Vu360 is a free measuring software which works on all PDFs and several other plan formats. Vu360 offers the following functions and features: Ability to view PDF, TIFF and all HTML Web pages Markup and Takeoffs including Counts, Linear, Square Foot, Volume and much more All quantities can be exported to Excel or XML A Snapshot feature that provides the […]

Work In Progress(WIP)… the ultimate financial and project management tool to control projects, maximize profit and increase bonding! At this workshop you will learn how to: Track the status of projects and project payments Track current work to determine future capacity Set management and project payment priorities Effectively select future profitable projects based on current status Track actual to estimated job cost […]

Would you like to remove the mystery out of Commercially Useful Function? Learn how to… Understand how to select the scopes of work that align with your experience Correctly be certified as a DBE and increase your work scopes Identify and Avoid DBE Fraud Save Time and Money and increase your marketability to General Contractors and Agencies   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  

This workshop is designed to identify and explain tax advantages to those in the construction industry. You will learn… Different accounting methods. Capitalization of costs. Independent contractor vs. employee identification. And other topics that will help your business grow! REGISTER HERE! 

Do you struggle to understand overhead cost? No worries! Come to our Overhead Workshop on August 19th at 12:30PM. Never lose money from failing to properly include overhead costs AGAIN! Check out our event page HERE!

Federal Contracting Workshop

Your Road to Federal 8(a) Contracting Wednesday, August 5th 2015, 12:30PM – 2:30PM Learn the requirements and key steps to get you on the road and to your     destination, Federal 8(a) Certification. 8(a) Certification key feature is to     connect you to contracting opportunities directly with Federal procurement staff.  They also provide resources for mentoring and capacity building.  Come and ask […]

Requirements for Cleaner Diesel Emissions are Here! Are You Ready? Learn about the new requirements and incentives to reduce the conversion cost to your business! Learn about : Current EPA Clean Diesel Standards Eligible Equipment Upgrades Incentives and Rebates to Upgrade equipment in 2016-17 Reduce your Cost Presenter: Kevin Downing Oregon Clean Diesel Coordinator: Department of Environmental Quality Kevin leads […]

We are pleased to announce that we received a grant from the Collin’s Foundation that better allows MCIP to provide training, mentoring, technical assistance and networking to help Minority/Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (MBE/DME) construction firms acquire the capacity, skills and industry partnerships to more effectively compete within and secure a representation share of the regional construction market. The grant will enable […]

Accurate estimating is often a deciding factor in the success or failure of a  construction business.  We will discuss a systematic approach to estimating that improves both the accuracy and speed of your estimating process. We will discuss understanding the unstated as well as the stated factors that impact your costs. We will talk about bid presentation and formatting, covering […]

Howard S. Wright is hosting a technical work session on Tuesday, June 23rd at the Metropolitan Contractor Improvement Center (MCIP) from 11am – 1pm. Project staff will be on hand to go over plans and specs and answer group and individual questions about the project including help identify scope to match business capacity. Pizza lunch will also be provided. Bid […]