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CONNECT — Industry Resource Guide —

PBX serving builders in Central Oregon since 1979 Bend Parks and Recreation relies on PBX Plan Center to tender projects Is your business prepared for the next economic downturn?


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Table of contents 6 A letter from PBX president, Connie Briese 8

From brick and mortar to virtual: The PBX journey

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Memberships that benefit everyone

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Serving members like you since 1979: The history of the PBX

Published by: DEL Communications Inc. Suite 300, 6 Roslyn Road Winnipeg, MB R3L 0G5 www.delcommunications.com Publisher: David Langstaff

15 Can an assessment really change my company's bottom line? 18  A central location: Bend Parks & Recreation District relies on PBX Plan Center to tender projects

20  Sharing space: Bend completes Phase 1 of their neighborhood greenways project

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Is your business prepared for the next economic downturn?

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Griffin Construction builds top destination resort hotel

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Bringing regulation changes to aerial work platforms

27 Oregon OSHA offers online training courses for fall protection

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B-U-S-Y is the new "fine": A paradigm shift on time

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Growing with technology: Traffic Control Consultants

Index to advertisers Adroit Construction Co., Inc.............................................................................................................................................................16 American Sprinklers, Inc.....................................................................................................................................................................19 Bullet Rental & Sales, Inc...................................................................................................................................................................IFC Cascade Civil Corp.................................................................................................................................................................................10 Chinook Contracting...........................................................................................................................................................................25 Energy Conservation Insulation ( Eci ).........................................................................................................................................9 Greenbar Excavation...............................................................................................................................................................................5 Griffin Construction LLC........................................................................................................................................................................3 Hickman, Williams & Associates, Inc............................................................................................................................................25 J&R Fire, Llc............................................................................................................................................................................................ IBC Jones & Roth P.c.....................................................................................................................................................................................27 K & E Excavating, Inc................................................................................................................................................................................7 Layla Fay......................................................................................................................................................................................................28 Leonardo Excavation Llc..................................................................................................................................................................23 Miller Lumber Company....................................................................................................................................................................30 Nw Paving, Llc..........................................................................................................................................................................................8 Pence Construction..............................................................................................................................................................................19 Phoenix Fire Protection......................................................................................................................................................................29 Quality Heating.......................................................................................................................................................................................22 Robinson & Owen Heavy Construction.....................................................................................................................................15 T&C Insurance..........................................................................................................................................................................................27 Traffic Control Consultants...............................................................................................................................................................11 Vertex Logistics Inc...............................................................................................................................................................................12 Vic Russell Construction Inc.............................................................................................................................................................19 WT Equipment, Inc...........................................................................................................................................................................OBC

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A Letter from

PBX President Connie Briese

Welcome to the inaugural issue of the Premier Builders Exchange’s (PBX) trade magazine.

intention with the magazine is that it contains valuable

Choosing a publication name, a little like naming a company, requires a little brainstorming and processing as to the “why� of the magazine.

becomes a valuable resource that you can continue to

I moved to Central Oregon in the summer of 1999 to manage a local office of a general contractor from Washington State. I was raised around construction, and in 1990 I started working in the commercial side of the industry in Spokane, WA. There I had access to all types of training and networking opportunities through trade groups such as NAWIC (National Association of Women in Construction), apprenticeship programs with AGC, and similar trade organizations. Classes were always available on construction law, best practices, supervisory training, and much more. Upon moving to Central Oregon not only did I find myself alone as a female in the construction industry, but Central Oregon also lacked the networking opportunities that were available in larger cities. I attended a few events in Portland, but the material or practices presented were not as valuable or relevant to me here in Central Oregon as they were to those in the larger city. Throughout my 20 years at the Premier Builders Exchange, I have always had the desire to bring the construction community here closer together, yet technology seems to be driving us further apart. My

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information, up and coming products and practices, and refer to throughout the year. That it connects us to each other as we share our stories and knowledge with you. Our goal is to provide you with valuable information that will help you to grow and succeed in your business. And with that, PBX presents CONNECT Industry Resource Guide. 2020 is an exciting year for PBX as we hope to make the connection that we have with each of you even stronger. Starting in March we have our first quarterly event, and we are excited to bring Exos Advisors and CVI training to our members. Read more about this exciting event inside the magazine. Our second event planned for June is a symposium. In the events we faced in the construction industry during the last recession, I watched as many of my friends and associates struggled, lost everything not only financially, but lives were destroyed. We know another recession is inevitable, not if, but when we do not know. The June symposium is an introductory conversation to that topic, what we know about the last recession, what we learned and what can we do better, make connections, even share resources together as a community in order to be better prepared. l


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standards for online services ever since. Our plan room is even compatible with mobile devices, making it more convenient to access information on the go. A part of being virtual means being able to look through and download plans and specifications from the comfort of your own home or office for advanced members, or ordering prints to pick up for premier and advanced members. But, that’s not all we do

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Expanding our list of services to fit the needs of our general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and others is still a top priority for all of us. anymore. We’re always trying new ways to give our members more exposure to others. This includes advertising space in our weekly e-newsletter, new and featured member highlights, and our online construction directory. Anyone visiting our website will see our complete list of members in the directory, making it easier for potential clients to contact them. Social media has likewise been a great way to show our appreciation and we welcome jobsite photos or finished product photos to advertise what amazing work our members have been doing. Expanding our list of services to fit the needs of our general contractors, sub-contractors, suppliers, and others is still a top priority for all of us. Recently, we decided to add re-naming services to that list. When we see that something extra is needed, we try our best to make that happen. In this case, our members wanted to be able to go through their own documents as easily as they go through ours. When we re-name documents, we process them like any other project we would receive, providing clear bookmarks in the specifications to get to your scope of work easily and naming each plan page by their given title so there’s no second-guessing.

