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February 14, 2024

Vancouver Island’s Building Sector Unites in Celebration of Industry Excellence

Victoria, BC (February 14, 2024) – The Urban Development Institute – Capital Region (UDI-CR), Canadian Home Builders Association – Vancouver Island (CHBAVI), and the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) are excited to announce their new joint award event, the Vancouver Island Building Industry Awards Gala.

The Vancouver Island Building Industry (VIBI) Awards celebrate excellence and innovation within the construction and development industry on Vancouver Island, showcasing the highest level of building achievement. Through UDI-CR, CHBAVI, and VICA, the VIBI Awards represent the development, residential homebuilding, industrial, commercial, institutional, and multi-residential construction sectors on Vancouver Island.

“The VIBI Awards will be Vancouver Island’s largest construction and development industry award event,” said Kathy Whitcher, Executive Director of the Urban Development Institute – Capital Region. “A joint celebration of our industry underscores the numerous successful years that the development and construction sector has enjoyed, as well as the island communities that benefit from our members’ work.”

The VIBI Awards Gala will premiere on June 1st, 2024, at the Victoria Conference Centre (Crystal Gardens) and will host 400 member companies and their guests. The construction and development sector on Vancouver Island employs over 35,000 people, with the total value of current construction projects on the island being over $11 billion and $12 billion worth of proposed construction projects.

“Through our collective associations, we represent over 800 member companies, many of which are locally owned and operated. Every year, our members build world-class facilities and homes, and we are enthusiastic to use the VIBI Awards to recognize their efforts,” said Rory Kulmala, CEO, Vancouver Island Construction Association.

“Built on the success of CHBAVI’s VIBE awards, the VICA Awards and drawing inspiration from UDI-CR’s Provincial Awards program, this collaboration signifies a shared dedication to championing excellence and setting new benchmarks in the ever-evolving realm of building construction and design,” said Kerriann Coady, Canadian Home Builders’ Association Vancouver Island. “We look forward to the success of this inaugural event and the many successful years to come.”

The 2024 VIBI’s are proudly sponsored by FortisBC and Concert Properties.

For more information, visit VIBI’s dedicated website, or UDI-CR, CHBAVI, or VICA’s websites.


Owen O’Rourke, Manager, Marketing & Communications
Vancouver Island Construction Association
250.800.1722 |