Inaugural VRCA Bursary Awards : Partners, Judges, and Recipients

By |January 23rd, 2023|In The News|

The inaugural VRCA Bursary Awards will take place during the Annual General Meeting, February 7, 2023. We are very grateful to the following Bursary Partners who have generously matched VRCA funds to provide eight $1,000 bursaries to students currently enrolled in construction-related programs in the Lower Mainland.           We would [...]

Short Term Lease Available Now

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

OPPORTUNITY Located off Boundary Road at 3636 East 4th Avenue, is the opportunity to rent a light and airy office space, comprising 4 private offices, an open-plan work area and kitchen. This location provides exceptional access to major traffic arteries, so your team and clients can come to work by public transit, the Gilmore SkyTrain [...]

Join the YCL Network for their virtual Annual General Meeting

By |January 16th, 2023|In The News|

Young Construction Leaders (“YCL”) Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) Join the YCL Network for their virtual Annual General Meeting at 3:30pm, Thursday, January 26, 2023, to elect the 2023/24 YCL Executive Committee and fill the remaining committee vacancies. Each nominee will have the opportunity to tell us why they’re the best for the job, so [...]

Voting for the VRCA Board of Directors

By |January 16th, 2023|In The News|

VRCA 2023 Board of Directors Nominees A vote that matters to your business success. Voting for the VRCA Board of Directors is one of the most important benefits of membership. The VRCA Board is highly instrumental in determining the strategic direction, efficacy, and advocacy of the Association. There are two ways to cast your [...]

Remembering Terry Tjorhom

By |December 19th, 2022|Life Members|

We are saddened to report the passing of Life Member of VRCA, Terry Tjorhom. Terry Leonard Tjorhom, beloved husband to Lori, Dad to Carly (Mike) and James (Nicole), Poppa to Malaia, Nico, Lexi, Ellie & Gabby, brother to Carl, brother-in-law to Bev, Uncle Terry to their families, and Hamster to his countless [...]

Call for Partners: VRCA 2023 Bursary Program

By |October 31st, 2022|About VRCA|

VRCA is very proud to offer financial support to those currently enrolled in a construction-related field of study at a regional post-secondary institution, through the VRCA Bursary Program.  Together we can do so much more. VRCA has already raised $4,000 for the 2023 bursary awards. We are now seeking member partners who [...]

VRCA Welcomes New Member Services Manager

By |September 12th, 2022|About VRCA|

VRCA is very pleased to announce Robert Chorner has joined our team as your new Member Services Manager! Robert Chorner is a veteran entrepreneur and small business advocate who brings empathy and clarity to our members’ business needs. As a business owner for many years himself, he knows first-hand the demands of [...]

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 [...]

Construction Industry Faces Yet Another Challenge: Fixed-Price Contracts in a Price-Volatile Market

By |April 14th, 2022|Advocacy, Membership|

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) hosted a free, online panel discussion on what is currently the hottest topic in construction: Fixed-Price Contracts in a Price-Volatile Market. Over 215 association members attended the 90-minute session, which broke attendance records for the VRCA’s online events. Donna Grant, President, moderated, with the following panelists fielding questions [...]

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, [...]

Regional Construction Associations Partner with BCCA Employee Benefit Trust to Provide Flu Shots for Industry

By |October 18th, 2021|In The News|

Inoculation will protect industry from seasonal flu and keep work sites active As our province continues to contend with the COVID-19 Pandemic, British Columbia’s construction industry has shown resilience and responsibility, allowing BC’s construction sites to remain open and safe. To further display a commitment to a healthy workforce, the Vancouver Regional Construction Association [...]

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

By |September 27th, 2021|Our Team|

  September 30, 2021 marks the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honours the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The VRCA office will [...]

BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) to launch Asbestos Control Training (ACT)

By |September 20th, 2021|Occupational Health & Safety|

This fall, the BC Construction Safety Alliance (BCCSA) will launch Asbestos Control Training (ACT) a series of 5 courses beginning with Asbestos 101 (Awareness Training) with specialty courses to follow. Courses are self-paced and accessible online 24/7. Asbestos Control Training is complimented by BCCSA’s newly developed Asbestos Control Tool, an easy to use resource [...]

A Special Thank you

By |September 13th, 2021|About VRCA, Life Members|

Back Row (L-R): VRCA Events & Sponsorship Manager Jennifer Jones, Life Members Clark Campbell, Ron Fettback, Tony Everett, Joe Burnett, Larry Mierau, Rick Stockstad, John Hiebert; U40 Past Chair Brian Trann; VRCA President Donna Grant; Life Member Don Vandervoort; VRCA Chair Richard Shipway; Life Member Ron McFee Front Row (L-R): Life Members Len [...]

VRCA Extends Service Hours

By |September 13th, 2021|About VRCA|

Sherry Morrell, Manager, Planroom Operations [email protected] | 604-293-6588 Great news! VRCA now supports early risers with extended Planroom service hours as early as 7:30am, Monday – Friday, in our Vancouver office at 3636 East 4th Avenue. Members who wish to arrive before our regular office hours of 9am - 5pm, can simply call Sherry [...]

VRCA Education Responds to Changing Industry Needs

By |September 3rd, 2021|Education|

VRCA Education Responds to Changing Industry Needs VRCA’s robust Education Program is a rapidly evolving resource for our members and industry. There is literally something for everyone! As we respond to changing needs, the following provides an overview of all the ways VRCA Education delivers excellent value. In the past year alone, [...]

Gold Seal Certification – A Standard of Excellence

By |July 12th, 2021|Education|

VRCA would like to acknowledge the following individuals who have recently achieved their Gold Seal certification! It is our sincere pleasure to recognize their tremendous achievement as they have now attained an industry-recognized standard of excellence. Managed by the Canadian Construction Association, Gold Seal Certification (GSC) is a comprehensive program that showcases expertise and [...]

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