Beck Honored by Top Commercial Construction Association in Georgia
ATLANTA, GA — Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) announces Philip E. Beck, Partner with Smith, Currie & Hancock LLP in Atlanta, as the recipient of their 2017 SIR Award. This annual award recognizes one individual for a lifetime of exemplary service and substantial contributions to the construction industry, the AGC organization and their community. SIR Award recipients exemplify what is meant by possessing “skill, integrity and responsibility,” the values associated with AGC, the largest and most respected construction trade association in the U.S.
Randy Hall, President and CEO of Batson-Cook Company and 2016-2017 AGC Georgia President presented the SIR Award to Beck at the association’s recent convention in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
While Beck continues his distinguished career, as a young attorney he became active in AGC occasionally providing legal representation to both AGC Georgia and AGC of America; but most of his work with AGC has been volunteer work. Beck served on the AGC Georgia Board of Directors, is a longtime member of its Legislative Committee, and served on other committees. He was named an AGC Georgia Volunteer of the Year for 2014-2015.
Beck is past Chair of AGC of America’s Service & Supply Council and a past member of national’s Executive Board. He also served as Vice Chair and then Chair of AGC of America’s Contract Documents Forum and was recognized as AGC of America’s 2014 Chair of the Year. Since 2015, Phil has been a Life Governor on AGC’s Board of Governors and a member of the AGC Education and Research Foundation Board of Directors. While Chair of AGC’s Contract Documents Forum, Phil also served a term as Chair of the ConsensusDocs Content Advisory Council (the drafters of the ConsensusDocs contract forms), a Council he served on from 2009 to 2016.
Trying to follow in Overton Currie’s footsteps and following the example of many Smith Currie attorneys, he has written and lectured extensively on various topics related to the construction industry and construction law, and has been a featured speaker on numerous programs and seminars sponsored by various educational institutions and construction trade associations. He has also served as an adjunct professor of Construction Law at what was then Southern Polytechnic State University, as well as a guest lecturer at Georgia Tech. He is a regular speaker on AGC of America’s Project Manager Course and Advanced Management Program, as well as BIM Courses offered by both AGC Georgia and Carolinas AGC. He also recently spoke at AGC Georgia’s Supervisory Training Program in Dublin, Georgia.