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1 Presented to The Laborers Employers Cooperation & Education Trust May 9, 2006 ~ Cincinnati, OH

2 Mission Statement The mission of The Construction Users Roundtable (CURT) is to create strategic advantage for construction users. CURT will accomplish this by Providing aggressive leadership on business issues that promotes excellence in the development and execution of engineering, maintenance and construction projects

3 CURT’s Unique Role in the Industry Exclusive representation of the Owner community Represents $95 billion dollars of spending power Unifies a diverse industry – contractors, Owners, labor, A/E firms, academia Creates a forum for the exchange of best practices Ability to identify and address critical industry issues

4 Why CURT Exists To provide the “Owner’s Voice” to the industry To promote “Quality and Cost Effectiveness” To share common practices and educate Owners To establish expectations for training, workforce development, productivity and safety To communicate and interact with other major industry constituencies To provide resources to the Local User Council Network

5 CURT Owner Members Abbott Laboratories Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. ALSTOM Power Inc. Ameren American Electric Power Amgen Inc. BP PLC Baxter Healthcare Corporation Boeing Company Caterpillar Inc. Cisco Systems, Inc. Citigroup ConocoPhillips DTE Energy DaimlerChrysler Dow Chemical Company E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Co. Eastman Kodak Company Ernst & Young Exelon Corporation ExxonMobil Chemical Co. FirstEnergy Corporation General Electric Company General Mills, Inc. General Motors Corporation HCA Healthcare Corporation Hercules Inc. Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Intel Corporation Johnson & Johnson Kansas City Power & Light, Co. The McGraw-Hill Companies MeadWestvaco Corporation Merck & Company, Inc. Ontario Power Generation Owens Corning PSEG Power, LLC Pfizer, Inc. The Procter & Gamble Co. Rohm and Haas Salt River Project Shell Global Solutions (U.S.), Inc. Southern Company TECO Tampa Electric Co. Tennessee Valley Authority Toyota Motor Mfg. North America Tyco International U.S. Army Corps of Engineers U.S. General Services Admin. The University of Cincinnati Walt Disney Imagineering Weyerhaeuser

6 CURT Associate Members Alberici Group, Inc. BE&K, Inc. Bechtel Construction Company Egizii Electric Company Fluor Corporation Gilbane Building Company Hunt Construction Group Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Rudolph/Libbe Companies The Shaw Group Tetra Tech EC Inc. Turner Construction Company Washington Group International

7 CURT Association Members ABC – Associated Builders & Contractors AGC – Associated General Contractors AIA – American Institute of Architects MCAA – Mechanical Contractors Association of America NACA – North American Contractors Association NEA – The Association of Union Constructors NECA – National Electrical Contractors of America SMACNA – Sheet Metal Air Conditioning National Association

8 Strategic Initiatives Safety improvement and safety excellence awards Workforce development and workforce awards Industrial relations Local user council network development National conference Sharing of Common Owner Practices Technology deployment A/E productivity and quality improvements

9 Owners Face Many Challenges Must build facilities in less time Capital and maintenance budgets reduced Function with internally reduced staffs Increased job responsibilities Younger, less experienced project personnel Knowledge drain as senior personnel retire Internal competition for dollars Global competition; especially with China Interaction with E-illiterate contractors

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11 Global Salary Information For Engineers Taken from the PMI Project Management Salary Survey Third Edition

12 Global Salary Information For Engineers Taken from the PMI Project Management Salary Survey Third Edition

13 Construction Industry Challenge

14 What Owners Need From Contractors and Labor Better, faster, cheaper without adversely affecting wages and benefits Better use of existing and emerging technologies E-literate contractors and workers Skilled trades available when and where needed Elimination of unnecessary overtime Worker involvement in the development of cost effective work processes Tripartite cooperation that achieves real and lasting change and measurable return on investment for Owners

15 Contractors and Labor Must Focus On... Improving Productivity! That means improving... Attitude Absenteeism Work ethic Cooperation Technology Awareness and focus on Owner needs

16 CURT Tripartite Initiative Mission To improve the construction industry through meaningful dialogue, collaboration and mutual commitment to positive change with owners, contractors and building and construction trades unions.

17 CURT Tripartite Guiding Principles Whatever we do must be... “Mutual, Measurable, Meaningful and Do-able” Leading to results that... Put money on the table for Owners Create more and better jobs for trades Enhance contractor profitability

18 Topics and Work Teams Productivity Demonstration Pilot Project Overtime Usage Absenteeism and Work Ethics Elimination of Jurisdictional Disputes Standardized Drug Testing Policy CURT Code of Conduct

19 Workforce Development & Industrial Relations Partner with existing organizations That attract, train and retain construction industry workers Recognize outstanding efforts That alleviate skilled craft shortages and promote skilled trades training and journeyman upgrading Promote sound management practices and policies that affect workforce procurement Establish progressive alliances with labor both union and merit shop

20 Where To From Here? Aggressively pursue task force initiatives Deliver results that move the industry! Deliver the Owners’ point of view to: Industry Associations, Labor and Local User Councils

21 For More Information Contact: Gregory L. Sizemore, Esq. Executive Vice President The Construction Users Roundtable 4100 Executive Park Drive, Suite 210 Cincinnati, Ohio FAX


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