Design, Construction Research Committees Universal Mission: The Design, Construction & Research Committee is comprised of 10 Subcommittees in various technical areas and shall be responsible for coordinating the interests of the Planning & Design Division of the Association with the general membership as a whole. This shall include knowledge transfer from the specialized expertise of that category of membership as well as activities that help promote the collaboration of all interests. These subcommittees shall be called upon to help resolve matters with agencies regarding design and proposed specifications. They shall provide the Association with the means to present a well-rounded position on construction matters in general. These subcommittees shall be responsible for providing interpretation and recommendations on the industry’s technical matters. Members and staff shall call upon the respective subcommittee to research and gain knowledge and understanding about such matters. It shall then provide that knowledge exchange to individual stakeholders, staff, or to the membership as a whole.