As we go through our day to day activities, sometimes we get a good reminder to refresh, evaluate and refine! Recently I attended a couple of industry association events. They were short, one or two day events that provided opportunities for networking and professional growth and development.
We are fortunate to have a number of outstanding associations in our area that support the construction industry.
- Associated Builders and Contractors
- The Builder’s Association/AGC
- Construction Financial Management Association
- The American Institute of Architects
These are just a few that represent so many companies in the construction industry. These associations work hard to grow and develop professionals in all areas of construction. During the recent recession, associations took significant hits to their membership, which in turn impacted their staff. But they were able survive and continue to provide a high level of training.
Why am I talking about associations? What does that have to do with me or Straub Construction?
These associations provide industry specific training in many different areas. I’m able to learn about the latest construction trends in Kansas City, the Midwest, and the entire country. To be the best for my team, I want to stay sharp and current on best practices in the construction industry.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day routine. Association training sessions force you to think outside the box while collaborating with others who face the same challenges.
I’ve found the staff and volunteers from all four associations I mentioned above to be extremely passionate about improving the construction industry. They care deeply that their members get real value from their investment.
A big thank you to all industry associations. You provide an invaluable service to us and should be recognized more often!