Calendar of Events

Prevailing Wage: Legal Liability and Compliance

 

When it comes to prevailing wage laws, don’t “think” you’re in compliance – KNOW you are.

Ohio’s prevailing wage laws have existed since 1931, but for contractors who don’t do a lot of public work, the law can be confusing – and costly – for non-compliance. Ensure that your team understands the requirements of Ohio’s prevailing wage law and how it impacts your company.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Nick Nykulak (Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co., L.P.A.) headshotNick Nykulak
(Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co., L.P.A.)

 

 


WHEN

Thursday, Nov. 29 (10 a.m. - Noon)

WHERE

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

COST

$39 per employee of BX member firms; $50 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

Dec. BXYP – Holiday Axe Throwing

 

Get rid of holiday stress in the least civilized way - Axe Throwing at the December BXYP event!

Join your fellow construction industry young professionals for this unique networking event that will leave you de-stressed with new industry connections. Your registration includes a drink ticket, light refreshments and two hours of savage Axe Throwing.

Closed-toed shoes are mandatory. Lumberjack flannels and/or ugly holiday sweaters are encouraged!

 

Thank You to our Sponsor

Dueling Axes Logo

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday, Dec. 4 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

Dueling Axes (309 S. 4th St., 43215)

COST

$55 per employee of BX member firms; $65 per person 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
  • Proper AED use

When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from ECSI 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, Dec. 7 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$45 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 per employee of BX member firms; $95 per person 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

Don Leach (Dinsmore & Shohl LLP) headshotDon Leach
(Dinsmore & Shohl LLP)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

$200 per employee of BX member firms; $300 per person 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
  • 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

Tony Ames (Ames Safety Solutions, LLC) headshotTony Ames
(Ames Safety Solutions, LLC)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Dec. 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 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $209 per employee of BX member firms; $369 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

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 employees of BX member firms; not available for 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
  • 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

Tony Ames (Ames Safety Solutions, LLC) headshotTony Ames
(Ames Safety Solutions, LLC)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Fridays, Jan. 4, 11, 18 & 25 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$469 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $509 per employee of BX member firms; $809 per person 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
  • Proper AED use

When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from ECSI 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, Jan. 8 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$45 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 per employee of BX member firms; $95 per person 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 new project managers, as well as those who are looking to move into the project manager role.


WHEN

Tuesdays and Thursdays, Jan. 22, 24, 29 & 31 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$360 per employee of BX member firms, $460 per person 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
  • 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) headshotMichael Lorms
(RiskControl360°)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 5 & 7 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$169 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $209 per employee of BX member firms; $369 per person 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
  • Proper AED use

When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from ECSI 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. 8 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$45 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 per employee of BX member firms; $95 per person for 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, Feb. 19, 21, 26 & 28 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$360 per employee of BX member firms, $460 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Thursday, Feb. 21 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$40 per employee of BX member firms; $60 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Thursday, Feb. 21 (9:15 to 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$60 per employee for BX member firms; $80 per person for non-member firms (Discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants.)


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
  • 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.) headshotBrian Basbagill
(Safex, Inc.)

 

 

 


WHEN

Fridays, Feb. 22, March 1, 8 & 15 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$469 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $509 per employee of BX member firms; $809 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

Introduction to Construction Drawings

This course is ideal for office personnel, field employees, new employees and anyone who is looking to learn or refine their blueprint reading skills. Attendees of this course 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
  • Be capable of locating symbols and terms within blueprints and specifications

WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, March 5 & 7 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$180 per employee of BX member firms; $280 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Thursday, March 7 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$40 per employee of BX member firms; $60 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Thursday, March 7 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$60 per employee for BX member firms; $80 per person for non-member firms (Discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants.)


REGISTER

2019 Ohio Construction Conference

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Wednesday, March 13 (7 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

WHERE

The Ohio Union (1739 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210)

COST

BEFORE MARCH 1: Full-Day - $260/per person | Half-Day - $165/per person | 3 Full-Day Registrations for $555 **MARCH 1 AND AFTER: Full-Day - $360/per person | Half-Day - $240/per person | 3 Full-Day Registrations for $780


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
  • 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

Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) headshotMeg DeWerth
(DeWerth Safety Services)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, March 19 & 21 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$169 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $209 per employee of BX member firms; $369 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council - Q1 Meeting

Meet with your safety community to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings! This quarterly breakfast meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, and is a great opportunity to network. 


WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

FREE for employees of 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
  • Proper AED use

When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from ECSI 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 22 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$45 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 per employee of BX member firms; $95 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Tuesday, March 26 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$40 per employee of BX member firms; $60 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Tuesday, March 26 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$60 per employee for BX member firms; $80 per person for non-member firms (Discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants.)


