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Virginia811 Spearheads New Technology Initiatives to Enhance Mapping and Evaluate Risks to Protect Underground Utilities, Life, and Property in Virginia

  Both GEOI Solutions and Virginia Tech’s Statistical Applications and Innovations Group (SAIG) will Utilize Geospatial Data and Artificial Intelligence to Help Improve Mapping and Auditing of Online Dig Requests. For Immediate Release: Virginia811 (VA811) has enlisted the technology solutions of both GEOI Solutions and Virginia Tech to improve both its mapping and auditing process.   Virginia811 has recently teamed up with GEOI Solutions to provide advanced geospatial automation, data processing, and map change detection analytics to enhance Virginia’s 811 Contact Center (Contact Before You Dig – va811.com) processes.  Due to statewide road infrastructure growth and the increased volume of geospatial…

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Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program – John Tyler Community College

John Tyler Community College is now accepting applications for their new Heavy Equipment Operator (HEO) training program.  Classes are scheduled to begin on September 22, 2020.  For more information, visit this web page, or click here: HEO Current Flyer-fall2020

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811 Day Virtual Run/Walk

VA811 is celebrating 811 Day (August 11) with a virtual run/walk! This virtual 5K or 8.11 run is for anyone who wants to get outdoors and exercise for some great prizes! Do the 5K and get one entry for a free prize. Do the 8.11 run and get two entries! Free t-shirts are also available to those who post a picture on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #irun4VA811 - but you must register! Registration information can be found here:  VA811 Virtual Run/Walk Registration If you're in Roanoke, be sure to stop by Runabout Sports (4600 Brambleton Ave) for your t-shirt…

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Founder and CEO Rick Pevarski to Retire from VA811

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Media Contact: Natalie Faunce Soucie  (540) 529-2785 [email protected]   Founder and CEO Rick Pevarski to Retire from VA811     Roanoke, Virginia – VA811, based out of Roanoke, Virginia, today announced its founder and CEO, Rick Pevarski, will retire as CEO effective June 30, 2020.  He will stay on in an advisory capacity until July 2022.  Scott Crawford, currently the Company’s Vice President, will assume the role of President and Chief Executive Officer as of July 1, 2020. VA811 was a startup organization that Pevarski created in 2001 from the original business plan to fruition as…

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Virginia Virtual Damage Prevention Committee Meeting

Damage prevention partners throughout Virginia will be gathering for the first-ever Virginia Virtual Damage Prevention Committee meeting.  This will take begin at 10:00 am on Friday, May 15.  To join us, click here: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/745857765

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VA811 2020 Board of Directors Voting

The 2020 process for voting for VA811's Board of Directors has begun.  A slate of candidates has been recommended for the 5 positions up for election this year.  Voting contacts are being contacted via email about voting electronically. For more information about the process and the slate of candidates, click here to view the 2020 Proxy Statement.

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Heavy Equipment Operator Training Program

VA811 is a member of Heavy Construction Contractors Association (HCCA), Richmond Area Municipal Contractors Association (RAMCA), Hampton Roads Utility and Heavy Contractors Association (HRUHCA), and Central and Southwest Virginia Utility Contractors Association (CSVUCA).  We are happy to provide this message in partnership with these organizations. Heavy Equipment Operator Training Virginia Community Colleges are offering Heavy Equipment Operator training in-person and online. This is an opportunity for people interested in getting into the heavy construction industry and for construction workers to grow and refine their skills. The course is taught on state-of-the-art simulators which eliminates safety risk and project down-time. Students…

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2020 Virginia Damage Prevention Conference – CANCELED

2020 Virginia Damage Prevention Conference - CANCELED Due to the Governor's recent Executive Order Number Fifty-three, which prohibits all public and private in-person gatherings of 10 or more individuals through April 23, 2020, the State Corporation Commission and VA811 are forced to cancel the 2020 Virginia Damage Prevention Conference scheduled for April 20-23, 2020. If you have reservations at the Hilton Virginia Beach Oceanfront Hotel, the Hampton Inn Oceanfront, or the Hilton Garden Inn, please ensure that you cancel those as soon as possible. 

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Dr. Victoria Grady to speak at March 2020 VA811 Membership Meeting!

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