Latest Announcements and Events

Important Announcement: Tri-City Construction Council Office is Closed Effective 03/26/2020. Print Order Cut-off and Pick-up Order Hours Within!

The Tri-City Construction Council office will soon be closed to the public per the Governor of Washington’s Stay Home – Stay Healthy mandate. In these unprecedented times, we are taking action to protect the health of our staff and the community, while also adapting to ways that we can still serve our valued membership.

Effective 3/25/2020, the TCCC staff will be working remotely from home and will continue to serve your needs and answer your concerns as we currently do. For the time being, phone service may be limited, so if you have a question or need help, please contact us via info@tcplancenter.com and your request will be forwarded to the appropriate person. We will reply as soon as we can.

PRINT ORDERS
Printing services will continue to be offered but will no longer be printed immediately upon receipt.

  • Print orders placed before 11:00 am will be available for pick-up between 2:30-3:30 pm the same business day.
  • Print orders placed after 11:00 am will be available for pick-up between 2:30-3:30 pm the next business day.
  • These hours are subject to change.
  • Large orders may be further delayed, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
  • On large orders, we will communicate with you by e-mail if we are unable to have your order ready on the expected day.
During the pick-up window, please remember to maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet and wait outside if someone else is picking up prints when you arrive.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Scott Howard by email: scott@tcplancenter.com. Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you and yours good health. Be safe and take care!

Announcement: TCCC Golf Tournament Teams are FULL! Hole Sponsorships Are Still Available!

The Golf Tournament 2020 Teams are FULL! Team Sign-Ups are now closed.

Click to Download a Hole Sponsorship Sign-Up Form!

The Golf Tournament this year will be held on Friday, May 15th, 2020.

Don’t Play Golf, but Still Want to Support the Scholarship Fund?

Hole Sponsorships and the raffle held during dinner are our main fundraisers for scholarships. We gave out 4 – $2,000 scholarships last year and with your support we can do it again!

Maybe you would like to promote your business with a fun item to be included in the goodie bag? Donations of raffle prizes are also greatly appreciated! E-mail scott@tcplancenter.com if you would like to further discuss how you can be a part of this event.

We look forward to another great tournament and thank you to everyone for taking part in providing scholarships to deserving students each year. Your support is greatly appreciated!

Announcement: The Annual Tri-City Construction Council Scholarship Application is Now Available!

The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2020.

 

PURPOSE: To provide a $2,000 scholarship to a deserving student(s).

 

ELIGIBILITY: Must be currently enrolled or planning to enroll in an accredited public or private college, university or trade school. Please download the scholarship application for full details regarding the Criteria and Application Process.

 

DEADLINE for scholarship application is March 31, 2020. The application must be received and/or postmarked by that date (no exceptions).

 

PLEASE NOTE: The Scholarship Committee has waived the requirement of providing an official transcript. A copy of an unofficial transcript can be mailed or e-mailed from the applicant or the school. Letters of recommendations also do not require signatures. These changes are in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

If you have any questions about the application, please contact Scott Howard at the Tri-City Construction Council via phone: 509-582-7424 or by email: scott@tcplancenter.com.

Announcement: Looking for Quality, Cost-Effective Employee Benefit Options?

 

Then consider a new program built locally from the ground up!

PayneWest Insurance has partnered with the Tri-City Construction Council to bring you more employee benefit options. Offering you and your Employees…

  • Competitively priced Medical, Dental & Vision plans
  • Embedded Life/AD&D & EAP with all medical plans
  • Favorable Pricing Terms & Conditions – Bundling Discounts & Alternative Premium Arrangements
  • Prepaid Ground & Air Ambulance coverage options
  • Extensive Preferred Provider Network
  • Simplified Benefit Administration for employers
  • Online Enrollment Platform, Consolidated Billing & Payment
  • Full Service COBRA Administration
  • Employer Compliance Support including Notices,
  • Disclosures & Filings on group’s behalf

Award Winning Service Providers

As a founding member of NWIPCA, the Tri-City Construction Council participates in a construction industry trade Association Health Plan comprised of general contractors, sub contractors & suppliers serving our local community. The program offers Premera Blue Cross medical & dental, Ameritas vision & MetLife Life/ AD&D group benefits to employers with 2 or more enrolled employees along with the following features:

  • Highly competitive group rates
  • Offering flexibility & choice with 9 different PPO & HSA plan designs
  • Medical plan deductible ranges from $500-$5,000
  • All plans include prescription drug coverage & Telemedicine
  • Largest PPO network including Providence Health Care Facilities
  • Single medical & dental ID card
  • Dental & Vision PPO Networks
  • Additional discount available when dental is bundled with medical

For More Information, Please Contact:
Matt Henderson, PayneWest Insurance
Phone: 509-946-2643
E-mail: Mhenderson@paynewest.com

Announcement: Council Connect (Official Magazine of Tri-City Construction Council) - Available Now!

