Education

Western New York's Source for Construction Learning

The Construction Exchange provides educational programs for members that are tailored for the construction industry. Offerings range from eight-week workshops to hour-long seminars.

Workshops and Seminars

Drugs in the Workplace
February 11, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-member

Event Registration & Information

 

Good Faith Efforts – City of Buffalo
February 19, 2020 – 8:30-9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

Event Registration & Information

 

How to Find the Workers of Tomorrow, Today, Tapping into the Student Workforce
March 4, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Mechanics Lien
March 11, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Complying with MWBE Participation Goals
March 18, 2020 – 8:30-10:00 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

CB2Gnow/LCP Tracker – City of Buffalo
March 25, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

This seminar will provide an overview of both web-based programs and how they are used by both the City and the contractors.

 

Introduction to Blueprint Reading
April 6- May 11, 2020 – 5:00- 7:30pm for six Mondays
$265 per person for members/$530 for non-members

 

How Data Security & Privacy Laws Apply to my Business
April 22, 2020 – 8:30- 9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

Better understand what laws are applicable and what steps should be enacted to protect your company.

 

MWBE Certification – City of Buffalo
April 29, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

NYS Sales Tax and Use Taxation for the Construction Industry
May 6, 2020 – 8:30-3:30 pm
$85 per person for members/$170 for non-members

Hilton Garden Inn – 4201 Genesee St. Cheektowaga, NY 14225

 

Bidding & Performing Prevailing Rate Work
May 20, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Dispelling Myths: Employing Returning Citizens
May 27, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

Better understand how and why to tap into the re-entry workforce.

 

How and Why to Review Insurance Certificates
October 7, 2020 – 8:30-10:00 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Change Orders & Claims Avoidance
October 14, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Group Captives
November 11, 2020 – 8:30-9:30 am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

Safety Training

Click here to view the full schedule of safety courses available through Construction Exchange Safety Services. Or call the office at (716) 874-3435 to set up a private course.

Education Committee

The Construction Exchange Education Committee meets periodically to discuss the educational needs of the membership. The committee decides which courses to offer and helps to choose instructors. If you are interested in joining the committee, please contact Joe Benedict at (716) 874-3435.

Education Committee Members:

Karen Antonelli, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner

Gary Bichler (Chair), R&P Oak Hill Building Company

Earl Cantwell, Hurwitz & Fine

Dave Guido, Encompass Management

Don Hahn, Hahn Training

Brendan Kelly, M&T Bank

Joe Marchitte,  MKS Plumbing

Andrew McLellan,  UNYSE

Drew Miller, Webster Szanyi

Byron Nakagawa, Bison Scaffold & Mason’s Supply

Greg Schober, Huber Construction

Shannon Seipel, Lafarge

Tim Toole, Lawley Insurance