WORKSAFE Partnership Wins an OSCAR
The partnership between Iowa OSHA Consultation and Master Builders of Iowa has been recognized by the United States Department of Labor. The WORKSAFE program received an “OSCAR” at a recent regional conference meeting for its collaborative efforts between the industry and Iowa OSHA. The OSCAR (On-Site Consultation Achievement Recognition) was award to Iowa OSHA Consultation for its efforts to work with contractors and construction companies – via the WORKSAFE program - that traditionally never utilized OSHA consultation services. 

As you may know, WORKSAFE is the nation’s first safety program involving a public-private partnership. Since 2012, WORKSAFE has been offering a customized safety approach that is unique to each project and job site team. WORKSAFE is a construction job site recognition program that consists of pre-construction planning, job site surveys focused on preventing hazardous conditions from occurring, while also providing recognition that safety is a top priority for all involved in the project.
Stop! Take the Time to Honor Your Exceptional Employees
During Construction Week (Oct. 1-5, 2018), Master Builders of Iowa will shine the spotlight  on exceptional field workers of our member firms on social media and in our communication pieces. Take the time and let your exceptional field folks know how much you appreciate the job they do on a daily basis for your company. 

We are asking members of Master Builders of Iowa to submit exceptional field staff to have the spotlight on them! We will be posting all submissions sporadically throughout Construction Week 2018 on our Facebook and Twitter feeds. We will also be creating a photo gallery of all submissions on our website and they will be featured in the Winter Edition of the InsideMBI magazine. 

Check out last year’s exceptional field staff by clicking here

Simply return the  Submission Form  and a photo of your exceptional field worker to  Aly Schmidt ! Please limit your submissions to 5 individuals per company  (MBI member firms only) .
Bluebeam Revu 2018 Online Training Series – Register Today!
Master Builders of Iowa has once again joined forces with Bluebeam Inc. to provide MBI members with an excellent online training series at a great value. This year, we are providing training that covers all aspects of the new Bluebeam Revu 2018 that was released in April which features a new interface and enhancements designed to maximize productivity, improve predictability and fast-track new users while supporting existing workflows.

Prior to the five-part training series, MBI is offering a FREE online demonstration of Bluebeam Revu 2018 for MBI member employees. This 1-hour demo will provide a broad overview of Revu 2018 and some of the significant changes that you can expect to see.

If you have Revu 2018 or are considering upgrading, you do not want to miss these excellent training opportunities.

September 5, 2018 | 11:00am – 12:00pm: 2018 Revu Demo

October 2, 2018 | 10:00am – 12:00pm: 2018 Revu Basics
December 11, 2018 | 10:00 – 11:00am: 2018 Bluebeam Studio

February 5, 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm: 2018 Revu Document Control

March 26, 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm: 2018 Revu Measurements & Takeoffs – Essentials
April 16, 2019 | 10:00am – 12:00pm: 2018 Revu Measurements & Takeoffs – Expanded

Master Builder Designation enrollees will earn 9 Project Management Credits by attending the entire series.

CLICK HERE for the 2018 Bluebeam Revu Electronic Training Series brochure

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Tom Fulcher at or (515) 657-4395.
Mollie Tibbets Donation Information

You have probably heard news related to the disappearance of Mollie Tibbitts. Over the last couple of days, we have learned that Mollie and her family have many personal ties to Iowa’s construction industry. In an effort to help in the investigation, many Iowa construction trade organizations have passed along information to their respective members in hopes of increasing the scope of her search.

This link will direct you to a Crime Stoppers page that will give you some information on her search, as well as a fund that has been started to aid in her safe return. 

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