March 20, 2020
VICA and VIHA partner for PPE Donation
In support of Island Health and front-line healthcare staff, working tirelessly to keep our communities safe from COVID-19, the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) has put a call out to their membership for donations of new, unopened N95 masks, sanitizer solution and wipes, or other personal protection equipment suitable for their work.
March 13, 2020
Important updates from VICA regarding COVID-19
In the wake of recent announcements from federal and provincial health officials surrounding COVID-19, we would like to provide you with an update on the actions we, the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) is taking in response to the direction set out by the Provincial Health Officer (PHO).
March 04, 2020
COVID-19 & Construction: 7 Simple Steps to Keep Your Crew Healthy On Site & In The Office
Safety is always a priority in construction and managing the risk of COVID-19 should be no exception. We strongly encourage employers to provide common-sense advice about the simple actions employees are expected to take to reduce the risk.
February 27, 2020
Leonard Brody, Business & Technology Visionary, invites you to the 2020 Vancouver Island Constuction Conference
Join us — and 300+ delegates — on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference for VICA's flagship industry event. #VICC2020
February 27, 2020
Loud and Proud in Pink Shirts: VICA Members spread the word that it's cool to be kind
On February 26, the local construction community supported children across BC as they stood vibrantly in solidarity for a bully-free world.
February 25, 2020
BC Construction Association's take on the recently announced Budget 2020
While $7BN spend in social housing remains on the table, BCCA continues to work with BC Housing in an ongoing effort to ensure fair, open, and transparent procurement methods.
February 20, 2020
City of Powell River: Developers update progress on airport investment
An update on Gaoshi Holdings’ (Canada) proposed Powell River Airport development was presented at the Committee of the Whole on Tuesday, February 18. The committee approved sending to Council a Development Permit (DP) to facilitate construction of the first phase of a mixed-use aviation park.
February 13, 2020
Connecting Communities, Creating Opportunities: VICA, Hazelwood, Scotiabank, Canwest & Pinchin at ABM Indigenous: Vancouver Island
VICA, along with members Hazelwood Construction Group, Scotiabank, Canwest Mechanical, and Pinchin, will be attending ABM Indigenous: Vancouver Island again this year. The event is held in partnership with the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation at the Songhees Innovation Centre in Victoria from March 16 to 18.
January 20, 2020
Victoria 3.0 Pivoting to a Higher Economy 2020-2041 | Draft Economic Action Plan
The City of Victoria is seeking public feedback to help shape its draft economic action plan, Victoria 3.0 – Pivoting to a Higher-Value Economy – 2020-2041.
January 10, 2020
City of Powell River seeks public input on Recreation Complex upgrades
An extensive public engagement process begins on Friday, January 10 to decide on a plan for the City of Powell River Recreation Complex Rehabilitation.
December 23, 2019
VICA Members donate over $20,000 in toys and groceries to Vancouver Island families in need
In time for the holiday season, members of the Vancouver Island Construction Association raised over $20,000 for families in the communities they work and live in.
December 16, 2019
CCA displeased by Supreme Court of Canada decision to dismiss appeal on use of reprisal clauses in BC
The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is displeased to learn that the Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal brought forward by contractor, J. Cote & Son Excavating.
December 06, 2019
Inaugural Builders Code Champion Awards Celebrate Construction Sector Leadership
The awards recognized companies with advanced policies and practices that seek to ensure all employees can reach their full potential in the skilled trades.
November 28, 2019
RFI: Re-establish fish passage in the Fraser River in response to the Big Bar Landslide
Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is requesting information from interested parties for construction and environmental remediation services necessary to re-establish fish passage in the Fraser River in response to the Big Bar Landslide.
November 26, 2019
BCCA Celebrates National Construction Day with New Worksite Behavior Training App
As part of its ongoing efforts to address bullying, hazing, and harassment on B.C. construction worksites, the BCCA is marking National Construction Day with the beta launch of a new Builders Code Crew Training App.
November 25, 2019
SR&ED credit writing initiative launched to boost innovation in the Canadian construction industry
In an effort to encourage and boost innovation within the industry, Canadian Construction Association (CCA) and Canadian Construction Innovations (CCI) are delighted to announce an exclusive partnership with Invennt Business Inc. to offer the Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) credit writing services to the industry.
November 22, 2019
Celebrate National Construction Day with the Vancouver Island Construction Association
Tuesday, November 26, 2019 marks the Canadian Construction Association’s (CCA) first annual celebration of the construction industry with National Construction Day 2019.
November 15, 2019
Strong support for improving safety through Cathedral Grove
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure is moving forward with detailed engineering on solutions to improve safety and capacity for visitors at Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park, while protecting the environmental, social and cultural values associated with the park.
November 14, 2019
Industry leaders from Courtenay, Nanaimo, and Victoria elected to the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) Board at 2019 Annual General Meeting
Representatives from Victoria, Nanaimo, and Courtenay were elected by the island-wide membership to the VICA Board of Directors on November 7, 2019.
November 08, 2019
Built Green Technical Workshop with Verity Construction | November 21
You’re invited to Built Green's technical workshop, as some industry readies itself for the next step of BC Energy Step Code, while others prepare for the introduction of Step Code in their area.
November 08, 2019
Canada's First Impact-Investment Mortgage Fund Set to Serve BC's Essential Workers
A mortgage investment corporation (MIC) launched by the BCCA aims to make securing a mortgage easier for B.C.’s skilled tradespeople, medical care providers, educators, and emergency responders, while at the same time provide the growing impact investment market with a tax-free vehicle that supports housing affordability.
November 07, 2019
Passive House Days | World's Most Efficient Buildings Open to Public Across Canada
Passive House buildings across Canada will open their doors to the public during Passive House Days, taking place from November 8-10, 2019, for the 16th year in a row.
November 05, 2019
Women in Civil Engineering & Construction Panel | University of Victoria, November 15
Please join us for an expert panel of women in civil engineering and construction, as well as UVic Civil Engineering alumni and senior students.
October 31, 2019
Advance Notice to Contractors & Subcontractors | Fire Station #1 Replacement Project, Nanaimo
This is not a tender call or an invitation to bid. The City of Nanaimo (the City) plans to commence procurement for construction of a new fire station located at the intersection of Fitzwilliam Street and Milton Street in Nanaimo.
October 30, 2019
Invitation to Participate in Public Review of National Building Codes
The BC Building, Plumbing and Fire Codes (BC Codes) are based substantially on the model Codes Canada Publications. Changes to the Codes Canada Publications are typically adopted into the BC Codes. The Public Review is set to close at 4:00 p.m. EST on December 23, 2019.