What can the Construction Industry Center do for me?
There is only one answer. Membership in a trade association can help insure success
for the member's future. As never before, business owners are facing mounting
demands and are turning to trade associations for information, leadership, and assistance.
The Construction Industry Center has for nearly half a century, assumed leadership
in providing services to its members on individual and over-all problems. The C.I.C.
has constantly kept abreast of the ever changing conditions in the building and
construction industry, developing and maintaining contacts with other civic and
building organizations, and governmental agencies, both locally and nationally.
Membership in a trade association makes it possible to secure the benefit of a service,
which readily provides you with authoritative information and services.
The Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Staff of C.I.C. pledge to employ
their knowledge, experience, imagination, ingenuity, and resourcefulness to create
all the services, you, as a member needs!
Qualifications for Membership:
Any person, firm, corporation, or association engaged in any branch of the construction
industry employing labor in actual construction work, manufacturing or dealing in
construction materials, or engaged in any profession, trade or occupation relative
thereto, may be eligible for membership, subject to the approval of the Board of
Active (Full) Membership:
Any proprietorship, partnership, or corporation primarily engaged in the construction
industry. This member would typically need the use of plans and specifications in
order to conduct their business. Website Plan Access is an available option for
This membership may be any proprietorship, partnership or corporation such as architects,
engineers, financial institutions, and bonding agencies that participate with the
construction industry or persons who the Board considers an integral part of the
Bulletin Subscription Membership:
Available to any proprietorship, partnership or corporation responsible to the construction
industry and over 200 air-mile radius from Rapid City, SD. This membership is restricted
to Bulletin Service ONLY and has no voting privileges, no insurance program or the
use of plans and specifications. If an office is opened within the 200 air-mile
radius, firm will be required to upgrade to Active Membership.
Primary Services for Contractors, Suppliers, and Manufacturers
The Construction Industry Center is housed in a modern air-conditioned office building,
designed to accommodate the needs of all members. Our hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Monday through Friday. We have a large estimating room with individual booths,
each containing individual lighting and electrical outlets.
One of the primary services provided to members is the acquisition and dissemination
of construction project information. We publish a comprehensive Weekly Bulletin
that is sent over a seven-state area, to keep our membership informed of projects
available for bid. The Bulletin contains information on the location and type of
project, name of the design firm or agency, plan deposit and bonding information,
estimated costs, completion schedules, addenda, firms bidding, tabulations of bids
and award notices, upcoming projects, construction news, announcements and other
items of interest to the construction industry.
Our Plan Room contains plans and specifications for each listing in the
Weekly Bulletin giving our members a central location for obtaining all the information
they need to submit a bid on a multitude of projects. Plans and specifications are
available for review at the C.I.C. during normal office hours. Our Plan Checkout
System allows for plans and specifications to be checked out overnight or
over the weekend. We have a photocopier, plotter, and engineering copier that provide
the means to copy select plan sheets and specification sections. This helps reduce
or eliminate the need to place a deposit on an entire set of plans.
We furnish suppliers and sub-contractors with a list of the prime contractors bidding
each project. We maintain a list of sub-contractors and suppliers on all projects
for the prime contractors. This list is also used to notify firms of any unexpected
changes or last minute addenda to projects bidding.
Architects & Engineers
The Construction Industry Center maintains cordial working relations with the design
field, both private and governmental. We provide the means for them to place their
plans and specifications before the interested bidders giving more exposure for
Any information on contemplated projects will be published in our Weekly Bulletin.
The wide spread early knowledge of any project, combined with the availability of
plans to a large number of interested bidders make for highly competitive bidding
on all levels. This type of bidding results in competitive prices for quality materials
Our plan library affords access to all trades bidding a project. Through our plan
check-out system fewer sets of plans are necessary, thus reducing the cost of extra
Making your client's plans available to the broad spectrum of C.I.C. membership
creates a more competitive bidding environment. Both of these cost saving advantages
for you and your client are available through the Construction Industry Center.