QUALITY CONSTRUCTION ALLIANCE
The QCA is a coalition of five premier construction specialty contracting associations formed to raise awareness about the value of quality construction among national, state and local leaders, as well as the general public. The Alliance is actively involved at all levels of public policy to ensure that taxpayers receive full value for their construction dollar. “Quality construction” means high-quality work offered at a competitive price that meets or exceeds the customer’s specifications and is produced on time and on budget using a well-trained, efficient and highly skilled workforce. Sponsoring organizations and their members are dedicated to bringing construction buyers this kind of quality construction.
The Quality Construction Alliance is sponsored by the five leading construction specialty trade associations – FCA International, the International Council of Employers of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (ICE), the Mechanical Contractors Association of America (MCAA), the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA), and The Association of Union Constructors (TAUC) - which together represent industries comprised of more than 22,000 contractor firms that perform mechanical, electrical, sheet metal, plumbing, air conditioning, steel erection, trowel trades, painting, glazing, flooring and related work, using well-trained and highly skilled workers from the organized building trades.
Contractors supporting the Quality Construction Alliance make a significant investment every day to bring this nation the highest quality, most cost effective construction, while providing for a safe, highly skilled, well-paid workforce. It all adds up to true Quality Construction.
The Quality Construction Alliance's National Issues Conference is a great opportunity for contractors to network with Washington policy experts and engage in face-to-face meetings with members of Congress and/or their staffs.
A significant portion of this year's Legislative Conference will once again focus on multiemployer pension reform. Specifically, the portion of "Solutions Not Bailouts" that pertained to Alternate Plan Designs. As union contractors from across the country we need to explain to those on Capitol Hill why multiemployer plan trustees need these options to ensure the long term viability of our plans, contributing employers, and the retirement security of our employees.