Jeff Adams of Urban Design Group Participated in TEXO’s 2011 Young Constructors Council Legislative Day

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The Young Constructors Council (YCC) is a subgroup of TEXO, the largest commercial contractors association in Texas. Members of the YCC participated in Legislative Day and learned about political issues and met with lawmakers. Jeff Adams, an Associate with Urban Design Group, represented the firm at the 2011 event.

Jeff Adams, an Associate with Urban Design Group, participated in TEXO’s 2011 Young Constructors Council (YCC) Legislative Day recently held in Austin, TX. The biannual event provides a forum for construction professionals to learn about political issues facing the industry and to meet with the state’s lawmakers.

TEXO has over 1,900 members, and is the largest commercial contractors association in Texas. The association was created in 2008 through the consolidation of the North/East Chapter of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the North Texas Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The YCC is a subgroup of TEXO for construction professionals under the age of 40. The YCC promotes education, leadership, networking and relationship building.

The YCC Legislative Day was held in Austin, TX. Twenty-two members of the Dallas YCC participated along with over 120 additional TEXO members from across the state. Susan Combs, Comptroller of Texas, served as guest speaker at the legislative dinner. The group was informed of bills up for vote in the 2011 Session that will impact the design and construction industry. They also went to the Capitol and met individually with state legislators to discuss industry issues. In addition, they attended a session of the House of Representatives observing bills in discussion, and they had a luncheon on the lawn of the Capitol with the legislators and their staff.

Adams joined Urban Design Group’s Dallas studio in 1999 after graduating with a B.S. in Architecture from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Adams is a Graduate Intern Architect with expertise in model building, rendering, design, presentation preparation, construction administration, construction documents and systems management. Adams is a LEED Accredited Professional, and he was recently promoted to Associate with the firm.

Adams’ diverse resume includes a broad range of project types including: hotels and resorts, institutional, recreational, residential, retail, mixed-use, office and community projects. In addition to his involvement with the TEXO YCC, Adams is also active with the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Young Architects Forum.

Urban Design Group offers architectural, interior design, planning and urban design services to its worldwide clientele from studios in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas, Texas. A market leader in the application and advancement of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology, UDG's personnel work on a wide range of projects from hospitality and gaming to corporate and mixed-use.

In the firm's 36-year history, Urban Design Group has completed more than $6 billion dollars in projects worldwide. The firm has received more than 80 design excellence awards and honors, 15 design competition awards and has been featured in hundreds of magazine articles, newspaper pieces and design resource books. For more information, please visit http://www.urbandesigngroup.com.

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