Expanded Alliance Delivers Unparalleled Access to Construction Opportunities

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Expanded Strategic Partnership Focuses on Innovative Solutions to Construction Industry

Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), and Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) announced today that they are significantly expanding their alliance to deliver unprecedented benefits to construction Owners, bidders, and design professionals. The expanded partnership will integrate content and services through RCD products and BidCentral, an innovative solution for Owner and bidder workflow.

BidCentral is a suite of applications designed specifically around well-established construction industry processes including document management, pre-qualification, invitation to bid, project bidding, and an audit report for Owners.

Through the expanded agreement, VRCA and VICA will combine their BidCentral plans and specifications with RCD’s powerful Connect project news service and with the plans and specifications from RCD’s private Owner network. As a result of this integration, association members and RCD customers will receive unparalleled access to multi-stage opportunities, while construction Owners will benefit from leveraging the widest audience of quality potential bidders.

“Expanding our partnership with these two well-established organizations helps RCD provide the best content and services to the North American construction industry”, said Mark Casaletto, Vice President and General Manager, RCD Canada. “The partners have specific areas of skill, expertise, industry relationships, and content that will greatly benefit members and customers.”

“We are thrilled that RCD is fully aligned with the BidCentral model favouring Owner and bidder efficiencies”, said Greg Baynton, President of the Vancouver Island Construction Association. “The combined reach of our three organizations working together is unparalleled.”

“We are very excited about this latest enhancement to our partnership with RCD and pleased to work with VICA”, said Keith Sashaw President of Vancouver Regional Construction Association. “We have had a great relationship with our two partners for a number of years, and the construction industry has benefited significantly.”

The partners have signed an LOI and are currently implementing the functional aspects of the expanded agreement for market launch later in 2011.

About the Vancouver Regional Construction Association
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association established in 1929, is the recognized leader of a strong and vibrant construction industry in the Lower Mainland. The VRCA is dedicated to providing information resources, promoting industry standards, values, and ethics, delivering educational services, and acting as advocate on behalf of Vancouver’s construction industry.

About the Vancouver Island Construction Association
The Vancouver Island Construction Association was founded in 1912 as a builders exchange and is one of the oldest not-for-profit Construction Associations in Canada. We proudly serve over 400 members working in the industrial, commercial, institutional, and multi-story construction sectors on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and other coastal communities.

About Reed Construction Data LLC
Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American and Canadian provider of construction information through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services. Reed Construction Data’s portfolio of products and services includes national, regional and local construction data, building product information, construction cost data, market analytics and advertising channels to construction industry professionals in the U.S. and Canada.

http://www.reedconstructiondata.com

Reed Construction Data Contact:                                                                                
Michelle Aarons
Phone: 905 752 5506
Email: michelle.aarons(at)reedbusiness(dot)com

Vancouver Regional Construction Association Contact:                                                            
Keith Sashaw
Phone: 604-294-3766
Email: ksashaw(at)vrca.bc(dot)ca

Vancouver Island Construction Association Contact:                                                                
Greg Baynton
Phone: 250-388-6471
Email: gregbaynton(at)vicabc(dot)ca

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