2023 Winter Conference Brochure

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2023 February 28th - March 1st | Iowa Events Center - 730 3rd St. | Des Moines, IA ELEMENTS WC 2023
WINTER CONFERENCE

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We are pleased to invite you to attend Master Builders of Iowa’s Annual Winter Conference scheduled for February 28 - March 1, 2023 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. This brochure includes information on the two days of educational sessions and popular annual events which are sure to attract all of the positions and skill levels throughout the commercial construction industry. Through this conference, the associations staple annual event, we are dedicated to providing our industry with the best of the best. We are proud to be able to bring in top rated speakers from around the country that provide attendees with timely and relevant topics and tools that can be immediately implemented, as well as inspirational messages, and entertainment.

We are once again offering Pricing Packages. (see page 38), which offer MBI members significant discounts and incentives to send multiple employees to a wide variety of learning opportunities that encompass a broad cross-section of subjects with high-quality, experienced presenters. New this year - is the Pick 3 for $300, which allows registrants to attend 3 sessionson Wednesday plus lunch, all included for a discounted fee. The venue for this event, The Iowa Events Center provides MBI with the space to host over 80 displays and exhibits including everything from equipment, materials, goods and services to interactive displays and simulators! Hotel and registration information is also included, and the MBI staff is ready to assist in answering your questions and getting you registered for the conference. For assistance, please contact Nichole Fry - NFry@MBI.Build or 515-657-4386.

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For the 3rd consecutive year, the Winter Conference will feature an event app. The Winter Conference event app will help facilitate a valuable conference experience for all participants, exhibitors, and sponsors.

The process is simple! Users are able to download the event app from the App Store on Apple devices or the Google Play Store on Android devices. After downloading the app, you will gain access to the conference platform by entering your name and email address. Once

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TUESDAY FEBRUARY 2023 28

6:30 am

Registration Open

7:00 am - 6:30 pm Exhibits Open

7:30 - 8:45 am

Build Iowa Breakfast | Business Meeting

Keynote: The Leader Everyone Loves to Follow

Sponsored By: Holmes Murphy & Associates, LLC

9:00 - 11:30 am

AM Sessions

How Top Performers Deploy BOLDNESS in Leadership

ESOPs - How They Work and Steps to Navigate Negotiating for Success

Influencing Up

Strategic Leadership

The Surprising DNA of Construction’s MVPs

11:45 am - 1:45 pm

Masters Award Luncheon

Keynote: Raise Your Game - Maximize Your Individual Performance, Contribution, and Significance

Sponsored By: TrueNorth Insurance & Financial Strategies

2:00 - 4:00 pm

PM Sessions

Unbeatable Teams - Creating Championship Cohesion, Accountability, and Culture

Salary and Compensation Trends

Effective Communication in Selling and Doing

Measure Twice, Cut Once! Enhanced Planning and Documenting Strategies

Bottom-Line Leadership

Understanding Uncertainty and Resilience in Supply Chains

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Construction Industry Reception

Sponsored By: North Risk Partners | RSM US LLC | Whitfield & Eddy Law

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6:30 am

WEDNESDAY MARCH 2023

Registration Open

7:00 am - 2:00 pm Exhibits Open

7:30 - 8:45 am Workforce Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 am

AM Sessions

If You Fall, You May Lose It All - Part 1

Respirators - Clean Air Matters

Fleet Safety - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for Iowa Contractors

Lead and Asbestos Awareness: What You Should Do and What You Are Required to Do

EMR, TRIR & DART - Managing Your Lagging Indicators Like a Boss

Emergency Action Plans/Site Security

Scaffold Awareness

10:00 - 11:00 am Exhibit Finale

Last Hour to visit the exhibit displays

11:00 am - 12:00 pm AM Sessions

If You Fall, You May Lose It All - Part 2

Mobile Equipment Safety

Electrical and Arc Flash Safety

Crystalline Silica and Improving Worker Protection

Rigging - Below Hook Inspections

Active Shooter in the Workplace

Housekeeping/Material Handling

12:15 - 1:15 pm

Safety Awards Luncheon

Keynote: See Something, Say Something!

Sponsored By: UFG Insurance

PM Sessions

1:30 - 3:00 pm Questions and Answers with Iowa OSHA

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Life-Saving Fire Protection and Prevention Strategies

1:30 - 3:30 pm When One Door Closes, Another Opens

1:30 - 3:30 pm Civilian Trauma Response

1:30 - 3:30 pm One Thing Safer

1:30 - 4:30 pm Confined Space Entry and Technical Rescue

1:30 - 4:30 pm Building a Foundation for Sustainable Employee Engagement & Retention

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BUILD IOWA BREAKFAST

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

7:30 - 8:45 am

Fee: $45 per person

& Business Meeting

The Build Iowa Breakfast is an excellent opportunity for attendees to network with industry colleagues and friends in preparation for an educational and inspiring day of seminars, exhibitors, and awards. As part of this event, MBI will conduct the business of the annual meeting including a report on 2022, new initiatives planned for 2023, and the annual election of officers appointed to serve on the MBI Board of Directors. The highlight and namesake of this event is the presentation of the 2023 Build Iowa Award that will honor an individual who best exemplifies the tenets of our organization; Skill, Responsibility, and Integrity throughout their career in Iowa’s commercial building industry.

Keynote

The Leader Everyone Loves to Follow

In this motivational and challenging keynote, Jordan Montgomery will address current, future, and aspiring industry leaders while focusing on how to be or become an effective and inspirational leader that employees want to follow…regardless of your role in your organization! Drawing on inspiration from top leaders and his own leadership journey, Jordan teaches some of the most important principles in leadership including encouraging others, communicating effectively and remaining authentic. Performing as a company and industry leader and making your people a priority while driving massive results is possible…this keynote will provide you with the tools and strategies to get there!

Jordan Montgomery is the founder and owner of Montgomery Companies and is a highly regarded performance coach speaker whose clients include business executives, sales organizations, and entrepreneurs.

From small town Iowa, to a dominant force in the performance coaching industry, Jordan consults executives at Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and sales people. Jordan’s authentic, engaging and powerful presentations have become nationally recognized. He has shared the stage with Jon Gordon, Aeneas Williams, Rory Vaden, Ron White, David Akers, Elizabeth Smart and Tom Ferry.

In addition to his work speaking and coaching, Jordan is an accomplished business leader who has managed top-performing sales teams in the financial services industry. Jordan earned his Business Degree from the University of Iowa and in 2020, was named a Top 20 Entrepreneur by Yahoo Finance.

