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Ike's Newsletter August 12, 2022

Valuable Programs in September

There has been a lull in activity over the Summer but much is happening at ASAMW in the weeks to come. A full list of events can be found below. Here are some events to consider:

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Ike's Newsletter July 29, 2022

Progress on Change Order Reform

The Work Group of the Virginia Legislature studying payments to subcontractors met for the second time yesterday.  The notes from their first session show little understanding of the impact of change orders on payments from General Contractors to Subcontractors.  Again, we submitted comments and Fred Codding with the Iron Workers Employers Association spoke for ACE. Copies of notes from both sessions and our comments are available by request. Just reply to this email. 

Reports from this meeting indicate that there are no substantive efforts to overturn the law that will require payment even if the GC has not been paid by the owner.  AGC of Virginia submitted comments for the GC community which suggested changes that will likely improve the law.  

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Ike's Newsletter July 15, 2022

Progress on Change Order Reform

Yesterday a Work Group of the Virginia Legislature studied payments to subcontractors.  We submitted comments which you may request by reply to this email.  Our suggestions are that the study group look at change orders and retainage.    

On Wednesday a group of ASAMW members met with a general contractor who does a significant amount of work for the District.  We learned how Project Managers have more influence on payments from the District than originally thought.  The Contracting Officers look to the PMs to determine when payments should be made.  


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Ike's Newsletter July 1, 2022

GOALS FOR 2022/2023
The Board of Directors of ASAMW held an extended meeting on June 17, 2022 at Telligent Masonry to discuss the direction the association should take in the coming year.  The goals that were established are:

Advocacy Goal is to get Subcontractors out of financing construction by:

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