Need an industry expert for your next speaking engagement?

The BC Construction Association has a number of experienced speakers to engage your audience on construction industry topics. We're available to discuss the issues facing our industry and have access to unique information through our network of construction employers.  Each year the BCCA sponsors the The Construction Industry survey, and we're always ready to share the insights that result.

BC is a busy province and the construction industry is at its center. It will take concerted effort between private and public sectors, along with society as a whole, to successfully leverage the opportunities in front of us. Let's connect.

Manley McLachlan - BCCA President

Manley McLachlan has developed a culture of innovation, creativity, and accountability at BCCA, where, as President, he has overseen government relations, operations and business development since taking office in 2004. Previously, Manley brought his forward thinking to leadership of the Saskatchewan Construction Association.

Manley facilitates responsive action on sector issues by effectively engaging government, industry groups, businesses, and individuals. Manley has been integral to the success of multiple career development programs including the Skilled Trades Employment Program and Foreign Skilled Workers BC, and under his leadership the BCCA has grown its BidCentral bidding planroom into a leading construction procurement resource in Canada. With the forward evolution of regulation and policy for the construction sector always in his sights, Manley has been an instrumental force in the creation of the Deputy Minister’s Industry Infrastructure Forum.

During his tenure the BCCA has grown its capacity, revenue, and reputation, to become a truly influential organization in BC.

Manley has big-picture growth in mind as he continues to build strong external relationships and modernize operational thinking and processes. Speaking at over two dozen industry events across Canada each year, Manley would be happy to consider how the BCCA might support your industry event. Connect with him today.


Jonathan Smallwood - Business Development Manager, BidCentral

Jonathan Smallwood oversees development, operations and sales for the BCCA’s BidCentral online tendering application. Working closely with BidCentral technology partners and leadership team, Jonathan is augmenting the sizeable BidCentral network and tools by building strong relationships with contractors, owners, government and associations throughout the province. Jonathan has shown his ability to develop untapped potential, through project management for Olympic Village developments, business development for Trail Appliances and management of multiple business units at Telus.

Jonathan encourages people to listen and learn at all times, though especially when launching a new career: “keep asking questions; keep learning; keep growing”.