Ike's Newsletter January 14, 2022


Due to the increase in COVID cases reported among our membership, the SUBBYs will be postponed to a later date.  It was to be held on Feb. 12th, but now we are researching a later date to spotlight the BEST in the construction industry.  ASAMW members have voted and the recipients of the coveted SUBBY iconic trophy will soon be determined.  No one will know the winner until the night of the SUBBYs.  Keep an eye out for more information about this valuable industry event.  


In a major development, a group of subcontractors in Richmond, with ASAMW and ACE support, have pushed for the introduction of a bill that would make “pay if paid” or condition precedent clauses in contracts unenforceable on public work.  HB 881 was introduced this week by Buddy Fowler of Glen Allen, VA.  We expect companion legislation to be introduced in the Senate soon.  A letter will be sent to AGC of Virginia today asking them not to oppose the bill.  

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Ike's Newsletter December 31, 2021


If your company was involved in one of the projects nominated for the SUBBYs GREAT TEAM Award, you will be recognized if you let us know. Just reply to this email with the project(s) you were involved in.  The projects are:

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Ike's Newsletter December 17, 2021


Over the years it has become apparent that the most cherished SUBBY Awards are those given to individuals. For that reason, Scott Harding (FB Harding Electric) and the Nominations Committee expanded the possible nominations to include more individuals. The list of those nominated is on our website. The General Contractor Partners of ASAMW were asked to nominate in two categories and these are the results:

The Subcontractor of the Year nominees are:
·   Blackwood of DC
·   Goldin & Stafford
·   Miller & Long
·   Telligent Masonry

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Ike's Newsletter December 3, 2021

Business is Booming

October construction starts were up 23 percent in the DMV over last year with non-residential up 19 percent and residential up 27 percent.  Was this because of COVID-19?  For the year total building is down three percent, but residential is still up 10 percent. Consider the jobs you bid as work begins on the Purple Line.  Also, there is a 52-page document on Subcontractor Negotiating Tips that every member should keep handy when negotiating subcontracts.  Reply to this email to get a copy.

SUBBY Nominations Are In

SUBBY Nominations are in, the Committee has selected the finalists for voting and one Award has been determined – the ASAMW Industry Achievement Award.  Miller & Long Chairman Emeritus John M. McMahon has been nominated to receive the ASAMW Industry Achievement Award, presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the construction industry during his or her career. While John McMahon’s professional achievement is evident in his decades long career working on projects that shaped the region’s skyline, it is his deep, personal commitment to creating education and workforce solutions, as a founder and leader in the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation and the JOBS Coalition, that has left a lasting impact on the local community.

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