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September 25, 2018

Education & Professional Development


Bluebeam Revu Basics

October 2, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presented by: Scott Koenig

Tighter budgets. Shorter timelines. Designing, engineering, bidding and building are more challenging than ever. So Bluebeam® Revu® has evolved, to keep you a step ahead. Bluebeam Revu 2018 fits seamlessly into your existing workflows, helping you access and share critical project information more efficiently—and complete your projects faster.

This session is designed to introduce new users to the core features of Bluebeam®Revu. You will learn the foundational skills necessary to organize, markup, edit and track comments in a PDF drawing set. 

Master Builder Designation Credits: Project Management - 2 

PLEASE NOTE: THIS ONLINE TRAINING SESSION WILL NOT BE RECORDED FOR FUTURE VIEWING


Iowa DNR Commercial Renovation/Remodeling Asbestos Notification Requirements - Webinar

October 9, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presenter:  Jamie Papian, iowa Lead & Asbestos Safety and Iowa Air Quality – Des Moines, IA

Often overlooked within the commercial construction industry is the 10-day Asbestos Notification of Demolition and Renovation which is required prior to beginning any demolition or renovation activities in a commercial building.   This requirement is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency (Asbestos NESHAP, 40 CFR 61.145) and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (Iowa Administrative Code 567 Chapter 23.1(3)). This webinar will focus on the steps, fees, and timelines that are required by contractors to adhere to the notification requirements as well as code compliance.


Why Unfair Contracts Lead to Failure and How ConsensusDocs Offers a Better Way! - Webinar

October 16, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenter:  Brian Perlberg, ConsensusDocs – Arlington, VA

Not all contracts set the foundation for project success. Unfair contracts raise prices up to 20%. Soon, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) will only offer the 2017 AIA A201 General Conditions Document edition. Learn what is new in the AIA A201, and how ConsensusDocs contracts present a viable alternative. Understand how to leverage the ConsensusDocs provisions as a viable alternative or in contract negotiations involving AIA or “original” contracts.


Environmental Workshop

October 23, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Jamie Papian, Iowa Lead & Asbestos Safety and Iowa Air Quality - Des Moines, IA

In the construction industry, exposure is most often related to demolition, repair, and maintenance activities being performed on residential, commercial, and industrial jobsites. In this interactive workshop, we will discuss materials that could potentially contain lead, asbestos or silica, situations in which they may be disturbed (knowingly or unknowingly) and which standards apply. Topics of all three materials will include: health hazards, permissible exposure levels, medical surveillance, recordkeeping, air monitoring, respiratory protection and protective clothing, training requirements, compliance, and best management practices.

Master Builder Designation Credits: Ecological - 7


Association Healthcare Plan - Webinar

October 25, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Presenters: Mike Pyle, Bearence Management Group - West Des Moines, IA and Joe Teeling, The Teeling Company - Waukee, IA

Recently, the efforts of federal and state policy makers have opened the door to new ideas and approaches to help control health care costs for employers. MBI sees this as an opportunity to explore options to which members could take advantage of an exclusive association health care plan. This webinar will provide an overview of MBI’s plan offering, as well as provide insights on how your firm can control health costs and take advantage of a more competitive health insurance market.


Advanced Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction

October 26, 2018
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Presenter: Brad Perkins, Construction Engineering, Senior Lecturer Iowa State University - Ames, IA

This course is a follow-up to the Master Builders of Iowa (MBI) Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction and will present attendees with advanced plan reading skills as well as quantity take-off and estimating using the RSMeans Manual. The morning session will include an extensive concrete take-off activity and the afternoon session will include an extensive interior finishes take-off activity.