year package. On Nov. 19, AGC sent a letter to members of Congress laying out the provisions critical to the construction industry. AGC will continue to press for permanency of the provisions during the tax debate in the coming months of the new 114th Congress. ROOF REPLACEMENTS, KANAWHA COUNTY SCHOOLS (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 10:00 AM on 12/19/2014 for replacement of various roofs at Andrew Heights, Bridgeview, Lakewood, Point Harmony, Richmond, Sissonville elementary, and Stonewall Middle Schools for the Kanawha County Board of Education. A mandatory pre-bid meeting with site visit will be held on 12/5/2014 at 2:00 PM starting at Crede Operations Facility, 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston. Bids should be submitted to Kanawha County Board of Education, 3300 Pennsylvania Avenue, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from Bastian and Harris, Architects, 300 Summers Street. Suite 1200, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at SHOWER WALL SURROUNDS, ARNOLD APARTMENTS, WVU, MORGANTOWN (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 12/17/2014 for removal and replacement of shower wall surround and fixtures for 84 units in Arnold Apartments, WVU Morgantown campus. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/3/2014 at 9:00 AM at Arnold Hall, 650 Price Street, Morgantown. Bids should be submitted to WVU Purchasing, Contracts and Payment Services, 3rd Floor One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from WVU Purchasing, Contracts and Payment Services, 3rd Floor One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV (304) Specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at SOUTH PARKERSBURG BRANCH LIBRARY, WOOD COUNTY (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 1/9/2015 for construction of an approximately 5,000 SF new branch library. A pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/17/2014 at 2:00 PM at the Office of Pickering Associates, Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg. Bids should be submitted to Parkersburg / Wood County Public Library, 3100 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV Plans and specifications are available from Pickering Associates,
11 11283 Emerson Avenue, Parkersburg, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at AMBULANCE STATIONS, LOGAN COUNTY (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 1/14/2015 for construction of two approximately 2,350 SF ambulance stations for Island Creek and Harts Creek, Logan County. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/9/2014 at 10:00 AM at L.E.A.S.A., 26 ½ Main Avenue, Logan. Bids should be submitted to L.E.A.S.A, 26 ½ Main Avenue, Logan, WV Plans and specifications are available from Edward Tucker Architects, 916 Fifth Avenue, Suite 208, Huntington, WV (304) Plans and specifications will be available soon in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at A/E, COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES PLAN, BRAXTON COUNTY (isqft Project ID# ) Expressions of Interest from qualified architectural firms to provide professional services for revisions to its current Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan, the implementation of project programming, architectural/engineering design, cost estimating and construction administration services for projects receiving SBA 'Needs' or MIP funding, the development of its proposed CEFP , and the related educational planning, bond planning, project programming, architectural/engineering design, cost estimating and construction administration services for any or all of the construction projects identified in the referenced Braxton County CEFPs will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 12/12/2014. Proposals should be submitted to Braxton County Board of Education, 98 Carter Braxton Drive, Sutton, WV (304) For additional information contact Braxton County Board of Education, 98 Carter Braxton Drive, Sutton, WV (304) PRESOLICITATION: RENOVATE BRAC PROPERTY, HUNTINGTON (isqft Project ID# ) Renovation of two buildings (#19 and #20) including new site work on 5 acres of land obtained from the National Guard under the Base Realignment and Consolidation process adjoining existing VAMC property, Huntington will be posted on or before 1/27/2015. Bids will be accepted by Department of Veterans Affairs, Jason Kinchen, 1639 Medical Center Parkway, 4th Floor, Room 400, Murfreesboro, TN (615) Plans and specifications are available from and enter solicitation number VA24915R0123. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA REQUESTS FOR PURCHASE HYDRONIC PIPING REPAIR, BUILDINGS 5 & 6, CAPITOL COMPLEX (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/6/2015 for replacement of valves and hydronic piping repairs for Buildings 5 & 6, WV Capitol Complex, Charleston. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/15/2014 at 10:00 AM at WV Department of General Services, 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East, Building 1, Room MB-60, Charleston. Bids should be submitted to State of WV at and enter solicitation number GSD For additional information contact Guy Nisbet, 2019 Washington Street, East, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from ZMM, Inc., 222 Lee Street West, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at
