Fast Track

Are you using the Build Iowa workforce recruitment resources?
As part of the Build Iowa workforce development initiative, we have created many tools and resources available to help showcase the construction industry to those interested in learning more.  The Build Iowa section on the MBI website contains links to many resources that you can start using today in your workforce recruitment efforts (links below).
We also have various marketing items that we can send to your office that you can hand out to students when you meet with them for classroom presentations and career fairs:
  • BUILD IOWA BOOKLET - This booklet complements the website and contains information about various careers and is a great resource for students. There is space on the front of this booklet to place a label containing YOUR COMPANY information.
  • BUILD IOWA BROCHURE - A simple brochure outlining the website and features.
  • BUILD IOWA SILICONE BRACELETS - Like the 'LIVE STRONG' bracelets, these are available in multiple colors with 'WWW.BUILDIOWA.ORG' on them.
Resources available on the  Build Iowa section on the MBI website:
Are you using the MBI Job Board to advertise entry level positions? You should be.  Click here to view Micah's video on why. 

Only 2 Locations Remain to Sponsor the SOLD OUT Cornerstone Academy Class of 2018!
Silica Training Course
Plan Your Training Now
Cornerstone Academy is SOLD OUT at its maximum capacity of 25 construction professionals! With that being said, now is the time to reserve your chance to take this group of leaders out to dinner!
The Cornerstone Academy meets in cities across the state for a two-day period and each of their sessions include a social/dinner on the first evening of the session. Sponsoring this dinner is a great networking opportunity to get one-on-one time with the current and future leaders of the construction industry.

Only two of their five sessions remain available for sponsorship and are listed below. We would like to THANK the other three sponsors of this year's class: BerganKDV, CAT Safety Training and Heartland Companies! 

Cornerstone Academy Dinner Sponsorship - $1,000 (Tax-deductible amount is $900)
  • Davenport - October 5, 2017 (Construction Week)
  • Ames - November 30, 2017
If you would like more information on who is in this year's class and if you would like to reserve one of the last two sponsorships, please contact Tania Bowman at or (515) 657-4390.
OSHA's final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica took effect on June 23, 2016 and all construction companies must be in compliance by September 23, 2017. To assist contractors with understanding the rule and the procedures required for compliance, MBI is offering a course on Controlling the Silica Hazard in Construction in two locations:
Des Moines - October 17, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Iowa City - October 18, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Tom Fulcher at or 515.657.4395.
The Annual MBI Learning Opportunities Planner is available for the 2017/18 training seasons!  The Learning Planner contains the calendar for all training that we have scheduled for 2017/18.  We encourage you to take a look to see if there is anything that your company could benefit from.
If you don't see something that your company needs training on, or if the dates of a listed course do not work with your company's schedule, MBI is able to schedule in-house training to fit your needs.  If you have any questions, or would like more information on scheduling private training for your company, please contact Tom Fulcher at (515) 657-4395 or

Congratulations CM-Lean Recipients!
Congratulations to the following individuals who have successfully completed the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Lean Construction Education Program and passed the AGC CM-Lean Exam to earn their AGC Certificate of Management - Lean Construction through Master Builders of Iowa!  This is the first group that has completed the process to earn this designation and we are proud of their accomplishments!
Larry Cormicle, Cormicle Consulting Services, LLC | Ames, IA       
Rob Davis, Bush Construction Company, Inc. | Davenport, IA
Anthony Herring, Woodruff Construction, LLC | Tiffin, IA
Thomas Hussong, RJM Construction | Minneapolis, MN
Brian Meyers, P.J. Hoerr | Peoria, IL
Joshua Thrap, Hy-Vee Construction, LC | Des Moines, IA
                Eric Schaller, Dean Snyder Construction | Ankeny, IA

  Master Builders of Iowa | P: 515-288-8904| F: 515-288-2617 | Email | Website

Learn about why our members should take advantage of the exclusive and free MBI Job Board by watching our new vlog post>>>View More

Social media has taken over our daily lives whether you want to admit it or not, so if you are passionate about this industry, share information about opportunities in construction frequently.  This will lead to your 'friends' and 'followers' being exposed to the opportunities in construction more frequently, which can only help the greater cause of educating our communities about the options for students after high school graduation that don't have to involve a four year degree in order to have a high-paying and rewarding career. An easy way to help spread the word about the often unknown opportunities in construction on social media is by following the 5 social media voices below and sharing their posts with your followers! >>>Read More

There are a lot of misconceptions out there about the industry, and Construction Week is another way for us to join forces in order to educate people about the opportunities for great careers in construction.  It is also an opportunity to celebrate the workforce and everything that they have built around us.  The following ideas can be used to extend the reach of the Construction Week campaign.>>>Read More
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