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Episode 2: Should You Join a Construction Trade Association?

In this episode of A Viewpoint on Construction, the importance of trade associations to the strength of the construction industry and the success of member contractors is examined. Michael D. Bellaman, president and CEO of Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) shares his insights about the positive impacts trade associations can have, from legislative bargaining power to professional development to key networking, branding and leadership benefits for organizations. ABC’s 21,000 members, for example, spend and average of $1 billion a year developing strong construction professionals. Bellaman dispels the myths behind industry associations and what it takes to reap their rewards.


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Posted by Wayne Newitts

Wayne has been part of the construction industry for years as a engineer and project manager, and now works in marketing and business development for Viewpoint, a leader in construction management software systems.