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2017 Committee & Council Descriptions

San Diego AGC is a committee-driven association, relying on committees to act as a creative arm for the industry. When you participate, you'll play a key role in coming up with new ideas, new concepts and new programs that positively affect the industry as a whole and each company individually. Most, but not all, of the committees listed here are open to as many members as are willing to participate. If you would like to join a committee at any time during the year, contact (858) 558-7444 or simply Join Now.


Affiliate Members' Council
Chairperson: Matthew Karver, CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA)
Staff: Rae Krushensky
Meets: 4 Times per year
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The Affiliate Members’ Council is comprised of members from AGC Affiliate firms. The Council meets four times per year and presents the Board with policy recommendations, and the AGC Committees with program recommendations that meet the specific needs of the Affiliate Members. Specific responsibilities include the Affiliates Mixer, the Affiliate Day Golf Outing, and support of other meetings and events.


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Airport Authority Liaison
Chairperson: Brad Kirsch, Sundt Construction, Inc.
Staff: Brad Barnum
Meets: 4 Times per year
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This committee meets with the San Diego County Regional Airport Authority to discuss issues of importance between the construction industry and Airport officials. This committee has the responsibility to make sure industry and Airport concerns are addressed and communicated on a regular basis to the membership. The committee’s focus is in solving the day to day challenges faced on construction sites. Topics will include but are not limited to bidding practices; specification content; payment schedules; inspection methods etc. The Government Relations Committee is responsible for general political matters involving the Airport Authority.

This committee is intended to include contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers involved in working with the Airport.


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Build & Serve Charitable Alliance
Co-Chair:Tom Plumb, Sound Crete Contractors, Inc.
Co-Chair: Will Cates, Hensel Phelps
Staff: Marcy Knopman
Meets: 6 Times per year (every other month)
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The Build & Serve Committee is to provide a venue for AGC members to “give back” to the community. This committee will select charitable projects and programs throughout San Diego County that will give AGC and its members an opportunity to participate in projects that will help the community. The committee will also be responsible for securing members to volunteer for selected projects and for raising funds that will allow the industry to participate financially in selected charitable programs and projects.


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Caltrans/SANDAG Liaison
Chairperson: Mike Spain, Skanska, USA Civil West California District
Staff:
Mike McManus
Meets: 4 Times per year
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This committee meets with Caltrans officials to discuss issues of importance between the construction industry and District 11 Caltrans officials. It has the responsibility to make sure industry and Caltrans concerns are addressed and communicated on a regular basis to the membership. The committee also has the responsibility to coordinate with the San Diego AGC and the AGC of California Committees that meets with Caltrans headquarters officials in Sacramento. The committee’s focus is on solving day to day challenges faced on construction sites. Topics will include but are not limited to bidding practices; specification content; payment schedules; inspection methods etc. The Government Relations Committee is responsible for general political matters involving Caltrans, road funding, etc.

This committee is intended to include contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers involved in working with Caltrans.


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City of San Diego Liaison
Chairperson: Norbert Schulz, J.R. Filanc Construction Co., Inc.
Staff:
Mike McManus
Meets: 6 Times per year
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This committee meets with the City of San Diego and periodically with other cities in San Diego County to discuss issues of importance between the construction industry and City officials. This committee has the responsibility to make sure industry and City concerns are addressed and communicated on a regular basis to the membership. The committee’s focus is in solving the day to day challenges faced on construction sites. Topics will include but are not limited to bidding practices; specification content; payment schedules; inspection methods etc. The Government Relations Committee is responsible for general political matters involving the City of San Diego.

This committee is intended to include contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers involved in working with the City.


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Construction Education & Training Committee
Chairperson: Kari Kyne, Kyne Construction, Inc.
Staff: Glen Schaffer
Meets: 4 Times per year
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The Construction Education & Training / Foundation for Success Committee is to provide cutting edge education and training opportunities in the following areas:

  • Construction Tech Academy: The committee is charged with the responsibility of helping to develop and promote Construction Tech Academy. This 400+ student high school that is located in Kearny High School will graduate students that intend to pursue a career in the construction trades, architecture, or engineering. This effort should include summer jobs program and an internship program. Emphasis needs to be on ensuring that CTA participation reflects the demographics of San Diego, and that opportunities are given to groups that have not historically participated in the industry.
  • Education Seminars: The committee is to develop and offer courses each year in a number of areas including Supervisory training; Construction Business and Management; Executive Leadership; Project Management/Engineering; and Construction Technology. Courses should be designed to range from short 1-2 hour seminars to full day or two day offerings with nationally known speakers.
  • AGC Scholarship Program: The committee is also charged with overseeing the AGC Scholarship program. The AGC Educational Trust provides funding for scholarships mainly to San Diego State University and Community Colleges within San Diego, with the goal to transfer to SDSU’s CEM Program after 2 years.
  • SDSU Construction Engineering and Management Program: The committee will provide resources to assist SDSU with the new Construction Engineering and Management Program.

