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New Format for Ohio Construction Conference


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  March 17 | 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  March 18 | 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Online registration will open later this week through the new BX member portal at

For nearly 15 years, the Ohio Construction Conference has offered high-level professional development and industry education. This year is no exception, with one major difference. Attendees will participate from their home or office as the Conference moves to a virtual platform, keeping participant health and safety a top priority.

Construction owners, design professionals, contractors and service providers will gain leading-edge information and receive practical business solutions during the two, half-day event.

The Conference will be held the morning of March 17 and the afternoon of March 18, allowing participants to attend one or both half-day sessions. Firms who have multiple employees participate in the full-conference experience (both days) will receive the discounted pricing the Conference has consistently provided.

Program topics include:

  • Construction Trends
  • Industry Collaboration
  • Lean Construction
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Cybersecurity
  • Central Ohio Growth & Development
  • Company Culture
  • WELL Building
  • and more!

For more information about the Conference, contact Deb Murphy.




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Meet Our Leadership Program Participants


Travis Hartshorn (Thompson Excavation, Ltd.) headshot Travis Hartshorn, field manager
Years in the Industry: 23
Thompson Excavation, Ltd.


Chuck Montgomery (cHc Manufacturing, Inc.) headshot Chuck Montgomery, project manager
Years in the Industry: 20
cHc Manufacturing, Inc.


Adam Trent (Turner Construction Co.) headshot Adam Trent, foreman carpenter
Years in the Industry: 5
Turner Construction Co.


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. This is the seventh year for the program, with a class of 30 local field leaders.

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 10th year for the program, with a class of 21 local industry executives.

For more information about BXFlex or BXLX, contact Deb Murphy.

2021 Cornerstone Award: Nomination Deadline This Friday!


2021 Nomination Form

Deadline: Friday, Jan. 22

The deadline to nominate an industry leader for the 2021 BX Cornerstone Award is this Friday!

BX Cornerstone AwardThe nomination process will only take a few moments of your time, but the impact on your nominee, should they win, could last a lifetime. Candidates will be evaluated on the following criteria:

  • BX involvement
  • Community and industry involvement
  • Industry impact
  • Years of service to the industry
  • Professionalism and ethics

If chosen as a semifinalist, the nominator will be contacted to provide further details. The committee will forward their final recommendations to the BX Board of Directors for confirmation of the 2021 Cornerstone Award winner.
For more information about this award, contact Pam Austin.

Are You Looking For Employees? The BX Can Help!


Need to hire an estimator, someone to work in the warehouse or maybe a project manager?  Post your job opening on the BX Job Board!

With more than 1,000 visits in December, the BX job board is the place to have your job openings seen by individuals looking specifically for construction jobs.

It’s easy to submit a job, go to and complete the fill-in-the-blank form then click submit to BX. That’s it – your next employee may be just a click away!

Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.

Job Board Rates:

  • 2 WK Posting - $105 member firms; $205 non-member firms
  • 4 WK Posting - $130 member firms; $230 non-member firms
  • 6 WK Posting - $155 member firms; $255 non-member firms

OSHA Posting Deadline


Just a reminder that OSHA 300A Forms must be posted by Feb. 1 and the information from the 300A must be entered electronically on the OSHA website by March 2.

Check out our online safety training course, OSHA 300 Recordkeeping Requirements, at to make sure you understand the OSHA forms submission requirements. For more information regarding the posting requirement, visit the OSHA website at

For information about BX safety classes, contact Rosie Leuby.

Jan. BXYP: University Owner Update


Jan. BXYP: University Owner Update
Jan. 21 | 2 - 3:30 p.m.


$35 per employee of BX member firms
$45 per employee for non-member firms

Meet with Otterbein University, Capital University and Columbus State Community College virtually to discuss their projects for 2021 and how they have had to adjust due to the pandemic.

For more information about this or other BXYP events, contact Caroline Whitaker.

How Do Your Estimating & Bid Preparation Skills Measure Up?


Estimating & Bid Preparation
Feb. 2, 4, 9 & 11 | 4 - 6 p.m. each day
Builders Exchange


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

Estimating and Bid Preparation will take you back to the basics with organizational tools to meet today's short deadlines, reduced margins for error and ongoing competition.

Experienced industry estimators share the fundamentals of job cost estimating - from beginning to end - and cover the steps needed to prepare a clear bid. Course instructors include:

  • Lori Bongiorno (M + A Architects)
  • David Ault (Elford, Inc.)
  • Dexter Housman (Elford, Inc.)
  • Mike Kray (Gilbane Building Company)
  • Mark Setterlin (Setterlin Building Company)
  • Phil Stafa (Korda/Nemeth Engineering, Inc.)

