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Workshops and Seminars

All trainings, unless otherwise indicated below, take place at the ConEx University Headquarters Training Room (2660 William St.). Workshops are stand alone presentations. Series Seminars are broad topics, comprised of at least two classes. The classes within a Series are subtopics related to the overarching subject matter–you can register for one or all of the classes within a Series, the choice is yours!

If you have content feedback to offer with us while we plan for 23-24 this summer, please contact our Workforce & Education Director at jvandusen@conexbuff.com or CLICK HERE to take an online survey

Recruiter’s Secrets Series

September 21st (Part 1) October 26th (Part 2) November 16th (Part 3)

11:00am-12:00pm; In-person

$15/seat/class (members) / $30/seat/class (non-members)

Part 1 (9.21) Registration Link

Part 2 (10.26) Registration Link

Part 3 (11.16) Registration Link

Construction Accounting Series

September 29th (Part 1) October 24th (Part 2) November 21st (Part 3)

8:30am-10:00am; Hybrid

$15/seat/class (members) / $30/seat/class (non-members)

Part 1 (9.29) Registration Link

Part 2 (10.24) Registration Link

Part 3 (11.21) Registration Link

NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (Individual Employee)


$17/employee (members) / $32/person (non-members)

Training Registration

NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Training (LIVE GROUP)

Tuesday, October 3rd

8:30am-9:15am; Webinar

$100=10 or less Employees, $150=10-20 Employees, $200=20+ Employees

Registration Link

Landlord Tenant Law: From Lease to Eviction

Thursday, October 19th

8:30am-9:30am; Hybrid

$15/seat (members) / $30/seat (non-members)

Class Registration Link

New Insurance Legislations

Wednesday, November 8th

9:00am-10:00am; Hybrid

$15/seat (members) / $30/seat (non-members)

Class Registration Link

Specialty Courses

Courses and full day seminars listed in this section are defined as specialty because of their unique pricing, timeframe, attendance requirements and registration limits.

Introduction to Blueprint Reading Course

Tuesdays & Thursdays; October 3rd, 5th, 10th, 12th, 17th, 19th, and 24th

4:30pm-7:00pm; In-person

$295/seat (member) / $560/seat (non-member) *price includes textbook & architect scale

Registration Link

NYS Sales Tax Seminar

Tuesday November 14th

7:30am-3:30pm; In-person @ Hilton Garden Inn-Airport

$155/seat (members) / $300/seat (non-members) *price includes breakfast & lunch

Registration Link

NEW! Estimating & Takeoff Course

Tuesdays & Thursdays; November 28th, 30th, December 5th, 7th, 12th, 14th and 19th

4:30pm-7:00pm; In-person

$295/seat (member) / $560/seat (non-member) *price includes textbook

Registration Link

2022-23 Season Content Listing:

  • Living with the NEW Wage Theft Law, Tony Adams from Adams & Leclair
  • Suicide Prevention in Construction, Janice Vertlieb, Construction Industry Alliance Suicide Prevention Champion
  • Labor Law Series, David Adams, Hurwitz Fine
  • Recruiter’s Secrets Series, Lynn Novo, Nordstrom Williams
  • NYS Sales Tax Seminar, Scott Sliker, The Sales Tax Professionals
  • Cybersecurity Considerations for 2023, Panelists from Lawley, datto, & PCA Technologies
  • Finding & Hiring Talent Webinar, Lynn Novo, Nordstrom Williams
  • LIVE Group Training on Sexual Harassment Prevention Training, Jeff Wach, Triple Track HR Partners
  • Business Basics: Construction Law, Dan Sarzynski; Rupp Baase, Drew Miller; Webster Szanyi, and Elizabeth Kraengel; Duke Holzman,
  • Business Basics: Construction Insurance, Andrew Tokasz; USI Insurance Services, Mike Ross and Rob Copolla; Lawley Insurance
  • Marijuana Reasonable Suspicion Training, Dr. Stuart Dorfman, HealthWorks
  • Business Basics: Construction Surety Bonds, Representatives from Lawley, Liberty Mutual, M&T Bank, USI Insurance, and World Wide Bonding Agency
  • Business Basics: Banking in Construction; Representatives from Evans & Northwest Banks
  • Intro to Blueprint Reading Course (Winter & Spring), Devin Filipiak, Filipiak Construction
  • Worker’s Comp Series, Brett Miller & Tina Hassler, Goldberg Segalla
  • NYS MWBE: Navigating the Application, Elise Cassar & Elizabeth Kraengel; Duke Holzman
  • Mechanic’s Liens: Dan Sarzynski, Rupp Pfalzgraf
  • Top 10 Necessary (and unnecessary) Contract Terms, Erin Borek, Phillips Lytle

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 University offers a wide range of training programs and classes to both members and non-members of the Exchange.

The class schedule is driven by The University’s Education Committee which is comprised of a multifaceted group of industry stakeholders. The group is charged with identifying and providing training or informational seminars relevant to the industry and the needs of CEX Members.

Topics offer continued education in construction management, project contracts, proposals and bids, worksite safety (OSHA 10/30), Blueprint Reading, human resources, construction law, marketing, security & technology, insurance and so much more!

Education Committee Members:

Reginald Alls, Montante

Karen Antonelli, Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner

Gary Bichler, R&P Oak Hill Building Company

Erin Borek, Phillips Lytle

Susanne Kelley, Sienna Environmental

Andrew Malcolm, Campus Construction Management Group

Joe Mannarino, Buffalo Construction Consultants

Drew Miller (chair), Webster Szanyi

Byron Nakagawa,  United Rentals

Greg Schober, Huber Construction

Amber Storr, Hurwitz & Fine

Tim Toole, Lawley Insurance

William Vail, PaintCraft

Sarah Viksio, M&T Bank

Ryan Vondell, Redi-Mix

Eric Wilczak, D.V. Brown

Bernie Aja, Employer Services Corporation