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
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
BION is proud to play a role #BehindtheWalls as Inova Loudoun Hospital expands its facilities to meet the needs of the growing community it serves. View this Loudoun Rising video to learn more about the project, and how it will enhance the healthcare experience for community members. Watch closely, and you may see a familiar logo at minute 1:11.
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
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
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
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 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
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.
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