Construction is moving smoothly as the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers and the International Masonry Institute prepare for opening day of their new National Training Center, which is currently scheduled for completion this spring.

The 61,000-sq-ft training center and 46,000-sq-ft dormitory, located on the associations' 25-acre campus in Bowie, Md., take craft training to a whole new level, allowing IMI to offer everything from pre-job to upgrade training, certifications, new product testing, foreman training, and more. The facility will be able to host more educational programs in all the masonry crafts for contractors, construction managers, and designers from around the country.

The photos show several construction details of the building, dubbed “BAC University” by BAC President and IMI CoChair John J. Flynn.

For more information on the project, visit Click on the image gallery link (below the picture on the right) to see the photos.