18 11, 2019

Pitt Meadows Plumbing opens its doors for 40th anniversary open house

By |November 18th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA, Trade Contractors|

2019 has been a notable year for Pitt Meadows Plumbing (PMP), and the company has a lot to celebrate. Last month, VRCA attended PMP’s open house event, the goal of which was to welcome industry members and potential future employees to celebrate their anniversary and tour their new facility. Not only is the second-generation [...]

21 10, 2019

Community Benefits Agreement and regional advocacy the focus at November Division meetings

By |October 21st, 2019|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, General Contractors, Manufacturers & Suppliers, Trade Contractors|

The provincial government policy requiring key infrastructure projects to be built using the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) framework continues to be one of the top issues worrying B.C.’s construction industry. Join us at Division meetings in November to get an update on: The legal challenge to the CBA brought by VRCA and its industry [...]

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, [...]

16 09, 2019

CCA launches federal election advocacy website

By |September 16th, 2019|In The News, Member News, Membership|

In anticipation of the upcoming federal election, the Canadian Construction Association developed an election advocacy website designed to express the construction industry’s issues directly to government by empowering members to easily send a pre-written letter to their local Member of Parliament or election candidate. The website lists CCA’s 2019 advocacy priorities, what CCA is [...]

30 08, 2019

VRCA launches new “Resources” section on its website

By |August 30th, 2019|Membership|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association has launched a new “Resources” section on its website. As the Lower Mainland construction industry’s business hub, VRCA prides itself on providing the resources you need to be informed, productive, competitive and, most importantly, profitable over the long term. The new section features curated lists of the tools and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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, [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

28 01, 2019

ETRO Construction: Advancing the industry through development and technology

By |January 28th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA|

2018 was a significant year for ETRO Construction and its founder, Mike Maierle. Among the industry accolades they received, ETRO and Maierle were winners at the 2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence, and Maierle was also named to Business in Vancouver’s annual Forty under 40 list. These successes are a forward move from where Maierle [...]

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

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 [...]

7 01, 2019

Let’s talk skilled-labour shortage

By |January 7th, 2019|Membership|

Our members shared with us that the skilled-labour shortage is the top issue keeping them up at night. Join us therefore on Jan. 16 to get some fresh perspective on how to navigate B.C.’s skilled-labour shortage. In addition to hearing how members currently attract and retain talent, attendees will be encouraged to share their [...]