We understand that change can be difficult sometimes, and this is why we offer training sessions on how to navigate our website so that everyone can be as successful as possible with our services. Training comes at no cost and is available to all members, whether they’ve been with us for one month or 10 years. Owner of the PBX, Connie Briese, is always willing to meet with members one-on-one and will hold individual training sessions, as well as group sessions with member companies. Training is always adjusted to fit the specific needs of each individual, as we recognize that not everyone is the same so not everyone’s needs will be the same either. We don’t want anyone to feel lost or like they’re wasting time so we’re happy to help, even if you just need a refresher course. After all, we see our success as being tied to our members; if one person falls behind, we all fall behind. Overall, as things have continued to change, our mission statement remains the same: to offer a full-service plan room while meeting the progressing technology needs of our members. Thank you for sticking with us and here’s to another 40 years! l

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Memberships that benefit everyone Do you ever get tired of searching for jobs that ultimately lead nowhere? The saying “time is money” is by no means a new sentiment, so why waste valuable time looking for jobs when we can do that for you? Our team is always hard at work getting new projects posted daily for members to view. At the Premier Builders Exchange (PBX), we are dedicated to giving you the best opportunities available and condensing them onto one platform, making them more organized, efficient, and hassle-free. Our projects are pulled from all over the state of Oregon, ensuring a variety for all scopes of work, and with our software’s search tools it’s even easier to find what you’re looking for. We’re always doing our own research for new projects, but in addition to that and because of our

history, many design professionals, project owners, and general contractors supply us with their projects automatically in order to receive more qualified bids. They submit their plans to us to have them standardized and in a central hub where they can send subcontractors to find their projects.

get notifications of any updates to that project. This includes when documents are added, as well as bid results, including who was the low bid and what the numbers were. Additionally, members will also be updated on what projects were recently posted in a daily notification email.

All members have access to our website and each company is allotted five user accounts that each employee can personalize to fit their needs. Choose whether you only want to see the jobs we post or include California Public Projects, as well as California Department of Transportation listings. And it doesn’t stop there; we also have a wide variety of subscriptions to other plan rooms available for annual purchase. When a user registers on a project, they will

Not only do our members have access to projects, but they can view newly issued building permits from cities and counties in Oregon as well. This includes those that may need additional subcontractor or supplier help. We include permits over $10,000 and organize them into a standard format, listed by city or county, and publish them every week. Even better, all of this is available to you on your mobile device, making it more convenient to pull up needed information on the go.

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An added benefit for our members is the discounts you can receive from associate members for their services. Associate members are members who are not directly related to the construction industry, but they offer additional benefits to members at a discounted rate. Whether you need help building your website, or you need a more affordable option for health insurance, our associate members are here to help with that. All our members – associate, premier, and advanced – are advertised in our online construction directory, an important feature when we get phone calls from others who need contractor help. Viewers can easily find your website or email you directly from your listing, giving you even more work opportunities.

All members have access to our website and each company is allotted five user accounts that each employee can personalize to fit their needs. All members have access to project information, but advanced members have the additional advantage of being able to view, download, and print project documents through our website, as well as receive help calculating your bid using our take-off tools. We process all project documents, providing our members with a consistent naming and numbering system. This allows you to easily find your scope of work in large sets and be confident that you understand how they are organized. So whether you’re looking for a few extra work opportunities, want access to take-off software, or just want to get your name out there a little more, we have your back with a team that is here to serve you and we strive to help our members achieve the success they’re looking for. You don’t have to do this all alone. At the Premier Builders Exchange we’re a family, so join our virtual family today! l CONNECT Industry Resource Guide – Inaugural 2020

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Serving builders like you since 1979 The history of the PBX What comes to mind when you think of a plan center? Maybe numerous contractors with blueprints sprawled over desks, hard at work. Perhaps, as technology has advanced, a computer comes to mind where you can pull up those same plans in a more organized environment. The Premier Builders Exchange, formerly known as the Central Oregon Builders Exchange, has been both. The Central Oregon Builders Exchange came to fruition in 1978 to become a central location that fits the needs of local builders. The business itself was started out of requests from local contractors and builders that needed a common place to access project documents and exchange information. The original owner, Riva Zechentmayer, and one of her employees, Ethel “Scotty” Riper, traveled to other exchanges in Oregon to find out how they could provide the best service to contractors in Central Oregon. When Riva Zechentmayer offered to sell the business to Scotty Riper in late 1978 it was a real turning point. Riper was considered to be a pioneer for women in construction. Current owner of the Premier Builders Exchange, Connie Briese, states that “she wouldn’t correct people who addressed information to her as ‘Mr. Scotty Riper,’ they just assumed she was a man.” Her nickname – Scotty – was even self-given. One of four daughters, Pamela Tennant, recounts being told that she started going by “Scotty” when she was in school. “Her and her best friend made up their own nicknames because they didn’t like theirs,” says Tennant, adding that she often brought her dog to the office and she loved working and interacting with contractors, architects, and community members. “She was like their ‘Dear Abby.’” Back then you could stop by the office and see countless contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers milling about, looking for jobs and simply stopping by to say hello at times.

