October 03, 2017
Fewer BC Youth Entering Trades for First Time in 4 Years
The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is reporting a decrease in the proportion of BC high school graduates entering the construction trades, in key figures released today for the province’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction sector.
September 12, 2017
BCCA Responds to Budget Announcement
BCCA fully supports a budget that puts families and working people first. Given the size of our sector and the role that contractors and their workforces play in the provincial economy, we believe that all issues are in some way construction industry issues.
September 07, 2017
Letter to Michael Atkinson, CCA
The BC Construction Association, as the voice for the industrial, commercial, and institutional (ICI) construction sector in British Columbia, supports CCA’s participation in the above-mentioned coalition letter opposing the federal government’s tax proposals affecting incorporated small businesses.
August 30, 2017
Letter to the Editor: "Men between 19 and 59 at the heart of BC's opioid epidemic"
The article’s opening sentence (“Too many men working in trades are overdosing on opioids”) compels me to ask, what would be an acceptable number of opioid overdoses amongst men working in the trades?
May 22, 2017
2017 BC Election Results: Key Issues Impacting the Construction Industry
Premier Clark holds a minority government but has not resigned, pledging to recall the MLAs to the Legislature by the end of June. At that time, the NDP and the Green Party (who have officially allied to form a majority) will present a non-confidence motion in Clark and the Liberal Party. Here’s how they stand on key issues impacting our industry...
May 17, 2017
New Construction Industry Report Shows Procurement Drives Innovation
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has published a follow-up to its Innovation Report (February 2016), which revealed BC’s construction sector lags behind other jurisdictions when it comes to innovation. The new report is called “Procuring Innovation” and lays out the case for the sector to recognize the procurement process as the key for driving innovative projects and sector development.
February 01, 2017
Change and Opportunity: Meet the new BCCA president
When the BCCA president Manley McLachlan announced
his intentions to retire, the board of directors didn’t have to look very
far for his successor. By Cheryl Mah
December 06, 2016
Chris Atchison Named BCCA President
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) announced today that Chris Atchison has been named incoming President, replacing retiring incumbent Manley McLachlan. The handover will begin on January 3, with McLachlan staying on in an advisory capacity until March 31, 2017.
November 30, 2016
Construction File - Proactive Release of Project Information for the Construction Industry
Over the last decade new people, processes and procurement protocols have led to a loss in some fundamental practices in regard to accessing information that is paramount to fair, open and transparent bidding.
October 26, 2016
Construction File: The Construction Management Project Delivery Method
CCA has introduced the new CCA 26 A Guide to the Construction Management (CM) Project Delivery Method (2016). Along with the Guide these are some other considerations which are very important in insuring a successful delivery of a project using Construction Management.
October 25, 2016
Skilled Trades Gap Shrinks As More BC Youth Enter Trades
The BC Construction Association (BCCA) is reporting better than expected results for BCs skilled workforce, in key figures released today for the province’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction sector.
September 27, 2016
Bob Cooke of Division 15 Mechanical Elected BC Construction Association Board Chair
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) announces the election of long time construction industry leader Bob Cooke to the role of Board Chair for the 2016-2017 term, effective immediately.
April 27, 2016
Construction File: CCA Quality of Documents Report Issued
In 2015, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) embarked on a series of “Quality of Documents” workshops across Canada. CCA issues its report on the findings from the workshops. Learn more about these key findings and takeaways.
October 29, 2015
Construction File: Top 10 Reasons BidCentral’s Online Bidding is a Home Run
Four years ago BidCentral launched online bidding for trade contractors (BOBS). We’re still the only truly online solution available in BC, with hundreds of projects under our belt.
October 15, 2015
B.C. and LNG Canada announce funding to advance skills training
Employers in the construction sector will now be able to apply for funding to help their current and future employees upgrade their skills, thanks to two complementary funding programs announced today by the B.C. government and LNG Canada.
July 20, 2015
Construction File: Job Order Contracting
To support public owners in their efforts to hold themselves accountable to taxpayers through fair open, and transparent procurement practises, the BCCA offers Thresholds for Procurement of Publicly Funded Construction policy.
June 29, 2015
BC Building Act & Guide
The Building Act is new legislation introduced in spring 2015. The Building Act is B.C.'s first act dedicated just to building and construction - it's designed to modernize and streamline the building regulatory system.
May 08, 2015
Construction File: Post Closing Over Budget Negotiations
The rationale of the tender process is to replace negotiation with competition and, subject to the terms of the tender documents, negotiation is generally not permitted in the tender process. One of the primary reasons why negotiation is not permitted is to prevent bid shopping. Generally, where the tender documents expressly permit negotiation, negotiation is only permissible so long as it is consistent with what is expressly provided in the tender documents.
April 28, 2015
Wood Innovation Design Center (WIDC) Wins Award for Innovation in Architecture
BCCA would like to congratulate Michael Green Architecture on its Award of Excellence for Innovation in Architecture, received for the design of the Wood Innovation Design Center (WIDC) in Prince George, BC. The eigh-storey building is the first tall wood building in Canada built beyond current building codes, and North America’s tallest contemporary timber building.
Ross McLean Receives Distinguished Service Award
The BC Construction Association has awarded a Distinguished Service Award to Houle Electric’s Regional Manager Ross McLean, in recognition of his contributions to the growth and stature of British Columbia’s construction industry.