13 08, 2018

CCA checking CCDC documents to see if they provide Canadian tariff relief

By |August 13th, 2018|CCDC, CCDC Education, In The News|

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) are reviewing its standard documents to see if current CCDC language will provide relief to construction companies that have seen costs rise as a result of tariffs on goods imported from the United States. On July 1, Canada imposed tariffs on a [...]

13 08, 2018

BCCA launches letter campaign to fight Community Benefits Agreement

By |August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, In The News|

The BC Construction Association (BCCA), on behalf of the four regional construction associations, has launched a letter-writing campaign against the Community Benefits Agreement for key infrastructure projects in B.C. Trades people and owners of construction companies are encouraged to sign a pre-drafted letter that will be sent to B.C. Premier John Horgan explaining why [...]

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 [...]

30 07, 2018

Looking back at last year’s Awards of Excellence Outstanding Achievement winners

By |July 30th, 2018|Awards of Excellence|

With the August 10 nomination deadline for the 2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Outstanding Achievement categories fast approaching, we’re taking a look back at the winners from 2017 to help inspire nominations for the award’s 30th anniversary. 2017 U40 Excellence in Construction Award Recipient - William Donnellan William Donnellan is an accomplished business [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 06, 2018

BCCA announces appointment of Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO

By |June 18th, 2018|In The News|

VICTORIA, BC June 14, 2018 – Chris Atchison, President and CEO of the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) today announced the appointment of Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO, effective immediately. Connors has a deep background in developing and implementing growth strategies for global ecommerce marketplaces and B2B platforms. Prior to her appointment [...]

16 04, 2018

Shopping made easier at VRCA store

By |April 16th, 2018|Member News, Membership, VRCA Store|

VRCA has rolled out an improvement to its online store that makes it easier for anyone shopping for construction industry documents, including CCDC guides, contracts and stickers. The change allows customers to add an item to their shopping cart with one click and stay on the page so they can easily select additional items [...]

9 04, 2018

CCDC seminars introduce new and updated contracts

By |April 9th, 2018|CCDC, In The News|

VRCA, in partnership with the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, will be hosting a set of CCDC seminars on May 11 at Douglas College in New Westminster to introduce new and updated contract forms and guides. The seminars, split into a morning and afternoon session, are conducted by those same CCDC members who have worked [...]

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 [...]

26 03, 2018

WorkSafeBC warns about risk of pentane gas fires and explosions

By |March 26th, 2018|In The News, Occupational Health & Safety|

WorkSafeBC recently published a new safety bulletin about reducing the risk of pentane gas fires and explosions. Expanded polystyrene is a synthetic foam material that has a wide range of uses in many industries. Applications include: insulation in buildings (especially cold storage buildings); piping; concrete formwork; wine tanks; wharf and float manufacturing; and applications [...]

12 03, 2018

Prompt Payment BC advocates for provincial legislation

By |March 12th, 2018|Advocacy|

Nationwide, $46 billion in construction invoices remained unpaid beyond a 30-day period, an amount representing approximately 16 per cent of the estimated $285 billion in annual construction activity in Canada. Worse yet, between 2007 and 2012, the average duration of receivables increased by more than 13 per cent, rising from 62.8 days to 71.1 [...]

12 03, 2018

Judges offer their Top 5 tips for Awards of Excellence presentations

By |March 12th, 2018|Awards of Excellence, Events|

Do you worry about what’s the best way to present your Awards of Excellence submission to our judges? Well, there’s no need to – our judges are here to offer a few words of advice. VRCA hosted an Awards of Excellence information session on March 7 featuring awards chair Tony Everett and awards [...]

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 [...]

1 03, 2018

Business not at the forefront in the provincial and federal budgets

By |March 1st, 2018|Federal Budgets, In The News, Provincial Budget|

It’s not often that we can say the same thing about two budgets, especially when they are delivered by different levels of government in the same fiscal year. So, here it goes: The 2018-19 budgets will be good for individuals, however, not so good for business. In the last 10 days, the provincial and [...]

19 02, 2018

B.C.’s Labour Market Outlook: 2017-2027 Edition

By |February 19th, 2018|In The News|

The 2017-2027 edition of British Columbia’s Labour Market Outlook is now available. The report provides the most up-to-date information on the types of jobs and skills that will be in demand across all industries in B.C. between now and 2027. Download the 2017-2027 BC Labour Market Outlook on WorkBC.ca