Union Contractor Services

Helping you to secure work opportunities and grow your business.

At Team IMI, we consider ourselves an extension of your project team.

Whether you need training for your employees, support securing new work opportunities, or assistance liaising with designers and owners, we’re here to help your business succeed.

Services for Signatory Contractors

Our suite of services is available to contractors signatory with the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers. Explore our offerings below and contact us for support. 

Industry outreach
and education

IMI’s team of industry experts empowers and educates architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to deliver efficient, economical, and beautiful masonry and tile systems. 

We help you get more work by advocating for the skills and expertise of BAC signatory contractors and their employees.

Project Tracking

We track projects of all scopes and sizes coming down the pike in your area. Our technical team works to get buy-in from owners, developers, designers, and other AEC professionals to use BAC installed materials. 

Plan and spec review
plus project support

When you bid a project, we can assist with plan and specification review. And when you’re on a job, you can call on IMI for on-site support and troubleshooting.

Contractor Skill Development

Whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for years, IMI’s continuing education for contractors is designed to give you and your employees a competitive edge in the marketplace by improving skills in estimating/bidding strategies, project management, and cost control/analysis.

Courses also keep you up-to-date on new technologies, products, systems, and changes to codes and standards.

Certificate and upgrade training for employees

IMI’s certificate and certification programs improve your employees’ expertise in areas like historic masonry preservation, grout and reinforced masonry, advanced tile installation, foreman/supervisory skills, rainscreen systems, and more.

The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) trains BAC craftworkers to meet the requirements of these programs. And IMI’s model specification language makes it easy for designers to include certificates and certifications in project labor requirements.

Codes, standards, and
Research and development

IMI works in leadership roles to influence building codes and standards for every trowel trade, safeguarding our materials and creating more job opportunities for you.

Our research and development programs keep you at the forefront of the industry and help you meet new challenges in the evolving construction field. We also work to improve the built environment, focusing on energy efficiency, structural masonry, seismic design, and new product and system research.

Access our webinar and resource library in the imi portal

The IMI Portal gives you exclusive access to news, live and on-demand webinars, and technical and promotional materials  — all designed to support you in your job and at work.

Building a Safe, Productive Workforce:
Craftworker Training Opportunities

IMTEF and local Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committees (JATCs) provide training in all trowel trades crafts for your employees.

These registered apprenticeship programs incorporate on-the-job and classroom training to produce highly-skilled journeyworkers. 

IMTEF and JATCs also offer lifelong training to BAC craftworkers, upgrading the core skills they learn in apprenticeship and on the job. Together, these programs help you build and maintain a skilled, safe, and productive workforce.

Pre-job training gives new craftworkers with no prior experience in the trades a solid foundation in workplace skills and safety. Using a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction, our pre-job programs produce work-ready apprentices that can contribute on the jobsite from day one.

IMTEF’s comprehensive, standardized curriculum is delivered at over 100 training centers nationwide. Classes are taught by experienced instructors, many of whom have been trained and/or certified through IMTEF’s Instructor Certification Program.

All IMTEF and JATC pre-job, apprenticeship, and craftworker training programs include OSHA-compliant safety training. Courses include OSHA 10 and 30, fall protection, scaffolding, health hazards in construction, silica awareness, and more. IMTEF OSHA Outreach Trainers and IMTEF OSHA Master Safety Trainers hold safety courses at training centers nationwide and on jobsites.

IMTEF continually updates training and certification programs so that BAC craftworkers stay up-to-date as new products, systems, and installation techniques enter the market. IMTEF also trains to IMI’s certificate and certification programs, including historic masonry preservation, grout and reinforced masonry, advanced tile installation, foreman/supervisory skills, and rainscreen systems.

IMTEF can directly provide or assist local JATCs to provide customized training to help you win and/or train for specialized jobs and meet local market needs.

IMTEF trains forepersons and supervisors to support you in building a more productive workforce. Our foreperson certification program is approved by the International Council of Employers of BAC and includes training on jobsite software and technology.

Easily access BAC craftworker training records with IMTEF’s nationwide Training Management System (TMS) to ensure employees’ skills are up-to-date.


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