Victoria Fawkes

About Victoria Fawkes

As the Marketing Coordinator, Victoria helps to drive member engagement through writing content for social media, promotional materials, and VRCA’s weekly e-newsletter, The Connector. She also works to keep the industry informed on upcoming events and employment opportunities through the Construction Job Centre.
4 10, 2019

VRCA welcomes new Member Relations Manager

By |October 4th, 2019|Our Team|

VRCA is thrilled to welcome Chantal Lauzon, the newest addition to the association’s team! As Manager, Member Relations, Chantal is a self-proclaimed, "Health and Safety Nerd." She fully understands the size and scope of the construction industry in BC, and the multitude of day-to-day issues that affect business owners. In her most recent role [...]

4 10, 2019

VRCA and Results to hold complimentary breakfast event

By |October 4th, 2019|Events, Member Deals, Membership|

VRCA, in partnership with business execution specialists Results, will hold a complimentary event for the construction community called Transforming Your Business - Innovation & Disruptive Change at The Terminal City Club in Vancouver on November 5. Results understands that when the rate of external change exceeds your organization's ability to identify risks, understand opportunities, [...]

20 09, 2019

VRCA marking 90th anniversary in Business Elite Canada

By |September 20th, 2019|In The News|

VRCA is celebrating its historic past and embracing its exciting future in the August/September 2019 issue of Business Elite Canada magazine. The article features insight from President Fiona Famulak, as well as a sneak peak of what’s to come for future VRCA events, education, and advocacy projects. The article can be found here on [...]

30 08, 2019

VRCA goes on-site at UBC with Robertson Walls & Ceilings

By |August 30th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA|

Innovation is not a new concept for Robertson Walls & Ceilings. The family-owned business, which specializes in stud systems, drywall and ceilings, has helped create distinctive spaces around the Lower Mainland such as Emily Carr University + Design, the Grandview Aquatic Centre in South Surrey, the Vancouver Public Library, Parq Casino/J.W. Marriott Hotel, and [...]

26 08, 2019

BCCSA and Scott Construction tackle mental health stigma in the construction industry

By |August 26th, 2019|Events, Membership|

In the construction industry, the number two cause of death among men 19 – 54 is suicide, after cancer. With this statistic in mind, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), in partnership with Scott Construction, held a complimentary breakfast event last Tuesday to discuss the importance of destigmatizing mental health in the construction industry [...]

3 06, 2019

VRCA’s U40 Network tours Surrey’s Clayton Community Centre construction site

By |June 3rd, 2019|Events, Member Project Showcase, Membership, U40|

Last Thursday, VRCA's U40 Network held a construction site tour at Clayton Community Centre. The Centre is designed to achieve Passive House certification, putting it on track to be the first community centre to achieve Passive House in North America and Canada’s largest Passive House facility to date. Designed as a futuristic community space, [...]

18 04, 2019

VRCA hosts Construction Month breakfast to celebrate members

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

April is Construction Month in B.C., and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association celebrated its members by hosting a breakfast on April 15. “Construction Month celebrates the almost 250,000 men and women who work in our industry to build the state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings in our communities throughout B.C.,” said VRCA President Fiona Famulak. The [...]

5 04, 2019

3 Civic Plaza becomes tallest building in Surrey

By |April 5th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA|

Surrey’s 3 Civic Plaza earned its share of accolades at VRCA’s 2018 Awards of Excellence. The unique guitar-pick-shaped windows featured in the building are a defining quality that helped Starline Windows take home the Trade Contractors - Over $7 Million (Director’s Trade Award) distinction. The structure also nabbed ITC Construction Group (ITC) a Silver [...]

11 03, 2019

YWCA Metro Vancouver announces nominees for 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

By |March 11th, 2019|Corporate Social Responsibility, Giving Back, In The News|

On March 7 YWCA Metro Vancouver announced 66 nominees in 11 categories for its 2019 Women of Distinction Awards. The Awards honour individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our communities. Congratulations to the 2019 YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards nominees that include our president, Fiona [...]

11 01, 2019

Construction in Vancouver – January Edition

By |January 11th, 2019|Construction In Vancouver|

The latest edition of Construction in Vancouver produced in collaboration with Business in Vancouver has been released. Articles include: Constructive Comment: Time to debunk myths to attract youth to construction careers Legal Specs: Integrated project delivery emphasizes collaboration VRCA responds to demand, adds new courses Industry embraces Lean project delivery 3D modelling becoming industry [...]

7 01, 2019

BC Housing offers seminar on mitigating thermal bridging

By |January 7th, 2019|Education|

Looking for an overview on thermal bridging and how to assess thermal bridging based on new energy codes and standards? On Jan. 30, BC Housing is offering a seminar entitled Building Smart by Mitigating Thermal Bridging that will cover these topics. This seminar will be available online or in-person at Brix Studio (102 - [...]

7 01, 2019

Western Pacific Enterprises receives Lieutenant Governor Safety Award

By |January 7th, 2019|In The News, Member News, Membership|

VRCA member Western Pacific Enterprises (WPE) was recently awarded the Lieutenant Governor Safety Award for data and digital technology in technical safety. The Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards recognize exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety among individuals and organizations in B.C. WPE’s division manager, Derek Fettback, and its director of safety and procurement, [...]

17 12, 2018

Remembering Jack Bibby (1928-2018)

By |December 17th, 2018|Life Members, Membership|

Jack Bibby, a VRCA Life Member and accomplished member of the construction community, passed away at the age of 90 on Dec. 12. Mr. Bibby was a member of the Amalgamated Construction Association, which was the precursor to the VRCA. He was also the founding member of the Construction Labour Relations Association and was [...]

17 12, 2018

2019 Construction Leadership Forum keynote speaker announced

By |December 17th, 2018|Events|

VRCA is excited to announced that its 2019 Construction Leadership Forum keynote speaker will be Justin Kingsley. Justin Kingsley is a New York Times bestselling author and is the Creative Director for the Montreal Canadiens. With a background in sports marketing, communications, art and more, he has a passion for storytelling and helping other [...]

17 12, 2018

YVR talks construction with #YVR25Million

By |December 17th, 2018|Member News, Membership|

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will soon hit the 25 million passenger milestone and is celebrating with its #YVR25Million campaign. The campaign highlights those who’ve helped YVR become the airport it is today and those helping it continue to improve and meet their growing passenger demand, including those in the construction industry. Over the next [...]

10 12, 2018

U40 Network members among Business in Vancouver’s 2018 Forty under 40

By |December 10th, 2018|In The News, Membership, U40|

Business in Vancouver has announced its annual Forty under 40 list of outstanding young professionals, and three members of VRCA’s U40 Network have made the list. Mike Maierle of Etro Construction Ltd, Amit Patel from Turner Construction Co. and Daniel Boffo of Boffo Properties were selected for the distinction this year. Mike Maierle, who [...]