The Voice Newsletter
May 1, 2016
The Voice Newsletter
May 1, 2016
2016 Annual Conference
June 23 - 25
The Hotel Roanoke
Get $100 off your registration fee by signing up before Friday, June 3.
Ten Reasons to Attend the Annual Conference
10. Encounter Potential Vendors and Suppliers
Discover innovative products and services to stay competitive in today’s market.
9. Relax and Recharge
It’s proven that getting out of the office for a few can days can improve productivity.
We all need continuing education credits; attend both sessions at the Annual Conference and earn up to 6 PDH’s.
Bucket of Booze Raffle
Tickets are now on sale for the second annual Bucket of Booze raffle, only $25 a ticket! The winner will be announced June 24 at the Annual Conference. New this year, a bucket of craft beer! Be sure to fill in the blank for either the bucket of liquor or the bucket of beer.
Do PACs Really Make a Difference?
Each contribution made is a significant part of our success in lobbying at the national and state level and shows legislators we are serious about our issues. Because of your contributions, ACEC/VA is able to fight for issues such as QBS, terms & conditions, and unenforceable insurance clauses.
Follow the link below to read more on the successes we had in the Virginia General Assembly and Congress this year along with what issues we will face in the near future!
ECVPAC Golf Classic
The Foundry Golf Club
Support the ECVPAC and have a little fun by attending and sponsoring the 2016 ECVPAC Golf Classic. Register your foursome today and get $150 off a Hole Sponsorship!
A Visit to the Sausage Factory
Several ACEC/VA representatives ventured to the sausage making capital of the world (the United States Congress) on April 19 during the ACEC National Convention. Following is a summary of the five main topics we advocated for during our visits:
- Long range and sustainable transportation funding
- An FAA reauthorization bill that boosts investment, promotes uniform procurement and auditing standards, and facilitates the use of unmanned aircraft systems (drones)
Is the Mechanic's Lien or Bond Waiver Clause in Your Contract Enforceable in Virginia? A new Virginia law invalidates any mechanic’s lien or payment bond waiver signed before work has commenced.
The Governor recently signed new legislation into law, effective July 1, 2015, that invalidates waivers of subcontractors’, sub-subcontractors’ and suppliers’ mechanic’s lien and payment bond rights if executed before the waiving lien claimant has begun furnishing labor or materials to the project. The previous language of Virginia Code Section 43-3 stated that “Any right to file or enforce any mechanic’s lien granted hereunder may be waived in whole or in part at any time by any person entitled to such lien.”
ACEC/VA Night at the Salem Ball Park
Game starts at 7:05 pm
Enjoy a baseball game while networking with your peers in the Ethos Copier Cove Suite which features a covered open-air spectator deck on the third base side and one of the best views at the park.
Bring your family and co-workers for a fun night of baseball and networking!
Roundtable: Virginia Regulations on "Direct Control and Personal Supervision" of A/E Employees Work
11 am - 1 pm
Join Stephan (Hobie) Andrews, Esq. of Vandeventer Black, LLP for an overview and discussion on DPOR's new & direct control and personal supervision interpretations for Professional Engineers. This and other risk management hot topics will be covered during this roundtable discussion.
Virginia Engineers Conference
Renaissance Portsmouth-Norfolk Waterfront Hotel
Mark your calendar for the most convenient and effective way to obtain 12 PDHs in two days. New this year, an entire track on Innovative Technology, a tour of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, and a dinner cruise aboard the Spirit of Norfolk. More information is coming soon!
Keep up with the latest from ACEC/VA members! Read about who is on the move and who is celebrating 50 years of service in the Good News Section!
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