About Ella Koo

As the Web & Graphic Designer, Ella enjoys being able to use both her graphic design and web development talents to create engaging marketing content for VRCA. She appreciates the opportunity to be able to build her skills alongside the Association’s supportive team in order to create value for its members.
24 02, 2020

VRCA to host member-exclusive workshop on incident investigations

By |February 24th, 2020|Education|

VRCA members are invited to register for a complimentary seminar focusing on Incident Investigation on May 8, 2020. Hosted by the Employers’ Advisors Office, this 3-hour seminar will provide attendees with information on when accident and incident investigations are required, and how to conduct these types of investigations. Case studies will be used to [...]

14 02, 2020

Learn how to be a better foreman

By |February 14th, 2020|Education|

Have you recently been promoted to a foreman position? Are you interested in developing your skills in this area for a future foreman role? Join us at VRCA on March 27 for How to Be a Better Foreman. In this workshop, you will learn why many great tradespeople struggle with becoming a foreman due [...]

7 02, 2020

Join the Lean conversation!

By |February 7th, 2020|Education|

Would you like to meet members of the Vancouver Lean Community of Practice and learn how Lean is applied in construction? Join us on March 4 to gain an introduction to Lean construction, hear stories from the field, and participate in activities! This complimentary session will be held at the VRCA office. Register today [...]

3 02, 2020

VRCA introduces exciting new workshops to help manage projects

By |February 3rd, 2020|Education|

VRCA is pleased to announce two new courses that can help you manage your projects more efficiently and effectively. On February 12, we are hosting a new workshop to help you mitigate risk when responding to tenders containing non-standard clauses. This one-day workshop is intended for general and subcontractors, project owners, architects, engineers, bonding [...]

17 01, 2020

Learn how to hire and retain the best employees

By |January 17th, 2020|Education, Evolving Education|

On February 11, VRCA will host a one-day workshop called Love Them or Lose Them: Employee Retention. This engaging workshop will teach participants strategies for retaining key talent and ensuring the continued growth of their businesses. Past sessions of this workshop have had amazing feedback, and VRCA is excited to host it again for [...]

13 01, 2020

VRCA to hold two brand new electrical workshops

By |January 13th, 2020|Education, Evolving Education|

Are you interested in expanding your skillset in electrical estimating or electrical blueprint reading? VRCA can help! On March 2 and 3, VRCA will host an Electrical Estimating workshop. Participants will develop skills and knowledge to estimate electrical construction projects and prepare successful bids. The course is designed for those interested in becoming electrical [...]

11 02, 2019

U40 AGM a great success

By |February 11th, 2019|In The News, Membership, U40|

Thank you to all of the U40 Network members who attended the AGM on Jan. 31. We were pleased to see so many new faces and are grateful to those who volunteered for the various committees. In addition to electing the U40 Executive Committee, we also presented a cheque for $4314.88 to KidStart, the U40 Network's charity [...]

15 10, 2018

Construction in Vancouver – October 2018

By |October 15th, 2018|Construction In Vancouver, In The News|

The latest edition of Construction in Vancouver produced in collaboration with Business in Vancouver has been released. Articles include: Collaboration crucial in solving construction industry challenges Clear and precise language a must in pay-when-paid clauses VRCA Awards of Excellence mark 30th anniversary Silver Awards pay tribute to top B.C. builders Confidence in Canada key [...]

5 10, 2018

30th Annual Awards of Excellence is Sold Out

By |October 5th, 2018|Awards of Excellence, Events, In The News|

It's still two weeks from the big event, and the 30th Annual Awards of Excellence has sold out!. VRCA is proud to welcome more than 600 guests at the annual event showcasing and celebrating excellence in industrial, commercial and institutional construction. “We’re delighted that this year’s 30th anniversary gala is a sell-out event.  This, [...]

31 08, 2018

BC Lions Announce “Salute the Trades” Game Night September 7

By |August 31st, 2018|Member Deals, Member News, Membership|

The BC Lions is hosting its second annual “Salute the Trades” game night on Friday, Sept. 7, when the Lions take on the Ottawa Red Blacks. The first BC Lions “Salute the Trades” game night was held last September, inviting BC’s registered apprentices to purchase generously discounted tickets. The Lions also extended a similar [...]

23 08, 2018

Helping those affected by BC Fires

By |August 23rd, 2018|Giving Back, In The News|

The B.C. government has called a province-wide state of emergency in response to the hundreds of fires currently burning around the province. Evacuation orders have been issued, leaving many people in need of urgent assistance. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association and BC Construction Association are coming together in support of the communities being ravaged by [...]

16 07, 2018

Constuction in Vancouver – July Edition

By |July 16th, 2018|Construction In Vancouver|

The latest edition of Construction in Vancouver produced in collaboration with Business in Vancouver has been released.  Articles include: Design: Industry prepares for zero emissions building Standards: Zero-emissions building support available List: Construction companies in B.C. Resources: Zero Emissions Building Exchange opens Cash flow: How can B.C. tackle the late-payment epidemic? Standards: ZEBx and [...]

27 06, 2018

VRCA member BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd. raises money for Kids Help Phone

By |June 27th, 2018|Member News, Membership|

Congratulations to VRCA member BMS Canada Risk Services Ltd.'s construction team, which raised more than $14,000 in support of Kids Help Phone at its inaugural Dinner Dance Fundraiser held at Federico’s Supper Club on May 25. The event had more than 100 guests in attendance and was a great success. The cheque presentation photo [...]

25 06, 2018

U40 Network supports KidStart at the annual BBQ & Baseball at the Nat event

By |June 25th, 2018|Giving Back, U40|

The sold out U40 BBQ & Baseball night at Nat Bailey Stadium, sponsored by Division 15 Mechanical, was a great opportunity for young construction professionals to enjoy a night out together while supporting a local team. Baseball is one of the greatest sports to bring people together, and the event on June 21 was a [...]

18 06, 2018

BCCA announces appointment of Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO

By |June 18th, 2018|In The News|

VICTORIA, BC June 14, 2018 – Chris Atchison, President and CEO of the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) today announced the appointment of Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO, effective immediately. Connors has a deep background in developing and implementing growth strategies for global ecommerce marketplaces and B2B platforms. Prior to her appointment [...]

19 04, 2018

Take our member survey and win!

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

Do you want to win a spot in VRCA’s 2018 golf tournament on June 1 at Northview Golf & Country Club? All you have to do is complete the annual VRCA membership survey for your chance to win a spot on VRCA President Fiona Famulak’s foursome. The prize, valued at $235, includes your tournament [...]