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 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

Only 3 weeks left until 2nd Annual PBM Golf Tournament

Only three weeks left until the 2nd Annual Project Build Minnesota Golf Tournament will be welcoming sponsors and golfers at Willingers Golf Club, Northfield on Aug. 19. We are still accepting sponsor and golfer registrations until Aug. 11. We are looking for sponsors and players to help Project Build MN achieve its mission of bringing … Read more

Joshua Schert awarded Housing First Minnesota, Housing First Minnesota Foundation Scholarship

  Joshua Schert was one of 16 students awarded a 2020 Housing First Minnesota (HFM) and the Housing First Minnesota Foundation scholarship to help further their education and career goals within the residential home building industry. These students are pursuing their way into our industry and showing how bright and promising the future is for … Read more

PBM presents the Minnesota Construction Teachers Conference

  While the 2020-2021 school year has come to an end, the learning continues. Project Build Minnesota has opened registration for the inaugural Minnesota Construction Teacher Conference. The two-day conference, Sept.30 – Oct. 1 at Housing First Minnesota, 2960 Centre Pointe Drive, Roseville, is open to any career and technical instructors in the construction arena … Read more

August 19 Project Build Minnesota Golf Tournament

The pro to beat at the 2nd Annual PBM Golf Tournament August 19 is Kaira Martin. Kaira Martin attended the University of Virginia from 2011-2015 where she competed on the Women’s Golf Team. Kaira was the UVA Team Captain, three time ACC Academic Honor Roll and Seven Time UVA Athletic Academic Honor Roll Cord Recipient. … Read more

President’s May 2021 Perspective

  Materials Issues and How They Affect Construction The construction industry has many challenges that have been developing over that past decade. One being the labor shortage and the other is material shortages/ lead time issues. Both issues create a reciprocal problem. Labor shortage effect material factories as much as they effect the actual construction … Read more

President’s March Perspective

  Spring Construction and the challenges of a dwindling labor force Even though its feels like spring is taking its time, the spring construction rush is here. Construction projects continue to rise. Building permits in the U.S. have almost doubled since the COVID-19 pandemic started and are currently at an all-time high. The increased project … Read more