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MEMBERSHIP

Why Should You Belong to the Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association?

membership applicationTheodore Roosevelt said: "Every man owes a part of his time or money to the business or industry

in which he is engaged, and no man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions in his sphere".

Having said that, and since it costs money to belong to an Association, it is most appropriate to answer "What can an Association do for me?"

Your dues are an investment in the future of your business and its ability to succeed in this industry, no different than your time, your energy, your talent or dollars in capital equipment. And your return on that investment, is the success your Association has both at solving individual day to day problems, and improving the overall environment in which you earn your living, through its power as a group of members with a common bond.

The Sault Ste. Marie Construction Association is recognized as the Industry's area spokesman by Government, Architectural, and Engineering Professions, Labour, Construction Purchasers, and the General Public and we use that collective voice daily to advocate for every Member engaged in this industry.

Here are some of the more tangible services and benefits of SSMCA membership - you can click on the link above for an Application of Membership form:

Electronic Plansroom Subscription

As a Member through Bestbidz you will be able to view all project information, drawings and specifications for projects hosted in the Sault's Planroom. Basic project information is also available for every other area of the Province. For a fee of $40.00 per project, you may purchase complete Electronic access to any project, allowing you to view, download, and order copies of Drawings and Specifications for any project listing from your office. This subscription is included in your yearly membership fees.

Plans Room/Plans Copying

The opportunity to examine plans and specs for projects all over the north in quiet comfortable well lit facilities -- we'll obtain documents on request for jobs out of town and we offer full size copying of all prints.

Plan List

A complete list of the latest available project information for tenders in the region is compiled and published in the Association and on this website as well as distributed electronically to all members.

Ronald M. Elliott Meeting Room

A Meeting or Training facility for up to 20 people that is equipped with LCD projection, Internet access and flat screen monitor is available to Members at no charge. Call for reservations

Affidavit Service

Applies to any affidavits required in the Construction Industry - This service alone can save many members hundreds of dollars per year in legal fees.

Construction Industry Standard Documents

CCDC and CCA documents are available for purchasing at the Association office.

Annual Publication of Buyers Guide and Directory of Construction

Staff distributes hundreds of copies to the Design Industry, Municipalities, Utilities, School Boards, and other major purchasers of construction services. It's also the industry "Phone Book".

Up to Date Advice, Counselling and Referral

On all types of personnel and labour/management issues, union and non-union, including Employment Standards, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, Occupational Health and Safety, and WHMIS.

Conduct Timely Educational Seminars

As required, most recently, First Aid & CPR, Propane in Construction, W.S.I.B. changes and WHMIS.

Up to Date and Accurate Advice and Counseling

Regarding tender call disputes and problems, construction contract claims and disputes and Construction Lien information.

Your Association has direct personal involvement in C.O.C.A. (Council of Ontario Construction Association) activity and it is the powerful legislative lobbying voice of the largest industry in the Province - CONSTRUCTION!