Calendar of Events

BX HR Group - 2018 Planning Meeting

Join other HR professionals to discuss current topics of interest as they relate specifically to construction and help plan the 2018 schedule.

WHEN

Thursday, Jan. 18 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

No charge for BX member firms.


REGISTER

BXYP Jan. Event: Owner Update - Grandview Yard

The 125-acre Grandview Yard site has been a hub of activity and growth for the last eight years, transforming the area into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood. At the next BXYP event, Steve Lark, director of construction projects for Nationwide Realty Investors, will share insight on current and future developments for Grandview Yard.

Join the BXYPs at Hofbräuhaus Columbus for a great networking opportunity, the latest development update and a happy hour beverage. Your registration includes one drink ticket and light refreshments.


WHEN

Thursday, Jan. 25 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

Hofbräuhaus Columbus (800 Goodale Blvd., Columbus 43212)

COST

$35 for BX member firms; $45 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Project Management for Contractors

Help your Project Managers learn what it takes to be effective in their roles within your company. This intensive, four-evening program addresses fundamental issues for managing a construction project. Attendees from small and large firms will learn the basic strategies for building a quality team, making decisions under pressure, and organizing projects. 

This course is ideal for newer project managers, as well as those who are looking to eventually move to the project manager role.


WHEN

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 30, Feb. 1, 6 & 8 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$360 for BX member firms, $460 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Standard First-Aid/CPR/AED

Certified by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), this course will teach you to provide first-responder care for injuries and illnesses, with topics such as rescue breathing, CPR, heart attacks, bandaging and splints and AED use. When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute for first aid, CPR and AED valid for two years.   

Don't see a class that fits your schedule?

Call Shane Van Bibber, 614.486.9521 x236, to plan a company-specific class that can be held at your location or at the BX, on weekends, in the evenings, at your convenience!


WHEN

Friday, Feb. 9 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$45 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 for BX member firms; $95 for non-member firms


REGISTER

OSHA Silica Standard Workshop

 

The new OSHA silica standard went into effect on Sept. 23 but many companies are still in the dark on how to implement the standard in the field. The BX OSHA Silica Standard Workshop will provide clarity on how to apply silica control tactics on the job.

Course instructor, Michael Lorms (RiskControl360°) along with representatives from the Ohio BWC Division of Safety and Hygiene, Jendco Safety Supply and Hilti Tools will provide “hands-on” demonstrations of testing supplies and exposure-limiting tools, as well as offer resources for complying with the new standard.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the OSHA Silica Standard and its requirements
  • Write a company-specific control plan and understand how to put it to use
  • Understand how to test and monitor employee exposure using Table 1 as a guideline
  • Utilize industry resources to assist with OSHA compliance

 

LEAD COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Michael Lorms (RiskControl360) headshot


Michael Lorms
(RiskControl360°)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Monday, Feb. 12 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

WHERE

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$300 for BX member firms; $400 for non-member firms


REGISTER

OSHA 510 Course

Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

 

Mid-America OSHA Education Center logo Invest in your education and become an OSHA-authorized trainer, the first step is the OSHA 510 course.

This course will equip safety professionals with executive-level knowledge of OSHA standards, policies and procedures in the construction industry. Upon completion of the course, and five years of construction safety experience, attendees will be eligible to take the OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer for the Construction Industry course, the final step in becoming an OSHA-authorized instructor.


WHEN

Tuesday - Friday, Feb. 13 - 16 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$850 per person


REGISTER

BX Law & Finance Group Meeting: Technology & Cyber Security

 

The BX Law and Finance Group is an opportunity for professionals from any facet of the industry to network and hear about important current topics that will impact your company.

This meeting will look at risks to the security of your digital information, and how to protect yourself and your company. With the increasing utilization of technology in all aspects of construction, cyber security must become a top priority for all companies, large and small.