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 include:

  • Owner and design phase
  • Estimating and bidding phase
  • Planning, scheduling & procurement
  • Administrative paperwork
  • Review of an entire project from conception to close-out with visuals

WHEN

Wednesday, March 27 (8 a.m. - Noon)

WHERE

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

COST

$180 per employee of BX member firms; $280 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

Rigging and Signaling Certification

Under the standard, OSHA requires a competent rigging and signaling person. Keep your employees up-to-date with current requirements and techniques in this one-day classroom and “hands-on” mock-lift training.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1400 and will be issued a “Qualified Rigging and Signaling” card, these cards are valid for 5 years as per OSHA requirements.

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, March 29 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$300 per person for BX member firms; $400 per person 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
  • Leading vs. managing

WHEN

Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 2, 4, 9 & 11 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$360 per employee of BX member firms; $460 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

Managing the Problem Project

The key to handling a problem project well is recognizing trouble before the bottom falls out. This course offers insights and practical methods for decision-makers and managers trying to handle the fallout that can occur when a project turns ugly. 

Attendees will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a job in trouble and the steps needed to manage and control the damages and risks.

Course topics include:

  • Recognizing the S.O.S. signals
  • Mediation and arbitration
  • Communicating under crisis
  • Case studies and resolves
  • Legal aspects and decisions
  • Managing risks and liabilities

WHEN

Wednesday, April 10 (3 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$135 per employee of BX member firms; $235 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

BX Membership Lunch & Learn

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

Current, new and prospective members are invited.

WHEN

Friday, April 12 (Noon - 1:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

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


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.


WHEN

Tuesday, May 7 (8 a.m. - Noon)

WHERE

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

COST

$200 per employee of BX member firms; $300 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

$40 per employee of BX member firms; $60 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Wednesday, May 8 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$60 per employee for BX member firms; $80 per person for non-member firms (Discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants.)


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council - Q2 Meeting

Meet with your safety community to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings! This quarterly breakfast meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, and is a great opportunity to network.

WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

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


REGISTER

2019 BX Golf Outing

The perfect mix of business and pleasure, your chance to have some fun while networking with fellow industry professionals at three local golf courses (Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, Scioto Reserve Country Club and Wedgewood Golf & Country Club) with proceeds benefiting the BX Foundation.

For information about the golf outing or sponsorship opportunities, contact Pam Austin.

WHEN

Monday, June 24

WHERE

Kinsale Golf & Fitness Club, Scioto Reserve Country Club and Wedgewood Golf & Country Club

COST

$755 per foursome


Open House & Silent Auction

Mark you calendar to attend the BX Open House & Silent Auction on Sept. 5.

More than 300 members and guests will gather on the BX back lawn for this end-of-summer tradition featuring a BBQ dinner served by BX and BX Foundation boards of directors and a silent auction that benefits the BX Foundation.

  • Silent Auction begins at 4 p.m.
  • BBQ Dinner served at 5:45 p.m.
For more information about this event, contact Pam Austin.

WHEN

Thursday, Sept. 5 (4 - 7:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

There is no cost for BX members to attend this event, but you must RSVP.


Foundations for Construction Success

 

The construction industry is complex, and can leave new hires confused. The Foundations for Construction Success series will provide those new to the industry a solid foundation of knowledge to begin successfully fulfilling their duties.

Over six sessions, attendees will learn the skills necessary to go above and beyond the bullet point descriptions of their new role. They’ll learn from industry experts who understand the value of investing time and attention to the company’s most valuable resource - it’s people.

  • Employer Expectations Beyond the Job Description 
    Sept. 9 (4 - 6 p.m.) - Builders Exchange
    Seasoned HR professionals share steps to launch a successful construction career.
  •  

  • Communication Fundamentals
    Sept. 16 (4 - 6 p.m.) - Builders Exchange
    Overcoming communication challenges prevalent in the industry - including unconscious bias and conflict.
  •  

  • The Evolution of a Project
    Sept. 24 (4 - 6 p.m.) - Builders Exchange
    Learn the components of a commercial construction project and how your firm fits into the picture.
  •  

  • Understanding Construction Law
    Sept. 30 (4 - 6 p.m.) - Builders Exchange
    Learn the construction law basics every employee should know.
  •  

  • Innovate with Technology
    Oct. 7 (4 - 6 p.m.) - Builders Exchange
    Work smarter, not harder with the new technologies that are transforming the industry.
  •  

  • Ethics and Professionalism
    Oct. 14 (4 - 6 p.m.) - Location TBA
    A BX CEO/President Panel facilitated by Mary Tebeau (BX of Central Ohio)
    CEOs share how ethics and professionalism have shaped their careers.

WHEN

Sept. 9, 16, 24, 30, Oct. 7 & 14 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$500 per employee of BX member firms (SPECIAL: Register 3 individuals for $1,200); $600 per person 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
  • 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.) headshotBrian Basbagill
(Safex, Inc.)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 10 & 12 (8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$169 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $209 per employee of BX member firms; $369 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

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. 10, 12, 17 & 19 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$360 per employee of BX member firms; $460 per person for 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
  • The basics of OSHA

As part of the course, 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

Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) headshotMeg DeWerth
(DeWerth Safety Services)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Fridays, Sept. 13, 20, 27 & Oct. 4 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$469 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $509 per employee of BX member firms; $809 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (8 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$40 per employee of BX member firms; $60 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

Tuesday, Sept. 17 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$60 per employee for BX member firms; $80 per person for non-member firms (Discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants.)


