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Sharpen Your Competitive Edge
MBA assists members:

  • working smarter
  • more productively
  • educational opportunities
  • kept informed of regulatory updates
  • kept informed of industry trends
  • kept informed of legislative initiatives

Gain A National Advantage
MBA members enjoy benefits and services of:

  • The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC)
  • AGC Membership Discount Programs
  • AGC Book Store

    Provide A Presence in Harrisburg and on Capitol Hill
    Through effective lobbying and influential committee involvement, the MBA has effectively voiced the industry's interests and concerns. AGC of America is the industry's leading construction advocate, ensuring that policymakers and regulatory agencies understand the real world impact of their actions. With a total national membership of over 32,000 AGC has the clout to promote contractor interests in the legislative arena.

    Increase Networking Opportunities
    MBA members network to expand their contacts and business opportunities at events such as the MBA Annual Golf Outing, Annual Dinner, Affiliate Council seminars, The Construction Industry Evening of Excellence and other committee activities.

    Strengthen Relationships with the Trades
    Labor relations with the MBA trades (Carpenters, Cement Masons, Laborers and Operating Engineers) is the best that it has ever been. This is due to a new market-oriented philosophy shared by all parties. Western PA is looked upon nationally as a labor-friendly place to do business, particularly in the construction sector. Here are just a few cooperative initiatives underway:
  • Drug-Free Partnership
  • MBA -Carpenter Joint Study Committee
  • Carpenter Design Build Competition
  • Career Development in Schools
  • Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh
  • Prevailing Wage Surveys
  • Recruitment Assistance

Expand Your Staff
Membership in the Master Builders Association provides access to a full time Executive Staff, including Labor Relations, Safety, Market Services and Construction Contracts. The Chapter also retains a labor relations attorney and a lobbyist at the State level. For a listing of services available to the MBA membership visit the MBA Services Directory.

Promote Your Company
The MBA offers several marketing opportunities to contractor members throughout the year.

  • MBA's website provides valuable links to member websites
  • The "BreakingGround Magazine" interviews members and features MBA contractor-built projects
  • The Building Excellence Awards honor contractors and their exemplary projects
  • Brown Bag Lunch Program educates Owners and Architects about the advantages of using MBA contractors

Improve Your Firm's Safety Record
MBA's award-winning safety services increase productivity, provide insurance-related savings and improve worker morale. The MBA offers professional assistance in jobsite consultations, OSHA informal conferences and training.

Improve the Construction Process
MBA contractors work with architects on the AIA/MBA Joint Committee on common areas of interest such as risk allocation, contract documents, CPM schedules and on-line bid auctioning. This Committee developed and regularly updates the AIA/MBA Best Practices Guide, which outlines uniform contracting guidelines for contractors and architects.

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