Rewards of ECA Membership

Membership in the Edmonton Construction Association means joining together with 1,282 companies that buy, design, perform, and support construction in greater Edmonton and Northern Alberta.

Our 1,282 member firms (2018) include:

  • 307 General Contractors
  • 585 Trade Contractors
  • 271 Manufacturer and Suppliers
  • 119 Associate Members

Growth in the "Associate" membership category is an exciting story. Over the past five years, ECA has made it our goal to become the Hub of Construction Excellence – a place where the core of our historical membership (GCs, Trades, and Manufacturers & Suppliers) can learn and work alongside the buyers and designers of construction. By the end of 2018, several dozen architectural & engineering firms were actively engaged as ECA members.


The ECA aims to Advance our Industry by providing unparalleled service to our member firms. We divide this service into four "Pillars," or areas of focus:

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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In addition to our in-house Member Services, ECA also has external partnerships that save member firms (and families) money. 

Learn more under SAVINGS.