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Bravo Builders Hosts Women Promoting Success Event

Last week, Bravo Builders hosted a donut themed Women Promoting Success Event featuring speaker Linda Luppino, President & CEO of 3L Flooring Company. Ms. Luppino spoke to event attendees about her rise through the ranks of the flooring industry, her distinguished career and current initiatives. She discussed the do’s and don’ts for getting a great end result in wood flooring projects and brought in samples to show the differences in products that are offered for flooring. Following the informative presentation, our guests were able to ask questions and engage with Ms. Luppino about her experience. This was a very successful event, and we look forward to hosting more Women Promoting Success Events in the future.

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Bravo Builders Safety Awards

Bravo Builders recently gave out Safety Awards in which the Director of Safety, Charlene Dodson, recognized employees for their contributions and focus on safety in the company. This year, Dodson recognized six Bravo Builders team members with Safety Awards for Excellence, consisting of: Omar Casiano, Assistant Superintendent; Steve Catuogno, Senior Superintendent; Niki Bennett, Contracts & Violations Manager; Michael Patella, Assistant Superintendent; TJ Flood, Senior Superintendent; and Courtney Richardson, Assistant Superintendent. Each winner received a gift card prize, along with a certificate acknowledging their achievement. We are so proud of the contributions to safety made by these team members, and by the Bravo Builders team as a whole.

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Town Hall Happy Hour Event

Bravo Builders had a great Town Hall Meeting/Happy Hour Event last week, where the team enjoyed cocktails and canapes while discussing new business and socializing with coworkers. Our President, Robert Palumbo announced an exciting new project that was met with cheers and high fives from the entire team. Our Director of Safety, Charlene Dodson, spoke about new upcoming safety initiatives for the company. Despite the rainy weather that evening, the Bravo team made the best of the situation and had a great time indoors at Castell Rooftop Bar in Midtown. This event is very important to our company, as it encourages team members from different project groups and employees who don’t often work together to unite and remember that they are all part of one large, Bravo Builders team.

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Bravo Builders Hosts Women Promoting Success Event

As part of our Women Promoting Success (WPS) initiative, Bravo Builders hosted a “Sculpting Without Sight” event at Unarthodox New York last week. Unarthodox is a creative space where groups and individuals take part in unique, immersive and interactive experiences, using various forms of art. The purpose of this event was to show people how to utilize their senses other than sight, with an immersive experience meant to trigger your other senses and leave you feeling inspired and reenergized. We used scent, touch and sound to indulge in the aroma, explore sense of touch and take in the music, all while blindfolded and lacking a sense of sight. Our Bravo Builders team had an incredible experience with Unarthodox and we look forward to upcoming events for our WPS initiative.

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Bravo Builders Attends a Charity Baseball Hitting Party

This week, Bravo Builders participated in a charity baseball hitting tournament to help raise money for KAND – KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder. The event was held at The Baseball Center NYC in the Apple Bank Building, on the evening of Tuesday July 9, 2019. Prior to the nighttime baseball event, Bravo Builders hosted a happy hour at The Gin Mill in order to bond as a team before the tournament. Our two teams of 5 people each took this opportunity to show off their hitting skills and have some fun, all while supporting an extremely important cause. This organization is dedicated to improving the lives of those affected by KIF1A Associated Neurological Disorder (“KAND”).

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Modular Case Study: the Cutting Edge of Prefabrication Capabilities & Lessons Learned

Women Promoting Success put on a workshop created and faciilitated by our own Director of Preconstruction, Joseph Manfredonia, regarding Modular Construction.  In this workshop he reviewed the following: 

Modular Case Study: the Cutting Edge of Prefabrication Capabilities & Lessons Learned

  • Understanding how the possibilities of modular construction can be maximized on a large scale high-rise project to potentially reduce costs and consolidate the project schedule.
  • Identifying the challenges faced and lessons learned with modular design & construction to develop the best working practices to maintain a highly coordinated working environment from design development through construction operations.
  • Exploring the end benefits to the client, designers and construction team: how were project outcomes influenced by the early deign decisions?
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J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge

On May 30th, the Bravo Builders team was prepared to participate in the 43rd annual J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge. This 3.5-mile race throughout Central Park is designed to give business professionals the opportunity to connect with clients, local businesses and organizations through fitness, teamwork and camaraderie. Although the event was rained out, our team of 12 took this opportunity to bond as a team at a company gathering and happy hour.

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Bravo Builders Partners with God’s Love We Deliver to Support Local Community

As part of our goal to support our local community, Bravo Builders has introduced a new partnership with God’s Love We Deliver. This non-profit aims to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. In honor of each member of the team’s birthdays, Bravo will be sponsoring a cake donation for someone in need, who might not have received one otherwise due to health constraints. Bravo Builders values its partnership with God’s Love We Deliver and will continue to support the organization through various volunteer opportunities. In addition to this act of philanthropy, Bravo team members receive a half day of paid time off to celebrate their birthday with their families.

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Safety Week – Take The Next Step Challenge

Bravo Builders kicked off safety week with our “Take The Extra Steps” challenge across all of our sites. An Excellent “Fall Protection” demonstration was given by Colony Hardware. Followed by a speech given by our Director of Safety, Charlene Dodson, on How To “Take The Extra Steps” to fully execute safe work practices. What is taking the extra steps? Taking the extra step is conducting housekeeping before the start of operations to prevent slips, trips, and falls. Taking the extra step is reviewing the JHA before the start of operations to ensure all the safety hazards are identified and controls are in place with the task assigned. Taking the extra step is inspecting the equipment before use. Taking the extra step is wearing the PPE properly. Taking the extra step is unplugging tools when they are not in use. Taking the extra step could be a simple as getting a bigger ladder that is appropriate for the height of the operations. Taking the extra step is putting the guard on the grinder. Taking the extra step is connecting the lanyard the worker is already wearing to the anchor point. The steps are not just for aesthetics they are to save lives.

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Bravo Builders Hosts Women Promoting Success Event

Last week, Bravo Builders hosted a Women Promoting Success Event featuring Cinco de Mayo celebrations including Mexican fare and décor. Attendees heard from Alyson Sikorski, Principal at Gace Consulting, who discussed her distinguished career and current initiatives. Following the presentation, attendees, both Bravo women and men, had the opportunity to engage with Ms. Sikorski about her experience.  The goal of WPS is to establish a group where individuals can discuss their goals, how to get there and troubleshoot any issues they may be having within the industry.  Continued learning events such as modular training, woodworking and MEPS training are just a few of the upcoming engagements WPS has planned.  Stay tuned!