Course Catalog

The Builders Exchange offers a variety of education, safety and professional development programs designed specifically for the construction industry. Use our searchable catalog to learn more about these courses, suggested participants and the next available offering.

For more information about courses for you or your employees, contact BX Director of Conference & Professional Development, Deb Murphy at 614.486.9521 x215.

COURSE CATALOG (.pdf)

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A Call to Action on Opioids in Construction

Have You Been Affected by the Opioid Crisis?

Substance misuse, substance use disorder and suicide are three major issues that are taking people’s lives. With the construction industry personally impacting the top ranges of all three issues, it's no wonder that these problems intersect so much for the construction workforce. 

Cal Beyer, senior director of SAFE Workplaces for national nonprofit SAFE Project, will explain proven strategies on first dose prevention to help lower these alarming statistics.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD


Cost

TBD

AIA Documents

Learn how the current AIA documents differ from past versions, as well as about the various changes and modifications that have been proposed.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD
(1-day course)

 

Cost

$49 | BX Member Firms
$59 | Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.


Avoiding Litigation

From proper contract negotiation to ensuring the contract is being followed; a Top 10 List of legal and project management tips for staying on the job and out of litigation.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD
8 - 10:30 AM
(1-day Course)


Cost

$55 BX Member Firms
$65 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Bridging the Generation Gap

With four generations in the workforce, understanding the unique characteristics of Boomers and Zoomers is the key to successful leadership at all levels. Discover the factors that contribute to different workplace styles and leave with easy strategies to lead each generation.

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD
8 - 11:30 AM
(1-day Course)

 

Cost

$349 | BX Member Firms
$449 | Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Building Exceptional Teams

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn the five common dysfunctions of a team and the four areas that several researchers have found to be critical in the development of effective teams. This fun, energizing, insightful workshop will help you recognize and talk through problems that may be holding your team back.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

TBD
8 AM - NOON
(1-day course)


Cost

$359 | BX Member Firms
$459 | Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year's information, not current/future cost.

Confined Space

This course provides an in-depth look at confined space. It will cover everything you need to know about access/egress, multiple entry points, how to properly equip a harness and the standby services that are required

The course also offers hands-on simulator training where participants will have to put what they've learned into action. Participants will face real world situations such as navigating through smoke and other environmental hazards. Upon successful completion of this course, participants will receive a Confined Space Entry Certification.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Manager
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

 TBD
8 AM - 4:30 PM
(1 day course)


 

Cost

$495 BX Member Firms
$605 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Construction Basics 101

Learn the stages of a construction project and how the different trades work together. The program follows the timeline of an actual project from beginning to end.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration

Next Offered

2025
8 AM - NOON
(1-day course)


 

Cost 

$199 BX Member Firms
$299 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Construction Drawings 101

Through lecture and interactive work with a set of commercial drawings, this course provides the fundamental knowledge of reading and understanding blueprints. You’ll learn about the general terms, where to find information and how trades interrelate.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Field Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

Sept. 10 & 12, 2024
4 - 6 PM
(2-day course)

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Cost

$199 BX Member Firms
$299 Non-Member Firms

Construction Drawings 201

Go beyond the basics of reading and learn to interpret plans and anticipate potential problems. Through hands-on practice, you’ll be guided through site, structural, HVAC, plumbing and electrical drawings.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Field Management
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management

Next Offered

Oct. 8, 10, 15 & 17, 2024
4 - 6 PM
(4-day course)

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Cost

$399 | BX Member Firms
$499 | Non-Member Firms

Construction Finance 101

This course will help non-financial staff understand how a project budget is compiled and how each decision you make in the field plays into it. You’ll learn to read a budget and how to understand and apply this financial information to your projects.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

2025
8 - 10 AM
(1-day course)


 

Cost

$199 BX Member Firms
$299 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Customer Relations for the Field Force

A positive first impression can make a huge difference to a customer. This course will help you understand owner needs and how to best represent your company during meetings and on the jobsite.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Field Management
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

Nov. 5 & 7, 2024
4 - 6 PM
(2-day course)

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Cost

$199 | BX Member Firms
$299 | Non-Member Firms

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Construction

Learn about sustainable diversity as a business strategy and means to a better bottom line. Recognize the individual prejudices that we all carry and how to interact with people as individuals, rather than as members of a certain group .