 

MEET THE PRESENTER

Tom Skoog (Blue & Co., LLC)Tom Skoog
Blue & Co., LLC

Tom is a 30+ year IT risk and controls professional with extensive experience in cyber security, business continuity planning, and IT compliance, serving the needs of multiple industries including construction, healthcare, retail, education, government, and financial services. Prior to Blue & Co., Tom was a Principal (non-CPA Partner) at one of the big four where he was responsible for the IT advisory practice group in the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley. Prior to this, he spent eight years at Arthur Andersen and six years working within IT security in the retail industry. He has assisted many companies with the implementation and testing of IT internal controls, improving cyber security, implementing business continuity plans, and designing controls within ERP systems.


WHEN

Tuesday, Feb. 13 (4 - 5:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

No charge for BX member firms


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities and rights and the resources available to them if they need help.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Employees and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.

PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their Drug-Free Workplace Policy prior to the day of the class.


WHEN

Tuesday, Feb. 20 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$40 BX member firms; $60 for non-member firms (discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants)


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program Supervisor Training

Managers and supervisors play an important role in their company's Drug-Free Safety Program. In this class, they will receive guidelines on getting to know their employees and observing changes in their job performance, along with documenting their observations and learning how to confront an employee.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Supervisors and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.

PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their drug-free workplace policy prior to the day of the class.


WHEN

Tuesday, Feb. 20 (9:15 to 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$60 for BX member firms; $80 for non-member firms (discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants)


REGISTER

BXYP Feb. Event: Speed Networking

On your mark, get set, network!

A staple of the Young Professional networking experience, Speed Networking is the most efficient networking event in town! Join us for this fun and fast-paced event that takes the pressure out of building your network and connecting with new industry contacts. Two hours of organized speed networking will be followed by open networking to follow-up on the conversations you started earlier in the evening. Don’t forget your business cards!

WHEN

Thursday, Feb. 22 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

Land-Grant Brewing Company (424 W Town St., 43215)

COST

$35 for BX member firms; $45 for non-member firms


REGISTER

WORKPLACE HARASSMENT - THE LAW, POLICY AND ENFORCEMENT

Allegations of workplace harassment are becoming more common. Employers need to have proper policies in place and supervisors who understand the importance of ensuring employees and organizations stay safe, compliant and responsive.

Labor & Employment Attorney Jan Hensel (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP) and HR Specialist Jen Kelley (CMax Advisors) will share their expertise regarding the legal aspects of harassment and the development of anti-harassment/civility in the workplace policies. They will be joined by a panel of employers discussing best practices for preventing and correcting unlawful harassment.

 

PRESENTERS


Jan Hensel
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Jen Kelley
CMax Advisors




WHEN

Tuesday, Feb. 27 (8 - 10 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$39 for BX member firms; $50 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council - Q1 Meeting

The Safety Advisory Council is an informal committee that meets quarterly at the BX to discuss current construction activities, OSHA updates and new industry tools and equipment.

WHEN

Wednesday, Feb. 28 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

FREE for BX member firms; not available for non-members.


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities and rights and the resources available to them if they need help.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Employees and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.

PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their Drug-Free Workplace Policy prior to the day of the class.


WHEN

Tuesday, March 6 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$40 BX member firms; $60 for non-member firms (discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants)


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Supervisor Training

Managers and supervisors play an important role in their company's Drug-Free Safety Program. In this class, they will receive guidelines on getting to know their employees and observing changes in their job performance, along with documenting their observations and learning how to confront an employee.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Supervisors and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.

PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their drug-free workplace policy prior to the day of the class.


WHEN

Tuesday, March 6 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$60 for BX member firms; $80 for non-member firms (discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants)


REGISTER

OSHA 500 Course

Trainer Course for Construction

Mid-America OSHA Education Center logoThis course is designed for individuals interested in teaching the OSHA 10- and 30-Hour construction safety and health outreach program to their employees. Special emphasis is placed on required topics in the OSHA 10- and 30-Hour Training Courses as well as on those that are most hazardous, using OSHA standards as a guide.

Course participants are briefed on effective instructional approaches and the effective use of visual aids and handouts. As part of the successful completion of the course, you must prepare and present an assigned topic, as well as successfully pass a written exam at the end of the course.

Interested students must have completed the OSHA 510 and have five (5) years of construction safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience.


WHEN

Tuesday - Friday, March 6 - 9 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$850 per person


REGISTER

March LEED Meeting: Sustainable Arena Design

 

This presentation will examine three collegiate arena projects and discuss the challenges and opportunities of this building typology.

