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The American Institute of Constructors (AIC), is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) trade organization founded in 1969 for the advancement of professionalism and ethics in the Construction industry.

The Institute is the constructor's counterpart of professional organizations found in architecture, engineering, law and other fields. As such, the Institute serves as the national qualifying body of professional constructor through its Constructor Certification Commission.

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Leadership

Executive Director: Davin E. Hattaway

President: David R. Mattson

Vice President: Steven P. Byrne

Goals

To promote excellence in construction by:

   * establishing high standards of ethics and competence for the professional;
   * recognizing the professionalism of individual constructors;
   * promoting the study and advancing the practice of construction related fields;
   * facilitating the exchange of information and ideas within the profession;

Activities

The Institute provides qualified constructors with a wide range of services for individual growth and the advancement of their profession. These activities include:

   * providing new channels of communication with in the profession and with important audiences outside the profession.
   * supporting construction education programs in American colleges and universities.
   * providing educational opportunities through semi-annual national conferences
   * developing and enforces quality construction standards.
   * working for public understanding and support of the construction profession.
   * establishing ethical codes and rules of professional conduct.
   * honors outstanding contributions to the construction profession.

Code of Ethics

  1. A Constructor shall have full regard to the public interest in fulfilling his or her responsibilities to the employer or client.
  2. A Constructor shall not engage in any deceptive practice, or in any practice which creates an unfair advantage for the member or another.
  3. A Constructor shall not maliciously or recklessly injure or attempt to injure, whether directly or indirectly, the professional reputation of others.
  4. A Constructor shall ensure that when providing a service which includes advice, such advice shall be fair and unbiased.
  5. A Constructor shall not divulge to any person, firm, or company, information of a confidential nature acquired during the course of professional activities.
  6. A Constructor shall carry out responsibilities in accordance with current professional practice, so far as it lies within his or her power.
  7. A Constructor shall keep informed of new thought and development in the construction process appropriate to the type and level of his or her responsibilities and shall support research and the educational processes associated with the construction profession.

Publications

  • The American Professional Constructor, a refereed academic journal covering developments in the science of construction management

Membership

Membership is open to all professionals in the field of Construction who meet qualifications appropriate to their membership level, and who swear to uphold the Institute's Code of Ethics. Membership levels are as follows:

  • Candidate (Recent college graduates, no experience requirement)
  • Associate (Young professionals, 2-15 years as a construction professional)
  • Constructor (Mid-Career professionals, 15-40 years as a construction professional)
  • Fellow (By election only, 25+ years experience, demonstratably outstanding contributions to the construction industry)

See also

  • Constructor Certification Commission

External links

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