AIC Constructor News - September 2014
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AC and CPC Programs Accredited by ANSI


The American Institute of Constructors announced that its Associate Constructor and Certified Professional Constructor Certification Programs have been granted Accreditation by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Alexandria, VA, September 17, 2014 - - ANSI, a private, nonprofit organization, accredits other organizations to serve as a third-party product, system and personnel certifier has accredited AIC’s Associate Constructor and Certified Professional Constructor Certification Programs.

 ANSI is the only personnel certification accreditation body in the United States to meet nationally accepted practices for accreditation bodies. ANSI accreditation is recognized both nationally and internationally and has become the hallmark of a quality certification program.

“Obtaining ANSI Accreditation for the AC and CPC programs has been a goal of AIC’s for many years and I could not be more proud of this accomplishment. Having a quality and validated certification process is important to us and the construction industry, who will benefit most by having an ANSI Accredited Certification to turn to for individuals to manage the complex process of construction.” Said AIC National President Paul Mattingly, CPC.

For nearly 20 years the AC and CPC designations have recognized individuals for the skills, knowledge, and professionalism needed to be manage the construction process.  Those who obtain the designations have demonstrated their skill and proficiency through education, experience and a rigorous examination.

Board of Directors Call for Nominations


The American Institute of Constructors is seeking construction professionals to fill 4 positions on the AIC Board of Directors to help lead the association dedicated to the individual Professional Constructor. Each position carries a 3 year term to begin April 2015 and end April 2018. 

There are many benefits to serving as a volunteer leader, including:

  • Playing a significant role in the profession;
  • Having an opportunity to enhance the value of AIC;
  • Collaborating with other driven professional volunteer leaders;
  • Enhanced industry recognition and networking opportunities

The AIC Board of Directors meets twice per year in person at the AIC Annual Forum and the Mid-Year Meeting. By accepting a nomination, you commit to attending those meetings. AIC Directors represent AIC at the highest level and provide strategic leadership and direction for the Institute. Directors lead efforts including but not limited to Committee Chairmanship, Program Development, Strategic Alliances, Fundraising, Finances, and Governance of the Institute. Directors should be strategic, forward thinking leaders who have a strong desire to advance the AIC into the future.

Nomination Instructions:
Individuals eligible for nomination include those within the AIC Professional, Young Professional, Educator, and Fellow Membership classes. Each nomination must include the Nomination Form which should be signed by two current AIC Members of the aforementioned membership classes. Self nominations are welcome. The Nominee must indicate their agreement to serve on the nomination form. 

Click here to submit a nomination.

Nomination Timeline:
September 16, 2014 – Call for Nominations Issued
November 30, 2014 – Nominations Due
January 5, 2015 – Elections Open
February 2, 2015 – Elections Close
February 20, 2015 – Election Results Released
April 2015 – Directors installed at AIC Annual Forum in Ft. Worth, TX

CCC Board of Governors Call for Nominations


The Constructor Certification Commission is currently accepting nominations to fill one elected position on its Board of Governors to help lead the organization dedicated to developing and maintaining the AIC’s Associate Constructor and Certified Professional Constructor certification programs.  The CCC is a semi-autonomous Board that operates independently from the normal AIC Committee Structure, allowing it to make independent decisions regarding the Constructor Certification program.  Nominees must be a Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) in good standing, but not necessarily a member of the AIC.

There are many benefits to serving on the CCC Board of Governors, such as:

  1. Ability to shape the future of a nationally recognized construction certification program.
  2. Industry recognition by serving on a national Board of Governors.
  3. Collaborating with both industry and academic professionals with a shared interest.
  4. Ability to enhance both the value of AIC and Constructor Certification.

This position carries a 4 year term of office and includes a requirement to attend monthly teleconferences to discuss the on-going needs of the Commission.  In addition, the Commission meets twice per year in person at the AIC Mid-Year Meeting each Fall and the AIC Annual Forum in the Spring.  The new Governor will be installed at the Annual Forum in April 2015 in Ft. Worth, TX.    