Topics Include:

  • Detailed exploration of three arena projects from Ohio and Illinois
  • Focus on structural and material reuse related to the Materials and Resources credit category in LEED BD+C, 2009.
  • Review building envelope design and code impact on a new arena

 

CREDITS

This meeting is pending approval for 1 CE hour from GBCI and 1 LU credit from the AIA.

WHEN

Friday, March 9 (7:30 a.m. - Networking & Continental Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. - Program)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$25 BX member firms; $45 non-member firms


REGISTER

Estimating and Bid Preparation

This fundamental course provides beginning estimators with practical organizational tools to handle today's short deadlines, ongoing competition and reduced margins for error. Experienced estimators teach the fundamentals of job cost estimating - from concept to bid - and cover the steps needed to prepare an accurate bid.

WHEN

Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 13, 15, 20 & 22 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$360 BX member firms; $460 Non-member firms


REGISTER

Standard First-Aid/CPR/AED

Certified by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), this course will teach you to provide first-responder care for injuries and illnesses, with topics such as rescue breathing, CPR, heart attacks, bandaging and splints and AED use. When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute for first aid, CPR and AED valid for two years.   

Don't see a class that fits your schedule?

Call Shane Van Bibber, 614.486.9521 x236, to plan a company-specific class that can be held at your location or at the BX, on weekends, in the evenings, at your convenience!

WHEN

Friday, March 23 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$45 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 for BX member firms; $95 for non-member firms


REGISTER

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course

This course is a great resource for entry-level employees. They will learn about the deadly hazards concerning construction, including: fall protection, electrical safety, scaffolding and trenching. Avoid citations by educating your employees and recommending your subcontractors to this training. OSHA recommends updating this certification every 3-5 years.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Brian Basbagill (Safex, Inc.)Brian Basbagill
Safex, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday and Wednesday, March 27 & 28 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$169 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $209 for BX member firms; $369 for non-member firms.


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities and rights and the resources available to them if they need help.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Employees and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.


PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their Drug-Free Workplace Policy prior to the day of the class.


WHEN

Thursday, March 29 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$40 BX member firms; $60 for non-member firms (discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants)


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Supervisor Training

Managers and supervisors play an important role in their company's Drug-Free Safety Program. In this class, they will receive guidelines on getting to know their employees and observing changes in their job performance, along with documenting their observations and learning how to confront an employee.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Supervisors and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.


PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their drug-free workplace policy prior to the day of the class.


WHEN

Thursday, March 29 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus OH 43215)

COST

$60 for BX member firms; $80 for non-member firms (discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants)


REGISTER

Introduction to Construction Drawings

This course is ideal for office personnel, field employees, new employees of your company and anyone who is looking to learn or refine their blueprint reading skills. Attendees will gain a basic knowledge of reading plans and specifications, be able to understand general terms in the design process, know where to find information in a set of plans, and be capable of locating symbols and terms within blueprints and specifications.

WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, April 3 & 5 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$180 for BX member firms; $280 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Rigging and Signaling Certification

Crane rigging and signaling will benefit your employees by helping them master all qualification requirements under the current standard. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be issued a “Qualified Rigging and Signaling” card. These cards are valid for five (5) years as per the ANSI requirements referenced by OSHA in the Subpart CC standard.

This training is hands-on and includes:

  • Identification of hand, radio, and horn crane signals.
  • Demonstration of the necessary aspects of a safe lift including all aspects of a pre-lift crane meeting including related documentation.
  • Demonstration of how to inspect, evaluate and document the condition of various types of rigging, hardware and slings.
  • Identification of various sling and rigging configurations, including their limitations and how to compute imposed sling loads at various angles.
  • Instruction on how to accurately estimate the weight of a load, approximate center of gravity, etc.
  • Evaluate travel path and fall zones of an overhead lift operation determining proper load control methods and emergency egress routes.
  • Pre-testing and post-testing evaluations.
  • Hands-on examination of rigging slings and hardware.
  • Evaluation of an actual crane and planning a mock lift.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Chris DeVolld (Veritas Safety Solutions)Chris DeVolld
(Veritas Safety Solutions)

 

 

 


WHEN

Wednesday, April 6 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

WHERE

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$300 BX member firms; $400 non-member firms


REGISTER

OSHA 502 Course

Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers

Mid-America OSHA Education Center logoThis course is designed for personnel in the private sector who have completed the OSHA 500 Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and who are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program. It provides an update on such topics as OSHA construction standards, policies and regulations. Trainers are required to attend this course once every four years to maintain their trainer status.

