April 25, 2015

Master Builders of Iowa will be holding blueprint reading training on May 5, 2015 in West Des Moines, Iowa.  Blueprint Reading Essentials will help participants to gain the skills necessary to read and understand typical construction documents – blueprints and specifications. Being able to read and understand construction drawings is a fundamental skill for anyone involved in the construction industry.  Construction drawings can be difficult to understand and mistakes can be costly, so register today to attend Blueprint Reading Essentials, presented by Brad Perkins of Iowa State University, on May 5th!

Brad Perkins graduated from the ISU Construction Engineering program in 1997. He has worked at Black & Veatch in Overland Park, Kansas, ACI Mechanical in Ames, Iowa, and KJWW Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa. In 2001, he passed the Iowa PE exam, and is a licensed professional mechanical engineer. Some of the larger projects that Brad has worked on include the Lungmen Nuclear power plant (Taiwan), Valley High School remodel (Des Moines), State of Iowa Laboratory (Ankeny), and Allied Insurance Building (Des Moines).

This course will earn Master Builder Designation enrollees with 6 hours of project management credit.

Blueprint Reading Essentials
May 5, 2015
8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Sheraton West Des Moines
1800 50th Street
West Des Moines, Iowa

To register online and to access the complete program brochure, go to /events/blueprint-reading-essentials.

Education & Professional Development

In the competitive construction industry, it pays in loyalty and quality to invest in training and professional development. Years of experience and on-the-job training can provide crucial knowledge to perform tasks at hand, but the best professionals constantly seek to learn about new technologies and techniques to improve their performance on site and in the office.

MBI's mission is to be the essential resource for improving member performance and promoting a business environment favorable to the construction industry and continued learning opportunities are a critical component of MBI's mission to provide value to its members. We encourage you to spend a little time on the educational offerings page to view some of the wide range of educational, professional development, and training opportunities that MBI offers.

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