Nomination and Election Process:
CPC’s who are interested in this position should submit a letter of interest to  Nomination letters should indicate your desire to serve on the Board of Governors and any relevant experience that would lend itself well to service on the Board.  Please include a bio and/or resume with your letter.  Only CPC’s in good standing are eligible to participate in the election.

Nomination Timeline:

September 17, 2014 – Call for Nominations Issued

October 31, 2014 – Nominations Due

November 14, 2014 – Ballot Issued

December 31, 2014 – Ballot Closed

January 30, 2015 – Results Released

AIC Awards - Call for Nominations


The American Institute of Constructors is now accepting nominations for it's National Awards Program.  AIC Awards are a great way to recognize a fellow member or volunteer who has gone above in beyond in their work with the AIC or Commission.  They also recognize members who have attained national recognition for their work in the industry.  Help the AIC celebrate those most deserving members and volunteers and submit a nomination today! 

Nominations must adhere to the guidelines on the AIC National Awards Program Call for Nominations document.  All nominations must be received by November 30, 2014 in order to be considered.  Winners will be honored at the AIC Awards Dinner in April 2015 at the AIC Annual Forum in Ft. Worth, TX. 


AIC University Expands with Click Safety Partnership


In an effort to expand the educational offerings available to it's Members, AIC has finalized a partnership with Click Safety, a leader in online safety related educational seminars.  AIC Members receive a discount on all courses through the AIC University Click Safety portal, All courses and seminars through Click Safety are approved for CPD Credit, adding another option for CPC's to obtain their Continuing Professional Development hours.  To get started simply complete your first purchase, which will create a new account in the Click Safety portal.  

Mr. Ethics

Dear Mr. Ethics,
One of my employees just reported to me that he overheard another employee speaking angrily and disrespectfully to one of our clients.  This is a violation of our ethics code.  While I am upset at the person who spoke improperly to a client, I am more upset by the tattletale.  I can’t stand rats and I want to punish that person more than the other.  One of our other codes is not to do wrong to another employee.  Can I also punish the snitch?
I Hate Stoolpigeons.

Dear Stoolpigeon,
A hallmark of an effective code of ethics is the ability of those witnessing a violation of the code a safe harbor in which to communicate that violation.  Why would you want to punish someone who obviously takes the code seriously?  If you punish your stoolpigeon you can consider your code to be as valuable as the paper it is printed upon.  Companies with hallow codes of conduct do not fare well over all.  Enron had a great code of conduct that it did not support or seriously promote.  We all know what happened to Enron.
Mr. Ethics.

Read Mr. Ethics Response on his new blog.

Upcoming Events

AIC Events

AIC Mid-Year Meeting
October 15 &16, 2014 - Sheraton Hotel Pentagon City

AC and CPC Exams  
Registration opening soon for the October 25, 2014 Examinations.
Associate Constructor Exam Registration
Certified Professional Constructor Exam Registration

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.

Upcoming Webinars Hosted by the American Subcontractors Association

All ASA Webinars approved for CPD Credit

2014 October Webinar: The Value of Technology and Data Management for Construction

Date: October 14, 2014
Location: Webinar
Description: This webinar explores the technological landscape of the construction industry and examines the benefits of technology as it relates to contractors’ bottom lines. Learn how to minimize risk of budget overruns and delay by studying performance data. Find out which data can be most useful, how it should be obtained and what to do with the data once it is captured.

Congratulations to our newest Associate Constructors (AC)

57 individuals were recently awarded the Associate Constructor (AC) Designation after successfully qualifying for and passing the AC Certification Examination.  Click here to view a list of the newest ACs.  

Fall Exam Registration Open Online

Registration for the October 25, 2014 Associate Constructor (AC) and Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) examinations are now open online.  

Registration Deadline: October 3

Link to AC Exam Registration.

Link to CPC Exam Registration.

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