Students must provide documentation of completion of the OSHA 500 Course prior to the first day of class.


WHEN

Tuesday - Thursday, April 10 - 12 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$700 per person


REGISTER

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course

Ideal for safety directors and field supervisors, the OSHA 30-Hour Course provides advanced information on OSHA compliance issues, such as fall protection, electrical safety, scaffolding, trenching and the basics of OSHA.

As part of the program, you will receive a current OSHA code book. When you finish the in-depth class, OSHA will issue you a course completion card.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Brian Basbagill (Safex, Inc.)Brian Basbagill
Safex, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Thursdays, April 12, 19, 26 and May 3 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215)

COST

$469 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $509 for BX member firms; $809 for non-member firms


REGISTER

BX Membership Lunch & Learn

Join BX board directors as they share their experiences as members. BX service partners will offer information on the benefits of BX membership and BX staff will provide information about marketing and networking opportunities and upcoming safety, education and professional development courses.

Current, new and prospective members are invited.

WHEN

Friday, April 13 (Noon - 1:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be provided.


REGISTER

BXYP April Event

TBD

WHEN

Thursday, April 19 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

TBD

COST

$35 for BX member firms; $45 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Ohio Mechanics' Lien Law: The Hows and Whys of the Paperwork

Should you provide a Notice of Commencement of Furnishing? If so, when? Timelines for the processes involved in preserving lien rights can be complicated.

Industry employees involved in the complicated lien law process need to know the requirements under the law. This course will provide attendees with examples, information and advice on the specific requirements needed to preserve your lien rights. Each attendee will receive sample lien forms and learn firms’ rights and responsibilities under the law.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Mark Decker (Decker Vonau LLC)Mark Decker
Principal
Decker Vonau LLC

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday, May 1 (8 - 10:30 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$200 for BX member firms; $300 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Leadership on the Jobsite

Help your field superintendents and project managers be more than managers – help them become leaders. In this course, attendees will gain knowledge from experienced industry professionals who will share lessons learned and best practices on important topics such as delegation, managing diversity, and leading vs. managing.


WHEN

Tuesdays and Thursdays, May 8, 10 15 & 17 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$360 for BX member firms; $460 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities and rights and the resources available to them if they need help.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Employees and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.



PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their Drug-Free Workplace Policy prior to the day of class.


WHEN

Wednesday, May 9 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$40 for BX member firms; $60 for non-member firms (Group discounts and offsite locations are available.)


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Supervisor Training

Managers and supervisors play an important role in their company's Drug-Free Safety Program. In this class, they will receive guidelines on getting to know their employees and observing changes in their job performance, along with documenting their observations and learning how to confront an employee.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Supervisors and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.



PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their drug-free workplace policy prior to the day of class.


WHEN

Wednesday, May 9 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$60 for BX member firms; $80 for non-member firms (Group discounts and offsite locations are available.)


REGISTER

May LEED Meeting

Each month, the Exchange hosts a presentation on a variety of green building topics. Anyone interested in networking within the industry and learning more about sustainable building should attend this breakfast meeting.

 

CREDITS

Each meeting is submitted for 1 CE hour from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and 1 LU credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

WHEN

Friday, May 11 (7:30 a.m. - Networking & Continental Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. - Program)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$25 BX member firms; $45 non-member firms


REGISTER

Standard First-Aid/CPR/AED

Certified by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), this course will teach you to provide first-responder care for injuries and illnesses, with topics such as rescue breathing, CPR, heart attacks, bandaging and splints and AED use. When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute for first aid, CPR and AED valid for two years.   

Don't see a class that fits your schedule?

Call Shane Van Bibber, 614.486.9521 x236, to plan a company-specific class that can be held at your location or at the BX, on weekends, in the evenings, at your convenience!

