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This week's featured BX Craftsmanship Award Winner!

2020 BX Craftsmanship Award Winning crew from The Superior Group

The Crew:

James Estes, Calvin Hatem, Aaron Lockhart, Shawn McDaniel and Rich Seevers, Sr. (not pictured) of The Superior Group

The Winning Work:

Electrical installation at Cologix DC03/04

 


The crew from The Superior Group are responsible for the impressive electrical conduit work at Cologix DC03/04.

Work at the data center included medium- and low-voltage installations, fire alarm and lighting control systems, power monitoring and temperature controls. All installations, regardless of location or criticality, were required to be in a minimum of electrical metallic tubing or Robroy conduit, if exposed to environmental conditions. A black and white color scheme was also a requirement for all exposed conduit. Over 10,000 labor hours were used on conduit alone. Working a significant amount of after hours and weekend shifts, the crew operated on a compressed schedule in an occupied building with minimal interruption to operations. Planning and communication with the client and multiple trades onsite was critical to the overall success of the project.

All five are members of IBEW Local Union 683. This is the fourth crew award for The Superior Group.

 For information about the BX Craftsmanship Awards, contact Pam Austin.

Cast Your Vote: BX Board Elections

BX Annual Meeting
Nov. 12 | 4 p.m.
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Although the event is free, you will need to register to receive the link to the program.

 


Voting is underway for the five endorsed candidates interested in open positions on the BX Board of Directors. The term for each candidate will be for two years, from Jan. 1, 2021 to Dec. 31, 2022. Exchange members who hold voting privileges were sent a link with ballot information. The approved candidates will be announced Monday, Nov. 16.

The five nominees represent a wealth of service to the Builders Exchange, the industry and the community. They are:

Charlie Egbert (Turner Construction Co.) headshotCHARLIE EGBERT > TURNER CONSTRUCTION CO.
Charlie Egbert is vice president, operations manager at Turner Construction Company’s Columbus office and has been in the construction industry for 28 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in building sciences from Auburn University. Seeking his third term on the BX Board of Directors, Egbert is a graduate of the BX Executive Leadership Experience. He has been a BX Craftsmanship Awards judge, served as a champion for the Rising Leaders Institute, served on the Cornerstone Review Committee and is an Outreach Program speaker. Egbert previously served on the Board of Directors for the Easter Seals of Central and Southeast Ohio.

Dan Geers (Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc.) headshotDAN GEERS > JEZERINAC GEERS & ASSOCIATES, INC.
Dan Geers is president at Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc. and has been in the construction industry for 22 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from The Ohio State University and a master's in structural engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Seeking his fourth term on the BX Board of Directors, Geers is a graduate of both the Rising Leaders Institute and BX Executive Leadership Experience. He has been a BX Craftsmanship Awards judge, and has served on the BX Cornerstone Review Committee and the BX Board Nominating Committee. He is a member of the Society of Professional Engineers and the Structural Engineering Association of Ohio.

Matt Greenwood (Construction Systems, Inc.) headshotMATT GREENWOOD > CONSTRUCTION SYSTEMS, INC.
Matt Greenwood, president of Construction Systems Inc., has been in the construction industry for 20 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from The Ohio State University. Seeking his third term on the BX Board of Directors, Greenwood is a graduate of the Rising Leaders Institute and BX Executive Leadership Experience. He has been an instructor for the “Estimating and Bid Preparation” course at the BX, has served as a BX Craftsmanship Awards judge, a Scholarship Trustee and on the BX Board Nominating Committee. Greenwood is a LEED Accredited Professional through the Green Building Certification Institute and is also a board member of the Associated General Contractors of Central Ohio.

John Harper (Speer Mechanical) headshotJOHN HARPER > SPEER MECHANICAL
John Harper is president at Speer Mechanical and has been in the construction industry for more than 30 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Franklin University and completed the MCAA Advanced Leadership Institute at Babson College. Seeking his second term on the BX Board of Directors, Harper is a graduate of the BX Executive Leadership Experience, served as a champion for the Rising Leaders Institute and has served on the BX Cornerstone Review Committee. Harper is a board member of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Ohio.

Matt McClellan (Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc.) headshotMATT MCCLELLAN > MILES-MCCLELLAN CONSTRUCTION CO., INC.
Matt McClellan is president at Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc. and has been in the construction industry for 29 years. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University and a master’s in business administration, real estate and development from The Ohio State University. Seeking his first term on the BX Board of Directors, McClellan served as a champion for the Rising Leaders Institute, has served on the BX Cornerstone Review Committee and as a BX Scholarship Trustee. McClellan is a member of the FMI Peer Group, the Upper Arlington Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors for the Young President’s Organization and Star House.

 


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Learn to Recognize the Signs & Symptoms of Substance Abuse

 

DFSP Employee Education
Nov. 10 | 8 - 9 a.m.
IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL

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$40 per employee of BX member firms
$60 per employee of non-member firms

 

DFSP Supervisor Training
Nov. 10 | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.
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$60 per employee of BX member firms
$80 per employee of non-member firms


Every business has a responsibility to ensure a safe and secure work environment. Determining reasonable suspicion of an employee who may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be difficult for even the most seasoned managers or coworkers.

