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Wanted: Applications & Judges for BX Craftsmanship Awards

 

2022 BX Craftsmanship Award Nomination Form
       Deadline: Friday, April 22

 

A craftsperson is someone that takes their trade a notch above average, with evidence of their skill and expertise seen in the work they perform. Recognize the talent of your tradesperson by nominating them for a BX Craftsmanship Award!

Since 1964, the BX has recognized individuals and crews who have performed the highest quality work on projects throughout the central Ohio area. Eligible applicants will receive a site visit in May from BX judges to interview nominators and review the nominated work. Final selections will be announced in June.

Both the nomination form and project photos can be submitted online. The final awards will be presented by size category, so that projects both large and small may be recognized.

 

Interested in serving as a BX Craftsmanship Judge?

There are a few open spots on this year’s committee. For more information, contact Pam Austin.


Craftsmanship Award Eligibility Requirements:


  1. The BX Craftsmanship Award recognizes an individual or the crew for his/her work. The nomination types are defined as:
    • Individual Award - a craftsman who actually performed with his/her hands-on the particular piece of work nominated. Nominations will not be accepted for general superintendents, project superintendents, or general foremen who did not play a hands-on role in the work.
    • Crew Award - nominees who are being considered for a crew award must be the craftspeople who actually performed with his/her hands-on the particular piece of work nominated, including the direct supervision of such work. A crew cannot exceed five (5) individuals.
  2. Nominations must be for work in commercial, institutional or industrial projects. Residential work will not be accepted. Work must have been completed within the past year (January 1, 2021 to April 1, 2022.) Previously nominated work cannot be resubmitted and will be considered ineligible.
  3. A team of judges must be allowed onsite to view all portions of the nominated work. If access to the nominated work is restricted or limited for viewing by the judges the nomination will be ineligible.  
  4. The owner of the nominated work must agree to have their name/location recognized in BX publications and the awards show video. The nominated work must be able to be photographed for public viewing or the nomination will be ineligible.
  5. The nominated work must be from a project in the central Ohio area (Franklin County or one its six adjoining counties: Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union.)
  6. If chosen as a winner, the individual or crew must agree to be photographed and interviewed or they will be disqualified.
  7. Providing digital photos with the nomination is mandatory. A minimum of four (4) and a maximum of 10 images are required.

Meet Our Leadership Program Participants

 

Jill Connor (The Superior Group) headshot Jill Connor
Project manager
Years in the Industry: 15
The Superior Group

BXFlex

Heath Stanley (Anderson Aluminum Corp.) headshot Heath Stanley
Field superintendent
Years in the Industry: 8
Anderson Aluminum Corp.

BXFlex

Dan Tyburski (Turner Construction Co.) headshot Dan Tyburski
Senior project manager
Years in the Industry: 15
Turner Construction Co.

BXLX


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 eighth year for the program, with a class of 32 local field leaders.

BX Executive Leadership Experience (BXLX) is a nine-month program that accepts a small group of senior-level construction professionals who are educated and coached by nationally recognized experts in construction leadership and business development. This is the 11th year for the program, with a class of 24 local executive leaders.

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

Conference: The Past, Present and Future of the Workforce

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March 16 | 7 AM – 5 PM
The Ohio Union
1739 N. High St. (43210)

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$280 Full-Day
$185 Half-Day (morning OR afternoon)
Group Discount – 3 full-day registrations for $600
Fees will increase after March 4. Register today at the early bird prices!
Registration fee is non-refundable, but is fully transferable to another member of your firm with no penalty.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS  


 

Workforce Equity: The Future of Work

For the construction industry, it’s no surprise that finding and retaining workers is a top concern for employers across the country.

Conference attendees will gain insight on historical, current and pandemic impacts to the workforce as Tim Harman (Workforce Innovation Center) shares the latest data contained in "Advancing Workplace Equity in Columbus."

Developed with support from JPMorgan Chase & Co., the report doesn’t provide a magic fix for the workforce shortage, but solutions across K-12, career tech, employer and government-led initiatives will be revealed.

For more information about the Conference, contact Deb Murphy.

 

About the presenter:

Tim Harman (Workforce Innovation Center) headshotTim Harman is a workforce expert with more than 15 years’ experience in human resource and DE&I. He has a successful track record implementing talent acquisition, college recruiting and diversity, equity & inclusion strategies with multiple Fortune 500 companies. His experience includes serving as a trusted authority on workforce with Columbus’ Regional Economic Development team to attract and retain job growth and develop workforce training across the region. A senior consultant with the Workforce Innovation Center, Harman most recently delivered the Columbus Region’s Workforce Equity Report which highlights impacts across racial and ethnic categories. Harman has a bachelor's degree in business management and human resources from the University of Toledo.

 


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BX Services Partner Spotlight – IGS Energy

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!

 

Colder weather can drive up energy usage, as heaters are working overtime to keep indoor temperatures comfortable.

IGS Energy logoThe BX and IGS Energy have partnered to provide BX members with great opportunities for minimizing your energy costs, while maximizing your savings and increasing your company’s bottom line.  Below are a few tips for energy conservation:

  • Seal air leaks. Install weather stripping around your doors, windows and any location where there may be a path between the inside and outside of your home or business.
  • Adjust the thermostat. Grab a sweater or blanket to stay warm and set the thermostat to 68 degrees. Every degree higher can add 3% to your bill.
  • Conserve hot water.  Wrap your electric water heater with a water heater blanket that can be found at local home improvement store and set the thermostat to 120 degrees or medium.
  • Keep all doors and windows closed. Constant traffic will let out the warm air, forcing your heater to work harder to keep the room at the set temperature.
  • Leverage the sun. During the day, open your curtains and blinds to let in the warm sunlight. Close them at night to reduce heat loss.