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council - Q3 Meeting

Meet with your safety community to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings! This quarterly breakfast meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, and is a great opportunity to network.

WHEN

Wednesday, Sept. 18 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

FREE for employees of 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
  • Proper AED use

When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from ECSI 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

Thursday, Sept. 26 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$45 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 per employee of BX member firms; $95 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

LEAD NOW! Series

 

BUILD YOUR TEAM’S TRUST TO ACHIEVE RESULTS

Leadership is about people and performance. Trust without results is unacceptable and results without trust is unsustainable. These elements work together to produce leadership that motivates and inspires great performance.

 

The stakes have never been higher to get leadership right, and the cost has never been greater for getting it wrong. Anyone in a leadership position - not just leaders at the top, but leaders at every level will benefit from this series.

  • SESSION ONE – Tuesday, Oct. 1
    The three-session series begins with an overview of the proven Lead [Now!] system. Participants will discuss the importance of building trust. Just as important, they’ll examine keys to maintaining trust once it’s been built.
  • SESSION TWO – Tuesday, Oct. 15
    In this session, participants will continue to explore the leadership foundation of Trust. Leaders build trust through character, competence and connection. These three disciplines will be examined in detail.
  • SESSION THREE – Tuesday, Oct. 29
    In the final session, participants will move from the foundation of trust, and focus on achieving results. Leaders achieve results through clarity, accountability and support.

 

INSTRUCTOR

Scott Daly (Focus 3)Scott Daly (Focus 3)
Scott is director of client service at Focus 3, a local firm dedicated to developing exceptional leaders. He is also a 13-year veteran of the United States Navy SEALs, a Chief Petty Officer and a Master Training Specialist. In addition to operating on active SEAL teams, Daly spent years training junior officers and enlisted SEALs how to perform at elite levels physically, emotionally and tactically in the world’s most demanding environments.

His military experience allowed him to coach and train people in more than 15 countries on five continents. Before joining the Navy following 9/11, he was a highly successful salesman in corporate America. Through his military and professional experience, Daly shares a unique perspective on Focus 3’s system. With passion, he conveys the value of critical decision-making and a systematic approach to leadership, culture, and behavior, for the ultimate purpose of producing exceptional results.


WHEN

Tuesdays, Oct. 1, 15 & 29 (8 a.m. - Noon)

WHERE

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

COST

$849 per employee of BX member firms; $949 per person for non-member firms (Send 3 individuals for $2,250 - a savings of $99 per person!)


REGISTER

Introduction to Construction Drawings

This course is ideal for office personnel, field employees, new employees and anyone who is looking to learn or refine their blueprint reading skills. Attendees of this course 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
  • Be capable of locating symbols and terms within blueprints and specifications

WHEN

Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 1 & 3 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$180 per employee of BX member firms; $280 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

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 empowers them to identify problems and find solutions if something goes wrong on the jobsite.


WHEN

Tuesday & Thursday, Oct. 8 & 10 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$180 per employee of BX member firms; $280 per person 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
  • Proper AED use

When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from ECSI 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. 11 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$45 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 per employee of BX member firms; $95 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

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

Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 15, 17, 22 & 24 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$360 per employee of BX member firms; $460 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

BX Membership Lunch & Learn

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

Current, new and prospective members are invited.

WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 17 (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

Rigging and Signaling Certification

Under the standard, OSHA requires a competent rigging and signaling person. Keep your employees up-to-date with current requirements and techniques in this one-day classroom and “hands-on” mock-lift training.

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to comply with OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1400 and will be issued a “Qualified Rigging and Signaling” card, these cards are valid for 5 years as per OSHA requirements.

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. 18 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$300 per person for BX member firms; $400 per person for 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
  • The basics of OSHA

As part of the course, 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) headshotMichael Lorms
(RiskControl360°)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Fridays, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, 8 & 15 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$469 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $509 per employee of BX member firms; $809 per person 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.

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. 5 & 7 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$180 per employee of BX member firms; $280 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

$40 per employee of BX member firms; $60 per person 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.

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

 

CREDITS

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


WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

$60 per employee for BX member firms; $80 per person for non-member firms (Discounts are available for companies sending five or more participants.)


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
  • Proper AED use

When you complete the class, you will receive one certification card from ECSI 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

Thursday, Nov. 7 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$45 per employee of BX Workers' Comp Group firms; $65 per employee of BX member firms; $95 per person 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.


WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

$200 per employee for BX member firms; $300 per person for non-member firms


REGISTER

Safety Advisory Council - Q4 Meeting

Meet with your safety community to discuss current construction safety trends and happenings! This quarterly breakfast meeting is an informal roundtable discussion, and is a great opportunity to network.

WHEN

Wednesday, Dec. 18 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

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


REGISTER