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In recognition of Women in Construction Week, the WBC DE+I Task Force collaborated with the new NOVA Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) to promote our trail blazing women. This interactive presentation provided a fun and engaging conversation surrounding diversity, equity, inclusion, champion stories and the importance of allyship in our industry.

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Standing (left to right): Alexia Brodber, Tiffany Watson, Natalie Vaeth, Diana McGraw, Kayla Bonish and Kathryn Hart
Seated (left to right): Megan Andargie, Katie Kimble and Gabrielle Bishop

The most current issue of the WBC Bulletin is now available online.

Click here to view.

Inside this issue:

– Industry Report
– Members Giving Back
– Holiday Party Pictures
– New Members

For past issues, please visit the Bulletin page.

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WBC hosted the Material Shortages and Cost Escalation webinar presented by Adam Lackey with Exponent, Larry Prosen with Cozen O’ConnorRob Wenger with WCS Construction, LLC and Bob Freas with Exponent as Moderator.

Supply chain issues and cost escalation have been at the forefront of construction news. These issues are impacting decision making and outcomes of projects across the globe. Economists and other authorities forecast supply chain issues and cost escalation to continue deep into 2022. The panel identified and discussed the current problem, proposed contractual language that can be used to allocate these risks, and discussed how your project teams can manage and potentially mitigate the risks created by these issues.

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The WBC Membership Services Committee would like to welcome the following new members joining in February:


Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
With a history dating back to 1925, Alliant Insurance Services is one of the nation’s leading distributors of insurance, bonds, and employee benefits. Our specialization in the construction industry provides a comprehensive and consultative approach to risk management.

REPRESENTATIVES: Tim Lambdin – Dave Saul

A national multi-disciplinary design firm rooted in architecture and engineering. More than 900 people in 12 offices from coast to coast work to make a positive, lasting impact for clients in healthcare, arts and culture, community, corporate, education, government, science and technology, and energy markets.

REPRESENTATIVES: Jennifer Bottomley – Rachel Domencic – Patrick Koby – James Polhamus – Jay Scruggs – Sonja Shields – Ben Webne


Animated Insights
Our Mission is to revolutionize the way that physical assets are managed, operated, and interacted with by leveraging our building presence, expertise, and technology platform to create a Digital Twin of those assets transforming any building or facility into an intelligent one driving excellence in service quality, control, and cost efficiency for our customers.

REPRESENTATIVES: Lillante Remy – Sam Wilson

SanDow Construction, Inc.
For over a decade SanDow has performed Government contracting for Federal, State & Local clients. SanDow is a GC & Environmental clean-up (asbestos, lead & mold abatement & HazMat remediation). Clients include US Army Corps., Navy, US Airforce to name a few.


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The WBC Membership Services Committee would like to welcome the following new members:


Accu-Crete, Inc.
Providing best-in-class structural concrete for multi-family, parking structures, mixed-use, and hotels for over 40 years.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Gordon Chase – Tommy Dukeman – Supriya Gupte – Mathew Lee

ACV Enviro
ACV Enviro has over 45 years of experience, bringing great benefits and expertise to deliver comprehensive solutions for your environmental services needs.


The Berlin Steel Construction Company
Berlin Steel Construction is a leader in full-service steel fabrication and large-scale erection. Originally founded as a bridge construction company in 1901, Berlin Steel has grown to be an iconic leader in its industry. With four regional locations in the Northeast, our company has steadily moved forward and incorporated cutting-edge technology to earn a reputation as one of the most dependable steel companies in the United States.


Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union, Local 1 MD,VD & DC
BAC Local 1 MD, VA & DC represents men and women working as Bricklayers, Stone Masons, Pointer Cleaner Caulkers, Terrazzo Workers, Tile Setters and Finishers in the construction trades. Our Local is comprised of two Chapters: Baltimore and Washington, DC. BAC Local 1 works hard to support a fair wage and safe environment for all members. The Local ensures area contractors comply with labor laws and regulations set forth at every level of government.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Jack Anglada – Scott Garvin

Brightview Landscape Development
Brightview brings a wide diversity of skilled professionals, from stonemasons to horticulturists, project managers to landscape technicians-each with specialized knowledge and extensive landscape development experience. Our teams are trained in the latest construction methodologies and equipped with the tools to complete your landscape construction project efficiently.

