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The Construction Research Network

By |January 4th, 2021|Construction Research Network|

“From Insight to Job Site”British Columbia boasts a national reputation for large buildings and infrastructure projects.But while we build projects “by the book,” we don’t often write new ones. Like all industries, construction must evolve to remain vibrant and competitive into the 21st century. And despite a few standout examples, such as engineered wood [...]

New and updated CCDC Documents – available now

By |December 14th, 2020|In The News, VRCA Store|

An updated version of CCDC 2 ‘Stipulated Price Contract’ 2020 is now available for purchase through the VRCA store, along with two new CCDC documents: *same price as the 2008 edition* This 2020 edition of CCDC’s flagship document features some important and well-needed changes, including a new approach towards payment legislations, the [...]

Webinar discusses stress, anxiety management

By |October 23rd, 2020|Mental Health|

VRCA members can access a recorded webinar on stress and anxiety management during COVID-19. The video recording will only be available through the end of October 30. This session provides attendees with a deeper understanding of anxiety and warning signs of stress and compassion fatigue. The counsellor explains why experiencing anxiety and stress are [...]

Federal government extends SR&ED tax credit filing dates

By |October 9th, 2020|In The News|

The Canadian government has extended the deadline for businesses to file claims for Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) investment tax credits. What does the extension mean for Canadian construction companies? Not only do companies have more time to file their claims; the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has also reduced its refund processing time [...]

New Member Relationship Manager joins VRCA team

By |October 9th, 2020|In The News|

We are excited to announce that effective October 19, Joe Vales will be VRCA’s new Member Relationship Manager! In his position, Joe will be the daily point of contact for members and prospective members and serve as their trusted advisor and champion. A talented relationship builder and natural dot-connector, Joe will seek to understand [...]

VRCA offers interactive virtual contract training

By |September 10th, 2020|Education|

If you’ve ever wanted to expand your professional contract knowledge in a more interactive way, VRCA has the courses for you! Unlike traditional virtual courses, these new workshops will provide students with a collaborative conference experience, featuring multiple industry-recognized speakers. The four-part workshop series theme is Remember: When it comes to contracts, it’s not [...]

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended, redesigned

By |July 20th, 2020|COVID-19, In The News|

On July 17, the federal government announced proposed changes to the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) that would broaden the reach of the program and provide better targeted support so that more workers can return to their jobs quickly as the economy restarts. Click here for more details, including the revised rate structure of [...]

VRCA says thank you and farewell to Chantal Lauzon

By |July 6th, 2020|Our Team|

It is with much regret that we announce the resignation of Chantal Lauzon, VRCA’s Manager, Member Relations, who is leaving her role at VRCA for an exciting new opportunity effective July 9, 2020. Chantal joined the VRCA team in 2019 and quickly established herself as a trusted advisor and advocate for our members and [...]

Here Comes the Workforce of Tomorrow

By |June 12th, 2020|In The News|

Big changes lie ahead for British Columbia’s $22 billion construction sector. But what will the shift mean for the people on the ground?Between today and 2032, recent and forthcoming energy and climate regulations will fundamentally change the way we build, heat, cool, plumb, and connect new buildings in this province. As of that year, [...]

Navigating turbulent times – Results’ Unleashed webinar series shares the how-to

By |May 4th, 2020|COVID-19, Member Deals|

To help companies navigate these turbulent times, VRCA’s long-time strategic partner, Results Canada, has launched a complimentary weekly webinar series designed to bring you tools, strategies and best practices to unleash the potential in yourself and your business. Each week, a one-hour webinar features subject matter experts and thought leaders on all topics related [...]

Have you written to your MP yet?

By |May 4th, 2020|COVID-19|

There is still time to lend your support to the construction industry’s push for the federal government to establish an emergency COVID-19 Construction Cost Relief Program. VRCA has joined the Canadian Construction Association in calling for the federal government to exercise fairness and consideration when addressing schedule and cost impacts experienced by contractors on [...]

ITC Construction Group accepts Scott Construction’s #LunchBoxChallenge

By |April 20th, 2020|In The News|

Scott Construction Group has partnered with ITC Construction Group to launch the #LunchBoxChallenge to support local restaurants while also protecting the health of its employees during COVID-19. The idea of the #LunchBoxChallenge is simple: construction companies buy lunches locally for their sites and nominate another company to do the same. “Our mental health committee [...]

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy details released

By |April 6th, 2020|In The News|

The Government of Canada has released additional details about the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, which is intended to help businesses keep workers on payroll or rehire workers previously laid off as a result of COVID-19. The federal wage subsidy will cover 75 per cent of an individual’s salary, up to a maximum benefit of [...]