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Building Division Overview Presentation

89th AGC Annual Convention

March 13, 2008

Picture by: Benjamin Dudoit


Joe Stella

P.J. Stella Construction Corp.

Wakefield, MA

Vice Chairman

Dirk Elsperman

Tarlton Corporation

St. Louis, MO

Division Leadership2007-2008
division leadership 2008 2009
Division Leadership2008-2009


Dirk Elsperman

Tarlton Corporation

St. Louis, MO

Vice Chairman

Mike Kenig

Holder Construction Group LLC

Atlanta, GA


AIA-AGC Joint Committee

Joe Jarboe, Clark Construction, Bethesda, MD

Incoming: Les Snyder, Barton Malow Co., Southfield, MI

Construction Marketing Committee

Terry Wooding, Petra Construction Corp., North Haven, CT

Contract Documents Committee

Eric Wilson, Hensel Phelps Construction Corp., Greeley, CO

Rick Lowe, Duane Morris, Philadelphia, PA (vice chair)


Industry Liaison Committee

Chuck Greco

Linbeck Group LLP, Houston, TX

Project Delivery Committee

Mike Kenig

Holder Construction Group LLC, Atlanta, GA


Private/Public Industry Advisory Council

Rick Poppe, The Weitz Company, Denver, CO


Eric Hedlund, Sundt Construction, Inc., Tempe, AZ


John Tocci Sr.

Tocci Building Corporation, Woburn, MA

subcommittees task forces
Subcommittees & Task Forces

Chapter Subcommittee

Steve Kimball, Kimball Construction Company Inc., Baltimore, MD

ELC Liaison: Len Toenjes, AGC of St. Louis

ConsensusDOCS Task Force

Eric Wilson, Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Greeley, CO

C3T Task Force

Dave Hanson, Walbridge Aldinger, Co., Tampa, FL

BIM Credential Task Force

Joe Stella, P.J. Stella Construction Corp., Wakefield, MA

building division staff
Building Division Staff

Mike Stark, Senior Director, Building Division

Dmitri Alferieff, Associate Director

Building Division & Construction Technology

Charlotte Brock, Administrative Assistant

aia agc joint committee mission
AIA-AGC Joint CommitteeMission

Chairman: Joe Jarboe, Clark Construction, Bethesda, MD

  • Provide working level liaison with AIA and provide a forum for the exchange of information on matters of mutual concern
  • To represent and advance current positions, views and goals of the AGC Building Division
  • Act on matters of direct interest to architects and building contractors as they relate to their participation in the construction process
  • Promote and increase joint activities between the national organizations and their local chapters and components in order to enhance industry professionalism consistent with each association’s policies and procedures
  • Make recommendations on matters requiring attention at the highest organizational level of each association
aia agc joint committee initiatives
AIA-AGC Joint CommitteeInitiatives
  • Meet twice each year at Building Division meetings
  • January 2008 action items include:
    • Exchange economic information
    • Joint advocacy efforts
    • Collaborate on workforce/recruiting
    • Information sharing on respective websites
construction marketing committee mission
Construction Marketing CommitteeMission

Chairman: Terry Wooding

Petra Construction Corp., North Haven, CT

  • Advise AGC members of new market opportunities and marketing possibilities being formulated within the AGC
  • Follow and report on trends in the construction market
  • Advise members on the techniques and tools of marketing
  • Encourage the establishment of local chapter marketing training programs
construction marketing committee initiatives
Construction Marketing CommitteeInitiatives
  • Establish a “Marketing Knowledge Base” on
  • Launch a “Quick Marketing Tips” monthly email to the AGC Construction Marketing E-forum
  • Potentially audio tape construction marketing sessions at the AGC Annual Convention and make the recording available to AGC members
  • Investigate a designation related to professional marketers of construction services in conjunction with the current certification program with the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS)
  • Develop a marketing plan and possible pilot program to promote the AGC brand at local levels
contract documents committee mission
Contract Documents CommitteeMission

Chairman: Eric Wilson, Hensel Phelps Construction Corp., Greeley, CO

Vice Chairman: Rick Lowe, Duane Morris, Philadelphia, PA

  • To be recognized as the leader in providing and continually improving balanced contract documents for the construction industry by: being aware of the needs and concerns of all AGC members and chapters; advocating equitable risk allocation between Owners, Architects and Engineers, and Contractors; creating and endorsing a comprehensive family of documents and educating all parties in their use; providing critical information to the industry on contract documents issues; and reinforcing AGC's commitment to Skill, Responsibility and Integrity through contracts.
  • ConsensusDOCS Task Force
contract documents committee initiatives
Contract Documents CommitteeInitiatives
  • The Committee and the ConsensusDOCS participating organizations are developing new ConsensusDOCS contracts for 2008.  These include a BIM Addendum, Green Building Addendum, a Scheduling and Time Extension Addendum, and a new Federal Subcontracting contract similar to the AGC 601.
  • AGC has continued to work with chapters on educating their members regarding A201. National staff has visited 15 chapters since the A201 decision and supported chapters in their education efforts. AGC developed commentary on the A201, which was made available to AGC members in the members-only section of the AGC website. 
industry liaison committee mission
Industry Liaison CommitteeMission

