The 916 Project—A Great Sign

In March, Jay Lewis, Lewis Electrical Contracting & Consulting Services Inc., mentored multiple youth in the Independent School District 916’s Construction program. Every year students in this program build a home from foundation to roof. This program is very much a community effort and the result is a home that is sold on the open … Read more

ABC’s Merit Shop Scholarship

As a founding member of Project Build MN, ABC of MN/ND has been a strong supporter of the movement to educate young people about the many career pathways available to them as part of the construction industry.  This movement has largely focused on careers in the trades, an area that has seen a dramatic drop … Read more

Give to the Max

  The construction industry is still suffering from labor shortages. Have you ever wondered how you can help? Give to the Max Day is a simple way you can help Project Build Minnesota (PBM) continue its outreach efforts to raise the awareness of construction trade professions and telling young people know how lucrative and fulfilling … Read more

PBM Explorers Post November Update

  The PBM Construction Trades Explorer Post has been busy. The explorers toured a large apartment construction project on Oct. 16 and got to ask questions about the project. They explored the underground parking lot, which was only partially built out, and climbed into the framed-out apartment units. At the Nov. 13 meeting, the explorers … Read more

MCTC Provides Time for Educators to Learn, Share

The inaugural Minnesota Construction Teachers Conference (MCTC) was a hit. Seventeen educators, with a focus on construction and related trades, came to the two-day conference, held September 30 and October 1, ready to learn and network. The conference included programs on building codes, construction curriculum, resources for teachers, labor market updates, and program sharing. The … Read more

PBM Explorers Post Update

Fall is here but that is not slowing down the intrepid Explorers Post. Project Build Minnesota will be joining its Explorers as they tour a commercial construction project by Bauer Design Build on Saturday, October 16, in Maple Grove. Saturday’s event is hosted by Associated Builders and Contractors of Minnesota and North Dakota. In September, … Read more

MN Construction Teachers Conference Accepting Registrations

Project Build Minnesota is looking forward to welcoming teachers from all over the state for the inaugural Minnesota Construction Teachers Conference, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Teachers can earn up to 8 CEUs during this two-day conference, which is designed to help trade instructors keep current on industry knowledge, strengthen relationships, and provide an opportunity for them to … Read more

Exploring: PBM Style

Do you know a young person who is interested in building? Loves to try new things? Project Build Minnesota (PBM)’s new Explorers Post might be the perfect fix for them. This Saturday, September 18, our Explorers will meet at D & S Concrete and Masonry in Fridley, to try their hands at working with concrete. … Read more

PBM 2nd Annual Golf Tournament a Success

It was a great day on the golf course for Project Build Minnesota’s second golf tournament. Nearly 60 golfers came out to Willingers Golf Club in Northfield on August 19, enjoyed a day on the links, met new construction peers, and raised $15,693 for PBM. We thank all our sponsors: Dinner Sponsor: Viking Demolition Lunch … Read more

President’s July 2021 Perspective

  It is hard to believe that we are midway through the busy summer months. A colleague recently shared an article with me that I found very interesting. It has been pretty clear the American middle class has been declining for some time. The reduction of incoming trade worker maybe a direct correlation. It’s not … Read more