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 [...]

7 01, 2019

Access to member directory becomes a member-exclusive benefit

By |January 7th, 2019|Membership|

VRCA is enhancing member value by making access to the online member directory available to members only. Starting today, the ability to look up the contact information of VRCA members will be an exclusive benefit of membership. In turn, this will reduce unsolicited emails from non-member companies. You will need to be logged in [...]

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

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 [...]

3 12, 2018

VRCA issues call for nominations to the 2019/20 Board of Directors and Divisional Councils

By |December 3rd, 2018|Membership|

VRCA has issued the call for nominations for the 2019/20 Board of Directors, Divisional Councils and Vice Chairs. The following message was emailed by VRCA president Fiona Famulak to all integrated VRCA members on November 29. VRCA’s Board of Directors is responsible for governing the association i.e. leading and guiding the association towards achieving [...]

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 [...]

19 11, 2018

YVR to host construction opportunities open house

By |November 19th, 2018|Member News, Membership|

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is currently undergoing a multi-year expansion plan that will see the airport invest over $9 billion in its capital development program over the next 20 years. YVR will hold a briefing on its 2019 construction program to explain how organizations can be involved in this plan. There will also be [...]

19 11, 2018

Canada’s largest multi-family Passive House project nears completion

By |November 19th, 2018|Membership, On Site with Olivia, ZEBx|

Spire Development is nearing completion on its first-ever project designed to be Passive House certified. VRCA and On Site with Olivia recently toured Spire Landing at East 57th Avenue and Fraser Street in Vancouver to learn more about this innovative structure and what makes Passive House design unique. When it is completed and certified, [...]

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 [...]

21 09, 2018

Modu-Loc: Turning construction obstacles into safety necessities

By |September 21st, 2018|Membership, On Site with Olivia|

For much of its 24-year history, Modu-Loc has been known as a fence rental company, but as of late, it has been striving to change how the construction industry views enclosure safety and compliance. When ‘On Site with Olivia’ toured this VRCA member’s New Westminster office, I learned that changing attitudes toward safety are [...]

10 09, 2018

School will soon be in session at SFU’s newest building

By |September 10th, 2018|Membership, On Site with Olivia|

On Site with Olivia had the unique chance, through long-time member Bird Construction, to take a look at behind the scenes of one of Surrey’s growing areas, Surrey’s City Centre. Things have been moving quickly with Bird Constructions’ staff at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering Program (SE3P) building at [...]

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 [...]

3 08, 2018

Taranis Construction shifts thinking from residential to industrial construction

By |August 3rd, 2018|Member Project Showcase, Membership, On Site with Olivia, Trade Contractors|

Every once in a while, a project comes up that is a little outside the normal grid. Hudson Plating & Coating’s Delta facility is such a project within the construction industry. In a time where steel is becoming a hot commodity, Hudson Plating & Coating, which has been around since 1948, is making a [...]

30 07, 2018

Three new CCDC seminars added in August

By |July 30th, 2018|CCDC Education, Education, Membership|

VRCA is pleased to have added three new CCDC seminars to the Education Calendar for this August. The first is a half-day seminar on August 29 from 1-4:30 p.m. on Construction Management Contracts. Construction Management (CM) form of project delivery takes a team approach to the construction process. The concept joins the owner, consultant and [...]

30 07, 2018

We need your help identifying the industry’s education needs

By |July 30th, 2018|Education, Member News, Membership|

As you may know, VRCA received a generous grant from the Real Estate Foundation of BC that allows us to engage a consultant to undertake an industry-wide educational needs assessment. RDH Building Science was awarded the contract to perform the needs assessment activities. RDH has been collecting historical and current data from VRCA and [...]