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Date

November 1, 2024

Start Time

12:00 PM

End Time

01:00 PM

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AC472 and AC478 Accreditations for Improving Quality and Success in Metal Building Design and Construction

This session will provide an overview of two accreditation programs that are chosen to improve the quality of work in the metal building industry. IAS accreditation attests that an organization has been assessed by a third-party accreditation body to rigorous standards to ensure their quality and make it easier for regulators to approve the companies that are designing, fabricating and assembling metal building systems. Specifically addressing questions from designers and specifiers, representatives from the International Accreditation Service (IAS), Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) and Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) will present and answer questions about the Metal Building Systems Inspection Accreditation AC472 and Metal Building Assemblers Inspection Accreditation AC478.

Learning Objectives:

  • Why accreditation should matter to designers, architects, and engineers.
  • Standards that make up these accreditations.
  • Regulation within the metal fabrication and assembling industry and how these regulations can affect the industry as a whole.
  • Quality and it’s importance within the industry.
  • How these accreditations can positively affect your clients in the future.

Continuing Education Credits:

1.0 AIA LU HSW

Speaker:
David Musselwhite, P. E.

Program Manager (Product Certification Agencies), International Accreditation Service

Jeff Henry has served as executive director of the Metal Construction Association since June 2020. Henry previously served as MCA executive director from 2014-2016 and as director of strategic initiatives from 2012-2014. For the last 12 of his 39 years as an association professional, have been dedicated to trade associations in the construction industry. Over that time he has gained valuable knowledge and insight into the metal building component market. He served as President of the National Frame Building Association (NFBA) from 2011 to 2019, and the Synthetic Roof Underlayment Institute (SRUI). Jeff has also served as the Executive Director of the International Staple, Nail and Tool Association (ISANTA) since 2014. He holds BBAs and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Speaker:
Dan Halme

CEO, Halme Builders, Inc.

Dan Halme is a seasoned professional in the construction industry, boasting nearly three decades of experience. As the president of Halme Builders, Inc., Dan plays a pivotal role in the construction and metal building sectors, leveraging his extensive knowledge in Metal Building Design and Construction. Under his leadership, Halme Builders has become renowned for its excellence in managing metal building projects across Eastern Washington. Dan’s expertise is underscored by his AC478 accreditation and his active membership in the Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) since 2015. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a Minor in Project Management from Colorado Technical University, equipping him with a solid foundation in business and project management principles. Throughout his career, Dan has developed a robust skill set in construction project management. He excels in reviewing bid documents, bidding on projects, securing contracts, and ensuring effective cost and time management. His comprehensive understanding of facility design, construction scheduling, and budgeting is complemented by his ability to conduct project meetings, resolve disputes, organize, and direct personnel to achieve project goals. Dan’s commitment to personal customer service and his proficiency in design-build and GC/CM projects further distinguish him as a leader in the industry.

Speaker:
Tony Bouquot

Executive Director, Metal Building Manufacturers Association

Tony Bouquot is the General Manager of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA). Tony has been a leader in the building products industry for over 30 years. A talented and engaging presenter, Tony brings life to topics through his vast knowledge and enthusiasm for metal building systems.