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 [...]

12 03, 2018

BCCA tapped to develop supports for women building a career in the trades

By |March 12th, 2018|Advocacy, In The News, Women In Construction|

The BC Construction Association has been selected as one of two groups that will develop a a range of programs designed to help women working or entering a career in the building trades through improved workplace supports, services and practices. BC Premier John Horgan made the announcement on International Women’s Day following a speech [...]

22 01, 2018

Jacob Bros Construction sets up memorial endowment to honour Jordan McIldoon

By |January 22nd, 2018|Endowment Fund, Member News, Membership, Trade Contractors|

In October 2017, we were shocked to learn that Jordan McIldoon, a mechanic with VRCA member Jacob Bros. Construction, was killed in the senseless Las Vegas shooting.  In the period since, Jacob Bros. Construction has been working with Jordan’s parents and BCIT to establish a Memorial Endowment in Jordan’s memory.  Thank you to everyone [...]

3 11, 2017

Apprenticeship Week – Myth Busting Apprenticeship Misconceptions

By |November 3rd, 2017|Apprenticeship Week|

Apprenticeship Week - November 6-10 VRCA gearing up to bust some deep-rooted myths to attract youth to the industry The importance of the construction industry to BC’s economy cannot be overstated. The $15billion industry generates 8% of the province’s wealth and employs more than 200,000 workers, making it BC’s largest employer. The industry is [...]