The BX Drug-Free Safety Program provides your employees with information on their company policy, their responsibilities and rights, and the resources available to them. Supervisors will learn observation techniques for common performance problems and how to document their observations.

This program is being offered in-person and virtually. In-person seating is limited; and once filled, all registrants will be added to the live virtual program. If you are interested in the virtual presentation only, email Lisa Graham to receive the registration link.

Supervising the Field, Managing the Jobsite

 

Field Supervision & Jobsite Management II
Nov. 10, 11, 16 & 19 | 4 - 6 p.m. each day
IN-PERSON or VIRTUAL

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$360 per employee of BX member firms
$460 per employee of non-member firms

 


Looking for the perfect way to expand your management and organization skills? The Field Supervision & Jobsite Management II class will provide training on leadership techniques and show you how to become a practical manager who can provide solutions to project problems.

Attendees will learn advanced scheduling techniques, risk management strategies, and how to manage a diverse team. Course topics include:

  • Negotiation and Motivation
  • Project Start Up, Job Meetings and Self-Management
  • Scheduling and Contingency Planning
  • Documentation and Risk Management

Prerequisite: The BX program Field Supervision & Jobsite Management I or at least six months of experience as a field leader.

This program is being offered in-person and virtually. In-person seating is limited; and once filled, all registrants will be added to the live virtual program. If you are interested in the online presentation only, email Caroline Whitaker to receive the registration link.

 


The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited.    | READ MORE |

Last First Aid Class of 2020

 

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Nov. 11 | 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
IN-PERSON

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$49 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$69 per employee of BX member firms
$99 per employee of non-member firms

 


First aid will always be an important and useful skill for everyone to know. Make sure your employees know how to administer CPR, properly use an AED, assess the need for first aid and what steps to take until EMS arrives.

Participants of this class will leave feeling more confident in their ability to bridge the gap between an accident or sudden illness and the arrival of EMS. They will receive an American Safety & Health Institute certification card, valid for two (2) years.

For more information about this class or to schedule a company-specific session, contact Rosie Leuby.

 


The Builders Exchange has implemented measures in consultation with public health authorities to ensure our protocols help you feel safe while attending onsite events. An air purification (ionization) system has been installed on HVAC units at the BX to cleanse air circulating through the building. Masks are currently mandatory and class size is limited.    | READ MORE |

Are Your Field Leaders Leading the Jobsite?

 

Leadership on the Jobsite
Nov. 16 & 17 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. each day
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$360 per employee of BX member firms
$460 per employee of non-member firms

 


It’s important for your field leaders to remain calm when the unexpected happens on the jobsite. Provide them the training to become a good leader and have the ability to push their team past the status quo.

Local industry experts who understand their challenges will provide practical and useful solutions and explain the essentials of developing leadership skills.

For more information this course, contact Caroline Whitaker.

 

MEET THE INSTRUCTORS:

Dwight McCabe (The McCabe Companies) headshot
Dwight McCabe

(The McCabe Companies)

Jim Negron (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.) headshot
Jim Negron

(Corna Kokosing Construction Co.)

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Planning for 2021? Get Tips for Navigating the Unknown

 

Preparing for the New Year: Legal & Financial Considerations
Nov. 17 | 9 - 10:30 a.m.
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$39 per employee of BX member firms
$49 per employee of non-member firms

 


If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that preparation, having a plan B and being willing to adjust your plan are vital in today’s world.

As you make the leap to 2021, we’ve asked legal and financial advisors to the construction industry to share their recommendations for navigating the planning process.

Attorneys Don Gregory and Mike Madigan (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter) will address the legal issues industry leaders need to be aware of in the new year, while Doug Houser (Rea & Associates, Inc., CPAs) explores the accounting, economic and financial concerns.

For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.


MEET THE PRESENTERS

Don Gregory (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter) headshot
Don Gregory
is director and chair of the Construction Law Practice at Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter and stays abreast of cutting-edge developments in the industry by serving many of the leading national construction trade associations as their general counsel.
Doug Houser (Rea & Associates, LLC) headshot
Doug Houser
is a principal and director of Construction & Real Estate Services at Rea & Associates, Inc., CPAs. His areas of expertise include: financing structures, cash flow and balance sheet management, succession planning and long-term capital/liquidity event guidance.
Mike Madigan (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter) headshot
Mike Madigan
is a director at Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter and focuses his practice primarily in the areas of construction law and litigation, advising clients on mechanic’s lien, collections and other issues in the construction industry.

Mix Up Some Holiday Cheer with the BXYPs!

 

Dec. BXYP: Virtual Cocktail Making Class
Dec. 3 | 4 - 6 p.m.
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$35 per employee of BX member firms
$45 per employee of non-member firms

 


Mix up some holiday cheer with the BXYPs at their next event! Although we can’t hold a traditional event, that doesn’t mean we have to skip out on our holiday happy hour!

Learn how to make two holiday drinks with High Bank Distillery from wherever you are. Better yet, get the office together and have a Holiday party – social distance style!

Your registration will include one kit with everything you need to make both cocktails. These will be available for pick up at the BX.

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Caroline Whitaker for more information.

Local Project Leads

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.

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