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Building Bulletin

BB 2014-47

November 21, 2014

  

AGC TO PUSH PENSION PLAN REFORM IN LAME DUCK SESSION   

With the midterm election over, AGC of America is once again pushing for Congress to pass multiemployer pension plan reform legislation, largely based off the NCCMP’s Retirement Security Review Commission’s Solutions Not Bailouts (SNB) proposal. The goal now is to force Congress to deal with this during the lame duck. The breadth of Republican pickups in the election will probably delay action on this legislation next year, so AGC is making a full-court push during the lame duck session.

Congress has several options available to address pension legislation in the remaining weeks of the current session:

  • The AGC-preferred action would be enactment of legislation, including the principles in the SNB proposal; however, enactment of SNB is becoming more of an uphill battle, although possible.
  • Congress could simply extend the Pension Protection Act (PPA) for another year or two, with a one-year extension being the most likely course of action.
  • Congress could fail to act on SNB and allow the PPA to sunset. This scenario is the most unlikely.
    AGC continues to advocate for enactment of SNB and highlights the risk of delaying action into another Congress.
 

U.S. EPA’S LEAD PAINT CERTIFICATIONS UP FOR RENEWAL IN 2015

Contractors who perform work for compensation that disturbs lead-based paint in homes, child-care facilities or schools built before 1978 must be certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) program. This certification expires every five years. CAWV members who have the certification must submit their re-certification application at least 90 days before their current certification expires. This will help ensure their re-certification is complete before their current expires. In addition to the company’s certification, firms must have at least one LRRP “Certified Renovator” assigned to each job where lead-based paint is disturbed. The LRRP Certified Renovator is required to train all non-certified people at the job site in the use of lead-safe work practices. In addition, renovators must complete a renovator refresher course within five years of the date the individual completed the initial course – or the individual must re-take the initial 8-hour course to become certified again.
 

AGC of America has prepared a fact sheet on the LRRP rule to inform members on how to apply for re-certification online to greatly reduce processing time. For more information on EPA’s LRRP rule and recertification, click here.

 

CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER DESIGN BUILD RFQS EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 10

Construction firms who are submitting a Request for Qualifications for the $59 million design build project for the Charleston Civic Center will have until Wednesday, December 10, to submit their qualifications. After the mandatory pre-bid meeting held this week, a few contractors noted they would like the original December 3 deadline moved.   The Civic Center agreed to the extension. All other deadlines outlined in the documents will remain in effect. Only those firms attending the November 19 pre-bid will be allowed to submit on the project. Three firms will be shortlisted to submit a cost proposal. The two unsuccessful firms will be paid a $100,000 stipend. 
 

HSC Freight Elevator Modernization, WVU

(iSqFt Project ID# 2192902) Bids will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 1/7/2015 for the modernization of the freight elevator at the Health Sciences Center, Morgantown. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/11/2014 at 12:30 PM at HSC North, Learning Center, 1st Floor, Room 1905, 1 Medical Center Drive, Morgantown. Bids should be submitted to WVU Purchasing, Contracts and Payment Services, Mark Stewart, P.O Box 6024 - 3rd Floor One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26506-6024, (304)293-8475. Plans and specifications are available from Printscape Imagine & Graphics, 549 Beechhurst Avenue, Morgantown, WV, 26505. Plans and specifications are available for viewing in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Renovations, Lewis County Courthouse

(iSqFt Project ID# 2194727) Bids will be accepted until 10:15 AM on 12/29/2014 for renovations including demolition, new finishes, new electrical, new mechanical, and new plumbing work for part of the first floor of the Lewis County Courthouse. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/4/2014 at 10:00 AM in the Lewis County Commission Chambers, second floor, 110 Center Avenue, Weston. Bids should be submitted to Lewis County Commission, Dean Edwards, 110 Center Avenue, PO Box 466, Weston, WV 26452, (304)269-4836. Plans and specifications are available from Silling Associates, 405 Capitol Street, Upper Atrium, Charleston, WV 25301, (304)346-0565.  Plans and specifications are available for viewing in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Design-Build, PSC Building Facade Replacement

