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July 30, 2016

Industry Relations

The purpose of Construction Week is to promote community awareness of the construction industry as a safe, exciting and rewarding career option.  The concept of Construction Week was developed by the 2016 MB EYE on the Future leadership class as they looked for ways to attract more individuals to the construction industry to help alleviate the labor shortage.  Construction Week is an opportunity for those in the construction industry to reach out to their local schools in an effort to educate students, parents, teachers, counselors, and administrators about the commercial construction industry and the opportunities for great careers within it. 

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.  

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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