American Institute of Constructors Announces new Award, Honoring Individual Industry Achievement
April 9, 2013 – Alexandria, VA – The Constructor Certification Commission of the American Institute of Constructors is pleased to announce a new award honoring past AIC National President Stephen P. Byrne. The Stephen P. Byrne Industry Achievement Award will be presented yearly to an individual who has supported the advancement of Constructor Certification at a high level.
Mr. Byrne passed away February 11, 2013 at the age of 59. Steve was a Fellow, Certified Professional Constructor, Past National President, and current member of the Board of Directors and Board of Governors. Steve also served as the Associate Executive Director of Facilities, Planning, and Construction for the Texas A&M University system.
The inaugural award winner, to be given April 26th in Scottsdale, AZ at the AIC Annual Forum is Carol McMullen. Carol is currently the Assistant Executive Director of the Arizona Builders Alliance where she has been employed since 1983. Aside from her long service to the ABA and the local community, Carol has been instrumental in growing the local CPC exam. The ABA has consistently been one of the larger CPC test locations in the country.
In addition to the individual award, a plaque honoring Steve will be presented to the Texas A&M Construction Sciences Department by Commission Chairman David Fleming on April 11 at the department’s Annual Spring Scholarship and Awards Banquet.
About the American Institute of Constructors The AIC is the organization that seeks to give Constructors the professional status they deserve. Headquartered in Alexandria, VA, the AIC promotes excellence in construction by recognizing the professionalism of individual constructors, establishing standards of ethics and competence, promoting the study and advancing the practice of construction related fields, and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas within the profession. In addition to membership, the AIC certifies individuals through the Constructor Certification Commission. The Associate Constructor (AC) and Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) are nationally recognized certifications in the construction industry. These two certifications give formal recognition of the education and experience that defines a Professional Constructor. For more information about the AIC please visit their website at www.professionalconstructor.org.