Calendar of Events

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 BX member firms; $60 non-member firms (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, Sept. 27 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

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


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 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.

 

 COURSE INSTRUCTOR

Hansel Rhee (Ice Miller LLP) headshotHansel Rhee
(Ice Miller LLP)

 

 

 

 


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


REGISTER

Employer's Guide to Cost Control Strategies: Improving Your Bottom Line

Workers’ compensation is an area in which many employers inadvertently overspend. Accordingly, workers’ compensation is a great area to analyze in an effort to trim unnecessary spending and increase your bottom line.

Join representatives from BX-endorsed business partners CareWorks and CareWorksComp as they help you identify numerous ways to implement cost control measures and return your employees back to health and productivity.

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WHEN

Tuesday, Oct. 2 (8 - 10:30 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

There is no cost to attend, but registration is required.


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.

 

COURSE INSTRUCTORS

Karl Hasenstab (Continental Building Co.) headshotKarl Hasenstab
(Continental Building Co.)

Nigel Carter (Turner Construction Co.)Nigel Carter
(Turner Construction Co.)

Bill Rhoads (Continental Building Co.) headshotBill Rhoads
(Continental Building Co.)

 

 

 

 


WHEN

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 3 & 4 (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

BXYP Golf Outing

FOURSOMES ARE SOLD OUT!!!

Compete with the young and the young at heart at the BXYP Golf Outing this October!

Register with a team of your three most skilled coworkers or register alone and we will pair you with fellow industry golfers. Your registration includes a day of golf, two complimentary drink tickets, breakfast, lunch and a mid-day buffet!  

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Other Sponsorship Opportunities:

Is your company looking to reach the millennial crowd? The Young Professional Golf Outing has many sponsorship opportunities to help you.

  • †19th Hole Sponsor - $750
  • †Lunch Sponsor - $500
  • Beverage Cart Sponsor - $300
  • Prize Sponsor - $50 or prize contribution

Contact Shauna Byrne to reserve your sponsorship before they sell out!


WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 4 (Registration begins at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.)

WHERE

The Golf Club of Dublin (5805 Eiterman Rd., Dublin (43016))

COST

FOURSOMES ARE SOLD OUT!!


Introducing BXLX 2.0: What Owners Want From Construction Leaders

 

Be among the first to hear the results of 12 years of ENR surveys asking construction buyers what they want from contractors and what will make them a long-term, repeat customer. Year after year, the responses have been consistent, practical and easy to implement.

During this highly interactive program, you'll learn how to apply the research data in your organization and explore the best practices in client leadership and how to utilize them. Plus, Krug will introduct the latest BX professional development program - BXLX 2.0.

  PRESENTER

Jim Krug (Advanced Performance Group) headshotDr. Jim Krug
(Advanced Performance Group)

 

 

 

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*This session is open to all BX members.
Future sessions of BXLX 2.0 in March, April and May of 2019 are designed for BXLX graduates only to continue their leadership development journey.

WHEN

Wednesday, Oct. 10 (7:30 - 10:30 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$289 BX members (or 3 for $729); $389 Non-members


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

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.


REGISTER

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


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

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

 

 

 

 


WHEN

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

WHERE

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

COST

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

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


REGISTER

BX HR Group Meeting: Employee Benefits

 

HR Professionals Invited to Join BX HR Group

If you’re the human resources manager at your company, or if HR is just one of the many hats you wear, the HR Group is for BX members like you.

 

Wellness Programs and other Employee Benefit Packages - A roundtable discussion regarding employee benefits. There will also be guest presenters to share information on including Wellness Programs among the benefits your firm offers.


WHEN

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

WHERE

Kokosing Industrial, Inc. (6235 Westerville Rd., Westerville 43081)

COST

There is no charge for this meeting, but registration is required.


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

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

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 Forklift Training Systems, participants will:

  • Learn OSHA & ANSI standards
  • Classroom instruction on rough terrain, telescopic handlers and aerial work platforms
  • Legal ramifications, how to avoid a lawsuit
  • How to identify and correct equipment safety problems
  • Classroom training at the BX, with operations and final hands-on evaluations conducted at Straight Up Equipment Co. each day

WHEN

Tuesday - Thursday, Oct. 23 - 25 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$1,000 BX Workers’ Comp Group firms; $1,100 BX member firms; $1,200 non-member firms


REGISTER

Managing Growth: Strategies for Industry Success

When construction booms, risk looms. Is your company taking the proper steps to successfully manage growth?

The construction industry is booming and experts expect growth to continue. With demand for construction on the rise, having the knowledge, skills and contacts you need to ensure your firm is adequately protected during times of growth is more important than ever.

A team of industry experts in the areas of accounting, bonding and construction law will discuss risk management, bonding and financing, productivity and growth vs. profit to provide strategies for successful growth management.

 

PRESENTERS

Tom Doyle (Plante Moran) headshot
Don Gregory (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter) headshot
Jack Kehl (Overmyer Hall Associates) headshot
Keith Martinez (Plante Moran) headshot

 

Tom Doyle
(Plante Moran)
Don Gregory
(Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter)
Jack Kehl
(Overmyer Hall Associates)
Keith Martinez
(Plante Moran)

 

 


WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 25 (8 - 9:30 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$39 BX member firms; $50 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

Ask OSHA Lunch & Learn

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio and the Columbus OSHA Area Office invite you to learn about trenching and excavating compliance directly from local OSHA compliance officers.

 

Thank You to Our Lunch Sponsor:

George J. Igel & Co., Inc. logo

 

 

 


WHEN

Wednesday, Oct. 31 (11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

FREE, but registration is required as seats are limited.


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.)


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. 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

BX HR Group Meeting: Unemployment

 

HR Professionals Invited to Join BX HR Group

If you’re the human resources manager at your company, or if HR is just one of the many hats you wear, the HR Group is for BX members like you.

 

Unemployment - The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Office of Unemployment Insurance Operations and a labor/employment attorney will discuss the claims process, appeals and best practices.



WHEN

Thursday, Nov. 8 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

There is no charge for this meeting, but registration is required.


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


REGISTER

2018 BX Annual Meeting

Mark you calendar to attend the BX Annual Meeting on Nov. 15!

 

Join more than 800 industry professionals to celebrate accomplishments, see old friends and meet new business contacts.

Make sure your company is recognized at this prestigious event -- become a sponsor!

  • Gold Sponsor - $1,250
  • Silver Sponsor - $750

For more information about Annual Meeting sponsorship opportunities, contact Pam Austin.


Platinum Sponsor

Staples Business Advantage logo

 

 

 


WHEN

Thursday, Nov. 15 (5 -8 p.m.)

WHERE

Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

$65 per person (Donate a turkey for $25/ea.) Complimentary parking passes will be provided to all attendees at the event.


REGISTER

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 BX member firms; $50 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 BX member firms; $300 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 BX member firms; not available for non-members


REGISTER