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West Virginia Construction News is the official magazine of The Contractors Association of West Virginia and has been "The Voice of Construction in the Mountain State" for 86 years.


Our bi-monthly publication reaches a pass-along readership of more than 3,000.  The readership consists of building, heavy, highway and utility contractors; engineers and architects; legislators; federal, state and local government employees; suppliers of goods and services to the construction industry; and others directly or indirectly associated with the construction industry.
Each issue contains current local and state construction issues, features CAWV members, and member activities. The association is always looking for projects to feature and examples of members using the “Hard at Work” logo.  
Advertising opportunities are available for members and non members.


For more information on the magazine, contact Cassidy Webb at (304) 342-1166 or




March / April 2023


Governor Justice and industry leaders urge safe driving in work zones


Impressive programs offered at 2023 Midyear Meeting


Legislative leaders address infrastructure funding at State Meeting


2022 Safety Awards


2023 Scholarship Awards


43rd Annual Asphalt Paving Conference



January / February 2023


Construction sector outlook in West Virginia


CAWV Annual Report 2022


AGC EDGE Virtual Training


Meet the new Executive Director of the School Building Authority of West Virginia


Asphalt Pavement Association of West Virginia Chairman: Mark Haverty





November / December 2022


Construction Forecast 2023

Mountain State contractors need to be nimble in 2023

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law: One year later

Cashing out without selling out: The human dimensions of exiting a business

Supreme Court keeps agencies in the right lane

Dr. James Bryce joins WVU as the Pat Parsons’ Asphalt Faculty Fellow




September / October 2022


State-of-the-art Mountaintop Beverage facility under construction in Morgantown


Investments in infrastructure


AIA presents 2022 architecture awards


YCF hosts successful events


40th APAWV Fall Meeting


Jason Pizatella new CAWV Chief Executive Officer



July / August 2022


2021-2022 CAWV President Nate Orders


CAWV Board of Directors 2022-2023


CAWV Annual Meeting 2022


CAWV survey shows material price increases, labor shortages concern for West Virginia contractors


National transportation organization celebrates 50th year




May / June 2022


West Virginia Construction News celebrates 85 years


CAWV returns to Capitol Hill for 2022 CAWV Congressional Fly-In


Introducing the newest CAWV members


Mountwest Community and Technical College partners with C.J. Hughes to offer Utility Construction Program


CAWV recent events




March / April 2022


Work zone awareness: Transportation officials promote safety at State Capitol


Workforce development takes center stage at State Meeting


EXPO returns strong in 2022


Workforce development and job retention highlight successful Midyear Meeting


WVDOT achieves peak project performance


2021 Safety Awards


2022 Scholarship Awards


January / February 2022


Construction sector outlook in West Virginia


CAWV Annual Report 2021


ROCKWOOL: Investing in Jefferson County


The "Pat Parsons Asphalt Faculty Endowment" honors retiring asphalt leader


42nd Annual Asphalt Paving Conference




November / December 2021


Construction forecast 2022


West Virginia contractors have reasons to be hopeful about 2022


What the federal infrastructure bill means for West Virginia


Guest Editorial: Good things coming to West Virginia with infrastructure bill


Guest Editorial: Bipartisan infrastructure bill a win for West Virginia


APAWV names John Crane executive director



September / October 2021



2021 AIA award winners recognized


CAWV members serve in West Virginia's citizen legislature


CAWV members tour new wildlife education center


Encova/CAWV Association Safety Program offers new opportunity for associate members


CAWV Car Show 2021




July / August 2021



2020-2021 CAWV President Michael Gianni


CAWV Board of Directors 2021-2022


West Virginia's economic development efforts spur construction opportunities Annual Meeting attendees learn


2020 CAWV President's Award

2020 CAWV Safety Awards





May / June 2021

S.B. 673: New law signals change of state venue provisions in construction contracts


Congressional Fly-In new venue: CAWV Headquarters


Roane General Hospital defies the odds during pandemic


2021 CAWV Scholarship awards


WTS opens new chapter in West Virginia



March / April 2021

2020 Report Card for West Virginia's Infrastructure


2021 ARTBA Bridge Report


Building a road to success: J.F. Allen celebrates 75 years in business


The successful preservation of a timeless hotel: Hotel Morgan


Introducing Harold Ward, WVDEP Cabinet Secretary


Asphalt Paving Conference goes virtual in 2021




January / February 2021



West Virginia construction sector performance and outlook


Hyperloop comes to the Mountain State


CAWV Annual Report 2020


Tax credits help repurpose historic Atlas Building


Introducing the newest CAWV members


A cause for paws: YCF leads successful project at KCHA






November / December 2020


2021 Construction Forecast


West Virginia Contractors Head Into Year Full of Uncertainty


David Rollins' Desire to Work Still Strong After 62 Years


Pay-if-Paid Clauses Contract Terms Limiting Recovery: What to Watch For






September / October 2020




West Virginia airports: A runway to economic growth


Members are hard at work promoting the industry


CAWV board holds regional meeting in Weirton


Getting it right: The A201 claim process


Introducing the new State Highway Engineer: Alan Reed, P.E.



