By Chuck Gremillion
As many readers are aware, the Construction Career Collaborative, commonly known as C3, is growing steadily and is beginning to have an impact as it executes its owner-driven strategy to create a sustainable workforce for the commercial construction industry.
The Collaborative recently achieved a huge strategic win with the addition of Hines to the list of C3 owners. The international real estate firm, which is headquartered in Houston, is a leading influencer in the design and construction community. Hines becomes the first C3 owner from the commercial development world to join our ranks; we look for more to follow. Current C3 owners include M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Memorial Hermann Healthcare Systems and Texas Children’s Hospital.
Two significant projects starting soon in the Texas Medical Center will be flying the C3 banner. The Pediatric Tower Expansion for Texas Children’s Hospital and the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System’s Texas Medical Center Expansion will require C3 participation of all of their contractors. Each project will require all participating contractors, both general and specialty, to be certified as an Accredited Employer or Project Participant.
C3 now counts 85 construction companies of various types as Accredited Employers or Project Participants.
If you have not already done so, please sign up for one of the upcoming C3 sponsored town hall meetings. All specialty contractor firms are invited to hear a panel consisting of general and specialty contractors, as well as owner representatives, discuss how the industry working together is addressing the workforce shortage. Come and get any questions you might have answered as well.
The first event is scheduled for June 30th, 4:00-6:00 at the new ABC Chapter office located at 4910 Dacoma St. The second meeting will occur on July 7th, from 4:00-6:00 at the AGC office at 3825 Dacoma St. (Please see the attached invitation for more details). Beer and barbecue will be served!
And lastly… thank you again to each and every one of you that have already committed to the betterment of our industry through your support of C3.
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