The Association de la construction du Québec (ACQ) was created in May 1989 with the merger of the Fédération de la construction du Québec (FCQ) and the Association de la construction de Montréal et du Québec (ACMQ).

The FCQ, founded in 1947, was a not-for-profit, volunteer multi-sector association. The ACMQ, also a not-for-profit association, was founded in 1897 and was originally called The Montréal Builders Exchange.


Foster the growth of construction companies through development of innovative management tools and provision of networking, training and market-development activities.

Promote novel practices in construction, occupational health & safety, technology innovations and sustainable building.

Represent, as management-side bargaining agent, employers working in the institutional-commercial and industrial (IC/I) sectors.

Defend the interests of IC/I construction contractors before government and socio-economic authorities in Québec and the rest of Canada.

As the Québec construction industry’s largest multi-sector volunteer-membership group, the ACQ maintains daily contacts with close to 15,000 companies through:
  • 11 affiliate associations offering professional services, tailored for their members, through one or another of their offices in 17 Québec cities;
  • labour relations and occupational health & safety services, in its capacity as the sole management-side agent for collective-agreement bargaining on behalf of employers in the institutional-commercial and industrial (IC/I) sectors;
  • two warranty plans for the residential building industry: Qualité Habitation and Plan de garantie ACQ Inc.;
  • Canada’s most extensive network of electronic and physical plans rooms;
  • four of the top-performing prevention mutuals in Québec;
  • a comprehensive training program recognized by the Régie du bâtiment du Québec;
  • relevant, newsworthy publications;
  • leading-edge legal services, provided by an extensive team of experts in construction law;
  • productive trade missions geared toward development of the Canadian and U.S. markets.