The International Masonry Institute (IMI) recently launched the 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.
among professional contractors serves the union masonry industry well by
raising the bar,” said 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.
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.
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.
about IMI programs, go to www.imiweb.org .