AIC Constructor News - March 2014
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Register Today for the 2014 Annual Forum

The 2014 Annual Forum is less than a month away, but there is plenty of time to register.  The Annual Forum is loaded with great speakers and events.  The schedule includes 6 General Sessions, 1 Panel Session, the AIC Membership Meeting, a Welcome Reception, and the AIC Awards Dinner.  This year's speakers include:
  • Ron Worth - CEO of SMPS
  • Cynthia Mills, Executive Director of Carolinas AGC
  • James Benham, President of JB Knowledge Technologies
  • Timothy Tokarczyk of FMI
  • R. Tyler Pare of FMI
In addition to our General Sessions we have a unique Ethics Panel that features:

Moderator - Tanya Matthews, AIC Past President and President of TMG Construction Corporation
  • Laurie Robbins, Project Manager at Jacobs Engineering
  • Bill Caldwell,  President and CEO of Waldrop
  • Doug Hunter, Senior Vice President at Holder Construction
  • K.J. Jacobs AIA, LEED AP, Principal at McMillan | Pazdan | Smith Architecture
  • Robert J. Otten, Jr., President, Lat Purser & Associates
Join is Greenville, SC and see for yourself why the Annual Forum should be on your list of must attend conferences every year.
The April 2014 Edition of The Professional Constructor is now available.  Click here to read it online.

AIC Board of Directors Election Results

March 27, 2014 – Alexandria, VA – The American Institute of Constructors announced today the election of four members to it's Board of Directors.  The new Directors were elected by a vote of AIC’s Members earlier this year.   The new Board members include:
Bradley T. Monson, AIC, CPC, PMP, LEED AP (BD+C)
Capital Construction Project Manager – Water Quality Control Division, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Brian S. Holley, MBA
Project Executive, Rudolph & Sletten
Jason Lucas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Clemson University
Vincent Tatum, PMP, AC
Director – Design and Construction Sourcing – Caesars Entertainment Corporation 
Each will serve a 3 year term beginning with their installment at the AIC Annual Forum April 14-16, 2014 in Greenville, SC.

Constructor Certification Commission Election Results

March 19, 2014 – Alexandria, VA – The American Institute of Constructors’ announced today that Eric Vechan, CPC of Glendale, Arizona has been elected to serve on the Constructor Certification Commission’s Board of Governors. The CCC Board of Governors oversees the AIC’s Constructor Certification Program, a nationally recognized credential within the construction industry.  Read More...

Mr. Ethics - March 2014

Dear Mr. Ethics,

We use AIA contract documents with all our owners and subs.  We always modify the documents to get better terms for us.  For example, we insert a “paid when paid” clause; broader indemnification; and a lien waiver provision.  We never let the owner or sub know we modified the document.  Now one of our younger employees has voiced ethical concerns about not letting the other party know about the changes we make.  What is your opinion?
Very truly yours, Business is Business

Read Mr. Ethics Response.

AIC Member News

TMG Named Top General Contractor at the Subby Awards
March 7, 2014 (Purcellville, VA): TMG Construction Corporation was named Outstanding General Contractor for companies in the under $50 million category by the American Subcontractors Association’s Metro Washington Chapter at its 50th Annual Subby Awards on March 1, 2014. The annual event celebrates excellence in construction, and its awards are among the most prestigious in the industry.

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AIC University Training

The AIC is committed to providing our members with quality professional development opportunities.  Whether through the AIC University or through one of our several partners, you can find the education and training that you need to grow as a professional. 
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*All sessions from the Annual Forum will be available for purchase in AIC University after the event. 

Upcoming Events

AIC Events

April 14-16, 2014 - Annual Forum
Join us in Greenville, SC April 14-16 for the AIC Annual Forum.  Hear from industry experts on a range of topics from technology to leadership and ethics.  The Annual Forum is a must attend event for AIC Members, CPCs and ACs.  

AIC Mid-Year Meeting
Information coming soon about the 2014 AIC Mid-Year Meeting to be held in the Washington DC Metro Area in October 2014. 

Associated Builders and Contractors Events


April 29-May 2, 2014 - ABC Workforce Development Conference | Birmingham, AL
AIC Members can register at the Member Rate! | Download the Conference Brochure

More than 30 dynamic education sessions via six tracks will provide attendees with innovative strategies and methods for project management and implementation, safety, workforce development, productivity and association management. ABC's lineup of highly accomplished speakers will inform and entertain you while providing insight and advice you can use to contribute to your company's bottom line.

Construction Pro Network Events

Upcoming Construction Pro Network Webinars AIC Members Receive a 30% Discount. New Events Coming soon!

Upcoming ConsensusDocs Events

Free Webinar: Dispute Review Boards: How You and Your Project Can Benefit
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT - More Info.

Upcoming Lorman Education Events

Members receive a 20% discount on all orders. You may register online or call Lorman at 866-352-9539. Please use Priority Code 16079 and Discount Code H1893803 when registering.  Click here to find more events.

Calculating the Cost of a Change - April 3 1-2:30pm ET - Webinar

Legal and Practical Issues of Easements in Oklahoma - April 9 - Tulsa, OK 

Construction Documentation: Preparing Effective Job Records - April 15 1-2:30pm ET - Webinar

Construction Contracting: Controlling Risk With Contract Provisions and Surety Bonds - April 22 1-2:30pm ET - Webinar
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Volunteers Wanted

The AIC is currently seeking volunteers to help assist with reviewing and updating the Associate Constructor (AC) Exam Study Guide.  Details:
  • Participants can Earn CPD credit.
  • Industry and Academic Professionals Welcome.
  • Time commitment varies.  The Taskforce will meet by phone only.  The majority of the work will be done individually on own your own schedule. 
  • Work will begin as soon as enough volunteers have joined the Taskforce.
If you are interested in participating on this Taskforce please contact Joe Sapp at


14 Earn the Associate Constructor Credential in February 2014

Congratulations to the 14 individuals that earned the Associate Constructor credential in February 2014!  Click here to view the list of those earning the Associate Constructor credential in February 2014.  

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FMI Nonresidential Construction Index (NRCI) First Quarter 2014 Results

NRCI Index Q1 = 64.9

Nearly all components of the NRCI are on the rise this quarter as the NRCI bounced back from a drop of 2.9 points in the fourth quarter 2013 to register 64.9 in the first quarter of 2014, the highest mark yet for the NRCI and 6.8 points better than Q1 2013. Looks like most of our panelists woke up on the right side of the economy this quarter. NRCI panelists expect to make more hires again this year. Moreover, our current report and reports from other sources and surveys are beginning to indicate a growing industry challenge to find and hire talented people. The NRCI Index continues to indicate continued slow growth for construction with caution that comes from the history of ups and downs in the past few years. Read the entire report.

Not Yet a Member?

Not yet a member of the AIC?  Consider joining today and take advantage of the various benefits on education and training that AIC Members receive.  AC and CPC's who join the AIC benefit from access to free Continuing Professional Development credits and waived CPD Fees.  Joining as a CPC Or AC is a win-win.  Click here to learn how you can join the AIC and begin taking advantage of our member benefits. 

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