AIC Constructor News - October 2014
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Mr. Ethics - October 2014

Dear Mr. Ethics:

We have submitted a feasibility study regarding revenue projections of a parking garage to be built at a sports facility.  The project owner thinks are projections are too low because we based our study on scheduled events and not possible, non-booked events such as ice shows; kid shows; etc.  Our study will be the basis for municipal bonds to be sold to fund the garage’s construction.  Is it ethical for us to use non-scheduled events in our study?  Doing so would make the bonds more attractive.

Feasibility Stymied

Dear Stymied,

I think this a situation that does not initially involve ethics.  I think you need to consult counsel or the securities agency that will govern the bonds to determine what you can and cannot include in your study.  Since this study will support the sale of municipal bonds there should be specific rules or guidelines to follow.  If you cannot use possible income and the owner still pushes for same, then I think you have an ethical and legal decision to make.  In that situation I would decline the owner’s request.

Mr. Ethics

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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. 

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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. 


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