Start the Year Strong at MCAA’s Convention
By Tim O’Toole
Start the year strong by attending the MCAA Convention at the World of Concrete/World of Masonry. Take advantage of great networking opportunities and give your company a competitive edge through new product information and an excellent assortment of educational opportunities. Some of the 2010 MCAA Convention events include:
Masonry Quality InstituteSunday, January 31, 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM & Monday, February 1, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Level 2, Room S230
$825 MCAA Members, $925 Non-members
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 and detailed implementations of the basic principles of quality.
Discipline: Masonry Quality Institute
International Masonry Skills ChallengeTuesday, February 2, 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall
The International Masonry Skills Challenge is a competition of masonry apprentices in first, second and third year skill levels. The contest is a showcase for skills training in the masonry industry, challenging winning apprentices from regional U.S. and foreign competitions to determine the top masonry apprentice at each level. This exciting competition spotlights our industry's finest young masons and focuses attention on careers in the masonry industry.
Understanding Masonry Codes & StandardsTuesday, February 2, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Level 2, Room S231
$200 MCAA Members, $250 Non-members
The updated Understanding Masonry Codes & Standards 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.
Discipline: Codes & Standards
Closing ReceptionThursday, February 4, 5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
The Venetian Hotel
$210 MCAA Members, $260 Non-members
The MCAA will say thank you and goodbye to current MCAA President Tom Daniel. During the dinner portion of the program a short tribute to the MCAA President will be presented.
Following dinner, attendees will be treated to LOVE, the magical Cirque du Soleil show that brings together the spirit and passion of The Beatles to create an intimate and powerful entertainment experience.
With LOVE, Cirque du Soleil celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles through their timeless, original recordings. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, the show explores the content of the songs as interpreted by innovative performances from a cast of 60 international artists. A youthful, raw energy is channeled through aerial performance, extreme sports and urban freestyle dance.
Make your plans to join us at this year’s 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 for the Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA). He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.