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Construction Leadership Council (CLC)
Chairperson: Geoff Acosta, Granite Construction Company
Staff:
Jessica Kovack
Meets: 6-8 Times per year - includes CLC events and jobsite tours
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The CLC encourages a higher level of involvement in the industry, creates and promotes industry innovations, fosters face-to-face collaboration among early-to-mid-career professionals, addresses important industry issues, and provides crucial feedback to the AGC San Diego leadership. CLC members gain exposure to construction professionals and opportunities to enhance their industry knowledge through relevant programs, developing strong leaders. The CLC is part of a nationwide AGC organization facilitating an open forum for future leaders.

To ensure the next generation of leaders is well versed in top industry issues, the CLC Chairperson holds a voting position on the AGC Board of Directors.


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County of San Diego Liaison
Chairperson: Jason Mordhorst, Hazard Construction Company
Staff:
Mike McManus
Meets: 3 Times per year
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This committee meets with the County of San Diego to discuss issues of importance between the construction industry and County officials. This committee has the responsibility to make sure industry and the County’s concerns are addressed and communicated on a regular basis to the membership. The committee’s focus is in solving the day to day challenges faced on construction sites. The County is represented by officials from the Public Works Dept. (engineering projects) and the County General Services (building projects). Topics will include but are not limited to bidding practices; specification content; payment schedules; inspection methods etc. The Government Relations Committee is responsible for general political matters involving the County of San Diego.

This committee is intended to include contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers involved in working with the County of San Diego.


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Engineering General Contractors' Council (EGCC)
Chairperson: Wes Wise, Cass Construction, Inc.
Staff: Mike McManus
Meets: 6 Times per year (every other month)
Council members appointed by invitation only

The Engineering & General Contractors’ Council (EGCC) is comprised of members from General Engineering Contractor AGC firms. The Council meets several times per year and presents the Board with policy recommendations, and the AGC Committees with program recommendations that meet the specific needs of the General Engineering Contractor members.


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General Building Contractors' Council
Chairperson: Mark Payne, Swinerton Builders
Staff: Brad Barnum
Meets: as needed
Council members appointed by invitation only

The General Building Contractors’ Council is comprised of members from General Building Contractor AGC firms. The Council meets three to four times per year and presents the Board with policy recommendations, and the AGC Committees with program recommendations that meet the specific needs of the General Building Contractor members.


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Government Relations Committee
Chairperson: Jeff Harper, Harper Construction Company, Inc.
Staff: Brad Barnum
Meets: As needed
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The Government Relations Committee ensures that AGC of San Diego keeps a high profile position in the “political arena” at the local, regional, state and national levels. This involves a continual analysis of all political efforts affecting the industry. The committee annually develops legislative positions for distribution to the membership. It works closely with our legislative advocate in Sacramento and with the AGC of California and AGC of America on all statewide and federal legislative matters. The committee is responsible for advocacy of adequate infrastructure investment.


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Human Resource Practices Committee
Chairperson: Jennifer Mouritzen, Pacific Rim Mechanical
Staff: Rae Krushensky
Meets: 4 Times per year
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The committee serves as a resource for AGC members on employment and other human resource issues facing contractors. The committee aims to serve its members in three primary ways:

  • Create and deliver services that educate and offer compliance assistance on human resources issues to the AGC membership at large.
  • Serve as a forum for human resources professionals in order to share information, solve problems, and network.
  • To promote the human resources function as an integral business partner in creating and maintaining a successful organization.

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Meetings & Events Committee
Chairperson: Rachael Gonzalez, West Coast Air Conditioning
Staff: Rae Krushensky
Meets: 4 Times per year; Subcommittees in charge of specific events may meet more often prior to the event.
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The Meetings & Events Committee oversees, plans, and assists in organizing all AGC meetings and events. The committee will be responsible for insuring that AGC meetings and events are relevant, meet the membership’s needs and are well planned and organized. Meetings will include: Spring Conference; Winter Conference; Membership Mixers; Spring Golf; EGCC Golf Classic; Baseball Bash; Day at the Races; Affiliate Day Golf; Build San Diego; AGC Softball Classic; Holiday Dinner Dance; and Membership Meetings. Committee members will be asked to actively participate in one or two of the above events as well as attend the regularly scheduled general committee meetings.


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NAVFAC Liaison
Chairperson: George Rogers, RQ Construction, LLC
Staff: Brad Barnum
Meets: 2 Times per year (approx. April & November)
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This committee meets on a regular basis with the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest Division to discuss issues of importance between the construction industry and Navy officials. This committee has the responsibility to develop a meaningful dialogue with Navy personnel on a variety of issues including specifications; delivery systems; change order procedures; contracts etc. The committee’s focus is in solving the day to day challenges faced on construction sites.


