Over 40 Professionals Attend Internationally Accredited Contractor Education Program

Over 40 Professionals Attend Internationally Accredited Contractor Education Program

Nearly fifty professionals from a variety of construction-related disciplines came together to collaborate and learn during the Northwest Indiana Mason Contractors Association’s (NWIMCA) recent continuing education program.

The program targeted architects, engineers, and the contractor community and was free to attend. Many of the lessons were designed to teach professionals about the ins-and-outs of masonry. For example, information about masonry materials was presented to architects so they could learn how to best utilize these construction materials in their building designs.

Attendees were able to earn continuing education credits (CEUs) that met criteria under the Architects International Association’s (AIA/CES) guidelines, which is an internationally accredited body that is considered to have some of the best learning standards in the industry.

“Our association is proud to host this event every year because it truly fosters a stronger sense of understanding throughout the building trades. You encounter lots of different types of contractors on construction projects, and when everyone can come together in a comprehensive way, things sure go a lot smoother. These relationships are key for successful project outcomes,” said Jeff Colvin, president of NWIMCA.

“There’s also the added benefit of high-quality education and career advancement opportunities for our attendees through the earning of CEUs,” Colvin said.

Other lessons that took place during the event included hands-on instruction about masonry basics, best practices about flashing and moisture control, information about the movement characteristics of structural masonry wall systems, and much more.

The association’s next major event will be the popular NWIMCA Golf Outing at White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point on August 22nd. Those wishing to attend are advised to register early, as the event is limited and may sell out well before August. More information on how to register or sponsor can be found at www.nwimca.org/golf-outing.

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