WHEN

Friday, May 18 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$45 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 for BX member firms; $95 for non-member firms


REGISTER

A Layman's Look at Construction

Are you new to the industry? Have you recently hired new talent? This course will help new team members become acquainted with the construction industry as it offers an introduction to the building process, emphasizing the roles and responsibilities of the construction office. The course will also explain the importance of different aspects of the building process.

Topics will include:

  • Owner and Design Phase
  • Estimating and Bidding Phase
  • Planning, Scheduling and Procurement
  • Administrative Paperwork
  • Review of an entire project from conception to close-out with visuals

WHEN

Tuesday, May 22 (8 a.m. - Noon)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$180 BX member firms; $280 non-member firms


REGISTER

BXYP May Event: Downtown Development Update

TBD


WHEN

Thursday, May 24 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

TBD

COST

$35 BX member firms; $45 non-member firms


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council - Q2 Meeting

The Safety Advisory Council is an informal committee that meets quarterly at the BX to discuss current construction activities, OSHA updates and new industry tools and equipment.

WHEN

Wednesday, June 20 (7:30 - 9 a.m)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

FREE for BX member firms; not available for non-members.


REGISTER

BXYP July Event: Trivia Happy Hour

TBD

WHEN

Thursday, July 19 (4 – 6 p.m.)

WHERE

TBD

COST

$35 BX member firms, $45 non-member firms


REGISTER

Aug. LEED Meeting

Each month, the Exchange hosts a presentation on a variety of green building topics. Anyone interested in networking within the industry and learning more about sustainable building should attend this breakfast meeting.

 

CREDITS

Each meeting is submitted for 1 CE hour from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and 1 LU credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

WHEN

Friday, Aug. 10 (7:30 a.m. - Networking & Continental Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. - Program)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$25 BX member firms; $45 non-member firms


REGISTER

Introduction to Scheduling

Attendees will learn the principles of scheduling and how to think through the scheduling of a construction project. In addition, they will review methods of organizing data, various schedule presentations and practice time calculations.

WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 21 & 23 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$180 BX member firms; $280 non-member firms


REGISTER

Field Supervision & Jobsite Management II

This advanced-level program is for experienced superintendents looking for management techniques, organizational methods and practical ideas on managing jobsite problems.

Prerequisite: The BX program, "Field Supervision & Jobsite Management I" or at least six months of experience as a field superintendent.

WHEN

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 11, 13, 18 & 20 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$360 BX member firms; $460 non-member firms


REGISTER

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course

Ideal for safety directors and field supervisors, the OSHA 30-Hour Course provides advanced information on OSHA compliance issues, such as fall protection, electrical safety, scaffolding, trenching and the basics of OSHA. As part of the program, you will receive a current OSHA code book. When you finish the in-depth class, OSHA will issue you a course completion card.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Michael Lorms (RiskControl360) headshot

Michael Lorms
(RiskControl360°)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Fridays, Sept. 14, 21, 28 and Oct. 5 (8 a.m. - 50 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$469 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $509 for BX member firms; $809 for non-member firms


REGISTER

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course

This course is a great resource for entry-level employees. They will learn about the deadly hazards concerning construction, including: fall protection, electrical safety, scaffolding and trenching. Avoid citations by educating your employees and recommending your subcontractors to this training. OSHA recommends updating this certification every 3-5 years.

WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 18 & 20 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$169 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $209 for BX member firms; $369 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council - Q3 Meeting

The Safety Advisory Council is an informal committee that meets quarterly at the BX to discuss current construction activities, OSHA updates and new industry tools and equipment.

WHEN

Wednesday, Sept. 19 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

FREE for BX member firms; not available for non-members.


REGISTER

Standard First-Aid/CPR/AED

Certified by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), this course will teach you to provide first-responder care for injuries and illnesses, with topics such as rescue breathing, CPR, heart attacks, bandaging and splints and AED use. When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute for first aid, CPR and AED valid for two years.   

Don't see a class that fits your schedule?

Call Shane Van Bibber, 614.486.9521 x236, to plan a company-specific class that can be held at your location or at the BX, on weekends, in the evenings, at your convenience!