12 FIRE ALARM SYSTEM TESTING/ INSPECTION, WILLIAM SHARPE, JR. HOSPITAL (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 5:00 PM on 12/11/2014 for annual fire alarm system testing and inspection for William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, Weston. Proposals should be submitted to State of WV at and enter solicitation number WSH For additional information contact Bryan Rosen at (304) SECURITY RENOVATIONS FOR GENE SPADARO JUVENILE CENTER, MOUNT HOPE (Bid 12/2/2014) Manheim Corporation... $283,400 Danhill Construction Company ,000 DCI / Shires, Inc ,000 MARION COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION OFFICE RENOVATION (Bid 11/21/2014) MIRC Construction Services... $1,252,000 City Construction Co., Inc.... 1,314,402 Lombardi Development... 1,314,900 Huffman Corporation... 1,343,000 Masscon, Inc.... 1,424,000 Danhill Construction Company... 1,448,000 Waller Corporation... 1,473,384 Lone Pine Construction, Inc.... 1,568,246
13 EMERGENCY! WHAT WOULD YOU DO? December 5, 2014 That question should make you think. Your answer could mean the difference between life and death for a co-worker or a friend. ARE YOU PREPARED FOR THE UNEXPECTED? Do you know what to do? Do you know who to call for help? Are you qualified to help? If you answered "yes' to these questions - great! However, if you answered "no' then you need to pay special attention to today's safety message. No matter what your position at the job site, you need to know what to do in the event of an emergency. YOUR LIFE AND THE LIVES OF YOUR CO-WORKERS DEPEND ON YOUR TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE. If you are the first one on the scene, you need to protect yourself from any hazards. For example, precautions may need to be taken to deal with blood or other body fluids, gas leaks, and power lines. You don't want to become another victim. Stay cool, don't panic, and call for help. Start by contacting 911, the local emergency officials, or your jobsite emergency response team. YOU ARE THE MAIN LINK BETWEEN THE EMERGENCY AND THE OUTSIDE WORLD. Secure the area and keep co-workers and others out of the area unless they are trained to provide assistance. If you are qualified to give emergency care, protect yourself first. Make sure you wear your universal PPE (Personal Protective Equipment - gloves, goggles, and a one way mask.) Talk to the victim. Check your ABC'S: Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. If the victim is not breathing, start CPR (Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation). If the person is bleeding apply direct pressure to the wound. EMERGENCIES ARE UNPLANNED EVENTS THAT COME UNEXPECTEDLY AND MAY INVOLVE YOU!!!. What will you do if an emergency occurs? Find out whom to call and know where a telephone is available. Learn the locations of fire extinguishers and first aid kits, and make sure you know how to use them. Learn and understand emergency procedures and evacuation routes for the jobsite. Be prepared for the unexpected and media coverage. Do not let a situation get worst by not being trained in how to effectively communicate with the press and the public. Don't wait until after the emergency to learn what to do. Ask your supervisor if you have any questions. Emergencies are possible every day and range from small events to major national threats. Take the time to plan for the unexpected. Contact the CAWV at (304) if you would like assistance with your safety program or to develop an Emergency Action Plan for your company to be prepared for what might happen at the office and in the field.. The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America is collaborating with ClickSafety, an OSHA-authorized provider, to deliver a wide range of construction related safety courses online for members at a 10% discount. To view the full course catalog, and for information on ordering, visit:
14 MU December 5, 2014 Water Wastewater- Sewer Total Total # Projects Amount # Projects Amount # Projects Amount Nov Oct Sept Aug July June May Apr Mar Feb Jan TOTAL # OF PROJECTS TOTAL AMOUNT Y-T-D Total for Y-T-D Total for (Reported in millions)
15 EAST FORK WATERLINE INSTALLATION, CABELL COUNTY (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted on 1/15/2015 for installation of approximately 4 miles of 3" HDPE and 2" HDPE waterline from water meter along State Route 37 to the water treatment plant in the East Fork Campground, East Lynn. A pre-bid meeting and site visit will be held on 12/22/2014, time yet to be determined. For additional information contact USACE, Matthew Wilson, 502 8th Street, Huntington, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from and enter solicitation number W B0001. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at PINE HILLS, PHASE II, GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE, BECKLEY (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 12/29/2014 for replacement of stormwater drainage system components and installation of stormwater bioretention and bioswales for the Pine Hills Subdivision, Beckley. