OUR SERVICES

Thinking about joining the BCA?

The foundation of the Barrie Construction Association is built upon addressing the needs of the ICI sector — and, our services reflect this goal. We continue to expand our offerings to keep up with the ever-changing industry. Whether you’re looking for the latest bid opportunity, health and safety training for your staff, or representation at the government level, the BCA is here to serve our members.

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Electronic Plan Room

View projects online 24/7 with our electronic plans room through Best Bidz – the province’s most comprehensive online marketplace for the construction industry. Easily find and post new opportunities for construction services, labour, equipment or materials.

Member Fee: Starting at $12.50 per month

Non-Member Fee: Not available

Physical Plan Room

Projects exclusive to the Barrie Construction Association that are out for tender are available to view during regular business hours. Bidder lists, contract award information and pre qualifications documents are all readily available.

Member Fee: Included with membership

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

On Demand Private Plan Room

Access private plan rooms, manage your projects, bid documents and more in the most cost efficient and secure way with this exclusive software.

Member Fee: Subscription is included in membership for general contractors, $70 per year for Sub Trades

Non-Member Fee: Subscription is $3000 per year for general contractors, $100 per year for Sub Trades

Job Board – Coming Soon!

As a BCA member, you will get exclusive access to the association’s private online job board. Post job ads, view prescreened candidate lists and find the right match for every role in your business.

Member Fee: Included in membership 

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

Safety Training & Courses

We offer a wide variety of health and safety courses including CPR, Working at Heights and Counterbalance Forklift to ensure that your business is fully prepared and compliant with provincial by-laws. All classes are held at the BCA headquarters, and while classes are routinely scheduled each month, our organization is glad to arrange additional dates to suit your company’s needs. See our Safety Training page for full details.

Member Fee: $80.00 (average)

Non-Member Fee: $120.00 (average)

Business Builders Breakfast

Held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Business Builders Breakfast is the perfect opportunity to learn more about products and services that can help your business run more effectively. A light breakfast and coffee is included. See our Education page for full dates and topic details.

Member Fee: Included in membership 

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

The Lunchbox Series

Hosted over the lunch hour from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Lunchbox Series discuss the latest industry news and changes while providing lessons that can guide you in running a successful business. Lunch is provided and each seminar includes time for a question and answer period. See our Education page for full dates and topic details

Member Fee: Free!

Non-Member Fee: Free!

Online Education

Offering industry-leading education is a core value of our association. We offer a range of different courses aimed at supervisors, estimators, project managers and more. Visit our Online Education page for more details.

Member Fee: $70.00 (average)

Non-Member Fee: $120.00 (average)

CCA & CCDC Documents

We offer a number of contract documents including CCA and CCDC to help best serve our association. For full details on the resources that we have available, please see our Documents page.

Member Fee: Prices vary (discounted rate)

Non-Member Fee: Prices vary

Commissioning of Oaths Services

We offer an affidavit service for those who require a signature of a commissioner of oaths daily during our regular office hours.

Member Fee: Included in membership 

Non-Member Fee: $30.00

COCA Membership

Receive direct information on provincial affairs affecting you and your business through a membership with the Council of Ontario Construction Associations. In addition, the BCA will lobby on your business’ behalf to ensure your concerns are being voiced at Queens Park.

Member Fee: Prices vary (discounted rate) 

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

Membership Trade Directory

Our annual Membership and Trade Directory contains the names, contact information and trade listings of all BCA members. The printed copy is widely distributed to architects, engineers, associations, municipalities and purchasers of construction services. An electronic version is also available through our website.

Member Fee: Included in membership 

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

Networking Events

Providing networking opportunities for our members to meet and spark discussion is a key part of building our construction community. The BCA offers a number of different events including a hockey and golf tournaments, pub nights, a Christmas gala, a wine and cheese evening and our Annual General Meeting to bring out members together.

Member Fee: Included in membership 

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

Affinity Program

When you register as a member of the BCA, you automatically join our Affinity Program which offers a number of special services and discounts. From CAA to radio advertising, take advantage of these special rates with our business partners. See full details on our Affinity Program page.

Member Fee: Included in membership 

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

Construction Market Data

As an added benefit of our relationship with the Local Construction Association and BestBidz, BCA members get an exclusive discounted rate on the Daily Commercial News and Construction Record — two leading Construct Connect publications. New subscribers receive 30% off and renewal subscriptions receive a 20% discount. Click here for more details.

Member Fee: Included in membership 

Non-Member Fee: Not available, exclusive for members only

Rental Board Room & Classroom

Host staff and client meetings in our well appointed board room or classroom with amenities at an affordable rate. To inquire about availability or reserve a time, please call us at 705-726-5864 or email info@barrieca.com.

Member Fees:

Boardroom:

Half Day: FREE

Full Day: FREE

Classroom:

Half Day: $60

Full Day: $120

Non-Member Fees:

Boardroom:

Half Day: $50

Full Day: $100

Classroom:

Half Day: $100

Full Day: $200

Printing

Our association offers a printing and copying service for large format drawings and specs at preferential rates. This service allows trades and suppliers to access drawings without requiring additional sets to be run by architects or engineers. Have any questions? We’d be glad to discuss. Please direct all inquiries to the plan room by calling 705-726-5864 ext. 1.

Member Fee: $0.25 per square foot

Non-Member Fee: $0.54 per square foot

Safety Products

The BCA offers a wide variety of safety products including stickers, posters, OHSA Green books and more. Click here to see a full list of resources available.