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Conference Early Bird Registration Ends Friday!


Ohio Construction Conference LogoOhio Construction Conference
March 11 | 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
The Ohio Union (1739 N. High St., 43210)


$270 per person for full-day
$175 per person for half-day
Group Discount: 3 full-day registrations for $585


Early bird pricing ends Friday, register today for the best deal!

Early response to the Ohio Construction Conference has been tremendous, with several hundred industry professionals already registered for a day of continuing education and networking on March 11.

This year’s conference features programming for your human resources staff, risk and technology departments, project teams – and company leadership. Full- and half-day options are available and discounts are provided for attendees in groups of three.

For more information about the conference, contact Deb Murphy.





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Meet Our Leadership Program Participants


Mark Muter (Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd.) headshot Mark Muter, president
Years in the Industry: 40
Settle-Muter Electric, Ltd.


Roy Thomas (Thompson Concrete Construction, Ltd.) headshot Roy Thomas, crew leader/carpenter
Years in the Industry: 12
Thompson Concrete Construction, Ltd.


Buddy Werner (Corna Kokosing Construction Co.) headshot Buddy Werner, assistant superintendent
Years in the Industry: 19
Corna Kokosing 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. The Class of 2020 was the sixth year of the program, with 32 field leaders from BX member firms completing the course this month. Applications for the Class of 2021 are now being accepted.

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 ninth year for the program, with a class of 24 local industry executives.

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

Is Your Safety Program Award Worthy?


2020 BX Safety Awards
Application Deadline: Friday, March 27

Achievement Application          Innovation Application


Recognize those who work hard to achieve excellence in safety, submit your application for one or both of the 2020 BX Safety Awards! For the past 25 years, the Builders Exchange has recognized companies who go the extra mile to achieve excellence in safety.

There are two types of awards available – the BX Safety Achievement Award and the BX Innovation Award. Companies may receive one or both of the awards. There is no pre-determined number of recipients in either category. Take the first step to join the ranks of nearly 100 award-winning companies – submit your application today!

For more information about the BX Safety Awards, contact Rosie Leuby.

BX Job Board – Your Online Employment Resource


Are you looking for an estimator, a project manager, someone to work in the field office or maybe a safety manager? Then you should post your job opening on the BX Job Board!

The BX Job Board was searched more than 1,100 times during January. Was your job posted for these individuals who were 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.

Advance Your Safety Training with the OSHA 30-Hour Course


OSHA 30-Hour Training Course
March 6, 13, 20 & 27 | 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. each day


$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 designed for safety professionals, foremen and field supervisors provides comprehensive information on a variety of OSHA compliance issues.

Along with industry-expert guest speakers, instructor Brian Basbagil (Safex, Inc.) 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.


About the instructor:

Brian Basbagill (Safex, Inc.) headshotBrian Basbagill (Safex, Inc.) is a Certified Safety Professional® (CSP) with more than 20 years of construction and manufacturing safety experience. In addition to his 13 years of safety consulting experience, Brian has worked in manufacturing as an EHS leader and performed various safety roles in construction.

A Substance-Free Jobsite Is a Team Effort


DFSP Employee Education
March 19 | 8 - 9 a.m.


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


DFSP Supervisor Training
March 19 | 9:15 - 10:15 a.m.


$60 per employee of BX member firms
$80 per employee of non-member firms

One accident due to an employee’s impairment, can cost your company thousands of dollars in lost wages and mental anguish that could last a lifetime.

Ensure everyone’s safety, train your employees to recognize the signs and symptoms of substance abuse. During this one-hour class, employees will receive education on their company’s policy, their responsibilities, rights and resources available to them. Supervisors will review and update necessary procedures during their one-hour session.

Both the employee and supervisor class meet the one-hour training component of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program and are approved for one hour credit in Health and Safety by OCILB. Discounts are offered for companies sending five or more participants.

For more information about these courses, contact Lisa Graham.

Can Your Team Properly Manage a Problem Project?


Managing the Problem Project
April 14 | 3 – 6 p.m.


$135 per employee of BX member firms
$235 per employee of non-member firms


Don't let a problem project spiral out of control. Train your team to recognize the early warning signs and be prepared to minimize your company's risk.

Mike Madigan (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter) will provide insights and practical methods for handling the fallout that can occur when a project turns ugly. The course will include instruction and case studies to apply the training. Attendees will gain knowledge to help them:

  • Recognize project S.O.S. signals
  • Understand the mediation and arbitration processes
  • Communicate with key parties while under pressure

For more information about this course, contact Caroline Whitaker.


Meet the Instructor

Mike Madigan (Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter) headshotMike Madigan is a director at Kegler Brown Hill + Ritter where he 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. Prior to entering law school, Mike worked as a project manager for a national contractor and has a degree in civil engineering. With his construction and engineering background, Mike seeks to provide practical advice that quickly solves a problem and avoids a costly and protracted dispute.

Learn How to Maximize Your BX Membership


BX Membership Lunch & Learn
April 17 | Noon – 1:30 p.m.


There is no charge to attend, but registration is required


Join us for lunch to make sure you’re aware of all the programs, events and services that bring maximum value to your BX membership!

You’ll discover how easy it is to save money through BX business service partners, hear about the outstanding safety and industry education courses, leadership development programs, employee benefit resources, as well as the networking and marketing opportunities to help you grow your business.

For more information about this program, contact Lisa Graham.

Safety Council of Greater Columbus: March Meeting

Safety Council of Greater Columbus Meeting Infographic

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.