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD

 

Cost

$329 | BX Member Firms
$429 | Non-Member Firms
$850 | Group of 3

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Drug-Free Safety Program Training (Employee & Supervisor)

Employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities, rights and resources available to them. Supervisors will review and update necessary procedures.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

Employee: 8 - 9 AM
Supervisor: 9 - 10 AM
(1-day course)

2024
Sept. 12
Nov. 8

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Cost

Employee:
$50 | BX Member Firms
$70 | Non-Member Firms

Supervisor:
$70 | BX Member Firms
$90 | Non-Member Firms

Estimating and Bid Preparation

This course covers the basic organizational tools required to meet today’s short deadlines and ongoing competition. Learn the fundamentals of job cost estimating and the steps needed to prepare a clear bid.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Field Management
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management

Next Offered

2025
4 - 6 PM
(4-day course)


 

Cost

$399 BX Member Firms
$499 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Executive Leadership Experience (BXLX)

Built for senior-level executives in construction companies, this 11-session program has topics ranging from leadership essentials to risk management and includes valuable networking opportunities.

 

Company Roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

Sept. 2024
(11-session program)


Class of 2025 Application

 

Cost

$6,500 | BX Member Firms
$7,500 | Non-Member Firms

Field Leadership Excellence Series (BXFlex)

An eight-session program designed for field force managers. The focus of this series is on developing the management abilities of current and future jobsite leaders.

 

Company Roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Manager
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

Oct. 2024
2 - 5:30 PM
(8-session program)

Class of 2025 Application


Cost

$4,200 | BX Member Firms
$5,200 | Non-Member Firms

Field Supervision 101

Learn the methods and techniques needed for both leadership and management of today’s jobsites. Through lecture, discussion and handouts, you’ll compile your own supervisor’s manual by the end of this course.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Manager
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

2025
4 - 6 PM
(4-day course)

 

Cost

$399 BX Member Firms
$499 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Field Supervision 201

This course builds on skills learned in Field Supervision 101 and provides techniques to become practical managers who can provide solutions to project problems. You’ll learn advanced scheduling techniques, risk management strategies and skills for managing a diverse team. 

Prerequisite: Field Supervision 101 or at least 6 months of experience as a field superintendent.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

Sept. 17, 19, 24 & 26, 2024
4 - 6 PM
(4-day course)

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Cost

$399 | BX Member Firms
$499 | Non-Member Firms

Going for the Leadership Gold

Go for the gold standard of leadership. In this workshop, leaders and aspiring leaders will explore effective delegation, how to inspire their team for success and six keys to a winning team. 

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD
8 - 11:30 AM
(1-day class)


Cost

$359 | BX Member Firms
$459 | Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Leadership on the Jobsite

Learn the essentials of leadership and the challenges that come with holding a position of authority. You’ll learn about different leadership styles, motivation techniques and the difference between leading and managing.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

2025
4 - 6 PM
(4-day course)


 

Cost

$399 BX Member Firms
$499 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Managing Conflict & Confrontation

Discover how to properly manage conflict and confrontation. You'll learn about the communication challenges we all face, tips for mediation, emotional control and understanding bias in conflict.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

Sept. 24, 2024
8 AM - NOON
(1-day course)

REGISTER NOW

 

Cost

$349 BX Member Firms
$449 Non-Member Firms

Managing From the Middle Series

This three-part series helps middle managers explore the key attributes of middle management “MUSCLES” and provide personal growth and development opportunities.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

2025
8 AM - NOON
(3-session program)


 

Cost

$1,700 BX Member Firms
$2,000 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Mastering Assertive Communication

Learn to be assertive without being abrasive. Discover a three-step assertive communication process, listening tips, how to give constructive feedback and how to effectively deal with difficult people.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD
(1-day course)

Cost

$295 BX Member Firms
$395 Non-Member Firms


**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Negotiation Skills

Discover the core components to successful negotiations. Through class exercises, learn about managing emotions, how to handle difficult people and learn comprehensive planning elements.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD

Cost

TBD

Ohio Construction Conference

A one-day event where construction owners, design professionals, contractors, suppliers and service providers gather to gain leading-edge information, receive practical business solutions and network with hundreds of industry leaders.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

March 12, 2025
7 AM - 5 PM
(1-day conference)


Cost

$400 Full-day
$300 Half-day (AM or PM)

$975 Group of 3

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Ohio Mechanics’ Lien Law: The Hows & Whys of the Paperwork

Learn who can file an Ohio mechanic’s lien and how to properly file a lien. You’ll also learn what is required to protect your company’s lien rights.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management

Next Offered

Dec. 5, 2024
8 - 10 AM
(1-day course - GCs & Owners)

REGISTER NOW

 

Cost

$225 | BX Member Firms
$325 | Non-Member Firms

OSHA 10-Hour Training Course

The entry-level class is designed to teach the basics of construction safety. Topics covered include proper fall protection, how to protect yourself and others, how to handle electrical hazards, the dangers of scaffolding, trenching hazards and more.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

