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AIC Constructor News - March 2016

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    John Brown University Repeats as AIC Collegiate Ethics Competition Champions


    The John Brown University Ethics Competition Team was recently crowned the champions of the AIC Ethics Competition, held at the Annual Forum in San Diego, February 24-27.  This was the team's second victory in as many years.  


     

    Thank you to all who attended the 2016 Annual Forum!  

    Annual Forum Golf Outing
    Thank you to our Golf Outing Participants and Sponsors!  Check out this video of the event! 

    Congratulations to our Newest CPCs! 

     

    Bailey Buffalo, CPC
    W2 Engineering, Inc.
    Piedmont, Oklahoma
     
    Paul Burgard, CPC
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
     
    Clint Calvert, CPC
    Red Stone Construction Services
    Tulsa, Oklahoma
     
    Nicholas Coker, CPC
    Balfour Beatty Construction
    Austin, Texas
     
    John Paul Dierking, CPC
    NAVFAC Marianas
    TAMUNING, Guam
     
    Christopher Jean, CPC
    Phoenix, Arizona
     
     Scott Milke, CPC
    Ram Realty Services
    Durham, North Carolina
     
    Lisa Noll, CPC
    Fulcrum, LLC
    Fountain Hills, Arizona
     
    Jonah Petoskey, CPC
    Stellar Group, Inc.
    Gulf Breeze, Florida
     
    Danny Phillips Jr, CPC
    McKinstry
    Arlington, Texas
     
    Chase Roan, CPC
    Larion
    Cedar Point, North Carolina

    Congratulations to Our Newest Associate Constructors!

    Thomas Abbott, AC
    Gig Harbor, Washington
     
    Colton Anderson, AC
    Cle Elum, Washington
     
    Jacek Bartczak, AC
    Syracuse, New York
     
    Jerry Batchelor, AC
    ISC Constructors LLC
    Houston, Texas
     
    Donald Beck, AC
    Bothell, Washington
     
    Alexander Bradley, AC
    TRAC Builders, INC.
    Framingham, Massachusetts
     
    Jeremy Breckling, AC
    Baldwin & Shell Construction Company
    Little Rock, Arkansas
     