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HOW TOP PERFORMERS DEPLOY BOLDNESS IN LEADERSHIP

In his work with thousands of top performers around the country, Jordan Montgomery has consistently found one trait that unites them all – BOLDNESS!! More important than knowledge, skillset or insights, BOLDNESS is the most common predictor of success and influence. Someone who is bold is willing to take risks, act innovatively and operate with high levels of confidence and courage. In this seminar attendees will walk with Jordan through the key steps in growing in your boldness including addressing your fears, doing little things that scare you, acknowledging your strengths, and being willing to fail.

Fee: $225 per person

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AM SESSIONS 9:00 - 11:30 AM
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Jordan Montgomery | Montgomery Companies - Tiffin, IA Bio can be found on page 8.
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on Page 38 ---- The Performance Track. Register 4 people from the same company (each can attend two different sessions) for $2,600 and everyone registered after that (from the same company) can attend any of Tuesday’s sessions at absolutely NO COST! MBI Members ONLY

ESOPS - HOW THEY WORK AND STEPS TO NAVIGATE

Over the past few years, ESOP’s or Employee Stock Ownership Plans have gained a great deal of interest from companies within the commercial construction space as well as those serving other industries. When exploring ESOP’s as an option for your company, it is vitally important that you take a look at how ESOP’s work, benefits and drawbacks, the best time to consider transitioning, and much more. In this panel led and interactive session, ESOP experts from BCC Advisors, Principal, and Bankers Trust will take a deep dive into ESOPs while providing insight from their respective angle in the ESOP process and will join forces to answer your most pressing questions.

Fee: $225 per person

Joe DeJong | Bankers Trust – Des Moines, IA

Joe joined Bankers Trust as Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer in December 2008. Beginning in 2013, Joe began serving as the Managing Director of ESOP Finance, working with middle market companies in the structuring and financing of ESOP plans throughout the Midwest. Joe was promoted to his current role in 2022 and serves on the bank’s Management Committee. Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa with a minor in real estate finance.

Jerry Ripperger | Principal – West Des Moines, IA

As an advocate for owners and employees of growing businesses, Jerry tours the country educating advisors on serving their business-owner clients. Currently he focuses on implementing employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and equity compensation plans (both long term incentive plans and employee stock purchase plans). Jerry is an industry-recognized benefits spokesperson and author with articles published in numerous trade publications. Jerry has degrees in management, economics and business from the University of Northern Iowa and Drake University.

Greg Weber | BCC Advisers – Des Moines, IA

Greg is a business adviser and consultant focusing on business valuations for closely held businesses. Greg joined BCC in 1998 and has particular expertise in appraisals for Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and estate and gift tax filings. His ESOP work includes initial and transaction consulting, fairness opinions, and ongoing appraisals.

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NEGOTIATING FOR SUCCESS

This seminar is designed to equip industry professionals to effectively handle the challenges of building clarity and understanding across projects and teams. Compressed schedules and complicated projects continually run the risk of frustrated clients and discouraged employees leading to longer project times, increased costs, and higher turnover. Successful leaders know exceptional outcomes aren’t an accident, but begin with effectively communicating & negotiating needs, visions, expectations, and responsibilities. Attendees will discover their own negotiating style, principles to eliminate, vital negotiating tools, and much more.

Fee: $225 per person

Dean Heffta | Clarus Results – Peoria, IL

Dean provides strategic clarity, leadership development, and communication training to construction, manufacturing, and agricultural companies throughout the US. His mission is to amplify the impact of each person and organization. Dean brings his first-hand experience in executive leadership and team training to his speaking and training. He delivers insights to audiences and in the consulting work of his Peoria, IL based firm, Clarus Results. Raised on his family’s farm in northeastern North Dakota, he is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and Drake University’s MBA program. Dean hosts “Communication on Point” podcast and is the co-author of “PCM in Interactions” - a handbook for effective communication.

INFLUENCING UP

Influential leadership is the key attribute that separates individuals who can manage a team versus those who can influence without authority. Influencing subordinates or providing direction is a practice that has been targeted as critical soft skill development for a few decades now. The gap in many of these developmental programs is targeting our ability to influence those we do not have authority over, as well as influencing those up the chain of command. In this seminar, we will dive into the four domains of effective influential leadership provided by the US Army Rangers. We will develop individual leadership profiles while working through the four domains, identifying which areas individuals are more robust in while identifying which areas could use some development.

Fee: $225 per person

Joe Melton | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. – West Des Moines, IA

Joe has over a decade of experience in safety and organizational reliability supporting organizations in varying sizes and industries primarily through a lead consultant and director role with large international consulting firms as well as regional firms. Joe has extensive experience in enhancing organizations performance through leadership development, Safety Management Systems, regulatory compliance, predictive analytics, conflict resolution, strategic & operational planning and personnel management. Joe has supported his previous customers through hazard recognition coaching, safety committee development, Behavior Based Safety implementation, support and data analysis. Joe has a passion for assisting organization in their pursuit of safety excellence by identifying and mitigating the most dangerous risk and hazards that leads to a severe incident and fatality potential (SIF). Joe leads by example through positive reinforcement, positive coaching to motivate sustainable behavior change to enhance the overall organizational culture with a dedication to an inclusive safety culture.

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STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

To stay relevant, be a source of competitive advantage for the organization, and deliver extraordinary results, leaders have a unique and specific responsibility for thinking, acting, and leading others with an intentional approach. This Strategic Leadership seminar is designed to help leaders operate their part of the business in a strategic way and more effectively formulate and execute initiatives and plans that align with the organization’s overarching plan. This dynamic learning experience will provide insights and tools to increase strategic-leadership qualities and characteristics while providing fundamental concepts and principles to real situations so that attendees leave knowing how to develop and execute on a plan for success.

Fee: $225 per person

Eric Mead | Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness - Sandy, UT

Eric is the Senior Vice President and a Senior Consultant at CMOE. With 25 years of experience in learning and development, business performance consulting, and executive coaching, Eric has worked with various leaders and team members across the globe. His sessions are filled with essential tips, tools, and resources that will assist individuals and organizations with performance improvement, leadership growth, and team-member effectiveness. Eric earned a BS in Organizational Communication from the University of Utah and recently co-authored the book Coaching for Results: The 5 TIPS that Drive Performance.