Riper was strong, independent, and a creative soul. She passed away in June 2019 after battling pulmonary fibrosis and cancer, but her character lives on in the business she played a key role in creating. When Barbara “BJ” Geraghty took over, Connie Briese was working for a general contractor in the office space next door and they became friends. When the Washington-based general contractor that Briese worked for decided to close their Central Oregon office, Briese says she didn’t want to leave Central Oregon and return to Washington. “Jokingly I approached BJ and asked, ‘do you know anyone who needs an employee? I need a job’,” says Briese, adding that she began working at the PBX in July 2000, becoming the office manager soon after. Within six months, Geraghty decided that she would sell the business to Briese when the time came, and in January 2005 that sale was official. “Starting as a member of the exchange, it was easy for me to see the benefits and see the exchange’s value to the construction industry,” says Briese, adding that she had physical experience in the construction industry – in carpentry, estimating, as well as assisting with project management – and she used that experience to relate to members. “I could relate first-hand to what our members needed and have always tried to focus our energies to just that.” The Premier Builders Exchange launched online in 2000 as a way of adding convenience to what is already an outstanding service and has grown from the foundation that was built by Ethel Ann “Scotty” Riper and Barbara “BJ” Geraghty. The exchange couldn’t be more grateful to them for the hard work they put into it, as well as to Briese for making the business what it is today. 40 years strong with many more years to come. l

In Loving Memory – Ethel Ann “Scotty” Riper, June 13, 1934 – June 16, 2019 Ethel Ann “Scotty” Riper was sold the PBX, known back then as the Central Oregon Builders Exchange, from the original owner in 1978. She was known to be a pioneer for women in construction.

Scotty Riper passed away in June 2019 after battling pulmonary fibrosis and cancer, but her character lives on in the business she played a key role in creating.

Photos courtesy of Pamela Tennant.

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Can an assessment really change my company’s bottom line? BY LAYLA FAY, CONSULTANT, COACH & SPEAKER “STRATEGIC KEYS FOR PIONEERS IN CONSTRUCTION” The last thing that any business owner needs is a tool that encourages their employees to proceed with introspective “naval gazing.” Long-term self-centered thinking, or extended focus on a single issue without action benefits no one. What leaders need are tools that drive clarity, confidence and release vision, innovation, action and equity needed to be their best. No one person holds all of the components, but as leaders we can build teams that do. Today I want to share with you how one assessment has unexpectedly transformed not only my business, but my life!

opposites, yet we complement each other well. However,

If you are like most business owners and leaders when you hear about the next or the newest assessment you have a natural tendency to simply roll your eyes and move on. As a leader you feel like “I’ve been there done that!”; I hear you and I feel for you. Countless companies and individual leaders have dumped large amounts of time and resources into team trainings and assessments that leave them feeling a bit flat. If you are a leader who has felt burned in this process and felt there was no ROI, you’re not alone. From the word “go” I want to acknowledge and validate your knee jerk response, but as one who has worked in team development for nearly 25 years, I beg you to take this one for a test drive.

• It has the ability to articulate the WHY we show up in life.

As a consultant and coach specializing in leadership development and teams, I’ve been immersed in tools for over two decades: Meyers Briggs, DISC, Archetype, EQ, Color Code, Clifton Strengthfinder 2.0, The Enneagram Type, the list goes on! However, four years ago I was encouraged to take an assessment myself as I was preparing for a company onsite with about 75 employees. I agreed to complete the Core Values Index (CVI), little did I know it would be a major turning point not only in my coaching approach, but in my personal relationships. I was astounded by the results, not only did they seem accurate and affirming (which many assessments are), but the tool shed light on and gave articulation to my WHY in life, as well as clarifying the stuck points in my personal business and leadership process. If those two things weren’t enough, the Core Values Index also spoke powerfully into my marriage dynamic and cultivated greater communication and unity. If you were to meet my husband and I, like most you’d recognize we are incredible

the CVI results revealed we were the same in far more ways than imaginable! Our primary core values are the same – we are both innovative problem solvers who highly value wisdom. While each person’s CVI results are as unique as their fingerprints, these similarities have helped us grow as a team and discover greater ways to choose collaboration over independence.

My top takeaways from the Core Values Index: • Clearly articulates and measures capacity for output. • Reveals key core values needed to strengthen teams. • How we show up and perform in our work goes way beyond our personality and stress responses.

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Going deeper & simplifying team building I don’t believe any one tool is the sure answer to any leader or company’s total need, however the Core Values Index helps bring extraordinary clarity to individual success patterns, team dynamics, and has the ability to drive development of healthy culture in the workplace and beyond. As a consultant and coach, I’ve had the privilege of using the CVI to draw out and grow leaders to their next level; help teams recognize dysfunction and overcome it; empower HR teams in swift accurate hiring; and assist with intentional culture building to transform an industry.

