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10 12, 2018

Know your responsibilities when dealing with asbestos on your job sites

By |December 10th, 2018|Occupational Health & Safety|

The following article has been contributed by WorkSafeBC. Asbestos exposure remains the leading cause of occupational disease in the province. Those with the highest risk of exposure are maintenance, custodial and contract workers hired for repairs or renovations in and around commercial buildings. Under the Workers Compensation Act, commercial property owners are required to [...]

3 12, 2018

VRCA issues call for nominations to the 2019/20 Board of Directors and Divisional Councils

By |December 3rd, 2018|Membership|

VRCA has issued the call for nominations for the 2019/20 Board of Directors, Divisional Councils and Vice Chairs. The following message was emailed by VRCA president Fiona Famulak to all integrated VRCA members on November 29. VRCA’s Board of Directors is responsible for governing the association i.e. leading and guiding the association towards achieving [...]

26 11, 2018

Urgent feedback needed regarding steel safeguards (tariffs)

By |November 26th, 2018|Advocacy|

VRCA continues to advocate vigorously on its members' behalf to secure a solution to the tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum and safeguards (tariffs) on non-U.S. steel products. At very short notice, via the B.C. Construction Association, we have been asked by the Trade Policy and Negotiations Branch of B.C.’s Ministry of Jobs, Trade [...]

19 11, 2018

YVR to host construction opportunities open house

By |November 19th, 2018|Member News, Membership|

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is currently undergoing a multi-year expansion plan that will see the airport invest over $9 billion in its capital development program over the next 20 years. YVR will hold a briefing on its 2019 construction program to explain how organizations can be involved in this plan. There will also be [...]

19 11, 2018

ZEBx hosting new Passive House workshop series

By |November 19th, 2018|ZEBx|

ZEBx has partnered with Peel Passive House Consulting and the North American Certifiers Circle to host a week-long Passive House workshop series. Participants will gain access to expert curriculum developed by Canada’s top Passive House certifiers and learn best practices for Passive House applications on multi-family, commercial and institutional projects. Participants will also have [...]

5 11, 2018

ZEBx joins NYC’s BE-Ex for Passive House event

By |November 5th, 2018|ZEBx|

ZEBx joined New York City’s Building Energy Exchange (BE-Ex) on Oct. 30 through a live stream of its “Passive House Towering in NYC” event. Three architectural firms discussed their mid-rise to high-rise multi-family, commercial and retail Passive House projects that are currently making waves in New York’s building community. Presentations focused on major systems, [...]

21 06, 2018

Government of Canada announces climate lens for infrastructure

By |June 21st, 2018|In The News|

Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, announced a new step to ensure that infrastructure investments take into account the impact of projects on the environment during the planning and design stages. As part of the Investing in Canada plan, applicants seeking federal funding for new major public infrastructure projects will now be asked [...]

11 06, 2018

New program preparing students for cleantech sector to begin fall 2019

By |June 11th, 2018|Education, In The News|

Via Simon Fraser University Communications - News Release A new Simon Fraser University applied sciences program designed to prepare students for the burgeoning cleantech energy sector has been approved and will be offered at the university’s newest building, currently under construction in Surrey. The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program, the first of its kind [...]