Continuing Education

learning opportunities for signatory contractors

IMI offers an array of continuing education opportunities for contractors signatory with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC).

Whether you’re looking to stay up-to-date on the latest issues impacting the construction industry or want to refine your project management processes, we have the training to help you succeed. 

From short webinars you can view from the comfort or your home or office, to longer-format sessions offered both in-person and online, there are lots of ways to learn with us.


The IMI Portal provides exclusive access to webinars designed to help BAC signatory contractors advance their business.

Topics covered include new work opportunities, building science information and research, the latest materials and tools, updates on codes and standards, and construction project management.

Register for live sessions and access hours of on-demand education at your convenience. Contact IMI to request access to the Portal, or login with your account to start learning.

Contractor College

Contractor College positions aspiring, new, and established union contractors to successfully start and grow their business. The program is suitable for company owners, staff, supervisors, and estimators.

Our programming is created to help you navigate increasingly complex projects while meeting the needs of all parties involved in designing and constructing them. 

If you’ve always wanted to start your own company or recently took the plunge, this coursework gives you the tools to succeed. Programs focus on how to develop a business plan, establish a company, and structure a team. Get important information on funding, bonds, insurance, payroll, and more. You’ll also gain a basic understanding of estimating, cash flow, pay applications, and construction documents. Courses demystify responsibilities as a union contractor and showcase how BAC can help with workforce development, job opportunities, and more. Experienced business owners, industry professionals, and BAC/IMI staff come together to teach this unique coursework.

If you’re a new union contractor looking to take your business to the next level, IMI’s emerging contractor development classes will help you build the foundational skills and knowledge you need to succeed. Courses take a deeper dive on topics like business management, estimating, and contract documents. Critical skills like bidding, project management, quality control and quality assurance, and more are also covered. Learn from experienced company owners, industry professionals, and BAC/IMI staff who are passionate about helping you grow your business.

Are you a well-established contractor looking to explore new delivery methods or venture into new markets? Our advanced programs give you a deep dive on specialty technical topics and business practices. Get new ideas, solutions, and opportunities that can help you grow your business.

Training for Your Crew

We provide training at all levels to the craftworkers you employ, together with our partners at the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation and local training programs.

Whether you need specialized classes to make you more competitive in the bidding process, safety training, advanced skills, or otherwise, we’re prepared to meet your needs.

Plus, we offer mobile training on the job site or in your shop, customized for your projects and team.


Work with our multi-disciplinary team to help you deliver high-performing projects.