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Political Action Committee (PAC)
Chairperson: Jeff Harper, Harper Construction Company, Inc.
Staff: Brad Barnum
Meets: 3-5 Times per year (as needed)
Members that are interested, please contact staff

The focus of the PAC (Political Action Committee) is on fundraising and candidate endorsement. Specific activities include: Developing an annual fundraising plan for Board of Directors’ approval. This is particularly important in key election years. The fundraising should include a plan to solicit PAC donations, a plan for reception type fundraisers sponsored by members in their offices, and coordination of key individual donations with the AGC. Interviewing candidates at the local, state, and national level, and making endorsement recommendations to the Board of Directors.


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Public Building Liaison
Chairperson: John Messick, Sundt Construction, Inc.
Staff: Brad Barnum
Meets: 5-6 Times per year
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This committee is charged with the responsibility of maintaining an open line of communication with various public agencies involved in building construction. The committee addresses current issues through individual task forces that are critical to the relationship between contractors, subcontractors and the public agencies. Members of this committee may also volunteer for liaison committees established with UCSD, SDSU, Community Colleges and certain school districts.


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Safety Committee
Chairperson: Pamela Marks, RQ Construction
Vice Chair: Eric Silva, Dynalectric Company
Staff: Vince Hundley
Meets: Monthly (first Wednesday of each month, except July)
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The committee is tasked with promoting and delivering services that maintain and improve safety in the construction industry. Services include monitoring, communicating, and understanding Federal OSHA and Cal OSHA policies and procedures, continually publishing updated safety information, providing state-of-the art consulting and safety educational opportunities, and continually searching for new ways to motivate the industry to upgrade safety consciousness. The committee is charged with monitoring local, state, and national legislation that involves the construction industry. It is the committee’s responsibility to prepare AGC positions for consideration by the Government Relations Committee and the Board of Directors. In addition, the committee has responsibility for developing and administering a five year Strategic Plan impacting both San Diego and Imperial Counties.


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San Diego Port District Liaison
Chairperson: Jon Ruth, Marathon Construction Company
Staff:
Mike McManus
Meets: 3 Times per year
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This committee meets with the San Diego Port District to discuss issues of importance between the construction industry and Port officials. This committee has the responsibility to make sure industry and Port concerns are addressed and communicated on a regular basis to the membership. The committee’s focus is in solving the day to day challenges faced on construction sites. Topics will include but are not limited to bidding practices; specification content; payment schedules; inspection methods etc. The Government Relations Committee is responsible for general political matters involving the Port District.

This committee is intended to include contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers involved in working with the Port.


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Specialty Contractors' Council
Co-Chair: Bob Bridges, Sherwood Mechanical
Co-Chair: Rob Thomson, California Sheet Metal Works
Staff:
Rae Krushensky
Meets: 6 Times per year
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The Contractor/Specialty Contractor Council is comprised of members from Contractor/Specialty Contractor AGC firms. The Council meets 6 times per year and presents the Board with policy recommendations and the AGC Committees with program recommendations that meet the specific needs of the Contractor/Specialty Contractor Members. The Specialty Council presents AGC Members Awards each year. They also organize the "Meet your GC" luncheons, and organize and sponsor the SDSU Aztec Football Tailgate and other projects as needed. Terms on this council are for two years.


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Construction Technology Committee
Chairperson: Derek Renn, Bergelectric Corporation
Staff:
Jessica Kovack
Meets: 4 Times per year
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This committee is tasked to provide the industry leadership and direction in the following areas: Identify, explore, and critique the construction industry's technology trends and information needs. The committee is charged with the responsibility to identify, explore and critique the new trends in which technology advancements will help make the construction industry operate on a more efficient and effective basis. In this capacity, the committee will be charged with researching new and better means and methods that will help the industry now and in the future. Provide the industry technological training and education. The committee is charged with utilizing the information generated in the above item and developing a training and educational program that will allow members to view new technologies and to be trained in their usage.


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Water Authority Liaison
Chairperson: Steve Fry, Kiewit Infrastructure West Company
Staff:
Mike McManus
Meets: 2 Times per year
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This committee meets to discuss issues of importance between the construction industry and Water Authority officials. This committee has the responsibility to make sure industry and Water Authority concerns are addressed and communicated on a regular basis to the membership. The committee’s focus is in solving the day to day challenges faced on construction sites. Topics include, bidding practices, specification content, payment schedules, inspection methods, etc. The Government Relations Committee is responsible for generating political matters involving the Water Authority.

This committee is intended to include contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers involved in working with the Water Authority.


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