The International Masonry Institute (IMI) has launched its New Contractor Start Up Program to help professional contractors meet today’s marketplace demands.
Masonry Institute (IMI) has launched its New Contractor Start Up Program to
help develop motivated union craftworkers into the professional contractors
that today’s marketplace demands. Classes in estimating, project management,
quality assurance and marketing give them the right tools to get started.
“Competition among professional contractors serves the union masonry
industry well by raising the bar,” says IMI Co-Chair James Boland, President of
the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. As a
labor-management alliance of BAC and its contractors, IMI promotes quality
masonry construction through craft training and technical assistance to the
design and building communities.
IMI continues to support contractors through Contractor College courses
that offer the latest technical information and business management strategies,
ranging from New Products and Technologies to Quality Assurance.
IMI also helps contractors compete in the green marketplace through the
Sustainable Masonry Certification Program, which educates them on
sustainability practices and their role in the LEED certification process.
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IMI contractor program raises educational bar
June 1, 2010