International Masonry Institute


The International Masonry Institute (IMI) is a strategic alliance between the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers 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. Visit for more information.

Mark Swanson

Mark Swanson
MN/ND/SD Regional Director
Phone: 612-840-8695
Email: [email protected]

Webinar Series

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. There is no fee to attend, however, attendees must register in advance. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting along with a personalized registration link.

View and register for upcoming webinars here. Webinars can also be found on the BAC Local 1 calendar. Don't see a class you want? Reach out to IMI to request customized continuing education.