The ICR consistently endeavors to provide high quality education to our members, and empower owners and A/E/C industry with resources to address industry priorities. Since our inception, we have built educational resources in a number of areas.
ICR State of Construction Forecasting Data
Our 2018 event was on February 22nd, 2018. Randy Giggard, Research Director of FMI, along with regional experts, delivered forecasting economic data on the construction industry’s outlook nationally and statewide. We would like to thank Randy for his expertise, along with all of our speakers.
Julia Saltsgaver, Executive Director – Quality Connection
Rod Foley, Vice President – North Mechanical
Sam Mishelow, Chief Strategy Officer – Meyer Najem
Greg Jacoby, Principal, President – Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf
Construction Manager as Constructor (CMc or CM at Risk)
As of July 1, 2017 all public entities in the State of Indiana can use CMc as a construction delivery method. In August 2017, the ICR hosted an educational session for public owners, in partnership with Indiana University and Purdue University, to help inform owners on best practices when considering this new delivery method. These educational materials were assembled to provide Owners with the tools necessary to explore the delivery method, and maximize effectiveness if they choose to utilize it.
Thank you to our CMc Education Sponsors!
ICR Diversity Initiative
The Indiana Construction Roundtable launched its Diversity Initiative (ICR DI) in the summer of 2007 with commitment and participation from its Board, members including contractors and other stakeholders that participated in a process that took several years. One of the key components of the ICR DI is its Mentor Protégé program that mirrors many of the foundational aspects contained in the Stempel Plan created by Ron Stempel, who served as the Contracts and Procurement Manager for the Port of Portland.
The Stempel Plan was adopted by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and has become the model for a number of mentor-protégé programs in the construction industry across the nation.
The ICR Diversity Initiative Mission and Goals are to build a broad base of emerging business enterprises with minimum of two years experience capable of performing high quality construction or design services at competitive prices. The programs immediate goals are two:
- To increase the volume of work that emerging business enterprises are capable of winning-and profitably performing-in open competition
- To broaden the base of their activity, increasing the number and long-term stability of such firms, and spreading their activity throughout the building, highway, heavy, industrial and utility sectors of the industry
ICR Coalition for Construction Quality
The ICR Quality Standard has been developed to assist the construction consumer, by verifying a contractor’s compliance to our industry created standard. This resource will be utilized by contractors and owners to set in place best practices for a QA/QC program, to improve the quality of construction, reduce re-work, improve jobsite safety, and improve project delivery.
For the contractor, this program will help to assure that contractors who are bidding on projects are all held to the same standard for quality assurance, thus risk of under-qualified contractors competing for work.
Rebuilding the Dream: Inclusive Growth for the Indianapolis Region
In May of 2018, the ICR hosted an event featuring leadership from the Indy Chamber, in which they presented data and findings from a study done in partnership with the IU School of Public Policy, and the Brookings Institute.
16 Tech: An Innovation Community
This ICR program in June 2018 was focused on diving into the specifics of upcoming projects, and a presentation of the master plan for the 16 Tech Innovation District. The present invested parties have projects immediately moving down the pipeline in the coming year. ICR featured leaders from 16 Tech and multiple committed partners from industry, community, and education.
Dale Pfeifer, Director of Real Estate Development, Browning Investments and Bob Coy, President, 16 Tech provided a 20 minute introductory presentation on the master plan and current status of the district.