Construction Unity Board Operations
Construction Unity Board (CUB) was formed to solve inter-related
construction problems and to provide discipline within the industry.
aim is to provide a forum for fair, impartial, and logical analysis
of problems confronting the various segments of the industry in
their cooperative dealings. The goal of the Board is to come to
"equitable solutions which will benefit the entire industry".
seeks close liaison between varied industry interests to provide
cooperation among all segments from the initial planning stage of
the construction project, actual construction, and completion.
is, in effect, a catalyst for dramatic change within the construction
industry, seeking - through equity, fairness and mutual respect
- to promote a sense of "teamwork" and mutual harmony.
establish guidelines so that all segments of the construction
process, owner/user, labor and management, can work harmoniously,
efficiently, and cooperatively.
seek equitable solutions to industry-related problems, and to
formulate logical guidelines which delineate clearly the functions,
duties, and expected performance levels to which those in the
construction industry should adhere.
prepare and disseminate these recommendations to all segments
of the construction industry.
campaign for industry wide acceptance and adherence to the recommendations.
financed jointly by the member unions of the Washtenaw County Building
Trades Council and the organized management associations of the
construction industry. All costs are shared in all matters dealing
with Public Relations, Publication and Distribution of Recommendations.
The meeting expense is shared by the members on a rotational basis.
How the Board Functions:
composed of the member unions of the Washtenaw County Building Trades
Council, and their respective management contractor associations.
The CUB Executive Committee is comprised of three members of management
and three members of labor and oversees the day-to-day operations
of the Board, on a voluntary basis. The full Board meets quarterly
to consider the activities of the Executive Committee and consider
problems submitted by member organizations.
of significance to the broad spectrum of the industry, the problems
then are referred to a separate committee for analysis and possible
development of recommendations that in turn are then considered
by the full Board.
adoption of a proposed recommendation depends on the approval of
all member organizations of the Board, each of which has a single
also will hear problems from any construction industry oriented
organization sponsored by one of the member groups.
roots efforts of the Board is to provide a better channel of communications
and ability to resolve inter-related industry problems before they
become difficulties on a construction site.