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. A few of the events you won’t want to miss at the MCAA Convention include:
TEAM AwardsMonday, January 17, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Wynn Hotel - Mouton 1
Spend the night with your fellow celebrities of the masonry world as we celebrate the best of the best in the industry and announce the winners of the first annual Tribute to Exemplary Achievements in Masonry (TEAM) Awards competition - Hollywood style.
Mason contractors realize that quality masonry projects are the result of strong creative vision and skilled execution. The purpose of the TEAM Awards is to give recognition to these projects and members of the construction team for outstanding accomplishments in masonry design and construction.
Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
Dress for this event is semi-formal. Semi-formal dress is defined as suit and tie with optional vest for men, and a dress, pant suit or dress suit for women.
Purchase tickets for the TEAM Awards
Job Site SchedulingTuesday, January 18, 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N208
Discipline: Ethics & Business Practices
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.
Register for Job Site Scheduling
MAC PAC ReceptionTuesday, January 18, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wynn Hotel - Palmer 2
In order to articulate and advance the mason contractors' agenda, MCAA members must be engaged in the issues and the MAC PAC. The main purpose of the MAC PAC is to help elect pro-construction federal candidates to office who support the MCAA on important industry issues. MAC PAC allows you the opportunity to have a national impact on federal elections. Contributions raised at this event go exclusively to the MAC PAC and will be used to support pro-masonry candidates in the next election cycle.
South of 40 EventWednesday, January 19, 7:00 PM
Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
Join the MCAA's South of 40 Committee for beer, food, and live music at our first annual fundraising event being held at the Hofbräuhaus in Las Vegas! You'll experience live music direct from Germany, authentic imported beers, and classic German delicacies - all in a traditional Bavarian atmosphere! Proceeds from this event will go to the MCAA Foundation, a 501(c)(3), and will be distributed to programs that help support masonry education and training.
This premier social event is brought to you by the members of MCAA's South of 40 Committee.
Purchase tickets for the South of 40 Event at the Hofbräuhaus Las Vegas
Basic Masonry Estimating SeminarThursday, January 20, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, N212
Discipline: Bidding Practices
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.
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 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.