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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]