December 11, 2018

Education & Professional Development


2018 Bluebeam Revu - Bluebeam Studio

December 11, 2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Presenter:  Scott Koenig, Bluebeam - Pasadena, CA

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 Bluebeam Studio™. Users will learn the possibilities of document management using Studio Projects, as well as how to collaborate using Studio Sessions. 

Blueprint Reading for Commercial Construction

December 12 & 13, 2018 **SOLD OUT**

Construction drawings can be difficult to understand and mistakes can be costly. Being able to read and understand construction drawings is a fundamental skill for anyone involved in the construction industry. In this series, participants will gain the skills necessary to read and understand typical construction documents - blueprints and specifications.Blueprint Reading 2018 is SOLD OUT!  To be added to our waiting list for this program and early notification for the 2019 program, please email Tom Fulcher at

Session 1: **SOLD OUT**

Session 2:  **SOLD OUT**

Session 3: **SOLD OUT**

Project Pre-Qualification and Training Vault!

Master Builders of Iowa recently released the MBI Training Vault as an online education and training credential tracking tool that is a free service for MBI member firms and their employees.  In addition to all of the outstanding tracking features of Training Vault, we have built in a component that assists MBI members with their project pre-qualification process as it relates to the education, training, and safety of the their workforce.

ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa

Become a Mentor

There is still time to become a mentor with the ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa!

The ACE Mentor Program was created to address the growing need for skilled professionals in the architecture, construction and engineering industries - a shortage that could become a crisis if current trends continue.  The ACE Mentor Program of Central Iowa is part of a nationwide program of outreach and mentoring for students across the country where ACE has a presence. The mentors are professionals from leading design and construction firms who volunteer their time and energy to engage, inform, and challenge youth.

Why Training Is Important in Today’s Economy

By Michael E. Kuritz
Everyone wants a competitive advantage. Be it the safest record, the fastest crew, or the least amount of rework there is always a race in construction to be the best. In the race for your company to be smarter, stronger, and faster everyone within the company must also be striving to be the smartest, the strongest, and the fastest.

On every job—from the multi-million dollar bridge to a small office building—the superintendent is the heart of the project. They drive the schedule, manage the crews, and coordinate with project partners to get the job done.

Surviving Public Speaking

Fear is a funny thing. Not so funny when it happens to you, especially when speaking to a group of customers or strangers. Logically, you know there’s no physical threat, but emotionally it’s an approaching tsunami. I know. I’ve experienced all the symptoms.

One on one we do fine. We speak clearly. We’ve got a personality. So why the sweaty palms, rapid heart rate, light-headedness, trembling knees, and disorganized thoughts standing before a crowd? What changes?

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