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2016 Blueprint Reading & Material Take-off Workshop

The MSLBMDA4will be conducting an Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Workshop December 7-8, 2016 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. Important—Register Now! Because of the individual attention required for the workshop, class size will be limited.

Day 1– Wed., December 7

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–Thurs., December 8

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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2016 LBM Workshop

Introduction to Building Material Sales

Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 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 understanding 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
  • Abbreviations, formulas, measures,
  • Margins, board footage, price con-
  • Customer relations & Practical
  • How profits are made (and lost)
  • Product usage on the jobsite - from trusses, roofing, soffit/siding, mouldings and dows, insulation, ventilation and builders r-values versions selling skills boards to plywood, cement, floor, walls, interior finish, stair parts, doors, win- 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.

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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2017 Products Expo

Sign Up Today For The 2017 Expo!

  • Date: Thursday, February 16, 2017
  • Location: The Denver Mart
  • Show Hours: 11AM - 8PM

Thanks to all of you who attended and participated in our 2016 Expo! We’re looking forward to 2017 and again have a Chili-Cookoff planned between some of our participating vendors from noon - 2PM, and we'll have some goodies to offer that evening from 5-7 PM as well. Another fantastic GRAND PRIZE giveaway for dealers who are present.

Dealers: mark your calendars, invite your contractor customers, and plan on joining us for this premiere industry event! It is the perfect event to bring you together with the people you do business with all year.

Suppliers: With only 16 booths still available, make sure you have your 2017 booth space secured by giving us a call at (303) 793-0859 or (800) 365-0919. Check the website often for further details as they are finalized.

2016 Products Expo

How The West IS Won: Building A Strong America

The MSLBMDA & our 2016 Exhibitor Partners Invite You to Attend This Premiere Industry Event

  • Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Place: The Denver Mart - 451 E 58th Ave, Denver, CO
  • Chili: Cookoff from 12:00 PM to 2:00PM
  • Bar: Snacks and Cash Bar 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

FREE Admission with Ticket of Invitation! Call 303-793-0859 to register.

Hourly Prizes & One Grand Prize You Won't Want to Miss!

One LUCKY Retail Dealer Company will WIN GIFT CERTIFICATES TOWARD A TRUCKLOAD OF NEW BUILDING MATERIALS VALUED AT $13,000 AND GROWING! Compliments of our GRAND PRIZE Sponsors! AND, the winning ticket holder will walk away with $300 in Southwest Gift Cards to use for travel in the Wild West or anywhere they provide air service! Have a great trip on us!

  • Make New Contacts That Can Lead To Future Business!
  • Hourly Prizes & One Amazing Grand Prize Giveaway - Must Be Present!
  • See and Learn About What’s New In The Industry!
  • Strengthen Current Business Relationships!
  • Enjoy Chili Cookoff & Hosted Culinary Treats

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