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BX Weekly Newsletter

Updated: 4/18/2019


Craftsmanship Nomination Deadline is Friday, April 26


2019 BX Craftsmanship Awards
Deadline: Friday, April 26

2019 Nomination Form 


The clock is ticking to submit your 2019 Craftsmanship Award nominations! If you’re considering an individual or crew for this prestigious award, you only have until noon Friday, April 26 to complete and submit the nomination form.

Winners will be announced in July and recognized by the industry in November at the 127th Annual Meeting of the Builders Exchange. For more information about the BX Craftsmanship Awards, contact Pam Austin.

Scaffolding: Be In Compliance


Scaffold Training
April 30 (8 – 11 a.m.)


$120 per employee of BX member firms
$240 per person for non-member firms


OSHA requires that employees who erect, dismantle or work on a scaffold must be trained on scaffold safety. Make sure your employees meet the training requirements set forth in 1926.454, register them today for Scaffold Training. Participants will learn how to:

  • Identify safe ground conditions and foundations for scaffold erection
  • Recognize unsafe scaffold conditions
  • Identify damaged structural components
  • Calculate load ratings
  • Determine, through inspections, whether a scaffold is safe for use
  • Recognize fall hazards when working on scaffolds
  • Understand access requirements

With scaffolds being one of the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards every year, don’t let your employees become a statistic.

For more information about this class, contact Shane Van Bibber.

Law & Finance Group: Prevailing Wage Q&A


BX Law & Finance Group Meeting
May 7 (4:30 - 6 p.m.)    


Free for employees of BX member firms, but registration is required.

The BX Law and Finance Group is an opportunity for professionals from any facet of the industry to network and hear about important current topics that will impact your company.


Are you confused by the local prevailing wage laws and how they affect your company? Steve Clegg (Ohio Department of Commerce) will answer your “gray area” questions at the next BX Law & Finance Group meeting.

You’ll gain insight and understanding of prevailing wage issues that both you and your peers are facing. This meeting will include light refreshments, a Q & A session and valuable networking!

For more information on BX education programs, contact Shauna Byrne.

Cybersecurity: Train Your Employees to Protect Your company!


Construction Cyberattack Workshop
May 14 (8 a.m. - Noon)    


$75 per employee of BX member firms
$90 per person for non-member firms


With technology playing a significant role in the construction process, from bidding to financing, the construction industry is increasingly more at risk of cyberattacks. These attacks can cost you more than just a ransom fee for your information, they can cost your reputation with your clients.

Construction Cyberattack Workshop will provide attendees a head start on protecting their company. Nicholas Merker, Stephen Reynolds and Rachel Spiker (Ice Miller, LLP), and Ryan Nikolich (Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC) will provide important information on security and how to prevent an attack. This workshop will include:

  • Real examples of cyberattacks in commercial construction
  • An overview of the most common types of attacks and who is responsible
  • Steps to take after an attack occurs
  • How to prevent and prepare your company for future attacks
  • Interactive activities and group discussion on cybersecurity

For more information on BX education programs, contact  Shauna Byrne.

BXYP May Event: BrewDog Tasting


May BXYP Event
May 16 (4 - 6 p.m.)    
BrewDog (463 W. Town St., 43215)


$35 per employee of BX member firms
$45 per person for non-member firms


FUN FACT: Did you know the BrewDog founders changed their names to Elvis in order to name their grapefruit-powered IPA “Elvis Juice”?

Join the BX Young Professionals as they relax on BrewDog’s rooftop, while learning about various summer ales and their stories! Attendees will receive a BrewDog tasting flight, light refreshments and hours of rooftop networking.

For more information about this event or to become a sponsor, contact Shauna Byrne.


Special Thanks to our Event Sponsor

Barton Malow Company logo




Interested in reaching the millennial crowd? Sponsorships still available for this event:

  • Gold: $500        
  • Silver: $250     

Industry News: BX Members Invited to ECDI Special Event for Construction Contractors


ECDI LogoMeeting the Labor Challenge
May 4 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
1655 Old Leonard Ave., 43219

Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) is conducting this event to bring together pre-screened job applicants with employers who are seeking qualified individuals to meet their labor needs.



Meet Our Leadership Program Participants


Andrew Kellerman (Loeb Electric) headshot Andrew Kellerman, executive director - national accounts
Years in the Industry: 4
Loeb Electric
(Rising Leaders)

Jason Strickle (Bruner Corporation) headshot Jason Strickle, director of preconstruction
Years in the Industry: 24 
Bruner Corporation

Terry Ward (Martin Painting & Coating Co.) headshot Terry Ward, controller
Years in the Industry: 30
Martin Painting & Coating Co.

The BX Executive Leadership Experience (BXLX) is a nine-month program in which industry professionals are educated and coached by nationally-recognized experts in construction leadership and business development. This is the eighth year for the program, with a class of 24 executives from BX member firms.

For more information about BXLX, contact Deb Murphy.


The Rising Leaders Institute is an intensive program that includes classroom lecture and discussion, case studies, projects for application of learning and networking events. The class of 2019 is the 13th year for this prestigious program, with 32 future industry leaders.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, contact Shauna Byrne.

Local Project Leads of the Week

Courtesy of BX Business Services Partner Dodge Data & Analytics


Subscribers to the Dodge Global Network have full access to reporting details and plans (if available) for the projects listed. To learn more about accessing this detailed project information, contact Stacy Sleeper.