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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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MSLBMDA's '16 Fundraiser Brew Fest

Fundraiser For Disabled Heroes


Join your friends in the lumber and building materials industry in support- ing our disabled veterans. Support Local Outfitters, CO Breweries, and Distilleries and have a great time in the process!

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc. is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.

  • Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Time: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Place: Mile High Station, 2027 W Colfax Ave., Denver, CO
  • Cost: $50 pp ● 10 Ticket Packs $450 ● 20 Ticket Packs $800

Fantastic live auction items, silent auction items, other brewers and products available to taste and enjoy- all for a great cause! Great food and great time- guaranteed!

Take a look at some of our phenomenal auction items!

  • 5 day/4 nights private Catamaran charter live aboard adventure for up to eight people in Abaco, Bahamas - $7,800 VALUE!
  • 5 day/4 nights private Catamaran charter Bonefishing adventure for 4 people in Abaco, Bahamas $6700 VALUE!
  • MT—Clark's Fork River Lodge - 4 nights/3 days fishing for up to 12!
  • Exciting San Diego SHARK Trip!
  • 2 nights/2 days of fishing at Max Guetz’s cabins on the Conejos River in CO
  • 3 day Float Fishing Trip with Dan Lowe as your Guide on the Big Horn River in MT

Western Slope Golf Tournament

The MSLBMDA and the Colorado Council are pleased to invite you to leave the challenges of the day behind and join in the fun of the Western Slope Golf Tournament. Suppliers, Dealers & Contractor Customers - get ready for a good day of golf and a great time! FAX this registration back to the MSLBMDA today at (303) 290-9137 or call (303) 793-0859 or (800) 365-0919. Please sign up by August 15, 2016. Limited to first 120 players. Thanks and see you there!

  • WHO: Open to everyone who enjoys golf and a great time! You too, ladies!
  • WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2016 • 8:00 AM Shotgun Start. Four-Man Scramble Format.
  • NEW LOCATION: Adobe Creek National • 876 18 1/2 Road, Fruita, CO 81521• 970-858-0521
  • COST: $80 per member or member guest which includes: a sack lunch at 11:30 AM, cart rental and green fees, prizes and a dinner following the tournament. Mulligans for sale- take one shot over per nine holes at $2 each. Nonmember fee $100 per person.
  • SPONSORSHIP: Hole sponsorship $120. Beverage Sponsorship $150. Your sponsorship goes a long way in offsetting the costs of making this a first-class event. Your name will appear in all publicity and we will post a sign announcing your sponsorship at a tee box. Thanks so much!
  • P.S. Don't forget your rain gear! • Thanks to Chairman, Paul Olson, R/W Specialties!

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