Member Benefits

BC&E fosters growth and excellence within the construction industry through productive networking events, marketing opportunities, educational sessions and community giving.

As a member of the BC&E, you receive a wealth of opportunities to:

  • Find business partners, suppliers and contract opportunities and socialize with industry leaders

BC&E events are laid back, informative, productive and fun. Our events range from Networking Events, our annual spring golf outing, project tours and educational sessions to our Annual Shrimp and Bull Roast and Craftsmanship Awards.

  • Promote your business to a diverse audience

BC&E creates opportunities for members to showcase their companies to individuals who make a difference. Opportunities include the annual Construction Industry Expo, the BC&E Membership Directory, the go-to reference for many Maryland companies looking for construction services, features in our monthly newsletter, The Exchange, and on the BC&E website.

  • Earn awards for outstanding craftsmanship

BC&E’s Annual Craftsmanship Awards honor individuals who have demonstrated exemplary skill and workmanship on construction projects. Unlike most awards programs that honor project owners or company executives, the BC&E Craftsmanship Awards recognize highly skilled workers in a wide range of construction specialties, including carpentry, masonry, electrical work, plumbing installation, sheet metal/HVAC work, and historic restoration.

  • Learn about new technologies, market trends and best practices

BC&E is committed to supporting excellence in the construction industry through education. Each year, we host a variety of educational events with session topics such as project opportunities around the Baltimore Metropolitan area, market analysis by noted economists, labor laws, technology advances and so much more.

  • Give back to the construction industry and the Baltimore community

The Building Congress & Exchange Foundation provides BC&E members with opportunities to give back to the construction industry and the community at large. Every year, the Foundation gives scholarships to high school students who win Future Craftsman/Designer Awards based on their abilities in carpentry, electrical, masonry, mechanical trades and design. The Foundation awards grants to local schools and organizations to cover the cost of construction/design instruction and tools.