Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC)

The Construction Industry Advisory Council (CIAC) is your gateway to some of the best construction industry professionals in the nation. Since 1998, CIAC has been committed to supporting and promoting the Texas A&M construction science department. With a CIAC membership, you’ll have priority access to our outstanding current students and graduates. 

Become a member 

Support and inspire the construction professionals of tomorrow by joining CIAC today. There are four types of membership:


Individual members are representatives who support the department and participate in CIAC events. There are two levels of individual membership: annual and lifetime. While all individual members are invited to participate in CIAC activities and meetings, only lifetime members may vote on CIAC matters.

Individual Membership Application (PDF)

Business entity

Business entity members are industry sponsors who pay annual dues of $3,500. In turn, the companies designate two representatives to participate in the council’s activities.

Secure your membership by contacting the Industry Relations Office at 979.862.7354 or


Associate members are representatives of professional organizations that are invited by the Executive Committee to be members of the CIAC and participate in council events. Associate Members are not required to pay dues, but may vote on CIAC issues.


Emeritus members are distinguished constructors whose expertise are valuable assets to CIAC membership. They are approved by the executive committee and encouraged to participate in all council activities. Emeritus members are not required to pay dues and are non-voting members of the council.

Business entity benefits

Business members of the CIAC impact students and faculty through direct department connections. Their benefits include: 

  • Opportunities to direct research and study activities on behalf of the CIAC 
  • Preferential consideration for intern positions
  • A guaranteed position at the fall and spring career fairs with meals, parking and interview space provided at no additional cost
  • Access to employment statistics and average starting salaries 
  • A four-top table for representatives at the Department of Construction Science Annual Spring Scholarship Banquet at no additional cost
  • Opportunities to speak in construction management classes and student chapters

Secure your membership by contacting the Industry Relations Office at 979.862.7354 or

Membership in action

The CIAC meets throughout the year to transact business, propose changes to academic programs, and offer departmental updates. The executive committee, consisting of the president, vice president, and chair of each subcommittee, guides CIAC activities.

Construction Industry Relations Information CIAC By-Laws

Upcoming Important Dates

View the calendar for upcoming meetings Download 2024–2026 Important Dates

Career Fair: SpringThursday & Friday, February 15–16Thursday & Friday, February 20–21Thursday & Friday, February 19–20
Career Fair: FallThursday & Friday, September 19–20Thursday & Friday, September 18–19Thursday & Friday, September 17–18
Board Meeting: SpringFriday, April 19Friday, April 25Friday, April 24
Board Meeting: FallFriday, October 25Friday, October 31Friday, October 30
Scholarship and Awards BanquetThursday, April 18Thursday, April 24Thursday, April 23
Summer Luncheon: College StationTuesday, July 9Tuesday, July 8Tuesday, July 7
Summer Luncheon: AustinWednesday, July 17Wednesday, July 9Wednesday, July 8
Summer Luncheon: San AntonioThursday, July 18Thursday, July 10Thursday, July 9
Summer Luncheon: HoustonWednesday, July 10Wednesday, July 16Wednesday, July 15
Summer Luncheon: DallasThursday, July 11Thursday, July 17Thursday, July 16
Summer Luncheon: HarlingenTuesday, July 23Tuesday, July 22Tuesday, July 21
TailgateSaturday, August 31
Saturday, August 30
Saturday, September 12
Construction Industry Advisory Council Important Dates, 2023–2025; dates are tentative and may be subject to change.

On-campus meetings

The CIAC conducts business meetings each fall and spring semester to discuss funding, curriculum, membership, and research issues. The spring on-campus meeting will coincide with the department’s annual scholarship and awards banquet.

Meeting minutes

Summer luncheons

The CIAC hosts summer luncheon meetings in Austin, College Station, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Harlingen every year. The meetings provide updates on the Department of Construction Science to CIAC partners across the State of Texas. CIAC members and guests from construction-related businesses are encouraged to attend.

Summer presentations

Biennial reports

Annual reports document the history and accomplishments of the CIAC, and include members, activities, and budget information.

Contact information

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Hernan Guerra Santos

Industry Relations Coordinator; Senior Lecturer

979.458.0156 Email Hernan Guerra Santos