WORKSAFE Reached 100 Projects

The WORKSAFE program reached its 100th enrolled project this summer and celebrated the event on October 10th with endorsements from Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds, Workforce Development Director Wahlert and Labor Commissioner Mauro as well as all the parties involved with the work. The 100th project is the repair of the EMC Company office and the Hub Tower in Des Moines from damages sustained due to a fire across the street from both buildings earlier in the year. Neumann Brothers Inc. is the general contractor for the repairs and has hired Allied Construction, Architectural Wall Systems…for their specialty work. The local media was present to spread the success story across Iowa. WORKSAFE is the product of cooperation between Iowa OSHA Consultation and Master Builders of Iowa.

Six Criteria for Safety Excellence - WEBINAR

Date: November 4, 2014
Time: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Presenter: David Crouch of Caterpillar Safety Services, Peoria, IL

In this session, participants will learn the six critical principles that must be present for safety excellence to emerge. By learning and applying these six principles, leaders will be able to create and sustain a zero-incident culture characterized by engaged employees, principle-centered leaders, and reduced incidents and injuries. While developed with safety in mind, these principles apply to any initiative in which leaders desire a successful transformation to a new way of working.

Sporting Clay Events Hit the Targets!

The 2nd Annual Sporting Clay Builders’ Classic events proved to be a huge success with members.  The events in both Eastern Iowa and Central Iowa featured a shooting demonstration from past Olympians Mark Weeks and Josh Richmond – both of whom are also part of the US Army National Team.  After that humbling experience, participants got a chance to warm up with a Flurry Shoot before heading out to the 12-station courses in which shooters tested their accuracy and skills at the various stations which were designed to present a wide variety of targets to simulate field sh


Give your future leaders a SOLID FOUNDATION

The Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) 2014-15 training season is underway and we have an exciting new leadership opportunity for MBI member firms and their future leaders.  Every building needs a solid foundation to assure the structural integrity of the structure…as does every career.  A solid start to a career in Iowa’s commercial construction industry is MBI’ newest leadership series, Cornerstone Academy.

2014 Construction Golf Classic and Smoker is a Success Once Again

There were 148 golfers that attended the 15th Annual Construction Golf Classic and Smoker at the prestigious Glen Oaks Country Club.   The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker has always provided a great opportunity to mix a little business with pleasure and this year’s event did not disappoint.

The Construction Golf Classic and Smoker continues to be an important fundraiser for the MBI-PAC and the funds raised here will help MBI play a major role in construction and business issues at the Iowa Capitol come January.   Also, with this being a non-election year, the MBI-PAC is able to use this event to help be in a position to actively support pro-business, pro-construction candidates as November 2014 draws near.