Jan BehounekThe Chicago Building Congress IS our MEMBERSHIP!

You have made us the organization we are, and I want to thank each member company for your continued support. Our success is because of your membership and your active participation in our programs and events!

It is an honor to serve the Chicago Building Congress as President for the 2023-2025 term. It is humbling to join the long list of strong leaders the CBC has had over its rich history since 1939 and to be part of carrying on the legacy during this pivotal time.

Having started with the Future Leaders committee in 2011, I have had the privilege of being part of the CBC’s growth for over a decade. I have enjoyed the deep relationships that have come out of networking with our membership. We intend to continue the spirit of building connections throughout the organization and with each individual.

I would like to thank Matt Gibbons of CIBC, our immediate Past President serving from 2021-2023. Under his unwavering leadership, Matt was instrumental in beginning a transformation of the CBC, ensuring that the organization offered great value while continuing to grow. We are thrilled to have Matt continue as Past President. He remains a great resource and provides a forward thinking approach for the organization.

I am particularly excited about our current Board of Directors – an amazing, dedicated and highly engaged group. This group will uphold our mission and values to the highest standard, honoring our past while propelling us into the future.

Together, our focus is on:

  • Increasing and diversifying membership
  • Offering high-quality, relevant programming that provides a networking platform to build relationships, and;
  • providing leadership development for young construction professionals

Please check out our calendar and see our highlights below. We look forward to seeing you at our next event.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or suggestions. Your input is always welcome as we strive to continually provide value in the industry.

Wishing you all the best,

Jan Behounek
FGM Architects

CBC Highlights

Are you new to the Chicago Building Congress or would like to get more involved? Here are some highlights:

  • The Future Leaders Committee and events provide a platform for networking, service and connection targeting those who have been in the industry from 5-20 years. All are welcome to events.
  • CBC Discovery Groups offer high-level relationship building, plus personal and professional development. You can learn more on the website.
  • The Merit Award is the premier and prestigious award program recognizing outstanding construction projects each year, and is always looking for volunteer judges to share their expertise and perspective on impactful design and outstanding construction.
  • The CBC Golf Classic is in June with proceeds benefiting two organizations: ACE Mentor Program and ACE Amandla Charter High School.
  • Our monthly events feature construction projects, new technology and topics directly affecting membership. If you have ideas about future events and programming, please let me know or you can reach out directly to Dhru Bhatt, our Executive Director, at CAM.