WHEN

Tuesday, Sept. 25 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$45 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 for BX member firms; $95 for non-member firms


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Drug-Free Safety Program: Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities and rights and the resources available to them if they need help.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Employees and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.


PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their Drug-Free Workplace Policy prior to the day of class.


WHEN

Thursday, Sept. 27 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$40 for BX member firms; $60 for non-member firms (Group discounts available as well as offsite training locations.)


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Drug-Free Safety Program: Supervisor Training

Managers and supervisors play an important role in their company's Drug-Free Safety Program. In this class, they will receive guidelines on getting to know their employees and observing changes in their job performance, along with documenting their observations and learning how to confront an employee.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Supervisors and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.


PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their drug-free workplace policy prior to the day of class.

WHEN

Thursday, Sept. 27 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$60 for BX member firms; $80 for non-member firms (Group discounts and offsite locations are available.)


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Successful Project Documentation

In this straight-forward presentation, attendees will learn how to recognize the warning signals that inform you the job is in trouble and the steps you can take to manage and stem the damages and risks.  This course trains field managers to properly document project progress and empower them to identify problems and find solutions if something goes wrong on the jobsite.

Specifically for architects, engineers, general contractors and subcontractors, this course offers insights and practical methods for decision-makers and managers trying to handle the fall-out that can occur when a project turns ugly.


WHEN

Tuesdays, Oct. 2 & 9 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$180 BX member firms; $280 non-member firms


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BX Membership Lunch & Learn

Join BX board directors as they share their experiences as members. BX service partners will offer information on the benefits of BX membership and BX staff will provide information about marketing and networking opportunities and upcoming safety, education and professional development courses.

Current, new and prospective members are invited.

WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 11 (Noon to 1:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

There is no charge to attend, and lunch will be provided.


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Oct. LEED Meeting

Each month, the Exchange hosts a presentation on a variety of green building topics. Anyone interested in networking within the industry and learning more about sustainable building should attend this breakfast meeting.

 

CREDITS

Each meeting is submitted for 1 CE hour from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and 1 LU credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

WHEN

Friday, Oct. 12 (7:30 a.m. - Networking & Continental Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. - Program)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$25 BX member firms; $45 non-member firms


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OSHA 30-Hour Training Course

Ideal for safety directors and field supervisors, the OSHA 30-Hour Course provides advanced information on OSHA compliance issues, such as fall protection, electrical safety, scaffolding, trenching and the basics of OSHA. As part of the program, you will receive a current OSHA code book. When you finish the in-depth class, OSHA will issue you a course completion card. 

WHEN

Mondays, Oct. 15, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$469 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $509 for BX member firms; $809 for non-member firms


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Advanced Construction Drawings

Advanced Construction Drawings builds upon existing plan-reading and problem-solving skills to develop knowledge about how projects come together. After attending this course, students will be better able to interpret drawings and specifications and coordinate with trades when problems arise. 

It is highly recommended that students complete the Intro to Construction Drawings prior to enrolling in this advanced option.


WHEN

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 16, 18, 23 & 25 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$360 BX member firms; $460 non-member firms


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Rigging and Signaling Certification

Crane rigging and signaling will benefit your employees by helping them master all qualification requirements under the current standard. At the conclusion of this course, participants will be issued a “Qualified Rigging and Signaling” card. These cards are valid for five (5) years as per the ANSI requirements referenced by OSHA in the Subpart CC standard.

This training is hands-on and includes:

  • Identification of hand, radio, and horn crane signals.
  • Demonstration of the necessary aspects of a safe lift including all aspects of a pre-lift crane meeting including related documentation.
  • Demonstration of how to inspect, evaluate and document the condition of various types of rigging, hardware and slings.
  • Identification of various sling and rigging configurations, including their limitations and how to compute imposed sling loads at various angles.
  • Instruction on how to accurately estimate the weight of a load, approximate center of gravity, etc.
  • Evaluate travel path and fall zones of an overhead lift operation determining proper load control methods and emergency egress routes.
  • Pre-testing and post-testing evaluations.
  • Hands-on examination of rigging slings and hardware.
  • Evaluation of an actual crane and planning a mock lift.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Chris DeVolld (Veritas Safety Solutions)

Chris DeVolld
(Veritas Safety Solutions)

 

 

 


WHEN

Friday, Oct. 19 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$300 BX member firms; $400 non-member firms


REGISTER

Standard First-Aid/CPR/AED

Certified by the Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI), this course will teach you to provide first-responder care for injuries and illnesses, with topics such as rescue breathing, CPR, heart attacks, bandaging and splints and AED use. When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from the Emergency Care and Safety Institute for first aid, CPR and AED valid for two years.   

