Benefits of Membership

Become a part of the Chicago Building Congress, the construction industry's only vertically-integrated trade association networking organization.  The Chicago Building Congress is dedicated to uniting the Building Industry in a shared purpose; advancing the art, science, and technology of the Building Industry, and providing Industry Professionals with networking and educational opportunities. Our membership  represents all aspects of the building industry enabling you to access Industry Professionals in all disciplines. 


  • Networking: The Chicago Building Congress provides exceptional opportunities for networking, business development and information exchange with high caliber Building Industry Professionals.
  • Leadership Development: CBC's Future Leaders Program provides targeted networking, career development, and community service opportunities to hone the skills necessary to lead tomorrow's industry, while increasing their involvement with the Chicago Building Congress.
  • Opportunities to Give Back:  CBC's Future Leaders Program provides young professionals with community service opportunities, while proceeds of CBC's Annual Golf Classic are shared with the ACE Tech Charter High School. ACE Technical Charter High School (ACE Tech) serves approximately 500 students from Chicago’s Washington Park, Back of the Yards, Englewood and surrounding south side neighborhoods. ACE Tech was founded in 2004 to increase the number of urban, low-income, minority and female youth who enter the architecture, construction, and engineering industries.


  • CBC Newsletters: The Chicago Building Congress  newsletter, "The Edifice" includes articles, member spotlights, a calendar of events as well as local and industry news.
  • Discounted Prices: Members enjoy discounted pricing for Monthly meetings, Future Leader events, and Merit Award Nominations.  CBC Members are listed in both our print and online directory.  Only CBC Members can purchase advertising space in the CBC directory and on their website.
  • Camaraderie: CBC membership fosters long term professional and personal relationships.