THE SURPRISING DNA OF CONSTRUCTION’S MVPS

What makes the MVPs in the construction management industry tick? How do they naturally think and behave? What are the unique talents they bring to the table, that extend far beyond the most common professional qualifications that have been traditionally valued. Much of their differentiating DNA is surprising and some of it might even ruffle a few feathers in your organization—in a really good way. Are you a rookie with impressive potential? Or a senior manager responsible for training that rookie? Or a seasoned leader responsible for building a team that can make it rain without you? This seminar will provide a deep dive into some lessthan-obvious, and often counter-intuitive, talent development insights that will leave you saying, “Hmm, I never thought about it like that.”

Fee: $225 per person

Coty Fournier | Coty Fournier International – Davenport, IA

Coty is a dynamic, visionary leader with 30 years of operations and business development experience on both sides of the Owner-GC equation—as both a corporate executive and entrepreneur in the U.S. construction industry and its related technology spaces. She is also the Founder and former CEO of Jobsite123.com, which was acquired in 2013 by The Blue Book Network of Building & Construction, and now owned by Dodge Construction Network. Her first book entitled Inside Commercial Construction’s MVPs was released by Hunting House in 2015 to wide industry acclaim. As an effective change agent and inspirational role model, she is a frequent keynote presenter for many national construction organizations, as well as a guest lecturer at the University of Florida, Michigan State University and other top U.S. Construction Management schools. She is often tapped for her executive coaching and talent development skills by both corporations and individual construction professionals nationwide.

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MASTERS AWARD LUNCHEON

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

11:45 am - 1:45 pm

Fee: $45 per person

You are invited to celebrate industry excellence at the Masters Award Luncheon. Enjoy lunch and a motivational and engaging keynote presentation by author and performance expert Alan Stein Jr. The highlight of this event is the recognition of the 2023 Masters Awards that recognize the exceptional efforts of construction teams in executing the process of completing a project and is awarded in three categories.

This event sells out quickly, so register early to secure your tickets!

Keynote

Raise Your Game - Maximize Your Individual Performance, Contribution, and Significance

The number one investment you can make is the investment in yourself. To achieve a greater level of success, you must be intentional in developing yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally. If you want more, you must become more. The key to raising your individual performance and expanding your contributions and significance lies in your ability to master five fundamentals… This powerful keynote, will teach you the practical strategies to heighten self-awareness, create winning habits and routines, and improve productivity.

Alan Stein Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan shares real-world lessons, illustrated by powerful stories, so that every audience can immediately put new ideas into action. He has a passion for helping organizations create high-performance cultures, and his clients include American Express, Pepsi, Under Armour, Starbucks, Charles Schwab, Orangetheory Fitness, and numerous college athletic programs such as Penn State Football and UConn Men’s Basketball. An acclaimed basketball performance coach, Alan spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant). He transfers that knowledge to reveal how leaders and teams can utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. His inspirational words are featured on a 12foot mural outside the Penn State Football Training Center, so that players run past it on the way to practice every day.

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TUESDAY PM SESSIONs

2:00 - 4:00 PM

UNBEATABLE TEAMS - CREATING CHAMPIONSHIP COHESION, ACCOUNTABILITY, AND CULTURE

How have certain teams and businesses been able to sustain unparalleled success while others are sporadic and inconsistent? Simple… it’s their culture. Successful leaders recognize that their organizational culture is what drives long-term, sustainable results. They have a firm grasp of their identity and uphold incredibly high organizational standards into the 3 pillars of unbeatable teams: heightened role clarity, collective accountability, and effective communication. This seminar is vital for anyone who wants to improve team performance, consistency and impact. To help improve organizational excellence, you will learn how to empower everyone to lead, establish buy-in and believe-in, and create team cohesion.

Fee: $225 per person

Alan Stein Jr. | Author & Performance Expert - Gaithersburg, MD

Alan teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines. In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan shares real-world lessons, illustrated by powerful stories, so that every audience can immediately put new ideas into action. He has a passion for helping organizations create highperformance cultures, and his clients include American Express, Pepsi, Under Armour, Starbucks, Charles Schwab, Orangetheory Fitness, and numerous college athletic programs such as Penn State Football and UConn Men’s Basketball. An acclaimed basketball performance coach, Alan spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant). He transfers that knowledge to reveal how leaders and teams can utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. His inspirational words are featured on a 12-foot mural outside the Penn State Football Training Center, so that players run past it on the way to practice every day.

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SALARY AND COMPENSATION TRENDS

- THIS SESSION IS PRESENTED IN CONJUNCTION WITH CONSTRUCTION FINANCIAL MANGAGEMENT ASSOCIATION - IOWA CHAPTER

Attracting, retaining, and motivating talent is the top issue in the commercial construction industry and has been for the past several years. This informative and interactive workshop will address current pay trends in the industry, show you how to audit your compensation system to assure competitiveness and identify gaps, and share best practices. In addition, attendees will learn fundamentals in creating a compensation philosophy, identifying labor market compensation data sources and benchmarking pay, and designing short-term and long-term incentive plans to retain leaders.

Fee: $225 per person

Sal Difonzo | Gallagher - Minneapolis, MN

Sal is a Managing Director with the Compensation and Rewards Consulting service line of Gallagher’s Human Resources & Compensation Consulting practice. Sal has more than 25 years of experience in compensation assessment, design and implementation. Areas of expertise include compensation strategy, broad-based incentive compensation, executive compensation and sales compensation. He specializes in incentive compensation design and assists organizational leaders with ownership transition/management succession through the creation of long-term incentive programs.

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN SELLING AND DOING

In communication there is an old adage…”just because you said it, doesn’t mean they heard it, believe it, or will do it.” Effective communication is one of the most important yet least understood tools in the sales world. Often, we believe if we say it, others hear it, understand it and will act on what we’ve communicated to them. However, studies have shown the opposite - communication is far less linear than we imagine and often our communication strategies fall short. In this interactive seminar, Jordan Montgomery will detail three specific strategies used by top leaders and sales professionals across industries to help them improve their communication with employees, clients and prospects…it is all about THEM, clarity matters, and remind more than you instruct.

Fee: $225 per person

Bio found on page 8.

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MEASURE TWICE, CUT ONCE! ENHANCED PLANNING AND DOCUMENTING STRATEGIES

Every contractor knows the value of planning for efficiency. Now let’s talk about how to plan even better. Documenting decisions in the correct order influences design and drives efficiency in developing work packages. An existing industry standard format organizes this process, and provides a checklist to guide the contractor, designer, and owner to evaluate options and to make informed decisions consistent with the owner’s objectives. Develop reliable documentation, at an acceptable level of development, to support early contracting packages. Build a roadmap that allows a transparent discussion among all participants that assesses potential risk scenarios and facilitates project cost certainty. When the design decision order is coordinated with construction order, success in project flow will be inevitable.

