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Strengthen your company during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas
Strengthen your company during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas
November 24, 2014 7:00 AM CST

Premier education offered at 2015 MCAA Convention

More than forty courses will be offered for Certification credit

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The MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas 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 Course

Sunday, February 1 - Monday, February 2, 2015
8:00 - 4:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N212

Masonry field supervisors need to manage both people and resources in order to have a successful and profitable project. Labor is the only unknown factor on a project, everything else is fixed.The Masonry Foreman Development Course has been designed to provide your key employees with the skills necessary to become an effective job foreman and profit center for your company.This two-day intensive 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.

MCAA Members

1st Attendee
$600.00

Additional Attendees
$550.00

Non-Members

1st Attendee
$750.00

Additional Attendees
$700.00

Discipline: Ethics and Business Practices
Credits: 16.00

Register for Foreman Development Course

Advanced Masonry Estimating

Monday, February 2 - Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:00 - 4:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N210

In this two-day course, all participants will be issued several sets of blueprints including a major retail project and an elementary school. Attendees will review all blueprint and specifications before using Tradesmen's Software to prepare an on-screen, 3D estimate.All participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer with Tradesmen's Software's On Screen 3D Estimator installed if they want to have hands on estimating.

MCAA Members

1st Attendee
$600.00

Additional Attendees
$550.00

Non-Members

1st Attendee
$750.00

Additional Attendees
$700.00

Discipline: Bidding Practices
Credits: 16.00

Register for Advanced Masonry Estimating

Quality Assurance for Masonry

Monday, February 2, 2015
10:00 - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N211

This course will review the basics of quality assurance for masonry, with emphasis on actions that contractors are required to take in a typical model-code environment.

MCAA Members

$125.00

Non-Members

$175.00

Discipline: Quality Assurance Best Practices
Credits: 2.00

Register for Quality Assurance for Masonry

Human Resources for Masons

Monday, February 2, 2015
12:00 - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N211

Attendees will learn all about HR for the mason. Topics include training, problem solving, people skills and communication skills among others. A working lunch will be incorporated into this class.

MCAA Members

$160.00

Non-Members

$210.00

Discipline: Quality Assurance Best Practices
Credits: 2.00

Register for Human Resources for Masons

Job Site Scheduling

Monday, February 2, 2015
2:15 - 4:15 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N211

Job site scheduling needs to start at the top and work it's way down. This class will teach the mason how to interact with other trades and master the art of job site scheduling.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.

MCAA Members

$125.00

Non-Members

$175.00

Discipline: Quality Assurance Best Practices
Credits: 2.00

Register for Job Site Scheduling

MCAA Education Package

Monday, February 2, 2015
10:00 - 4:15 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N211

Attend three education courses for one low price. The MCAA Education Package includes:
  • Quality Assurance for Masonry
  • Human Resources for Masons
  • Job Site Scheduling
Lunch is included.

MCAA Members

$375.00

Non-Members

$525.00

Discipline: Quality Assurance Best Practices
Credits: 6.00

Register for the MCAA Education Package

Networking Roundtables

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
8:00 - 11:00 AM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N212

Networking Roundtable Discussions engage different positions within a masonry company. The groups address and discuss issues of relevance to the duties they perform for the company.
Topics include:
  • Maximizing profit
  • Reducing overhead costs
  • How to get profitable work
  • Best safety practices
  • Regaining market share
  • Improving productivity
  • Differentiating your company from the competition
  • Keeping up with governement regulations
This is a great opportunity to openly discuss topics with other peers from around the country in a non-competitive atmosphere and for your company to walk away with a host of new best practices to implement in your company.

MCAA Members

$0.00

Discipline: Ethics and Business Practices
Credits: 3.00

South of 40 Lunch and Learn

Tuesday, February 3, 2015
11:00 - 1:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N209

The MCAA will host the first South of 40 Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas. The South of 40 Lunch and Learn is free for all MCAA members.
FMI has graciously volunteered to present two topics to our group. FMI is a leading provider of management consulting, investment banking and research to the engineering and construction industry. The selected topics are:

How to Read Financial Statements

This session will provide a one-hour rundown on how to read financial statements, including profit and loss statements.

If You Want World-Class Operations, Focus on the Foreman

What sets world-class contractors apart from average and struggling contractors? World-class contractors all have incredible talent at the foreman level. That is not to say company leadership, business strategy, project management, etc., are not important, but operations without great foremen always struggle to achieve anything but mediocrity. During this session several of the universal truths that foremen and their companies need to remember will be unveiled.

Lunch is included.

Please contact the MCAA at 800-536-2225 if you plan to attend.

MCAA Members

$0.00

MCAA "Ask the Expert" Bar

Tuesday, February 3 - Thursday, February 5, 2015
9:30 - 5:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall Booth N1613

Visit the MCAA at booth N1613 where we'll be hosting short question and answer sessions with industry experts on a wide array of topics. These experts will answer questions and share knowledge.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

11:00 AM

How Flashing Systems Can Save You Money
Presented by Mortar Net Solutions

12:00 PM

Prevailing Wage and the Davis-Bacon Act
Presented by The Contractors Plan

1:00 PM

Installation of New Continuous Exterior Insulated Wall System
Presented by Dow Building Solutions

2:00 PM

Safety on Jobsites, and Jobsite Productivity
Presented by Hydro Mobile, Inc.

3:00 PM

Motorcycle Trips in the Southwest
Presented by Mortar Net Solutions

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

10:00 AM

Building Information Modeling for Masonry
Presented by the BIM-M team

12:00 PM

Leverage Davis Bacon/Prevailing Wage Fringe Dollars to Reduce Employee Benefit Costs
Presented by The Contractors Plan

Thursday, February 5, 2015

10:00 AM

Safety and Efficiency: Can They Work Together?
Presented by iQ Power Tools

11:00 AM

Effects of Sand Bulking on Mortar Consistency and Yield
Presented by SPEC MIX, Inc.

12:00 PM

Optimizing Energy Efficiency of Concrete Masonry Walls
Presented by Big River Industries

1:00 PM

Core Filling
Presented by Airplaco Equipment Company

2:00 PM

Jobsite Productivity
Presented by EZ Grout Corporation

3:00 PM

Plank Inspection
Presented by Kennison Forest Products

Schedule subject to change.

Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar

Thursday, February 5, 2015
9:00 - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N210

The Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar has been developed to 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, and the Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction. Completion of this course will allow your people to safely and efficiently design adequate masonry wall bracing.The seminar will feature a hands-on component to allow students to brace a masonry wall.

MCAA Members

1st Attendee
$200.00

Additional Attendees
$150.00

Non-Members

1st Attendee
$250.00

Additional Attendees
$200.00

Discipline: Safety
Credits: 3.00

Register for Masonry Wall Bracing

Visit www.masoncontractors.org/convention today for a full list of events taking place during the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry 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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