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/10/2014 at 3:00 PM at the Beckley Sanitary Board, 301 South Heber Street, Beckley. Bids should be submitted to Beckley Sanitary Board, 301 South Heber Street, P. O. Box 2494, Beckley, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from Tetra Tech, Inc., 803 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV, (304) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at GROUNDWATER MONITORING WELLS, PARKERSBURG (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 11:00 AM on 12/18/2014 for installation of two groundwater monitoring wells for the Parkersburg Utility Board well field, Parkersburg. Bids should be submitted to Parkersburg Utility Board, th Street, Parkersburg, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from Parkersburg Utility Board, Eric Bumgardner, th Street, Parkersburg, WV (304) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA REQUEST FOR PURCHASE TRENCH DRAIN/CONCRETE APRON REHABILITATION, FWAATS, BRIDGEPORT (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/15/2015 for rehabilitation of the trench drain system and repair of designated sections of concrete apron surface at the FWAATS Facility, Bridgeport. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/18/2014 at 10:00 AM at the FWAATS Facility, 100 Fixed Wing Drive, Bridgeport. Bids should be submitted to State of West Virginia at and enter solicitation number ADJ For additional information contact Tara Lyle, 2019 Washington Street East, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from Charleston Blueprint, 1203 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at
16 PAGE-KINCAID PSD, FAYETTE COUNTY, CONTRACT #1- WATER SYSTEM REHAB PROJECT, WATER LINE REHAB (Bid 11/18/2014) Pro Contracting, Inc.... $729,085 C.J. Hughes Construction Co., Inc ,261 Mendon Pipeline, Inc ,285 FAMCO, Inc ,793 Mountain Haus Properties ,440 PAGE-KINCAID PSD, FAYETTE COUNTY, CONTRACT #2- TANK PAINTING (Bid 11/18/2014) Southern Corrosion, Inc... $67,116 Welding, Inc... 68,400 Eastern Tank & Utility... 70,425 D&M Painting Corporation... 79,000 Central Painting & Sandblasting... 96,500 PAGE-KINCAID PSD, CONTRACT #3- WATER SYSTEM REHAB PROJECT, METER REPLACEMENT (Bid 11/18/2014) HD Waterworks... $54,054 BERKELEY COUNTY PSSD CONTRACT #1-BAKER HEIGHTS WWTP BAY UPGRADE (Bid 11/25/2014) Alvarez Contractors, Inc... $16,365,000 Orders Construction Co., Inc ,085,000 Johnston Construction Co ,085,248 Breckenridge Corporation... 20,758,269 BERKELEY COUNTY PSSD CONTRACT #2-INWOOD WWTP BAY UPGRADE (Bid 11/25/2014) Alvarez Contractors, Inc... $14,689,000 Orders Construction Co., Inc ,352,000 Breckenridge Corporation... 16,267,502 Pact Two, LLC... 16,607,502 Conewago Enterprises Inc ,781,557 *CAWV Members in Bold Type
17 HH December 5, 2014 HIGHWAY GAS TAX REVENUES DOWN THROUGH FIVE MONTHS OF FISCAL YEAR State road revenues from July through November total $294.4 million, or 7.82 percent above the governor s estimate of $273 million. However, collections for the first five months of the fiscal year are down about 1 percent from FY2014 actual collections. Through November 2014, the State Road Fund had received $296.2 million. Motor Fuel Tax collections total $170 million for the first five months of the state s fiscal year, which is 6.22 percent above the governor s estimate of $160 million. A disturbing point is that Motor Fuel revenues are $8.3 million, or about 5 percent less than last year s actual revenues. The Privilege Tax generated $87.6 million, 13 percent more than the governor s estimate of $77.6 million and about $3 million ahead of last year s total. Registration fees also are above the governor s estimates. Through November 30, registration fees totaled $38.3 million or 4.6 percent over the estimate of $34.7 million and $3.6 million above FY2014 actual collections. The wholesale gas tax will decrease 1.1 cents per gallon January 2, 2015 which will result in about $15 million less gas tax revenue next year. See article below for details. WHOLESALE GAS TAX DROPS 1.1 CENTS JANUARY 1 The gas tax for conventional motor fuels, which includes gasoline, kerosene and diesel, will decrease by 1.1 cents on Jan. 1, according to an administrative notice the department released Tuesday. The decrease will cost the WV Divisions of Highways $15 million. Conversely, the annual savings to the average motorist is only $9. The state and federal government charge per-gallon taxes on fuel, which in turn generates revenue for state and federal highway funds. The state Tax Department is required by law to recalculate the average wholesale price of fuel in the state each year. As a result of this year s recalculation, consumers in West Virginia will go from paying 35.7 cents per gallon to 34.6 cents next year. In addition, officials determined the new state average wholesale price was $2.819 per gallon. Last year it was $3.049 per gallon. The motor fuel tax is composed of a flat rate of $0.205 per gallon plus a variable component of 5 percent for the average wholesale price of fuel. The state s variable component for 2015 is 14.1 cents per gallon, a decrease compared to last year s 15.2 cents per gallon. The decrease will save West Virginia drivers $15.7 million in 2015 compared to what they paid this year, says Deputy Revenue Secretary Mark Muchow. That s good news to consumers, but a bit of a reduction to the state s road fund, he said. The state s road fund collections are estimated to be $701 million this fiscal year, with $431 million deriving from the motor fuel tax. Muchow said the reduction in motor fuel tax will net an annual savings of nearly $9 for someone who drives 20,000 miles each year in a car that gets 25 mpg.
