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MCAA Announces New Education Series Dates and Locations

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The MCAA is proud to announce new dates and locations for our popular National Education Series courses.
The MCAA is proud to announce new dates and locations for our popular National Education Series courses.

The Mason Contractors Association of America is proud to announce new dates and locations for our popular National Education Series courses, including the Masonry Quality Institute, Understanding Masonry Codes & Standards, Masonry Foreman Development Course, Basic Masonry Estimating and the Wall Bracing Design Course.

Dates and locations are as follows:

Masonry Quality Institute
Applying the Quality Process to the Masonry Industry

The Masonry Quality Institute assists masons in evaluating their services, meeting stringent customer expectations and improving their profitability. The course includes an introduction to the quality process and detailed implementations of the basic principles of quality along with learning strategies for team building and problem solving.

Dates and Locations:
  • November 14 & 15, 2007 - Chicago, IL (MCAA Office)

  • January 23 & 24, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV (World of Masonry)

  • February 26 & 27, 2008 - Dallas, TX

  • March 4 & 5, 2008 - Denver, CO

  • March 11 & 12, 2008 - Chicago, IL (MCAA Office)

  • March 25 & 26, 2008 - Tampa, FL

  • April 8 & 9, 2008 - Baltimore, MD

  • April 22 & 23, 2008 - Phoenix, AZ

  • May 13 & 14, 2008 - Louisville, KY

  • June 3 & 4, 2008 - Seattle, WA
Understanding Masonry Codes & Standards
Your Guide Through Changes in Specifications and the Masonry Code

The Understanding Masonry Codes & Standards seminar will guide you step-by-step through the recently updated masonry specification provisions included in the consensus masonry standards.

Dates and Locations:
  • November 6, 2007 - Chicago, IL (MCAA Office)

  • January 21, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV (World of Masonry)

  • February 26, 2008 - Chicago, IL (MCAA Office)

  • May 6, 2008 - Chicago, IL (MCAA Office)
Masonry Foreman Development Course
Creating a Solid Foundation for Masonry Leadership

The Masonry Foreman Development Course teaches key areas for responsibility for foremen such as communication, leadership, problem solving, accident prevention, cost awareness, planning and organizing, production control and contract documents.

Dates and Locations:
  • January 20 & 21, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV (World of Masonry)
Basic Masonry Estimating
Improve Your Estimates and Increase Profit

Learn the basics of masonry estimating in the Basic Masonry Estimating seminar. This session includes a step-by-step approach to estimating including direct and indirect costs, materials, labor, equipment, project and office overhead, and profit.

Dates and Locations:
  • January 22, 2008 - Las Vegas, NV (World of Masonry)
Wall Bracing Design Course
Bracing Masonry Walls Safely

Gain knowledge of how to confidently design and construct bracing that will meet OSHA's requirements for a variety of common masonry structures through the Masonry Wall Bracing Design Course.

Dates and Locations:
  • May 7, 2008 - Chicago, IL (MCAA Office)
For more information and to register for these programs, please contact the Mason Contractors Association of America at 800-536-2225, visit us online at www.masoncontractors.org, or download the registration form and fax to 847-301-1110 or mail to 33 South Roselle Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193.


About the Author

Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.

 

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