July / August 2020


2019-2020 CAWV President Doug Meeks


2020-2021 CAWV Board of Directors


COVID-19 challenges and workforce development opportunities highlight 2020 Annual Meeting


Getting paid: Navigating the changing landscape of public-private partnerships


Jobs and training: Workforce solutions for employers in construction


2019 CAWV Safety Awards



May / June 2020


Barrel production facility in White Sulphur Springs creates jobs, opportunities for West Virginians


Legal feature: Landmark construction law case benefits general contractor in West Virginia


Financial feature: Recruiting in today’s environment


Security feature: Emerging fraud risks in the construction industry


Associations continue to promote safety amid pandemic


CAWV headquarters update part of strategic plan


CAWV Scholarship Golf Outing 2020




March / April 2020


President's Commentary: COVID-19 teaches the meaning of the word essential


Guest Commentary: Rebuilding our economy by rebuilding our infrastructure


CAWV members join construction firms across the country in safety stand down


Meet some of the newest members of the CAWV


2020 AIA-WV design awards


40th Annual Asphalt Paving Conference


CAWV scholarship winners 2020




January / February 2020


West Virginia construction sector performance and outlook


CAWV Annual Report 2019


The real cost of safety driven home at CAWV Midyear Meeting


An interview with Brian Hogge, FHWA Administrator



November / December 2019


2020 Construction Forecast


2020 Vision for West Virginia Construction: Bumps Ahead but Not Peaks and Valleys




September / October 2019


Hard at Work building a better workforce


Community college & technical training good for West Virginia


Paving the way for the future of asphalt


CAWV committees helping to construct the industry


39th annual APAWV Fall Meeting



July / August 2019


2018-19 CAWV President Roger Thomas


CAWV Board of Directors 2019-20


Attendees receive overview of drug policy at CAWV Annual Meeting


Affinity partnership: Encova Insurance




May / June 2019


CAWV Congressional Fly-In: A 30-year Track Record of Success


CAWV Goes to Capitol Hill for 30th Annual Congressional Fly-In


New Leadership Teams Set Goals for Highways, WVDEP's Water

and Waste Management Program


Women in Construction


39th Annual Asphalt Paving Conference


CAWV Workforce Development Task Force Meets

with Graduates of Equipment Operator Training at Camp Dawson



March / April 2019


Celebrating 40 Years of EXPO


CAWV Targets West Virginia’s Construction Workforce at State Meeting


2018 CAWV Safety Awards


2019 CAWV Scholarship Awards


Midyear Meeting 2019 Giving Members Competitive Advantage




January / February 2019


Charleston's New Convention Center Open for Business


CAWV Annual Report 2018


WV Construction Sector Performance and Outlook


Women Leaders in the Construction Industry - Part Two







November / December 2018


Construction Forecast 2019


Mountain State Contractors Face Mixed Outlook for 2019


Construction Destruction: How the Opioid Epidemic Infects and Impacts the West Virginia Construction Industry


CAWV Task Force to Promote Workforce Development




September / October 2018


Women Leaders in the Construction Industry


AGC of America Celebrates 100 Years


Disasters Happen - How to be Prepared


CAWV Wins National Award




July / August 2018


2017-2018 CAWV President Scott Pierson


CAWV Board of Directors 2018-2019


Diversity key to West Virginia's economy, Annual Meeting attendees hear


CAWV brings infrastructure message during Congressional Fly-In


Databreaches, cybersecurity and the construction industry




May / June 2018


WVUIT introduces state's first four-year construction management program at new Beckley campus

National inspection program inspired by Silver Bridge accident


New leadership team sets goals for SBA's construction program


Recent CAWV events ... and more!




