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.
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.
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 online through the Texas A&M Foundation online giving portal.
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.
Upcoming Important Dates
|Career Fair: Spring||Thursday & Friday, February 17–18||Thursday & Friday, February 16–17||Thursday & Friday, February 15–16|
|Career Fair: Fall||Thursday & Friday, September 15–16||Thursday & Friday, September 14–15||Thursday & Friday, September 19–20|
|Board Meeting: Spring||Friday, April 29||Friday, April 28||Friday, April 26|
|Board Meeting: Fall||Friday, October 28||Friday, October 27||Friday, October 25|
|Scholarship and Awards Banquet||Thursday, April 28||Thursday, April 27||Thursday, April 25|
|Summer Luncheon: Austin||Wednesday, July 13||Wednesday, July 12||Wednesday, July 10|
|Summer Luncheon: San Antonio||Thursday, July 14||Thursday, July 13||Thursday, July 11|
|Summer Luncheon: Houston||Wednesday, July 20||Wednesday, July 19||Wednesday, July 17|
|Summer Luncheon: Dallas||Thursday, July 21||Thursday, July 20||Thursday, July 18|
|Summer Luncheon: Harlingen||Tuesday, July 26||Tuesday, July 25||Tuesday, July 23|
|Tailgate||Saturday, September 17|
|Saturday, September 16|
|Saturday, August 31|
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.
- Fall 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
- Spring 2019 Board Meeting Minutes
- Fall 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
- Spring 2018 Board Meeting Minutes
- Fall 2017 Board Meeting Minutes
- Spring 2017 Board Meeting Minutes
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.
Annual reports document the history and accomplishments of the CIAC, and include members, activities, and budget information.