August 13, 2018
Industry Policies that further validate BCCA’s challenge of the Community Benefits Agreement
The recent Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) announced by Premier Horgan’s government has created a major disruption in our industry.
Tradespeople and employers alike – both union and open shop – are working to understand the details of the 336 page document and what it means for them, following inadequate consultation with industry prior to the release of the policy.
August 02, 2018
Industry Voices, in response to “It’s time to leave the BC Construction Association”
Premier Horgan's Community Benefits Agreement (CBA) is the most dangerous and disruptive policy to be introduced by any government into our industry in recent memory.
Whether you are a union or an open-shop employer, your basic rights and freedoms as Canadians are being blatantly disregarded, as is government's obligation for fair, open and transparent procurement practises.
July 30, 2018
BCCA does not support Premier Horgan’s new Community Benefits Agreement
Community benefit agreements can be used successfully provided there is adequate industry engagement prior to their roll-out. This CBA did not include adequate industry engagement.
July 27, 2018
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.
July 18, 2018
Response to the Province’s Community Benefits Agreement Announcement
BCCA is working with our counterparts at the local, provincial and national levels to inform government on the risks of Community Benefit Agreements, and to educate public owners on the use of fair, open, and transparent procurement processes which are an obligation and responsibility of government to taxpayers.
July 18, 2018
B.C. needs Ministry of the Built Environment to manage construction issues
It’s hard to think the construction sector is in trouble this summer, when everywhere across the province you see tall cranes, seas of hard hats, and traffic cones — all outward signs of a prosperous B.C. economy of which construction is a beneficiary.
June 21, 2018
Tackling the Late Payment Epidemic: What Will It Take?
"Prompt payment” is a familiar issue in the construction industry. Of course there’s nothing prompt about it. It’s the LACK of prompt payment that makes it an issue, handicapping our industry, squeezing the small contractors, and pushing risk down into the supply chain onto those who can least afford to carry it.
June 14, 2018
BCCA Announces Leadership Change to BidCentral Platform
Chris Atchison, President and CEO of the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) today announced the appointment of Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO, effective immediately.
June 13, 2018
Construction Month in BC 2018 Recap Video #BuiltRight
A recap video to celebrate the success of Construction and Skilled Trades Month in British Columbia for April 2018. Here's to all of you!
May 30, 2018
Understanding Risk British Columbia (UR+ BC) Video #URBC
The Understanding Risk British Columbia (UR+ BC) symposium, hosted April 16 & 17, 2018 in Victoria BC, marked the first time the construction industry played a leadership role in bringing together builders, designers, engineers, scientists, and policymakers to tackle the challenges of hazard mitigation and increased resilience in the industrial, commercial, and institutional built environment.
May 29, 2018
BCCA Response to Federal Purchase of Trans Mountain pipeline for $4.5 Billion
Official Statement - The BC Construction Association has long been a strong public supporter of BC’s oil and gas strategy and of the Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain pipeline in particular, recognizing the significance of the project for the economic prosperity of British Columbia and the rest of Canada provided that all environmental safety stipulations are met.
May 09, 2018
Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in April
The Dodge Momentum Index jumped 6.1% in April to 163.0 (2000=100) from the revised March reading of 153.7.
April 30, 2018
BC Lions Announce "Salute the Trades" Game Night September 7
BC Lions teams up with industry to celebrate BC’s construction sector.
April 27, 2018
LNG Canada and TransCanada's Coastal GasLink Project Announce Expansion of "Connect" Program
New office opens in Smithers to connect local workforce to construction job.
April 24, 2018
Construction Industry to Honour BC's Hockey Youth
BCCA and BC Hockey team up to launch “Hard Hats and Hockey Sticks”.
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
The Federal Budget – What Construction Needs to Know
The main elements of the new budget are...
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.