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BX Weekly Newsletter

Updated: 6/14/2019


Limited Seats Remain for Field Leadership Program


This fall, a select group of industry foremen and superintendents will have the opportunity to develop their leadership skills through the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex).

Applications are currently being accepted for the Class of 2020, with just a few seats remaining.


Designed to transform top field force managers into high-impact leaders, BXFlex takes place from October through February and features nationally recognized leadership experts.

Topics include:

  • From Managing Projects to Leading People
  • Presentation Skills
  • Business Writing
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Time Management
  • Risk Management
  • Coaching and Motivation

To reserve a seat in the BX Field Leadership Excellence Series, or for more information on any BX leadership program, contact Deb Murphy.

Enroll Now! Safety Council of Greater Columbus


2019/20 SCGC
Enrollment Deadline: July 31


$175 Annual member fee per company


Safety Council of Greater Columbus logoJoin the Safety Council of Greater Columbus (SCGC) and potentially save up to 4% on workers’ compensation premiums.

SCGC is an expansion of the Builders Exchange’s efforts to meet the safety training needs of all Ohio employers, regardless of their affiliation with the Exchange. With more than 250 members, the council serves Ohio employers interested in promoting and improving worker safety which results in reduced worker’s comp costs.

Together with the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC), the SCGC holds monthly meetings to provide information on new techniques, products and services to help employers improve and promote safe workplaces.

For more information or to join the SCGC, visit or contact Rosie Leuby.

It’s Time to Re-Evaluate Your Health Insurance Options


Info Session 1
July 17 (8:30 - 10 a.m.)


Info Session 2
Sept. 17 (11:30 - 1 p.m.)


Info Session 3
Sept. 20 (8:30 - 10 a.m.)


There is no cost to attend any of theses sessions.

Health insurance coverage continues to be a significant benefit for onboarding new and retaining current employees. To help employers with the costs of offering such an important benefit to their employees, the BX has joined the Southern Ohio Chamber Alliance (SOCA) Benefit Plan. This self-funded medical offering is known as a Multiple Employer Welfare Arrangement (MEWA).

The MEWA is being offered to BX members with up to 50 employees to help reduce their health care costs. It allows members to pool together to create buying power in order to purchase more affordable health insurance as one large group. By being part of a larger, self-funded pool, employers have financial protection backed by Anthem’s stop-loss coverage.

Join the BX, along with representatives from our BX-endorsed insurance partner, McGohan Brabender, for one of three informational sessions.

For more information about this new BX benefit or the information sessions, contact Stacy Sleeper.

Are Your New Hires Prepared?


Foundations for Construction Success
Sept. 16, 24, 30, Oct. 7, 15 & 21 (3 - 5 p.m.)


$500 per employee of BX member firms
$600 per person for non-member firms
(Send 3 individuals for $1,200 - a savings of $100/person!)


When you look back on your first year in the industry, what do you wish you had known? Foundations for Construction Success will provide your new hires with a solid base of knowledge to begin successfully fulfilling their duties.

This six-session course offers attendees more than just the basics to start a career, it will also help them develop their network. Plus, they’ll learn from industry experts who understand the significance of investing time and attention in the company’s most valuable resource – its people.

Topics include:

  • Employer Expectations Beyond the Job Description
  • Communication Fundamentals
  • The Evolution of a Project
  • Understanding Construction Law
  • Diversity & Inclusion - Unconscious Bias
  • Ethics and Professionalism

For more information about this course, contact Karysa Kent.

Meet Our Rising Leaders Institute Participants


Brendan Fleming (The Kleingers Group) headshot Brendan Fleming, project engineer
Years in the Industry: 13 
The Kleingers Group

Joel Olsen (Thompson Concrete Construction, Ltd.) headshot Joel Olsen, assistant project manager
Years in the Industry: 10
Thompson Concrete Construction, Ltd.

Bryan Silber (Bruner Corporation) headshot Bryan Silber, project support manager
Years in the Industry: 13
Bruner Corporation.

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 Deb Murphy.

Member News


BX Member Geotechnical Consultants Inc. announced that Bruce Savage, C.P.G. has been promoted to president and David Caprio, P.E. elevated to CEO.

David Caprio (Geotechnical Consultants Inc.) headshot

David Caprio, P.E.

Bruce Savage (Geotechnical Consultants Inc.) headshot

Bruce Savage, C.P.G.



GCI 40th Anniversary LogoNow celebrating its 40th anniversary, Geotechnical Consultants Inc. (GCI) provides a complete range of geotechnical engineering, environmental consulting and construction materials engineering and testing services to help clients manage risk and make timely, informed decisions. GCI serves clients throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions from offices in Westerville, Youngstown and Dayton, Ohio.


To share your BX Member News, send a press release to Sanda Elkins.

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.