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Industry Recognition Events
February 27-28, 2018
Master Builders of Iowa recognizes our members' accomplishments through award programs that highlight excellence in industry initiatives and that represent tenets of our Association: Skill - Integrity - Responsibility. Each year, the MBI awards are sought after by the best in Iowa's commercial construction industry. The awards and recognition programs celebrate the success of MBI member companies and spotlight individual and company-wide accomplishments.
These award events have become popular Annual Winter Conference activities, attracting hundreds of attendees to each presentation. We invite and encourage those in the construction industry to attend this year's award presentations at the Annual Winter Conference - February 27-28. The awards events tend to sell out, so register early!
Build Iowa Breakfast
Tuesday, February 27, 2018  |  7:30 - 8:30 AM  
Guest Speaker: Wally Adamchik, U.S. Marine Corp Veteran
Masters Award Luncheon
Tuesday, February 27, 2018  |  12:15 - 1:45 PM  
Guest Speaker: Bob Stoops, Former Head Football Coach University of Oklahoma
Safety Award Breakfast
Wednesday, February 28, 2018  |  8:15 - 9:45 AM 
Guest Speaker: Danny Forster, Architect & Emmy Award Winning Director / Producer
CLICK HERE to view the Winter Conference Brochure.
CLICK HERE to view the Winter Conference Registration Form.  
Reserve Your Hotel Accommodations Today!
Association's Annual Membership Meeting
Looking for Master Builder Designation Credits?
Master Builders of Iowa has reserved a block of rooms at the Prairie Meadows Hotel (1 Prairie Meadows Drive - Altoona, IA) for your convenience. The special group rates will expire on January 12, 2018. Room reservations can be made at using group code 022618MAS or by calling reservations at (515) 957-3000 or (800) 325-9015. Please ask for the Master Builders of Iowa room block when making your reservation.
Employees of MBI member companies are encouraged to attend the Association's annual business meeting. This year's meeting will include a presentation by Matt Bruinekool, a report on plans and initiatives, as well as the Associations' financial year. The agenda will also include recognition of the 750 Club members and the MB EYE on the Future class. Immediately following the membership meeting, a welcome reception will be held from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
Understanding Generational Differences and Leading a Multi-Generational Workforce
Today construction companies are composed of workers from four different generations. The interplay between these generations is having a significant impact on workplace dynamics and the culture of our organizations. These differences combined with our workforce shortages are testing our skills as leaders and managers. This program will discuss the four generations that make up our workforce. Participants will learn about what each generation values in the workplace and will engage in dialogue about how to work with, manage, and lead this complex workforce.
Annual Membership Meeting
February 26, 2018
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Meeting
5:00 - 6:00 PM - Reception 
CLICK HERE to register. 
If you are enrolled in the Master Builder Designation program and would like to earn several credits at one event, be sure to mark your calendar for the MBI Annual Winter Conference on February 27 & 28, 2018! With a wide range of seminar topics and top-shelf presenters, the Annual Winter Conference is the ideal event to gain additional industry knowledge in many areas. 
Below is the list of credits that are offered at the 2018 MBI Annual Winter Conference:
  • Project Management - 9 credits
  • Leadership - 27 credits
  • Safety - 30 credits
  • Ecological - 6 credits
By attending a seminar in each time slot available on each day, you will capture a total of 12 Master Builder Designation credits!
Not yet enrolled in the Master Builder Designation program? No problem! Enroll today or at the conference and you will be off to a great start with your credits.
For additional information on the Master Builder Designation program or credits offered at the Annual Winter Conference, contact Tom Fulcher at or (515) 657-4395.   

In December, the MBI Board of Directors approved their 2018 legislative agenda that included recommendations from the MBI Government Affairs Committee.  Throughout the summer and fall, our public affairs team has been working to identify priorities that we would focus on to improve the commercial construction industry.

There is always something interesting going on at the Iowa Statehouse during the legislative session and in an effort to enhance MBI's advocacy efforts and keep members informed, our public affairs team will host a series of webinars during the 2018 legislative session.  >>>Read More

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