AIC Constructor News - May 2015
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Congratulations to Our Newest Certified Professional Constructors! 

Alexandria, VA – (May 18, 2015) The American Institute of Constructors announced today that eighteen construction professionals have been awarded the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) credential based on their performance on the March 28, 2015 CPC Examination. To become certified as a CPC, an individual must have over 8 years of qualifying experience and education and pass a comprehensive examination based on the Constructor Body of Knowledge.

The 8 hour examination, was held at over 70 locations across the United States. In addition, 1,000 Associate Constructor (AC) certification examinations were administered, including over 900 University Students who take it as part of their construction program. 

The CPC examination tests problem-solving abilities that require application of knowledge, analysis, and synthesis at the level of an experienced constructor. Passing the CPC exam distinguishes an individual as a Professional Constructor - someone who possesses the skills and knowledge acquired by education and experience to manage the execution of all or a substantial portion of a construction project. A Professional Constructor is an individual committed to serve the construction industry in a professional and ethical manner and engage in a continued development of skills and education to meet increasing industry challenges and changes.

“I congratulate those that recently passed the CPC exam. This credential is a mark of a true professional and those that have earned it should be proud of such an accomplishment. With the ever increasing support and recognition of the CPC credential in the industry, having earned it will pay dividends for these individuals, their companies and their clients.” Said AIC Constructor Certification Commission Chairman Dennis Bausman, FAIC, CPC. 

The next CPC examination is November 7, 2015; registration will open online in June 2015. For more information about the constructor certification or the AIC please contact Joseph Sapp at 703-683-4999 X224 or 

About the American Institute of Constructors
Founded in 1971, the American Institute of Constructors is a professional society with over 700 members. Its mission is to promote individual professionalism and excellence throughout the related fields of construction. AIC supports the individual Constructor throughout their career by helping to develop the skills, knowledge, professionalism and ethics that further the standing of the construction industry. AIC Members participate in developing, and commit to, the highest standards of practice in managing the projects and relationships that contribute to the successful competition of the construction process. In addition to membership, the AIC certifies individuals through the Constructor Certification Commission. The Associate Constructor (AC) and Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) are internationally recognized certifications in the construction industry. Combined these programs have tested over 23,000 professionals. These two certifications give formal recognition of the education and experience that defines a Professional Constructor. For more information about the AIC, visit

Spring 2015 Certified Professional Constructors

Barry Burgard, CPC
VOY Construction
Project Manager
Tulsa, Oklahoma

Gregory Cashen, CPC
Martines Palmeiro Construction
Senior Project Manager
Austin, TX

Channey Doud, CPC
Dynalectric San Diego
Executive Vice President
San Diego, CA

Kevin Dunn, CPC
Capstone Construction Services, LLC
Owner and Manager
Edmond, Oklahoma

Craig Durham, CPC
Energy Systems Group
Project Manager
Lansing, Michigan

Spencer Gullick, CPC
Harker Heating and Cooling, Inc.
Project Manager
Lodi, Madison

Brett Haase, CPC
PBK Architects
Construction Services Manager
Spring, Texas

Sam Maclaughlin, CPC
Wilson Electric Services Corp.
Project Manager
Tempe, Arizona

Dave Manarin, CPC
Arizona Corporate Builders, LLC
Vice President
Tempe, Arizona

Frankie Martinez, CPC
Scottsdale, Arizona

Michael Miller, CPC
Sundt Construction, Inc.
Employee Owner
San Jose, CA

Anthony Pesek, CPC
Scottsdale, Arizona

Ryan Poettker, CPC
Poettker Construction
Vice President Project Management
Breese, IL

Shane Rowe, CPC
Durotech, Inc.
Houston, United States

Gregory St. Clair, CPC
Arizona Corporate Builders
Construction Manager
Queen Creek, United States

Jim Vaux, CPC
University of Nebraska, Kearney
Assistant Professor
Kearney, NE

James Vigesaa, CPC
BVB General Contractors, LLC
Chief Executive Officer
Brighton, CO

Paul Younger, CPC
Minnesota State Community & Technical College
Morton, MN

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Dear Mr. Ethics 

Dear Mr. Ethics,

I just came from a project meeting where the owner said he wants to upgrade the windows we will be installing on a four story condo project. The owner gave me a change order with the cost he wants to pay for the upgrade. He indicated that he and the architect researched the windows and think the change order reflects a fair price for the upgrade. I do not know what research they did but I can supply the upgraded windows for 25% less than the owner’s proposed costs and still make a healthy profit. Am I under any obligation to set the owner straight?

Fogged Windows

Dear Fogged,


I liken this to a situation where someone does not understand what they have. It is like someone who offers to sell you a ring for $50 because its cubic zirconia. You know however the ring is a real diamond worth thousand times the asking price. You can pay the $50 and run but you may not feel good about it later. I think an ethical person would disclose to the owner you can do it for less. You will still earn your “healthy” profit and also gain in your reputation which is priceless.

Mr. Ethics

Read more on the Mr. Ethics Blog

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