Calendar of Events

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

Wednesday, Sept. 20 (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.)


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BX HR Group Meeting

 

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.

The group meets up to nine times per year in an informal, roundtable setting to discuss current HR-related topics and share ideas with other HR professionals. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and locations vary based on the member host.


WHEN

Thursday, Sept. 21 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Turner Construction Co. (262 Hanover St., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

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


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 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$180 for BX member firms; $280 for non-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
  • Technology – A Look at Current Applications That May Work for Your Company
  • Ethics and Professionalism – New and Seasoned CEOs Share Their Perspectives
  • Communication – The Key to Nearly Every Construction Success or Disaster
  • Construction Law Basics – Fundamentals for Industry Beginners
  • Employer Expectations – Going Beyond Job Description Bullet Points

WHEN

Oct. 2, 16, 30, Nov. 6, 27 and Dec. 11 (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


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, ext. 236, 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-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. 

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?

 

How much more does LEED cost? What value does it really bring? You have heard or asked these questions about LEED or other third-party green certification programs over the past 15 years. Now with over a decade of data to pull from, USGBC and other organizations have identified an intriguing business case for building green.

Join us for a presentation by Allen Schaffer (Moody Nolan, Inc.), Tyler Steele (Hines) and Tucker Bohm (The Daimler Group) as they review the current green building value propositions, layout the complexities of developing a project budget in this region and share insights on the challenges and opportunities for fitting sustainable design in project budgets.

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 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

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


REGISTER

BX HR Group Meeting

 

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.

The group meets up to nine times per year in an informal, roundtable setting to discuss current HR-related topics and share ideas with other HR professionals. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and locations vary based on the member host.


WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 19 (7:30 - 9 a.m.)

WHERE

Elford, Inc. (1220 Dublin Rd., Columbus, OH 43215)

COST

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


REGISTER

Choosing the Right Benefits for Your Millennial Workforce

Millennials are the largest demographic in the workforce, up to 80% are participating in employer-sponsored retirement plans. Learn how to successfully attract, engage and educate your workforce as it relates to saving for retirement.

The newest generation of workers has distinct attitudes and behaviors that employers and their advisors should consider when designing retirement plans, building investment menus and developing an education strategy. Millennial participation is likely to rise, so now is the time to examine your plan and make sure all employees have the right solutions.

 


About the Instructor

Brian Hanna headshotBrian Hanna is vice president and senior retirement plan consultant for Everhart Advisors. He leads a team of plan consultants and relationship managers in serving the unique needs of retirement plan sponsors. Hanna is the co-author of the recently released book “The 401(k) Owner’s Manual—A Blueprint for Building and Maintaining an Elite 401(k) Plan for Your Employees.”

 


WHEN

Tuesday, Oct. 24 (8 – 10 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

$39 for BX members; $50 for non-members


REGISTER

Oct. BXYP - Whiskey Education & Bocce Tournament

A fun networking event at Fado’s Easton. As the days get shorter and the evenings get cooler, the time is perfect for a little refresher on your Irish whiskey education. Learn about and taste some delicious brown liquors and enter our BXYP Bocce Tournament.

Thank You to our Silver Sponsor

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WHEN

Thursday, Oct. 26 (4 - 6 p.m.)

WHERE

Fado's Easton (4022 Townsfair Way, Columbus, OH 43219)

COST

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


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BX Membership Lunch & Learn

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

Current, new and prospective members are invited.

WHEN

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

Increase ROI Through Aggressive Claims Management

During this interactive workshop, presented by a team of workers’ compensation experts from CareWorksComp, CareWorks and RiskControl360°, attendees will learn the best practices on how to actively manage a workers’ comp claim. By using actual construction-specific case studies, our panel will ‘walk’ attendees through the entire claims process – from investigation, documenting, certifying a claim, managing employee absence and ultimately controlling the overall cost.    


WHEN

Tuesday, Oct. 31 (8 - 10 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

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


REGISTER

Change Management & Innovation: Collaboration, Communication, Results

Change is hard! People get scared, companies avoid risk, and yet we all have to learn to work with change if we are going to thrive and innovate. Based on improvisational techniques to manage the unexpected, stay on your toes and in control, the Improv Cycle of Change, is a proven system that has transformed hundreds of people and teams.
 
This program provides intensive learning on change, culture and team engagement. You’ll learn real techniques to be flexible, adaptable, creative and able to manage stress during times of intense change. Discover not only how to get through, but also how to move forward to transform and thrive!

 

About the Presenter

Karen Hough (ImprovEdge) headshotKaren Hough is CEO of ImprovEdge, a local firm that creates training using improvisation to teach business skills. She is a bestselling author, keynote speaker, contributor to the Huffington Post and winner of the Stevie International Award for Most Innovative Company of the Year.

 

 


WHEN

Thursday, Nov. 2 (8 a.m. - Noon)

WHERE

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

COST

$379 per person, or 3 for $999


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, ext. 236, 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-member firms


REGISTER

Leadership on the Jobsite

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

WHEN

Nov. 7, 9 14 & 15 (4 - 6 p.m. each day)

WHERE

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

COST

$360 for BX member firms; $460 for non-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, Nov. 9 (9:15 - 10:15 a.m.)

WHERE

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

COST

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


REGISTER

BX HR Group Meeting

 

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.

The group meets up to nine times per year in an informal, roundtable setting to discuss current HR-related topics and share ideas with other HR professionals. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and locations vary based on the member host.


WHEN

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

WHERE

Thomas & Marker Construction Co. (2011 Riverside Dr., Columbus, OH 43221)

COST

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


REGISTER

Nov. LEED Meeting: Energy Audits

Each month, the Exchange hosts a speaker 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: Pending approval for 1 LEED CE hour from the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and 1 LU credit from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).


WHEN

Friday, Nov. 11 (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-member firms


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125th BX Annual Meeting

The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio cordially invites members and their guests to attend its 125th Annual Meeting!

A highlight of the evening will be the special audio-visual presentation, which will review the past year at the BX, as well as spotlight the Cornerstone Award recipient, the President's Award Winner, Safety Award winners and Craftsmanship Award winners.

Concluding the evening is a BX tradition "The Great Turkey Giveaway." This tradition got its start back in the 1930s, when BX members brought a few live birds to the Annual Meeting as door prizes. Today, hundreds of turkeys, now frozen, are raffled off to meeting guests.

 

Don't Forget  If your company has 2017 award recipients, you may have complimentary seats. Please contact Pam Austin 614.486.9521 x233 to confirm complimentary seating.


WHEN

Thursday, Nov. 16 ( 5 to 6:45 p.m. Networking/Hors d'oeuvres; 6:45 to 8 p.m. Program)

WHERE

Greater Columbus Convention Center (400 N. High St.)**Union Station**

COST

$60 per person; $540 for group of 10; $Turkey donations are $25/ea.


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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