The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) is working with industry stakeholders, including VRCA, to get a legislative solution addressing the need for prompt payment in B.C. on the table for the Spring 2019 legislative session. Lack of prompt payment is one of the most significant issues in the construction sector. When contractors don’t get [...]
Every once in a while, a project comes up that is a little outside the normal grid. Hudson Plating & Coating’s Delta facility is such a project within the construction industry. In a time where steel is becoming a hot commodity, Hudson Plating & Coating, which has been around since 1948, is making a [...]
With the nomination deadline for the 2018 VRCA Awards of Excellence – Outstanding Achievement categories just days away, we’re taking a last look back at the winners from 2017 to help inspire nominations for the award’s 30th anniversary. Nominations are due August 10. Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation - Graham Infrastructure LP In [...]
It was clear skies and sunshine on July 19 as the VRCA Boat Cruise set sail in False Creek on the Magic Spirit. The cruise was hosted by the U40 Network and sponsored by Williams Scotsman, and Waste Management. Attendance was the largest yet at this popular annual event, with many attendees knocking it [...]
Pitt Meadows Plumbing & Mechanical Systems Ltd. hosted an open house last month to kick off its year-long celebration leading up to its 40th anniversary. Pitt Meadows Plumbing (PMP) is a family-owned business, having been founded by twin brothers Steve and Stewart Robinson. Over the years, PMP has seen its share of challenges that [...]
VICTORIA, BC June 14, 2018 – Chris Atchison, President and CEO of the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) today announced the appointment of Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO, effective immediately. Connors has a deep background in developing and implementing growth strategies for global ecommerce marketplaces and B2B platforms. Prior to her [...]
The VRCA and our U40 Network are proud to showcase another sold-out event —The U40 Tour at Vancouver House! Perched between the seawall-ringed inner harbour of False Creek and the wide open vistas across English Bay to the Gulf Islands, the views were stunning and the construction even more awe-inspiring. The Vancouver House is [...]
The Audain Art Museum in Whistler is among 20 exceptional new buildings in 16 countries to receive the 2018 RIBA Awards for International Excellence The museum constructed by Axiom Builders was commissioned by property developer Michael Audain to house his personal art collection. Patkau Architects designed the museum. The 20 winning projects announced this [...]
VRCA has rolled out an improvement to its online store that makes it easier for anyone shopping for construction industry documents, including CCDC guides, contracts and stickers. The change allows customers to add an item to their shopping cart with one click and stay on the page so they can easily select additional items [...]
VRCA, in partnership with the Canadian Construction Documents Committee, will be hosting a set of CCDC seminars on May 11 at Douglas College in New Westminster to introduce new and updated contract forms and guides. The seminars, split into a morning and afternoon session, are conducted by those same CCDC members who have worked [...]
Congratulations to Emannuel Dumoulin for earning his Gold Seal Certification! Emmanuel started his career as an electrician like his father. He fell in love with the trade at an early age. He has been in the trades for over 20 years and is currently an electrical senior project manager. Emmanuel was working on a [...]
The BC Construction Association has been selected as one of two groups that will develop a a range of programs designed to help women working or entering a career in the building trades through improved workplace supports, services and practices. BC Premier John Horgan made the announcement on International Women’s Day following a speech [...]
What is Benchmarking and Why is it Important? The term "benchmarking" was originally coined by land surveyors, who used the term to identify a fixed point from which all other measurements are made. In the late 1970's it took on a broader meaning when applied to industry. Businesses such as AT&T, Motorola, and Xerox [...]
Thank you to everyone who attended the U40 AGM & Mixer which marked 10 years since its inception. The U40 network gave back to the community by raising $4,341 in 2016-17 for their charity of choice, KidStart. Thanks to everyone who contributed!
In December 2017, Chilliwack based Gerry Enns Contracting joined the Emil Anderson Construction Group of Companies. Click here for more information about this announcement.
VRCA was featured in the December Issue of Business Elite Canada. This article contains background on the VRCA and a look at our visionary 2017-2020 strategy. Click here to view the article.
Industry Consultation and Public Opinion Trust is the foundational ingredient upon which the sustainability and legitimacy of political systems are constructed. Shifting paradigms of public sector management are promoting an emphasis on accountability. Organizations and individuals depend on and expect credible policy-making. Industry consultation and public opinion can have various effects on how policy [...]
Here is a link to the December edition of Business Elite Canada magazine, where you’ll find a profile of VRCA and it’s 2017-2020 strategic plan. The magazine is a national publication aimed at professionals e.g. lawyers, accountants, insurers etc. Click here to view.
Radical Transparency – A New Playbook for a Connected Environment In his best-selling book "The Tipping Point", Malcolm Gladwell used the term “connector” to describe individuals who have multiple ties to different social worlds. It’s not the number of people we know that makes connections significant. It is our ability to link people, ideas, [...]
Infrastructure Masterclass The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw The word communication comes from the Latin word "communis", which means common. When we communicate, we are trying to establish “commonness”, share information, an idea, or an attitude among the team involved in that [...]