SLC3 membership is composed of some of the largest construction consumers in the metropolitan area. Our owner members include some of the largest employers in town such as BJC Healthcare, Ameren, Bayer and Mercy. They also have the largest construction projects. But we are also a comprehensive community of all stakeholders in the region. This includes labor, suppliers, designers, contractors, subcontractors, and business support. We have a collective desire to improve our region while truly collaborating towards this goal. To accomplish this we must come together to tackle some of the biggest issues we collectively face. We need to unite towards common goals, and we must work to improve our knowledge and our relationships. We are quite simply here to make St. Louis a better region for the design and construction community. But we have a little fun too with our hard work.
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“Attending a SLC3 Education Program not only educates it fosters a collaborative and working relationship with area’s leading consumers of construction and prime firms. But being a part of membership means having a seat next to decision makers, access to resources, peer to peer conversations, input into best practices for the industry in the region, and addressing top concerns with discussion and action. I wish I had understood all the value this organization can bring in the many years I worked in the industry!” Kelly Jackson, Executive Director
“SLC3 events provide excellent networking opportunities. It’s a privilege for SLATE to be at the table.” ~ Earline Bell, SLATE
“SLC3 is a great place to learn and network.” ~ Ted Mettler, L. Keeley Construction
“The networking opportunities I’ve had as a Member of SLC3 have helped me and my company.” ~ Bob Conte, Bayer
“The leadership opportunities for owners, the ability to impact the region and building relationships have been incredibly valuable. The special events like Golf and Clay Shoot are also major highlights!” ~ Kevin Studer, Northstar Management
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Still Not Sure if SLC3 Membership is Right for Your Organization?
Check Out These Important Facts!
SLC3’s focus on improving the cost effectiveness of labor resources
- Best Practices – Council members affect construction best practices through participation in research, collaboration and educational opportunities.
- Competitiveness – Growth is a major theme for the Council. St. Louis must compete with major metropolitan areas for development opportunities. The construction industry must support this competition through improved value.
- Industry Relations – The SLC3 meets regularly with the St. Louis Construction Cooperative (SLCC), contractor associations, labor leadership, designers, and professional organizations. You have an opportunity to share your goals, ideas, and concerns with key construction industry leadership.
SLC3’s leadership to align design and construction with Owner expectations
- Quality of Design – Through representation on standing committees with design professionals and contractors, your voice helps identify cost-effective strategies to improve design quality.
- Health – It’s vital to the SLC3 to focus our attention towards providing forums for improving our health and safety knowledge and fostering collaborative discussions towards this goal.
- Safety – Through a model program, you can promote aggressive safety efforts by contractors so that every worker can go home injury free at the end of the day.
- Diversity/Inclusion/Equity – Learn from other Owners the best strategies to promote development and use of women- and minority-owned firms and craft workers.
- Workforce Development – Through Council programs, you can be involved in developing your work force of the future, attracting more workforce to construction careers and supporting industry efforts to recruit, train, and retain construction professionals and craft workers.
- Training and Education – The quality of our training and education programming is unlike any other organizations. Our speakers come from the industry and speak to industry challenges and solutions. Our programs provide continuing education credits. We also have all stakeholders present and collaborating on improving design and construction in the St. Louis region and Southern IL region.
SLC3’s attention to governmental issues that impact construction
- Permitting – Through the Council, you gain a stronger voice in accessing local government to facilitate the permitting process. Learn from other Owners the strategies and techniques to navigate the process better.
- Public Policy – The Council tracks public policy issues that could impact your construction, distributes information, and coordinates Owner response. This is supported through the Council’s affiliations. The SLC3 however does NOT actively participate in lobbying nor contributes to funding for lobbying purposes.
SLC3’s information and contacts that improve your construction projects
- Education – Take advantage of monthly programs on construction technology, delivery methods, legal issues, current projects, and other issues impacting construction. The Council is the local delivery vehicle for results on ongoing research by the Construction Industry Institute.
- Networking – Through education programs, committees, the annual golf outing, and other membership activities, you receive valuable networking opportunities with other Owners and with the contractor, design professional, and labor sectors of the industry.
- Construction Guidelines – Take advantage of industry guideline documents developed by the Council working with contractor and design professional associations that improve construction planning, delivery, and completion.
- Website – Information for you and the construction industry is at your fingertips through this website thru content and our blog.
- Newsletter – We regularly share information for members only on a wide range of AEC topics.
Types of Memberships
Owners with a major presence and who historically perform significant amounts of construction work or who voluntarily agree to support the organization at a higher level.
Private, nonprofit, institutional and other Owners whose revenues are not publicly funded.
Owners who have a majority of their revenue publicly funded.
Organization or individual not qualifying as an Owner member, but having an interest in construction matters who desire to participate in the council’s mission to improve the design and construction industry (e.g., design consultants, contractors, vendors, etc.). Note, Associates have several membership sub-types to choose from (Associate, Emerging Leader, DBE and Sole Proprietor/Student/Retiree).
Member Project Spotlight
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