Press Release 2/27/2018
Houston, TX – The Construction Career Collaborative (C3) was notified today that the San Jacinto College District Board of Trustees, at its February 5, 2018 meeting, approved a recommendation that the upcoming Central Campus Welcome Center will be a C3 certified project.
“San Jacinto College is proud to be the first C3 partner in higher education,” said Bryan Jones, San Jacinto College associate vice chancellor, facilities services. “In line with the College values of excellence and accountability, C3 is an organization that demands quality in the area of construction. We expect to see better buildings, better value, and most importantly, safe projects.”
According to Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director of C3, “The participation of the District in the C3 program demonstrates that San Jacinto College is a leader in the development of a high-quality skilled trades workforce and is dedicated to applying the C3 principles to their projects.”
The Central Campus Welcome Center is the first C3 certified project in the San Jacinto College District. The $22 million, 52,040 square-foot project designed by Page, will be built by Tellepsen Builders, a C3 accredited contractor. As a C3 project, all construction workers on the project will be employees, not independent subcontractors, who will receive hourly pay with overtime and worker’s compensation insurance coverage. Additionally, the workforce will be required to have OSHA safety credentials and will be provided with on-going safety and craft training.
C3 is a non-profit collaboration of owners, contractors, specialty contractors, industry associations and the design professions with the mission of developing a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce in commercial construction for the Houston region.
The San Jacinto College District serves a diverse enrollment of 30,000 students in East Harris County.
Brandon Choates, safety coordinator for Tellepsen and Mike Harris, director of construction services for San Jacinto College, review plans for the College's Central Campus Welcome Center project. This is San Jacinto College's first construction project enrolled in the Construction Career Collaborative (C3) initiative. Photo credit: Melissa Trevizo, San Jacinto College marketing, public relations, and government affairs department.
Press Release 2/22/2018
Construction Career Collaborative(C3) Announces 2018 Leadership and Board
Houston, TX— Construction Career Collaborative (C3), a Houston based organization dedicated to building a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce in commercial construction, announces the election of four new officers and three new board members for 2018.
Mike Holland, Chief Operating Officer at MAREK will serve as the Chairman. Pete Dawson, Senior Vice President of Facility Services at Texas Children’s Hospital will serve as Vice Chairman. Serving as Treasurer will be MD Anderson’s Vice President of Facilities Management, Serving as Secretary will be Ammie Hudson-Blahuta of Hudson Building Systems.
Joining the board for 2018 are:
Craig Peterson, Vice President at Peterson Beckner Industries (PBI) focuses on business development and sales. He is a 2003 graduate from the University of Virginia with an engineering degree and attained and MBA from the University of Texas and has worked on major energy projects across the US.
John Barnes Senior Vice President of Linbeck Group, LLC, has served in multiple construction / project management roles over the past 32 years including General Manager, Client Executive, Project Manager, Owner’s Representative, Superintendent, Project Engineer, Field Engineer and Design Manager. He has worked on over 75 construction projects and has achieved numerous honors for those projects and his dedication to the construction industry.
Steve Dishman President of Brookstone has over 40 years’ experience in the construction industry. Dishman, a graduate of Oklahoma State University, is committed to excellence and leadership for his company and the construction Industry.
“All three of our newest Board members embody the C3 mission and bring talent, expertise and energy to the table. We are very fortunate to have them on our side as we continue to change the commercial construction industry.”, said Chuck Gremillion, Executive Director.
Construction Career Collaborative an alliance of socially responsible Owners, Contractors and Specialty Contractors, we will positively affect the issues facing the craft worker for the commercial construction industry in the Greater Houston Region in order to create a safe, skilled and sustainable craft workforce. C3 is a not-for-profit 501c3.