9 07, 2018

BC announces new procurement strategy

By |July 9th, 2018|Advocacy, In The News|

The Government of B.C. is introducing a new procurement strategy that aims to change the way government buys goods and services and make it easier for businesses to access opportunities. In its June 25 announcement, the provincial government said its modernized approach to procurement will remove barriers for small, medium and Indigenous businesses; promote [...]

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 [...]

14 02, 2018

Performance Benchmarking – How Do We Improve What We Don’t Measure?

By |February 14th, 2018|Advocacy, In The News|

What is Benchmarking and Why is it Important? The term "benchmarking" was originally coined by land surveyors, who used the term to identify a fixed point from which all other measurements are made. In the late 1970's it took on a broader meaning when applied to industry. Businesses such as AT&T, Motorola, and Xerox [...]

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 [...]

22 12, 2017

Industry Consultation, Public Opinion and Credible Policy Making

By |December 22nd, 2017|Advocacy|

Industry Consultation and Public Opinion Trust is the foundational ingredient upon which the sustainability and legitimacy of political systems are constructed. Shifting paradigms of public sector management are promoting an emphasis on accountability. Organizations and individuals depend on and expect credible policy-making. Industry consultation and public opinion can have various effects on how policy [...]

30 11, 2017

Advocacy Series – Communication and Collaboration

By |November 30th, 2017|Advocacy, In The News|

Infrastructure Masterclass The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw The word communication comes from the Latin word "communis", which means common. When we communicate, we are trying to establish “commonness”, share information, an idea, or an attitude among the team involved in that [...]