VICA Members: 25% off at Mark's Work Wearhouse Thursday, September 20th

Preferred clients, including VICA Members, get early access to Mark's 3-Day Storewide Sale from Friday, September 21 to Sunday, September 23rd! 

Receive 25% off at Mark's and shop a day in advance of the public. Just show your VICA/Mark's Member Discount Card on September 20th to receive the store discount.

Don't have a VICA/Mark's Member Discount card? Swing by our office in Victoria or Nanaimo, prove your place of work (at a VICA member company), and we will give you a stack for you and your crew.

Mark's Commercial  - Sale!


Victoria: 530 Chatham Street #1 (map)
Plan ahead:

Victoria: 777 Royal Oak Drive, 210 Broadmead Village
Plan ahead:

Nanaimo: 4595 Uplands Drive
Plan ahead:

Happy shopping!

ECR air recon web size - cropped.jpg
September 07, 2018

Port Alberni Awards Largest Construction Contract in Municipal History

On September 4, 2018, Council for the City of Port Alberni unanimously passed a motion to award the main construction contract for the upcoming Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades project to Tritech Group for $17,128,429.53 plus GST - the largest construction contract awarded in the City of Port Alberni’s history.
Read More
August 24, 2018

New BC Building and Plumbing Code

The new BC Building and Plumbing Code will be effective December 10, 2018 and will apply to building permits applied for on or after that date. The BC Fire Code is anticipated to be adopted in the fall of 2018 and effective December 10, 2018. Buildings with permits in place under the previous 2012 BC Building Code will generally not be affected by the adoption of the new code.
Read More
July 27, 2018

REPOST: Pattullo Procurement Strategy Takes BC Construction a Bridge Too Far

The new Pattullo Bridge Community Benefits Agreement patently illustrates what is unfair with our current government’s policy decision to mandate the nature and extent of procurement requirements in major public construction projects. For BCCA, an association that hinges its principles on fair, open and transparent procurement practices, this agreement is taking public policy in construction tendering a bridge too far.
Read More
July 23, 2018

[Op-Ed] Dana Taylor: B.C. needs prompt-payment legislation for contractors

When was the last time you bought groceries and told Save-On Foods that they would have to wait a couple of months before you would pay them? It would never fly. Trade contractors in British Columbia — those who build the structures in which you live, work, play and study — must also pay their expenses on time. But to get paid for their completed work, they must routinely wait and wait and wait.
Read More