The American Institute of Constructors (AIC) honored Carol McMullen of the Arizona Builders’ Alliance for her work in supporting the advancement of education in the construction industry.

McMullen, the inaugural award winner of the Stephen P. Byrne Industry Achievement Award, received the award at the National AIC Annual Forum in Scottsdale.

In addition to McMullen’s 30 years of service to the ABA and the local community, she has been instrumental in increasing the number of constructors who have completed the Certified Professional Constructor (CPC) exam, a national comprehensive exam testing all areas of construction expertise.

Under McMullen’s leadership, more than 100 Arizona constructors have successfully earned their CPC designation in the past three years. This professional designation is a testimony to the knowledge and professionalism of the individual.

“The leaders of the Arizona construction industry are committed to ongoing professional development and education,” McMullen said. “It’s my honor to provide growth opportunities and to work with our talented constructors.”

The Stephen P. Byrne Industry Achievement award is a new recognition honoring past AIC National President Byrne, who passed away Feb. 11, 2013, at the age of 59. This award will be presented yearly to an individual who has supported the advancement of Constructor Certification at a high level.