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BCLI seeks feedback on proposed changes to Builders Lien Act

By |October 4th, 2019|Advocacy|

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) has issued a Consultation Paper on the Builders Lien Act and is seeking feedback from all sectors of the B.C. construction industry and other stakeholders to detailed proposals for changes to the Act. Read more about the Builders Lien Act Reform Project. BCLI wishes to hear from all [...]

VRCA and Results to hold complimentary breakfast event

By |October 4th, 2019|Events, Member Deals, Membership|

VRCA, in partnership with business execution specialists Results, will hold a complimentary event for the construction community called Transforming Your Business - Innovation & Disruptive Change at The Terminal City Club in Vancouver on November 5. Results understands that when the rate of external change exceeds your organization's ability to identify risks, understand opportunities, [...]

VRCA marking 90th anniversary in Business Elite Canada

By |September 20th, 2019|In The News|

VRCA is celebrating its historic past and embracing its exciting future in the August/September 2019 issue of Business Elite Canada magazine. The article features insight from President Fiona Famulak, as well as a sneak peak of what’s to come for future VRCA events, education, and advocacy projects. The article can be found here on [...]

Registration open for Broadway Subway Project B2B networking session

By |September 16th, 2019|Events|

VRCA members are invited to attend a business-to-business networking session on October 1 for the Broadway Subway Project where they will meet the three preferred proponent teams bidding on the project. The Province of B.C. has selected three pre-qualified bidding teams to participate in the competitive selection process to design and construct the 5.7km [...]

CCA launches federal election advocacy website

By |September 16th, 2019|In The News, Member News, Membership|

In anticipation of the upcoming federal election, the Canadian Construction Association developed an election advocacy website designed to express the construction industry’s issues directly to government by empowering members to easily send a pre-written letter to their local Member of Parliament or election candidate. The website lists CCA’s 2019 advocacy priorities, what CCA is [...]

VRCA launches new “Resources” section on its website

By |August 30th, 2019|Membership|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association has launched a new “Resources” section on its website. As the Lower Mainland construction industry’s business hub, VRCA prides itself on providing the resources you need to be informed, productive, competitive and, most importantly, profitable over the long term. The new section features curated lists of the tools and [...]

VRCA goes on-site at UBC with Robertson Walls & Ceilings

By |August 30th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA|

Innovation is not a new concept for Robertson Walls & Ceilings. The family-owned business, which specializes in stud systems, drywall and ceilings, has helped create distinctive spaces around the Lower Mainland such as Emily Carr University + Design, the Grandview Aquatic Centre in South Surrey, the Vancouver Public Library, Parq Casino/J.W. Marriott Hotel, and [...]

BCCSA and Scott Construction tackle mental health stigma in the construction industry

By |August 26th, 2019|Events, Membership|

In the construction industry, the number two cause of death among men 19 – 54 is suicide, after cancer. With this statistic in mind, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA), in partnership with Scott Construction, held a complimentary breakfast event last Tuesday to discuss the importance of destigmatizing mental health in the construction industry [...]

Email Etiquette Workshop

By |August 22nd, 2019|Education, Evolving Education|

In response to our most requested education topic, VRCA is pleased to launch a new half-day workshop called Email Etiquette. This workshop covers the key areas of volume and time management and email writing best practices. You will learn tools to use email more effectively while developing clear and concise communication habits. The instructors [...]

VRCA is now an AGC testing centre

By |July 29th, 2019|Education|

VRCA has recently become qualified to host the Association of General Contractors (AGC) CM-Lean Exam. Lean construction is based on the pursuit of continuous improvements aimed at minimizing costs and maximizing value on a construction project. If you have completed the seven mandatory lean courses, you are eligible to register to take the exam [...]

Wylie-Crump Limited supports youth in the community

By |July 19th, 2019|In The News, Member News, Membership|

The Wylie-Crump Limited team held their annual Kids Help Phone Dinner Dance this past May, where they raised over $17k in one night with the help and generosity of their clients, colleagues and close friends. This money went to a well-deserving cause which provides Canadian kids and youth with 24/7 professional counselling support through [...]

VRCA launches new Infrastructure Series

By |June 10th, 2019|Events, Membership|

The Lower Mainland is on the verge of a construction boom that will see the upgrade and replacement of major transportation infrastructure including bridges, tunnels and rapid transit; hospitals; Kindergarten-Grade 12 schools; port facilities; and 75 major projects at YVR over the next 20 years. VRCA is therefore partnering with the region’s largest procurers [...]

VRCA’s U40 Network tours Surrey’s Clayton Community Centre construction site

By |June 3rd, 2019|Events, Member Project Showcase, Membership, U40|

Last Thursday, VRCA's U40 Network held a construction site tour at Clayton Community Centre. The Centre is designed to achieve Passive House certification, putting it on track to be the first community centre to achieve Passive House in North America and Canada’s largest Passive House facility to date. Designed as a futuristic community space, [...]

VRCA Education Needs Assessment: Mid-year update

By |May 27th, 2019|Education, Evolving Education|

We’re nearly halfway through 2019, and it’s time to reflect on the changes made to our educational courses following the completion of last year’s Education Needs Assessment. In 2017, VRCA applied for a grant from the Real Estate Foundation of BC (REFBC) in order to fund an industry-wide study to identify unmet education needs. [...]

The 36th Annual Women of Distinction Awards

By |May 17th, 2019|In The News|

On May 13, over 1,300 guests and volunteers gathered at the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver to honour and celebrate the sixty-two 2019 Women of Distinction Awards nominees and four outstanding organizations, each nominated for their achievements and service to their organizations and communities. VRCA president, Fiona Famulak, was 1 of 9 women nominated in [...]