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VIP Invitation I would be honored to have you join myself and some extraordinary leaders from Exos Advisors (the ones who taught me everything I know) this spring for an empowering and insightful training on the Core Values Index. The Premier Builder’s Exchange is providing breakfast and hosting this don’t miss event on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 7 am. to 8:30 a.m. at the Deschutes Public Library, East Bend (62080 Dean Swift Road). Join us for an enlightening and engaging training that will provide valuable lessons

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JAL Construction is the general contractor on the Bend Park & Recreation District’s Pacific Crest Athletic Field Development Project. Gobershock, project manager, says that they found out about this project through the email notifications in the Plan Center.

A central location Bend Park & Recreation District relies on the PBX Plan Center to tender out projects By Shayna Wiwierski The Premier Builders Exchange (PBX) Plan Center is Central Oregon’s premier source that helps contractors stay connected to the construction community. For the Bend Park & Recreation District (BPRD), it helps the organization get their projects tendered out as well. Bend Park & Recreation District maintains and operates more than 3,035 acres of developed and undeveloped parkland, including 81 parks/open spaces and 70 miles of trails. They also offer programming for everyone from kids to seniors. It is a special district separate from the City of Bend. Jason Powell, construction manager for Bend Park & Recreation District, says that they’ve used the PBX Plan Center for as long as he’s been with the district, which is 12 years. He says that the Plan Center is a good source for advertising projects to contractors and that they typically get a good response on bids and interest. “There are a number of contractors who, that’s how they become aware of our projects,” says Powell, adding that it’s a

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fairly simple process in tendering out their projects. “Once you verify the project, you have to do a pre-bid meeting and publish the pre-bid sign-in sheets, notice of intent, all those things you need to put out there after the project has been advertised. The Premier Builders Exchange is a good avenue to be able to publish those things, and quickly, so everyone is aware of them right away.” The Plan Center is a hub for general contractors, architects, and owners to submit their plans to the PBX to have them standardized, and as a central hub where they can send subcontractors to find their projects. Projects listed are pulled from all over the state of Oregon and the PBX also provides members with a weekly e-newsletter that lists all the projects on file, including the scope of work and bid date/time. Josh Gobershock, project manager at JAL Construction, says that they use the Plan Center to give them notifications on local projects that are coming up to bid.


The Pacific Crest Athletic Field Development Project is the construction of two soccer fields in cooperation with the Bend-La Pine School District. Bend Park & Recreation used the PBX Plan Center to tender out the project.

As of the end of November, Bend Park & Recreation District had nine projects listed for 2019 in the Plan Center.

“The Plan Center provides a nice central location to review all the current projects bidding and determine whether there are any mandatory pre-bid meetings,” says Gobershock.

amenities on the site to use for youth and adult sports and other programming, and the school can use them during school days.

JAL Construction is the general contractor on the Bend Park & Recreation District’s Pacific Crest Athletic Field Development Project. Gobershock says that they found out about this project through the email notifications in the Plan Center. He says that they use the center to download the plans for bidding and that their company has a focus on public works projects, which is a big portion of advertised projects in the center.

As of the end of November, Bend Park & Recreation District had nine projects listed for 2019 in the Plan Center. Powell says that they typically get a pretty good response on the amount of companies bidding on the projects. He says they also list their current and future projects, as well as a link that goes directly to the PBX site so contractors can be directed to go bid through the Plan Center. Overall, he says that the PBX has a pretty efficient process on displaying the tenders.

“It’s been quite beneficial,” says Gobershock. “We’ve been using it for quite a while and if we weren’t using it there would be a lot of missed opportunities.” The Pacific Crest Athletic Field Development Project is the construction of two soccer fields in cooperation with the BendLa Pine School District. BPRD is developing the fields and other

“I think it’s pretty efficient, and based upon the fact that when we generate tenders we get results, people respond to the project, so I think it’s effective,” says Powell. “I’m aware that there are a good number of contractors that are bidding on the project; that’s where they are getting their information.” l

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Bend’s neighborhood greenways project is a route for walking and bicycling that is more comfortable to use than nearby busier streets. Seen here is NE 6th Street.

Sharing space Bend completes Phase 1 of their neighborhood greenways project By Shayna Wiwierski Some areas of Bend, Oregon now have

for this project, community groups and

safer streets for people walking and

neighborhoods advocated to city council

bicycling.

to fund an initial network of routes to get

As part of a larger four-phase project, Phase 1 of Bend’s neighborhood greenways project officially opened to residents in summer 2019. The project

the project started. And so, in 2017, city council put $900,000 towards an initial network of about eight to nine miles of neighborhood greenways.

is a route for walking and bicycling that

Already seen in Portland and Seattle,

is more comfortable to use than nearby

neighborhood greenways, or bicycle

busier streets. The improvements

greenways as they are referred to in the

included signs, pavement markings, and

Plan Center, provide safer connections

limited traffic calming, such as speed

for people walking and cycling; reduce

humps and traffic circles. The street is

cut-through traffic and speeds thanks

still open to cars and they share the road

to traffic-calming elements; help people

with people walking and biking.

cross busier streets since there are

The City of Bend started this project since their Growth Management Department heard from the community about a need for this type of lowerstress routes for walking and biking. The project was initially started years ago,

improved crossings at main streets; and guide and help get people to where they are going due to pavement markings and signs that will let travellers know which route they are on, as well as nearby parks, schools, and business districts.

and after having identified a map with

Phase 1 of the project was designed in

routes across town that would work

2018 and the City held open houses

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in different neighborhoods in town to get input on what residents wanted to see, as well as feedback of what should be incorporated into the designs. The first phase of the project included two north and south routes on either side of town. On the east side, the greenway runs along Northeast 6th Street from Butler MKT Road to Greenwood Avenue, whereas on the west, the greenway travels along Northwest 15th Street from Galveston Avenue to Simpson Avenue. “Both of these streets are notable for being parallel routes for pretty much busy streets. Some have bike lanes and sidewalks, but aren’t the most comfortable routes for people,” says Rory Rowan, project engineer for the City of Bend, who adds that these routes were also noted for being cut-through roads for traffic. “And so, that’s just one thing that really distinguishes those neighborhood routes from other nearby parallel routes.”


