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Strengthen Your Company in Vegas

More than forty courses will be offered for Certification credit

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Strengthen your company at the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas.

Strengthen your company at the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas.
The MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry is the industry’s premier event for educational opportunities. Earn Masonry Certification credit while gathering the information you need to stay competitive, increase profits and strengthen your operation. Dozens of courses will be offered including:

Foreman Development

Sunday, January 16, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM & Monday, January 17, 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N210
Discipline: Ethics & Business Practices
Credits: 20

The Masonry Foreman Development Course has been designed to provide your key employees with the skills necessary to become an effective job foreman for your company. This two-day course will teach the key areas of responsibility for foremen such as communication, leadership, problem solving, accident prevention, cost awareness, planning and organizing, production control, and contract documents.

Lunch will be served to attendees on both days; breakfast will not be served.

Members: $600.00
Non-members: $750.00

Register for the Foreman Development Course



Masonry Quality Institute

Sunday, January 16, 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM & Monday, January 17, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N212
Discipline: Masonry Quality Institute
Credits: 16

The Masonry Quality Institute (MQI) is a two-day course that assists masons in evaluating their services, meeting stringent customer expectations, and improving their profitability. The course agenda will include an introduction to the quality process, detailed implementations of the basic principles of quality, discussion on the quality process, and strategies for team building and problem solving.

Lunch will be served to attendees on both days; breakfast will not be served.

Members: $825.00
Non-members: $925.00

Register for the Masonry Quality Institute



Job Site Scheduling

Tuesday, January 18, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N208
Discipline: Ethics & Business Practices
Credits: 4.5

Learn from those who have already implemented a variety of effective programs to put the mason contractor in the driver's seat on the job site. With the competitive pricing in today's marketplace, one area contractors can edge their margins higher is through productivity. Influencing the schedule is one move that will help your company increase productivity levels and the bottom line.

This course will be conducted by a small panel of mason contractors, lead by MCAA President Mackie Bounds, who have taken back their job site scheduling. You don't want to miss this unique opportunity to learn from peers who have already implemented successful programs.

Lunch will be served to attendees.

Members: $200.00
Non-members: $250.00

Register for Job Site Scheduling



Understanding Masonry Codes and Standards

Tuesday, January 18, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N207
Discipline: Codes & Standards
Credits: 4

This seminar will guide you step-by-step through the recently updated masonry specification provisions included in the consensus masonry standards. It will cover basic masonry design and construction examples that contractors need to know, using both the Code and the Specification. By the end of this seminar, you will have a real feel for the Code, so that you can put the new Masonry Code into practice.

Lunch will not be served.

Members: $200.00
Non-members: $250.00

Register for the Understanding Masonry Codes and Standards Seminar



Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar

Thursday, January 20, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N208
Discipline: Safety
Credits: 6

The Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar will provide contractors with the know-how to confidently design and construct bracing for a variety of common masonry structures. This course is intended to teach project managers, safety managers, foremen and any other responsible person to understand and implement the OSHA regulation on wall bracing, the Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls, and the Masonry Wallbracing Design Handbook.
Completion of this course will allow your people to safely and efficiently design adequate masonry wall bracing. The seminar will also feature a hands-on component to allow students to brace a masonry wall.

Lunch will be served to attendees; breakfast will not be served.

Members: $300.00
Non-members: $350.00

Register for the Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar



Basic Masonry Estimating Seminar

Thursday, January 20, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N212
Discipline: Bidding Practices
Credits: 6

The Basic Masonry Estimating Seminar will cover the basics of masonry estimating. This seminar will include a step-by-step approach to the estimating procedure including direct and indirect costs, materials, labor, equipment, project and office overhead and, of course, profit. This intensive course will teach the key areas of responsibility for estimators such as bidding documents, estimate types, estimating mathematics, bid forms and computer solutions.

Lunch will be served to attendees; breakfast will not be served.

Members: $350.00
Non-members: $450.00

Register for the Basic Masonry Estimating Seminar



Make your plans to join us at the 2011 MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

Visit convention.masoncontractors.org today for more information and to register.


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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