Greetings from the BCA Executive Director

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Alison Smith bca

The BCA board of directors and staff are pleased to present you with our thirteenth annual BCA Magazine, your only official BCA publication.

Despite the restrictions faced by all during the Covid pandemic, this past year has been a busy one for your board and staff. Our goal is to continue to bring you value for your membership dollars. In our efforts to provide you with the highest number of project opportunities, the BCA and four other local Ontario construction associations have formed an alliance with ConstructConnect Canada (CCC).

Along with the team of CCC researchers, the plans room staff are bringing you more projects than ever before through the ConstructConnect Project Intelligence (CCPI) platform. Other features now available to all members include: Pre-Bid project details (included with your CCPI subscription), take-off tools (CCTO) and invitation to bid software (CCBM).

Other plans room services include; CCA/CCDC document depot, statutory declarations for construction documents (free to BCA members), Daily Commercial News (free viewing for BCA members) and plans-out privileges (overnight and weekend).  As well, the BCA board room is available to member firms.

Economic Development and Recovery

In the past year, the BCA has worked diligently to strengthen our position in the local economy – holding numerous meetings with both provincial and municipal leaders. BCA is a valued stakeholder amongst business leaders taking part on the City of Barrie’s Pandemic Recovery Task Force which has now become the City’s Economic Forum.

Sharing information, ideas and best practices

Being part of the Barrie Construction Association means being part of a collective group sharing information, ideas and best practices. You have the opportunity to build business relationships with other industry professionals through social and sporting events. BCA members joined together at the Hockey Tournament and Annual General Meeting. We held a mini-Spring golf Tournament and while many of our regular suite of events has been postponed, they will be rescheduled once it is safe to do so.

Registration for our events is easy and inexpensive. Check your weekly plans on display emails for upcoming dates. Feel free to contact us with any suggestions for future events.

How to get involved

This magazine includes many interesting and informative articles about your association and its affiliates. The strength of the Barrie Construction Association is the active involvement and diversity of its members. Should you have any ideas for future publications, be sure to drop a line to me at alisonsmith@barrieca.com.

Alison Smith

Executive Director