18 CAWV AML COMMITTEE MEETING WITH WVDEP - DECEMBER 10, 2014 AML Committee Chairman Rod Clay has scheduled a meeting of the CAWV AML Committee for Wednesday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. in the CAWV Conference Room at 2114 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston. Rob Rice, AML, and Mike Sheehan, Special Reclamation, will attend. Tentative agenda items include AML funding, payment procedures and the change order process. CAWV members can call (304) with agenda items from industry side. WVDOH HOSTING 48 TH ANNUAL QAW WORKSHOP IN MORGANTOWN Sleeping rooms and exhibit space going fast for this conference please make reservations ASAP. Here is more information on the Quality Assurance Workshop being hosted by WVDOH next year in Morgantown, WV. The 48th annual Mid-Atlantic Quality Assurance Workshop, Elevating Quality in the Mountain State, will be hosted by the West Virginia Department of Transportation/ Division of Highways and held February 10 to 12, 2015, in Morgantown, West Virginia at the Waterfront Place Hotel. Additional information and registration forms for individuals and vendors can be found on the website The states of Delaware, District Of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia make up the Mid-Atlantic QAW. Sponsorship of the Workshop is rotated yearly, with WVDOH hosting the 2015 meeting. The workshops are open to anyone interested in highway construction materials including government transportation employees, contractors, producers and suppliers. The workshop begins on Tuesday at 1:00 pm and features general sessions, followed by breakout sessions on Wednesday in the areas of concrete, metals/coatings, asphalt, soils, aggregates, and maintenance. The workshop will conclude on Thursday morning with general sessions. Members are encouraged to attend the conference and to consider exhibiting. Please make your lodging reservations directly with the Waterfront Place Hotel by calling toll free (866) STAY-WPH or visit Reserve your room before January 13, 2015 to receive the discounted QAW rate. DITCHES, STORMWATER BMPS AND POTHOLES ARE NOT WATERS OF THE U.S., AGC ARGUES AGC of America has presented a powerful case for why the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) should withdraw their proposal to redefine waters of the United States, concluding that it is simply too flawed to repair. AGC filed a comprehensive 21-page letter on Nov. 13 that identifies practical problems with the proposal for the construction industry, based on input from AGC s members. AGC also submitted nearly 200 pages of additional comments through partnership work with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Waters Advocacy Coalition and several other nationally-based associations. Those supplemental comment letters enhanced the construction industry s advocacy and outreach efforts by coordinating AGC s message with key stakeholders in the real estate, farming, home building, mining, manufacturing and many other business sectors. On the whole, AGC provided an exhaustive analysis of the legal, scientific, economic and procedural deficiencies associated with the WOTUS rulemaking including how the proposal would assert federal control over waters that are currently under the sole jurisdiction of the states, including roadside ditches, stormwater control basins and ponds, isolated waters and other wet features. Under the proposal, more projects will have to comply with federal permitting and other environmental requirements, increasing the time and cost of performing construction services.
