TORONTO and CHICAGO, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA), the leading advocate and service provider for Ontario's construction industry, and Textura Corporation, the leading provider of collaboration solutions for the construction industry, announced that the OGCA has voted to make Textura a strategic partner. The OGCA endorses Textura's collaboration solutions, including Construction Payment Management, Pre-Qualification Management, Submittal Exchange and Greengrade.
"Partnering with Textura accelerates the adoption of easy-to-use, effective productivity tools that will save time and money and reduce exposure to risks for the benefit of our members," said Clive Thurston, President, OGCA. "By adopting state-of-the-art technology, General Contractors across Ontario will experience tangible gains that will help their businesses succeed. We see a particular benefit for smaller scale contractors to adopt these tools to help compete with larger firms."
A leading provider of online business collaboration software to the commercial construction industry, Textura offers solutions that increase efficiency, enable better risk management, and provide improved visibility and control of construction activities. Powered by a sophisticated, but easy-to-use workflow engine, Textura's collaboration solutions automate manual processes and reduce the amount of paper associated with a construction project, allowing companies to focus on more business valuable tasks.
The OGCA represents over 200 general contractors across Ontario, Canada who build 70% of all the industrial, commercial and institutional work province-wide. They are the leading advocate and service provider to their members, fostering an improved general contracting environment. The OGCA's objective is the protection and advancement of the interests of the general contractors and the safety of their workers.
"We are excited to form this new partnership," said Patrick Allin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Textura Corporation. "The OGCA is a very well-respected organization and receiving their endorsement for our products is quite an honor. We look forward to working with the OGCA to help its members improve efficiency and reduce waste by using our solutions."
Conceived over 70 years ago from a desire to bridge the gap between national and regional associations, the OGCA continues to ensure that the interests of general contractors and the construction industry are not overlooked. As far back as the first meeting, the OGCA's stated objective was the protection and advancement of the interests of the general contractors and the safety of our workers in the Province. Through strong alliances throughout Ontario, the OGCA advocates for the construction industry at all levels of government and keeps their members abreast of what is happening in the industry. Leveraging these alliances has resulted in successfully influencing changes in legislation and the development of programs that impact our members' bottom line. For more information, please visit www.ogca.ca.
Textura is the leading provider of collaboration and productivity tools for the construction industry. Our solutions serve all construction industry professionals across the project lifecycle – from takeoff, estimating, design and pre-qualification to bid management, submittals, LEED® management and payment – on a single, integrated platform.
Textura's collaboration platform and online product suite represent the first time the industry has all the tools needed to manage their business in an integrated fashion to save time and money and reduce exposure to risks. With award winning technology, world-class customer support and consistent growth, Textura is leading the construction industry's technology transformation. www.texturacorp.com
SOURCE Textura Corporation