There is still time to join us Thursday at the BX Open House and Silent Auction!
Come network with hundreds of industry colleagues, enjoy a traditional BBQ dinner and bid on your chance to receive sports and entertainment themed items. The event is free for ALL BX members, but you must RSVP!
Recently, the Builders Exchange proudly announced the winners of the 22nd annual BX Safety Awards with 16 companies being honored with a BX Safety Achievement Award for outstanding safety statistics and jobsite performance.
All Safety Award winners will be recognized for their safety efforts at the 125th BX Annual Meeting in November. For more information about the BX Safety Awards, contact Shane Van Bibber.
Corna Kokosing Construction Co.
Lang Masonry & Restoration Contractors
Kirk Williams Piping & Plumbing Co.
The Craftsman: Matt Pettet of Spectra Contract Flooring
His Winning Work: Terrazzo flooring at Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ambulatory Pediatrics
Sept. LEED Meeting
Sept. 8 (8 – 9 a.m.)
$30 for BX member firms
$60 for non-members firms
To receive a refund, written cancellations must be made one week prior to the course.
Take a private behind-the-scenes look at the design, construction and occupancy of the Universal Design Living Laboratory, the national demonstration home and garden. This spectacular Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Prairie Style home has achieved numerous certifications including a LEED Silver designation. Clever design features and meticulous detailing make this home convenient, functional, peaceful and safe for everyone during every stage of life — regardless of age, size or physical ability.
Mark your calendar now to join us at the Universal Design Living Laboratory (6141 Clark State Rd., Columbus). Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a continental breakfast provided. The tour begins promptly at 8 a.m. This program is approved for 1 LU/HSW credit from AIA and 1 CE hour from GBCI.
For more information about this program, contact Jenna Wojdacz.
Schools are back in session; the BX Student Outreach Program needs your help for the 2017/18 school year.
The program is presented by BX members - professionals in careers ranging from skilled trades, to construction management, to architecture. The goal is to interest young people, boys and girls, in jobs they may never have previously considered. More than 89,000 central Ohio students have been reached since the Outreach Program was initiated in 1993.
The Exchange is always seeking volunteers to serve as Outreach speakers. This opportunity will allow you to share the responsibility of inspiring tomorrow’s workforce. Presentations occur during the school year and you volunteer when it fits your schedule - whether it’s once a year or several times a month. After a brief training session, speakers visit middle and high school classrooms in teams of two and present the structured 35-minute program.
Become a volunteer for the BX Student Outreach Program today. For more information, contact Pam Austin.
Outreach Presenter Training Session
Wednesday, Sept. 6 (4 - 5 p.m.)
BX Education Room
Project Executive, Miles-McClellan Construction Co., Inc.
Years in the industry: 19
“I would recommend the Rising Leaders program to other young construction professionals because while our industry is very proprietary, the Rising Leaders provides you with a network of individuals (sometimes competitors), with whom you can discuss problems, lessons learned and best practices."
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.
Are you looking for an estimator, someone to work in the warehouse or maybe an office manager?
Post your job opening on the BX job board!
With more than 1,800 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:
Check it out at bxjobs.com!
Building Your Organization Through People
Aug. 29 (8 – 10 a.m.)
$50 per person (With 50% of net proceeds directed to the BX Foundation in support of Workforce Development efforts in central Ohio.)
To receive a refund, a written cancellation request must be made one week prior to the program.
In a competitive market for skilled labor, employers need strong teams and a company culture that encourages employee development and retention.
Learn how to attract great talent, develop strong teams and retain top performers during the program Building Your Organization Through People. In this morning workshop, Bryan Gillum (CMax Advisors) will outline the steps that innovative and motivated companies are taking to improve their organization’s performance, and you’ll discover ways to incorporate these ideas immediately.
For more information about this program, contact Deb Murphy.
About the Presenter:
An accountant by trade, Bryan Gillum was accustomed to analyzing data. As his career evolved, he began analyzing people and became skilled at understanding what motivates us. Gillum is the founder of CMax Advisors where his team uses this knowledge to help clients maximize team performance and build strong cultures.