(iSqFt Project ID# 2195351) Bids will be accepted until 5:00 PM on 12/15/2014 for proposals from professional firms for contractor-led Design-Build teams to conduct complete facade and exterior envelope replacement for the headquarters building of the Public Service Commission of West Virginia. A mandatory pre-qualification submission briefing will be held on 12/1/2014 at 11:00 AM in the Howard M. Cunningham Hearing Room, Public Service Commission of West Virginia 201 Brooks Street, Charleston. Bids should be submitted to Public Service Commission of West Virginia, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, WV 25323. Plans and specifications are available from Public Service Commission of West Virginia, 201 Brooks Street, Charleston, WV 25323. Plans and specifications are available in the CAWV Physical Planroom only.

 

Renovations, Chemistry Research Lab, WVU

(iSqFt Project ID# 2195373) Bids will be accepted until 3:00 PM on 12/11/2014 for the construction of floors, walls, ceilings, mechanical, electrical and plumbing to renovate and finish out existing shell space for use as a research lab by the Department of Chemistry at WVU.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/2/2014 at 9:00 AM in the Chemistry Research Building, Room 583, 150 Prospect Street, Morgantown. Bids should be submitted to WVU Purchasing, Contracts and Payment Services, Mark Stewart, P.O Box 6024 - 3rd Floor One Waterfront Place, Morgantown, WV 26506-6024, (304)293-8475. Plans and specifications are available from Barton Associates, Brian Burkhart, P.E., SCC, North Building, 221 W. Philadelphia Street, York, PA 17401, (412)421-0145. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Emergency Generators, Raleigh County Schools

(iSqFt Project ID# 2192832) Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM on 12/4/2014 for the installation of six diesel-fired emergency generators in six separate locations for Raleigh County Board of Education. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 11/20/2014 at 9:30 AM at Raleigh County Board of Education, 2001 South Kanawha Street, Beckley. Bids should be submitted to Raleigh County Board of Education, 2001 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, WV 25801, (304)256-4660. Plans and specifications are available from ZDS Design / Consulting Services, 281 Smiley Drive, Saint Albans, WV 25177, (304)755-0075. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Demolition, 6 Properties, Vanceburg, Kentucky

(iSqFt Project ID# 2195343) Bids will be accepted until 3:30 PM on 12/9/2014 for the demolition and debris removal of 5 homes and 1 garage building in Vanceburg, Kentucky. Bids should be submitted to Lewis County Commission, 112 Second Street, Vanceburg, KY 41179, (606)796-2722. Plans and specifications are available from Lynn Imaging, 1122 U. S. Highway, 127 South, Frankfurt, KY 40601, (502)875-8341. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

STATE of WV requests for Proposals

 

HVAC Comprehensive Maintenance, ABC Warehouse

(iSqFt Project ID# 2194148) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 12/23/2014 for an open-end contract for materials, labor, equipment and parts for HVAC comprehensive preventative maintenance service, repairs and on-call services for a variety of HVAC equipment at the WV ABCA Warehouse, Nitro. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/1/2014 at 1:00 PM at HUB Industrial Park, 97 Independent Avenue, Nitro. Bids should be submitted to State of WV, Evelyn Melton, 2019 Washington Street, East, P.O. Box 50130, Charleston, WV 25305, (304)558-2306. Plans and specifications are available Bids should be submitted to www.wvOasis.gov solicitation number ABC1500000002. Additional information can be obtained from State of WV, Evelyn Melton (304)558-2306 or email evelyn.p.melton@wv.govPlans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Fire Alarm Replacement, McKeever Lodge, Pipestem Resort