Fee: $225 per person

Steve Ganther| Conspectus, Inc. – O’Fallon, MO

Steve is Executive Vice President and senior specifier at Conspectus, Inc. He has than 25 years’ experience in all phases of design and construction, on a large variety of building types and scopes. Steve is head of business development, and is a part of the development team on Conspectus Cloud, an award-winning, web-based specification software and decision management tool for the entire project team. Steve is passionate about education and collaboration between project team members and has given many lectures for AGC, ASHRAE, AIA, CSI, CURT and others.

David Stutzman | Conspectus, Inc. – Tuckahoe, NJ

David is the founder and President at Conspectus, an expert independent specification consulting firm and he has more than forty years’ experience in specifications, construction documents, standards and practices, construction materials and methods, and field observation for architectural and engineering projects. David has extensive experience in producing architectural and engineering specifications for federal government masters, commercial masters, office masters, and construction projects.

Charlie Dunn | DPR Construction – Charlotte, NC

Charlie tells a good story. From lightning fast development on the Las Vegas strip, to oil fueled expansion in Edmonton, Alberta, to once in a generation energy plant upgrades throughout the Southeast, to global mission critical and life science construction. His career highlights include the on-site project management of over 2.5 million square feet of new distribution space across North America with zero recordable injuries, and recent WANO (World Association of Nuclear Operators) recognition for the use of 4D technology in project delivery. He knows that projects succeed because of people— what they believe, strategy—as it supports creativity and innovation, and tools—to deliver value, drive out waste, and improve safety.

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BOTTOM-LINE LEADERSHIP

Many leaders and organizations are seeking ways to improve business results and increase profitability. The Bottom-Line Leadership seminar is designed to introduce a methodology to improve productivity, achieve faster results that support organizational goals and objectives, and develop a quantifiable performance-measurement process. In this learning experience, attendees will explore how to unleash discretionary performance and motivation through feedback, measurement, scorekeeping, and other tools that measure and improve performance. This seminar will also introduce ways to further establish or enhance a culture of accountability within the team or organization.

Fee: $225 per person

Eric Mead | Center for Management and Organization Effectiveness – Sandy, UT

Eric is the Senior Vice President and a Senior Consultant at CMOE. With 25 years of experience in learning and development, business performance consulting, and executive coaching, Eric has worked with various leaders and team members across the globe. His sessions are filled with essential tips, tools, and resources that will assist individuals and organizations with performance improvement, leadership growth, and team-member effectiveness. Eric earned a BS in Organizational Communication from the University of Utah and recently co-authored the book Coaching for Results: The 5 TIPS that Drive Performance.

UNDERSTANDING UNCERTAINTY AND RESILIENCE IN SUPPLY CHAINS

While the world may be “getting back to normal” following the height of COVID-19, supply chains are far from fully recovered. In fact, supply chain fragility is still an issue we are facing across the nation and spanning the world. This seminar will focus on why supply chains were so deeply impacted and why recovery and getting to a “new normal” is difficult. We will discuss the supply chain challenges in the commercial construction industry, recent events impacting supply chain performance, and strategies for supply chain resiliency moving forward to help companies be better prepared and therefore less impacted by the next supply disruption.

Fee: $225 per person

Jennifer Blackhurst | University of Iowa Facilities Management - Iowa City, IA

Jennifer is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and the Leonard A. Hadley Professor of Business Analytics in Tippie College of Business. In her role as Associate Dean, she leads the efforts of the development and innovation of graduate education programs in the Tippie College. Blackhurst received her doctorate in Industrial Engineering from the University of Iowa in 2002. Her research is focused in the areas of supply chain risk and disruption management; supplier assessment and selection; and supply chain design and coordination. Jennifer has also been actively involved in the national and international supply chain management discipline by serving on a variety of editorial review boards. She is associate editor for Devision Sciences Journal, Senior Editor for Journal of Business Logistics, Journal of Supply Chain Management, and IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. She has served on the Decision Sciences Board of Directors in a number of roles. In 2013 and again in 2017, Jennifer was recognized as Outstanding Associate Editor for Decision Sciences Journal.

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ERIC MEAD
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Construction INDUSTRY RECEPTION

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 4:00 - 6:30 pm

The Construction Industry Reception is an excellent opportunity to catch up with old friends, talk shop with industry partners, and enjoy the camaraderie and networking that MBI events are known for – all while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Visit the many exhibits and displays, offering the ultimate in comparison shopping and face-to-face meetings with vendors. Experience the latest technologies and innovations in commercial construction equipment, products and services.

Meet with industry colleagues and peers Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks Prize drawings to be held on stage at the conclusion of the reception

Register in advance to skip the lines and have a name badge waiting for you when you arrive!

SPONSORS

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Admittance to the reception is absolutely FREE!

MUST ATTEND EVENT OF THE YEAR!

WORKFORCE BREAKFAST

Fee: $45

The Workforce Breakfast is an excellent opportunity to join co-workers and industry colleagues for breakfast and networking ahead of a busy day of educational breakout sessions. Highlighting this event is the recognition of the attendees who are enrolled in the Master Builder Designation program who have reached the pinnacle by earning the Master Builder Achievement Award. In addition, the MB EYE on the Future graduates will be announced and recognized and we will announce the winning submissions of the MBI-WORKS Endowment, which was created to offer resources to complement career education and workforce recruitment into the Iowa commercial construction industry.

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per person Wednesday, March 1, 2023 7:30 - 8:45 am ELEMENTS
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AM Sessions

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

If you Fall, You May Lose It All | Part 1 9:00 - 10:00 am | Part 2 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fall protection is the duty of all employers with employees working at heights. Not only are you required to properly train employees, you are also required to properly train supervisors of those individuals. Every year, fall protection is an OSHA top-ten most-cited violation. Most of the time, equipment fails due to a lack of proper maintenance or inspection. In 2020, 645 people died on the job because of falls to lower surfaces, per the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In this seminar we will discuss the techniques for performing a pre-use inspection, how to identify an adequate anchorage point, and also best practices for mitigating exposure to an undesirable outcome.

