4 08, 2022

VRCA announces 2022 Awards of Excellence Silver Award winners

By |August 4th, 2022|Awards of Excellence|

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (“VRCA”) is pleased to announce the 2022 Awards of Excellence Silver Award winners. A total of 140 nominations from 84 separate projects exceeded $2.8 billion in construction value. This year, 51 Silver Award winners were selected in 17 project categories. These project-specific awards recognize [...]

7 03, 2022

VRCA Announces 2020 and 2021 Awards of Excellence Gold Award Winners

By |March 7th, 2022|Awards of Excellence, Events|

VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) recognized the finest in BC’s construction industry at its 32nd annual Awards of Excellence gala, held on March 2, at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. For the first time, after a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event combined two years of competition, [...]

25 11, 2019

Celebrate Canada’s first National Construction Day

By |November 25th, 2019|Advocacy, Events, In The News|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association joins the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and construction associations across the country to mark the first annual National Construction Day on Tuesday, Nov. 26. The objective of the day is to recognize and celebrate the dedicated, hard-working men and women who are instrumental in building and connecting our communities [...]

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, [...]

16 09, 2019

Registration open for Broadway Subway Project B2B networking session

By |September 16th, 2019|Events|

VRCA members are invited to attend a business-to-business networking session on October 1 for the Broadway Subway Project where they will meet the three preferred proponent teams bidding on the project. The Province of B.C. has selected three pre-qualified bidding teams to participate in the competitive selection process to design and construct the 5.7km [...]

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 [...]

10 06, 2019

VRCA launches new Infrastructure Series

By |June 10th, 2019|Events, Membership|

The Lower Mainland is on the verge of a construction boom that will see the upgrade and replacement of major transportation infrastructure including bridges, tunnels and rapid transit; hospitals; Kindergarten-Grade 12 schools; port facilities; and 75 major projects at YVR over the next 20 years. VRCA is therefore partnering with the region’s largest procurers [...]

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 [...]

11 02, 2019

Mental health and construction seminar offers strategies to manage industry concerns

By |February 11th, 2019|Events|

Suicide is the second-leading cause of death in men in the construction industry, with the highest rates occurring between ages 40 and 59. The good news is, suicides are preventable. Vancouver Regional Construction Association partnered with the B.C. Construction Safety Alliance to host a breakfast seminar on Feb. 6 exploring mental health in the [...]

4 02, 2019

Construction Contract Administration Course at VRCA

By |February 4th, 2019|Events|

VRCA is pleased to share course information for an event that will be hosted by Construction Specifications Canada (CSC). A five-day workshop called Construction Contract Administration will be held at VRCA’s office Feb. 11 - 15. Contract administration involves making decisions to enable completion of a project as required by its contract documents (including [...]

21 01, 2019

Mental Health & the Construction Industry event rescheduled to Feb. 6

By |January 21st, 2019|Events|

The Mental Health & Construction Industry seminar originally scheduled for Jan. 30 has been moved to Feb. 6 due a scheduling conflict. The updated event details are: Date: Wednesday, Feb. 6 Location: Trev Deeley Motorcycles Time: 6:45 a.m. - Registration opens 7 a.m. - Breakfast buffet is served 7:30 a.m. - First of two [...]

7 01, 2019

Come for the speaker, stay for the networking reception at BUILDEX Vancouver

By |January 7th, 2019|Events|

Part sustainability expert, part standup comedian, part inspirational speaker, Eric Corey Freed delights audiences with his humorous and insightful approach to how humans treat the environment. Freed is the Construction Keynote speaker presented by VRCA Wednesday, Feb. 13 at BUILDEX Vancouver. The Keynote is followed by the VRCA Networking Reception. Join fellow industry professionals [...]

17 12, 2018

Calling all accountants in the building and trades sector!

By |December 17th, 2018|Events|

The Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia Construction Forum is an opportunity for designated professionals in the construction industry to share best practices, perspectives and network. The group meets three times a year to discuss pressing issues in the industry. Contact [email protected] if you would like to join the next meeting discussing the current [...]

17 12, 2018

2019 Construction Leadership Forum keynote speaker announced

By |December 17th, 2018|Events|

VRCA is excited to announced that its 2019 Construction Leadership Forum keynote speaker will be Justin Kingsley. Justin Kingsley is a New York Times bestselling author and is the Creative Director for the Montreal Canadiens. With a background in sports marketing, communications, art and more, he has a passion for storytelling and helping other [...]

19 11, 2018

Thank you to our U40 Mentoring Breakfast speakers

By |November 19th, 2018|Events, Membership, U40|

Thank you to Mike Maierle of ETRO Construction, Ellisha Mott of Mott Electric GP and John Tilstra of Centra Construction Group Ltd. for speaking at our recent U40 Mentoring Breakfast. Attendees were treated to a delicious breakfast as the panelists discussed topics such as managing work-life balance, succession planning and employee retention. The event [...]

22 10, 2018

Who really benefits from community benefits agreements?

By |October 22nd, 2018|Advocacy, Community Benefits Agreement, Events, In The News|

VRCA and Mierau Contractors Ltd. are co-sponsoring the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce November luncheon Nov. 1. The topic is: "Who really benefits from community benefits agreements?" The guest speaker will be Ken Baerg, executive director of Canada Works. Baerg is a seasoned labour relations strategist and practitioner who is passionate about supporting sustainable and [...]

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