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Vote BION for Virginia Living’s “Best Healthcare Construction 2019”

Virginia Living’s 8th annual “Best of Virginia Reader’s Survey” is open, and we’d love to have your vote! Winners of this much-anticipated competition are selected by those who matter most: our clients and associates. If you like the work that we do, please take a moment to tell all of Virginia! Click to open survey & select “Northern Virginia” region Scroll to #107 Wild Card, write in “Best Healthcare Construction” and vote for

Worth the Wait: Finding the right people for the job

Members of our leadership team took time out from cheering on Tyler and Tony in the PHCC CONNECT Apprenticeship Contest to explore industry-related topics during conference sessions.  “You Only Get What You Put In,” a keynote by Eric Chester, particularly struck a chord with our Director of Field Operations, John Fitzgerald. As anybody in the construction industry knows, there is a shortage of skilled labor. Chester talked about this putting the onus on employers to offer training and

Behind the Walls: Inova Fairfax Professional Services Building

If you were to take a peek behind the walls at any hospital you would see a network of pipes and lines that perform a multitude of duties: Some piping brings in clean water for drinking and personal hygiene. Another maze of piping and ductwork regulates building temperature, keeping staff and patients comfortable. Other lines supply medical gases for surgeries. BION is proud of the  “behind the walls” work we do at hospitals throughout the Washington, DC

Two BION Employees Selected for National Apprentice Competition

Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association Showcases Up-and-Coming Talent This year, BION, Inc. is proud to send two employees, Tony and Tyler, to a competition for the nation’s top 30 apprentices in their industry, during the Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors (PHCC) Association CONNECT Conference, October 10-12 in Albuquerque, NM. Both men are enrolled in a four-year DOL-certified Apprenticeship Program, under BION’s sponsorship.   Tyler will compete in the plumbing

BION Marks 10th Anniversary with Food Drive

Mechanical Contracting Firm Encourages Donations to Streetlight Ministries Since the 2008 opening of its first humble “office” in the kitchen of co-founder and CEO Josie Geiger, CHC, BION, inc. has quickly become a respected name in the Northern Virginia healthcare construction industry. Now, with nearly 100 employees and its own facility expansion underway, the firm has participated in multi-million hospital projects, winning industry awards for excellence in its work with HVAC,  plumbing and medical gas systems. Celebration plans for

BION-Sponsored Apprenticeship Programs Offer Path to In Demand Careers

BION Employees Earn Department of Labor Certifications in Plumbing and HVAC Like many contracting firms, BION is impacted by a shortage in the labor force, which has been particularly hard on skilled trades. Associated General Contractors of America noted that 70 percent of construction companies are having trouble finding qualified workers. One of the ways that we seek to meet this challenge, and invest in the success of our employees, is through our sponsorship of the Department of

Job Shadowing Offers Experiential Learning for WVU Student

BION Proudly Worked with West Virginia University’s Mechanical Engineering Student James P. Bailey. James shadowed BION’s Project Manager Chris Lane on the Inova Fairfax Hospital Professional Building Renovation Project. BION takes  pride in knowing that we are shaping, motivating, and helping to lead the vision of today’s youth. James wanted to share his positive experience with others and here’s what he had to say: I interviewed Chris while we were job shadowing and also had the opportunity to interview Dave, Foreman and James, Foreman.

Who Inspires the Women of BION? #NationalWomensMonth

While every day we recognize the contributions of all of our extraordinary team members, this National Women’s Month, we decided to ask our female colleagues about the women who inspired them to be who they are today.   Leslie W. Bailey, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Director took the question in a slightly different direction, noting that she credits her father with shaping her into the successful woman we know and admire: “Though he was not a woman, my father truly believed

Inova Hospital Project Team Earns Subby Award

High Level of Collaboration Allows Operating Suite to Remain Open During Renovations Any time a project requires various subcontractors to work together, challenges are expected.  There can be miscommunications, unrealistic expectations, culture clashes and difficulties coordinating schedules. That is why the Inova Fairfax Hospital Immediate Needs Project, a complicated infrastructure upgrade with major updates to the mechanical, plumbing, medical gas and electrical systems, stands out. Led by L2 Construction Management Corporation, the project called for the highest levels of collaboration to