Fee: $200 per person

Presenter: Chris Pankow | Cross Roads Mobile Maintenance - Williamsburg, IA

Respirators - Clean Air Matters | 9:00 - 10:00 am

Respirators are your lungs last line of defense from the toxins in the air you breath. From the tiny particles of silica and asbestos to the invisible fumes and vapors, your lungs need protection. This secession will cover the different types of respirators and their specific applications. We will talk about the N95 single use respirator to the SCBA worn by rescue crews. We will talk about the responsibilities of the employer and employee regarding respiratory protection. We will also cover the required medical exams, fit testing and record keeping necessary for respirator use. And the final requirement for respirator use, a written Respiratory Protection Program.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Kim Hodne | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

Fleet Safety - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations for Iowa Contractors | 9:00 - 10:00 am

Contractors who haul their own materials and equipment on state highways with pickups, trailers, and straight trucks have rules to follow even though a CDL may not be required. This seminar will be presented by a retired Iowa Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Enforcement officer who will dive into the rules and regulations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, as well as the State of Iowa, informing participants what needs to be done with the vehicles and the loads prior to pulling out onto the highway to assure safety for the driver, general public, and other motorists.

Presenter: Kurt Miene | Stockton Towing - Lawton, IA

Fee: $100 per person

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EMR, TRIR & DART - Managing Your Lagging Indicators Like a Boss | 9:00 - 10:00 am

The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Experience Modification Rating (EMR) has been used in contractor prequalification for years, but with recent changes to the calculation is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a 1.0 or below. In this seminar, we will address how to build a proactive plan to manage your EMR along with other prequalification factors such as the Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) and the Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) Rate.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenters: Sarah Allender & Aaron Brown | TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group - Cedar Rapids, IA

Lead and Asbestos Awareness: What You Should Do and What You Are Required to Do | 9:00 - 10:00 am

Lead and asbestos each present their own set of risks to your health, from damage to the central nervous system to lung cancer and asbestos. It takes very little exposure to either of these contaminants to start affecting your health, most often with no obvious signs of danger. Recognizing the presence, or potential presence of these health hazards and knowing what to do about it can help minimize risk and exposure to you, your employees, and families. During this seminar we will discuss the proper procedures for working under conditions where lead and/or asbestos is present. Topics include: regulations regarding lead and asbestos containing material, appropriate personal protective equipment and when it’s required, air monitoring, and legal requirements.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Jamie Papian | Iowa Lead & Asbestos Safety - Johnston, IA

Emergency Action Plans/Site Security | 9:00 - 10:00 am

Plan for your worst day. In short, that is what an emergency action plan is. Sometimes we say plan for the worst and hope for the best. If mother nature has taught us anything in the Midwest, it’s that when we think we have it all figured out, we see a side we haven’t seen in a lifetime. The 2020 Derecho for example. We are certain nearly three years later, everyone has updated their plans to include Derecho response. If you haven’t, you will be doing so soon. In this seminar, we will discuss the regulatory requirements, best practices, and common safe operation tips to assist in creating or reviewing your Emergency Action plans. We will also explore requirements, best practices, and operational tips for a secured site while preventing break in’s and theft from an unattended job site.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Brandon Black | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

Scaffold Awareness | 9:00 - 10:00 am

In this seminar, we will cover the dos and don’ts of scaffold safety. We will discuss OSHA Regulations and best practice procedures for setting up and using the most common types of scaffold. When we are done, you should be able to recognize issues and help to correct them so everyone can go home safely at the end of the shift.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Kurt Fiddelke | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - Waterloo, IA

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AM Sessions

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Mobile Equipment Safety | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

On any given day, there can be several different pieces of equipment on an active job site with each one having its own hazards and unique regulatory requirements. Some of these requirements can get fuzzy for individuals who are not familiar with the respective standard or do not have the expertise. This seminar is going to drill deeper into the different pieces of equipment, the common hazards, frequent citations, and regulations associated with each unique piece of equipment. We will explore the different regulatory requirements for that operating equipment, inspect, and supervise operations. Best practices will also be shared from the presenter’s decades of experience in the field and safety.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Brandon Black | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

Electrical and Arc Flash Safety | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

While improvements continue to be made, electrical hazards continue to cause life-altering and sometimes fatal injuries in the workplace. This seminar will explore how we can continue to better educate owners, customers, supervisors, and employees at all levels about the risk involved with working with and around electricity and what factors contribute to the worst incidents. We will also discuss how to fight against complacency and the pressures of task demands in a service-based industry to get the job done while sending everyone home safely.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Jeremy Baysinger | Tri-City Electric Co. - Des Moines, IA

Crystalline

Silica

and Improving Worker Protection | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

About 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to respirable crystalline silica at work, putting them at an increased risk of developing silica-related diseases like silicosis, COPD and kidney disease. As of June 23, 2017, OSHA’s Silica standard for construction requires employers to take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. During this seminar we will discuss what the standard requires, the health risks of working with silica, work practice controls, exposure assessments, respirator use, medical surveillance, written exposure control plans, and the competent person.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Jamie Papian | Iowa Lead & Asbestos Safety - Johnston, IA

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Rigging - Below Hook Inspections | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Rigging gear is one of the most widely used pieces of equipment on a construction project, and often the most abused. Rigging is used by all trades for lifting, from air handlers to steel beams and joists to roofing materials. Without rigging, our jobs would be much more difficult and hazardous. That is why a rigid inspection protocol is so important. As professionals we need to have a good understanding of the gear’s limits and with regular inspection when the gear needs pulled out of service. This session will cover the different types of rigging gear most commonly used and the inspection process for them.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Kim Hodne | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

Active Shooter in the Workplace | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

This class is an overview of recent trends and data on workplace violent crime where we will discuss mitigation techniques and common precursors. We will also discuss the emergency response system and how to prepare for an active shooter event. These events are the definition of preparing for the worst and hoping you never have to work the plan. In the event you need to, it is important to be prepared and have the necessary resources in place. We will discuss best practices for developing and evaluating an organizational plan for workplace violence and active shooter events.

Fee: $100 per person

Presenter: Lane Thayer | Iowa American Rescue - Gilbert, IA

Housekeeping/Material Handling | 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

A dirty job site is an unsafe/unproductive job site. In this session, you will learn how to have a clean, efficient, and safe work area by setting some good routines and habits. Find out how to move material with the right equipment, keeping your workforce safe. Set yourself apart from the rest! Learn what OSHA requires for a clean workspace and what you can do to go above and beyond.

