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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 14, 2016 7:00 AM CST

Premier Education Offered at 2017 MCAA Convention

More than forty courses will be offered for Certification credit


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:

Masonry Foreman Development Course

Sunday, January 15 - Monday, January 16, 2017

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.

View more information or register for the Masonry Foreman Development Course.

Silica Train-the-Trainer Course

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

9:00 - 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, 2017.

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.

Storm Shelter Program

Thursday, January 19, 2017

8:00 - 2:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N209

This credential program will show the end user and designers that your company is serious when it comes to proper installation of a high wind storm shelter. The program was created partially in response to the new code requiring schools to have storm shelters. This program is broken down into five different topics:
  • Introduction and Background
  • Anchoring Dowels
  • Connections
  • Quality Control and Assurance
  • Reinforcing and Grouting
The courses are specifically designed for the installer and cover every facet critical to the successful installation of a storm shelter. Classes can be taken as a series or individually. Upon completion of all five courses, the participant will earn a Credentialed Storm Shelter Installer (CSSI) credential. A certificate and card will be mailed to the participant.

View more information or register for the Storm Shelter Program.

Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar

Thursday, January 19, 2017

9:00 - 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.

Networking Roundtables

Thursday, January 19, 2017

10:00 - 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.

BIM-M Deliverables Guide for Masonry Contractors

Thursday, January 19, 2017

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Las Vegas Convention Center, N212

Attention Mason Contractors! Are you interested in improving the bottom line and making improvements to your business? Want to learn a few tricks that other contractors are using to gain a competitive advantage? Come to the BIM Deliverables Guide Seminar on Thursday at WOM to be presented by Fred Kinateder.

BIM-M released "BIM Deliverables Guide for Masonry Contractors" at WOM 2016. It's available as a free download at This guide focuses on how to get started with BIM and the resources available. Volume II, which will be released at WOM in 2017, focuses on case studies from contractors that give examples of how to improve your business by using BIM. It was written by mason contractors, for mason contractors, providing project information that will help you to become more productive and profitable. Come to the seminar and hear about the benefits from both Volume I and II.

This program is free for all attendees.

Visit 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 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.


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