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Congratulations 2020 BX Craftsmanship Award Recipients!

Three individuals and seven crews will be honored this year with a BX Craftsmanship Award. The recipients were evaluated by the Craftsmanship Committee and selected based on the following criteria:

  • Quality of work/workmanship
  • Level of difficulty/complexity
  • Ingenuity/initiative
  • Coordination/time frame
  • Achievement of project goals
Profiles of the winners and their work will be published in future issues of the BX eNewsletter. The 2020 BX Craftsmanship Award recipients are:

Individual Awards:

  • Todd Snyder (Acoustic Ceiling & Partition Co.) for the drywall, metal framing and ceiling work at a financial institution; nominated by Kayleigh Buchbinder (Acoustic Ceiling & Partition Co.)
  • Mark Manzo (Pierce Construction, Inc.) for the finished carpentry at the Arena Grand; nominated by Eric Bull (Elford, Inc.)
  • Nick Keller (Speer Mechanical) for the chiller and cooling tower replacement at 280 Plaza; nominated by Gregg Stewart (Speer Mechanical)

Crew Awards:

  • Carmella Biser, John Duty, Charlie Griffith, Lawrence Rice and Ryan Saunders (Mid-City Electric / Technologies) for the electrical installation at the Franklin County Forensic Science Center; nominated by Austin Nichols (Mid-City Electric / Technologies)
  • Nick Bowman, Tom Bowman, Duane Murray, Alan Newsom, and Kin Yu (Mock Woodworking Co.) for the architectural woodwork at Del Mar SoCal Kitchen; nominated by Cole Tomplait (Mock Woodworking Co.)
  • Alex Alvarez, Don Graber, Jim Javins and Andrew Pyzik (Pierce Construction, Inc.) for the millwork installation at the Moxy; nominated by Oliver Pierce (Pierce Construction, Inc.)
  • Jeremy Amaya, Craig Gibson, Scott Janiszewski, Don White and Fred Zingale (Pioneer Cladding and Glazing) for the curtainwall and metal panel exterior wall system at the Columbus Metropolitan Library Dublin Branch; nominated by Litany Zenz (Turner Construction Co.)
  • Frank Cavallaro, Ryan Dietrich, Joe Holter and Larry Pyers (Sauer Group, Inc.) for the steam, chilled water and condenser water piping installation at Nationwide Children’s Hospital West Energy Plant; nominated by Tom Ebner (Sauer Group, Inc.)
  • James Estes, Calvin Hatem, Aaron Lockhart, Shawn McDaniel and Rich Seevers, Sr. (The Superior Group) for the electrical installation at Cologix DC03/04; nominated by Jonathan Patton (The Superior Group)
  • Butch Adams, Anthony Carango, Frank Lewis, Jr., Tyler Moening and Justin Rinehart (Wanner MetalWorx) for the fabrication and installation of the structural steel support system for the kinetic façade at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Ohio Center Garage; nominated by Josh Cosgrove (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.)

Register Now for Clay Shoot to Benefit the BX Foundation

 

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Salas O'Brien is spearheading the fifth annual Sporting Clays Classic at Black Wing Shooting Center on Sept. 18 to raise funds to benefit the Builders Exchange Foundation. Last year, nearly $20,000 was donated. Mark you calendar now to join us for a day of fun that will help the future of the industry.

 

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BX Job Board – Your Online Employment Resource

 

Are you looking for an estimator, someone to work in the warehouse or maybe an office manager? 

Post Your Job!

With more than 1,300 visits in July, the BX job board is the place to have your job openings seen by individuals looking specifically for construction jobs.

It’s easy to post your job opening:

  • Go to www.bxjobs.com
  • Complete the fill-in-the-blank form
  • Click “submit to BX”

That’s it – your next employee may be just a click away!

Contact Sanda Elkins with any questions.

Calculating and Reporting Prevailing Wage

 

Prevailing Wage: Legal Liability and Compliance

Sept. 1 | 10 a.m. - Noon
In-Person & Online

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$49 per employee of BX member firms
$59 per employee of non-member firms


Complying with prevailing wage laws can be confusing for contractors who don’t perform a lot of public work. In Ohio, prevailing wages are updated weekly according to new collective bargaining contracts submitted to the Department of Labor, and contractors must pay construction workers at least the prevailing wages and benefits in the area which they are working.

Avoid the costly penalties for non-compliance by joining Nick Nykulak (Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co., L.P.A.) as he explains the Ohio law and helps your team understand how the requirements impact your company.

A certified specialist in labor and employment law, Nykulak will also provide attendees with sample forms to assist with prevailing wage calculations and reporting on public work projects.

This program is being offered in-person and virtually. In-person seating is limited to ensure social distancing. Once filled, all registrants will be added to the live virtual program.

If you are interested in the online presentation only, or need more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.

 


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 |



INSTRUCTOR

Nick Nykulak (Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co., L.P.A.)  headshotNick Nykulak (Ross, Brittain & Schonberg Co., L.P.A.) is a partner who focuses his practice on labor and employment law. Nick advises employers on personnel policies, state and federal prevailing wage compliance, construction and competitive bidding laws, state and federal wage and hour regulations, civil rights laws, ERISA and a variety of NLRA issues.

Layman’s Look at Construction: All the Basics!

 

Layman's Look at Construction
Sept. 3 | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

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$180 per employee of BX member firms
$280 per employee of non-member firms

 


Whether your firm is a general contractor, subcontractor or vendor, this course is an excellent opportunity for those new to the industry to learn about the key players on a project and how they all work together.

This updated course follows the storyline of a real project and is taught by two local construction experts, Adrienne Sraver (Hill International) and Mac Ware (OSU). This fun and interactive course will have your new hires up-to-speed on the basics of how a construction project flows, allowing them to be more productive.

For more information about this course, contact Caroline Whitaker.

 


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 |

Advance Your Safety Training with the OSHA 30-Hour Course

 

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course
Sept. 4, 11, 18 & 25 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day

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$469 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$509 per employee of BX member firms
$809 per employee of non-member firms

 


This advanced safety course provides comprehensive information on a variety of OSHA compliance issues.

Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) headshotInstructor Meg DeWerth (DeWerth Safety Services) will provide detailed information and a variety of training on an expanded list of topics associated with workplace hazards. Among the topics to be discussed are:

  • OSHA’s focus four hazards
  • Confined space
  • Tools
  • Ladders
  • PPE

Participants will receive a current OSHA code book, a course completion card and lunch is included. For more information about this course or to schedule a company-specific class, 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 |

Health Insurance Option for Employers with 50+ Employees

 

BX Health Care Option for Employers with 50+ Employees

Sept. 15 | 9 - 10 a.m.
ONLINE | Log-in information will be provided to registrants.

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There is no cost for this program, but you must register.


The BX’s new Alliance Saver Program allows BX members with over 50 full-time, qualified employees to save at least 1% on annual premiums, but could potentially save up to 5% if ancillary benefits are added.

Join Jason Abrams (Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield) and Dean Stitz (McGohan Brabender) as they address:

  • Choice of plans, from industry-leading health plans to PPO plans
  • Administrative convenience of working with one carrier
  • Extensive selection of providers and lower in-network costs

For information about the BX Alliance Save Program or this webinar, contact Stacy Sleeper.

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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