2018 BX scholarship recipients with representatives from Staples Business Advantage.
Application Deadline: Friday, Feb. 22
Jan. 3 (8:30 - 10:30 a.m.)
Last week, nearly 40 BX member companies came to the BX to learn more about the new Builders Exchange health care program, formally called a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA). By participating in a MEWA, employers are seen as one large group, therefore, receiving more substantial benefits. This also better positions them to offer health insurance packages that are comprehensive and affordable for their employees.
If your company is currently participating in the BX program through the Construction Industry Alliance (CIA) or are interested in the new BX MEWA program, register for the January information session. Representatives from BX-endorsed health insurance broker, McGohan Brabender, and from Anthem BlueCross BlueShield will explain the options available in the new program for members with less than 50 full-time eligible employees and potential ways to save on premiums.
For more information about the new BX MEWA, contact Stacy Sleeper.
Andrew Brown, fabrication foreman
Years in the Industry: 8
Colby Brown, crew leader
Years in the Industry: 14
Thompson Concrete Construction, Ltd.
Michael Bush, journeyman electrician
Years in the Industry: 15
The BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex) is a five-month, eight-session program designed to transform top field force managers into high-impact leaders. The Class of 2019 is the fifth year for the program, with 32 field leaders from BX member firms. Their leadership journey began in October and continues through the end of February.
For more information about the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series, contact Deb Murphy.
Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Jan. 8 (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
$45 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$65 per employee of BX member firms
$95 per person for non-member firms
Standard First Aid, CPR and AED training is the most critical training you can provide your employees. Regardless of experience and expertise, accidents happen.
OSHA requires that employers respond to an emergency situation within a “reasonable” amount of time, which is interpreted to mean between 3-4 minutes. With the average EMS response time being 9-11 minutes, simply calling 9-1-1 isn’t going to cut it.
Prepare your employees to respond to an emergency situation with confidence by sending them to the next Standard First Aid/CPR/AED class at the BX. The life they save might be yours!
For more information about this class or to schedule a company-specific session, contact Rosie Leuby.
Design-Build Contracts - Know the Risk Before You Sign
Design-Build projects are transforming the relationship between designers and builders. While it’s the fastest growing method used to deliver construction projects in America, there are certain risks that affect all parties.
Design-Build streamlines project delivery through a single contract between the owner and the design-build team. This can save time and money, but you need to understand the design-build contract to be successful.
Richard Kalson (Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP) will help you interpret the differences in these contracts and share best practices for contractors to contractually protect themselves when serving as a design-builder and assuming responsibility for both design services and construction.
For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.
Building for Performance
Jan. 31 (8 - 10:30 a.m.)
$40 per employee of BX member firms
$50 per person for non-members
Clear communication throughout the design process leads to better performing buildings and decreased project costs. This interactive workshop will provide communication tools to ensure everyone involved in the design conversation achieves the benefits of a smooth design process.
Integrative Design as it applies to LEED, WELL and other green building standards will be discussed by instructors Laura Allen (PhD candidate, The Ohio State University), M. Alex Clapper (Heapy Engineering) and Johnna Keller (M + A Architects).
This workshop is perfect for owners/developers, architects, engineers and contractors and is pending approval for 2 CE hours from GBCI and 2 LU credits from AIA.
For more information about this program, contact Shauna Byrne.
OSHA 10-Hour Training Course
The OSHA 10-Hour course is designed to teach the basics of safety that construction workers face every day on the job. It covers a wide range of topics including the OSHA Focus Four hazards.
Establish a baseline of safety expectations with new employees and refresh the knowledge of seasoned employees about the most common safety risks they will face on the job. OSHA recommends this certification be updated every 3–5 years, when was the last time your employees were trained?
For more information or to schedule a company-specific class, contact Rosie Leuby.
When: March 13 (7 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Ensure your employees have the most up-to-date OSHA Code Books. The BX has a limited number of 1926 OSHA Code Books on hand, contact Shane Van Bibber to get your copy today!