Presenter: Kurt Fiddelke | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - Waterloo, IA

Fee: $100 per person

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Safety Awards Luncheon

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 12:15 - 1:15 pm

Fee: $45 per person

Attend the Safety Awards Luncheon with colleagues and peers to celebrate safety excellence in the construction industry. Special guest, Iowa Labor Commissioner Rod A. Roberts will present the Annual Outstanding Company Safety Achievement Award to a general contractor and specialty contractor as well as the newly formed Safety MVP Award and WORKSAFE Project of the Year Award. Attendees of the luncheon will also be treated to a special and powerful keynote presentation by traumatic injury survivor and storyteller, Candace Carnahan who joins us from Ontario, Canada.

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See Something, Say Something!

By recounting her incredible story of triumph over tragedy and exploring the factors that led to her own traumatic workplace injury, Candace ignites a desire in her audience to answer this call – ‘See Something, Say Something’. It takes ‘Courage to Care!’ and speaking up isn’t easy. Peer pressure is a reality in our workplaces and can cause us to remain silent when our voices need to be heard. Candace will encourage attendees to tap in to their “Courage to Care,” and to act on it, with the realization that each day, we all have the capacity to change a life – or maybe even save one.

With wisdom and wit, Candace Carnahan presents a new way to think about safety. Through the power of stories, she demonstrates how to use your voice - to see safety as an opportunity, not just an obligation.

Having experienced a traumatic injury at the age of 21, Candace knows too well the impact it has not only on the worker, but also on everyone around them.

For 20 years Candace has been taking the stage sharing stories to companies of all sizes – and already more than half a million people have been moved by her personal experience of injury, resilience, and strength. The way she weaves safety seamlessly into storytelling that is relatable and memorable is what resonates and provokes real change in attitude and action.

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PM Sessions

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Confined Space Entry and Technical Rescue | 1:30 - 4:30 pm

All PM Session’s fee includes The Safety Awards Luncheon (12:15 - 1:15 pm)

In this seminar, participants will review proper procedures for making entry into permit required confined spaces and non-permit required confined spaces. The purpose of this seminar is to explain strategies to safeguard employees’ health and safety when dealing with potential dangers associated with confined spaces. Individuals will re-affirm knowledge in proper entry program procedures, facility pre-planning, tying knots, new equipment, and proper patient packaging. Hands-on skills will be conducted in a mobile confined space trailer, a hands-on review of an entry permit required confined space, and all three roles of the entry will be reviewed and practiced.

Fee: $225 per person

Presenter: Joe Finken | Professional Rescue Innovations - Adel, IA

Life-Saving Fire Protection and Prevention Strategies | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

This interactive and life-saving seminar will feature two different perspectives in the area of fire protection and prevention. One perspective is from the safety side of the commercial construction space and will address the OSHA standards as well as overall job site safety. The other perspective will come from the fire services side of the equation, where high-level strategies and best practices will be discussed. This seminar is an excellent opportunity to get multiple perspectives on the many topics, concerns, and issues surrounding fire safety, protection, and prevention that exist on a commercial construction job site.

Fee: $200 per person

Presenters: Brandon Black | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. – West Des Moines, IA | Chris Pankow | Cross Roads Mobile Maintenance - Williamsburg, IA

When One Door Closes, Another Opens | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

In this seminar, Joe and Kim will discuss how their own unique experiences led them to a passionate safety career; this will be an excellent opportunity for new safety professionals or those who desire to get into the field. We will discuss that some of us end up in safety by accident. Many organizations look to hire from within to provide opportunities to their existing employees. But for many, this is how they were projected into safety. We will share a road map of how others can work towards an enhanced involvement in safety in their own professional careers. We will address some common pitfalls that make the job more difficult and highlight tactics that gain trust and the necessary buy-in from coworkers to build a successful and sustainable culture in your company’s safety program.

Fee: $200 per person

Presenters: Kim Hodne | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. – West Des Moines, IA Joe Melton | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

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Civilian Trauma Response | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

This seminar is an immersive hands-on experience with the most common life-threatening injuries in the workplace. Students will perform skills such as tourniquet application, wound packing, and chest seals on mannequins with realistic fluid loss.

Fee: $200 per person

Presenter: Josh Bennett | Iowa American Rescue – Gilbert, IA

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Iowa OSHA | 1:30 - 3:00 pm

In this seminar the moderator will ask the OSHA Consultants pre-submitted questions from the MBI membership. The consultants will answer the questions and create dialogue on the topics to provide explanation to standards and interpretation.

Fee: $200 per person

Presenters: Chris Downs | Iowa OSHA – Des Moines, IA Hida Krveshi | Iowa Division of Labor - Des Moines, IA

One Thing Safer | 1:30 - 3:30 pm

Candace believes that the little things done on a day-to-day basis facilitate huge changes. In this seminar Candace ties in themes from her keynote and leads discussion on personal accountability and positive action. Each participant will leave energized and motivated to bring their own ‘One thing Safer’ back home - making a positive impact in their own lives and for those around them.

Fee: $200 per person

Presenter: Candace Carnahan | Candace Carnahan Motivational Speaking – Ontario, Canada

Building a Foundation for Sustainable Employee Engagement

& Retention

Through Performance Evaluation | 1:30 - 4:30 pm

In this seminar, Ryan will share the performance matrix he and his company custom designed and implemented at Key Cooperative here in Central Iowa. The matrix is a weighted approach for all levels of the organization, and Ryan will explain and discuss how the system has motivated and recognized top performers. The matrix identifies that safety isn’t separate and utilizes leading indicators in determining performance. This seminar will include a workshop component where attendees will start working on their matrix. Attendees are encouraged to bring their leading indicators, KPI’s, and any other information that will be helpful in building the most realistic and effective performance matrix for their company.

Presenter: Ryan Janssen | Key Cooperative – Roland, IA

Fee: $225 per person

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Sarah Allender | TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group, Cedar Rapids, IA

Sarah has safety experience in construction, general industry and industrial settings. For TrueNorth, Sarah conducts consultative visits with clients to assess the strengths and weaknesses of current safety cultures, and works with the client to develop and implement customized safety programs. Sarah also helps establish and facilitate safety meetings for small and larger groups. Sarah takes pride in providing great, entertaining, and interactive trainings and collecting and analyzing claims data to identify trends and issues. To Sarah, safety is about building relationships and maintaining open lines of communication.

