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 Council meets regularly with PRIDE, 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.
- Substance Abuse – The Council provides model substance abuse contract language, which keep projects free from substance abusers. You can benefit from sharing a common program and solutions with other Owners.
- 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 young people to construction careers and supporting industry efforts to recruit, train, and retain construction professionals and craft workers.
- Training and Education – We are unlike any other organization in the programs we present. 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.