Don't see a class that fits your schedule?

Call Shane Van Bibber, 614.486.9521 x236, to plan a company-specific class that can be held at your location or at the BX, on weekends, in the evenings, at your convenience!

WHEN

Friday, Oct. 26 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd. Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$45 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 for BX member firms; $95 for non-member firm firms


REGISTER

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course

This course is a great resource for entry-level employees. They will learn about the deadly hazards concerning construction, including: fall protection, electrical safety, scaffolding and trenching. Avoid citations by educating your employees and recommending your subcontractors to this training. OSHA recommends updating this certification every 3-5 years.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Michael Lorms (RiskControl360) headshot

Michael Lorms
(RiskControl360°)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 30 & Nov. 1 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$169 for BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $209 for BX member firms; $369 for non-member firms


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities and rights and the resources available to them if they need help.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Employees and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.


PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their Drug-Free Workplace Policy prior to the day of class.

WHEN

Tuesday, Nov. 6 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$40 for BX member firms; $60 for non-member firms (Group discounts are available as well as offsite training locations.)


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program: Supervisor Training

Managers and supervisors play an important role in their company's Drug-Free Safety Program. In this class, they will receive guidelines on getting to know their employees and observing changes in their job performance, along with documenting their observations and learning how to confront an employee.

This class meets the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program for Supervisors and is OCILB approved for 1 hour in Health and Safety.


PLEASE NOTE: Each participating company must submit a copy of their drug-free workplace policy prior to the day of class.

WHEN

Tuesday, Nov. 6 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$60 for BX member firms; $80 for non-member firms (Group discounts and offsite locations are available.)


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Customer Relations for the Field Force

Make sure each of your employees can help positively improve the professional image of your company and avoid the risk associated with making a bad impression on a job. Satisfied customers talk, but unsatisfied customers speak louder. In this course, your employees will learn how to make the best impression with your customers.

Course topics will include:
  • establishing a professional image
  • creating a good plan and schedule
  • understanding the client’s expectations
  • providing clear communication
  • performing beyond industry standards
  • closing-out with a positive impression

In addition to formal class time, students will have the opportunity to interact with an Owner Panel who will provide insight into what they value in professional relationships with field force members.


WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 6 & 8 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$180 BX member firms; $280 non-member firms


REGISTER

Nov. LEED Meeting

Each month, the Exchange hosts a presentation on a variety of green building topics. Anyone interested in networking within the industry and learning more about sustainable building should attend this breakfast meeting.

 

CREDITS

Each meeting is submitted for 1 CE hour from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and 1 LU credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

WHEN

Friday, Nov. 9 (7:30 a.m. - Networking & Continental Breakfast; 8 - 9 a.m. - Program)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$25 BX Member Firms; $45 non-member firms


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Ohio Mechanics' Lien Law: The Hows and Whys of the Paperwork

Should you provide a Notice of Commencement of Furnishing? If so, when? Timelines for the processes involved in preserving lien rights can be complicated. Industry employees involved in the complicated lien law process need to know the requirements under the law.

This course will provide attendees with examples, information and advice on the specific requirements needed to preserve your lien rights. Each attendee will receive sample lien forms and learn firms’ rights and responsibilities under the law.


WHEN

Tuesday, Dec. 11 (8 - 10 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$200 BX member firms; $300 non-member firms


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Safety Advisory Council - Q4 Meeting

The Safety Advisory Council is an informal committee that meets quarterly at the BX to discuss current construction activities, OSHA updates and new industry tools and equipment.

WHEN

Wednesday, Dec. 19 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Builders Exchange of Central Ohio (1175 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

FREE for BX member firms; not available for non-members


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