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Build With Us @ Suffolk program returns to Florida

By Staff | May 16, 2022

Suffolk is bringing its Build With Us @ Suffolk program back to Florida in May. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Build With Us @ Suffolk program.

The innovative business accelerator program provides an eight-course curriculum for minority-, women- and veteran-owned trade partners and subcontractors that helps them expand their businesses, develop important industry relationships and learn how to partner with Suffolk on the most sophisticated and complex projects in the country.

Originally launched in Massachusetts as the Trades Partnership Series, Build With Us @ Suffolk has expanded nationally to California, Florida, New York and Texas.

Build With Us @ Suffolk trains minority-, women- and veteran-owned small business enterprises on Suffolk’s innovative construction management approach and processes, estimating and contractual rules of engagement, and comprehensive reporting systems and collaboration platforms, among other topics. Build With Us @ Suffolk has graduated a total of 180 participants since the program was founded ten years ago.

Beginning May 17, seven M/W/VBE and SBE-certified firms from across Florida will take part in an eight-course curriculum with hands-on workshops that teach Suffolk’s method of managing large, complex projects, and encourages them to build on long-term mentoring relationships with Suffolk leadership.

Participants will learn Suffolk’s construction processes, systems and technologies, gain understanding of estimating and contractual rules of engagement, align with detailed reporting systems, collaboration platforms and systems.

Additional topics will include:

• Risk management and safety

• Project management life cycles and financials

• Innovation and colabs/project management and technology

• Pre-construction/prequalification

• Estimating and purchasing

• Project planning: plan and control

• Public contracting union/non-union relationships/legal and compliance

• Access to capital

A graduation ceremony will take place at the end of the program.

For more information on Build With Us @ Suffolk, visit https://www.suffolk-buildwithus.com/

This year’s Build With Us @ Suffolk Florida Participants:

• Concrete Solutions Group, Coral Springs

• CAS Environment Services, North Fort Myers

• IB Glazing, Pompano Beach

• Mijan Construction, Tampa

• One Day Came, Inc, Tampa

• Enrichment Partners, Tampa

• Dade Made Fabrication, Hialeah