I hope you are enjoying the holiday season. As we wind down 2011 and prepare for a new year I want to thank you, our AIC Members and supporters, for your continued membership, advocacy and generosity this year. This is a unique organization with a great mission. As we mark time during these holidays I want to give thanks to the leadership team that has created more value for our members and the industry. Here are just a few…
Our corporate partner program, The Professional Constructor Partner program, was kicked off and has its first member firm – The Reiter Companies.
We continue to work with the Federal Office of Personnel Management for the creation of a career track for Construction Management Personnel. AIC and the Certification Program were recently recognized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in their recommendation to OPM for this classification.
The first ever AIC CPC Exam Preparation Online Boot Camp was held, with plans for more.
The latest revision of the AIC Program on Construction Ethics was published and will soon be available in iBook format.
The Education Foundation re-asserted its leadership team and commitment toward steady growth and progress.
Pre-approval of most of AGC of America’s training which is offered at their meetings to 30,000 of its member companies. A note to all you CPC’s and AC’s - don’t forget to enter those CPD credits to your online CPD record.
AIC Announces Winners From Recent Ethics Competition at Texas A&M
The American Institute of Constructors (AIC) “Program on Construction Ethics” was the foundation for a team ethics competition in a newly established course “Ethics in the Construction Industry” for third year Texas A&M construction science students in College Station, Texas. The four-person teams were presented with an ethical scenario that involved an owner, construction manager, general contractors, specialty contractors, and employees. The issues contained in the ethical scenario were developed from the case studies in the AIC “Program on Construction Ethics”. The AIC congratulates the winning team of Jeff Vandercook, Carol Rodriquez, Juan Vasquez and Tyler Jones. Read more...
The American Professional Constructor
The Journal of the American Instittute of Constructors - April 2007, Volume 31, Number 1
Quality Assurance in Residential Foundations and Construction Surveying Layout Techniques in the Southeastern United States
John W. Adcox, Jr., EdD, CPC
This article provides an overview of three areas: Quality Assurance, Placement Considerations and Actual Techniques used in Residential Building Layout.
Construction Surveying, Construction Layout, Residential Construction, Foundation Layout, and Quality Assurance
Quality assurance in the layout and soil conditions of residential foundations, as a general practice, is given very little consideration. Five major factors contribute to this:
1) Leniency of building codes,
2) The cost of subsurface investigations and construction testing,
3) The short construction timeline of most residential projects,
4) Lack of written formal specifications, and
5) Accuracy used during layout techniques.
There is not usually an attempt by a residential contractor to "short cut" the necessary quality assurance steps; however, the constraints of costs and time often preclude the use of quality assurance measures.
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