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Updated: 11/24/2017

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Renew Your BX Membership Today

Your membership dues are an investment that will yield a return every day – as our nearly 700 member firms have discovered.

Reasons for joining the Exchange include:
  • the need to obtain quality services for your business and employees
  • access to industry education
  • developing professional relationships to create a strong, unified industry
Whatever your reasons may be, the BX appreciates your continued participation and looks forward to another successful year.

If your company isn’t maximizing the benefits and services of your membership, let us help you! BX staff and our endorsed business partners will meet with you to find ways to increase your savings. Last year, a general contractor with 50 employees, enrolled in the Staples Business Advantage Program and saved $5,020!

For more information about your membership, contact Stacy Sleeper.

2018 membership dues invoices were mailed early November. Members who have not paid by Dec. 31 will be charged a $50 late fee. If you need another copy of your invoice, contact Lisa Graham.

OSHA Silica Standard Workshop

OSHA Silica Standard Workshop
Dec. 14 (8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.)


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

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

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

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

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

For more information about this workshop, contact Shauna Bryne.



Michael Lorms (RiskControl360) headshot

Michael Lorms

Now Available: 2018 RSMeans Industry Publications

Investing in reliable, up-to-date cost data materials is critical to maintaining your competitive edge. Ensure that your estimates for the construction costs of your projects are ‘on target’ by ordering your 2018 RSMeans cost data publications today!

A trusted name in construction costs for more than 70 years, RSMeans offers cost data you can depend on – annually updated construction cost information available in convenient book, CD or online format - always current, always at your fingertips.

2018 BCCD BookBX Members who purchase 2018 RSMeans reference books and industry publications through the BX receive a 20% discount, and are shipped directly to your office.

Download the 2018 order form and place your order today. If you have questions or need more information, contact Lisa Graham.


SCGC December Meeting

SCGC December Meeting Infographic

Jan. BX LEED: Schematic Energy Modeling

Jan. 12 (8 – 9 a.m.)


$25 for of BX member firms
$45 for non-member firms

In 2006, Architecture 2030 issued the 2030 Challenge, a breakthrough vision that calls for all new buildings, developments and major renovations to be carbon-neutral by 2030. Unfortunately, even with Integrated Design practices, energy is frequently an afterthought, and usage isn’t quantified until teams are well into the design process.  

The January BX LEED breakfast meeting will introduce you to the tools and resources that are now available to begin quantifying energy even in the early stages of design.   

Whether you’re an architect, an engineer or a builder implementing the plan, Joshua Lloyd, the lead technical account manager for AEP Ohio’s New Construction Energy Efficiency Incentive program, will introduce you to some of the low or no-cost software available for early energy studies and you’ll learn what an energy model can and cannot do.  

For more information about this meeting, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

Post Your Job Opening on BXJOBS.COM!


Are you looking for an estimator, someone to work in the warehouse or maybe an apprentice carpenter?

Take advantage of the Fall Special and get two weeks free when you post your job opening online at! Job openings were viewed by more than 2,300 visitors during October.

Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.