For more information about this course, contact Caroline Whitaker.

First Aid/CPR/AED Certification


Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Feb. 4 | 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Builders Exchange


$50 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$70 per employee of BX member firms
$100 per employee of non-member firms

If you don’t have a first aid/CPR/AED certification card, or it’s time to renew your certification, you need to register now as our Standard First Aid/CPR/AED classes are filling quickly.

Participants will not only learn the basics of first aid, how to administer CPR and the proper use of an AED, they will also leave this course feeling confident and prepared to help in an emergency. Class size is limited to provide each participant a personal manikin for skill practice and testing.

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will receive an American Safety & Health Institute certification card, valid for two years.

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


In the event of state or federal mandates that prohibit in-person classes, registrants will be notified and information regarding rescheduling will be provided as confirmed.

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 You an Effective Online Presenter?


Mastering Virtual Meetings & Presentations
Feb. 11 |  10 - 11:30 a.m.


$199 per employee of BX member firms or $525 for project teams of 3
$299 per employee of non-member firms

After months of virtual interactions with owners and project teams, many online presenters are still being derailed by a webcam and other distractions.

Anthony Huey (Reputation Management, LLC) headshotConstruction firms have trusted Anthony Huey (Reputation Management, LLC) to help them prepare for in-person presentations for years. Let him help your team prepare for their next virtual presentation with tips about mastering online technology and becoming a more effective virtual presenter.

Attendees will leave the session with tips on:

  • Camera angles
  • Backgrounds
  • Audio
  • Lighting
  • Visual aides
  • Team transitions
  • Engaging a virtual audience
  • Avoiding distractions
  • …and more!

Whether you’re using Zoom, Teams, Skype, Google hangouts or a multitude of other platforms, this highly-engaging session will make sure you look and sound your best.

Participants may register individually or take advantage of special project team pricing to ensure everyone is on the same virtual page.

For more information about this course, contact Deb Murphy.

New Safety B.I.T.E Series


B.I.T.E. Series:
Yes, No, Dos & Don'ts: Most Common Safety Misunderstandings

Feb. 24 |  11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


$39 per employee of BX member firms
$49 per employee of non-member firms

Join industry expert panelists as they dive into some of the most commonly misunderstood construction safety issues during the new B.I.T.E (Bring In The Experts) series!

This series is designed to allow leaders from multiple discplines the ability to share their insights on topics that affect safety in the commercial construction industry. Each session will feature different panelists and topics. The program format includes a panel discussion followed by an open Q&A forum to have your specific question answered.

This session features three industry specialists with well-rounded knowledge who will answer some of the most misunderstood questions on OSHA guidance, jobsite visits, inspections, exposure risk and more.

For more information about this or any safety course, contact Rosie Leuby.



Brian Basbagill
(Safex, Inc.)

A Certified Safety Professional (CSP) with more than 20 years of construction safety experience, Brian is an OSHA authorized instructor for 10- & 30-HR training, as well as other construction safety topics.
Steve Gloeckner
(Haughn & Associates, Inc.)

Steve is focused on building and servicing clients in commercial, surety and personal policy lines. He holds the designation of Accredited Advisor in Insurance, along with his Property and Casualty Insurance License.
Michael Pascoe
(Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP)

A trial lawyer with experience in a wide range of commercial litigation, Mike routinely manages breach of contract claims, construction disputes and more. Mike represents clients before the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission.

BXLX 2.0 Open to All Leaders


BXLX 2.0
March 31, April 15 & May 11
Time & Location Vary


$1,500 per employee of BX member firms
$2,000 per employee of non-member firms


Initially developed for graduates of the BX Executive Leadership Experience, the upcoming BXLX 2.0 series is open to any industry executive seeking advanced leadership development.

The program provides an opportunity for execs to take their leadership skills to the next level by focusing on organizational change, team building and the latest research devoted to leadership.

The three-part series led by Jim Krug (Advanced Performance Group) and Paul Jones (Center for Creative Leadership) includes:

  • Handling Organizational Conflict & Change (March 31)
  • The Latest Trends in Leadership (April 15)
  • The Art & Science of Team Building (May 11)

Each session includes a corresponding leadership assessment, and participants will have access to one-on-one coaching to develop a personalized leadership plan.

For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.

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 Kendall Shonkwiler.