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10 08, 2023

We are thrilled to welcome Jeannine Martin as the new President of the VRCA!

By |August 10th, 2023|In The News|

We are thrilled to welcome Jeannine Martin as the new President of the VRCA! The Vancouver Regional Construction Association ("VRCA") 's Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeannine Martin as its new President, effective Tuesday, August 8, 2023. With extensive construction industry knowledge, Martin is well-positioned to elevate member engagement, [...]

27 07, 2023

Prompt Payment Update

By |July 27th, 2023|In The News|

In May, the B.C. Attorney General Ministry staff were given the approval to convene a large table working group to consult on the creation of Prompt Payment Legislation. While this is welcome news, we still lag far behind other jurisdictions across Canada where legislation has already been enacted or is well on the way. This past [...]

19 05, 2023

VRCA Board Accepts Resignation of President Donna Grant

By |May 19th, 2023|In The News|

Vancouver, BC – May 19, 2023 – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association ("VRCA") 's Board of Directors announced the resignation of its President, Donna Grant. Ms. Grant's final day was May 15, 2023. During her tenure with the VRCA Ms. Grant was responsible for numerous successes, including the creation of two signature events celebrating women [...]

18 05, 2023

2023 Construction Leadership Forum Highlights!

By |May 18th, 2023|In The News|

And that's a wrap on the 2023 Construction Leadership Forum! The 2023 CLF was a huge success, thanks to our amazing attendees, speakers, and VRCA staff! We kicked off the weekend in Whistler with an exciting game of axe-throwing, where participants spent the afternoon trying to score a bullseye for their team while networking [...]

9 10, 2020

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 [...]

18 11, 2019

Pitt Meadows Plumbing opens its doors for 40th anniversary open house

By |November 18th, 2019|Membership, On Site with VRCA, Trade Contractors|

2019 has been a notable year for Pitt Meadows Plumbing (PMP), and the company has a lot to celebrate. Last month, VRCA attended PMP’s open house event, the goal of which was to welcome industry members and potential future employees to celebrate their anniversary and tour their new facility. Not only is the second-generation [...]

4 10, 2019

VRCA welcomes new Member Relations Manager

By |October 4th, 2019|Our Team|

VRCA is thrilled to welcome Chantal Lauzon, the newest addition to the association’s team! As Manager, Member Relations, Chantal is a self-proclaimed, "Health and Safety Nerd." She fully understands the size and scope of the construction industry in BC, and the multitude of day-to-day issues that affect business owners. In her most recent role [...]

4 10, 2019

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, [...]

20 09, 2019

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 [...]

30 08, 2019

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 [...]

26 08, 2019

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 [...]

3 06, 2019

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, [...]

18 04, 2019

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 [...]

5 04, 2019

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 [...]

11 03, 2019

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 [...]

11 01, 2019

Construction in Vancouver – January Edition

By |January 11th, 2019|Construction In Vancouver|

The latest edition of Construction in Vancouver produced in collaboration with Business in Vancouver has been released. Articles include: Constructive Comment: Time to debunk myths to attract youth to construction careers Legal Specs: Integrated project delivery emphasizes collaboration VRCA responds to demand, adds new courses Industry embraces Lean project delivery 3D modelling becoming industry [...]

7 01, 2019

BC Housing offers seminar on mitigating thermal bridging

By |January 7th, 2019|Education|

Looking for an overview on thermal bridging and how to assess thermal bridging based on new energy codes and standards? On Jan. 30, BC Housing is offering a seminar entitled Building Smart by Mitigating Thermal Bridging that will cover these topics. This seminar will be available online or in-person at Brix Studio (102 - [...]

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