ConstructConnect Canada, Inc., the country’s leading provider of pre-construction software and information, today announced landmark strategic alliances with the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association (SSMCA), Construction Association of Thunder Bay (CATB), Barrie Construction Association (BCA) and Hamilton-Halton Construction Association (HHCA).
SSMCA, CATB, BCA and HHCA have become the latest local construction associations to launch strategic partnerships with ConstructConnect, joining the Toronto Construction Association (TCA), Newfoundland & Labrador Construction Association (NLCA), BuildWorks (Alberta), and Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA) of British Columbia.
“The combined strength, reach and industry influence of our recently formed TCA partnership along with these four new partnerships and ConstructConnect’s own customer base means that together we will be responsible for managing the largest construction bidding and opportunities network in Canada, and one of the largest in North America,” said Mark Casaletto, president of ConstructConnect Canada, Inc. “This, along with ConstructConnect’s seamless and integrated technologies to find opportunities, manage bids and prepare estimates, makes our tools the most advanced, feature-rich solution available to the Canadian construction market.”
By April 30, 2020, all SSMCA, CATB, BCA and HHCA electronic plans room (EPR) members will have been upgraded to the new ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI) platform at no additional cost. With the new CCPI platform, members will benefit from a plethora of previously unavailable features and functionality, including:
- Access to pre-bid stage projects to fill their project pipelines earlier
- Promotion on the ConstructConnect network to receive Invitations-to-Bid from general contractors using ConstructConnect’s Bid Management solutions including SmartBid
- Access to Ontario’s largest construction company database, including project history and key contacts
“This all-in-one solution is unmatched, in my opinion,” said Harold Lindstrom, manager of CATB. “CCPI promotes your company to general contractors, and based on your job preferences, predicts projects of interest best suited for your business. Projects you select can then be easily tracked and collaborated on with colleagues.”
“We wanted to offer our members more than a plans room,” added Sue Ramsay, general manager of HHCA. “Not only can construction companies find the most tender opportunities in the CCPI platform, but it also offers the tools to improve workflow, including a user-friendly interface complete with a mobile app. Simply put, CCPI checked all the boxes.”
As part of these alliances, EPR members of each association will receive full access to projects within their geographic regions. At any time, members can upgrade their account to expand their project geography or include ConstructConnect Takeoff (CCTO), the only takeoff software on the market that allows users to go from project sheet to takeoff within seconds. Members will also enjoy major discounts on the Daily Commercial News and advertisements therein, including Certificates of Substantial Performance (CSPs).
“We realize how imperative it is to create a competitive advantage for our members,” stated Alison Smith, executive director at BCA. “We are extremely excited about our partnership with ConstructConnect — a world leader in construction software. Their platform is the best integrated intelligence solution in the marketplace.”
“We have been looking for an EPR solution that not only fits the growing needs of our members, but also places easy-to-use technology in their hands to help modernize their workflow,” added Adam Pinder, executive director of SSMCA. “In short, ConstructConnect’s all-in-one solution is best in class.”