join the Construction Association?
No matter whether you are in the industrial, commercial or
institutional (ICI) sector, rad building sector or residential
sector there is a construction association for you. Not only
do associations lobby for industry improvements which you benefit
from whether or not you are a member, they also supply a level of
support that cannot be found elsewhere?
For those in the ICI sector you become a member of both the
Construction Association of New Brunswick and the Canadian
Construction Association by joining one of the following:
Masonry Industry Association of
In total the member association have some 600 member contractors
and suppliers benefiting from their services and products.
New construction firms get the greatest benefits by joining an
association. They can save themselves hours of work and
countless mistakes by accessing the many support materials
available at the associations. These include items like
standard construction documents and guidelines for everything from
construction insurance to waste management. All of these
documents have been reviewed by legal experts and have become
The Construction Association's most valuable asset to
contractors is their information system and their ability to access
the plans and specifications for most government work and a number
of private projects. The Associations notify their member of
the projects out for tender, who was awarded which job and when the
tenders on future projects are closing. This is updated daily and a
news bulletin emailed out once a week.
The Fredericton, Moncton and Saint John Construction
Associations offer one of the most advance user friendly electronic
plans room in all of Canada. No longer to their members have
to travel to the Association to view the plans and specifications
in order to prepare for quotes, they simply go on-line. The
Associations also offer the large format printing required to
produce blue prints of all sizes, so if you wish to take a copy
with you or email your order in, it is no problem
The Networking Opportunities are another asset of the
Associations, whether its a Golf Tournament, Curling Bonspiel,
quarterly dinner or another special event. The contractors
you meet at these events can help you immeasurably. Not only
may they be future partners on projects but may also play a
significant role in mentoring you through you through that initial
critical period faced by all start up companies.
Finally, the Associations play a role in providing learning
opportunities through seminars, dinner speakers, conferences and
most importantly the Gold Seal Certification Program. The
Gold Seal Program is the only on in Canada designed specifically to
acknowledge the sills, experience and training of Construction
Management. It actually began in New Brunswick and adopted
Nationally by the Canadian Construction Association and is now
considered an industry standard. In fact The Province of New
Brunswick, DTI Building Division uses Gold Seal as a qualifier for
those firms withing to work on their larger projects.
If you wondered about joining and Association, now is a great
time to explore the benefits. Most Associations have special
introductory packages for fall rates or Pro rated membership rates.
For some new members the discount programs including hotel, care
rental and insurance can save them the cost of a