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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 Honored to Support Inova Loudoun Hospital Expansion Plan

Loudoun is the fastest-growing county in Virginia, adding an average of 950 residents per month according to 2016 U.S. Census data. To meet the needs of a growing population, in 2015 Inova Loudoun Hospital launched a five-year expansion plan, with an expected completion date of 2020. BION is honored to be a part of this initiative. Our involvement includes providing mechanical (plumbing and medical gas) systems for the new 14-bed Observation Unit, Surgical Center expansion (adding three operating rooms

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

Great Teams: Collaboration Keeps Operating Suite Open During Major Construction

The Inova Fairfax Hospital Immediate Needs Project was a complicated infrastructure upgrade that included major updates to the mechanical, plumbing, medical gas and electrical systems. This project required extreme coordination and planning to prevent any interruption to the operating rooms suite, which remained in service during the entire project. Over the course of thirteen (13) months the upgrades included: • Replacement of three (3) medical vacuum pump systems • Replacement of the domestic water heating system serving SPD • Replacement of the heating water

BION looks to PDC Summit for industry insight, connections

When thousands of professionals who design, build and operate healthcare facilities gather in Nashville for the PDC Summit in March 2018, BION, inc. will be there. We recognize that the best results come when all players along the healthcare built spectrum work collaboratively towards a shared vision, and BION is proud to have three Certified Healthcare Constructors. (Learn how this adds value to our team!) Industry events such as PDC, and our