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 [...]

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 [...]

19 11, 2018

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

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

Spire Development is nearing completion on its first-ever project designed to be Passive House certified. VRCA and On Site with VRCA 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, [...]

21 09, 2018

Modu-Loc: Turning construction obstacles into safety necessities

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

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 VRCA’ 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 VRCA|

On Site with VRCA 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 [...]

3 08, 2018

Taranis Construction shifts thinking from residential to industrial construction

By |August 3rd, 2018|Member Project Showcase, Membership, On Site with VRCA, 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 [...]

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 [...]