May 2017
Letter from the Chair
Jim Mitchell, CCM
Your Certified Construction Manager designation continues to grow at a rapid pace, both by the number of credential holders and the preferences being given to those who have earned the CCM.  There are now more than 3600 Certified Construction Managers around the world.

Owners continue to see the value in hiring CCMs by documenting this preference both in RFP/RFQ solicitations and in their in-house job descriptions. Among the most recent Owners showcasing CCM advantages are the Connecticut Department of Transportation, Los Angeles Community College District, and the City of New Orleans.

As the number of CCMs continues to steadily climb, the CMCI Board of Governors  has incorporated the CCM Champion program, which provides advocacy within companies to help serve as CCM liaisons. CCM Champions are there to help guide potential CCMs through the application process, and existing CCMs through the renewal process. Through this effort, we hope to keep renewal enthusiasm high as well as provide assistance through mentoring.


As a continued effort to focus on retention, CMCI has begun partnering with organizations through the Recertification Point Provider program that will help individuals earn and maintain their CCM credential through various avenues of professional development courses. Additionally, CMCI also plans to unveil a webinar that will focus on how the renewal process works. It will showcase our RecertTrack platform and CMCI's renewal point system.


With your help, the CCM certification program continues to expand, and we are eager to continue setting the standards for the Construction Management industry and improving alongside it.



Jim Mitchell, CCM
CMCI Board of Governors Chair
CCM of the Year Award Nominations Now Open
Submit your nominations for the 2017 Mehdi Heydari Culture of Certification Award
CMCI is looking for a CCM, the individual who personifies the culture of professionalism and standards set forth by the CCM program, with the 2017 Mehdi Heydari Culture of Certification Award. This award will be presented at this year's National Conference & Trade Show in Washington, DC, October 8-10. 
Nominees should be representatives and ambassadors who truly exemplify the CCM standard of quality. Specific criteria for the award includes scope of experience, exceptional customer service skills, community involvement, and providing valuable contributions to the CM profession. 
Our 2016 award winner, Chris Takashige, CCM, continues to embody the CCM culture and is to be commended for his continued efforts as well. Thank you Chris!
If you, a colleague, or an associate meet the criteria, you are encouraged to  submit a nomination.
Please note that all nominations are due by June 19, 2017.
Mentors Needed
Attention active CCMs! The CMIT program is CMAA's fastest growing program, and one of the benefits of becoming a CMIT is access to learning from the CM industry greats, the CCMs.  You can give back to the industry and earn CCM renewal points at the same time by becoming a registered CCM Mentor.  Providing guidance in the form of knowledge sharing to assist mentees who are looking to become professional constructions managers and the future leaders within the CM industry is in high demand and we need more CCMs to get involved.  If you are interested in becoming a registered mentor, please sign up today!

Please note: In order to earn CCM renewal points for being a mentor, you must be registered in the Mentor Directory.
CCM Survey Coming!
In order to continue providing quality service and programs, CMCI needs your feedback. CMCI will be emailing the 2017 annual CCM survey in early June.  The survey should not take you more than 10 minutes to complete, but the results have a major impact on how the program operates.  This is your time to be heard - express your opinion and help us continue to build the best credential in the industry.  Thank you!
CCM Spotlight: Bill Johal, CCM
Bill Johal, CCM
CCM Champion, Bill Johal, CCM, is the  Executive Director at Kitchell CEM.  Bill was born and raised in a small town in central England.  At the age of fifteen, he and his family immigrated to the United States. 

Upon completing high school, Bill went on to achieve his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. 

After graduating from college, Bill spent the first three years of his career working for a general contractor before joining Kitchell CEM as a Project Engineer. 

Bill has been with Kitchell CEM for 20 years and in that time, has worked his way up the organization to Executive Director. Bill received his Certified Construction Manager (CCM) certification in 2009 and is currently on the Board of Directors of the CMAA Northern California chapter.
Visit the CMCI Booth at JETC
2017 JETC If you will be attending SAME's Joint Engineering and Training Conference (JETC) next week, be sure to stop by booth 4053 to get your CCM lapel pin.  CMAA will be exhibiting at the conference to promote educational offerings, the CCM, the CMIT, and the partnership between CMAA and SAME.
CM CareerHQ

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Construction Business Development Leader in Chicago, IL to develop new business opportunities & manage relationships with clients, architects, developers, brokers, etc. Research & analyze key economic factors that may influence market activity within specific niche markets or geographic areas. Read More

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Under the direction of the Director of Construction Management, manages, supervises and coordinates the activities and operations of assigned construction staff and resources for specific projects; ensures that personnel assigned to projects have the appropriate skills... Read More

Legends Project Development

Project Managers are responsible for planning, communicating, monitoring of progress, tracking budgets, and reporting to the Project Director on the progress of the work. Their day-to-day activities focus on coordination of their specific portion of the project with that of our other...  Read More
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May 25 | 2 - 3 PM (ET)

Building High-Performing Teams in High Stress Project Environments
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Professional CM Course
June 8 - 10 | Long Beach, CA

2017 National Conference & Trade Show
October 8 -10 | Washington, DC

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