    Christina Broadus, AC
    North Little Rock, Arkansas
     
    Buie brown, AC
    Lafayette, Louisiana
     
    Jacob Christie, AC
    Houston, Texas
     
    Armando De La Cruz, AC
    Jacobs Engineering
    Deer Park, Texas
     
    Austin Dicke, AC
    New Bremen, Ohio
     
    Rebecca Done, AC
    Tarlton Corporation
    Saint Louis, Missouri
     
    Christopher Field, AC
    West Haven, Utah
     
    Trevor Herter, AC
    Lincoln, Nebraska
     
    Sean Kelly, AC
    BELFOR Property Restoration
    Birmingham, Michigan
     
    Jesse Kieper, AC
    Fargo, North Dakota
     
    Perry Kleespies, AC
    Vertix Builders
    Lakewood, Colorado
     
    Emily Lassus, AC
    Midland, Texas
     
    Brett Lytle, AC
    Lytle Construction Inc.
    Lake Winnebago, Missouri

    Robert Marshall, AC
    Cajun IDC
    Missouri City, Texas
     
    Francisco Mendez, AC
    WIMBERLEY, Texas
     
    Michael Mijares, AC
    Doster Construction
    Owens Cross Roads, Alabama
     
    Trevor Miller, AC
    Cheshire, Connecticut
     
    Chase Miller, AC
    CB&I
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
     
    Graham Myint, AC
    East Lansing, Michigan
     
    Bryan Oquendo, AC
    Houston, Texas
     
    Matthew Pelowski, AC
    International Falls, Minnesota
     
    Tyler Powell, AC
    Tellepsen Builders
    Houston, Texas
     
    Benjamin Powers, AC
    Johnson City, Tennessee
     
    Tristan Rieckhoff, AC
    SpawGlass
    Houston, Texas
     
    Gregg Roberts, AC
    Owasso, Oklahoma
     
    Nicholas Robichaux, AC
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
     
    Teeraphat Sakchaisiri, AC
    Corvallis, Oregon
     
    Wesley Scott, AC
    The Korte Company
    Mount Carmel, Illinois
     
    Austin Shniers, AC
    Houston, Texas
     
    James Soderberg, AC
    Plymouth, Minnesota
     
    David Valerio, AC
    Houston, Texas
     
    Alejandro Villarruel, AC
    Ideal Contracting
    Livonia, Michigan
     
    Nevin Wardrop, AC
    Houston, Texas
     
    Kyle Willson, AC
    Lake Jackson, Texas
     
    Suthod Young, AC
    Moosup, Connecticut
     
    Matthew Zorc, AC
    Arizona State University
    Tempe, Arizona

    Mr. Ethics - March 2016


    Dear Mr. Ethics,

    One of our competitors recently let go its regional president of the West Coast construction office. The reason for the change is reported to be because the president and the company board of directors did not see eye to eye on future development.  My boss thinks this is a good opportunity for us to tell potential clients that the president was let go because the company is in financial trouble and its long term viability of the company is not good.  My boss thinks that is the real reason for the president’s firing. I am not comfortable doing this because I do not think it’s true.  What should I do?

    Very truly yours,

    Uncomfortable
     
    Dear Uncomfortable,

    I believe that you are awarded project contracts based upon your bid and reputation.  I think it is important to let a potential client know why you are better than your competitors.  I have never thought that spreading innuendo or exaggerating a competitor’s situation shows why you are better than them.  More importantly it is not ethical.  Making exaggerated or misleading statements about someone else will always bite you in the end.  This begs the question if passing along bad but true information about a competitor is ethical.  I do not think it is.  In my opinion it is the client’s obligation to find out about its potential contractor.  That is the reason interviews are conducted.  Be assured that a major change in a company’s leadership will be known by potential clients.

    Regards,

    Mr. Ethics

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    Superintendents | MW Golden Constructors | Posted 1/4/2016

     

    AIC State Representatives

     

    The AIC State Representatives program has been established to help foster grassroots efforts between AIC Members within their respective states.  Rather than local chapters, these digital groups will be established with a State Representative coordinating activities and communications to members within that state. 

    A State Rep will serve as the liaison for AIC activities and communications.  This includes working with AIC National to maintain a database of members, AC and CPCs, Universities, and media outlets.  The State Rep will work with the Membership Committee to recruit and retain members, promote Certification and AIC Events.  The AIC National Vice President will serve as the liaison between State Reps and the AIC Board of Directors.  Each State Rep will serve a 2 year term, appointed by the AIC VP and approved by the Board of Directors.  States may have up to 3 Reps and will meet regularly as a whole.  Each State Rep is expected to attend the AIC Annual Forum where they will gather for a State of the AIC Meeting.  

    Interested in becoming an AIC State Rep?  Please contact AIC Executive Director Joe Sapp at joe@professionalconstructor.org to learn more. 

    AIC Mentors Program


    Looking to join the new AIC Mentors Program?  Apply online! 

    Click here for the Mentee Application. 

    Click here for the Mentor Application. 


     

    The latest issue of the AIC's Journal, The Professional Constructor, is now available.  Click here to read the digital version of the Journal.

    In this edition:

    A Framework for Small-Scale Construction Projects by NGOs in Developing Countries
    Goedert and Cory

    Influence of Climatic Parameters on the Performance of Solar Photovoltaic Modules in a Subtropical Area 
    Jiang, Buzaianu, and Malek

    Project Delivery Methods for the Construction of Public Schools in the Southeastern United States 
    Carpenter and Bausman

    Construction Degree Graduates: An Evaluation of Depth of Skill Understanding and Skill Priority by Construction Industry Professionals 
    Bigelow, Escamilla, and Kuecker

    Accident Patterns in Road Construction Work Zones
    Shehab and Phu


    Looking for older issues?  Check us out on Issuu at http://issuu.com/aic-ccc

    Download this version in PDF

    Updated Associate Constructor Study Guide

     

    The AIC is excited to share the release of the newest edition of the Associate Constructor Examination Study Guide.  This guide has been completely overhauled from cover to cover.  To better prepare AC exam candidates, the study guide has reduced its overall content, but focused on core areas of study within each knowledge area.  Along with new study content, the guide has updated practice questions and practice exam.  A Special Thanks to the AIC Educational Foundation for their support of this project and to Joe Burgett of Clemson University who was the lead Editor of this project.  

    Further exciting news is that a new online, self paced practice tool will be launched for the AC exam.  This new tool will be available for a fee and will include a self paced study course with practice quizzes.  This study course will be made available within the AIC University platform. 

    The new Study Guide is available as a PDF on the AIC Website by clicking here

     

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