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

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 $2,500. 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 ciac@arch.tamu.edu.

Association

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

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 ciac@arch.tamu.edu.

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 2022–2024 Important Dates

Event202220232024
Career Fair: SpringThursday & Friday, February 17–18Thursday & Friday, February 16–17Thursday & Friday, February 15–16
Career Fair: FallThursday & Friday, September 15–16Thursday & Friday, September 14–15Thursday & Friday, September 19–20
Board Meeting: SpringFriday, April 29Friday, April 28Friday, April 26
Board Meeting: FallFriday, October 28Friday, October 27Friday, October 25
Scholarship and Awards BanquetThursday, April 28Thursday, April 27Thursday, April 25
Summer Luncheon: AustinWednesday, July 13Wednesday, July 12Wednesday, July 10
Summer Luncheon: San AntonioThursday, July 14Thursday, July 13Thursday, July 11
Summer Luncheon: HoustonWednesday, July 20Wednesday, July 19Wednesday, July 17
Summer Luncheon: DallasThursday, July 21Thursday, July 20Thursday, July 18
Summer Luncheon: HarlingenTuesday, July 26Tuesday, July 25Tuesday, July 23
TailgateSaturday, September 17
BTHOmiami
Saturday, September 16
BTHOulm
Saturday, August 31
BTHOnotredame
Construction Industry Advisory Council Important Dates, 2022–2024; 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 Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, and San Antonio to provide updates on the construction education program at Texas A&M. 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
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Tonya Kidwell

Administrative Coordinator – Industry Relations Coordinator Assistant

979.862.7354 Email Tonya Kidwell