REPRESENTATIVES: Shane Carmadella – Jeremy Clayton

Canyon Contracting, Inc.
Canyon Contracting Inc. is a self-performing Concrete Contractor specializing in commercial projects in the education, parking structure, healthcare, multifamily and industrial market sectors.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Alison Bowyer – Jay Keller

Carmel Construction
Carmel Partners is focused on creating value by investing in multifamily real estate within the nation’s most desirable, supply-constrained, and competitive markets.

REPRESENTATIVES: Peter Cramer – Jaime Kiley – Matt Watts

Carpenter Contractor Trust
The Carpenter Contractor Trust (CCT) is a labor-management trust formed to bond the relationship between union carpenters and their qualified signatory contractors to gain market share.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Cyndie Williams – Patty Grant

KCCT is a mid-sized architecture, planning and interior design firm. Since our inception in 1983, we have capitalized on our long legacy of creating innovative solutions for the built environment. Whether delivering high-quality architecture, planning, interiors, security, sustainability projects, or providing historic preservation services, we pride ourselves on our unconditional dedication to a collaborative process from programming through occupancy.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Kelly Lozano – Christopher Peoples – Paul Phillips – Stephen Vlach

As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, KONE provides elevators and escalators, as well as solutions for maintenance and modernization to add value to buildings throughout their life cycle. KONE understands People Flow in and between buildings, making people’s journeys safe, convenient, and reliable.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Lauren Lum, Kevin Harper, Howard Foster, Oskari Gillberg, Daniela Sotirokos, Michael Bennett, Doug Beall

Mallick Mechanical Contractors
Since 1994 Mallick Mechanical has served as a Washington DC Metropolitan area leader in the mechanical and plumbing industry. Based in Gaithersburg, MD, Mallick services both emerging and established businesses throughout the Washington metropolitan area. Mallick Mechanical has the necessary resources and experience to complete your project from start to finish, with only the highest level of detail and professionalism. Mallick Mechanical Contractors is committed to building solutions and relationships that last a lifetime. Our vision is to be the premier commercial mechanical and plumbing contractor for high-performance clients.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Kenny Mallick – Jeff Weir

Miller & Long DC, Inc.
Specializes in engineering and building cast-in-place concrete structures for multi-level commercial, residential, and mixed-use developments.

REPRESENTATIVES: John Paleologos – Chris Grant

Paradigm Contractors, LLC
Full-service construction company with over 30 years in the business and a demonstrated expertise in High-rise Concrete Construction, Podium Concrete/Wood Frame Construction, and Repurposed Office Conversion. Acting as both a construction manager and general contractor, Paradigm has built over 100 buildings in the Washington, D.C. area. Important to the success of each of our projects is maintaining quality through working closely with our subcontractors. A relationship driven company, Paradigm has created dynamic, lasting relationships with subcontractors that have proven track records for meeting schedules and budgets, and delivering Class A properties. The combination of experienced, talented, and dedicated personnel and our commitment to quality, provides benefits for our owners/clients.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Chuck Monnig – Chris Evans

Schneider Electric
Provide digitized energy and automation solutions for efficiency and sustainability. We empower all to make the most of their energy and resources, ensuring LifeIsOn.


TRINITY Group Construction, Inc.
Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, TRINITY Group Construction, Inc. is an award-winning construction company specializing in office, mission critical, corporate interiors, industrial/flex, capital improvements, restaurants and retail, multi-family, specialty construction, and more. Consistently ranked as one of the top commercial general contractors in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, TRINITY offers its clients a broad range of services, giving them the convenience of using one contractor for multiple needs. Our complete service package includes Pre-Construction, General Contracting, Design-Build, Construction Management, and Service & Emergency Work.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Ben Wallen, Steve Gales, Flip Wallen, Reg Arnold, Tony Reichel, Karl Nicolai, Joshn Mitchell


Burns Architectural Products
Manufacturers Representatives with a combined 60+ years of glass, glazing, window and window wall experience.


