Indianapolis Location (Feb 26-27)

The MBSA Headquarters Conference Room
9100 Purdue Road, Indianapolis, IN 46268


Detroit Location (Feb. 28-March 1)

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48226


On February 26-March 1, The Midwest Building Suppliers Association will be conducting its popular Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana and Detroit, Michigan. Workshop hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Your instructor will be Casey Voorhees, Executive Director of the Western Building Materials Association in Olympia, WA, and nationally-known instructor of this famous professional development course. The workshop will consist of 2 full days of instruction and discussion of residential construction methods, blueprint reading and material take-off.

Attendees will receive hands-on experience figuring an actual set of working drawings.

Registration fee for the 2-day workshop is $495 per attendee for MBSA members firms. Future Members are $895.

Included in your registration fee is a course manual, set of blueprints, architectural scale and joist/truss layout scale.

Material covered:

Blueprint Reading | Material Applications | Roof System | Scale Usage | Floor Layout | Siding & Exterior Trim | Estimating Formulas | Wall Framing | Insulation & Wallboard

  • Attendees will learn basic blueprint reading by identifying lines, symbols and details while developing an understanding of elevations, floor plans, framing and sectional views.
  • Students will be introduced to various residential construction methods and estimating formulas while working on a basic single level home with a trussed roof.
  • Attendees will also work on a contemporary home that will include irregular floor and roof layouts.
  • Additional attention will be given to stick framed roof systems including valley over-framing, common, hip and jack rafters.

Attendees are required to bring a calculator and pencils.

Important, Register Now! Because of the individual attention required for the workshop, class size will be limited.  Reservations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. No shows affect opportunities for others to attend. Consequently, cancellations not received within 72 hours of the workshop will forfeit their registration fees. (Future MBSA firms please pay in advance)

Reserve your spot now