November 18, 2017

Education & Professional Development

Webinar - The Future of LEED and Your Responsibilities as a Contractor

December 5, 2017
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter:  Martha Norbeck, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, C-Wise Design and Consulting - Iowa City, IA

The LEED Green Building Rating System is a widely recognized tool which provides third party verification that a building is designed and constructed to achieve green building goals.   In this webinar, we will dive into the future of the green building sector and the anticipated growth.  In addition, we will address the business side of green building and help attendees better understand LEED.  Also, we will identify and explore the responsibilities of the general contractors in achieving LEED credits and help attendees distinguish what documentation contractors and design professionals are each responsible for on LEED projects.

Bluebeam Revu Online Training Session - Essentials

Online Training
December 12, 2017

Presenter:  Michael Breeden, Bluebeam, Inc. - Pasadena, CA

This is a great opportunity to save money and train your employees on the Bluebeam Revu software! Connect to these online training sessions from your conference room to train all of your employees for one low registration fee.

Revu Measurements and Takeoffs – Essentials
In this session, you will learn to use Revu’s measurement tools for takeoffs. The course begins with the basics, such as setting up your interface for takeoffs and calibrating your drawing sets. The focus then shifts to learning to use the various measurement tools Revu offers for takeoffs purposes, as well as how to export data for estimation.

Master Builder Designation Credits: Project Management - 2

Webinar - Iowa Sales Tax Issues for Construction Contractors

January 9, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter: Terry O’Neill, IA Department of Revenue - Davenport, IA

One of the most common questions received by the Department is how to handle Iowa sales tax-related to construction.  How and when sales tax applies to both purchases and sales made by these businesses depends on the type of contractor involved. 

Building materials are normally always subject to tax.  Labor may be taxable is some cases, but not in others.  Labor is only taxable if the work being performed is listed as a taxable service.

In addition, a service which is ordinarily taxable would be exempt from sales tax if performed on, or in connection with, certain types of construction.  In this fast-paced and informative webinar, we will address these concerns and help you better understand taxes as a contractor.

Webinar Series - 2018 Legislative Focus

January 19, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Presenter: Ben Hammes, Master Builders of Iowa - Des Moines, IA

There is always something interesting going on at the Iowa Statehouse during the legislative session and in an effort to enhance MBI’s advocacy efforts and keep members informed, MBI’s public affairs team will host a series of webinars during the 2018 Legislative Session. On the third Friday of each month in which the legislature is in session, MBI Director of Public Affairs, Ben Hammes, will provide members their insights on what is going on at the Capitol, as well as help to keep members informed on construction-related issues. Participants will have an opportunity to hear first-hand what our elected-officials are talking about, while also learning how they can help move MBI’s legislative agenda forward.

Registering for this webinar will also register you for the remainder of the 2018 series.