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onstruction Industry Coalition Council
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May 2003

About the CICC…
The Construction Industry Coalition Council (CICC) seeks areas of commonality among the construction profession by identifying the needs of its constituents; delivering and exchanging technical and business information; facilitating the development of and responsible application of new techniques and processes; and promoting quality in practice. 


Coalition Council Steering Committee 
American Institute of Architects (AIA) www.aia.org
American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) www.aisc.org
American Subcontractors Association (ASA) www.asaonline.com
Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) www.abc.org
Building Owners & Managers Association (BOMA) www.boma.org
Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) www.cerf.org
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) www.cmaanet.org
Fully Integrated and Automated Technology (FIATECH) www.fiatech.org
National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) www.nspe.orgr


Affiliated with 
Associated Owners & Developers (AOD) 

Welcome New CICC Member

Lynda Stanley, Director, Federal Facilities Council, National Academies and Sciences and Engineering, www7.nationalacademies.org/ffc/

Summary of Construction Industry Coalition Council Meeting April 8, 2003

The Capital Projects Technology Roadmap
Nicole Testa, Senior Manager of Communications, 
Fully Integrated and Automated Technology (FIATECH) www.fiatech.org
FIATECH’s "Capital Projects Technology Roadmap," provides a common industry-wide vision for the industry and a detailed plan for realizing it. This plan will be used by industry, associations, government, funding agencies, venture capitalists, research laboratories, standards bodies, and academia to work together, coalesce efforts, leverage scarce resources, and accelerate achievement of the vision. The result will be the delivery of solutions to today's challenges and a clear path for migration to the future. The presentation highlights nine critical capabilities. Nicole Testa reviewed FIATECH’s role in facilitating lifecycle data management and Web-accessible databases to access modern engineering technologies, IT e-Based technologies to improve the quality of capital facilities, etc. The CICC agreed to participate as a Collaborating Organization under the category Construction/Contractor/Designer organizations. To view the presentation, click here.

Payment Structures
Brian Cubbage, Construction Law and Contracts Counsel, 
American Subcontractors Association, www.asaonline.com
Contractors, subcontractors, and owners do have common interests. Brian Cubbage highlighted ASA’s role and activities focused on serving its 5,000 member organizations. ASA’s member benefits include a strong focus on education, bidding and procurement on-line, an emphasis on certification programs, and contract documents, to name a few. ASA supports AOD’s model owner/general contractor document as it provides funding protection for subcontractors. For more information on subcontractor issues, education, ASA advocacy, and issues owners need to be aware of, click here. 

Improving Owner Performance
Lynda Stanley, Director, 
Federal Facilities Council, http://www7.nationalacademies.org/ffc/

Since its inception in 1953, the Federal Facilities Council (FFC) has provided public and private sector owners with improved management practices and design and construction technologies. FFC’s 2003 programs include:

For more information on FFC, its committees, members, issues and challenges, and current studies, click here.

Attendees at the April, 8 CICC Forum

Next CICC Meeting - July 10, 2003

Location: The Surety Association of America, 1101 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 800, Washington DC (Metro - Red Line Farragut North)
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Design-Build, What’s It All About? 
Design-build is an integrated project delivery method that combines the design and construction functions into a single contract. Founded in 1993, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) promotes the use of the design-build method of project delivery throughout industry and government. Hear how DBIA reduces the legislative and regulatory barriers that prevent design-build from being a readily available project delivery option for all owners.
Presenter: Timothy J. Mains, Director of Government Affairs and Business Policy, Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) http://www.dbia.org 

Cost Management Practices
Review the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International’s (AACEI) relationship with owner organizations and their emphasis on certification, training, and re-certification programs; cooperative agreements with public and private agencies, and requirements for certified cost engineers and cost consultants in specifications for design and construction project procurements. Founded in 1956, AACEI has more than 5,500 members worldwide.
Presenter: Barry McMillan, Executive Director, Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI) www.aacei.org 

Evaluating Contractor Performance & Capability
In order to provide quality engineering and construction services to the nation including water resources and other civil works projects, military facilities for the Army and Air Force, and other Defense and federal agencies, the Corps of Engineers has implemented a contractor performance evaluation process. Learn how the performance evaluation process is used for responsive determination of the sealed bid opening as well as determining best value selections. In the second part of this presentation, the Surety Information Office (SIO) discusses how the surety evaluates a contractor before issuing a bond, how underwriting has become more stringent, and what that means to owners and contractors.
Presenters: Walter Norko, Construction Team Leader, Engineering & Construction Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers http://www.usace.army.mil/ and 
Marla McIntyre, Executive Director, Surety Information Office (SIO) www.sio.org 

To register, contact Noel Raufaste, nraufaste@erols.com; 301-467-6767. There is no charge to attend CICC meetings.