In an attempt to encourage public and private corporate policies recognizing the certified professional constructor (CPC) and associate constructor (AC) designations, the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), Alexandria, Va., and the American Institute of Constructors (AIC), St. Petersburg, Fla., recently signed an agreement outlining their commitment to strengthening the image of constructors.

According to the AIC, a constructor is “an individual who possesses the skills and knowledge acquired by education and experience to manage the execution of all or a substantial portion of construction works.” The agreement states the groups’ mutual understanding to encourage a higher ethical standard for professional constructors and their belief that the professional image of the constructors needs to be improved.

“The agreement provides a unified voice when speaking to owners and other built environment professionals of the value certified constructors bring to a project and the industry as a whole,” says James Redlinger, AIC president.