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Houston Business Roundtable

Commercial Issues Committee

Commercial Issues Committee

Mission Statement

To reduce construction and maintenance costs through the development and promulgation of programs and recommendations that reduce/eliminate those costs which are not essential to the core work process.


  • To provide a forum where redundant/excessive costs for owner and contractors in the contracting process for construction and maintenance can be identified and recommendations developed for improvement.
  • To provide a forum where issues in the contracting process including contractual provisions can be discussed and better understood by owners and contractors.
  • To develop educational programs that address new requirements due to laws and regulations enacted by government agencies, e.g., sales and use tax, immigration, substance abuse, asbestos abatement, hazardous materials etc.
  • To promote the use as an industry standard and continuously improve the HBR Contractor Pre-Qualification Form.


This committee meets as requested or required.