March 16, 2018
Herold Engineering: A free lunch for your feedback
We send out an annual member survey to get feedback about our operations and programs so we can shape our member services for the years to follow. All respondents were entered in a draw and Liza Huang from Herold Engineering Nanaimo won her team lunch on VICA!
March 15, 2018
Zey Emir takes Canadian Construction Association’s helm for its centennial year
The Canadian Construction Association has appointed Zey Emir as chair of the 2018 board of directors at its annual general meeting. Zey takes over the position from Chris McNally.
March 14, 2018
Canadian Construction Association’s 2017 awards showcase members’ accomplishments
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) presented its annual awards in conjunction with their 100th conference. These awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, companies and associations that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry.
March 13, 2018
Nominate someone you know for a Women in Construction Leadership Award
VICA, on behalf of the BCCA, is asking for your help in identifying skilled tradeswomen and construction businesswomen who exemplify the best of what our industry has to offer, and who are role models for a new generation entering the construction workforce.
February 28, 2018
CCA concerned by delays in infrastructure investment, encouraged by skills training support
The Canadian Construction Association is concerned by the implications on infrastructure spending from the federal government’s Budget 2018 announcement on Tuesday.
February 25, 2018
Defence Construction Canada Comox accepts 2017 Public Procurement Award
The Defence Construction Canada Comox procurement team recently accepted a 2017 Public Procurement Award from the BC Construction Association.
February 21, 2018
The ribbon has been cut: Lionel Houle Electrical Shop at Camosun College officially opens
On Tuesday, February 20, 2018, VICA member Houle Electric cut the (figurative) ribbon at the grand opening of the Lionel Houle Electrical Shop at Camosun College Interurban.
February 20, 2018
BCCSA and WorkSafeBC team up to offer Occupational Disease Symposium
BCCSA is partnering with WorkSafeBC to host an Occupational Disease Symposium on Thursday, April 19th.
February 19, 2018
Montreal Canadiens Alumni did not disappoint at charity hockey game on February 18
VICA reserved a member section at the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Charity Hockey Game at Frank Crane Arena in support of Nanaimo Loaves and Fishes Food Bank.
February 15, 2018
BCCA presents Island Health with a 2017 Best of Public Procurement Award
On February 14, Island Health - Vancouver Island Health Authority, a VICA Member, was presented with a 2017 Best of Public Procurement Award from the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA).
February 14, 2018
CRD: Request for Qualifications for Pipeline Contractors for the Residual Solids Conveyance Line
The Capital Regional District is issuing a Request for Qualifications on BC Bid for pipeline contractors for the Residual Solids Conveyance Line on February 19, 2018.
February 12, 2018
BidCentral: Notice of Upgrade to Project Summary and Enhance Search Capability
Effective February 23, 2018, we will be introducing an updated view of the project summary and a new enhanced search routine.
February 07, 2018
WorkSafeBC releases three-year strategy to reduce serious injuries in the construction sector
WorkSafeBC has released a new three-year plan to help employers reduce serious injuries in the construction sector. The 2018-2020 Construction High-Risk Strategy is designed to prevent unsafe acts or conditions that cause workplace injuries and fatalities.
February 01, 2018
Government seeking recommendations on federal prompt payment legislation
The Government of Canada is committed to growing the economy, strengthening the middle class and helping those working hard to join it. As part of this commitment, action is underway on multiple fronts to ensure that construction contractors and subcontractors who do business with the federal government are paid promptly.
January 30, 2018
CCA invites members to make views known on Aecon acquisition by CCCI International Holdings
Last week, CCA Chair Chris McNally sent member associations an email relating to the acquisition of Aecon by CCCI International Holdings, a Chinese state-owned company. The CCA has advised the government of Canada of its opposition to government-owned or controlled entities competing for construction contracts.
January 25, 2018
Step Code Industry Workshops to be held on February 21 and 22 in Victoria
Save the Date for upcoming Step Code Industry Workshops to provide feedback on a proposed approach to implementation of the Step Code.
January 11, 2018
Focus is on safety as we remember those who died in 1981 Bentall Tragedy
Since the deaths of four workers in the 1981 Bentall Tower IV Towers tragedy, another 1,000 construction workers have died in British Columbia. This works out to be an average of 27 deaths a year, according to figures provided by the BC Building Trades Council.
January 10, 2018
Historically high housing starts for Metro Victoria
The Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMC) recently released a report and press release identifying an increase in housing starts across the nation. Metro Victoria finished 2017 with historically high housing starts.
January 02, 2018
Engineers Canada seeking nominees for its annual awards
Engineers Canada is celebrating the projects and achievements of engineers and engineering students and will be honoring them through its annual awards. Nominations will be accepted until January 19.
December 21, 2017
VICA members' generosity supports families in the communities we work and live in
Through the generosity of our members this holiday season, we were able to donate $10,000 worth of grocery gift cards to families in need in the communities we work, live, and play in.
December 21, 2017
Happy Holidays from VICA!
It's been an amazing year for the industry AND for the association: we introduced some new courses and events and, most importantly, we said thank you and farewell to our past CEO Greg Baynton and, "Hello! Let's do this!" to Rory Kulmala, our current CEO.
December 15, 2017
Knappett Industries wins Deputy Minister’s Contractor of the Year Award
Knappett Industries Ltd., a VICA member based in Nanaimo, took home an Award of Excellence from the Deputy’s Minister’s Contractor of the Year Awards for their work on the Rees Bridge Replacement and North Courtenay Connector.
December 14, 2017
VICA Member MNP LLP to merge with Hulko Cameron Wellburn LLP
Effective January 1, 2018, the two firms will merge to complement their own practice and continue their growth in the province.
December 13, 2017
VIHA one of seven to win BCCA's Award for Excellence in Procurement
The Vancouver Island Health Authority, has been named one of seven organizations to win a B.C. Construction Association award for excellence in procurement.
December 13, 2017
Defence Construction Canada Comox Procurement Team recognized for procurement excellence
The Defence Construction Canada Comox Procurement Team is among seven public owners recognized by the BC Construction Association for excellence in procurement this year — a first for the industry.