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October 20, 2018

What Are You Missing?

It is common knowledge that investing in anything comes with an inherent degree of risk. Sometimes that risk is large… sometimes small. Most would agree, however, that an investment decision is typically based on the potential for return.

Construction Dive: Construction managers offer increased transparency and improve construction outcomes

Often a problem not only calls but screams for a solution. The field of Construction Management (CM) rose out of such a need. In an industry where lack of transparency is a frequent complaint, a view into real construction costs is beneficial to Owners, investors and the public. Construction Management provides such a view. You can’t put a value on public trust – so this is a win for the construction industry as a whole.

Safety Dividend Paying Insurance Program

We want to remind our members to speak to your insurance agent about the insurance program that is available through United Fire Group (UFG). UFG has written and issued over 140 policies to MBI members and Construction Update Network subscribers, with over $6,311,000 written premium in the program as of June 1, 2017.  Contractors insured in the program are eligible to earn a safety group dividend for their property and casualty lines of insurance (excluding workers compensation).

MBI’s Partner for Workers’ Comp Insurance

In 2013, MBI partnered with Midwest Builders’ Casualty Group (MWBC) to provide our members with access to their specialized workers’ compensation insurance program.  MWBC has focused on providing workers’ comp coverage to the commercial construction industry throughout the Midwest for over thirty years.  Their success has come from providing the highest level of service and knowledge because of their focused market.  They understand the construction industry and have built their program on fostering long-term partnerships by maintaining both competitive and stable pricing, while not overreacting when claims occur.  MWBC is also a dividend paying program that utilizes the most generous loss ratio for dividend qualification purposes in the industry.

Plan Now to Hold a Successful Construction Week Celebration

We invite and encourage you to join us in celebrating Construction Week 2017!  We held the first annual Construction Week in 2016 and saw many successes.  We invite you to celebrate our built environment and showcase those who create it, increase public dialogue about the shortage of construction workers and bring construction to life for students, educators and parents in an industry-wide collaborative effort.

Your Life Just Got Simpler

Iowa Bid Date

Your life is busy. The last thing you can afford is wasted time. If you are an architect, engineer, project owner, owner representative, construction manager, or anything in between,  IowaBidDate.com is the perfect tool to make sure your project advances to the building stage without unnecessary hiccups.

The New Blog on the Block

MBI entered the world of blogs on February 3, 2017 and we’ve been blogging ever since.  For years, we had been hearing the countless reasons for why a business should have a blog.  They are all great, very valid reasons, but I think the only thing that had been holding us back was the intimidation of actually writing blog posts on a regular basis.  Twenty short years after the term weblog was born, the MBI blog was born.  We can be categorized as a late adopter, but better late than never. 

MBI Partner UFG and the Safety Dividend Paying Insurance Program

As we near the halfway mark of 2017, we want to reach out and remind our members to speak to your insurance agent about the insurance program that is available through United Fire Group (UFG). UFG has written and issued over 140 policies to MBI members and Construction Update Network subscribers, with over $6,311,000 written premium in the program as of June 1, 2017.  Contractors insured in the program are eligible to earn a safety group dividend for their property and casualty lines of insurance (excluding workers compensation).

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