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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Connecting qualified workers with job opportunities in the skilled trades in Terrace and Kitimat is crucial to successful workforce development, particularly for the nascent LNG industry. To address this challenge, B.C. Construction Association (BCCA) teamed up with LNG Canada to create the LNG Canada Connect initiative. This initiative is completely funded by LNG Canada and is an extension of our Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP).
VICTORIA, BC – Strong activity in British Columbia’s construction industry is drawing skilled workers back to the province from Alberta and more young people are entering the trades, according to the 2016 Construction Industry Survey released today by the BC Construction Association, in partnership with Progressive Contractors Association and Construction Labour Relations.
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has published an industry study that reveals BC’s construction sector is lagging behind other jurisdictions when it comes to innovation.
“BC is a leader in green building, wood, and procurement technologies, but we have catching up to do in most areas of construction innovation,” says Manley McLachlan, President of the BCCA. “Construction is an extremely competitive industry: employers are holding their cards close. The result is that we’re great at on-the-job problem solving but too often missing the big picture.”
Five members of the Local 97 of the Ironworkers Union of BC are volunteering their time to help rebuild the Lakay Trade School in Haiti. The school is a new two story steel structure, and the Canadian welders will bolt and weld the vertical alignment and attach the steel sheeting to the second floor and roof.
The soon-to-be-published ‘Building a BC Construction Innovation Strategy’ (a joint initiative of BCCA and the Home Owner Protection Office) points out one of the biggest hindrances to innovation and productivity in the construction industry: the inequitable allocation of risk down the supply chain to those least able to support it.
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.
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.
The Honourable John Duncan, Minister of State, Chief Government Whip, and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification (WD), announced $1.6 million in funding to the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA).
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.
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.
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.
Former BCCA Board Chair Anibal Valente has been elected as Chair of the Canadian Construction Association. Anibal brings over 35 years of experience in ICI construction, and is widely recognized across Canada for his accomplishments and dedication to the industry.
BCCA and STEP have been recognized at the 2015 IEC-BC Leadership Recognition Awards for innovation in immigrant employment and addressing construction skills shortage. Manley McLachlan, BCCA President and Faith Dempster, STEP Regional Manager Vancouver were in attendance to accept the award on behalf of the organizations.
BC-built online procurement technology is being implemented in Nova
Scotia for construction projects, through an agreement between the Construction Association of Nova Scotia (CANS) and the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA).
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) announces the election of long time construction industry leader Susan Zacharias to the role of Board Chair for the 2015-2016 term, effective immediately.
Construction work is project based, with unique project teams assembled through a tendering process. These project teams typically involve an owner who is the buyer of construction services from a general contractor, who in turn employs sub-contractors and often sub-sub-contractors. Add numerous suppliers to the mix, at all levels of the contracting pyramid.