AIC Constructor News - October 2013
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Mid-Year Meeting Edition

Mid-Year Meeting Updates

Not able to make it to the Mid-Year Meeting this year?  You can stay connected with us throughout the meeting by following us on Twitter @ProConstructors.  You can also see our blog feed on the AIC website which we will update throughout the meeting.  

Mid-Year Meeting Schedule

October 17
4-5:30PM - Inter-Industry Roundtable

6-8PM - Inter-Industry Reception

October 18
8-9:30AM - Joint AIC Membership and Marketing Committee Meeting

10-11:30AM - AIC Programs and Education Committee Meeting

12-1PM - Speaker Peter Eyre, CIECI Coordinator | Partner at Crowell & Moring's Government Contracts Group

1:15-2:15PM - Brian Perlberg, Esq.  Executive Director of ConsensusDocs

3-5PM - AIC Board of Directors Meeting

AIC University

Today at the AIC Inter-Industry Reception the AIC made a big announcement regarding a new program scheduled to launch in the coming months.  Joined by Mid-Year Meeting attendees, Joe Matthews of TMG Construction Corporation presented AIC Executive Director Joe Sapp with a check for $10,000 that is the first donation towards the AIC University program.  Matthews' contribution is the largest to date towards the program.  The AIC Educational Foundation also announced that it will provide a $6,000 contribution towards the program as well.  

About AIC University
AIC University is an online education portal that will provide AIC Members and other professionals access to high quality professional education. The program will feature a unique blend of on-demand content of both AIC Produced Webinars and others from companies who have agreed to donate from their current education programs.  The portal, which is scheduled to be developed and launched in the first quarter of 2014, will be free for AIC Members.  In the future the portal will feature additional study programs for both the AC and CPC exams, as well as a possible new certificate program. All courses and content within AIC University will be approved for CPD credit for CPC's and content will be submitted to other credentialing organizations for approval.  
Joe Matthews of TMG Construction presenting AIC Executive Director Joe Sapp and AIC Treasurer Paul Mattingly with a donation of $10,000 to support AIC University. 

Inter-Industry Roundtable

At the Mid-Year Meeting AIC invited the leadership from our industry's top associations and societies for an open and engaging session about the state of the industry and how we can continue to work together for the betterment of the industry as a whole.  The AIC welcomes the following organizations who participated in the First Annual Inter-Industry Roundtable:
  • Associated General Contractors
  • Associated Builders and Contractors
  • American Council for Construction Education
  • American Subcontractors Association
  • Design Build Institute of America
  • Construction Financial Management Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Construction Industry Ethics and Compliance Initiative
  • Lean Construction Institute
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services

Call for Papers

The Professional Constructor, The Journal of the American Institute of Constructors

The American Institute of Constructors (AIC) is pleased to announce an open call for papers to be published in The Professional Constructor, The Journal of the American Institute of Constructors. The papers should be the original work of the author(s) that would have a value and interest to constructors. Manuscripts can cover topics dealing with: past practice, current interest and trends, suggested new fields of activity or results of construction related research. The papers must contribute to the educational, planning, management, construction, development, or business phase of the construction industry. 
All submitted papers must conform the AIC Journal Authors Guide, click here to download the guide.

If you are interested in submitting an article for consideration in the 2014 Spring Edition of The Professional Constructor please submit your manuscript to the editor for review no later than January 15, 2014.  Any submissions received after January 15 will be reviewed for consideration in the Fall Edition. All submissions should be submitted electronically, in Word (.doc) format, to: Dr. Jason D. Lucas, Editor

Each paper received for consideration will receive a minimum of three reviews from reviewers experienced with the material covered in the manuscript. The author(s) will be notified of the reviewers’ decision. If accepted for publication, the author(s) will be given the opportunity to respond to the reviewers’ comments and make appropriate revisions before the papers are published.

The Professional Constructor (formally The American Professional Constructor) is published biannually with spring and fall publications each year. For more information on the American Institute of Constructors please visit our website at:

Should you have any questions please contact me.

Dr. Jason D. Lucas, Editor
Assistant Professor
2-136 Lee Hall
Department of Construction Science and Management
Clemson University
Clemson, South Carolina


Constructor of the Month - Benjamin Hall, CPC
October 2013

This month we got to know more about our first CPC Constructor of the Month, Benjamin Hall.  Mr. Hall became a CPC in early 2013 and is currently a Constructability Coordinator with FLUOR in Sugar Land, Texas. 

We sat down to talk more about what drives Benjamin, what advice he has for someone entering the industry, why he became a CPC, and he shared a bit about a current project.  

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The Constructor of the Month program is a new way for the AIC to recognize the best and brightest AIC Members, Associate Constructors (AC), and Certified Professional Constructors (CPC).  Each month we will be featuring a new individual and the work they are doing in our industry.  We will also profile additional individuals on the AIC Website each month.  

To be eligible you must be an AIC Member, AC, or CPC in good standing.  To have yourself profiled on the AIC site you must use the submission form available here.  Completed forms and supporting documents should be emailed to
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Upcoming Webinar

Join us on October 28 for an upcoming webinar with speaker Danielle Aaronson of the Luck Companies. Danielle will share her experience with Values Based Leadership and what it can do for you.  This webinar is free for members.  


Interested in presenting a webinar?  Contact us and learn more about how you can be our next webinar speaker  

Save the Date!

The AIC Annual Forum is coming to Greenville, SC April 16-18, 2014.  Save the date and make plans to join us in Greenville!  

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