Ironworker Management Progressive Action Cooperative Trust

Expanding Job Opportunities for Ironworkers and their Contractors

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Just wanted to say that Mark, Michael and Stuart from FMI and Trevor from PWC did an excellent job engaging the classroom in discussion each day, and had a great program format for teaching. The information they brought forward was extremely useful now as I'm sure it will be throughout my career. This was only my 2nd IMPACT course that I have attended, I would like to commend IMPACT on organizing these events for Ironworkers and contractors alike, IMPACT always put on an amazing program, and does a very good job at making these events comfortable and welcoming to attend. I plan to attend more IMPACT events as the information is always very useful and IMPACT does a great job of finding the right instructors for the occasion. I would like to thank everyone at IMPACT for the work they do to set these events up and providing the opportunity to attend these courses.


Jacob Wicks
Chief Estimator
JCT Metals Inc.

IMPACT Contractors Courses: Cost Estimating and Bidding is Not Rocket Science, Effective Project Management, Getting Paid & Building Information Modeling (BIM)

Tuesday, July 17 (8am) - Thursday, July 19, 2012 (5pm US/Eastern)
Washtenaw Community College
4800 East Huron Rive Drive [map]
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

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IMPACT offers a series of contractor upgrading courses, in conjunction with the Annual Ironworker Instructor Training Program. These courses are geared to insure that our contractor skills match those of the finest Ironworkers in the world.

Cost Estimating & Bidding: This 8-hour (full-day) course, held on July 17, will help estimators improve their take-off skill, recognize total job cost and use technology to improve the estimating process. Construction estimating isnít rocket science, but itís not a walk in the park, either. In order to be successful in winning work through competitive bidding, an estimator must prepare a thorough quantity take-off and apply the labor, material and equipment costs with the appropriate overhead and profit. Participants will be expected to bring portable computers with MS Excel installed so that they can participate in the afternoon, hands-on activity.

Effective Project Management: This 8-hour (full-day) course, held on July 18, will focus on how to elevate project management performance and expectations based on FMIís Project Leader Model. This session will focus on building and creating powerful project teams, planning projects to maximize profits and customer satisfaction, understanding financial controls to enhance performance and developing profitable long-term customer relationships.

Getting Paid: This 8-hour (full-day) course, held on July 19, will focus on getting contractors paid. Contractors work long and hard to get work, particularly in todayís market. Then you get started, do the work, then oftentimes wait, and wait to be paid. And even worse, sometimes you do not receive the amount that you billed for a variety of reasons. This session is designed to help you get paid on time, in full, for the work completed. Key subjects for this program include the ins and outs of cash flow, key ingredients of credits and collections, the impact of change orders on cash flow and finishing the project and getting paid.

Building Information Modeling (BIM): This 24-hour (three-day) course, held July 17-19, is designed for Site Superintendents and Project Managers. Put the torn, rain-soaked and mud-covered paper plans away and plan deliveries, crane placement, erection procedures, information requests and change orders all within the single central repository of the BIM model. Participants will work in a computer lab to learn how to navigate the model, extract reports for estimating, verify anchor bolt layouts, identify safety issues, plan locations of site equipment and facilities, create animations of planned erection sequences, identify clashes and raise RFIís or Change Orders. The course will also cover how to track and report your work progress effectively to ensure accurate and timely payments.

Registration Includes:
Continental breakfast and lunch.

Who Should Attend:
IMPACT contractors, their leadership or personnel who are being groomed for leadership roles and responsibilities.

Meeting Attire:
Business Casual

Cancellation and Other Policies:
Contractors, please note that you must pay a $100 per-class, refundable deposit to attend the series of IMPACT contractor courses offered in Ann Arbor this July. Upon your completion of the course(s), your deposit will be mailed back to you or your organization.

Please contact IMPACT at or (800) 545-4921 if you have any questions.

Is Media Allowed?

Continuing Education Information:
Continuing education credits are not offered for these courses.

General Hotel Information:
Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest
1275 South Huron Street
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Rate: $106.00/Night plus taxes
Room Block: Ironworkers
Reservations: 1-800-228-9290
(Individuals are responsible for own reservations)


Travel Information:
(The hotel is located approximately 20 minutes from the Detroit Metro Airport)

For more information please contact:
Ms. Elaine Darby
Administrative Assistant to the CEO
Phone: (202) 393-1147
Fax: (202) 393-1148

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