The Competitive Edge –
Growing Your Business in the Future of Construction


Construction is undeniably changing. From significant regulatory changes over the past few years, such as the BC Energy Step Code, to industry trends towards greater digitalization and industrialization. Many challenges – like an aging workforce – and opportunities – like increased urban density and infrastructure development – lay on the horizon.

Recognizing the unique intersection of policy, trends, and the potential for leadership, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC), and the Zero Emissions Building Exchange (ZEBx) are partnering on a series of webinars for leaders in the construction industry.

The Competitive Edge – Growing Your Business in the Future of Construction will be a year-long, six-part series of webinars bringing together trends, opportunities, challenges, and information for the industry.

Attendees of the series will both gain valuable information, and have unique opportunities to discuss key issues

  1. Information, research, and of key policy and regulatory directions, especially those related climate change, relevant to the long-term outlook of Vancouver’s construction industry
  2. Showcase core opportunities for business growth, cost-reduction, or new revenue streams as it pertains to those issue areas
  3. Raise awareness and profile the value of industry resources and programming from ZEBx, BC Housing, and others for the ICI industry among VRCA members

The Competitive Edge Series Dates

April 29 Maintaining Competitiveness in Complex Times

May 27 – The ICI Sector, Step Code, and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Plan

June 24 – Advanced Structures and Envelopes – from Mass Timber to Prefab

September 17 – The $10 Billion Opportunity – Retrofits and Alterations for Existing Buildings

October 28 – From Waste to Wealth – Better Management of Construction and Demolition Materials

November 25 – Bringing it all together: Investing in Our Competitiveness

Learn more and sign up for the next session, Advanced Structures and Envelopes – from Mass Timber to Prefab on June 24, 2021.