Architects & Builders Collaborate for the Region’s Benefit

Joseph Steines, president of the American Institute of Architects’ Eastern Ohio Chapter, is the newest member of the Builders Association of Eastern Ohio and Western PA. It is another example of how architects and builders are collaborating for the region’s benefit.

Over the years, the Builders and the AIA Eastern Ohio have co-hosted a number of educational events, which has not only enhanced the knowledge of its participants, but also enabled crucial relationships to develop within the local construction industry.

The Builders, representing employers in Trumbull, Columbiana and Mahoning counties in eastern Ohio and Mercer and Lawrence counties in western Pennsylvania, services 15 different skilled trades in the region, and is an ongoing resource for union construction contractors.

“Through this partnership, both AIA and Builders members are able to keep a pulse on trends, building advancements, and new methodologies by comparing and contrasting information with each other, said Kevin Reilly, executive vice-president of The Builders. “Having Joseph on board as a member will only strengthen these benefits to both groups.”

Members of The Builders have access to state-of-the-art education and training, unlimited manpower from apprenticeship and union labor halls, contract negotiation support, and a pool of technical, administrative and support resources.