At the Edmonton Construction Association we are builders. As builders of infrastructure, our members create the buildings, roads, sewers and landscapes that grow our community. We are builders of people as we provide educational and training opportunities to our membership. We are builders of relationships, between our members through social and networking events, in the community as we build, and as advocates for our industry in government and business circles. Finally, we are builders of procurement opportunity, as we provide unparalleled access to comprehensive tender information, both public and private.  

The ECA was incorporated in 1931 and is the largest non-profit construction association in Western Canada, serving the Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Construction Industry. Our membership is made up of over 1,200 Edmonton and area firms, divided into, Trade Contractors, Manufacturers, General Contractors, Suppliers, Owners, Architects, Engineers, and Associated members.  

Our goal at the ECA is to provide member value with a strong focus on our Four Pillars, which are: Procurement, Collaboration, Networking, and Education. ECA staff and the Board of Directors work hard to ensure that members and all stakeholders are engaged to advance our industry.

 

The Rewards of Membership

The ECA is committed to providing unparalleled value to our members. We are proud to serve our members through our Four Pillars:

Procurement

The ECA is committed to helping its members find opportunities and together with our partners, we provide the most construction tendering opportunities in Alberta.

BuildWorks is the premier procurement and business development platform for the construction industry across Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba. Made to serve as a sensible tool that creates clarity and efficiency in the construction procurement process, we strive to improve access to opportunities both within and across provincial borders. Our cross-provincial platform increases project visibility, resulting in easier access to upcoming opportunities, as well as more competitive prices from trusted and reliable contractors, consultants, and suppliers.

Serving owners, general contractors, sub-trades, suppliers, and service providers, BuildWorks provides the ultimate control and flexibility to suit your needs throughout procurement and a project’s lifetime.  Keep information private through our Invitation to Bid service share project documentation, or advertise your opportunity to our entire network to maximize exposure and value.  Whether it’s an EOI, RFQ, RFP, request for sub-trades, upcoming project announcement, or anything in between, BuildWorks Canada and our locally connected staff have you covered.

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Collaboration

As an ECA member, you are automatically part of the Alberta Construction Association and the Canadian Construction Association. As such your voice is heard nationwide as we seek to collaborate with all levels of government and industry for the betterment of our member firms. Our primary interest is to work on behalf of our membership to spearhead the initiatives that will grow our industry locally, provincial, nationally, and internationally. 

At the ECA we are also highly involved with our partner associations including the Alberta Roadbuilders & Heavy Construction Association (ARHCA), the Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA), the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), BOMA (Building Owners and Managers Association), our partner trade associations, and many more. We do our best to work with all parties to find common solutions.

Networking

At the ECA we are focused on bringing members together.

The ECA hosts some 40 networking events per year. These include traditional events such as the Builders Connect Luncheon (BCL) and Productivity Forums, as well as Golf Tournaments, Summer Parking Lot Barbeques, and the newly created Meet & Greets. In 2018, over 5,000 members attended ECA events, and gained from increased interactions and business leads. 

For more information on these events, check out our calendar!

Education

At the ECA, we are committed to member education.

ECA supports continuous improvement with over 50 courses per year, in critical areas including project management, risk, profitability, leadership, and construction contracts. Members enjoy reduced rates for all education registrations. 

For more information on ECA Education, check out our calendar!

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