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About the American Institute of Constructors 

Promoting Individual Professionalism and Excellence

AIC's Mission

The purpose of The American Institute of Constructors (AIC) is to promote individual professionalism and excellence throughout the related fields of construction.

Who We Are

We are a professional society of construction professionals who seek to provide the individual professional constructor with the same status as their fellow professionals in the A/E/C Industry.  AIC Members are individuals who serve the construction industry with professionalism and a high ethical standards.

The AIC is an organization built to serve the individual professional in construction.  We do this in a number of ways by providing:

  • An opportunity to earn a professional credential based on a national standard developed by the industry through the Constructor Certification Commission.

  • Opportunities for AIC members to participate in the process of developing quality standards of practice and to exchange ideas. 

  • Leadership in establishing and maintaining high ethical standards.

  • Professional continuing education.

  • Encouragement of equitable and professional relationships between the constructor and other entities in the construction process. 

  • An environment to enhance the overall standing of the construction profession.

Learn more About the AIC from some of our members.

What is a Constructor?

A Constructor is a master of that discipline which comprises the whole of the construction process, as well as the essential parts thereof; possessing such skills founded on knowledge acquire through prescribed education and refined by experience, or earned equivalently as a recognized practitioner; who initiates, develops, produces, delivers or services in whole or essential part, construction work at prices, times and standards of quality which assure advantage to clients and society as a whole. 

Why Was the AIC Created? 

The increasing complexity of construction demands people of a professional caliber. The industry needs professionals who can accept the total project responsibility-controlling the quality, cost and time of construction while considering the needs of the larger society. To establish a professional status for constructors, a strong organization, capable of certifying qualified individuals and setting professional standards, was needed. The Institute was created to meet this need.

How do we benefit the industry?

By certifying individuals as qualified constructors, by helping them achieve professional growth, and by developing ethical codes and high standards of performance, the Institute generates public trust and confidence in all construction. Any profession's most vital resource is its people. The Institute supports the industry's professionals by providing a Certification that builds a higher level of practice for the industry.  The Institute also provides vital continuing education, ensuring the industry continues to practice at a high level.

By providing a professional society covering people from all phases of construction at various stages in their careers, the American Institute of Constructors has become a positive force in the advancement of the construction profession.


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