19 11, 2018

New online course: Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace

By |November 19th, 2018|Education, Gold Seal Certification|

VRCA is excited to present a new online course entitled Working in a Respectful and Inclusive Workplace. This course will explore how respectful and inclusive workplaces benefit everyone by eliminating discrimination and harassment. Tradespeople and supervisors in the construction and maintenance industry will learn how to create a culture of respect through inclusive communication, [...]

8 11, 2018

VRCA holds popular new Planning for Foremen course

By |November 8th, 2018|Education, Evolving Education|

In our recent Education Needs Assessment, members and industry professionals identified a need for courses for those in foremen/supervisor roles. VRCA hosted a new course on Oct. 25 based on this feedback, called Planning for Foremen. The course was intended to provide foremen with skills in practical task planning. Hands-on activities and practical exercises [...]

22 10, 2018

CCDC Construction Management Contracts

By |October 22nd, 2018|CCDC Education, Education|

VRCA will host a half-day class Nov. 9 on CCDC Construction Management Contracts. Construction Management (CM) form of project delivery takes a team approach to the construction process. The concept joins the owner, consultant and contractor in a team whose objective is to deliver the project with emphasis on time, budget and constructability. The [...]

12 10, 2018

Evolving Education: New Lean Project Delivery Bootcamp

By |October 12th, 2018|Education, Gold Seal Certification|

Join us for a highly interactive workshop (including case studies and simulations!) that introduces Lean project fundamentals and practices. We’ll cover the process and requirements of the Last Planner® System (LP®S), and you’ll learn how to improve productivity and deliver high value in less time, at lower cost, with reduced risk. VRCA is pleased [...]

5 10, 2018

Registration open for Wood Solutions Conference

By |October 5th, 2018|Education|

The 2018 Wood Solutions Conference is dedicated to design and construction with wood products and building systems, including mass timber. This one-day educational event will showcase wood uses in commercial, institutional, industrial and multi-unit residential construction through specifically designed seminar streams, featuring new and current topics and an interactive trade show. A keynote lunchtime [...]

4 10, 2018

Evolving Education: VRCA announces new GPRO Course

By |October 4th, 2018|Education, Evolving Education, Gold Seal Certification|

VRCA is pleased to announce a new class; GPRO: Mechanical & HVAC-R, presented by Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). This two-day course – scheduled for Nov. 29 & 30 – teaches the basics of sustainability and gives experienced construction professionals the critical tools needed to transition from conventional to sustainable construction practices. Now’s your [...]

1 10, 2018

Announcing two new courses hosted by Construction Specifications Canada

By |October 1st, 2018|Education|

VRCA is pleased to announce two new courses hosted by Construction Specifications Canada (CSC). From Oct 29 to Nov 2, VRCA will be hosting a five-day course on Principals of Construction Documentation (PCD). This is an introductory course that will enable students to have a better understanding of construction documentation (specification, drawings, and schedules), [...]

14 08, 2018

The VRCA School Outreach Program needs a new name!

By |August 14th, 2018|Education|

The VRCA School Outreach Program has been presenting to schools in the Lower Mainland since 2016. The program is staffed by volunteers who visit local (mostly) high schools to share information about careers in the trades. We are holding a contest to give this program a catchy new name! The VRCA Education Committee members [...]

13 08, 2018

CCA checking CCDC documents to see if they provide Canadian tariff relief

By |August 13th, 2018|CCDC, CCDC Education, In The News|

The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and the Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) are reviewing its standard documents to see if current CCDC language will provide relief to construction companies that have seen costs rise as a result of tariffs on goods imported from the United States. On July 1, Canada imposed tariffs on a [...]

30 07, 2018

Three new CCDC seminars added in August

By |July 30th, 2018|CCDC Education, Education, Membership|

VRCA is pleased to have added three new CCDC seminars to the Education Calendar for this August. The first is a half-day seminar on August 29 from 1-4:30 p.m. on Construction Management Contracts. Construction Management (CM) form of project delivery takes a team approach to the construction process. The concept joins the owner, consultant [...]

30 07, 2018

We need your help identifying the industry’s education needs

By |July 30th, 2018|Education, Member News, Membership|

As you may know, VRCA received a generous grant from the Real Estate Foundation of BC that allows us to engage a consultant to undertake an industry-wide educational needs assessment. RDH Building Science was awarded the contract to perform the needs assessment activities. RDH has been collecting historical and current data from VRCA and [...]

11 06, 2018

New program preparing students for cleantech sector to begin fall 2019

By |June 11th, 2018|Education, In The News|

Via Simon Fraser University Communications - News Release A new Simon Fraser University applied sciences program designed to prepare students for the burgeoning cleantech energy sector has been approved and will be offered at the university’s newest building, currently under construction in Surrey. The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program, the first of its kind [...]

16 05, 2018

VRCA is now a Recognized Educational Provider for AIBC

By |May 16th, 2018|Architectural Institute of British Columbia Continuing Education, Education|

The AIBC’s Continuing Education System (CES) was introduced in 2001 in response to the profession’s recognition of its own needs and the public’s increasing expectation that architects remain current with contemporary technology, business practices, methods and materials. All architects and architectural technologists are required to earn 36 Learning Units every two years, consisting of [...]

14 05, 2018

Education committee visits Sherwood Park Elementary

By |May 14th, 2018|Education, Member News, Membership|

It’s not everyday that one sees a pair of concrete trucks parked on a basketball court. Last Thursday, VRCA Education Committee volunteers were at North Vancouver’s Sherwood Park Elementary School talking to approximately 232 students in Kindergarten through Grade 6 about the construction industry. The concrete trucks were used for show and tell. “It [...]

19 02, 2018

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 [...]

14 02, 2018

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 [...]

2 02, 2018

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 [...]

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