MCAA/NCMA Masonry Design-Build Micro-Conference
By Colin Faul
Owners and developers are demanding buildings that are higher quality, built more quickly and are delivered on budget. The successes of design-build and the number of people who are moving toward this process indicate a movement of the construction industry into a whole new direction.
Initiated by the CM Wall Delivery Task Force, the micro-conference will bring a wider understanding of design-build to the masonry industry. Scheduled for October 7-8, 2005 in Charlotte, North Carolina and jointly sponsored by the National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA), this conference is sure to provide take-away value for all who attend.
The Carolinas Concrete Masonry Association is serving as the local host for this event, which will take place at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel. The registration fee is a nominal $250 per person to cover seminar materials, breaks and meals. Presentations will be given by subject matter experts in the areas of how each type of company fits into the design-build process, how the design-build process can work effectively on your projects, how the Army Corps of Engineers implements design-build and legal implications of the design-build process.
This is a great program to attend for those of you also attending this year's MCAA Midyear Meeting in Asheville, October 9-11. Please download the brochure with additional information on the micro-conference as well as a registration form for the event. Hope to see you in October!
About the Author
Colin Faul was the Director of Marketing and Director of Professional Development for the Mason Contractors Association of America.