April 17, 2018
Construction Leadership Award Winners 2018
#ConstructionMonthBC wouldn't be complete without a Construction Leadership Dinner. We honoured Amy Carr, Mary-Anne Bowcott, Karen Anderson, Becky Lupton, Max Ignatiuk, Jerry Pasitney & Tracey MacKinnon for their industry leadership roles.
April 12, 2018
UR+ BC Panelist: Jessica Shoubridge
Principal, Thrive Consulting, Director, EERI-BC, and UR+ BC Organizer, Jessica Shoubridge, has worked across all orders of government, academia, non-profits and the private sector to help bridge gaps between science, policy, and action for risk reduction and resilience building.
April 12, 2018
UR+ BC Panelist: Tamsin Lyle
Engineer Tamsin Lyle founded Ebbwater Consulting, a Vancouver-based company, to focus on flood management solutions.
April 09, 2018
Response to Premier Horgan's "Crisis of Confidence"
“It’s essential for the stability and health of our businesses and communities that BC is trusted by investors - project commitments must hold..." - Chris Atchison, BCCA President
April 03, 2018
A proclamation from the province of BC announcing April as #ConstructionMonthBC
Hear Ye, Hear Ye! Let’s take this moment to stand up and be proud of what we build, how we build it, and who we are. #BuiltRight
March 26, 2018
Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training Celebrating Construction and Skilled Trades Month in April
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training are raising awareness about careers in construction throughout April.
March 19, 2018
A Conversation with Dr. Lucy Jones
We're with Lucy Jones, an expert in earthquake research and earthquake risk reduction from LA. Lucy is the 2018 distinguished lecturer for the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute, BC Branch. She's in Victoria to talk about creating resilience in our communities, particularly about creating building codes that reflect the realities of earthquake loses.
March 08, 2018
Premier unveils supports for women building a career in the trades
VICTORIA – Premier John Horgan today announced a suite of initiatives to pave the way for
women working or entering a career in the building trades through improved workplace
supports, services and practices.
February 27, 2018
Q&A: Anne Yanciw, Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Smithers
In the day to day procurement process, details are not always “crystal clear”. The Town of Smithers knew this and worked harder to ensure a transparent bid process at every stage of the Airport project.
February 27, 2018
The Federal Budget – What Construction Needs to Know
The main elements of the new budget are...
February 20, 2018
BC Budget 2018 – What you need to know
“It’s an ambitious budget that is working hard to provide assistance to equity seeking groups, which we can all appreciate. But it’s likely to be hard on small businesses who will see increased expenses – this is concerning because employers already have a significant cost burden. “ - Chris Atchison, President, BCCA
February 19, 2018
Q&A: Matthew Cronwiller, Manager Facilities Capital Construction, Vancouver Island Health Authority - South Region
There is a cast of thousands who make up Island Health's Design & Construction leadership team. They're the reason a 2017 Best of Public Procurement Award was awarded.
February 16, 2018
RE: Oil, Wine and gas become flammable mix
I can’t let Les Leyne’s comment that Wine Month “sounds a lot more fun than…Construction and Skilled Trades Month” go by without a sober reminder of what’s at stake.
February 15, 2018
Understanding Risk in BC's Built Environment: World Bank UR+ Symposium Comes to Victoria
BC’s industrial, commercial and institutional builders will join geological scientists and emergency management professionals in Victoria this spring to share perspectives on mitigating hazard risk and improving disaster resilience in the built environment.
February 14, 2018
BCCA responds to throne speech
The BC Construction Association is encouraged that yesterday’s Speech from the Throne means good things ahead for all of BC’s tradespeople.
January 22, 2018
Q&A: Jigar Patel, Director of Capital Projects, Interior Health Authority
We sat down with Jigar Patel, Director of Capital Projects for Interior Health Authority, to learn more about the procurement team and their work.
January 22, 2018
Q&A: Chris Sheel, Manager of Procurement Services, City of Vernon
Here's how Chris Sheel's procurement team tackled the Kal Tire Place's procurement process, including a couple words of advice for other procurement specialists.
January 16, 2018
Q&A: Elizabeth Zhu, Acting Manager, Facilities Procurement Lower Mainland Facilities Management
As a 2017 Best of Procurement honouree, we asked Lower Mainland Facilities Management Health Authorities to answer a couple questions for us.
December 18, 2017
"Best bid" named construction phrase of the year
BCCA named “Best Bid” the most important two words in construction this year, following a statement by Premier Horgan in October to the BC Federation of Labour: “Low bids might be good for BC Liberals, but “best bids” are what we are going to do” said the Premier.
December 12, 2017
2017 Best of Public Procurement
The following procurement stars of 2017 lead the way for others in our competitive industry.