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SPRING 2020


Early this March, the VRMCA Southwest and VRMCA Blue Ridge chapters teamed together to host two dinners at local universities – Virginia Military Institute (VMI) and Virginia Tech (VT). The dinners provided an opportunity for the association to educate engineering students about the challenges of wood construction and how building with concrete can mitigate many […]

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President Trump has signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”), which provides for a limited period of paid sick leave and expands the Family and Medical Leave Act to provide an extended period of unpaid or partially paid leave for a public health emergency (“E-FMLA”). This article discusses the main provisions of the […]

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Carbon emissions. Mass timber construction. Sustainability. Energy efficiency. There’s a lot of chatter around these and many other topics in our industry. What’s more there is a lot of misinformation being shared by our competition. That’s why VRMCA has identified taking our member communications to the next level as a key initiative for 2020 and […]

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Adding water to ready mixed concrete is like breathing; it’s something that happens all the time almost without any thought. If we do invest any brain power, here are some thoughts that come to mind: What are the effects on the concrete properties? Are we complying with the job specifications or the building code? If […]

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The Virginia General Assembly adjourned the 2020 session sine die on Thursday, March 12th slightly later than the planned Saturday, March 7th date thanks to a large number of pending conference reports and lack of agreement on the State Budget. There was no shortage of bills to monitor over the course of the 60+ day […]

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