Internationally Accredited Contractor Education Program Coming to NWI

Internationally Accredited Contractor Education Program Coming to NWI

The Northwest Indiana Mason Contractors Association (NWIMCA) is going to host a free continuing education program on February 23rd to upskill the regional contractor community. Lessons will bring together architectural, engineering, construction, and masonry professionals for opportunities to collaborate and learn together.

This program will meet criteria under the Architects International Association (AIA/CES) continuing education guidelines, which are considered some of the best learning standards in the industry.

The free event will take place at the Construction Advancement Foundation’s facility in Portage (6050 Southport Road) from 8:00AM to 2:30PM on February 23rd. Breakfast and lunch will be included. Those wishing to attend or sponsor the program can learn more on the NWIMCA website.

Activities during the program will include:

  • Insights about masonry materials for architects, including how to incorporate these materials into building designs.
  • Best practices about flashing, moisture control, and preventing damage caused by moisture.
  • Information about the movement characteristics of structural masonry wall systems.
  • An introduction to air and water-resistive barriers and how they work.
  • Plus, hands-on masonry basics. (Be sure to dress accordingly for this portion.)

AIA members that attend this event will receive up to 5 H/S/W learning units, which will be reported directly to the AIA. Most state licensing boards accept AIA transcripts as verification that individuals have completed continuing education courses.

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