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Title: AR-2013 - CII 2013 Annual Report
Publication Date: 3/1/2014
Product Type: Annual Report
Status: Supporting Product
Pages: 20
Summarizes CII's key activities for 2014.
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As the outgoing Chair of CII, I closed the November Board of Advisors (BOA) meeting with a review of my goals for 2013 and the progress the organization has made towards them. The great news is that CII continues to set the standard for how to improve the construction industry through research, with the collaboration of owners, contractors, and academics. It is important for the organization to continue to focus on the implementation of our strategic plan; and I am pleased to be able to report meaningful progress in several key areas.

CII has taken deliberate steps to work with organizations outside the U.S.—the Construction Owners Association of Alberta (COAA) and the European Construction Institute (ECI)—to leverage our footprint and connect internationally. At the November BOA meeting, the Research Committee furthered our move to leverage our practices globally by soliciting research topics from outside the U.S.

In addition to attracting owners and contractors from outside the U.S., CII continues to focus on diversification into other industries in construction. CII has targeted efforts relevant to owners and contractors in health care, mining, and power industries. As a result, the Institute has seen its membership grow in these industries.

Another important focus was to ensure that we listened to our members. In 2013, we focused on making access to the CII Body of Knowledge easier and faster. Through the help of many member organizations, we now have a road map developed to improve in this area.

The 2013 CII Annual Conference had record attendance, with more than 700 participants. Judging from the feedback, it was one of the best ever. I want to offer a special thanks to the Annual Conference Committee, led by Keith Manning of Zachry, for doing an outstanding job with the 2013 conference.

This past year we also used the Strategic Communications Committee (SCC) to strengthen our response to our communications needs, particularly the need for better connections between standing committees. By creating alignment among all CII standing committees, the SCC has improved its ability to communicate the CII mission and value proposition.

As 2013 comes to an end, it is my great pleasure to report that CII membership is at an all-time high, and that CII has more active research teams working now than ever before. The research topics scheduled for next year’s annual conference look to be impressive and innovative. I want to encourage CII members to get their next generation of leaders to attend the CII Next-Generation Leaders Forum, during the 2014 Annual Conference. At this event, they can learn from industry leaders and network among their peers. And, of course, I urge you to make plans to attend the 2014 CII Annual Conference in Indianapolis.

In closing, I would like to give credit to Wayne Crew and his entire staff at CII for their excellent work. Wayne is an amazing leader and executive, and because of his leadership, CII has grown and prospered—even through the economic downturn. CII has a remarkable staff of professionals, all sharing a common goal of continuous performance improvement.

With CII, you get more out your membership than you put into it. I encourage every member to get more involved and to help CII continue to make a difference in capital project delivery.

Thank you,
Glenn Gilkey
Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Administration
Fluor Corporation