Premier Education Offered at 2018 MCAA Convention
More than forty courses will be offered
By Tim O’Toole
The MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry in Las Vegas is the industry's premier event for educational opportunities. Gather the information you need to stay competitive, increase profits and strengthen your operation.
Dozens of courses will be offered including:
Masonry Foreman Development Course
Sunday, January 21 - Monday, January 22, 20188:00 - 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.
View more information or register for the Masonry Foreman Development Course.
Silica Train-the-Trainer Course
Tuesday, January 23, 20189:00 - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N210
OSHA rolled out the new silica rule in 2016. One of the components of the rule is to have a competent person on each jobsite. This course is brand new.
This course will train attendees to train other competent people on your staff. The class will focus on the required written program of the new rule and show attendees the essentials to pass along to the foreman who will be competent people on your jobsites. A competent person on silica will be required on all jobsites by June 23, 2018.
This is a great class for attendees taking the Foremen Development Course or any safety personnel.
View more information or register for the Silica Train-the-Trainer Course.
Expanding Your Business with Insulating Concrete Forms
Tuesday, January 23, 20181:00 - 5:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, TBD
This training course has been developed by the ICF Manufacturers Association (ICFMA) specifically for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) and its mason contractor members. It is designed to provide MCAA members with an attainable strategic opportunity to expand their business model with insulating concrete forms (ICF) by providing a basic understanding of ICFs, including a detailed step-by-step overview of the ICF construction process.
Upon completion of this course, you will have the knowledge needed to complete an ICF installation, as well as access to the many available resources that will help you to successfully bid and manage an ICF project from excavation through to preparation for finishes.
This course will also provide mason contractors with an unbiased overview of the various insulating concrete form product lines offered by ICFMA member companies.
View more information or register for Expanding Your Business with Insulating Concrete Forms.
Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar
Thursday, January 25, 20189:00 - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N215
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.
View more information or register for the Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar.
Thursday, January 25, 201810:00 - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N212
Networking Round Table Discussions will engage different positions within a masonry company. The group will address and discuss issues of relevance to the duties they perform. The session will have an appointed leader from within the segment. That person will initiate conversation and coordinate the time for the group. Attendees should be prepared to participate in conversation about the issues at hand and should be willing to share best practices.
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.
The Networking Roundtables are free to all members of the MCAA.
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.