January 20, 2019

Project Information

Join MBI Now to Receive $300 in Training

Becoming a company member of Master Builders of Iowa has many advantages but a major one for the first half of each year is a $300 training coupon for all new members. This can be a great way to get an immediate return on your investment while taking advantage of educational opportunities for you or your staff.

This is only a benefit that is offered for companies joining MBI in January – June so don’t wait!

Slow Down to Speed Up

In today’s marketplace it would be futile to attempt to find a portion of the business world that has not been changed drastically with the growth of cyberspace; shopping, banking, communication, entertainment.

Not to be left off the list is the way in which you can acquire your construction project information. There will always be two sides to the coin but if you were to draft a list of pros and cons the advantage of acquiring your project information digitally is overwhelming.

The Advantages of MBI Membership

You’ve already discovered the value of a Construction Update subscription for obtaining your construction project information, but did you know that you could get that same subscription for less by becoming an MBI member?

That’s right. When you are a member of Master Builders of Iowa, you receive a 20% discount on a regular Construction Update subscription. Click HERE to learn more about the benefits of becoming a member with Master Builders of Iowa, in addition to a 20% discount on your project information.

The old adage ‘knowledge is power’ would certainly apply to the world of bid date selection. More specifically, knowing the type, size, and location of bidding projects is of the utmost importance in making sure that you select the bid date that is right for your project.

With your project submission on you are notifying other project representatives of your projects’ bid date thus allowing them to choose a bid date that will not conflict with yours.

Construction Update Subscription

It is no secret that Iowa’s commercial construction industry is fast paced and constantly evolving. When your company is looking for a way to stay ahead of the bidding market, there is one option that stands out from the rest: a Construction Update Subscription.

Here at Construction Update, project information is our business and we work hard to make sure our information is accurate and complete. Our Construction Update Subscription provides your company with the three daily reports and one weekly report below.

Calling All Architects! Don’t Forget About is a free website that has been designed to assist project owners and their representatives with selecting the most beneficial bid date possible. The Construction Update Network tracks more than 4,000 projects on an annual basis, and all of these are placed into a bid date calendar that gives an up to date outlook of all currently bidding projects.

More Work to Come

With all of the ways the industry attempts to forecast future work, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is probably the most relied upon barometer. It is a measurement of design service billings, and historically has been very accurate in predicting the amount of nonresidential construction work that will take place 9-24 months down the road.

What Your Business Needs

The word ‘membership’ might bring a variety of things to your mind. It seems you can be a ‘member’ of almost anything today. Some are for fun, some are for discounts, and some just simply go unused. However, a membership to the Construction Update Network could be one of the biggest breakthroughs your business will ever receive.

10 Tips for Submitting Better Bids

As the commercial construction industry rolls into 2017, there is a very high likelihood that we will see more projects out for bid than any other year in the past decade. While estimators will be hard at work, any of them will tell you that there is always more than meets the eye when it comes to putting together a competitive bid.


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