It’s not often that we can say the same thing about two budgets, especially when they are delivered by different levels of government in the same fiscal year. So, here it goes: The 2018-19 budgets will be good for individuals, however, not so good for business. In the last 10 days, the provincial and [...]
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 [...]
A Growing Demand British Columbia’s construction labour market will be put to the test over the next decade, as the need to resource major projects will put a strain on the available local workforce. Retirements are expected to draw on the current labour force creating a significant skills vacuum that will require innovative and [...]
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 [...]
Excellent progress at Shape Properties' massive $317 million Amazing Brentwood Mall project designed by James K.M. Cheng Architects Inc. / Stantec & being built by VRCA members EllisDon & Axiom Builders Inc. Axiom is building the 3 highrise residential towers. Making it happen are fellow VRCA members Harris Rebar, Flynn Group of Companies, Matcon [...]
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!
Awesome progress continues at Westbank Corp's massive Kensington Garden's project on Kingsway. Designed by Henriquez Partners Architects, it's being built by VRCA - Vancouver Regional Construction Association member Icon West Construction Corp. The project consists of three distinct 14 storey buildings linked by an elevated landscaped courtyard. When completed this year the project will [...]
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.
In collaboration with our media partner, Construction Business Magazine, we have developed VRCA’s brand new print 2017/18 Member Directory! Please take a moment to check out: The category-specific member listing The suite of member benefits that you can access as a member of VRCA, including the ability to influence provincial and national industry conversations [...]
Apprenticeship Week - November 6-10 VRCA gearing up to bust some deep-rooted myths to attract youth to the industry The importance of the construction industry to BC’s economy cannot be overstated. The $15billion industry generates 8% of the province’s wealth and employs more than 200,000 workers, making it BC’s largest employer. The industry is [...]