(iSqFt Project ID# 2192916) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/6/2015 for the installation and replacement of the fire alarm system at McKeever Lodge, Pipestem Resort State Park.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/3/2014 at 1:00 PM at Pipestem Resort State Park, McKeever Lodge, Pipestem. Bids should be submitted to www.wvOasis.gov solicitation number DNR1500000036. Additional information can be obtained from State of WV, Dean Wingerd, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25305, (304)558-0468. Plans and specifications are available from Chapman Technical Group, 200 Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 1355, Saint Albans, WV 25177, (304)727-5501. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Cabin Repairs,Cabwaylingo State Forest

(iSqFt Project ID# 2192913) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 12/30/2014 for repair of Cabin 3 due to fire damage and chimney repairs to Cabin 12 at Cabwaylingo State Forest, Dunlow. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/4/2014 at 1:30 PM at Cabwaylingo State Forest, Dunlow. Bids should be submitted to www.wvOasis.gov solicitation number DNR1500000035. Additional information can be obtained from State of WV, Dean Wingerd, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25305, (304)558-0468. Plans and specifications are available from WVDNR, 324 4th Avenue, South Charleston, WV 25303, (304)558-2764. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com. 

 

Holly Grove Mansion Renovations

(iSqFt Project ID# 2194805) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/6/2015 for the exterior restoration and interior rehabilitation for Holly Grove Mansion, Charleston. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/4/2014 at 10:30 AM in Building 10, Holly Grove Mansion, West Virginia State Capitol Complex, Charleston. Bids should be submitted to www.wvOasis.gov solicitation number GSD1500000012. Additional information can be obtained from State of WV, Guy Nisbet, 2019 Washington Street, East, Charleston, WV 25305, (304)558-2596. Plans and specifications are available from Charleston Blueprint, 1203 Virginia Street East, Charleston, WV 25301 (304)343-1063. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Electrical Service Replacement, Holly River State Park

(iSqFt Project ID# 2192919) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 1/7/2015 for the replacement and installation of the primary electrical service at Holly River State Park.

A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/9/2014 at 10:30 AM at Holly River State Park Recreation Building, 680 State Park Road, Hacker Valley. Bids should be submitted to www.wvOasis.gov solicitation number DNR1500000037. Additional information can be obtained from State of WV, Dean Wingerd, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, WV 25305, (304)558-0468. Plans and specifications are available from Miller Engineering, Inc., Shelby McMahon, 250 Scott Avenue, Suite 3, Morgantown, WV 26505, (304)291-2234. Plans and specifications are expected in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

Interior Renovations, Clarksburg Armory

(iSqFt Project ID# 2192403) Bids will be accepted until 1:30 PM on 12/16/2014 for demolition, replacement, and renovation of selected interior sections of the Clarksburg Armory. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held on 12/3/2014 at 10:00 AM at the Clarksburg Armory, 5 Armory Drive, Clarksburg. Bids should be submitted to www.wvOasis.gov solicitation number  ADJ1500000003. Additional information can be obtained from State of West Virginia, Tara Lyle, 2019 Washington Street East, Charleston, WV 25305m, (304)558-2544. Plans and specifications are available from Williamson Shriver Architects, 717 Bigley Avenue, Charleston, WV 25302, (304)345-1060. Plans and specifications are available for viewing in the CAWV Physical Planroom and Internet Planroom at www.isqft.com

 

State Building 25, Parkersburg, HVAC Piping Replacement

(Bid 11/19/2014)

 

Stuart McMunn Company.................................................................................... $533,400

Elco Mechanical Contractors..............................................................................  797,000

Nitro Electric Company...........................................................................................  842,890

Dougherty Company, Inc........................................................................................  949,000

Casto Technical Services, Inc........................................................................... 1,254,862

 

HVAC Preventative/ Corrective Maintenance, Veterans Home, Barboursville (Bid 11/19/2014)

 
Johnson Controls Inc............................................................................................... $35,702
Perfection Group......................................................................................................  36,825
CIMCO Inc................................................................................................................  39,800
 

*CAWV Members in Bold Type