19 The agencies proposal expansively defines waters claiming traditionally navigable waters, interstate/territorial waters, tributaries (including ditches), impoundments, adjacent waters (including waters in the floodplain or riparian areas), and other waters all as federally jurisdictional. The requirements are expensive, cumbersome, and time-consuming to meet, and leave the construction community vulnerable to penalties and citizen suits. What is more, a lot of land might not be buildable at all. AGC is also extremely concerned with the process used to draft the proposal. The economic analysis conducted by EPA seriously underestimates impacted acreage and completely ignores impacts to non-404 programs. EPA also chose to not wait for a final peer review of their Connectivity Report, touted as the basis of the proposed rule, by the EPA s own Science Advisory Board. Recognizing that state and local governments are managing water resources not under federal control, it is unclear why the agencies rushed through these important procedural steps designed to ensure that construction companies are protected. AGC noted in its letter that the agencies are not under a deadline to promulgate this rule so there s ample time to start over and write a rule that is legally defensible. CAWV/WVDOH 2015 TECHNICIAN AND INSPECTOR COURSES The CAWV is pleased to announce Certification Training Courses, which are offered annually to help individuals prepare for WVDOH certification examinations required under their Quality Assurance Program. Thousands of individuals have attended courses in Compaction, Aggregates, Asphalt and Portland Cement Concrete over the last several years. Test comparisons prove that those persons who attend the CAWV/WVDOH courses have a higher success rate for passing the exams. Class Training Dates Test Date Compaction Inspector January 5-8 January 9 Aggregate Inspector January January 16 Compaction Inspector January 5-8 January 9 Aggregate Inspector January January 16 Asphalt Field Technician January January 23 Asphalt Plant Technician January January 30 PCC(Combined Courses- see form #5) February February 27 Portland Cement Concrete Technician and Inspector- This course will have a test for PCC Technician and a separate test PCC Inspector. This is a great opportunity to get both certifications in one week. For more information, contact Pat McDonald at (304) or Forms are available on the CAWV s website at DEMOLITION, HANCOCK COUNTY MAGISTRATE COURT (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 12/16/2014 for demolition of the Magistrates Court, removal and disposal of the building, and leveling of lot for paving for Hancock County Commission, 110 South Court Street, New Cumberland. A pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/11/2014 at 10:00 AM at 110 South Court Street, New Cumberland. Bids should be submitted to Hancock County Commission, 102 North Court Street, New Cumberland, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from Hancock County Commission, 102 North Court Street, P. O. Box 367, New Cumberland, WV 26407
20 (304) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at CROSSTRAIL BOULEVARD SEGMENT CONSTRUCTION, LOUDOUN COUNTY, VIRGINIA (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 4:00 PM on 1/16/2015 for construction of approximately 1350 LF of widening along Sycolin Road to accommodate turn lanes for Crosstrail Boulevard including rock excavation, pavement, curb and gutter, storm sewer, conversion of an existing sediment basin to permanent Storm Water Management pond, erosion and sediment control, maintenance of traffic, signage and pavement markings, signalization, intersection lighting, and retaining wall construction, approximately 800 LF of 8" waterline relocation, clearing and demolition of two abandoned residential parcels for Loudoun County, Virginia. Two mandatory pre-bid conferences will be held in the TCI Large Conference Room 102 Large, 1st Floor, Loudoun County Government Center, 801 Sycolin Road, Leesburg. Attendance to one meeting is mandatory. The mandatory pre-bid meetings will be held on 12/8/2014 at 1:00 PM and 12/15/2014 at 9:30 AM. Bids should be submitted to Loudoun County, 1 Harrison Street, SE, 4th Floor, Leesburg, VA (703) Plans and specifications are available from Loudoun County, 1 Harrison Street, SE, 4th Floor, Leesburg, VA (703) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA REQUESTS FOR PURCHASE REINFORCED STEEL, DISTRICT 8, WVDOH (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 12/17/2014 for reinforced steel, Grade 60, numerous sizes and weights for the use at District 8 of the WVDOH. Bids should be submitted to State of WV at and enter solicitation number DOT For additional information, contact Angela Moorman at (304) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at TRENCH DRAIN/CONCRETE APRON REHABILITATION, FWAATS, BRIDGEPORT (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/15/2015 for rehabilitation of the trench drain system and repair of designated sections of concrete apron surface at the FWAATS Facility, Bridgeport. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/18/2014 at 10:00 AM at the FWAATS Facility, 100 Fixed Wing Drive, Bridgeport. Bids should be submitted to State of West Virginia at and enter solicitation number ADJ For additional information contact Tara Lyle, 2019 Washington Street East, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are available from Charleston Blueprint, 1203 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV (304) Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at DEMOLITION, COURTYARD BUILDING, WILLIAM R. SHARPE, JR. HOSPITAL (isqft Project ID# ) Bids will be accepted until 12:00 PM on 12/16/2014 for demolition and removal service of a smokers building, overhangs, and walkways at William R. Sharpe, Jr. Hospital, Weston. Bids should be submitted to State of WV at and enter solicitation number WSH For additional information, contact Bryan Rosen at (304)
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