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Jeremy Baysinger CHST | Tri-City Electric Co. - Des Moines, IA

Jeremy has worked in all phases of the electrical industry for over 25 years. His background includes project management, execution strategies, value engineering, staffing, planning, training, development, estimating, safety management and overseeing construction activities. Jeremy has several years of experience teaching electrical safety, NFPA70E, NEC, and CPR/First Aid classes. As the Central Iowa Safety Manager at Tri-City Electric Co., Jeremy enjoys sharing his knowledge of the electrical industry and passion for safety with all employees on the jobsites he encounters. He works hard to build lasting relationships, facilitate programs that deliver results, and ensure teammates believe and understand the objective to go home safely each day to their family.

Josh Bennett | Iowa American Rescue - Gilbert, IA

Josh has been in emergency services for 15 years where he has worked as a firefighter and paramedic in career, volunteer, urban, rural, and private fire and EMS departments in Nebraska and Iowa. He has served as a career training officer, and has been the EMS service director for a career and volunteer fire department. His experience ranges from firefighting and EMS to hospital-based critical care transport, and even dive rescue. He is the owner of Iowa American Rescue, a premier provider of emergency response training in Iowa. Josh started his career directly north of his hometown of Lincoln with the Raymond Volunteer Fire Department as a live-in member of Arbor Station.

Brandon Black | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

Brandon began his career as a card-carrying member of the Carpenter’s Local Union #106 and worked his way through the ranks of several Iowa specialty interior contractors. Brandon was previously employed with an ENR Top Specialty Contractor where he worked on the site of Microsoft’s large Data Center project in Des Moines. This opportunity allowed him to look at construction project safety from a different perspective, all the while providing him knowledge growth of “whole-project” safety. Brandon now helps to provide a well-rounded safety-mentality to job sites and provides the CSSI team with a “field perspective” while delivering a wide array of services related to inspections, site visits and employee education. In addition to being a certified American Red Cross Instructor for First Aid/CPR/AED, Brandon has earned certificates from the National Safety Council that include Specialist in Safety & Health and Advanced Safety.

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Aaron Brown | TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group, Cedar Rapids, IA

Aaron began his insurance career at age 17 working for an insurance agency in Anderson, Indiana. Upon graduating from college, Aaron relocated to Iowa to pursue an opportunity in commercial insurance. While working in the industry, he quickly found a passion for working alongside of contractors and built a special niche helping and educating contractors in higher-hazard industries with multi-state operations. Aaron now works with contractors all over the country assisting with insurance coverage analysis, claims issues, EMR Cost Containment, and building long-term strategic plans for risk management and safety. He has a very unique, “outside of the box” way of thinking while maintaining strict documented processes that are contractor specific and built by the TrueNorth Construction Specialty Group.

Candace Carnahan | Candace Carnahan Motivational Speaking - Ontario, Canada

With wisdom and wit, Candace presents a new way to think about safety. Through the power of stories, she demonstrates how to use your voice - to see safety as an opportunity not just an obligation.

Having experienced a traumatic injury at the age of 21, Candace knows too well the impact it has not only on the worker, but also on everyone around them. For 20 years Candace has been taking the stage sharing stories to companies of all sizes – and already more than half a million people have been moved by her personal experience of injury, resilience, and strength. The way she weaves safety seamlessly into storytelling that is relatable and memorable is what resonates and provokes real change in attitude and action.

Chris Downs | Iowa OSHA - Des Moines, IA

Chris is the Compliance Assistance Specialist for Iowa OSHA and has been with Iowa OSHA since mid-2014. He is an OSHA Authorized Trainer for OSHA 10- & 30Hour classes for both general industry and construction. He travels the state of Iowa providing compliance assistance and education to employers in all industries so that they can take charge of eliminating workplace hazards to minimize risk to their employees. He is a 10-year Navy combat veteran with deployments around the world and five years of experience aboard nuclear submarines. Continuous evaluation and improvement of safety and health management systems is not only mandatory, but also necessary for the successful completion of our missions and to ensure that everyone on the team returns home to their families.

Kurt Fiddelke | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - Waterloo, IA

Kurt began his career as a concrete laborer, working his way up to a concrete pump truck operator where he held his Operating Engineers Local 234 Union card for 14 years. After the 2009 construction slowdown, Kurt transitioned into the retail agronomy and grain handling industry in Central Iowa. During this 12-year experience, Kurt worked his way up from an agronomy applicator to a Site Location Manager. During this transition, Kurt was a charter committee member for the company’s Behavior-Based Safety creation team and stayed on the committee for 10 years. This opportunity provided Kurt the foundation to grow as a safety coach and company leader while advancing into a manager role.

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Joe Finken | Professional Rescue Innovations - Adel, IA

Joe spent 30 years in the fire service, with his last stop at the West Des Moines Fire Department with a special emphasis on the Rescue Response Team as a Lieutenant. Prior to entering the fire service full time, Joe worked up the ranks as a union carpenter to eventually a project superintendent and later on running his own construction business while working in the fire service. Joe has spent the last decade dedicating his knowledge and passion into being a lead trainer for PRI as a technical task and rescue trainer, with expansive knowledge in confined space and trench operations.

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Kim Hodne | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

Kim is the newest member of the CSSI safety team. Kim bring a vast array of safety talents and experience to complement CSSI’s overall all approach to effect safety-based behavior and get clients to go beyond compliance. He has worked in heavy industry for more than thirty years, specifically shipbuilding and repair. Kim transitioned from the trades to full time safety in 1997 as a yard safety specialist. His career continued to grow becoming a Washington State OSHA safety compliance officer and on to Safety Director for Alaska’s largest shipyard. His approach is not “Safety First”, but rather “Safety Always”, it’s how we work. From Kim’s perspective, safety needs to be reflex not an afterthought.

Ryan Janssen | Key Cooperative - Roland, IA

Ryan is an experienced Director of Environmental Health & Safety with a demonstrated history of working in the agriculture industry. Skilled in environmental awareness, agronomy and grain operations, operations management, and risk management. Ryan thrives as a strong operations and leadership professional with a Master’s degree focused in Educational Leadership and Administration from Iowa State University.

Hida Krveshi | Iowa Division of Labor - Des Moines, IA

Hida is Senior Industrial Hygienist for Iowa OSHA consultation and education since 2018 where she conducts health visits for general industry and construction, assisting employers to comply with OSHA standards. She also conducts employee air and noise sampling to help determine initial exposure/compliance, assist small and mid-size employers establish and improve their written safety programs, provide onsite training, assist with SHARP program, injury/illness logs and any general OSHA related question. Hida received associate’s degree in Biotechnology from DMACC and Bachelor of Science in Genetics from Iowa State University.

