The Construction Practice Specialty (CPS) focuses on all aspects of construction safety and is intended to provide industry-specific information and focused networking opportunities to ASSE members. Some popular topics include jobsite safety, LEED, crane safety, communicating to a diverse workforce and contractor relations.  

CPS began as the Construction Division in the late 1970s with George Hailey, PM, CSP, of W.S. Bellows Construction Co. as Administrator. In October 1978, the Construction Division established its objectives as “opening up lines of communication between Construction and Professionals of a highly mobile, worldwide industry” and published its first newsletter on December 15, 1978. During ASSE’s Safety 2000 conference in Orlando, FL, the Society’s House of Delegates approved a motion to change the name of all divisions to practice specialties.

Today CPS is the largest of ASSE’s practice specialties. It continues to publish its newsletter, now named Blueprints, triannually and assists with the publication of Construction Safety Management & Engineering, which is edited by Darryl C. Hill, CSP, a past CPS Administrator and the 2010-2011 Society President.

CPS sponsors construction-related concurrent sessions as well as a Construction Safety Forum at ASSE’s annual Professional Development Conference.

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Member Benefits

  • Network with top construction professionals via LinkedIn, Facebook, conference calls and annual face-to-face meetings.
  • Triannual electronic technical publications via email.
  • Access to 150+ interviews with top industry professionals.
  • Publication opportunities.
  • Advisory committee guidance and advice.
  • Volunteer and leadership opportunities.
  • Discounts on group-sponsored webinars.
  • Group sponsorship on conference speaking proposals.
  • Mentoring services.

Volunteer Advisory Committee

Administrator: Eric Voight
Assistant Administrator: Rick Zellen
Content Coordinator: John Urban
Secretary: Mac Legault
Membership Chair: Carl Heinlein
Awards & Honors Chair: Todd Hohn
Professional Development Chair: Eric Voight
Body of Knowledge Chair: Shawn King
Website & Social Media: Anastasia Urbanik


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