Building Chicago - 2017 - 7
hen I began my term as
Chairman, I shared my primary
goal: to further strengthen the
association so that we are fully prepared to
address challenges and opportunities of our
industry and serve as the unified voice of the
CEO & Chairman,
Chicagoland construction industry. The past
two years have gone by faster than I could have
imagined, and I'm proud that together we have
made good progress.
As you'll read inside these pages, the influential
Fox Valley AGC has joined with us to form a new,
stronger alliance - the Chicagoland AGC. Our
collective voice will create the needed synergy
between members and resources.
The association underscored its investment
in safety. More than 400 area jobsites joined
together in the fifth annual Safety Stand Down to
highlight our commitment to best safety practices.
We made progress in funneling new talent into
construction and developing our workforce, as our
Construction Leadership Council (CLC) gained even
more momentum in its third year.
We launched a campaign to reach educators
and students across our state about the merits of
careers in construction. Videos, posters and the
Build Illinois website raised awareness about career
paths in our industry among Chicagoland students.
Together, we have accomplished much - but
there is more to do. As I wrap up my term as
Chairman, I do so with an eye toward the future.
I'm looking forward to working with the team
as Past Chairman as we transition to the new
Chicagoland AGC organization.
The market is stable and continues to thrive.
While we are all busy, I encourage you to remain
focused on what we must do to ensure the future
of our industry. There is tremendous opportunity
to engage the real estate industry in our efforts.
The need for a more diverse workforce continues
to be both an emphasis and a challenge for our
industry. If we are to flourish, we must find new
ways to address this essential issue.
Now is the ideal time to collectively effect
long-term changes in our industry. Together,
I believe we can make a difference.
Over the last 25 years, Clark
Construction has established
itself as a premier Chicago
builder. We have delivered some
of the region's most prominent
buildings, including massive
convention centers, 60-story
residential buildings, and even
We build with the intention
of exceeding our clients'
expectations for safety, quality,
functionality, and aesthetics,
and deliver finished products
that stand the test of time.
McCormick Place Marriott Marquis
A Publication of the Builders Association
10/4/17 5:49 PM