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MSLBMDA's CO Legislative Reception

  • Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
  • Place: The City Grille, 321 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO

Co-hosted with Colorado Timber Industry Association and Colorado-Wyoming Society of American Foresters

Details Forthcoming

2015 LBM Sales and Estimating Workshop

Introduction to Building Material Sales

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, the MSLBMDA is offering the Introduction to Building Material Sales at the Doubletree Denver-Stapleton North, 4040 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80216. Rooms are available for $99 by calling 303-321-6666 or 1-800-222-8733 and mentioning Mountain States Lumber Dealers. Workshop hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your instructor will be Casey Voorhees, Western Building Material Association’s Executive Director.

This is a new session and provides your entry-level personnel with a basic understand- ing of building material operations, product usage in residential construction and customer service basics.

Comments from attendees: “I wished I would have had this when I first started”; “Very good on materials & covered a basis to build on.”; “Very informative, lots of helpful info”; “Good core class”; “Our four employees had a very positive learning experience. I would hope to see you continue with these classes.”

Topics covered include:

  • Building material terminology
  • Abreviations, formulas, measures, r-vaules
  • Margins, board footage, price conversions
  • Customer relations & practical selling skills
  • How profits are made (and lost)
  • Product usage on the jobsite - from boards to plywood, cement, floor, walls, trusses, roofing, soffit/siding, mouldings and interior finish, stair parts, doors, windows, insulation, ventilation and builders hardware

Who should attend: Sales and yard personnel new to the building supply industry or needing a refresher course will benefit from this workshop. Registration includes lunch and a building material reference manual.

Important, Register Now! Please complete and fax (or mail) this registration form today! No shows affect opportunities for others to attend. Consequently, cancellations not received within 72 hours of the workshop will forfeit their registration fees. Hotel reservations call Ramada Plaza Denver Central (303) 292-9500. $85 room rate.

Fees: $145 per attendee for MSLBMDA member firms.
Non-MSLBMDA members are $275 per attendee and must be paid in advance.

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Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off

The MSLBMDA will be conducting an Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Workshop December 9-10, 2015 at the Doubletree by Hilton Denver-Stapleton North, 4040 Quebec St, Denver 80216, 303-321-6666, $99 room rates. Workshop hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Your instructor will be Casey Voorhees, WBMA’s Executive Director. This is the program that your employees have been waiting for— the workshop will consist of 2 full days of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take-off. Attendees will receive hands-on experience figuring an actual set of working drawings. This program is not two one-day classes, but a two-day program designed to take your employees from the basics through a complete take-off.

Registration fee for this 2-day workshop is $395 per member, $695 nonmember. Included in your registration fee is a course manual, set of blueprints, architectural scale and joist/truss layout scale & breaks. Lunch is on your own and there are several restaurants nearby at Norfield (which is also home to a huge Bass ProShop). The hotel also provides a shuttle.

Attendees should bring a calculator and pencils.

This is all new material so sign up TODAY to guarantee your spot in this very popular workshop. Because of the individual attention required for the workshop, class size will be limited. Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. No shows affect opportunities for others to attend. Consequently, cancellations not received within 72 hours of the workshop will forfeit their registration fees.

Day 1 - Wednesday, December 9
Attendees will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views. Students will be introduced to various residential construction methods and estimating formulas while working on a basic single level home with a trussed roof.

Day 2 - Thursday, December 10
Attendees will work on a contemporary home that will include irregular floor and roof layouts. Additional attention will be given to stick framed roof systems including valley over-framing, common, hip and jack rafters.

Material Covered:

  • Blueprint Reading
  • Scale Usage
  • Estimating Formulas
  • Material Applications
  • Floor Layout
  • Wall Framing
  • Roof System
  • Siding & Exterior Trim
  • Insulation & Wallboard

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