While you can’t control the weather, you can take control of your electric and gas bills. For more information on ways to minimize your energy use during a cold snap or to obtain an energy quote, contact Nicole Irwin at IGS Energy.

Are You Prepared for Bid Day?

 

Estimating & Bid Preparation
Feb. 1, 3, 8 & 10 | 4 - 6 PM each day
Builders Exchange

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$360 per employee of BX member firms
$460 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Preparing an accurate estimate can be challenging. Estimating and Bid Preparation will take you back to the basics and provide the organizational tools needed to meet today's short deadlines.

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

Night four of the program includes an interactive bid-day simulation that puts the course work into action, complete with true-to-life deadline frustrations.

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.

FEB. BXYP: Topgolf Outing

 

February BXYP: Topgolf Outing
Feb. 17 | 4 - 6 PM
Topgolf Columbus
2000 IDEA Way (43240)

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$75 per employee of BX member firms
$85 per employee of non-member firms 
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


February is fore fun with the BX Young Professionals! Join industry peers for a night of high-tech golfing, while making new connections at Topgolf.

Experienced golfers can perfect their drive in the climate-controlled hitting bays; and for non-golfers there’s no pressure to have a good swing, just a good time. Your registration includes one drink ticket, light refreshments and two hours of golf and networking.

Interested in supporting this event and gaining valuable company recognition?
Contact Caroline Whitaker for sponsorship information.

OSHA 30-HR: Learn the Hazards to watch out for on jobsites

 

OSHA 30-Hour Training Course
Feb. 25, March 4, 11 & 18 | 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Builders Exchange

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$495 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$525 per employee of BX member firms
$825 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Brian Basbagil (Safex, Inc.) headshotHazards can happen any time and any place, it’s important that employees know what to look for on the jobsite. This four-day course taught by Brian Basbagill (Safex, Inc.) will help attendees grasp how to predict, identify and avoid different hazards in the workplace.

Participants will gain in-depth knowledge of OSHA’s top compliance issues. Some of the topics covered include:

  • Confined spaces
  • Tools used daily
  • Ladder safety
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • and much more

Participants will receive a current OSHA code book, an OSHA-authorized course completion card and lunch. For more information about this course or to schedule a company-specific class, contact Libby Tucker.

 


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.

First Aid/CPR Knowledge - Always A Necessity

 

Standard First Aid/CPR/AED
Feb. 4 | 8 AM - 12:30 PM
Builders Exchange

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$50 per employee of BX Workers’ Comp Group firms
$70 per employee of BX member firms
$100 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


Who will respond to the next emergency on your jobsite? Are their first aid skills up-to-date? Don’t think or hope they are – make sure they are, send them to the next BX Standard First Aid/CPR/AED course.

This course will cover the basics of first aid, preparing participants to confidently provide care in an emergency situation until medical professionals arrive. Attendees will see demonstrations on the proper use of tourniquets, epi-pens and an automatic external defibulator (AED). They will also practice hands-on CPR skills and bandaging techniques, while maintaining social distancing and other safety precautions.

Upon successful completion of this course, participants 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 Libby Tucker.

 


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.

Schedule Your DFSP Training Now

 

Drug Free Safety Program Training
March 8 | Builders Exchange

Employee Education
8 - 9 AM

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

Supervisor Training
9:15 - 10:15 AM

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

When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


 

 

Now is the perfect time to have your employees review your company’s substance-free workplace policy. Once the warm, busy months roll around, your staff will know the details of their policy and your company’s expectations for maintaining a safe work environment.

Both the employee and supervisor class meet the yearly training requirements of the BWC Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) and will have your employees trained before the March 31 BWC reporting deadline.

If this class doesn’t fit your company’s schedule, future training class dates for both employees and supervisors are listed below.

  • Friday, March 25
  • Thursday, May 12    
  • Wednesday, Sept. 21  
  • Tuesday, Nov. 8
Discounts are offered for companies sending five or more participants, or train your entire staff with a company-specific class. Contact Beth Reed for details.

 


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. 

Scheduling 101 – Learn to Build a Better Schedule

 

Introduction to Scheduling
March 8 & 10 | 4 - 6 PM
Builders Exchange

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$180 per employee of BX member firms
$280 per employee of non-member firms
When registering online, be sure to log into the member portal to receive the member rate.


An effective schedule is the key to keeping a project running smoothly, and often one of the biggest challenges facing the jobsite team.

Introduction to Scheduling will provide your employees with the training necessary to build and maintain efficient schedules that work well for everyone. Most beneficial for project administrators, engineers, managers and superintendents, this course is open to anyone interested in learning about project scheduling.

Project Executive Nigel Carter (Turner Construction Co.) Nigel Carter (Turner Construction Co.) headshotwill explain proven scheduling techniques, and help participants understand how to build and maintain a productive schedule.

Course topics and scheduling methods to be discussed include:

  • Evolution of planning and scheduling
  • Bar chart principles and practices
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Critical Path Method (CPM)
  • Arrow Diagram Method (ADM)
  • Precedence Diagram Method (PDM)
  • Program Evaluation & Review Technique (PERT)
  • Using the schedule as a tool

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.

Scheduling 101 – Learn to Build a Better Schedule

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.

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