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AIC Constructor News - June 2014
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President's Message


Dear Friends of the AIC,

As I begin my term as the President of the AIC I want to take a moment to thank you for your support of this organization. I look forward to and appreciate the opportunity to lead the AIC this year. I am excited about the possibilities we have in front of us. I have been a member of the AIC for 30 years now and I see still see a world of potential in what we can achieve as an organization. I also want to thank David Fleming, CPC for his leadership as our President over the past year. 

In the past year we were able to make significant strides in the value, benefits, and programs available to our members. With the launch of AIC University, we now have an education program in place that can provide a high level of professional education that our members need to continue to grow as professionals. Our members can now access education content online and on demand through AIC U. The content offerings will continue to grow as we continue to shape the type of learning our members require.

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AIC Congratulates Newest Associate Constructors


Congratulations to the recent professionals to earn the AC designation!  Over 90 individuals were conferred the Associate Constructor (AC) designation from the April 2014 Examination.  Many more will be awarded over the coming weeks as individuals who passed the exam complete their university graduation requirements.  To see the full list of new AC's please click here.  

2015 Annual Forum Call for Presentations


The AIC is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2015 Annual Forum to be held April 13-16, 2015 in Ft. Worth, TX.  The AIC Programs and  Education Committee seek proposals in several content areas, including: Leadership, Project Management, Lean Construction, Technology, Unique Project Delivery, and Ethics.  The deadline to submit a proposals is July 31, 2014.  For more information and the proposal form please click here.

 

FMI's Construction Outlook 2nd Quarter 2014


We are still optimistic in our forecast, but we have dropped the overall growth rate by 1 percent. In part, this is due to reduced government spending, while private spending isn’t growing fast enough to take up the slack. Large markets like education and health care are showing little to no growth at this time. States are reluctant to turn up the spending even though tax revenues are improving, and health care is waiting on changes in policies in health care insurance to settle out. Overall, our construction forecast remains in the cautiously optimistic zone; it is just that we are a little more cautious and a little less optimistic.  Read the Entire Report

 

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 at the regular rates ends on September 19 and the final deadline to register is October 3.  

Link to AC Exam Registration.

Link to CPC Exam Registration.

Mr. Ethics


Dear Mr. Ethics,
 
The lead project designer wants us to turn over all documents related to a change order request we have submitted.  The designer even wants our original bid sheets and profit calculations and bids from our subs.  The architect thinks the change order work was accounted for in our bid and we have enough profit margin in the project to cover it.  The architect is refusing to review our change order until we turn over those documents.  What should we do?
 
Change Order Blocked

Read Mr. Ethics Response on his new blog.

AIC Members Save on Education Through AIC University


AIC University provides AIC Members with discounted and free access to quality, online education.  The content within AIC U is growing.  New courses include all sessions from the AIC Annual Forum.  Several new courses will be released within the next month. 

Click here to sign up for a course today.  

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.

Change Order Basics
July 8, 2014 - Online Webinar

Implied Obligations in Construction Contracts
July 16, 2014 - Online Webinar
 

Upcoming Webinars Hosted by the American Subcontractors Association

All ASA Webinars approved for CPD Credit

How to Choose the Right Customers (and Get Them to Select Your Bid)
August 12, 2014


ConsensusDocs Events

Key Contracting Issues for Owner & Design Professional Agreements - Comparing Key Provisions in AIA & ConsensusDocs Contracts
August 7, 2014 - Free Online Webinar

The Volunteer Corner


AIC Committee Openings


The AIC is currently seeking volunteers to join several Committees.  Current Committees includes: 
  • CPC Only - CCC Internal Audit Taskforce
  • Membership Services
  • Programs and Education
  • Inter-Industry Relations
Most AIC Committees meet monthly for a 1 hour conference call. Additional Committee work is typically done individually outside of the committee meetings.  If you are interested in joining a Committee please contact Chris Gruber at info@professionalconstructor.org.   

AIC Education Foundation


Support the AIC Education Foundation by making a contribution today! The AIC Education Foundation is a charitable organization that provides essential funding and opportunities for professional constructors and educators.  All contributions are tax deductible.  Learn more about the AIC Education Foundation by visiting www.aic-ef.org

Featured Member Benefit Partners

 

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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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