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 [...]

23 08, 2018

Helping those affected by BC Fires

By |August 23rd, 2018|Giving Back, In The News|

The B.C. government has called a province-wide state of emergency in response to the hundreds of fires currently burning around the province. Evacuation orders have been issued, leaving many people in need of urgent assistance. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association and BC Construction Association are coming together in support of the communities being ravaged by [...]

13 08, 2018

BCCA aiming to have prompt payment legislation tabled next spring

By |August 13th, 2018|Advocacy, In The News|

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) is working with industry stakeholders, including VRCA, to get a legislative solution addressing the need for prompt payment in B.C. on the table for the Spring 2019 legislative session. Lack of prompt payment is one of the most significant issues in the construction sector. When contractors don’t get [...]

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

A final look back at last year’s Outstanding Achievement winners

By |August 3rd, 2018|Awards of Excellence, Events|

With the nomination deadline for the 2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Outstanding Achievement categories just days away, we’re taking a last look back at the winners from 2017 to help inspire nominations for the award’s 30th anniversary. Nominations are due August 10. Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation - Graham Infrastructure LP In 2015, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

11 06, 2018

Awards of Excellence receives record number of entries

By |June 11th, 2018|Awards of Excellence|

Judges for the 2018 Awards of Excellence have their work cut out for them after this year’s competition attracted a record-setting 205 nominations with a combined value of more than $2 billion. “It is the 30th Anniversary of the Awards of Excellence program and the response from our members this year has been fantastic,” [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]