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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 [...]

19 11, 2018

Metro Vancouver’s diesel engine bylaw meeting recording and presentation now available

By |November 19th, 2018|In The News|

Missed Metro Vancouver’s meeting to discuss changes to its non-road diesel engine emission regulation? Don’t worry – the regional district has posted the meeting recording and presentation slides online. On Oct. 24, Metro Vancouver held an online meeting to discuss bylaw changes aimed at improving air quality by managing older, higher-polluting non-road diesel engines, [...]

19 11, 2018

Thank you to our U40 Mentoring Breakfast speakers

By |November 19th, 2018|Events, Membership, U40|

Thank you to Mike Maierle of ETRO Construction, Ellisha Mott of Mott Electric GP and John Tilstra of Centra Construction Group Ltd. for speaking at our recent U40 Mentoring Breakfast. Attendees were treated to a delicious breakfast as the panelists discussed topics such as managing work-life balance, succession planning and employee retention. The event [...]

9 11, 2018

Flu season is here: BCCA Employee Benefits offering complimentary flu shot clinics for members

By |November 9th, 2018|Membership|

Members of VRCA, SICA, NRCA, VICA and their employees are eligible to attend complimentary flu shot clinics during the month of November. These clinics are presented by the BC Construction Association Employee Benefit Trust and will be happening in various locations across B.C. No appointment required, but please call ahead to ensure the clinic [...]