USCC SERVICES AND HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER
For convenience, the principal questions related to participation in the USCC are divided into three groups: services offered for companies-members, who can become a USCC member, and the joining procedure.
Access to the sections "Tenders" and "Investment Projects" is granted only to the USCC members; these sections will become available upon joining the Association. The above sections contain data on valid tenders and design assignments, units planned for construction.
Promotion: Digital marketing, SMM, E-mail marketing
Promotion for a USCC-participating company is done via the steel construction portal and social networks in the following fashion: publications of materials in the turnkey solutions catalog of members, technical resources, news, and interviews. Emailing with news from the USCC members to the target audience base.
The the USCC's Actions
For the Association members, access to all actions organized by the USCC, and arrangement of joint target events. Access to the target group of construction project clients, architects, designers, and other market participants in the construction industry. In the last 5 years, specialists of the Association have organized over 30 large-scale events.
Access to the unified analytical product in Ukraine that deal with the market of metal structures and thin sheet steel products. Access to the unique online service that keeps track of the "Price index for rolled metal products mix used in construction".
Catalogue of sector-specific participants
Placement of company data in the online catalog of participants in the steel construction market, promotion of a company within the target group of clients and developers.
Educational and training programs
The USCC acts as an organizer and partner of educational and training programs aimed at the professional growth of sector-specific participants. BASIC LEAN (economizing of production) is a unique educational program with practice modules for metal structures plants. Special terms are offered for education and training of the Association members.
The annual national Conference of participants in the steel construction market as the biggest communication platform for sector-specific participants. Each year, the Conference hosts more than 400 participants.
Expansion of the business contacts network consisting of owners and specialists of over 60 companies that are the USCC members.
Free-of-charge consultations from the USCC Engineering Centre that are offered at any project stage. As of now, more than 300 consultations on different project solutions have been provided for the USCC members.
Project implementation in a consortium
The USCC members can take part in the implementation of construction projects in the format of economic interest groups, i.e., a consortium. In the last year, 6 tenders and 2 projects have been completed in the consortium format.
Opportunity to participate in the USCC special-purpose committees on roofing and facade structures and light steel thin-walled structures (LSTS), regulatory and technical activities, steel structures fire protection.
The Association is an active participant and initiator of amending the national regulatory frame. Participated in introducing changes to more than 20 DBN / DSTU, and in the harmonization of Eurocodes and EN 1090 standard.
WHO CAN BECOME A USCC MEMBER?
THE FOLLOWING 4 CATEGORIES OF COMPANIES MAY BECOME A USCC MEMBER (WITH THE VOTING RIGHT AT THE ASSOCIATION'S GENERAL MEETING):
1. Manufacturers of metal structures and companies that manage metal structures manufacturing plants.
2. Manufacturers of enclosures, light steel structures and facade systems made of steel components.
3. Companies that are distributors or manufacturers of rolled steel products, and companies that manage iron and steel enterprises.
4. Design organizations in the sector of steel construction.
5. Companies that perform installation of metal structures.
THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES OF COMPANIES MAY BECOME A USCC ASSOCIATED MEMBER (WITHOUT THE VOTING RIGHT AT THE ASSOCIATION'S GENERAL MEETING):
1. Manufacturers of special equipment.
2. Suppliers of consumables (bolts, welding accessories, and other materials).
3. Suppliers of solutions for steel structures fire protection and licensed organizations in the field of application of said fire protection solutions.
4. Suppliers of rust protection services.
5. Suppliers of project design software.
6. Suppliers of specialized services (consulting, assessment, engineering).
7. Architectural bureaus, design studios.
Companies interested in developing the national steel structures market may become members of the open Association of members of the steel construction market.
The USCC may be joined by any legal person for a fee, or by professors and teachers who work at metal structures departments of national higher educational institutions at no charge.
There are two types of membership fees for legal persons: one-time payment upon joining the Association and annual payment calculated individually in accordance with the "Rules on the membership fees".