Indianapolis Location (March 10-11)

The MBSA Headquarters Conference Room
3052 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268


South Bend Location (March 12-13)

The Morris Inn at the University of Notre Dame
In conjunction with the MBSA Annual Meeting & Networking Summit
1399 Notre Dame Ave, South Bend, IN 46617


The Midwest Building Suppliers Association will be conducting its popular Blueprint Reading & Material Take-Off Workshop in Indianapolis (convenient for our Hoosier members) and South Bend, Indiana (convenient for our Michigan members, and held in conjunction with the MBSA Annual Meeting and Member Networking Summit. 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 $549 per attendee for MBSA members firms.  Future Members are $949.

Included in your registration fee is a course manual, set of blueprints, architectural scale and joist/truss layout scale.  For all Blueprint Reading students, the Annual Meeting and Member Networking Summit registration fee is complimentary, regardless of location you choose.

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