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Have you seen the resources on VRCA’s website to help members get relief from steel import tariffs?

By |January 14th, 2019|Advocacy|

VRCA member companies can apply for targeted relief from Canadian tariffs on certain imports from both U.S. and non-U.S. sources using links found on VRCA’s website. On Dec. 19, the Government of Canada announced targeted surtax relief on imports of steel and aluminum products for specific companies facing particular circumstances, such as contractual obligations, and [...]

New business management courses added to VRCA professional development offerings

By |January 14th, 2019|Education, Evolving Education|

Business development skills were one of the most in-demand topics identified in VRCA’s recent education needs assessment. In response to this, VRCA will be adding two new courses to its education calendar that will help you to grow or enhance your business. Responding Successfully to a Request for Proposal is a two-day workshop scheduled [...]

Evolving Education: Think outside the site

By |January 14th, 2019|Education, Evolving Education|

In an effort to enhance industry knowledge surrounding the benefits of prefabrication, VRCA is adding a new course to its education calendar called Think Outside the Site: Making Prefabrication Work for Your Project. This half-day workshop on May 9 will discuss the existing options for increasing the amount of prefabrication done on projects. Using [...]

Construction in Vancouver – January Edition

By |January 11th, 2019|Construction In Vancouver|

The latest edition of Construction in Vancouver produced in collaboration with Business in Vancouver has been released. Articles include: Constructive Comment: Time to debunk myths to attract youth to construction careers Legal Specs: Integrated project delivery emphasizes collaboration VRCA responds to demand, adds new courses Industry embraces Lean project delivery 3D modelling becoming industry [...]

Check out the Energy Step Code Update for January

By |January 7th, 2019|In The News|

B.C.’s Energy Step Code Council has released its stakeholder update for January 2019. It discusses news related to local government, learning opportunities, regulations, events and more. Highlights of the update include: • A new program that empowers British Columbia’s 1,000-odd building officials as community champions of high-performance buildings; • Energy Step Code Council visits [...]

Come for the speaker, stay for the networking reception at BUILDEX Vancouver

By |January 7th, 2019|Events|

Part sustainability expert, part standup comedian, part inspirational speaker, Eric Corey Freed delights audiences with his humorous and insightful approach to how humans treat the environment. Freed is the Construction Keynote speaker presented by VRCA Wednesday, Feb. 13 at BUILDEX Vancouver. The Keynote is followed by the VRCA Networking Reception. Join fellow industry professionals [...]

Let’s talk skilled-labour shortage

By |January 7th, 2019|Membership|

Our members shared with us that the skilled-labour shortage is the top issue keeping them up at night. Join us therefore on Jan. 16 to get some fresh perspective on how to navigate B.C.’s skilled-labour shortage. In addition to hearing how members currently attract and retain talent, attendees will be encouraged to share their [...]

Western Pacific Enterprises receives Lieutenant Governor Safety Award

By |January 7th, 2019|In The News, Member News, Membership|

VRCA member Western Pacific Enterprises (WPE) was recently awarded the Lieutenant Governor Safety Award for data and digital technology in technical safety. The Lieutenant Governor Safety Awards recognize exceptional leadership, achievement or innovation in technical safety among individuals and organizations in B.C. WPE’s division manager, Derek Fettback, and its director of safety and procurement, [...]

Education needs assessment report now available to public

By |January 7th, 2019|In The News|

The education needs assessment report commissioned by VRCA is now available on our website. The report contains a summary of industry trends and high-priority training topics. Additionally, it describes the methodology of the data collection, and shares some interesting industry statistics. On top of that, potential changes and updates in training formats are discussed. [...]

Autodesk buying PlanGrid and BuildingConnected

By |January 7th, 2019|In The News|

Autodesk, maker of AutoCAD, BIM 360 and Revit, announced it is acquiring two leading providers of construction productivity software – PlanGrid and Building Connected. On Dec. 20, Autodesk announced it had completed the acquisition of PlanGrid for $875 million. On same day, Autodesk announced that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire BuildingConnected [...]

Remembering Jack Bibby (1928-2018)

By |December 17th, 2018|Life Members, Membership|

Jack Bibby, a VRCA Life Member and accomplished member of the construction community, passed away at the age of 90 on Dec. 12. Mr. Bibby was a member of the Amalgamated Construction Association, which was the precursor to the VRCA. He was also the founding member of the Construction Labour Relations Association and was [...]

2019 Construction Leadership Forum keynote speaker announced

By |December 17th, 2018|Events|

VRCA is excited to announced that its 2019 Construction Leadership Forum keynote speaker will be Justin Kingsley. Justin Kingsley is a New York Times bestselling author and is the Creative Director for the Montreal Canadiens. With a background in sports marketing, communications, art and more, he has a passion for storytelling and helping other [...]

YVR talks construction with #YVR25Million

By |December 17th, 2018|Member News, Membership|

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) will soon hit the 25 million passenger milestone and is celebrating with its #YVR25Million campaign. The campaign highlights those who’ve helped YVR become the airport it is today and those helping it continue to improve and meet their growing passenger demand, including those in the construction industry. Over the next [...]