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Have your say about proposed amendments to Occupational Health and Safety Regulations

By |February 19th, 2018|Occupational Health & Safety|

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 [...]

Corporate Social Responsibility Guide for construction companies available from CCA

By |February 19th, 2018|Corporate Social Responsibility, Membership|

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 [...]

Lean Construction Institute of Canada Annual Conference and Training Day

By |February 19th, 2018|Education, Events, Member Deals, Membership|

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 [...]

CanBIM 2018

By |February 14th, 2018|Education, Events, Membership|

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 [...]

Performance Benchmarking – How Do We Improve What We Don’t Measure?

By |February 14th, 2018|Advocacy, In The News|

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 [...]

“Constructionomics” Inside British Columbia’s Labour Market Challenges

By |February 2nd, 2018|Advocacy, In The News|

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 [...]

Gold Seal Success Story: Dee Gabrielle

By |February 2nd, 2018|Education, Gold Seal Certification, Member News, Membership|

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 [...]

Amazing Brentwood Update

By |January 30th, 2018|Member News, Member Project Showcase, Membership|

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 [...]

Jacob Bros Construction sets up memorial endowment to honour Jordan McIldoon

By |January 22nd, 2018|Endowment Fund, Member News, Membership, Trade Contractors|

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 [...]

Westbank’s Kensington Gardens

By |January 15th, 2018|Member News, Member Project Showcase, Membership|

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 [...]

Construction In Vancouver – January Edition

By |January 15th, 2018|Construction In Vancouver, In The News|

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, Public Opinion and Credible Policy Making

By |December 22nd, 2017|Advocacy|

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 [...]

Advocacy Series – The Connected Environment

By |December 13th, 2017|Advocacy, In The News|

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, [...]

Construction In Vancouver – Member Advertising Savings

By |December 4th, 2017|Member Deals, Membership|

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 [...]

Print Member Directory Now Available

By |December 4th, 2017|Member News, Membership|

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 [...]