Kurt Miene | Stockton Towing - Lawton, IA

Kurt has over 30 years of experience in law enforcement in the state of Iowa, 22 of which was spent serving as a DOT Vehicle Enforcement Officer. In his role with DOT, Kurt dedicated his career to ensuring safe vehicle operations not only by roadside inspections but also as an outreach trainer. Kurt has also dedicated over 30 years as a volunteer fire fighter and Certified EMT most recently serving the Lawton, Iowa community.

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Joe Melton | Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - West Des Moines, IA

Joe has over a decade of experience in safety and organizational reliability supporting organizations in varying sizes and industries primarily through a lead consultant and director role with large international consulting firms as well as regional firms. Joe has extensive experience in enhancing organizations performance through leadership development, Safety Management Systems, regulatory compliance, predictive analytics, conflict resolution, strategic & operational planning and personnel management. Joe has supported his previous customers through hazard recognition coaching, safety committee development, Behavior Based Safety implementation, support and data analysis. Joe has a passion for assisting organization in their pursuit of safety excellence by identifying and mitigating the most dangerous risk and hazards that leads to a severe incident and fatality potential (SIF). Joe leads by example through positive reinforcement, positive coaching to motivate sustainable behavior change to enhance the overall organizational culture with a dedication to an inclusive safety culture.

Chris Pankow | Cross Roads Mobile Maintenance - Williamsburg, IA

Chris began his career as a Park Ranger in the US Corp of Engineers Co-op program, interpreting and enforcing federal, state, and local recreational laws, regulations, and policies, while leading operations and providing a safe recreational experience. Following the Park Ranger program, Chris transitioned into heavy equipment operation focusing on large earth-moving equipment. During this tenure, Chris began his passion for training and safety. Following his heavy equipment career, he shifted into the Iowa DOT Highway and Maintenance division, performing various duties including field safety responsibilities. Since 2004, he has been a volunteer firefighter, first responder, and certified EMT. Chris assists with coordinating training activities, expanding his knowledge into high/low angle rope rescue, grain bin safety, and hazmat, among many other public safety initiatives. Chris has dedicated his career and personal passion to ensure the safety of his community through his volunteer fire rescue, environmental protection, and technical trainer in the high hazard task.

Jamie Papian | Iowa Lead and Asbestos Safety - Johnston, IA

Jamie is a multi-state licensed Lead and Asbestos Inspector, HUD Housing Quality Standards inspector and Certified Indoor Environmentalist, with more than 30 years in the commercial and residential construction industry. In addition to multiple lead and asbestos licenses, his environmental certifications include Water Restoration Technician, Applied Microbial Remediation Technician and Fire & Smoke Restoration Technician. Jamie is the owner and primary training instructor of Iowa Lead & Asbestos Safety; a private, company that provides EPA, OSHA and State required training for lead and asbestos professionals. He also owns Alliance Environmental Services; a private company that provides environmental testing, consulting and compliance services for issues related to lead, asbestos, water damage and indoor air quality.

Lane Thayer | Iowa American Rescue - Gilbert, IA

Lane has been in emergency services on the law enforcement side for 10 years. He has where he has developed an extensive background and expertise in firearms training and trauma management. He is the primary instructor at Iowa American Rescue, a premier provider of emergency response training in Iowa.

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MASTER BUILDER DESIGNATION PROGRAM

EARNING CREDITS AT THE 2023 WINTER CONFERENCE

MBI’s mission is to be the essential resource for improving member performance and promoting a business environment favorable to the construction industry. A key component of facilitating our mission is our education and training programs. MBI has demonstrated a history of offering quality education and training programs for industry leaders, managers, supervisors, and craft workers. This history has been driven by our membership to aid in the continuing quality improvement of their human capital. The high performing members that are part of MBI have long understood the value of making sure that they and their employees are continually engaged in learning in order to remain highperforming organizations.

In an effort to recognize those individuals in the industry who believe in the importance of lifelong learning and have demonstrated their desire for personal growth through their participation in the wide array of education and training activities offered by Master Builders of Iowa, we have established the Master Builder Designation (MBD).

Master Builder Designation credits are awarded in the areas of Leadership, Project Management, Ecological Construction, Ethics, and Safety with virtually every education program that MBI offers providing credits in one or more of these critical areas. The MBD program is a great tool that will benefit employees and companies by developing a well-rounded, high performing workforce.

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Available Credits Are Indicated Next to Each Seminar Description LEADERSHIP PROJECT MANAGEMENT ECOLOGICAL SAFETY ETHICS MBI Members ONLY

Individuals interested in being awarded the MBI Master Builder Achievement Award need to meet or exceed 150 education and training credits. Upon completion of the required 150 credits, the individual will be recognized at the next MBI Winter Conference and will be presented with a remarkable award that was specifically designed for this program. MBI member firms are encouraged to showcase the accomplishments of employees who have captured the Master Builder Achievement Award to industry partners and owners, as well as on company websites and social media platforms.

HOW TO ENROLL

To enroll in the Master Builder Designation program and start your journey toward earning the Master Builder Achievement Award, please complete an enrollment form and submit it to MBI.

To download the fillable enrollment form, visit www.MBI.Build/mbd. There is no fee to enroll in the program, but you must be an employee of an MBI member company.

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PRICING PACKAGES

The more employees you send from your company, the more money you save! All you have to do is pay a flat fee and gain admittance to the seminar selections that best fit your needs.

PERFORMANCE

TRACK

SPECIAL TUESDAY PRICING AVAILABLE ONLY TO MBI MEMBERS!

The Performance Track Package fee entitles participants to choose the seminar combination that provides the best value. Pay only $2,600 and have as many employees attend the performance track seminars held on Tuesday that you want!

All educational seminars held on Tuesday are included in the Performance Track Package pricing. You must register separately for the breakfast and lunch events, which are not included in the Performance Track Package – additional fees apply.

• 1st Person $800 • 2nd Person $700 • 3rd Person $600 • 4th Person $500 • 5th + Person NO CHARGE for each additional person from the same company.

Contact Nichole Fry at (515) 657-4386 or NFry@MBI.Build.

UNSURE OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP STATUS? Two Ways to Register for Wednesday: Choose your activity and pay as you go or do the Pick 3 Package

PICK 3 for $300 PACKAGE – Pricing includes 3 sessions of your choice and includes the Safety Awards Luncheon (make sure selections aren’t running at the same time)

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