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Structural Masonry Special Inspector Workshop - Southfield

Special Inspection is the monitoring of the materials and workmanship that are critical to the integrity of the building structure.  It is a review of the work of the contractors to assure that the approved plans and specifications are being followed and that relevant codes and ordinances are being observed.

This workshop will prepare you for the Structural Masonry Special Inspector examination by the International Code Council.

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For more information contact Michelle.

MCAA Silica Train-the Trainer-Course

OSHA’s silica rule requires all jobsites to have:

  1. A written exposure control plan.
  2. A competent person who has been trained on the exposure control plan and silica on a jobsite.

The MCAA’s Silica Train-the-Trainer Course is a six-hour program that will train a key employee to train other employees to be a competent person with regard to the written exposure control plan. Certificates will be provided to those who complete the program.

For more information or to register, please visit the MCAA website or contact Mason Contractors Association of America at 800-536-2225.

MCAA Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar

The Masonry Wall Bracing Seminar has been developed to provide contractors with the know-how to confidently design and construct bracing for a variety of common masonry structures. This is an opportunity to save your company money by designing your own wall bracing rather than paying a structural engineer.

This course is intended to teach project managers, safety managers, foremen and any other responsible person to understand and implement the OSHA regulation on wall bracing, and the Standard Practice for Bracing Masonry Walls Under Construction. Completion of this course will allow your people to safely and efficiently design adequate masonry wall bracing.

For more information or to register, please visit MCAA website or contact Mason Contractors Association of America at 800-536-2225.

MIM Board of Trustees Meeting

BEC-GD Monthly Meeting

Topic and Speaker to be determined.

Admission: $5.00 at the door

Continuing Ed will be provided


M-Day 2018

Speakers will be announced soon!

5-6 CEUs

Sponsor table top displays available.

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MMCA 50th Anniversary Celebration!!

Special Saturday evening 50th Anniversary Community Dinner
with special guests in attendance and award certificates!!

If you have any questions, please contact Martha​.

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Friday, September, 21st
1:00pm-2:00pm      **Special Event** Tour of St. Marys Cement Plant @ Charlevoix
3:00pm-7:00pm      MMCA Registration/Happy Hour Get Together


Saturday, September, 22nd
8:00-8:30am       Meeting Registration @ Vienna B-function room
8:30-8:45am       Meeting Call to Order
8:45-9:45am       Educational Presentation –
Masonry – Past, Present & Future 9:45-10:00am Q & A
10:00-10:15am    Business Meeting/Election of Trustees
10:15-11:00am    Box Lunch for meeting attendees & golfers
11:00-11:15am    Golf Prep – Golf on Alpine Course
11:20-12:30pm    Golf Start with specific pre-assigned tee times
6:00- 8:00pm       Casual Gathering (hors d’oeuvre style) off-site @ Brewery in Petoskey

TMS Webinar: Specifying the Right Mortar and Grout for your Projects


After selecting masonry as a system for a project, a designer is faced with many choices of materials. For mortar and grout, one of the key ingredients is cement. With so many cementitious products available in the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for your project. It’s therefore essential to have a clear understanding of cement specifications that are referenced in mortar and grout standards. This webinar will review current cementitious materials that are allowed by ASTM mortar (C270) and grout (C476) specifications, provide a description of each type of cement, discuss key properties of mortar and grout, and show how to specify cements for mortar and grout efficiently and effectively.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the similarities and differences between portland cement, blended cement, hydraulic cement, and other cements specific to masonry construction.
  2. Review the cementitious materials and standards that are referenced in ASTM C270 on mortar and C476 on grout.
  3. Review the relevant properties of mortars and grouts and proper quality assurance techniques.
  4. Discuss effective specifications for cements for both mortar and grout.

About the Presenter

Jamie Farny is director, building marketing for the Portland Cement Association. He focuses on promoting the use of cement-based materials for low-rise buildings including various forms of concrete and concrete masonry. He is a member of several industry groups: The Masonry Society (TMS), the American Concrete Institute (ACI), and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). Farny has more than 25 years of experience in the construction industry and holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Masonry 101 - Southfield

Enhance your knowledge of masonry materials, fire resistance ratings, sound transmission class, energy requirements and masonry details!  If you are a design professional, engineer and/or architect, mason contractor, bricklayer, building official, building inspector, plan reviewer, masonry supplier representative, etc., this ONE day seminar is for you!

For more information contact Michelle.

BEC-GD Symposium - Enclosure Consciousness 2018

Mark your calendar for this year’s BEC-GD Annual Symposium.

Topics and Speaker information to come.

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