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

CONEX Job Posting System
February 26, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
No cost for members

 

Winning Bids and Planning Your Project
March 6, 2019 to March 27, 2019 – 3:30pm to 6:00pm for four Wednesdays
$70 per person for members, $140 for non-members
Registration and Course Information

 

Intro to Blueprint Reading
March 4, 2019 to April 8, 2019 – 3:30pm to 6:00pm for six Mondays
$265 per person for members – includes textbook ($530 for non-members)
Registration and Course Information

 

Fundamentals of Subguard Insurance
March 8, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members
Registration and Course Information

 

Complying with M/WBE Participation Goals
March 13, 2019 – 8:30am to 10:00am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Mechanics Liens
March 20, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members
Registration and Course Information

 

Setting Up a Drug and Alcohol Policy at Your Company
April 10, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

What to Do After an Emergency or Injury
April 17, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Navigating the Bond Claim Process
April 24, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Determine the Proper Wage Rate
April 30, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

NYS Sales Tax and Use Taxation for the Construction Industry
May 1, 2019 – 8:30am to 3:30pm
$85 per person for members/$170 for non-members
Registration and Course Information

 

Important Sub-contract Terms and Conditions
May 8, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

How and Why to Review Insurance Certificates
October 2, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

The Cost of an Injury
October 9, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Residential Construction Contracts and Legal Requirements
October 16, 2019 – 8:30am to 9:30am
$15 per person for members/$30 for non-members

 

Technology for Construction
October 22, 2019 – 12:00pm to 1:00pm
$25 per person for members/$50 for non-members

 

Top 20 Contract Provisions
November 13, 2019 – 8:30am to 10:00am
$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 Tom Bush at (716) 892 – SAFE (7233) 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