March / April 2018


West Virginia Construction and Design EXPO holds 39th annual trade show

West Virginia ranks first in construction employment growth

Business sessions highlight engaging Midyear Meeting

Major improvements plan for state parks unveiled at CAWV State Meeting

2018 Scholarship Awards / 2017 Safety Awards

Construction job fair attracts hundreds of job seekers

38th annual Asphalt Paving Conference



January / February 2018

WVU Construction Economic Outlook


Transportation Day Attendees Celebrate Highway Funding Legislation


CAWV Annual Report 2017


CAWV Member Builds on a History of Painting West Virginia


WVCN 80-year perspective



November / December 2017

Construction Forecast 2018


Outlook Brightens for West Virginia Contractors


Orders Family Foundation Inspires Scholarship Giving


WVCN Celebrates 80th Year in Publication


Constructing a Plan to Prepare for Medical Cannabis Issues in the Workplace



September / October 2017

CAWV Members Lead Successful Renovation of Building 3 at State Capitol Complex


"Roads to Prosperity" Road Bond Amendment


Meet Marie Prezioso, Water Development Authority Director


Meet Wayne Morgan, Infrastructure Council Director


Strategy for Economic Development and Growth


Members Construct WVAWC Water Storage Tanks


July / August 2017

2016-2017 CAWV President: C.R. Neighborgall IV


CAWV Board of Directors 2017-2018


CAWV challenged to work for a better West Virginia at CAWV Annual Meeting


Governor signs bills for record setting highway funding program




May / June 2017

New administration secretaries and directors detail construction and related goals


CAWV joins AGC to promote infrastructure investment 


West Virginia’s only brick manufacturer celebrates 100 years


West Virginia American Water’s new infrastructure upgrade map


New disclosure requirements now required for contracts with West Virginia state agencies


March / April 2017

38th Annual West Virginia Construction & Design EXPO


CAWV Midyear Meeting addresses issues affecting members and industry


Gov. Jim Justice speaks to members about his vision for infrastructure at CAWV State Meeting


2016 Safety Awards


2017 Scholarship Awards


CAWV members give back


January / February 2017

Report on WV Road Conditions "Alarming"


State Now Ranks Fifth Worst Bridges in Nation


Economic Outlook - Construction in West Virginia


CAWV Annual Report 2016


CAWV Member Contributes Growth to Good Working Connections





November/December 2016

Construction Forecast 2017


Policy Uncertainty Overshadows Signs of Turnaround


CAWV Members Hard at Work in Flood Recovery Efforts


Future Construction Workforce Gives Back to Help Flood Victims


September / October 2016

Young Contractors Lead Successful Project at Kanawha State Forest


Under Construction: Corridor H


The West Virginia Change Agenda is Now


APAWV 36th Annual Fall Meeting


July / August 2016

2015-2016 CAWV President Dan Cooperrider


CAWV Annual Meeting 2016


An interview with Edward Stephen, FHWA Administrator


CAWV Car Show 2016


May / June 2016

37th Annual EXPO


CAWV Congressional Fly-In


CAWV State Meeting


CAWV Safety and Scholarship Awards


AIA Design Awards 2016


March / April 2016

Experience the "Magic of Construction"


West Virginians support increased highway funding


WV bridges getting worse


Gubernatorial candidates share their visions for WV


Annual asphalt paving conference 2016


January / February 2016

Campaign Promotes "Fix Our Roads Now"


Economic Analysis of West Virginia's Construction Economy


A New Way to Pay


West Virginia Vendor Procurement Guide




November/December 2015

2016 Construction Forecast


Will Mountain State construction start climbing again?


CAWV Young Contractors Forum


The cost of our country roads




September/October 2015

Cooperative effort leads to new quarry safety rules


ARTBA analysis sheds light on tax increases


CAWV regional meeting highlights Advanced Engineering
Complex at Marshall University


Drones: Embracing new technology in the construction industry


Members updated on industry topics at APA annual meeting


July/August 2015

2014-2015 CAWV President Daniel B. Flesher


CAWV Annual Meeting 2015 - focuses on future to meet the needs of members today


Affinity partnership: Enterprise Fleet Management


Members are "Hard at Work" promoting the industry


May/June 2015

Blue Ribbon Commission on Highways releases report


WV EXPO 2015


CAWV Congressional Fly-In 2015


2015 AIA Design Awards


March/April 2015

ARTBA Report on West Virginia Infrastructure Funding


2015 CAWV State Meeting


Safety and Scholarship Awards


2015 Annual Asphalt Paving Conference




January/February 2015

Economic Outlook - The Construction Industry


Results of CAWV highway contractor member survey


Transportation Day at the Capitol 2015


2014 CAWV Annual Report






November/December 2014

2015 Construction Forecast


Current trends are no friends to WV contractors


Collaborative effort leads to successful project


Preparing leaders to move West Virginia forward



September/October 2014

"Hard at Work" license plate campaign wins national awards


Building of minds, future and infrastructure explored at CAWV Fall Meeting 2014


Orders Construction Company - The First Fifty Years


APA Annual Meeting 2014


July/August 2014

2013-2014 CAWV President Phil Weser


2014 Annual Meeting wrap-up


CAWV Members recognized as top exporters



May/June 2014

Cracker plant possibilities explored at 35th annual WV EXPO


Business sessions and networking highlight CAWV Midyear Meeting


CAWV Scholarship Foundation opens doors to careers in construction

March/April 2014

Is West Virginia the Location of New Cracker Plant?

