Utility Contractor

JUL-AUG 2018

As the official magazine of NUCA, Utility Contractor presents the latest information affecting every aspect of the utility construction industry, including technological advancements, safety issues, legislative developments and instructional advice.

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July/August 2018 | Utility Contractor 39 ASAE Names NUCA a National 2018 Power of A Silver Award Winner The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) has awarded the National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) a 2018 Power of A Silver Award for the con- struction of a confined space and trench rescue facility for the Virginia Department of Fire Programs (VDFP). This facility is being built for the VDFP using donated labor, equipment and materials provided by NUCA member firms from NUCA's Virginia Chapter. Phase one (confined space training facility) was completed in April 2018 with Phase two (trench rescue facility) expected to be completed prior to the end of the year. The Virginia Department of Fire Programs facility is located at the Virginia Public Safety Training Center in Hanover, Virginia. The VDFP have approved the facility for use by NUCA of Virginia member firms (subject to availability). Construction workers will be able to train in both identifying potential confined space and excavation trenching hazards as well as learn important life-saving techniques in the performance of confined space and trench collapse inci- dents. NUCA would like to thank the following member firms for their donations to the project:W.C. Spratt, Inc., Concrete Pipe & Precast, United Rentals, the Law Firm of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar, Fitzgerald, and Virginia Public Works Equipment Company. The Power of A Award recognizes a select number of organizations annually that distinguish themselves with innovative, effective and broad-reaching programs and activities that positively impact America and the world. Don't Miss Out on the Chapter Success Conference! The Chapter Success Conference for NUCA Chapter Executive Direc- tors is coming up Sept. 19- 21 at the NUCA National Office in Fairfax, Virginia. This a free event for Chap - ter EDs. A room block has been arranged the Springhill Suites Fairfax Fair Oaks, 11191 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22030. Phone: 703-691-7880. Refer- ence NUCA to get the group block rate of $145/ night. The National Office is conveniently located near Washington, D.C., and is accessible by either Ronald Reagan International Air- port (20 miles from NUCA office) or Dulles Interna - tional Airport (14.3 miles from NUCA office). Please contact NUCA's Bill Hillman or Chris Barrett with ques- tions at 703-358-9300.

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