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19 07, 2019

Wylie-Crump Limited supports youth in the community

By |July 19th, 2019|In The News, Member News, Membership|

The Wylie-Crump Limited team held their annual Kids Help Phone Dinner Dance this past May, where they raised over $17k in one night with the help and generosity of their clients, colleagues and close friends. This money went to a well-deserving cause which provides Canadian kids and youth with 24/7 professional counselling support through [...]

10 06, 2019

VRCA launches new Infrastructure Series

By |June 10th, 2019|Events, Membership|

The Lower Mainland is on the verge of a construction boom that will see the upgrade and replacement of major transportation infrastructure including bridges, tunnels and rapid transit; hospitals; Kindergarten-Grade 12 schools; port facilities; and 75 major projects at YVR over the next 20 years. VRCA is therefore partnering with the region’s largest procurers [...]

18 04, 2019

Maierle, Everett receive BCCA Construction Leadership Awards

By |April 18th, 2019|In The News|

Mike Maierle and Tony Everett have been recognized for their exceptional achievements in the construction industry as part of Construction Month in B.C., receiving 2019 Construction Leadership Awards presented by the BC Construction Association earlier this month. Maierle received his award April 9, while Everett was honoured April 15 at a Construction Month Breakfast [...]

18 04, 2019

VRCA launches 90th anniversary celebration

By |April 18th, 2019|In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association has a rich history dating back to 1929, making 2019 its 90th anniversary! From now through the 2020 Annual General Meeting, we will celebrate the history of the association by introducing elements of our anniversary celebrations to a number of events, starting with the annual golf tournament June 7. [...]

15 04, 2019

VRCA welcomes trade tribunal’s recommendation to end safeguards on five of seven types of steel

By |April 15th, 2019|Advocacy, In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) joins the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in welcoming the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recommendations to terminate preliminary safeguards imposed on five of seven categories of steel products. “We’re pleased that CITT is recommending an end to safeguards on five categories of steel products,” said Fiona Famulak, VRCA [...]

25 03, 2019

PrivacyRight: online privacy education for B.C. businesses

By |March 25th, 2019|In The News|

B.C. businesses looking to understand their obligations around protecting individual privacy will want to check out a new program developed by the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for B.C. PrivacyRight offers a variety of free online tools such as videos, webinars and podcasts about B.C.’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). These tools [...]

18 03, 2019

VRCA launches skilled labour shortage advocacy page

By |March 18th, 2019|In The News|

Our members have told us that the skilled labour shortage is the No. 1 issue that keeps them awake at night. With the most-recent BuildForce Canada forecast suggesting the Lower Mainland will experience a skilled labour shortage of approximately 12,100 positions over the next three years, we understand our members’ concern. For that reason, [...]

18 03, 2019

Book today to advertise in the April edition of Construction in Vancouver

By |March 18th, 2019|In The News|

VRCA partners with Business in Vancouver Media Group to produce a quarterly supplement to its weekly Business in Vancouver newspaper called Construction in Vancouver. The supplement allows VRCA to feature thought leaders, showcase construction innovation and share industry best practices. With a reach of more than 153,000 readers, the publication is an effective way [...]

11 03, 2019

B.C. construction industry introduces worksite conduct standards to improve worker retention

By |March 11th, 2019|In The News|

The Province of B.C. and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) marked International Women’s Day on March 8 with the launch of the Builders Code, a comprehensive program that aims to address B.C.’s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying and hazing on construction worksites. The Builders Code defines an acceptable worksite and provides employers [...]

11 03, 2019

VRCA creates new advertising opportunities that won’t break the bank

By |March 11th, 2019|Member Deals, Member News, Membership|

VRCA is making it easier for members to promote their products and services to the construction industry by introducing new advertising opportunities. Members can now advertise in two locations on the VRCA website: the homepage and the VRCA Voice blog. Advertising is now also available in the online Course Descriptions booklet. VRCA’s homepage is [...]

