We hope by now you have heard the buzz about sacvenue’s latest
contribution to your company and industry — the
education and development of your future leaders
are speaking of the Young Constructors Council
which is a reformation of the Young Constructors Forum. We’re
sure many of you are asking yourself, “How is this
different than Young Constructors Forum? Will I see a difference
in my future leaders? What is the benefit for me?”
reading the following, we hope that these questions are answered
for you and the benefit to your company is clearly laid out
The Young Constructors Council
(YCC) was formed by a group of future young
leaders in the industry. They came together and decided it
was time to see how we as young professionals could help grow
our industry to make it even better in the future. This group
is driven by the following Mission Statement: Evolving construction
in the DFW/East Texas region through the pursuit of new ideas,
integration of current knowledge and the guidance of future
leaders. Right now YCC is being run by a 14 member Board of
Governors that represent various companies and aspects of
the architecture and construction industry. It is our goal
through an industry wide nomination process to set-up a working
YCC with a membership of 60 individuals plus the 15 member
board. We are seeking your help in trying to populate YCC
with the best and brightest young talent in our industry.
What is YCC going to do for your
company or the individual employee that becomes involved in
it? In response to this question YCC is going
to be set-up as a hot bed for future leaders to develop those
skills necessary to help lead this industry in the future
and make it a successful environment for all those involved.
YCC has been created to foster growth in the area of leadership,
business operations, integration throughout the industry,
and community involvement. This group is unique in that it
is trying to bring together both Architects and Contractors
at an early stage in their careers. This is to help foster
better communication, and solve issues between Architects
and Contractors. In the area of leadership the Board of Governors
plans on bringing in experts in various fields to discuss
how individuals and companies will be lead in the future to
adjust to the times at hand and still be highly successful
and rewarding to all those involved. The Council will also
try to address issues such as current and future construction
contracting methods, skilled labor, safety standards, and
various other issues that we face day to day. The final area
that the Council will try to tackle is putting out a better
community image for our entire industry. We are planning on
organizing several community service projects and getting
more involved in helping young high school age students realize
that they could have a very successful future in Architecture
and Construction. We would like to see the Council be a place
where a group of individuals could all put their heads together
free of representing a single company and try to tackle problems
and issues that we face in our industry.
What are we looking for in potential
members of YCC? We are looking for young professionals
under the age of 40 that want to be successful leaders tomorrow.
We are looking for the best and brightest from your company.
We want an individual that is not afraid to say what they
think and realize when given a chance they can make a difference
in the lives around them. In the end we want an individual
that recognizes change can be a good thing and without it
we will continually evolve in one circle after another.
What are the commitments and
dues for a member of the Council? All council
members will be asked to attend at least 9 of the 11 yearly
meetings. Membership in the council will last two years from
the date of acceptance into the council. All members are asked
to pay $500/year in dues in order to cover operating expenses
of the council. These dues will cover such things as speaker
fees and meeting location costs.
How do you nominate someone to
the Council? The Council is asking each firm’s
CEO to nominate up to three individuals that you feel would
be a future leader in the industry. The nominee who the CEO
submits first will be automatically accepted on to the Council.
Upon receipt of the nomination, all nominees will be sent
an application, which he/she must complete and return, this
includes the CEO’s first nominee submittal. When the
completed applications are received, each firm’s first
submittals will be notified of their official membership.
The remaining two nominees will then be placed in a pool with
other candidates to fill any remaining positions. Based on
the applications and personal interviews, the YCC Board will
make a decision on who will fill those remaining positions
making a total of 60 individuals.
How can you help make YCC a successful
group? Nominate individuals within your firm
who you envision becoming a successful leader in the future.
Encourage and be open to discuss ideas generated from the
group. Foster an environment where the leaders of tomorrow
can come up with ideas to make them more successful in the
Thanks so much for your support.
The YCC Board of Governors
Joint Community Service Event with Big Brothers Big
Sisters of North Texas, June 18, 2005
One of the primary goals
of the Young Constructors
Council (YCC) is to establish a better
community image for our entire industry. In order for
this change to occur the Council has set out to organize
community service events such as this.
YCC Task Force to Award Scholarship to
Since May of 2004, the Young Constructors Council (YCC) has
been going strong. To reach their vision of future leaders
evolving construction, the Board created 3 task forces: