Education Offerings for Building Industry Professionals

The Building Industry Association of Central South Carolina (BIA) will offer many educational opportunities for construction and real estate professionals this year. The first offering will be a Know & Grow Breakfast Meeting on February 12 at Bone-In Barbeque sponsored by Mungo Homes.

Columbia Mayor Benjamin will lead a panel discussion on growth in the Bull Street and Downtown Districts. Joining Mayor Benjamin on the panel are David and Julie Tuttle, Ascend Communities; Brad Shank, Columbia Fireflies Baseball; Graeme Moore, The Moore Company; and Ryan Coleman, Columbia Office of Economic Development.
The Know & Grow series sponsored by the Sales Marketing Council (SMC) of the BIA gives members and their guests the opportunity to hear from local representatives “in the know “providing updates about developments in the area. SMC Members attend for free with a reservation in advance.

The BIA will host a Builder Workshop for industry professionals on How to Avoid Masonry Problems in the Field on February 14. This Brick Industry Association presentation reviews job site conditions, workmanship related issues, the effects of improper cleaning, expansion joint functionality and material performance. Custom and production home builders, job superintendents, general contractors and remodelers will gain useful information to identify and prevent potential problems on jobsites.

This three hour course will held at Seawell’s beginning at 8;30 a.m. and includes lunch at the BIA General Membership Meeting immediately following. The workshop is free for BIA Members registering in advance. Non-members may attend for $95 each.

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