Companies and Employees
If you’re looking for a job or an employee in the WNY construction industry, the Construction Exchange has a solution for you. This is the first and only job posting app built for our industry, by our industry. It is a place to bring together hiring companies and potential employees. And it is just for you – the construction companies and construction workers of WNY.
The Construction Exchange is a leader in WNY construction education. From safety training to blueprint reading to mechanics liens, we have courses that can help you improve your skills.
Landlord-Tenant Law: Evictions
May 20, 2022
Top 10 Construction Contract Terms
May 13, 2022
Best Practices for Improving Collections
May 26, 2022
Business Basics: Navigating the Bonds Claim Process
May 12, 2022
May 5, 2022
Topics Covered Include:
·Overview of Mechanic’s Liens
·Filing and Timing Requirements
·Private vs. Public Projects
·Discharging the Lien
·Foreclosing the Lien
·Defenses to the Lien, Including Willful Exaggeration Lien Waivers
Retaliation Claims & Cocktails!
March 30, 2022
Thank you to our presenters from Woods Oviatt & Gilman for hosting the first ever, Claims & Cocktails Construction University Seminar! From 4-5pm, Lorisa D. LaRocca from Woods Oviatt & Gilman and Tony DiTucci from Livingston Associates will speak to the group about Retaliation Claims. Afterward, from 5-6pm, our presenters have graciously offered to host a happy hour for networking.
Workers Comp: Limiting Subcontractor Liability
Presentation will discuss nuances of Workers’ Compensation Law Section 56 and relevant case law, address the importance of ensuring subcontractors have and properly maintain workers’ comp insurance coverage while performing work covered under the statute, best practices for ensuring subcontractors workers’ compensation insurance remains active and in good status during the duration of the contracted work to protect you from strict liability and unforeseen consequences
Navigating NYS WMBE Certification
April 26, 2022
Examine the NY State MWBE Certification application process, criteria for certification, best practices for obtaining certification, as well as the appeal process.
Cybersecurity Insurance Webinar
The presentation with Lawley Insurance and PCA Technology Group will help answer why cyber insurance, how much do you need, and what is expected of you by insurance companies. You will also learn how to ensure your technology is protecting you and how to prepare for working with a cyber insurance provider.
Introduction to Blueprint Reading
Every Tuesday starting February 1st until March 8th
The Introduction to Blueprint Reading course is geared for those with limited or no blueprint reading experience. Both field and office personnel are encouraged to participate.
Upon completion of the six-week course, participants will be able to:
• Interpret line conventions, abbreviations and symbols
• Understand the different scales used on drawings and recognize the difference between architect’s scale and engineer’s scale drawings
• Read and interpret the notes and schedules located on drawings
• Review and understand basic construction drawings including plan views, elevations, sections and details
• Perform coordination exercises using several drawings, for example, coordination between architectural and structural drawings
• Perform simple quantity take-off exercises
Each participant is responsible to bring a yellow highlighter and pencil or pen to make notes on the blueprints. Notebooks to record personal observations are optional.
*Minimum of 10 participants required to run the course.
Recruiter’s Secrets Every Hiring Manager Should Know
Start the year off with strategies and tips you can use right now to address our overwhelming challenges in hiring the talent we need to sustain and grow our businesses. Join Lynn Novo, President and Principal Recruiter at Nordstrom Williams, as she reveals secrets from her 30 years in the recruiting profession!
The class has been broken into 2, allowing you to register for 1 or both of the classes being offered Thursday. Specific class descriptions are as follows:
PART 1: Finding & Attracting Candidates from 3-4pm
Learn how to…
-write a job posting that gets results,
-use Indeed and other job boards effectively,
-respond to candidates
PART 2: Interviewing & Hiring from 4-5pm
Learn how to…
-convert posting responses to qualified candidates,
-present an offer that gets accepted,
-avoid “ghosts” and no-shows
NYS Sexual Harassment Webinar
Whenever you choose!
All employers in New York State are required to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to their employees. Meet the requirement in 30 minutes in this webinar!
Email Jenn Van Dusen at firstname.lastname@example.org for registration details!
NY Wage Theft: Status, Risks, and Best Practices
January 21, 2022
New York Senate Bill 2766 is scheduled to go into effect on January 4, 2022. This presentation discusses the new legislation, focusing on the liability created and safeguards provided, as well as contracting practices to mitigate risk.
Presented By: Ryan Pitman, Goldberg Segalla
Business Basics: Construction & Insurance
February 18, 2022
In this class, learn about typical insurance requirements and why it is needed, how insurance protects your business, and insurance compliance with owners and subcontractors.
Presented By: Drew Miller, Webster Szanyi, LLP & Traci Brzezinski & Kevin Ross, Lawley Insurance
Testing for Drugs & Alcohol in the Workplace
February 2, 2022
The first webinar offered in this Series addresses policies and procedures surrounding Drugs and/or alcohol testing in the workplace–with a special focus on cannabis. Hear not only the legal requirements but the practicality of it on the worksite. Topics covered will include:
-Pre-employment and reasonable suspicion testing
-Discrimination issues related to drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
-Interaction between federal and state laws
-Practical implications of managing drug and alcohol testing in the workplace
Presented By: Lorisa D. LaRocca, Woods, Oviatt & Gilman and
Tony DiTucci, Livingston Associates