Diversified Safety Services
Full-service occupational safety and health consulting firm. We work with clients nationwide to establish a viable safety culture within organizations of all sizes. As a company, we view ourselves as partners—and work closely with you to fulfill your safety needs, keep your costs down, and ultimately add dollars to your bottom line.

REPRESENTATIVES:  Alexandra Pryor – Kitty Jackson

Dynamic Contracting
We are a Small Women Owned, Certified Business Entity (CBE), General Contractor who specialize in multiple facets of the construction and self-perform drywall partitions, acoustical ceilings, specialty sound ceiling and wall wood or metal panels, GRG, GFRG or Aluminum Column Covers, Installation of DFH, Roof Blocking and More.

REPRESENTATIVES: Kimberly Mayorga – Enoc Parada

L P Roofing LLC
LP Roofing LLC is a family owned roofing and waterproofing company with over 25 years of experience.


New Dominion Construction
New Dominion Construction is one of the leading Federal General Contractors and Commercial Drywall Specialists in the Mid-Atlantic Region.

REPRESENTATIVES: Bryan Diseati – Adrian Lawson

PWC Companies
We offer advanced, turn-key project and construction management services for complicated and challenging projects very cost effectively.


Scaffolding Solutions
A full-service scaffolding engineering firm that services the Washington DC, Virginia, Georgia, and Carolinas. Our commitment to safety, professionalism, and integrity combine to form the foundation upon which the company was built.


Steel Toe Communications
Steel Toe Communications has over 15+ years of digital marketing experience helping small and medium contractors compete with larger regional and national firms. In the complex and highly competitive world of construction, Steel Toe creates compelling social, email public relations and video campaigns that help establish thought leadership,cultivate company culture, increase brand awareness, recruit candidates to your organization and escape marketing mediocrity. As an award-winning marketing firm, Steel Toe also provides one-on-one digital marketing training and presentations focused on social media marketing in the A/E/C industry.

REPRESENTATIVE: Stacey Holsinger

Trusted Solutions Group
TSG is a CBE, SBE, Hubzone, ward 8 staffing agency that specializes in first source projects. We provide DC residents as common labor, skilled labor, and certified flaggers. We can also be utilized as a materials vendor.


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WBC is providing 10 volunteers on January 20, February 17, March 12, and April 2 to sort and pack food at the Capital Area Food Bank’s DC distribution center. The volunteer community is one of the charitable organization’s most important resources. Each year, volunteers save the food bank millions of dollars while helping to feed the DMV community. The WBC Community Services Committee is coordinating this outstanding monthly volunteer opportunity.

Capital Food Bank
DC Distribution Center
4900 Puerto Rico Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, 20017


We are looking for volunteers (limit to 10 volunteers per month) to help on the following dates:

Thursday, January 20 – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday, February 17 – 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 12 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday, April 2 – 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Volunteers must be at least 12 years old!

All volunteers MUST sign a COVID-19 Waiver, click HERE to download the waiver. Volunteer under the age of 18 must have the waiver signed by parent or legal guardian. In accordance with the DC Government and/or CDC recommendations, all volunteers MUST BE VACCINATED and are required to wear a mask or face covering at all times in the facility over their mouth and nose. Due to a limited supply of masks and Capital Area Food Bank is asking volunteers bring their own if possible. Find more information about CDC’s recommendations regarding the use of cloth face coverings HERE. All volunteers, guests, and staff are required to have their temperature taken by touchless scanner when entering our facilities. 

About Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank leads our region’s efforts to provide good, healthy food to people struggling with hunger and food insecurity. Each year, we source and distribute the food for over 45 million meals.

Participation on WBC committees is open to all member firm employees – all you need to do is volunteer! Meeting attendance is offered in a virtual format to help make participation more convenient. Take a look at the descriptions listed below and let us know where you would like to serve by completing this committee sign up form. Member involvement and participation helps guide the direction of the association and provides a great opportunity to expand your circle of contacts in our great industry. WBC committees and task forces meet monthly on a recurring date and time, unless otherwise announced.

