Invitation For Subcontractors & Suppliers To Bid
On Walter Reed Residential Project, Due Jan 18th

Paradigm Contractors, LLC is accepting bids on behalf of Urban Atlantic for the Walter Reed residential project, referenced as WVU, scheduled to start construction the 2nd or 3rd quarter of 2018.
 
The project will be podium type construction with two levels of below grade parking and concrete wood framing above.  Quotes will be received from qualified subcontractors in the following disciplines: concrete, gypcrete, masonry, aluminum railings, misc. metal, rough/finish carpentry, wood stairs, millwork, waterproofing, traffic coating, building insulation, roofing, exterior trim / hardi siding, caulking, interior prehung doors, hollow metal doors and frames, overhead doors, vinyl windows, storefront/curtain wall, metal panels, drywall, flooring and tile, paint, bath accessories, fireplaces, trash compactors, appliances, site furnishing, casework, stone countertops, window coverings, swimming pool, elevators, trash chutes, fire protection, plumbing, water meters, HVAC, excavation, temporay dewatering, paving accessories, asphalt paving, site concrete, landscaping/irrigation, pavers, wet utilities, and dry utilities,
 
CBE contractors and suppliers are encouraged to participate. Bids will be accepted through 1/18/18.  If you are interested in bidding or finding out more about his project, contact Cristina Morales at cmorales@paradigmcos.com

APPLICATION ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP

MDOT’s Office of Minority Business Enterprise conducts a free monthly workshop for firms interested in applying for certification as a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE), Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) and/or Small Business Enterprise (SBE).

Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) Headquarters
7201 Corporate Center Drive
Ground Level
Hanover, MD 21076

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM (EST)

Each ticket is valid for one admission, each individual attending must register independently.

To Register: Click HERE

For additional information visit MDOT Website at www.mdot.maryland.gov/certify.

For questions, email mbe@mdot.maryland.gov or call (410)865-1269.

**Once this event is sold out, tickets and registration will no longer be available**

**Security Policy: All visitors must present a valid Driver’s License or U.S. Passport in order to gain access to the building.

Statement from OSHA Regarding Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2016

WASHINGTON, DC – The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of 2016 Fatal Occupational Injuries reports there were 5,190 workplace fatalities in 2016, a 7-percent increase from 2015. The fatal injury rate also increased from 3.4 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers in 2015 to 3.6 in 2016.

More workers lost their lives in transportation incidents than any other event in 2016, accounting for about one out of every four fatal injuries. Workplace violence injuries increased by 23 percent, making it the second most common cause of workplace fatality. Today’s report also shows the number of overdoses on the job increased by 32 percent in 2016, and the number of fatalities has increased by at least 25 percent annually since 2012.

Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for OSHA, issued the following statement regarding the report:

“Today’s occupational fatality data show a tragic trend with the third consecutive increase in worker fatalities in 2016 – the highest since 2008. America’s workers deserve better.

“The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is committed to finding new and innovative ways of working with employers and employees to improve workplace safety and health. OSHA will work to address these trends through enforcement, compliance assistance, education and training, and outreach.

“As President Trump recognized by declaring opioid abuse a Nationwide Public Health Emergency, the nation’s opioid crisis is impacting Americans every day at home and, as this data demonstrates, increasingly on the job.

“The Department of Labor will work with public and private stakeholders to help eradicate the opioid crisis as a deadly and growing workplace issue.”

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

OSHA News Release:
12/19/2017
Contact Name:

Eric Holland

Phone Number:
Release Number:
17-1692-NAT

Notice from PEPCO:

 

Effective January 1, 2018

PEPCO will no longer sell materials for service connections or work in public space.

If you have any questions, PEPCO advises you to contact your Distribution Engineering Representative for the list of new suppliers.

Montgomery County: 301.670.8700

Prince Georges County: 301.967.5800

District of Columbia: 202.331.6237

JESCO will be hosting Demonstration Days, featuring the brand-new John Deere 345G Excavator, as well as the following equipment:

Excavators-The new 345G,  350G, 245G, 135G, 85G, Dozer’s 450K, 650K Smart Grade, 700K Smart Grade, Wheel Loader’s 544K,  CTL’s 333G, Bomag BMP 8500, BW141, BW177 and MORE!

 

When:   December 14 and 15    9am-2pm

Where: Operating Engineers School, Local 37.     5021 North Point Blvd,  Baltimore  MD  21219

INCLUDES FREE LUNCH AND RAFFLE PRIZES!

Door Prizes for ALL attendees!

To pre-register:  go to www.jesco.us and click on Demo Day banner

DC Water has announced that they will be delaying the implementation of the System Availability Fee from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2018.

DC water is reminding DC Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs construction permit applicants that the System Availability Fee (SAF) goes into effect on January 1, 2018 and that once in place it will impose a one-time fee on new, renovation and re-development construction projects.

In 2015, DC Water’s Board of Directors started a process to get public input about the fee and the regulations for implementing it were approved in 2016, and published in the D.C. Register on June 17, 2016.  DC Water will begin assessing the SAF on January 1, 2018.

DCRA Construction Permit Applicants who want to be exempt from the new SAF must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. By January 1, 2018, you must submit sufficiently complete project plans and specifications to DC water and pay the DC Water Engineering Review fees at the time of the submission.
  2. You must be a DCRA Construction Permit Applicant  i.e. your plans to construct the project for which the SAF exemption applies must be “Under Review” by DCRA on or before the date the DC Water Certificate of Approval is issued.
  3. DC Water must issue your Certificate of Approval by January 1, 2018.

For More information about the SAF, please visit the DC Water website at https://dcwater.com/system-availability-fee

SIH DC Water Northeast Boundary Tunnel Project Outreach

 

George S. Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority, has notified the Board of Directors of his intention to step down from his current role as of December 29. Hawkins, 57, joined DC Water in 2009. Today’s announcement caps a 20-year career as a chief executive of nonprofits and government agencies.

In the next phase of his career, Hawkins will begin work on a book about transformational leadership in the water sector; assume a role as an adviser to DC Water’s Blue Drop nonprofit affiliate; and continue to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council and on several boards including the North American Electric Reliability Corporation and the US Water Alliance.

Hawkins released the following statement:

“This job has been the privilege of a lifetime. I haven’t dug a single trench, turned a single valve or processed a single payment. But I’ve been fortunate to come to work every day with 1,100 men and women who are among the world’s best at what they do. For their work at my side, providing something so essential — indeed, the stuff of life itself — I will always be grateful almost beyond measure to Team Blue.

“I am stepping back from a day-to-day role at a water utility, but I’m as committed as ever to the future of the water sector. I will continue to coach future leaders and provide guidance to fellow executives who want to do as we did at DC Water: connect with customers, build a world-class team, drive a relentless focus on innovation, and achieve the financial security to upgrade infrastructure for future generations.”

“George Hawkins has given extraordinary service to the people of the District of Columbia and the entire region,” said Nicholas Majett, Vice Chair of the DC Water Board of Directors and Prince George’s County Chief Administrative Officer. “The Board is grateful for George’s eight years of leadership and looks forward to an orderly transition during his remaining months at DC Water.”

An opportunity to hear about changes occurring in the DC Water Small Diameter Water Main (SDWM) Specifications, learn more about Good Faith Efforts, and provide feedback for future consideration by DC Water.

Sept 19, 2017 @ 2 – 4 PM

or

Sept 21, 2017 @ 6 – 8 pm

DC Water Board Room
5000 Overlook Ave. SW
Washington DC

RSVP To Valerie Nixon At valerie.nixon@dcwater.com

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