December 07, 2017
Ledcor recognized for having one of Canada’s most admired corporate cultures, again
Ledcor Group of Companies has been once again recognized as one of Canada’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures following its inclusion on the same list in 2011 and 2014.
December 05, 2017
4 Construction and Infrastructure Stocks That Could Soar in 2018 [Excerpt]
Taking a look at several companies [including VICA Members WSP and Stantec] that could benefit from the increase in construction activity in Canada. Source: The Motley Fool
December 03, 2017
PCL among leaders sleeping on the street for homeless youth [Excerpt]
PCL, a VICA member, was one of seventy of Toronto's business and community leaders that slept on the street last month to raise money for the Covenant House Toronto.
December 01, 2017
One-quarter of B.C.’s young construction workers are putting their hearing at risk
New data from WorkSafeBC shows that B.C.’s young construction workers are less likely to wear hearing protection than other age groups in the same industry, or even when compared to young workers in other industries. Training is key to preventing permanent hearing loss.
November 29, 2017
Government of Canada kicks off the Smart Cities Challenge
Calling on the communities of British Columbia to improve the lives of Canadians through innovation, data, and technology.
November 27, 2017
Construction workers learn to save lives at opioid awareness workshops
Members of the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) are being offered opioid awareness training as part of an initiative to help stem the tide of opioid overdose deaths.
November 20, 2017
Waymark Architecture walks away from the 2017 EcoStar Awards a winner
VICA Member Waymark Architecture took home the award for Leadership and Design in Construction at the 2017 EcoStar Awards on November 16th.
November 20, 2017
Victoria Airport Authority wins 2017 EcoStar Award for Ecological Stewardship
The Victoria Airport Authority (VAA), a VICA Member, was announced the winner of the 2017 EcoStar award for Ecological Stewardship at the November 16th event in Victoria, BC.
November 16, 2017
Zuzana Capeau steps in as STEP's new Regional Employment Placement Specialist
Zuzana Capeau has recently joined the Skilled Trades Employment Program, bringing with her 15 years of experience in career counselling at co-op education and experiential learning programs.
November 12, 2017
Robots in construction: 3D-printed infrastructure
The first 3D-printed concrete bridge has been completed in the Netherlands as a crossing for cyclists, but construction company BAM Infra claims it could take the weight of 40 lorries
November 09, 2017
Member News: Rob Tournour Masonry, Another Brick in Nepal
Rob Tournour, of Rob Tournour Masonry, has been working running his business while also working behind the scenes with a non-profit called Another Brick in Nepal.
November 05, 2017
The Future of the Industry: Nov 5-11 is Apprenticeship Recognition Week in BC
November 5-11 marks Apprenticeship Recognition Week and the 82nd anniversary of formalized trades training in British Columbia. Homes, hospitals, fine dining, kitchen cabinets, and everything in between – these are the services and products that are provided by skilled tradespeople and apprentices in British Columbia.
November 01, 2017
Member News: RJC Engineers aka Read Mos Christofferson this Movember
VICA Member Read Jones Christofferson is participating in Movember this year by growing moustaches for men's health!
October 27, 2017
Cannabis Legalization: Have your say!
There’s still time to have your say on how B.C. should regulate the use of non-medical cannabis when the federal government makes it legal next July.
October 23, 2017
VICA Members in the Community: Butler Brothers' Book Prize
Brian Butler of Butler Brothers Supplies partners with the City of Victoria and Bolen Books every year to promote literacy and recognize local authors through its Book Prize.
October 19, 2017
Four VICA Members elected to the Board of Directors at 2017 Annual General Meeting
Stuart Cuthbert, Mark Liudzius, Chris Lyons, and Kate Ulmer, were elected to the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) Board of Directors on October 19th at the 2017 Annual General Meeting.
October 17, 2017
VICA Members walk away as winners from VRBA's CARE Awards
More than 50 awards were presented at the 26th annual event attended by almost 300 builders, renovators, designers, trades, and suppliers – all members of the Victoria Residential Builders Association (VRBA), a Vancouver Island Construction Association partner.
October 17, 2017
Mary Van Buren starts as CCA President; Michael Atkinson retires
Mary Van Buren, a bilingual marketing, strategy and digital expert, started as the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) president on October 16, 2017.
October 13, 2017
Building the Next Generation: October 30
This is the annual fall gathering of employers interested in giving back, volunteering, and training young people. We’ll identify how your company can work with high school programs to provide critical experience to help young people make an informed decision and get a start in trades and the sector.
October 11, 2017
Speyside Equity purchases McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd. and Shanahan’s LP
Earlier this year, VICA Members McGregor & Thompson Hardware Ltd. and Shanahan’s Limited Partnership were purchased by Speyside Equity.
October 02, 2017
Current Millwork takes two awards home from the 27th Annual AWMAC Awards of Excellence
Vancouver Island Construction Association member Currrent Millwork was recently awarded the 2017 AWMAC BC Award of Excellence - Silver for Excellence in Quality for a Small Commercial Project for the Kwa’Lilas Hotel in Port Hardy.
September 05, 2017
Construction Workers’ Exposure to Crystalline Silica [IRRST Report]
The Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST), one of the leading Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) research centres in Canada, recently released a report on Construction Workers’ Exposure to Crystalline Silica.
September 01, 2017
Construction ethics courses create a "golden rule" for industry [Excerpt]
A new ethics course, developed by BuildForce Canada, is a mandatory component of the Canadian Construction Association's (CCA) Gold Seal certification program and is being taught in Vancouver [and Victoria] by BGC Partners Inc. president Tim Williams.
August 23, 2017
Construction activity robust in the second quarter of 2017
Higher residential activity and a surge in commercial permits contributed to robust growth in Vancouver Island construction from April to June 2017.
August 22, 2017
Lack of housing a contributing factor to employee recruitment and retention
Survey confirms that the lack and cost of housing in Greater Victoria is making it difficult for many employers to attract and retain workers.