Why Join HRUHCA
Top Ten Reasons to Join HRUHCA
HRUHCA members have extra access to their customers and vendors through the association. Members have multiple opportunities to interact and share important industry information that will increase business and increase business opportunities.
II. Education and Training
HRUHCA offers affordable, discounted, industry education and training. Classes include first aid and CPR, OSHA 10 hour and OSHA 30, trenching and excavation competent person, VDOT basic, intermediate and advanced temporary work zone certification training, VDOT ESCCC Erosion and Sediment Control Certification training, lunch and learn industry training seminars, and much more.
III. Events and Activities
HRUHCA holds many different fun events for members to meet industry friends and interact in a casual atmosphere. Events include monthly membership dinner/networking meetings, business seminars, golf tournaments, chili on the chick field party, the holiday gala, and other events.
IV. Marketing Opportunities
HRUHCA offers opportunities for members to market their products and services in association publications (newsletters, membership directory, & website). HRUHCA also offers sponsorships for firms to “get their name out” to association members at all association activities.
V. Industry Information
HRUHCA distributes important local, state, and federal information via social media (facebook, twitter, etc.), emails, newsletters, and faxes. HRUHCA keeps its members updated on what’s going on at the Virginia General Assembly through regular reports that are distributed to the membership during the session “via” the same information conduits.
VI. Legislative Representation
HRUHCA participates in a legislative council of heavy construction associations across the Commonwealth that lobby the Virginia General Assembly on important industry issues. The association works with a full-time legislative representative to monitor important industry issues in the Virginia General Assembly.
VII. Monitoring of Industry Regulatory Agencies
HRUHCA interacts with important state regulatory agencies to monitor important issues that impact our members. Such regulatory agencies include; The Virginia State Corporation Commission (SCC); The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ), The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (VDMV), The Virginia Department of Labor (VOSH) and others.
VIII. The Virginia Miss Utility System
HRUHCA participates as an industry partner in the Miss Utility “Call Before You Dig” system in Virginia. HRUHCA has a member on the Virginia State Corporation Commission’s (SCC) “Miss Utility Advisory Committee”, a committee selected by the SCC to investigate underground utility line damages and determine fines associated with these damages.
IX The Hampton Roads Regional Construction Standards
HRUHCA was the founding organization in the establishment of a cooperative effort by municipalities to develop and approve a set of regional construction specifications and standards that are used by over thirteen local municipalities to construct projects in our area. HRUHCA is the only non-municipal concern that has a vote on the current regional standards committee. HRUHCA sits on the board that reviews all changes to the regional construction standards.
X. Workforce Development
The construction industry is facing an alarming shortage of skilled labor. HRUHCA is partnering with business owners, associations and educational facilities, i.e., Tidewater Community College and Virginia Builds, to develop programs that will help encourage interest in careers in the construction industry. Our focus together is to recruit the next generation of a skilled workforce to sustain our future.