Community Services
Coordinates community support initiatives, monthly volunteer opportunities, new jobsite food drive and other requests for assistance throughout the year.
Chair: Vanessa Carrion • Stream Realty Partners
Vice Chair: Andrew Tomlinson • G&M Services
Meets on 3rd Monday

Craftsmanship Awards
Oversees planning and execution of the Craftsmanship Awards and Hall of Fame program. 278 entries were received in 2021 and judging was done both in-person and virtually.
Chair:  Lynn Maia • Clune Construction
Vice-Chair:  Erik Kaniecki• CBG Building Company
Meets on  2nd Wednesday (September to March)

Diversity Task Force
Focusing on promoting and increasing diversity of WBC membership, committees, leadership, board of directors and the industry our association represents.
Chair:  David Osei • JLL
Vice-Chair:  Keven Lugo • DPR Construction
Schedule to be announced

Focused on engaging members under the age of 40. Hosts committee lunch & learns, networking events, workforce development outreach and community service activities.
Chair:  Stacy Chu • American Institute of Steel Construction
Vice-Chair:  Troy Cornell • Aronson LLC
Meets on 2nd Monday

Coordinates the annual Innovation & Technology issue of Bulletin and tracks new developments in sustainability, energy resources, materials and building technology trends.
Chair: Don Zeiders • Shapiro and Duncan
Vice-Chair: Justin Couch • Stromberg Metal Works
Meets on 3rd Thursday

Marketing & Communications
Currently working on redesigning the WBC website and enhancing the association’s social media presence through Facebook and LinkedIn.
Chair: Stacey Holsinger • Steel Toe Communications
Vice-Chair: Kaitlin Krasic • G.E. Frisco Co.
Meets on 2nd Friday

Membership Services
FY’22 goals: 85% retention, 20 company and 20 small business members. Targeting new owner/developers firms. Plans new member orientations, recruitment and retention initiatives.
Chair:  Mike Newman • Timmons Group
Vice-Chair:  Garrett Sefrin • rand* construction
Meets on 2nd Tuesday

Program & Education
2021 programs focused on life sciences, cybersecurity, economic outlook and regional economic development. Collaborates with all committees on program scheduling.
Chair: Larry Prosen • Cozen O’Connor
Vice-Chair: Adam Lackey • Exponent
Meets on 2nd Thursday

Regional Development
Engages with economic development groups and agencies dealing with building and development to identify opportunities for learning and working relationships.
Chair: Jeremy Colville • CohnReznick
Vice-Chair: Frank Homer • Whiting-Turner Contracting
Meets on 3rd Tuesday

Small Business
Provides information, programs and services for small business members focusing on GSA, SBA, general contractors and other industry representatives.
Chair: Maria Snyder • Construction Cleaning Service
Vice-Chair: Shana Rothman • Smith, Currie & Hancock
Meets on 1st Monday

Summer Golf Outing
Plans the annual WBC golf outing featuring 432 players on three courses. The 2022 event is scheduled for June 13 at Lansdowne and Belmont golf clubs.
Co-Chair:  Kelly McGuire • Columbia Green Technologies
Co-Chair:  Bill Voigt • Siemens Industry
Meets April to June – Scheduled to be determined.


WBC hosted the Preventing Claims of Harassment & Discrimination webinar presented by Joshua Holt of Smith, Currie & Hancock.

Construction industry employers are particularly susceptible to claims of harassment and discrimination. Yet many do not have the necessary policies and procedures in place to address those issues. Waiting until the EEOC gets involved in order to deal with these issues on a piecemeal basis is not an effective strategy. The presentation reviewed 10 steps that all construction industry employers should take in order to reduce the possibility of an EEOC investigation and to set themselves up for success if an investigation arises.

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On October 14, 2021 WBC hosted The Covid-19 Vaccine: Current Developments and Best Practices webinar presented by Jeremy Glenn and Michael Schmidt of Cozen O’Connor.

The presentation provided the latest update on vaccination regulations and mandatory vaccine policies, as well as the Biden Administration’s plan and directive to implement a nationwide vaccine mandate.

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