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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

16 07, 2018

Pitt Meadows Plumbing prepares to celebrate anniversary

By |July 16th, 2018|Member News, Member Project Showcase, Membership, On Site with VRCA, Trade Contractors|

Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Ltd. hosted an open house last month to kick off its year-long celebration leading up to its 40th anniversary. Pitt Meadows Plumbing (PMP) is a family-owned business, having been founded by twin brothers Steve and Stewart Robinson. Over the years, PMP has seen its share of challenges that [...]

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 [...]

22 06, 2018

Trinity Western University opts for modular construction to expand student housing stock

By |June 22nd, 2018|Member News, Member Project Showcase, Membership|

Trinity Western University (TWU) has landed on modular construction as the preferred solution for its new on-campus student housing. Metric Modular is now installing 90 building modules on the TWU campus that, when complete, will be Canada’s first five-storey volumetric building. Students will be able to move into the 220-bed student residence no later [...]

14 06, 2018

YVR breaks ground on multi-year, $9.1b expansion projects

By |June 14th, 2018|General Contractors, In The News, Member News, Member Project Showcase, Trade Contractors|

Today, Vancouver International Airport (YVR) broke ground on a number of capital construction projects to enhance the airport experience and improve YVR’s competitive position as a world-class connecting hub. The projects are part of YVR’s multi-year expansion plans that will see the airport complete 75 major projects, totaling $9.1 billion over the next 20 [...]

14 05, 2018

Education committee visits Sherwood Park Elementary

By |May 14th, 2018|Education, Member News, Membership|

It’s not everyday that one sees a pair of concrete trucks parked on a basketball court. Last Thursday, VRCA Education Committee volunteers were at North Vancouver’s Sherwood Park Elementary School talking to approximately 232 students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 about the construction industry. The concrete trucks were used for show and tell. “It [...]

14 05, 2018

Axiom-built Audain Art Museum receives 2018 RIBA Awards for International Excellence

By |May 14th, 2018|Construction In Vancouver, In The News, Member News, Membership|

The Audain Art Museum in Whistler is among 20 exceptional new buildings in 16 countries to receive the 2018 RIBA Awards for International Excellence The museum constructed by Axiom Builders was commissioned by property developer Michael Audain to house his personal art collection. Patkau Architects designed the museum. The 20 winning projects announced this [...]

26 03, 2018

Whitecaps holding Construction Night April 13

By |March 26th, 2018|Member Deals, Member News, Membership|

The Vancouver Whitecaps are offering VRCA members discounted game tickets to celebrate Construction Month. VRCA members can purchase specially priced tickets for the ’Caps Construction Night on April 13 when Vancouver hosts Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC). VRCA members will save roughly 45 per cent off regular ticket prices. And there’s no restriction on [...]

2 02, 2018

Gold Seal Success Story: Dee Gabrielle

By |February 2nd, 2018|Education, Gold Seal Certification, Member News, Membership|

Congratulations to Dee Gabrielle from Graham Construction & Engineering LP for earning her Gold Seal Certification! The Gold Seal Certification program piqued Dee’s interest when hearing it from her colleagues who were also going for their Gold Seal Certification. Her current employer required her to have her Gold Seal Certification. Others have mentioned that [...]

30 01, 2018

Amazing Brentwood Update

By |January 30th, 2018|Member News, Member Project Showcase, Membership|

Excellent progress at Shape Properties' massive $317 million Amazing Brentwood Mall project designed by James K.M. Cheng Architects Inc. / Stantec & being built by VRCA members EllisDon & Axiom Builders Inc. Axiom is building the 3 highrise residential towers. Making it happen are fellow VRCA members Harris Rebar, Flynn Group of Companies, Matcon Civil [...]