Company-Specific Class Upon Request
(Contact Ashton Chapman to schedule)

8 AM - 2:30 PM
(2-day course)

 

Cost

TBD

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course

Provides in-depth knowledge of OSHA compliance issues and guidelines. Topics include general worksite safety, avoiding common hazards, understanding workers' rights, employer responsibilities and more.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

Sept. 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2024
8 AM - 4:30 PM
(4-day course)

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Cost

$535 | BX Member Firms
$835 | Non-Member Firms

Prevailing Wage

Information will be provided to help you understand the requirements of Ohio’s prevailing wage law and how it impacts your company. You will also learn about the federal requirements.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management

Next Offered

2025
10 AM - NOON
(1-day course)

 


 

Cost

$55 BX Member Firms
$65 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Project Management for Contractors

This course will provide the basic strategies for building a quality team, making decisions under pressure, organizing projects and much more. You’ll learn skills for managing a project from overview to close-out.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

2025
4 - 6 PM
(4-day course)


Cost

$399 BX Member Firms
$499 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Qualified Rigging & Signal Person Training

This competent person training course will lead you through the construction industry requirements and safety regulations. It includes tips to help you remember important requirements and features a pre-test and post-test to obtain a certification card.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

Nov. 12, 2024
7:30 AM - 4 M
(1-day course)

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Cost

$335 | BX Member Firms
$435 | Non-Member Firms


Rising Leaders Institute

The Rising Leaders Institute (RLI) is an intensive program that includes classroom time, case studies, projects and networking to help develop well-rounded leadership skills with topics ranging from business operations to branding. RLI is a partnership through the OSU Fisher College of Business.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

Feb. 2025
11:30 AM - 4 PM
(12-session program)

Cost

$4,600 BX Member Firms
$5,600 Non-Member Firms


**Note: Costs in red are previous year's information, not current/future costs

Scheduling 101

Learn to build and maintain efficient schedules that work well for everyone. This course includes information on proven scheduling techniques and the various methods that are available.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Estimating
  • Field Management
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management

Next Offered

2025
3 - 6 PM
(1-day course)


 

Cost

$199 BX Member Firms
$299 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED Training

Learn the basics of first aid including when and how to respond to an emergency. You’ll get hands-on practice with bandaging, performing CPR and how to properly use an AED.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

8 AM - 12:30 PM
(1-day course)

Aug. 20, 2024
Oct. 4, 2024
Nov. 15, 2024

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Cost

$90 | BX Member Firms
$120 | Non-Member Firms

Successful Project Documentation

This course provides the knowledge to help you identify project risks and explains how to manage potential damages through proper documentation.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Information Technology
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

 Oct. 24, 2024
3 - 6 PM
(1-day course)

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Cost

$150 | BX Member Firms
$250 | Non-Member Firms

Suicide: Prevent the Next Statistic

Construction has one of the highest rates of suicide in America. With the unfortunate fact that everyone is susceptible to dark thoughts, this training can be useful to not just supervisors or managers, but to every employee. Specifically tailored for the construction industry with a focus on the early warning signs of suicide and the proper steps to assist anyone going through a mental health crisis.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD
8 - 10 AM
(1-day course)

 

Cost

$50 per person

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Surveying for Construction

Provides interactive training to help develop skills necessary to spot problems and improve accuracy during the building layout phase. You’ll have the opportunity to use surveying equipment and other building layout tools.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Field Management
  • Project Management
  • Tradesperson

Next Offered

2025
4 - 6 PM
(2-day course)

 

 

 

 

Cost

$270 | BX Member Firms
$370 | Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.

Workers’ Comp Claims Management

Get answers to questions on accident investigations, EMR, unemployment, absence management and more during an interactive workshop to help you understand the Ohio workers’ compensation claims process.

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Estimating
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Finance/Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

2024

(1-day course)

 

 

Cost

TBD

Workplace Safety Culture

Learn how one regional safety director changed the safety, and ultimately company culture at the Wexner Medical Center project over the span of one year. You’ll discover how communication, respect, interest and genuine connections shaped a jobsite into an environment where the employees get excited about safety and their work. 

 

Company roles for which this course may be appropriate.

  • Business Development/Sales
  • Executive Leader
  • Field Management
  • Human Resources
  • Office Administration
  • Project Management
  • Safety

Next Offered

TBD
1 - 3 PM
(1-day course)


 

Cost

$59 BX Member Firms
$69 Non-Member Firms

**Note: Costs in red are previous year’s information, not current/future cost.