The improvements included signs, pavement markings, and limited traffic calming, such as speed humps and traffic circles.

The City of Bend started this project since their Growth Management Department heard from the community about a need for this type of lower-stress routes for walking and biking. Construction for Phase 1 started at the end of April 2019 and was completed on June 19 of that year. Phase 2, which was at 100 per cent design in November 2019, is slated for construction this year.

did a lot of the concrete work (PBX

on a grid, it was easy to detour around

member Pavement Protectors handled

to get residents in and out, hence less

the pavement markings on this project

disruption for those who live in the area.

The funding for the project was divided into four phases, with Phase 1 budgeted at $250,000. Rowan says that some routes may cost more than others as some may require more improvements since they are busy cut-through routes. The City wants to keep less traffic on those streets that are deemed to be busier.

speed humps and roundabouts.

“Some of the future phases aren’t really continuous streets, or they use trails to connect through different areas, so they will mostly feature pavement markings and signs,” says Rowan. “The first phase was definitely a little heavy on things like speed humps and traffic circles, curb ramps… stuff that costs a little bit more.”

traffic pretty much has to come to a stop

Phase 1 of the project was awarded to Big Schatz Construction, who primarily

as well). Wayne Schatz, owner of Big Schatz, says that they also put in the

Now that the first phase of the project is open and they are gearing up for Phase 2, Rowan says that the response

“[These streets] primarily are not a

has been very positive. The City is also

main artery, but a collector to a main

analyzing data to see how effective the

artery of a street where sometimes

project was in reducing vehicle speeds in

the stop signs can get confusing to

that area.

people,” says Schatz, who adds that his company completed 80 percent of the job themselves. “If we put in the roundabout, no matter what, vehicle to get around the roundabout, which slows traffic down from one block to the other.”

“People want more. They want a second phase of the first phase kind of thing,” says Rowan. “We had an open house in September for Phase 2 and 3 with designs and we had a few people attend that live along Phase 1 routes. Although most are pretty happy and thankful, they are like ‘hey, you know, you can do other

This was the third project that Rowan

things in the future or come back and do

says they have worked together with Big

this or that.’ We’ve told them, for now,

Schatz. Phase 1 of the project came in

we are focusing on these next phases

on budget and on time, and since almost

but we will evaluate the completed work

all the work was done on residential

and potential improvements could occur

streets, he says that since the streets are

in the future.”l

For more information on the Bend Neighborhood Greenways project, please visit www.bendoregon.gov/city-projects/infrastructure-projects/neighborhood-greenways.

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Is your business prepared for the next economic downturn? Reality check on the challenges Central Oregon faces BY LAYLA FAY, CONSULTANT, COACH & SPEAKER “STRATEGIC KEYS FOR PIONEERS IN CONSTRUCTION” When it comes to economic downturns, it’s always a “when” not “if.” Currently our nation and the region are experiencing one of the longest-standing economic growth periods in history. However, the rumblings of concern and the questions of, “When is the other proverbial boot going to drop?” have begun to shift conversations on preparedness in Central Oregon. According to the Kiplinger Economic Outlook, growth in Oregon has slowed since the boom period of 2013 to 2017. But job growth will still be an envious 1.9 percent this year, and Oregon will continue to be one of the faster-growing states in 2020. So, while we are still in a stable growth pattern, let us be wise to prepare well. Historically there are key sectors of the economy that seem almost resilient to recession, in fact throughout history the areas of alcoholic beverage manufacturing, cosmetics, along with death and funeral services (not to be morbid), have often shown growth margins even in blight. Yet, two of the top areas typically most vulnerable to loss in an economic downturn are manufacturing and construction. This was true in the Great Recession as reflected in numbers from data provided by the financial information firm Sageworks, that reveals which industries took the worst beating between 2009 and 2010. How can leaders of industry, education, government, media, and the like come together to buck this trend in Central Oregon? First, let’s look at what some of the experts recommend to best

prepare you and your business for unstable economic times. Then secondly, let’s look at one way we can collaborate as a community to sure up foundations, release fresh vision and innovation that can guide our region in healthy growth despite the trends that may influence the rest of the nation.

