Member Benefits

RDCA Member Benefits

At the RDCA, we focus on 4 specific priorities to best serve our local members:

Business Opportunity, Advocacy, Safety & Education, and Customer Service.

Business Opportunities

COOLNET Alberta

The Electronic Plan Room (EPR) has been developed by the construction industry in Alberta through the co-operative efforts of the local construction associations. As a member of RDCA you can access information on any project that’s on-line. You can view plans, specifications, addendums, bidders lists, pre-bid notices of projects and bid results. There is so much information right at your finger tips. You can save time and money by viewing projects on-line. Over 4,000 projects are posted yearly.

COOLNet On Demand

Share project documents with your choice of invited partners in a secure environment that the construction industry is already familiar with. Contractors and trades people only see the projects they’re invited to and can easily login using their COOLNet user name and password.

This network eliminates the need for multiple FTP sites and makes it easier to manage trade/supplier contact lists. Users can upload their own contact lists as well as invite contacts from the directory. There is also a complete audit trail that logs all document transmittals and communications.

Networking

RDCA organizes several social events annually. These events provide your firm with an opportunity to meet and socialize with fellow members – contractors, suppliers, owners, architects and engineers. The following is an outline of our calendar of events:

Business Series – Breakfast Seminars, and Lunch & Learns

The RDCA offers a number of opportunities for our members to learn from the experts. Many of our associate members present regularly on topics such as financial, HR, legal, tendering process and much more.

Association Newsletters

RDCA keeps you informed on the activities relating to your Industry. This information is communicated to you through our e-newsletter and is disseminated to member firms twice every month. There are also a number of advertising opportunities available.

Central Alberta Builder

The official publication of the Red Deer Construction Association is distributed to over 2,000 businesses, and municipal offices across Alberta. This all inclusive look at what is happening in Commercial construction in Central Alberta offers member profiles, business listings and advertising opportunities.

Advocacy

The Red Deer Construction Association (RDCA) is dedicated to providing effective representation and quality services to its member firms who are General Contractors, Trade Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers of goods and services to the Industry. RDCA provides a strong collective voice to Government and specifically monitors Municipal Government activities on a continuing basis maintaining the lines of communication with key municipal departments.

Provincial Representation

Membership with RDCA provides your firm with an automatic membership with the Alberta Construction Association (ACA).

The ACA was created to facilitate joint action at the provincial level on behalf of it’s members. The ACA also serves the industry in responding to national issues through membership in the Canadian Construction Association. ACA leads Alberta’s construction industry through government advocacy, industry practices (trade definitions, prompt payment, WCB-Safety, ACA guides and contracts), and promotion of skilled workforce.

National Representation

Membership with RDCA also provides your firm with an automatic membership with the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). CCA acts as your liaison with the Federal Government of Canada.

Education and Safety

Safety

Safety continues to evolve within our industry and we understand the importance of keeping your staff trained and informed with the latest regulations. Our partnership with the ACSA remains strong and we continue to be one of the leaders in the province when it comes to holding classes.

CSTS (Construction Safety Training System)

The RDCA offers this course to any member or non-member. The RDCA offers its members this course at a discounted rate.

Construction Series Education – Gold Seal Certification

The Gold Seal Accreditation across the country is becoming more recognized as the standard among our industry. At the RDCA, we offer a number of Gold Seal courses each year in Estimating, Construction Law, Project Planning, Blueprint Reading and Construction 101.   Read more 

RDCA Apprentice Scholarships

The RDCA is proud to have awarded scholarships to member company apprentices for over 10 years. Our application process opens up in May of each year.

Customer Service

Contract Documents

These Documents (CCDC) are for sale to both member and non-member firms; however, member firms can purchase their documents at preferential prices.

Commissioner of Oath

RDCA has a staff member who is authorized by the Province of Alberta as Commissioner of Oaths. As many of your documents feature this requirement, member firms may obtain this service through our office free of charge.

Blueprint Copier

A blueprint copier is available for use at a reduced cost for members.  RDCA Blueprint Advertising

Classroom/Meeting Room Rental

We have 2 class rooms available for rent. One will seat 16 and the other seats up to 30. Each room includes audio/visual with state of the art electronics, and coffee included. We also have one (1) Board Room with seating for twelve (12).  Classroom Boardroom Rental

 

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