Calendar of Events

BXYP May Event - Downtown Development Update

Come learn about the dizzying pace of Downtown Development from Marc Conte, the  Deputy Director of Research, Planning, & Facilities for Columbus’ Special Improvement Districts.


WHEN

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

WHERE

NBBJ - 250 S. High St., Suite 300 (43215)

COST

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


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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

Wednesday, May 31 (8 - 10 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

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


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Safety Advisory Council

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

Tuesday, June 6 (11:30 a.m - 1 p.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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June LEED Meeting: Green Vehicles & LEED v4

Alternative fuel vehicles and infrastructure options are not only popular with fleets focused on reducing emissions and fuel costs, but also with developers seeking options for LEED certification. Electric vehicles are typically the most popular choice of focus, thanks to the opportunity for adding charging options that not only benefit building tenants and business operations, but the community as a whole.

This presentation will address those portions of LEED v4 certification that relate to “Green vehicles”, reviewing best practices and considerations for developers and building owners weighing their EV charging options.

Credit pending approval:

  • 1 LU credit from AIA
  • 1 LEED hour from GBCI

WHEN

Friday, June 9 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$15 for BX member firms; $30 for non-members


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Drug-Free Safety Program Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their own 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, July 12 (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 also 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

Thursday, July 12 (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

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 Paige Endicott, 614.486.9521, ext. 223, 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, Aug. 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-members


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Field Supervision & Jobsite Management I

On-the-job management and leadership skills are imperative in the construction industry. This course provides construction managers, field superintendents, foremen, leadmen and employees from all levels of experience with the methods and techniques needed to handle the management of a jobsite. Experienced industry professionals teach what supervisors need to know and how they can best prepare for the future. Through lecture, discussion and handouts, attendees will compile their own supervisor’s manual by the end of the course.

Course topics include:

  • planning and organization
  • effective jobsite communication
  • documentation and risk management
  • worker motivation
  • problem solving
  • leadership

WHEN

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sept. 5, 7, 12 & 14 (4:30 - 6:30 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-members


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Sept. LEED Meeting: Visit the Universal Design Living Laboratory

Take a private behind-the-scenes look at the design, construction and occupancy of the Universal Design Living Laboratory, the national demonstration home and garden.

This spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Prairie Style home has achieved numerous certifications including a LEED Silver designation. Clever design features and meticulous detailing make this home convenient, functional, peaceful and safe for everyone during every stage of life — regardless of age, size or physical ability.


WHEN

Friday, Sept. 8 (8 – 9 a.m.) Tour begins promptly at 8!

WHERE

Universal Design Living Laboratory (6141 Clark State Rd., Columbus 43230)

COST

$30 for BX member firms; $60 for 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

Thursdays and Fridays, Sept. 15, 21, 29 and Oct. 5 (8 a.m. - 4:30 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-members


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BX-WIN (Welcome Industry Newcomers)

Help your new hires become more effective contributors, more quickly by enrolling them in BX-WIN (Welcome Industry Newcomers). This program is designed to help your new employees increase their awareness of basic business principles and develop as professionals.

Course topics will include:
  • Relationship Building – Benefits of Making and Maintaining Positive Business Contacts
  • Communication – The Key to Nearly Every Construction Success or Disaster
  • Technology – A Look at Current Applications That May Work for Your Company
  • Ethics and Professionalism – New and Seasoned CEOs Share Their Perspectives
  • Construction Law Basics – Fundamentals for Industry Beginners
  • Employer Expectations – Going Beyond Job Description Bullet Points

WHEN

Sept. 18, Oct. 2, 16, 30, Nov. 13 and 27 (3 - 5:30 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$429 for BX member firms; $529 for non-members


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Safety Advisory Council

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

Tuesday, 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

Drug-Free Safety Program Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their own 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, Sept. 20 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$40 for BX members; $60 for non-members (Group discounts 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

Thursday, May 11 (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-members (Group discounts and offsite locations are available.)


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. 26 & 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-members


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Construction Contracting 101

Take control of your contracts and learn the risks involved with each document. In this course, attendees will learn the risks associated with entering into a contract, both before and after signing. Learn the important parts of contracts, name the parties who can and should be involved, and review basic legal terms that will help with overall contract understanding. Field personnel, estimators and anyone who deals with contracts can benefit from this course.

Course topics include:
  • How to interpret basic contract documents
  • Key contracting and subcontracting issues
  • How to control contract risks and obligations
  • Where to look for information in the contract
  • Which situations call for legal counsel
  • Expectations of each party in the contract

WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 26 & 28 (4:30 - 6:30 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-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 Paige Endicott, 614.486.9521, ext. 223, 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. 6 (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-members


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. 

WHEN

Thursdays and Fridays, Oct. 12, 20, 26 and Nov. 3 (8 a.m. - 4:30 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-members


REGISTER

Oct. LEED Meeting: Project Budgets - Where Does Sustainable Design Fit In?

It is common for clients to wonder how to fit sustainable design into a project and whether it is even “worth” it. Join us for a presentation by Allen Schaffer (Moody Nolan, Inc.) as he presents on the budget side of the green part of the industry.

Credit pending approval:
  • 1 LU credit from AIA
  • 1 LEED hour from GBCI

WHEN

Friday, Oct. 13

WHERE

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

COST

$15 for BX member firms; $30 for non-member firms


REGISTER

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.

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

WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 17 & 19 (4:30 - 6:30 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-members


REGISTER

Wisdom Seminar: How Does Your Retirement Plan Stack Up?

Wisdom Seminar presented by Seniority Benefit Group.

WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 19 (9 - 10 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

No Charge, but reservations are required as space is limited.


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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

Friday, Oct. 27 (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.


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 Paige Endicott, 614.486.9521, ext. 223, 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, Nov. 7 (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-members


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

Nov. 7, 9 14 & 15 (4:30 - 6:30 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-members


REGISTER

Drug-Free Safety Program Employee Education Training

Employees will receive education on their own 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, Nov. 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-members (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

Thursday, May 11 (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-members (Group discounts and offsite locations are available.)


REGISTER

Forklift & Aerial Lift Train-the-Trainer Course

This action-packed course provides trainees with practical experience, as well as instills confidence in their ability to return home and instruct your operators in safe operation. Training a trainer is an excellent option if you want to keep your training budget low, need extra training flexibility, have unique or complex equipment or have employee turn over.

Kim Wingler headshot

Instructed by Kim Wingler, senior safety trainer at FTS Safety, participants will:

  • Learn how to identify and correct equipment safety problems
  • Receive support for as long as they are with your company
  • Receive full documentation of their scores and participation
  • Participate in an actual operator training session

WHEN

Wednesday - Friday, Nov. 29 - Dec. 1 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$1,050 for BX Workers’ Comp Group firms; $1,100 for BX member firms; $1,150 for non-member firms


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

Learn the purpose of the lien law, how it applies to you, and the process for preserving lien rights.  Each participant will receive a packet of sample lien forms along with the handouts.  

Industry employees involved in the lien law process, especially billing and receivables, should know the requirements of the Ohio Mechanics' Lien Law to prevent future legal problems and unnecessary costs.

WHEN

Tuesday, Dec. 12 (7:30 to 10 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$200 for BX members; $300 for non-members


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council

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

Tuesday, Dec. 19 (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

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


REGISTER