Preparing for the worst Jack Callahan, construction industry leader at financial consultancy firm Cohn Reznick LLP, was recently quoted on ConstructionDive.com saying, "I don't think you can ever recession-proof anybody in this business, but there are certainly ways to be smart — ways to plan and not to be taken by surprise. You just can't let it sneak up on you again." Recalling the Great Recession, he said plenty of contractors were forced out of business by not taking the proper precautions. While we all want to stay cautiously optimistic, as business owners and regional leaders let’s look at a few ways to prepare should a downturn be on the horizon. Leaders from The Balance Small Business group recommend implementing these practices to ensure your business’ survival and even allow it to thrive during tough economic times. • • • • • • •

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The owner and leaders of the Premier Builder’s Exchange (PBX) want to set the stage for regional leaders to come together for a collaborative conversation. In June of 2020 they are hosting a region-wide symposium to facilitate asking the big questions and pursuing fresh options and innovation together. There are distinctive issues facing the construction industry, as well as the community in Central Oregon. According to a survey conducted by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt, which was


We have witnessed Central Oregon transform from a timber and related wood-products manufacturing economy into a real estate and construction, hospitality, and service economy; creating one of the fastest-growing micropolitan areas in the country, and experienced an economic transformation that was the envy of many in the West. conducted with more than 700 industry leaders in the Pacific Northwest, almost 75 percent of commercial real estate (CRE) and construction leaders in the region have a strong degree of confidence in the local economy, their industry, and individual companies. The most pressing challenges and opportunities for innovation that leaders identified include business resilience, growth, and workforce. Challenges we face that push back on growth in the field of construction include: • Environmental regulations • Immigration tensions and pressures • Employee retention • Cost of employee healthcare and benefits • Success planning challenges As a consultant and coach within the construction industry, I repeatedly hear this, “We are losing skilled personnel due to

retirement and are struggling to find new skilled employees to replace them." I’ve even had some clients pull some of their former employees out of retirement to complete their contracts. As you read this article, I know you too are pressed by some of these challenges. We invite you to join in the round table discussion and symposium in June. We know the region we live in excels in redefining itself. We have witnessed Central Oregon transform from a timber and related wood-products manufacturing economy into a real estate and construction, hospitality, and service economy; creating one of the fastestgrowing micropolitan areas in the country, and experienced an economic transformation that was the envy of many in the West. Central Oregon can increase its long-term economic diversity and resiliency. May we as stewards of the region press in together for healthy solutions that drive economic sustainability and continue to propel Bend and surrounding cities as a model to the nations! l

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Griffin Construction performed the concrete, framing, finish carpentry, doors, hardware and siding, and more at Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn Resort.

Griffin Construction builds top destination resort hotel By Samuel Griffin Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn Resort is a first-class destination resort that Griffin Construction completed in April of 2019. Griffin Construction enjoys selfperforming many scopes of work, mainly anything you need a carpenter to build. Huntington Lodge was no exception and the company enjoyed performing the concrete, framing, finish carpentry, doors, and hardware and siding to name a few. The building had a very interesting and complex roof structure that warranted Griffin Construction to think outside the box for both productivity and safety. They decided to fabricate the dormers and tower on the ground and use cranes to hoist it into place in lieu of building in place. For the tower section, the windows and siding were also installed in its entirety before it was hoisted. The roof and tower

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structure were both over three storys high, which made working up there a major fall hazard. What better way to relieve a potential danger than to eliminate it entirely? Fabricating these structures on the ground also proved to be a major productivity boost for the crew. Griffin also decided to fabricate the concrete patio slabs, as seen around the entire structure on the second and third floors, on a site-built casting slab. They hired a crane service to pick and set once they were done casting all the patios on site. Other options would have been to order precast concrete patios and ship them in or form them in place. Building them on site definitely saved on the transport cost and fuel. Griffin was also able to make site modifications in the formwork as

needed for quality control as they were going up with the structure, which allowed all patios to fit in place perfect and without modifications. As with all big hotel buildings, there is a ton of plumbing, mechanical, and electrical rough-in work to be done before you can cover with drywall. Part of Griffin Construction’s quality control plan is making sure things are done once, the right way, and without rework by using rough-in checklists/inspections and providing MEPFS coordination. This was a big challenge for Huntington Lodge, and apart from owner changes throughout construction, not one piece of drywall had to be removed or modified due to a trade not getting the work done correctly in the rough-in stage.


Part of Griffin Construction’s quality control plan is making sure things are done once, the right way, and without rework by using rough-in checklists/ inspections and providing MEPFS coordination.

One final challenge to note is the owner’s desire to find the best interior finishes, which changed over and over again throughout construction as they honed in on their final vision. This last challenge required a tremendous and continuous coordination effort with the field. Griffin stayed organized using their management software and constantly received owner approvals throughout construction to keep on track during the build out. From the locally sourced T&G juniper boards, to the carpet shipped in from overseas, all changes were tracked, received, and

installed flawlessly and to a high level of quality this owner was expecting. This flexibility of design is a difficult challenge for any builder to keep up with and execute correctly in the field and Griffin was up to this management challenge, which mainly required organization and focus throughout construction. Thoughtful planning and precise execution were needed by Griffin Construction’s on-site crew leaders and management team in order to make Huntington Lodge at Pronghorn a huge success. l

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Bringing regulation changes to aerial work platforms

Bullet Rental & Sales began implementing these changes in October by providing the required training to all employees engaged in the repair and/or operation of MEWPs in preparation for the pending aerial work platform changes during 2019/2020.

