Don't Miss the Annual MBI Membership Meeting - February 23rd!

The Association’s annual Membership Meeting is scheduled to be held Monday, February 23, 2015 at The Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona, Iowa.  You and others from your firm are invited to attend this informative meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Winter Conference.  The Membership Meeting is an important meeting that all MBI members should attend in order to learn about the current initiatives designed to improve member performance, new services to add value to your membership investment and industry relations to promote a favorable business environment for the construction industry. 

This is also the meeting where MBI individual recognition occurs.  Recognition honors are presented to: Board and Council members who have completed their term of service; Individuals who have generously donated funds to the MBI PAC 750 Club; and, the graduating class of MB EYE on the Future.   The membership in attendance also partakes in an election of officers nominated to serve on the Board of Directors and the Associate Council.

A complimentary reception will take place immediately following the meeting for members.  We encourage you to attend this annual meeting!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Meeting • 3:30 – 5:00 pm

Reception • 5:00 – 6:00 pm

For more information on the MBI Membership Meeting held in conjunction with the Annual Winter Conference, please download the Winter Conference Brochure, which includes a registration form.

Industry Relations

The Master Builders of Iowa’s Articles of Incorporation state in part that the purpose of the Association is “to promote and establish fair dealings and equitable relations between contractors engaged in building construction and between owners, engineers, architects, subcontractors, labor and the general public”.  For many years the Industry relations activities of the Association were facilitated through an Industry Relations Committee comprised of Regular and Associate members.  In 2004, the Industry Relations Committee gave way two new and distinct groups that carry on much of the industry relations activities for the Association.  

The Iowa Construction Industry Forum (ICIF) was born from the Strategic Plan and is comprised of representatives of the Master Builders of Iowa, the American Institute of Architects, Iowa Chapter and the Consulting Engineers Council of Iowa.  The group meets three to four times a year with an ongoing agenda devoted to items of common interest among the parties.  The responsibility to schedule and develop the meeting agendas rotate on an annual basis.  The group has sponsored educational programs, created policies on risk allocation and taken positions on legislative issues very effectively since its inception.  It also serves as a forum for the parties to promote their respective points of view and to discuss issues important to the construction industry. 

The 2nd offspring of the former Industry Relations Committee is the Regents Liaison Committee.  The Regents Liaison Committee is comprised of representatives from the Master Builders of Iowa and facilities representatives from the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa.  Topics range from project delivery systems, relationships between the regents institutions and the local contracting industry and a host of other subjects of mutual interest.  Occasionally the group is called upon to trouble shoot or address issues proactively and provide solutions before problems develop.  The Liaison group also serves as a tool to educate members and representatives of the committee have served on industry panels to address trends and provide the owner / contractor perspective on issues of relevance to the construction industry. 

Industry relations continue to be a top priority of the Association and the Association is always looking for new and different ways to work with a variety of industry groups to advance the vision and mission of the Association.  MBI representatives do an excellent of representing the contractor’s point of view on issues that can have an impact on profitability and fair dealings between MBI members, owners and design professionals.

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Chad Kleppe

President
(515) 657-4382