Chairman: Chuck Greco, Linbeck Group LLP, Houston, TX

  • Establish, through standing subcommittees, regular liaison meetings between building contractors and appropriate representatives of private building owners, such as National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, Building Owners and Managers Association International, International Council of Shopping Centers, Urban Land Institute, National Association of Corporate Real Estate Executives, International Facilities Management Association, American Hospital Association, and the Business Roundtable
  • Maintain continuing discussions with appropriate private officials on all aspects of their respective building programs, including funding, delivery systems, procurement procedures, contract administration procedures, and all other matters affecting constructors’ interests in sound and effective private building construction programs
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Industry Liaison CommitteeMission
  • Develop AGC positions, policies, guidelines, recommendations or other statements on contract forms, rules, court decisions and matters developed by public or private governance sources as deemed appropriate by the committee to advance AGC member interests in sound and effective private building construction programs
  • To jointly produce with representatives of private building owners recommendations or other statements or publications on contract forms, legislation, regulations, rules, court decisions, or other sources of public or private governance as deemed appropriate by the committee for sound and effective private building construction programs
  • To coordinate AGC private sector outreach, marketing and education efforts with appropriate committees and task forces.
industry liaison committee subcommittees and task groups
Industry Liaison CommitteeSubcommittees and Task Groups
  • Chapter Subcommittee

Task Groups

  • AGC-COAA (Construction Owners Association of America)
  • AGC-CURT (Construction Users Roundtable)
  • AGC-NASFA (National Association of State Facilities Administrators)
  • AGC-ACC-ACI-NA (Airport Consultants Council and Airports Council International-NA)
  • AGC-ASA-ASC (American Subcontractors Association and Associated Specialty Contractors)
  • AGC-ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers)
  • AGC-AISC (American Institute of Steel Construction)
industry liaison committee initiatives
Industry Liaison CommitteeInitiatives
  • AGC and the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) recently completed the 80-page publication titled: Best Practices for the Use of Best Value Selections
  • A third ACI-ACC-AGC Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit is scheduled for August 6-7, 2008.
  • The Committee continues to strengthen its relationship with the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) and seeks to identify issues that AGC and CURT can collaborate on in the future.
  • Chapter Subcommittee continues an open dialogue with AGC Chapters
  • AGC-ASA-ASC Task Group will meet in Rosemont, IL from May 16-17, 2008
project delivery committee mission
Project Delivery CommitteeMission

Chairman: Mike Kenig, Holder Construction Group LLC, Atlanta, GA

  • Define services performed by AGC contractor members
  • Develop guidelines pertaining to those services for the assistance of AGC members
  • Promote sound practices with respect to those services with other industry groups
  • Develop guidelines to assure the maintenance of skill, integrity and responsibility in providing those services
  • Review legislation and regulations affecting those services.
project delivery committee initiatives
Project Delivery CommitteeInitiatives
  • Worked with the National Association of State Facilities Administrators (NASFA) and the General Building Contractors of New York State to produce a day and a half seminar on managing a successful CM-at-Risk project.
  • Working on a draft policy/position statement on Qualifications Based Selection (QBS).
  • Put together a presentation on March 10 on CM at-Risk for horizontal projects.
  • Continue to develop resources for the Project Delivery webpage on
  • Hold monthly conference calls

Chairman: John Tocci Sr., Tocci Building Corp., Woburn, MA

  • The BIMForum is a conglomeration of leaders throughout the AEC industry who have joined forces to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of BIM. The BIMForum works with all sectors of the industry to jointly develop best practices for VDC through online forums, deliverables, and practical industry conferences.
  • Mission: “To facilitate and accelerate the adoption of BIM in the AEC industry.”
  • More than 500 AGC members and non-members (contractors, architects, owners, academics, attorneys, vendors, etc.) belong to the forum (no fee).
  • Subforums: Academic, Designers, Builders, Legal, Software, Users, and Emerging Leaders
bimforum initiatives
BIMForum Initiatives
  • The BIMForum ( met during the June 2007 and January 2008 Building Division meetings. Over two days, the BIMForum held several presentations and numerous subforums met in separate work sessions.
  • The Legal Subforum presented a draft “BIM rider” to the PIAC Contract Documents Work Group in January 2008. This document will eventually be incorporated into ConsensusDOCS.
  • The Emerging Leaders Subforum is developing a presentation that can be given at colleges and universities which will showcase BIM’s use. The presentation is intended to highlight the technological side of modern construction in the hopes of generating a renewed interest in construction careers amongst the next generation of workers.  
  • The Academic Subforum is putting together a toolkit to aid colleges and universities in creating a BIM curriculum at their institutions.