The inaugural issue of Council Connect, an official association magazine, is now available! The publication has been distributed free of charge to all members, developers, architects, engineers, city planners, and other stakeholders of the Tri-Cities construction industry. Extra copies are available at our office and also viewable digitally online at the following link.

Click Here to View the Digital Version

Over the past few months, representatives from DEL Communications Inc. have contacted members for purposes of participating in the publication with advertising. A huge thank you to all 31 advertisers that were able to support this publication! Also thank you to those who were able to contribute content for the magazine.

COUNCIL CONNECT is published by:

DEL Communications Inc.
www.delcommunications.com
Sales Representative: Dayna Oulion
dayna@delcommunications.com
Toll Free: 1.866.424.6398
Toll Free Fax: 1.866.711.5282

Announcement: New State Law Requires L&I Training Before Bidding on Public Works Projects

Beginning July 1, 2019, all businesses are required to have training before bidding and/or performing work on public works projects. In 2018, the legislature passed ESSHB 1673 (app.leg.wa.gov) adding this training requirement to the responsible bidder criteria in RCW 39.04.350 and RCW 39.06.020 (app.leg.wa.gov).

Note: You may continue working on a public works project that starts before July 1, 2019, and continues on or after July 1 without needing to meet this training requirement.

Verify who needs training

Use the Verify a Contractor tool to verify the training status for your company or other businesses. For projects starting on or after July 1, 2019, contractors and awarding agencies need to add this training requirement to the items you use to verify a business is responsible before hiring and working on public works projects.

Who’s exempt?

You are exempt from this training requirement if you’ve been in business with an active Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number for 3 or more years AND have performed work on 3 or more public works projects.

Free training options

L&I has 2 training options available for businesses to meet this new requirement. Check out our training outline (360 KB PDF) to see what you’ll learn during this training.

Online

Now available! Businesses can now access online training through your Prevailing Wage Intent and Affidavit portal. Take this training at your own pace during any time of the day! Once completed, you’ll meet this new requirement. Learn more about how to access this training.

In-person

Check out L&I’s Contractor Training Days held around the state to sign up and attend our in-person, 3-hour training class. Sign up early as classes and registrations are limited.

Bidding on public works projects

You’ll need to ensure you meet this training requirement before submitting a bid on or after July 1, 2019, for public works projects. Awarding agencies will be required to verify all contractors submitting bids meet this new requirement before awarding the contract.

Questions?
Send L&I an email with your questions.

Retro Program

TCCC Group Retro Program

Over the past 5 years, we have returned an average of 35% of our members’ L&I premiums. See if you qualify and/or compare your current program to ours.

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Plan Center

Plan Center

Over 6000 commercial bidding projects posted in 2017! Currently posting projects throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Don’t see a project you are looking for? Let us know and we will try and get it.

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For 67 years, Tri-City Construction Council has provided its members a wide range of services including:

  • Regional Plan Center for Commercial Projects Bidding Throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho
  • Physical Plan Room
  • Virtual Plan Room Online
  • Plan Copying Service
  • L & I RETRO program
  • Use of the Facilities for Safety Training and Instruction
  • Safety Related Seminars
  • Meeting / Event Rooms
  • Business Seminars
  • Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament
  • Social Functions
  • Reciprocal Agreement with Member Plan Centers in Northwest Independent Plan Center Association

Membership

Membership

We value all our members and work to provide each and every one with the highest level of service at a reasonable cost.

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Print Copies

Print Copies

Print copies while you wait. Bring in or send us your copies and we will get them printed ASAP. Fast, professional service with a smile!

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Add or Remove Users on Tri-City Construction Council Account

Submit the form to scott@tcplancenter.com

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Submit the form to jacki@yakimaplancenter.com

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Monday:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.