CAWV State Meeting

Young Contractors bridge the gap to hunger.

CAWV Scholarship Foundation opens doors

January/February 2014

Keep West Virginia moving: Transportation Day at the Capitol

WV businesses provide funding for public infrastructure

Economic outlook: The construction industry

Inside the infrastructure industry    


CAWV education series underway

2013 CAWV Annual Report







November/December 2013

2014 Construction Forecast

Will West Virginia contractors find a fortune in '14?

The new norms of the workplace: Generational perspectives


September/October 2013

"Hard at Work" plates promote members and industry

Paving industry holds 33rd annual fall meeting

Vecellio & Grogan celebrates 75-year milestone

CAWV car show


July / August 2013

2013-2013 CAWV President Lee Snyder: A class act

2013-2014 CAWV Board of Directors

Communications theme entwined through Annual Meeting

25th anniversary of CAWV Congressional Fly-In

Tri-State Roofing and Sheet Metal celebrates anniversary


May / June 2013
CAWV scholarship fuels industry careers

Industry pulse: Economy and workforce

Finance at forefront of State Meeting

Expo 2013

Members recognized for safety achievement


March / April 2013

Transportation funding crisis reaching critical mass

CAWV Midyear Meeting brings members together, strengthens businesses

Members in the news

New members



January / February 2013

Silent sentinels: West Virginia's dams protect and preserve

Feeling gravity's pull: The effect of flow-down clauses in subcontract agreements

Members join together to help Hospice of the Panhandle "Build the Dream"

CAWV Annual Report








November / December 2012
2013 Construction Forecast

Will '13 be lucky for West Virginia contractors?

Paving crews complete restoration in record time


September / October 2012
Ready, Set, Pave!

Appalachian Gateway opened on time, budget

Loyal employees, loyal clients

Blue Ribbon Highway Commission


July/August 2012

2011-2012 CAWV President Gene Thompson: Taking care of business

2012-2013 CAWV Officers and Directors

CAWV Annual Meeting attendees hear about the importance of a "Personal Touch"

Background and criminal checks: Knowing where your employees stand


May/June 2012

WV Construction News: For 75 years, “The Voice of Construction in the Mountain State”

CAWV goes to Washington: Highway bill passage uncertain

CAWV members “Hard at Work”

Golfers raise funds for scholarships


March / April 2012

Aruba: 2012 CAWV Midyear Meeting

Contractors beware: The harsh reality of pay-if-paid provisions

Governor Tomblin thanks members, Timmons touts state's potential at State Meeting

Members recognized for 2011 safety achievement

Real world experience drives 2012 scholarship winner to excel

Young Contractors work to "Stop Hunger"


January / February 2012

Rough Roads Ahead

WVBT: Working to Keep WV moving

One small bridge revitalizes a region

CAWV 2011 Annual Report

Member profile: ACCAD Corporation







November / December 2011

2012 Construction Forecast

Delve into '12: Better times for (some) Mountain State contractors

WV's economic outlook and its implications for the construction sector


September / October 2011

CFIA: Saving West Virginia’s courthouses

CAWV joins AGC to release jobs data

BrickStreet presents excavation safety overview

What makes best-in-class contractors better

WVDOH outlines construction program at APA’s 31st Annual Meeting


July/August 2011

2010-2011 CAWV President John Strickland

2011-2012 CAWV directors and division chairmen

CAWV Annual Meeting expands members' horizons

Working capital management: Not a once a year chore

CAWV Golf Outing a huge success


May/June 2011

Managing equipment in a down economy

Spring Meeting focuses of leadership, communication and growth

Dougherty Company, Inc. celebrating 100 years

CAWV lays out priorities at 2011 fly-in

EXPO 2011


March/April 2011

Building a stronger future: A new blueprint for economic growth


Members enjoy 2011 Midyear Meeting


International mine rescue detailed at State Meeting


Members recognized for 2010 safety achievement


CAWV scholarship program distributes $10,000 to further careers in construction


January / February 2011

Constructing "Fort West Virginia:


Real men may smell like diesel, but they get it from this lady


iSqFt 10: Technology is making a difference on bid day


Young Contractors bulldoze hunger


Paving industry focuses on the future