Chairman: Rick Poppe, The Weitz Co., Denver, CO

  • The Private Industry Advisory Council changed its name to the Private/Public Industry Advisory Council (PIAC) in 2007 to reflect the inclusion of public owners.
  • The PIAC was created in October 1993 to provide a direct line of communication between AGC and selected representatives of private industry responsible for the design and construction of facilities.
  • The PIAC is composed of representatives from major U.S. commercial and manufacturing firms, public owners, and an AGC Steering Committee. AGC members who serve as At-Large members of the PIAC are chosen from the Industry Liaison Committee.
  • The PIAC meets annually in January and June in conjunction with the AGC Building Division meeting. The meetings include presentations on current issues, as well as time for roundtable discussion.
piac initiatives
PIAC Initiatives
  • Met during the June 2007 and January 2008 Building Division meetings
  • Held a PIAC 15th Anniversary Dinner in January 2008, which recognized the PIAC’s past and present chairs and two retiring PIAC owner members.
c3t task force
C3T Task Force

Chairman: Dave Hanson, Walbridge Aldinger Co., Tampa, FL

  • To serve as a forum exclusively for AGC contractor members that is focused on collaboration, integrated solutions, and BIM trends and issues.
  • To address the pertinent issues in effectively accommodating current trends in enhanced collaboration and integrated solutions resulting from changing expectations, market realities, owner preferences and technology changes and dependence.
  • C3T = Collaboration Techniques, Tools and Technology
c3t task force initiatives
C3T Task ForceInitiatives
  • Dave Hanson recently took over as chairman from Les Snyder
  • Met in January 2008 to discuss plans for the Task Force in the future
  • Reviewing the best approach to update the Contractors Guide to BIM in collaboration with the BIMForum

BuildingDivision Meetings

Picture by: Benjamin Dudoit

june 20 23 2007 pinehurst nc
June 20-23, 2007Pinehurst, NC
  • Nearly 200 attendees
  • 16 hours of BIMForum/BIM content
  • Young Constructors Forum (YCF)
  • PIAC
  • Project Delivery, Industry Liaison, AIA-AGC Joint Committee, and Chapter Subcommittee Meetings
  • Specialty Contractors Council and Service & Supply Council Executive Committees
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June 20-23, 2007Pinehurst, NC
  • Presentations on:
    • Economic Trends (Mark Vitner, Wachovia)
    • Jobsite Waste Reduction & Removal (Kenny Lark & Terry Huie, Waste Management)
    • Collaborative Design & Construction Program (Richard Ryan & Marjorie Callahan, University of Oklahoma)
    • Lean Construction (Greg Howell, LCI)
    • Surety Issues (Sarah Finn, NASBP)
    • ConsensusDOCS and AIA A201 (Brian Perlberg, AGC)
january 23 26 2008 miami fl
January 23-26, 2008Miami, FL
  • Nearly 200 attendees
  • Numerous BIMForum/BIM sessions
  • Keynote luncheon with Norbert Young, McGraw-Hill Construction
  • PIAC Meeting & 15th Anniversary Dinner
  • Project Delivery, Industry Liaison, AIA-AGC Joint Committee, Chapter Subcommittee, and C3T Task Force Meetings
  • Specialty Contractors Council and Service & Supply Council Executive Committees
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January 23-26, 2008Miami, FL
  • Presentations on:
    • Building Regulatory Streamlining Toolkit (Bob Wible, FIATECH)
    • Workforce Shortage (Doug Pruitt, Sundt)
    • ConsensusDOCS (Rick Lowe, Duane Morris)
    • Economic Outlook (Ken Simonson, AGC)
    • Integrating Reuse and Recycling into Building Construction (Kimberly Cochran, U.S. EPA)
    • Surety Issues (Todd Loehnert, NASBP)
    • Green Construction (Dirk Elsperman, Tarlton)
89 th agc annual convention march 10 14 2008 las vegas nv
89th AGC Annual ConventionMarch 10-14, 2008Las Vegas, NV
  • Building Division Coordinating Committee
  • Contract Documents Committee
  • Business and Marketing Metrics Program
  • Project Delivery Committee
  • ConsensusDOCS Presentation
  • Gaining Competitive Marketing Advantage with Excellent Customer Service
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89th AGC Annual ConventionMarch 10-14, 2008Las Vegas, NV
  • Incorporating BIM into Your Contracts
  • Industry Liaison Committee
  • Negotiation for the Savvy Buyer
  • BIM 101: An Introduction to Building Information Modeling
  • Building Contractors Division Session
other recent meetings
Other Recent Meetings

