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onstruction Industry Coalition Council
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August 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
Civil Engineering Research Foundation (CERF) www.cerf.org
Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) www.cmaanet.org
Federal Facilities Council (FFC) www7.nationalacademies.org/ffc/
Fully Integrated and Automated Technology (FIATECH) www.fiatech.org
Surety Information Office (SIO) www.sio.org


Affiliated with 
Associated Owners & Developers (AOD) 

Summary of Construction Industry Coalition Council Meeting July 10, 2003

Design Build, What's It All About?
Timothy J. Mains, Director of Government Affairs and Business Policy
Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) www.dbia.org
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.

Cost Management Practices Part One;  Part Two
Part Three
Barry McMillan, Executive Director
Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEI) www.aacei.org
Review of 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.

Evaluating Contractor Performance & Capability (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Evaluating Contractor Performance & Capability
(Surety Information Office)
Walter Norko, Construction Team Leader, Engineering & Construction
Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 
Marla McIntyre, Executive Director
Surety Information Office (SIO) www.sio.org
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 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.

Next CICC Meeting - October 31, 2003

Productivity Improvements: Architecture and the Microbial Indoor Environment

Location: The American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Boardroom 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 2006
Time: 8:45 a.m. - noon

8:45 - Reception – Continental Breakfast

9:15 - Welcome and Introductions

9:20 - How the Brain Experiences Architecture
The power of architecture and architecturally designed space elevates and enriches the human spirit and invokes within each of us monumental feelings of grandeur and permanence. Well-designed interior space in buildings and their surrounding public areas helps bring out the best in human beings. It allows them to perform in a more creative manner and engage in more productive human relationships.  Architecture defines the relationship between physical structure and human emotions within. This presentation includes an AIA award winning video that describes how the brain experiences architecture. It seeks to define the linkages between neuroscience and the built environment, http://www.aia.org/aiajournal/default.asp. For example, by understanding how lighting, acoustics and windows affect the cognitive ability of children in a learning environment, better schools may be designed. 
:  John P. Eberhard, FAIA, Consultant on Neuroscience and Architecture, AIA.

9:55 - Break to Network

10:15 - When Good Buildings Turn Bad: Identifying and Solving Microbial Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Problems
The presentation will address 1. common indoor air quality issues in buildings such as molds and mildew, ventilation, and chemical contaminants; 2. various mold growth factors and reservoirs; and 3. consequential health effects from mold exposure. The topic concludes with a review of the legal and financial concerns and pending mold legislation.
Presenter: Lance R. Rebels, Froehling and Robertson, Inc., LRebels@fandr.com, 703-926-8439

10:50 - Standard of Care for Proper Indoor Air Quality
To ensure the optimized operation and comfort of a building, it is necessary to take a holistic approach to indoor air quality (IAQ) and to use practices and procedures that optimize IAQ without sacrificing equipment effectiveness, energy utilization, or functionality of the occupied spaces. This presentation focuses on issues that construction professionals need to be cognizant of and to identify sound HVAC practices that will lead to proper building IAQ. hence, building owners and consumers will receive the comfortable and healthy indoor environments they seek, and building professionals will minimize their callbacks/liability exposures while securing a profitable niche in the marketplace.
Presenters: John Herzog, Vice President, Public Policy, Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) john@ms.acca.org, 703-824-8842 and Glenn Hourahan, Vice President, Research & Technology, ACCA, www.acca.org

11:25 - Open Discussion -- Questions & Answers

Noon - Adjourn

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