4 03, 2019

CCDC releases updated documents

By |March 4th, 2019|In The News|

Mandated to improve Canadian standard construction documents, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) periodically releases updated documents to ensure they meet the needs of the evolving construction industry. CCDC 40 - Rules for Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Disputes includes information to be used in the dispute resolution process and included into standard contracts [...]

11 02, 2019

Mental health and construction seminar offers strategies to manage industry concerns

By |February 11th, 2019|Events|

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in men in the construction industry, with the highest rates occurring between ages 40 and 59. The good news is, suicides are preventable. Vancouver Regional Construction Association partnered with the B.C. Construction Safety Alliance to host a breakfast seminar on Feb. 6 exploring mental health in the [...]

4 02, 2019

Powerful new procurement and contracting tools from CCDC

By |February 4th, 2019|In The News|

With the release of two documents from the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) on Feb. 4, owners and consultants in the Canadian construction industry are gaining powerful tools to create procurement and contracting documents for their projects. CCDC 23 - A Guide for Calling Bids and Awarding Construction Contracts is a guide to procuring [...]

4 02, 2019

B.C.’s construction industry needs an additional 14,600 workers by 2021

By |February 4th, 2019|In The News|

British Columbia’s construction and maintenance industry will need to attract an additional 14,600 workers to meet peak labour demands in 2021, according to the latest labour market forecast released Jan. 31 by BuildForce Canada. BuildForce Canada’s 2019–2028 Construction and Maintenance Looking Forward provincial forecast report shows the B.C. construction and maintenance industry will be [...]

28 01, 2019

Sponsorship opportunities available for Construction Leadership Forum

By |January 28th, 2019|In The News|

If you want to position your brand alongside a leading educational event and help build tomorrow’s construction leaders, sponsoring the 2019 Construction Leadership Forum is the way to do it. Designed for middle managers, the conference will address current issues, trends, best practices and will equip delegates with tools to become well-rounded industry leaders. [...]

21 01, 2019

VRCA Divisional Council election results

By |January 21st, 2019|General Contractors, Manufacturers & Suppliers, Membership, Trade Contractors|

We’re pleased to announce the results of VRCA’s Divisional Council elections held Jan. 16. With only two candidates running for three positions in the General Contractors Divisional Council, both Jonathan Boyce (Ledcor Construction Limited) and Richard Shipway (Etro Construction Ltd.) were acclaimed for one-year terms. No candidates stood for nomination in the Trade Contractors [...]

21 01, 2019

Separating fact from fake on the B.C government’s infrastructure deal

By |January 21st, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

Do you support forcing the Canucks to play with half of their own players while having the other half assigned to them at game time? We suspect few would agree to such a proposal, yet that’s exactly what the B.C. Government is asking construction companies to do under its Community Benefits Agreement (CBA). Paul [...]

21 01, 2019

Mental Health & the Construction Industry event rescheduled to Feb. 6

By |January 21st, 2019|Events|

The Mental Health & Construction Industry seminar originally scheduled for Jan. 30 has been moved to Feb. 6 due a scheduling conflict. The updated event details are: Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6 Location: Trev Deeley Motorcycles Time: 6:45 a.m. - Registration opens 7 a.m. - Breakfast buffet is served 7:30 a.m. - First of two [...]

21 01, 2019

Vancouver Warriors offer ticket discounts to VRCA members

By |January 21st, 2019|Member Deals, Membership|

The National Lacrosse League’s Vancouver Warriors are offering VRCA members discounted game tickets during the team’s inaugural season at Rogers Arena. Tickets starting at just $13.80 in the Lower Bowl. VRCA members will save roughly 30 per cent off regular ticket prices. As an added bonus, everyone who purchases tickets before April 23 using the [...]

14 01, 2019

Have you seen the resources on VRCA’s website to help members get relief from steel import tariffs?

By |January 14th, 2019|Advocacy|

VRCA member companies can apply for targeted relief from Canadian tariffs on certain imports from both U.S. and non-U.S. sources using links found on VRCA’s website. On Dec. 19, the Government of Canada announced targeted surtax relief on imports of steel and aluminum products for specific companies facing particular circumstances, such as contractual obligations, and [...]