AGC-ACC-ACI Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit II—May 16-17, 2007; Chicago, IL

AGC Midyear Meeting —October 5-6, 2007; Colorado Springs, CO

BIMForum—October 11-12, 2007; Boston, MA

AGC-ASA-ASC Joint Meeting —November 2-3, 2007; Naples, FL

upcoming meetings
Upcoming Meetings

AGC-ASA-ASC Joint Meeting

May 16-17, 2008; Chicago, IL

Building Division/BIMForum Meeting

June 25-28, 2008; Lake Tahoe, CA

AGC-ACC-ACI Airport Project Delivery Systems Summit III August 6-7, 2008; San Diego, CA

AGC-ASA-ASC Joint Meeting

November 2008, Ranch Mirage, CA

building division

Building Division

Strategic Plan

Building Division

Strategic Plan

building division strategic plan
Building Division Strategic Plan

Goal I—Increase Membership

  • Produce programs that will add value to membership.
    • BIM
    • Project Delivery
    • Sustainability
  • Create relevant task-oriented structure to meet objectives
  • Make committee participation transparent and easy
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Building Division Strategic Plan

Goal II–Make the Building Division the Premiere Voice for the Building Industry

  • Identify and create new relationships (public and private)
    • Educational (CEFPI)
    • Healthcare/Medical (ASHE, AHA)
    • Retail (ICSC)
    • Commercial (BOMA)
  • Raise awareness of AGC as a source of information (trends & issues) for its members
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Building Division Strategic Plan

Goal III–Collaborate with AGC Building Chapters

  • Continue Liaison position with ELC
  • Maximize participation at Meetings
  • Listen
  • Provide products and services that chapters can use
recent initiatives
Recent Initiatives
  • Growth of BIMForum
  • ConsensusDOCS (AGC and Industry Initiative) (Sept. 2007)
  • Hired staffer to focus on BIM—Dmitri Alferieff (Oct. 2007)
  • Building Material e-newsletter (Jan. 2007)/Redesign (Oct. 2007)
  • Best Practices for Use of Best Value Selections Publication (Feb. 2008)
  • The Contractors’ Guide to BIM (Edition 1) (Late 2006)
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Recent Initiatives
  • Sunset Contractor Relations Committee and moved its functions under the Industry Liaison Committee (Oct. 2007)
  • 2007 Audio conferences on “CM/GC Guidelines for Public Owners” (Feb. 2007) and “BIM: The Actual Risks of Virtual Modeling” (July 2007)
  • CM at-Risk for Public Owners Seminar (Jan. 2008)
  • Increased liaison activities with owner and industry organizations
june 2008 meeting agenda
June 2008 Meeting Agenda
  • Strategic Plan-Validate/Update/Delegate/Integrate
      • New committees & task forces
        • Marketing
        • AGC-ASA-ASC (fka Contractor Relations)
      • Meeting structure
  • Sustainability
  • BIMForum
  • Contract Documents-Green Building Addendum
  • PIAC
  • Leverage our meeting partners
      • ELC
      • Construction Education Committee
      • Specialty Contractors and Service & Suppliers
on going or future initiatives
On-Going or Future Initiatives
  • BIM Curriculum
  • Engage the Construction Leadership Council (formerly known as the YCF)
    • Conference Call Liaisons
    • Mentoring Relationships
    • Input on Credentialing
  • Chapter Support
  • Collaborative Project Delivery
  • Grow the PIAC
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On-Going or Future Initiatives
  • Collaboration with other AGC Divisions
  • Partnering agreements with liaisons
  • Capitalize on existing relationships
    • Knowledge and expertise
    • Coalitions for a stronger voice
  • Update and revise publications and white papers
    • Guidelines for a Successful Construction Project
    • Contractors Guide to BIM
    • Project Delivery textbook
    • Committee WebPages
  • Get deeper into our organizations
how can you get involved
How Can You Get Involved?
  • Subscribe to Building Material
  • Attend Building Division Meetings
  • Join a committee, task force, or work group
  • Join a conference call
  • Provide feedback
  • Mike Stark, Senior Director, Building Division
  • Dirk Elsperman, Chairman, Building Division

  • Mike Kenig, Vice Chairman, Building Division

thank you
Thank You