First announced in November 1996, the creation of the NLCSA was a major initiative of the federally-sponsored Industrial Adjustment Service (IAS) Committee and its predecessor, the Construction Industry Forum (CIF). Specifically, the IAS program was a Canada-wide process used in both the public and private sectors to assist communities, industry sectors and private companies in facing challenges brought about by technological changes, staffing reductions, lack of profitability and other economic and human resource circumstances. Through these forums, each of the major industry, labour and professional groups within the construction sector came together to discuss ways to address such problems that plague the industry.
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is the only national association representing contractors (general, trade, civil) and manufacturers, service providers and suppliers in Canada. Backed by 20,000 member firms drawn from 63 local and provincial integrated partner associations, CCA gives voice to the public policy, legal and standards development goals of contractors, suppliers and allied business professionals working in, or with, Canada’s institutional, commercial and industrial (ICI) construction industry.
The Canadian Design-Build Institute was formed in 1998 to serve the interest of a very diverse group of practicing individuals. Membership in CDBI is open to anyone who has an interest in design-build; however, the policies are set by a core group of members who represent a number of industry sectors, namely: owners, consultants, contractors, and providers of allied services such as insurance and bonding companies, financial institutions and law firms.
The Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCIC) was established in 2015 as a special committee of the Canadian Construction Association to help transform the building industry in Canada by making a difference in how projects are planned, designed and managed, in all forms of project delivery. Lean Construction embodies the principles of Lean, and can help deliver construction projects more efficiently, while increasing productivity in all aspects of a project. Its principles are already being utilized in other industries, and projects around the world are benefiting from the use of Lean Construction.
NLCA is committed to providing unparalleled opportunities for our members through industry education, construction information, government advocacy, networking events, and more, allowing you and your firm to focus your attention on what matters most – building your business.