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West Virginia Construction News

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 87 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 federal and state construction issues and 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.


The Wyman Company is the official publisher of WVCN. For information on advertising or contributing to a future issue, contact Jill Andreu at For other questions, contact Cassidy Webb at (304) 342-1166 or

Current Issue:

March / April 2024

  • West Virginia Construction & Design EXPO
  • CAWV State Meeting 2024
  • Safety Awards
  • Scholarship Awards
  • Gene Thompson's Leadership to the Scholarship Foundation
  • CAWV Midyear Meeting 2024
  • 44th Annual Asphalt Paving Conference


WVCN Coming Soon

May / June 2024

January / February 2024

  • Labor force participation in West Virginia
  • WDA turns 50
  • Five questions to help determine if your financial investments are receiving the same strategic attention as your business
  • CAWV Annual Report 2023
  • PLAs: The good and the bad
  • Being transparent: Recent federal law requiring disclosure of business ownership
  • Initiative promotes West Virginia to attract new businesses to the Mountain State
  • From Mandolidis to SawStop: There may be a new table saw in your future, whether you like it or not


November / December 2023

  • Construction Forecast 2024
  • 2024 Looks to be a Mixed Year for West Virginia Contractors
  • Changes to Davis-Bacon: What We Do and Don't Know

July / August 2023

  • 2022-2023 CAWV President James B. Ridgeway
  • CAWV Board of Directors 2023-2024
  • CAWV celebrates centennial year in grand fashion
  • Construction Leadership Program - Class of 2023




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

September / October 2023

  • 100 Years Hard at Work - The Centennial Celebration of the Contractors Association of West Virginia

May / June 2023

  • Permitting reform top issue at CAWV Congressional Fly-In
  • West Virginia Construction & Design EXPO hosts number of quality sessions
  • CAWV member panel highlights Young Contractors Forum annual Leadership Meeting at EXPO
  • AIA Design Awards 2023
  • Don’t let 30 years of hard work get destroyed in 30 seconds
  • Introducing the newest CAWV members

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