Registration is open for the Winter OBDC Construction Academy

Registration is open for the 2023 Winter OBDC Construction Academy.  The 10-week class is designed to enhance the skills of area construction contractors and suppliers.  Experts from local construction companies will provide best practices and tips. 

The first session will begin on January 10.  Representatives from Smoot Construction, Elford, Inc., Gilbane Building Company, the City of Columbus, and Columbus  City Schools will discuss how to be a good subcontractor/supplier and establish relationships.  

Course offerings include: estimating, basic blueprint reading, contracts, accounting, and bonding/insurance.

Registration is online at

Funding for the program comes from the Franklin County Board of Commissioners. The OBDC Construction Academy is sponsored by the City of Columbus Dept. of Finance and Management and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.


Your thoughts...