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The BX Online Newsletter

Updated: 7/20/2017

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Companies Recognized for Outstanding Safety Efforts

This year, 16 companies earned BX Safety Achievement Awards and one company earned a BX Safety Innovation Award. Recipients will be recognized during the 125th BX Annual Meeting in November. Profiles of the winners will be published in future issues of the BX eNewsletter.

The Builders Exchange began the Safety Awards program 22 years ago and to date, more than 100 recipients have been recognized for their exceptional construction safety performance. With each winner, the BX continues its goal of raising safety awareness in the central Ohio construction community.


2017 BX Safety Achievement Award Winners
  • Bruner Corp.
  • Continental Building Co.
  • Corna Kokosing Construction Co.
  • George J. Igel & Co., Inc.
  • Lang Masonry & Restoration Contractors
  • Limbach Company, LLC
  • Lincoln Construction, Inc.
  • Mid-City Electric / Technologies
  • Muetzel Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
  • Pepper Construction Company of Ohio, LLC
  • Sauer Group, Inc.
  • Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd.
  • The Superior Group
  • Turner Construction Co.
  • Kirk Williams Service Co., LLC
  • Kirk Williams Piping & Plumbing Co.
2017 BX Safety Innovation Award Winner
  • Mid-City Electric / Technologies
    For the development of a magnetic J-Hook Installer which allows the technician to install the j-hook without the use of a ladder or a lift.




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Build the Skills Needed to Manage Jobsites


Field Supervision and Jobsite Management I
Sept. 5, 7, 12 & 14 (4:30 – 6:30 p.m.)


$360 for BX member firms
$460 for non-member firms
To receive a refund, written cancellations must be made one week prior to the course.

On-the-job management and leadership skills are imperative in the industry. The upcoming BX Course, Field Supervision and Jobsite Management I, provides construction managers, field superintendents, foremen, leadmen and employees with all levels of experience with the methods and techniques needed to handle the management of a jobsite.
Experienced industry professionals teach what supervisors need to know and how they can best prepare for the future. Through lecture, discussion and handouts, attendees will compile their own supervisor’s manual by the end of the course.

For more information about this course, contact Jenna Wojdacz.


Meet the Instructors
  • Steve Howell, special projects division project manager (Turner Construction Co.)
  • Dwight McCabe, principal (The McCabe Companies)
  • Mike Mounts, general superintendent (Elford, Inc.)
  • Doug Reardon, president/CEO (EXXCEL Project Management, Inc.)
  • Bill Rhoads, project manager (Continental Building Co.)
  • Bob Tulett, Senior Construction Manager (Quandel Construction Group)

BX-WIN: A Unique Education Series for Your New Hires


Oct. 2, 16, 30, Nov. 6, 27 & Dec. 11 (3:00 – 5:30 p.m.)


$429 for BX member firms
$529 for non-member firms
To reserve a spot, a $50 deposit is due with registration.

Looking back on your first year in the workforce, what do you wish you had known? What advice would have made you a better contributor, sooner?

In many ways, construction, architecture and engineering can only be mastered through hands-on experience. But along with technical growth, new hires need to increase their awareness of basic business principles to fully develop as professionals. That’s why the Builders Exchange offers a unique education series, aimed at new hires (two years or less). The program is called BX “WIN” – Welcome Industry Newcomers. The six-session course will help young professionals think beyond their job description bullet points.

Topics include:

  • Relationship Building – Benefits of Making and Maintaining Positive Business Contacts
  • Communication – The Key to Nearly Every Construction Success or Disaster
  • Technology – A Look at Current Applications That May Work for Your Company
  • Ethics and Professionalism – New and Seasoned CEOs Share Their Perspectives
  • Construction Law Basics – Fundamentals for Industry Beginners
  • Employer Expectations – Going Beyond Job Description Bullet Points


For more information about BX-WIN, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

Meet Chris Kelly

Account Manager, Lehman Daman Rudolph Libbe Group
Years in the industry: 12

“The Rising Leaders program has given me the ability to form new relationships and collaborate with industry leaders on the challenges we face each day."

The Rising Leaders Institute (RLI), is an intensive, 12-session program focused on building management skills and business knowledge of high potential individuals, and preparing them to serve as the future leaders of the construction industry. The class of 2017 is the Institute’s 11th year as a prestigious leadership program with a curriculum developed for the BX by The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

For more information about the Rising Leaders Institute, or to be part of the Class of 2018, contact Jenna Wojdacz.

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course

Sept. 15, 21, 29 & Oct. 5 (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each day)


$469 for BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$509 for BX member firms
$809 for non-member firms
To receive a refund, a cancellation request must be received one week prior to the beginning date of the program.

Avoid citations by educating your employees and recommending your subcontractors to the next OSHA 30-Hour Training Course at the BX. Ideal for safety directors and field supervisors, this course provides advanced information on OSHA compliance issues, such as fall protection, electrical safety, scaffolding, trenching and the basics of OSHA.

For more information about this program, contact Shauna Byrne.

Aug. LEED: Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch


Aug. LEED Meeting
Aug. 11 (8 – 9 a.m.)


$15 for BX member firms
$30 for non-member firms
To receive a refund, written cancellations must be made one week prior to the course.

Join local NBBJ designers, Mike Suriano and Tony Murry, for a presentation about the Columbus Metropolitan Library Driving Park Branch, which has been awarded LEED Gold Certification. Participants will get an inside look at the design process for this award-winning project, learn about the connections between LEED and urban environments and hear about lessons learned by the design team.

This course is pending approval for 1 LU credit from AIA and 1 LEED hour from GBCI. For more information about this meeting, contact Kayleigh Gustafson.