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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Construction Contract Administration Course at VRCA

By |February 4th, 2019|Events|

VRCA is pleased to share course information for an event that will be hosted by Construction Specifications Canada (CSC). A five-day workshop called Construction Contract Administration will be held at VRCA’s office Feb. 11 - 15. Contract administration involves making decisions to enable completion of a project as required by its contract documents (including [...]

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 [...]

7 01, 2019

Come for the speaker, stay for the networking reception at BUILDEX Vancouver

By |January 7th, 2019|Events|

Part sustainability expert, part standup comedian, part inspirational speaker, Eric Corey Freed delights audiences with his humorous and insightful approach to how humans treat the environment. Freed is the Construction Keynote speaker presented by VRCA Wednesday, Feb. 13 at BUILDEX Vancouver. The Keynote is followed by the VRCA Networking Reception. Join fellow industry professionals [...]

17 12, 2018

Calling all accountants in the building and trades sector!

By |December 17th, 2018|Events|

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia Construction Forum is an opportunity for designated professionals in the construction industry to share best practices, perspectives and network. The group meets three times a year to discuss pressing issues in the industry. Contact [email protected] if you would like to join the next meeting discussing the current [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

22 10, 2018

Who really benefits from community benefits agreements?

By |October 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, Events, In The News|

VRCA and Mierau Contractors Ltd. are co-sponsoring the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce November luncheon Nov. 1. The topic is: "Who really benefits from community benefits agreements?" The guest speaker will be Ken Baerg, executive director of Canada Works. Baerg is a seasoned labour relations strategist and practitioner who is passionate about supporting sustainable and [...]

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, [...]

3 08, 2018

A final look back at last year’s Outstanding Achievement winners

By |August 3rd, 2018|Awards of Excellence, Events|

With the nomination deadline for the 2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Outstanding Achievement categories just days away, we’re taking a last look back at the winners from 2017 to help inspire nominations for the award’s 30th anniversary. Nominations are due August 10. Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation - Graham Infrastructure LP In 2015, [...]

30 07, 2018

Looking back at last year’s Awards of Excellence Outstanding Achievement winners

By |July 30th, 2018|Awards of Excellence|

With the August 10 nomination deadline for the 2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Outstanding Achievement categories fast approaching, we’re taking a look back at the winners from 2017 to help inspire nominations for the award’s 30th anniversary. 2017 U40 Excellence in Construction Award Recipient - William Donnellan William Donnellan is an accomplished business [...]

9 07, 2018

Presentations to AOE judges end after five weeks

By |July 9th, 2018|Awards of Excellence, Events|

It’s taken the judges working nearly full-time hours for the past five weeks, but they can now say they’ve reviewed all the nominee presentations for the 2018 Awards of Excellence. Now in it’s 30th year, the 2018 Awards of Excellence is the largest yet. This year’s awards attracted a record-number of project nominations – [...]

11 06, 2018

Awards of Excellence receives record number of entries

By |June 11th, 2018|Awards of Excellence|

Judges for the 2018 Awards of Excellence have their work cut out for them after this year’s competition attracted a record-setting 205 nominations with a combined value of more than $2 billion. “It is the 30th Anniversary of the Awards of Excellence program and the response from our members this year has been fantastic,” [...]