2017 BX scholarship recipients.
2018 BX Scholarship Application
For more than 50 years, the BX Scholarship Program has awarded more than $1.2 million in tuition assistance to students in need. High school seniors and students enrolled at a four-year college or in a two-year technical school program are eligible. Prior recipients of a BX scholarship are encouraged to re-apply for the coming school year.
If you know someone studying architecture, construction management, engineering, interior design, communications or one of the many other fields of study that make up the broad community of commercial construction – encourage them to apply for a BX scholarship.
Applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:
OSHA 510 - OSHA Standards for Construction Safety Professionals
Feb. 13-16 (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Would you like to train your employees in the OSHA 10- and 30-Hour courses? Invest in your education and become an OSHA-authorized trainer, the first step is the OSHA 510 course.
This course will equip safety professionals with executive-level knowledge of OSHA standards, policies and procedures in the construction industry. Upon completion of the course, and with five years of construction safety experience, attendees will be eligible to take the OSHA 500 Outreach Trainer for the Construction Industry course, the final step in becoming an OSHA-authorized instructor.
The Builders Exchange of Central Ohio is an approved OSHA host training site through the Mid-America OSHA Education Training Center and will be offering the OSHA 510, 500 and 502 courses this year.
For more information about these courses, contact Shane Van Bibber.
Projects begin with an estimate, so strong estimating skills are crucial. The upcoming BX course, Estimating and Bid Preparation, provides beginning estimators with practical organizational tools and a variety of hands-on activities designed to arm them with the skills needed to submit the winning bid.
This course taught by local industry experts is for anyone who needs a better understanding of the estimating and bidding process.
Course topics include:
Although it’s dangerously cold out, BX members aren’t slowing down! Wouldn’t it be helpful to have an extra ‘staff’ person to help you deliver construction supplies, blueprints or even file a permit? Call Best Courier – they will provide a driver and a vehicle to fit your needs for as long as you need them. Best can be your extra set of wheels and you will only pay one flat rate per hour.
Because of their exceptional service, Best Courier has been a trusted business partner of the BX for more than 20 years. Here are just some of the services Best provides:
Construction Manager, Bruner Corp.
Years in the industry: 28
“I enrolled in the BX Executive Leadership Experience to enhance my leadership skills and gain exposure to aspects of the industry where I have limited experience. My goal is to become a better, more rounded leader."
Grade Foreman, George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
Years in the industry: 13
“I enrolled in the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series to develop my leadership skills and prepare to move up in the company. I want to learn how to lead in a way that provides order and makes my day easier."
Assistant Superintendent, Corna Kokosing Construction Co.
Years in the industry: 22
“Participating in the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series will make me more valuable to my company and help me in my profession. I look forward to developing my communication and management skills."
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 2018 is the fourth year for the program, with 32 field leaders from BX member firms.
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 seventh year for the program, with a class of 24 executives from BX member firms.
For more information about either BXFlex or BXLX, contact Deb Murphy.
On Feb. 1, the Ohio BWC will be launching a new health and well-being program. This program will help Ohio employers with 50 or fewer employees start a comprehensive wellness program with no cost to them or their workers.
Attend a town hall-style meeting to learn how this program could benefit your organization. To register for this event, RSVP to Jeff Little of the Ohio BWC at 614.752.5917.
Better You, Better Ohio
Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
Jan. 22 (2 - 3 p.m.)
Builders Exchange (1175 Dublin Rd., 43215)
Do you know an industry leader who deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the central Ohio construction community? The deadline for your nomination for the 2018 BX Cornerstone Award is Jan. 19.
Submitting a nomination is simple, and takes only a couple of minutes to complete. Take one minute to review the award criteria and then take one more to complete the nomination form.
Builders Exchange Cornerstone Award Criteria
The 125-acre Grandview Yard site has been a hub of activity and growth for the last eight years, transforming the area into a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood. At the next BXYP event, Steve Lark, director of construction projects for Nationwide Realty Investors, will share insight on current and future developments for Grandview Yard.
Join the BXYPs at Hofbräuhaus Columbus for a great networking opportunity and the latest development update. Your registration includes one drink ticket and light refreshments.
For more information about this event, contact Kayleigh Gustafson.