WorkSafeBC's Policy, Regulation and Research Division is requesting feedback on proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and Safety Regulation. The consultation phase provides stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback prior to the proposed amendments being taken to public hearing in fall of 2018. There are three regulatory amendment packages under review. Part 8, Personal Protective [...]
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
The Canadian Construction Association has published a new resource for its members: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Canadian Construction Sector: A Practical Guide to CSR. Tailored for the construction industry, the guide explains the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and offers practical advice on how to prepare or enhance a CSR strategy. This guide [...]
The Lean Construction Institute of Canada Annual Conference and Training Day will be in Vancouver April 24-26. VRCA members are eligible for discounted registration when three or more people from the same company are attending. Pay full price for the first two registrations and receive 50 per cent off the third registration from the [...]
VRCA - Vancouver Regional Construction Association is proud to have sponsored and participated in the 2018 Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) regional Vancouver conference happening today & focused on 'sustainability through BIM innovation'. Awesome presentations by Brad Badelt (keynote) - City of Vancouver, computational energy modelling by Mark Cichy from DIALOG, Site C update by [...]
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 [...]
A Growing Demand British Columbia’s construction labour market will be put to the test over the next decade, as the need to resource major projects will put a strain on the available local workforce. Retirements are expected to draw on the current labour force creating a significant skills vacuum that will require innovative and [...]
Congratulations to Dee Gabrielle from Graham Construction & Engineering LP for earning her Gold Seal Certification! The Gold Seal Certification program piqued Dee’s interest when hearing it from her colleagues who were also going for their Gold Seal Certification. Her current employer required her to have her Gold Seal Certification. Others have mentioned that [...]
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 [...]
Thank you to everyone who attended the U40 AGM & Mixer which marked 10 years since its inception. The U40 network gave back to the community by raising $4,341 in 2016-17 for their charity of choice, KidStart. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
In December 2017, Chilliwack based Gerry Enns Contracting joined the Emil Anderson Construction Group of Companies. Click here for more information about this announcement.
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 [...]
Awesome progress continues at Westbank Corp's massive Kensington Garden's project on Kingsway. Designed by Henriquez Partners Architects, it's being built by VRCA - Vancouver Regional Construction Association member Icon West Construction Corp. The project consists of three distinct 14 storey buildings linked by an elevated landscaped courtyard. When completed this year the project will [...]
The latest edition of Construction in Vancouver produced in collaboration with Business in Vancouver has been released. Articles include: Collaboration is key ingredient to successful innovation The advantages and risks of arbitration Modelling today’s cities for tomorrow BuildForce Canada sees tight labour market in B.C. over the next five years Vancouver Regional Construction Association [...]
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 [...]
Here is a link to the December edition of Business Elite Canada magazine, where you’ll find a profile of VRCA and it’s 2017-2020 strategic plan. The magazine is a national publication aimed at professionals e.g. lawyers, accountants, insurers etc. Click here to view.
Radical Transparency – A New Playbook for a Connected Environment In his best-selling book "The Tipping Point", Malcolm Gladwell used the term “connector” to describe individuals who have multiple ties to different social worlds. It’s not the number of people we know that makes connections significant. It is our ability to link people, ideas, [...]
Get connected, get more business Construction in Vancouver is published four times a year in association with the Vancouver Regional Construction Association. This informative supplement to Business in Vancouver newspaper is a great way to promote your expertise to the potential customers and the local construction industry. VRCA members and their clients are highlighted [...]
In collaboration with our media partner, Construction Business Magazine, we have developed VRCA’s brand new print 2017/18 Member Directory! Please take a moment to check out: The category-specific member listing The suite of member benefits that you can access as a member of VRCA, including the ability to influence provincial and national industry conversations [...]