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in the St. Louis Region

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About SLC3

The SLC3 is a community of design and construction industry professionals with a common interest in the betterment of our region through prioritizing innovation, continuing education, equity empowerment and all-inclusive workforce collaboration. Our community includes owners, designers, consultants, contractors, developers, trades, legal counsel, accounting, banking, insurance, marketing, and other service providers.

We were founded in 1971 by a handful of the largest “consumers of construction” in town to form a community of peers collaborating on best practices for project delivery. Seeing a need to make improvements in projects also led to changes in diversity and inclusion, improving on safety, providing continuing education and of course the opportunity to have a little fun too with some networking events.  In the past 50 years, the Council has grown to over 140 organization members in the St. Louis Metro Region. It has contributed in countless ways to the region and become the premiere destination where owner (buyers of AEC) and associate members (providers). Memberships are broken into several categories and explained under membership.

The SLC3 is not an advocacy organization, but we are very passionate about our impact on the AEC community in the region. We believe in our Mission and in championing every focus area in the many ways possible for the ultimate success. We also believe in supporting our members and community through information sharing, honoring best practices and D&I via our awards, providing an abundance of resources, and the best education and networking events in town!

Strategic Planning

Early in 2021, the Strategic Planning Committee made up of owner and associate members met over a number of times to discuss strategic planning as well as undergo a branding analysis. The results included a rebrand with a new DBA (SLC3 vs. SLCCC) and a new logo as well as many design changes to print and digital media.  The Mission and Vision statements also changed and a new Strategic Plan for 2021 was developed. A copy is below.  For more information on who we are and who we are not, please see our Executive Director, Kelly Jackson.

MISSION

Building a better future by uniting the greater St. Louis region’s design and construction community in achieving innovation, offering advanced education, equity empowerment, and fostering collaboration among all stakeholders.

VISION

To be the regional leader in the design and construction industry for championing innovation through the promotion of best practices, continuing education, and unmatched collaboration and relationship building among all stakeholders in the St. Louis Region.

SLC3 Strategic Planning 2021

FAQs

Yes you are.  Check this link to see if your company is listed. Then contact your HR about attending the variety of SLCCC courses and events available to you!

The SLC3 has 2 main types of members.

Owner membership is open to any individual, proprietorship, partnership, public entity or corporation who now or has been a significant user of design and construction or maintenance services.  Each Owner member has one seat on the Board.

Associate membership is open to any individual or organization not qualifying as an Owner member but having an interest in design and construction. This may include contractors, architects, engineers, law firms, accounting firms, IT companies, or other suppliers and organizations who support the efforts of the Council. Associate members have no voting power but participate actively in the programs and services of the organization. Associate Members though can choose Emerging Membership or DBE Membership both of which support inclusion of M/W/DBE into our membership with reduced dues. Once a Member has surpassed their DBE status they would move into the Associate Membership.  All of these memberships experience the same membership value.

Sustaining Owners have a major presence and historically perform significant amounts of construction work or voluntarily agree to support the organization at a higher level including Executive leadership and multiple committee involvement.

Corporate Owners are private, nonprofit, institutional, or other Owners whose revenues are not publicly funded.

Public Owners are organizations that have a majority of their revenue publicly supported.

Specific benefits to each of these members are the number of complimentary registrations for our programs. Sustaining is (3), Corporate (2) and Public is (1) complimentary program. Virtual programs are free for owners.

The SLC3 provides networking between Owners, contractors, and design professionals as well as others working in the industry. The organization also provides cutting-edge and state-of-the-art education and training programs about construction industry best practices, project delivery, safety and substance abuse, diversity and inclusion, construction programs, economic and industry forecasts, technology, professional development and other topics that support achievement of best value in project delivery.

Education and training programs are offered at least monthly. In addition, the Council hosts major events to promote industry networking, including our annual Golf Tournament, Awards Program, and Sporting Clays event.

Programs and networking opportunities are open to both members and non-members, but non-members pay a premium to register.

The SLC3 has a number of committees in which members can participate, both to support Council efforts and to enhance networking and connections within the industry.  Our more active committees include:

  • Annual Best Practices/D&I Awards
  • Diversity & Inclusion
  • Executive Committee
  • Golf
  • Health & Safety
  • Membership
  • Sporting Clays
  • Technology
  • Training & Education
  • Work Force

In addition, the Council has a number of sub committees and interest groups for specific programs and activities. Interested in a committee please contact Kelly Jackson, Executive Director at 636.394.6200. All members are welcome to join any of our committees and can join at any time in the year. Training and Education members are asked to serve more than one year due to the level of commitment needed for participation.

SLC3 members can contact the Council office at info@slccc.net or 636.394.6200 to indicate in which committee they wish to participate.

Although we provide the listing of member organizations, the SLC3 does not share lists of the member contacts.

SLC3 seeks to satisfy accreditation requirements for education programs.  Most programs are designed to permit attendees to qualify for Professional Development Hours (PDH) for Professional Engineers under Missouri statutes and Learning Units (LU) through the American Institute of Architects.  Safety-related programs are designed to satisfy the requirements for certification or re-certification through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).  The Council provides documentation that individuals can use for self-certification for their participation. Documentation is available at the programs and through the web site.

The Council shares information on legislative and regulatory issues that permits members to use as resources for their own advocacy efforts.