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Why 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:

The Mechanical Contractors Association
The New Brunswick Roofing Contractors Association
Masonry Industry Association of Atlantic Canada

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 industry standards.

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 membership.

Interested in becoming a mamber?  Apply now!
59 Avonlea Ct. Fredericton, N.B.  E3C 1N8

Phone: (506) 458-1086    Fax: (506) 453-1958    E-Mail: fnwca@nbnet.nb.ca