Australian and International Construction Associations
Below is a list and brief summary of national Construction Associations for Australia and New Zealand:
“The Australian Constructors Association is dedicated to making the construction industry safer, more efficient, more competitive and better able to contribute to the development of Australia”.
They work across various sectors like residential, mining, oil and gas, engineering etc.
The Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
, also known as the Minerals Institute, represents more than 12,000 people working in the global minerals industry. They provide advocacy and professional development opportunities for all professional disciplines in the industry.
“The Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) is Australia's peak industry representative body for the building services industry. Our Association members include contractors for cleaning, security, facilities management and grounds maintenance.”
“Master Builders is the major Australian building and construction industry association. Its primary role is to promote the viewpoints and interests of the building and construction industry and to provide services to members in a broad range of areas including training, legal services, industrial relations, building codes and standards, industry economics and international relations.”
“The Civil Contractors Federation is the member-based representative body of civil engineering contractors in Australia providing assistance and expertise in contractor development and industry issues.”
The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC)
is a not-for-profit organisation promoting and improving the construction industry by the advancement of women within it. They provide an online forum and personal and business networks.
The Confederation of International Contractors' Associations (CICA)
represents the Construction Industry at the world level. It represents 63 countries and is a voice promoting the construction industry.
The International Construction Project Management Association
is an association representative of construction project management with the aim to raise awareness and set industry standards for this division.
“The Building Service Contractors Association International provide cleaning, facility maintenance, and other related services to building owners and managers. The association provides educational programs, publications, seminars, and networking opportunities, all developed specifically for the building service contracting industry.”
“Independent Contractors Australia (ICA) was established in 1999, with the aim to create a powerful and well-respected national association for independent contractors. ICA is a not-for-profit association incorporated under the Associations Incorporation Act (1981) of Victoria.”
“The National Bricklayers Association is a national group made up of bricklaying employers who want to make the bricklaying industry a better place for apprentices, employees and employers”
“The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is the peak industry body that represents the best interests of the electrical and communications contracting industry in Australia.”
“The Housing Industry Association is Australia’s largest residential building organisation. Members include builders, trade contractors, design professionals, kitchen and bathroom specialists, manufacturers and suppliers.”
“The Master Painters Australia is a non for profit association, setup over 110 years ago to represent the surface coating industry. The Master Painters Association protects both consumers and members, setting standards for business practice for members to ensure quality workmanship as well as allowing members access to information and inside tips of the trade. The Master Painters association is nationwide; represented by a member for each state.”
“Engineers Australia is the national forum for the advancement of engineering and the professional development of our members.”
AMCA - Air Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association of Australia
- is an organisation of air conditioning and mechanical services companies who have come together to represent and promote the industry along with the well-being of the companies.
“The Electrical Contractors Association is the leading voice of the electrotechnology industry in Queensland. State-based but with a national horizon the Electrical Contractors Association has been representing electrical contractors for more than 70 years, making it one of the longest-standing industry associations of its kind in the world.”
leading organisation developing and defending the market for concrete and positioning concrete as the sustainable material of choice for the built environment.” (New Zealand)
“The Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ) is the professional body which represents professional engineers from all disciplines in New Zealand.”
Some industry associations have strong representation at the state level.
“Master Painters Association NSW is the industry association representing the interests of painting and decorating contractors and employers in NSW and federally. It is an independent representative for firms and individuals conducting business in the painting, decorating and sign writing trades.”
“Master Painters Queensland is the Union of Employers and peak industry body for the Painting and Decorating Industry. Established in the late 19th century the Association has a long and proud history of service to the industry and the State of Queensland.”
“The mission of the Master Painters Australia WA Association is to be the voice of the painting industry in Western Australia; protect the health and safety of the public by promoting professional and ethical business practice among its members and contractors generally, and ensuring the standards of the trade are maintained at an acceptable level through appropriate training and education.”
“The Master Painters Association of SA is THE industry association representing the interests of decorating and signwriting contractors and employers in South Australia. The Master Painters Association seeks to advance, encourage and recognise the highest standards of trade craftsmanship and ethical business practice.”
“The Master Painters Association of Victoria was first established in 1895 by painters for painters. It has since grown into a professional painting community within Victoria and Tasmania giving instant access to customers looking for information and services specific to their painting project.”
“Master Painters Australia (ACT)
is the body representing those members of the industry who undertake to maintain the high standards required for a master painter.Master Painters Australia (ACT) is a non profit organisation run by its elected members offering an exceptional skill base to the public.”
“The Queensland Major Contractors Association is dedicated to improving the efficiency and sustainability of the construction industry in Queensland.”
“The Construction Contractors Association of Western Australia (CCA) is the peak industry body for the major building and civil construction contractors in Western Australia.”
“The Master Builders Association of Northern Territory (“Master Builders”) services builders, developers, contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and consultants so that they can run successful businesses in the NT.”