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June 20, 2018

Annual Report

The Master Builders of Iowa Annual Report highlights the year's accomplishments and provides you with a thorough review of MBI's programs and our focus on being the essential resource for improving member performance.

The Master Builders of Iowa Annual Report highlights the year's accomplishments and provides you with a thorough review of MBI's programs and our focus on being the essential resource for improving member performance.

2017 started out on a high note with MBI seeing record attendance to our signature event, the Annual Winter Conference.  Over 1,300 attendees participated in the program’s education and safety offerings, and also took advantage of ample networking opportunities.  Later in the spring, MBI’s public affairs team shepherded a reduction of the statute of repose and a prohibition on Project Labor Agreements through the legislature and onto the Governor’s desk for final approval.

With favorable market conditions continuing to offer construction opportunities, the demand on training and education services also saw consistent growth.  MBI members are hiring and with these additional workers, members are utilizing MBI’s training programs at a level never seen before.  The Training on Demand Service has eclipsed the threshold of 2,000 individuals training during 2017.  Our leadership development programs like MB EYE on the Future, Cornerstone Academy, and The Leadership Experience continue to foster a tremendous amount of popularity.  Per the direction of the membership, we even developed a new program focused on field leadership called “Foundations of a Field Leader” that will be held in early 2018.

In following the direction of the Strategic Plan, MBI moved forward in re-inventing how to best deliver safety services to the industry.  With the re-alignment of Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. (CSSI), our safety team is developing safety services that are unparalleled in the industry.  In just a very short time, CSSI has expanded its service and training offerings, and has been able to create risk management approaches that can either focus on the company; the project (through WORKSAFE); or the employee (through Training on Demand) – or a combination thereof.  The flexibility of CSSI’s safety approach is creating new methods that a growing number of Iowa firms are embracing.

Finally, MBI continues to enhance its brand through social media and other communication mediums.  The MBI team works tireless to create interest in construction careers through its workforce development efforts and “Build Iowa” programs.  MBI also utilized the concept of Construction Week for the second year and saw a much high degree of member engagement on social media and community outreach.

 

 

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