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Maierle, Everett receive BCCA Construction Leadership Awards

By |April 18th, 2019|In The News|

Mike Maierle and Tony Everett have been recognized for their exceptional achievements in the construction industry as part of Construction Month in B.C., receiving 2019 Construction Leadership Awards presented by the BC Construction Association earlier this month. Maierle received his award April 9, while Everett was honoured April 15 at a Construction Month Breakfast [...]

VRCA hosts Construction Month breakfast to celebrate members

By |April 18th, 2019|Events, In The News|

April is Construction Month in B.C., and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association celebrated its members by hosting a breakfast on April 15. “Construction Month celebrates the almost 250,000 men and women who work in our industry to build the state-of-the-art infrastructure and buildings in our communities throughout B.C.,” said VRCA President Fiona Famulak. The [...]

VRCA launches 90th anniversary celebration

By |April 18th, 2019|In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association has a rich history dating back to 1929, making 2019 its 90th anniversary! From now through the 2020 Annual General Meeting, we will celebrate the history of the association by introducing elements of our anniversary celebrations to a number of events, starting with the annual golf tournament June 7. [...]

VRCA welcomes trade tribunal’s recommendation to end safeguards on five of seven types of steel

By |April 15th, 2019|Advocacy, In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) joins the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) in welcoming the Canadian International Trade Tribunal (CITT) recommendations to terminate preliminary safeguards imposed on five of seven categories of steel products. “We’re pleased that CITT is recommending an end to safeguards on five categories of steel products,” said Fiona Famulak, VRCA [...]

3 Civic Plaza becomes tallest building in Surrey

By |April 5th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA|

Surrey’s 3 Civic Plaza earned its share of accolades at VRCA’s 2018 Awards of Excellence. The unique guitar-pick-shaped windows featured in the building are a defining quality that helped Starline Windows take home the Trade Contractors - Over $7 Million (Director’s Trade Award) distinction. The structure also nabbed ITC Construction Group (ITC) a Silver [...]

PrivacyRight: online privacy education for B.C. businesses

By |March 25th, 2019|In The News|

B.C. businesses looking to understand their obligations around protecting individual privacy will want to check out a new program developed by the Office of the Information & Privacy Commissioner for B.C. PrivacyRight offers a variety of free online tools such as videos, webinars and podcasts about B.C.’s Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA). These tools [...]

VRCA launches skilled labour shortage advocacy page

By |March 18th, 2019|In The News|

Our members have told us that the skilled labour shortage is the No. 1 issue that keeps them awake at night. With the most-recent BuildForce Canada forecast suggesting the Lower Mainland will experience a skilled labour shortage of approximately 12,100 positions over the next three years, we understand our members’ concern. For that reason, [...]

Book today to advertise in the April edition of Construction in Vancouver

By |March 18th, 2019|In The News|

VRCA partners with Business in Vancouver Media Group to produce a quarterly supplement to its weekly Business in Vancouver newspaper called Construction in Vancouver. The supplement allows VRCA to feature thought leaders, showcase construction innovation and share industry best practices. With a reach of more than 153,000 readers, the publication is an effective way [...]

YWCA Metro Vancouver announces nominees for 2019 Women of Distinction Awards

By |March 11th, 2019|Corporate Social Responsibility, Giving Back, In The News|

On March 7 YWCA Metro Vancouver announced 66 nominees in 11 categories for its 2019 Women of Distinction Awards. The Awards honour individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our communities. Congratulations to the 2019 YWCA’s Women of Distinction Awards nominees that include our president, Fiona [...]

B.C. construction industry introduces worksite conduct standards to improve worker retention

By |March 11th, 2019|In The News|

The Province of B.C. and the BC Construction Association (BCCA) marked International Women’s Day on March 8 with the launch of the Builders Code, a comprehensive program that aims to address B.C.’s skilled labour shortage by reducing harassment, bullying and hazing on construction worksites. The Builders Code defines an acceptable worksite and provides employers [...]

VRCA creates new advertising opportunities that won’t break the bank

By |March 11th, 2019|Member Deals, Member News, Membership|

VRCA is making it easier for members to promote their products and services to the construction industry by introducing new advertising opportunities. Members can now advertise in two locations on the VRCA website: the homepage and the VRCA Voice blog. Advertising is now also available in the online Course Descriptions booklet. VRCA’s homepage is [...]

CCDC releases updated documents

By |March 4th, 2019|In The News|

Mandated to improve Canadian standard construction documents, the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) periodically releases updated documents to ensure they meet the needs of the evolving construction industry. CCDC 40 - Rules for Mediation and Arbitration of Construction Disputes includes information to be used in the dispute resolution process and included into standard contracts [...]

Learn about green building rating systems at new workshop

By |February 15th, 2019|Education, Evolving Education|

Are you confused about the different green building rating systems? If so, please join us May 7 for a one-day workshop to learn more about these systems and the differences between them. From LEED to Living Buildings – An Overview of Green Building Rating Systems will walk you through a comparison of LEED, BuiltGreen, [...]