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) updated standards for aerial work platforms design, safe use, and training will go into effect in early 2020. ANSI governs the design and use of aerial work platforms throughout the United States, which are designed to enhance safety by reducing worker injuries and incidents that interrupt operation and cause project delays. The ANSI A92 standards will also bring the North American equipment standards closer to international standards. The changes affect aerial work platforms (AWPs)— such as scissor lifts – and mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) – such as boom lifts. As part of these changes, scissor lifts will be reclassified as a MEWP (mobile elevating work platforms) with other aerial lifts. The ANSI A 92 is broken down into three parts: design, safe use and training. Manufacturers of MEWP must now comply by equipping units with load sensors in order to measure platform weight, tilt sensors to detect out-of-level surface, and rating ID plate for maximum wind exposure. Body changes will include increase in guardrail heights and gates with toeboards, and additionally, air-filled tires will be replaced with foam-filled or solid tires. The new criteria will pertain to all operators, occupants, managers, as well as those who directly supervise MEWP operators. Owners, operators, and occupants must meet all new training requirements, be knowledgeable in machine choice and application, and perform site risk assessments for all MEWP operations and training procedures. This includes knowledge in the safe operation, use of fall protection anchor points, stability,

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MEWPs already in your inventory will not have to be retrofitted for compliance, but we at Bullet Rental & Sales suggest that all operators and supervisors of this equipment receive some type of formal training.

site hazards, and understanding of emergency procedures according to the manufacturer’s warnings and safety information. Direct supervisors must be educated in MEWP selection, proper use, storage of operation manual, and all safety use hazard trainer. Bullet Rental & Sales began implementing these changes in October by providing the required training to all employees engaged in the repair and/or operation of MEWPs in preparation for the pending aerial work platform changes during 2019/2020. Preparations include updated training procedures and manuals, training to safe operation of MEWPs, and acquiring newly designed compliant equipment. Bullet Rental & Sales will offer familiarization training to customers who rent or buy this equipment, in addition to guiding them to the necessary resources to get their MEWP operator training. MEWPs already in your inventory will not have to be retrofitted for compliance, but we at Bullet Rental & Sales suggest that all operators and supervisors of this equipment receive some type of formal training. Bullet Rental & Sales encourages you to visit the following website for further comprehensive information, www.saiaonline.org/ a92, where you can find additional information and the manuals of responsibilities. Furthermore, the Association of Equipment Manufactures (AEM) offers a free downloadable PDF available, Statement of Best Practices of General Training & Familiarization for AWP Equipment, which can be found at https://shop.aem.org/ en/AEM%20Safety/aem-safety-products/Statement-of-BestPractices-of-General-Training-Familirization-for-AWP-Equip_ PDF/. l


Oregon OSHA offers online

training courses for fall protection Oregon OSHA has launched three free online video training courses to help employers and workers meet the agency’s requirements to eliminate fall hazards, prevent falls, and ensure that workers who do fall do not die.

Employers may explore the Fall Protection Suite, which encompasses the fundamentals, ladder, and roofing courses. Oregon OSHA plans to release a total of five online video training courses addressing fall protection issues.

The courses – featuring interviews with experts, overviews of relevant rules, and links to more information – are as follows: • Fundamentals of Fall Protection: This course is designed to supplement employers’ fall protection training programs. It defines what fall protection means; walks viewers through fall protection options; delves into equipment inspection and maintenance; and shows viewers how to begin using fall protection. • Ladder Safety: This course helps to ensure that you have a solid foundation to build or manage your own ladder safety program. Its topics include Oregon OSHA standards, safe work practices, portable ladders, mobile ladder stands, fixed ladders, and training. • Fall Protection for Roofing: Employers may use this course to help build or manage their own fall protection program for roofing activities. Topics include hazard identification, fall protection equipment and systems, safe access, and training.

Oregon OSHA encourages the use of online training.

Fall hazards are present at nearly every workplace. The human and economic costs of ignoring them cannot be overstated: • One-in-five workplace deaths are due to slips, trips, and falls, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. • From 2013 to 2018, there were 7,195 accepted disabling claims in Oregon due to falls to a lower level. • In 2018, fall protection was the most commonly cited violation for Oregon’s construction industry, with 443 total violations and initial penalties of $902,990. • In one year, fall injuries cost the U.S. economy more than $13 billion, according to the National Safety Council.

Oregon OSHA’s technical staff can answer questions to help employers understand how to apply rules to their workplace: Phone: (503) 378-3272 Toll-free in Oregon: (800) 922-2689 Email: tech.web@oregon.gov Employers may also contact Oregon OSHA’s no-cost consultation services for help with safety and health programs: Phone: (503) 378-3272 Toll-free in Oregon: (800) 922-2689 Email: consult.web@oregon.gov l

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B-U-S-Y is the new “fine” A paradigm shift on time BY LAYLA FAY, CONSULTANT, COACH & SPEAKER “STRATEGIC KEYS FOR PIONEERS IN CONSTRUCTION” For decades we have been told to manage our time. We’ve received tools, workshops, and endless books on time management. Yet, I want to ask, is managing our time what is needed? Does it solve our problem with productivity and a quality of life? Let’s face it, filling in your schedule from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. does not equal getting things done. I want to propose a new thought paradigm and give an opportunity to realign our relationship with time. Instead of attempting to control time use through simply listing our responsibilities and obligations, I want to propose planning our days through a priority filter. Imagine your “Yes” and your “No” being strengthened and without apology. How would business as usual transform if we made the paradigm shift from time management to time leadership? Can

we get honest? Busy is a choice? I dare say this four-letter word is a liar and an addictive pattern! I was reminded a few years back by a personal coach that, “You are ridiculously in charge of you!” he said. It was a sobering thought and it caused me to take stock in my words and actions in a fresh way. The first thing that stood out to me was the constant use the phrase, “I’m busy.” It was aggravating to me that it was often my first response when people asked me how I was. Busy has truly become the new “fine,” which we recognize stands for: “Freaked Out Insecure Neurotic and Emotional!” No thanks. I made a decision and swore if I heard those words come out of my own mouth ever again, I'd kick my own butt! I was done. Done feeling out of control; being

