International Masonry Institute Webinar Series

The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and the contractors who employ those members.  Through education, technical support, research and training the IMI works to provide a more efficient construction delivery system. 

IMI's regular education opportunities and services include:

  • Lunch and learns and seminars offered at your firm or virtually, customized for your staff
  • Project-specific training
  • Hands-on material workshops and education with IMI staff and skilled union masons at our state-of-the-art training facilities
  • Live and on-demand webinars
  • Technical support via phone, email, or video conferencing

*Please note that in response to COVID-19, IMI has converted their continuing education series to a webinar platform and has postponed all in-person events until further notice. 

Live and on-demand webinars 

IMI provides free continuing education for architects, engineers, interior designers, contractors, and masonry workers to help them deliver high-performing projects and to inspire them to design with masonry.  IMI offers a number of training opportunities to help you maintain your professional licensure and stay up-to-date on the latest in the industry.  

Check out their schedule here


Join our local IMI team on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 12:00pm Eastern Time/11:00am Central Time. This webinar series is catered to architects, engineers, designers, contractors, and BAC members local to Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota.  There is no fee to attend, however, attendees must register in advance.  Attendees will receive AIA or Contractor College Credit.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting along with a personalized registration link.  Registration links will be post within the event on the BAC Local 1 calendar as they are made available by the regional IMI Director.  

Check out their schedule here:

05/18/2022 - Architectural Design with Cast Stone
06/08/2022 - Masonry: Let's Get Creative
07/20/2022 - Surface Innovation - Redefining Boundaries of Interior and Exterior Spaces with Ultracompact Surfacing
09/21/2022 – Extreme Masonry Veneers
11/16/2022 - Mission Impossible: Air Barrier Connections
12/07/2022 - Durable & Resilient Retrofits – Solving With Stone Wool Insulation


Masonry, Tile, and Restoration Education Series 

This series takes place on Tuesdays at 11:00 CST

Register for one of these  live webinars to earn LUs/HSWs and to gain important technical information on masonry, tile, and restoration here. 

Structural Masonry Education Series 

This series takes place on the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 12:00 CST

Learn how to effectively design and build with structural masonry and earn LUs/HSWs. Register here

Vendor and manufacturer series

Get the latest product and installation information from vendors and manufacturers with our live webinars offered every other Thursday at 11:00 CST.  Register here

For more information visit or stay up-to-date with our local IMI MN/ND/SD team on facebook!