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a slave to pleasing others; and constantly feeling like I never had enough time. Can you relate? Is your schedule driving you? For many people, being busy can simply be a seasonal thing, but in today's society busy can truly be a trap. Tim Kreider in his New York Times article, "The Busy Trap," he makes the argument that many people today are addicted to being busy. He says, "well-educated working parents have become busy worshippers." What do you think? Is it possible that as much as you dislike being busy, you are addicted to the cycle? Like other addictions of alcohol, pain meds, and binge-watching your favorite Netflix show, busyness numbs you out. Dr. Brene Brown says we develop a dependency on activity. When we are dependent on chronic busyness, we can experience high levels of stress. Often fighting feelings of exhaustion and overwhelm, busy leaders are on their way to burnout. If you struggle to focus, busyness may be the root cause of a cluttered mind. What are we communicating when we say, "I'm busy?" It's such a common phrase, like many things, you repeat it enough it all but loses meaning. In Kreider's article he discusses that when we say we are busy we are telling ourselves and others that we are important and in demand. If we are busy it means we are making a difference and winning at life. We can unknowingly wear B-U-S-Y as a badge of honor. Now, this is not negating the fact that you are a


Are you currently paying a high price to be busy? Exhaustion? Health issues? Chronic stress?

powerful world-changer that is cultivating ripple effects of change, but the truth is, you don't have to be busy to be amazing! I urge you to pause for a minute and reflect on how you are personally living. Do you NEED to stay busy to feel like you're accomplishing something or to feel needed? Do you use busyness as an excuse to numb out and disconnect from uncomfortable circumstances?

After spending well over a decade coaching business owners and leaders, I know transforming how you leverage your time isn’t easy. Honestly, if you’ve continued to read this far, I’m proud of you! I recognize how limited your time is and how heavy the responsibilities you carry are. If you are done having your schedule drive you and you’re hungry for realigning your time use, I want to encourage you there is a better way. Time leadership isn’t hard, it’s simply a different approach over time management. Instead of dumping a massive to-do list on paper and consistently beating yourself up for not completing the whole thing – we flip the model on its ear and start to take back your life with four simple keys: priorities, focus, simplicity, and consistency. Less truly is more. When you are aligning your time to your priorities that require

your unique fingerprint, the lists get shorter, your focus becomes like a laser (ditch multi-tasking please!), and you set yourself up for consistent follow through. Your time is a precious resource, when you steward it well it pays in high dividends. This process of shifting to time leadership has changed my life and put me on a mission to end our cultural addiction with busy. I’ve created a tool called the Time Dance 90-Day Planner to help leaders build their priority filters and live with greater intentionality. If you would like to learn more about time leadership, please email me at Layla@LaylaFay.com and say “I’m done with busy.” I invite you to enjoy an exploratory call that will help you create your priority filter and start your own time dance! Powerful transformation starts with small daily steps, please be patient with yourself in this process as this is just the beginning. Lead on! l

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Growing with technology Traffic Control Consultants Traffic Control Consultants (TCC) has invested heavily in their Traffic Control Software. This software enables TCC to produce traffic control plans with real readability for their customers and for their traffic control supervisors and setup leads.

the traffic control setup. When TCC has the visual Google Earth

The software generates a manifest that is tied to the MUCTD (Federal Manual Uniform Code Traffic Devices), which allows them to pull, stage, order, or purchase traffic control devices that will be implemented on that traffic control plan. They use their traffic control plans all over the city of Bend, city of Redmond, city of Madras, city of Prineville, ODOT roadways, and superload traffic control.

what we are going to do in the office, and plan and stage their

Traffic Control Plans can be flat, in black and white, and really do not show the terrain that the traffic control must be setup in. The software enables TCC to layer in Google Earth and Google Maps, as well as integrate drawings from their customers showing where their specific work zone lives, whether it be aerial work for fiber optics, or excavation work for hot taps, sewer, water, and natural gas. When traffic control arrives on the job with a flat black traffic control plan, it is more of a challenge to implement

Maps, it gives the traffic control setup people the ability to see driveways, walkways, paths, and other objects that may require additional signage. It has made production faster as TCC can see signage prior to going out to the jobsite. It saves money and time on the road, allowing their customers to start working quickly. TCC is also implementing AFADs (automatic flagging devices) to their increased use of technology. These auto-flagger devices assist in controlling traffic without having a flagger on the road. A pair of devices is run by one flagger who is safely off the road, and is another way to utilize technology which in turn assists their customers. TCC is flexible and can turn around a traffic control plan in three days for their customers to add to their ROW permit package. They work closely with the City of Bend, Deschutes County, and ODOT District 10 in developing and having their traffic control plans approved. TCC is Central Oregon’s go-to place to draft your plans and implement your traffic control upon approval. l

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