April 2018 BCCA Briefing

April 26, 2018
Your April Briefing
#ConstructionMonthBC Special Edition
  • Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC was proclaimed!
We celebrate the 225,000 British Columbians who work in the skilled trades, and the 24,000 employers who support them with Construction & Skilled Trades Month in British Columbia. Watch the official proclamation video. 
  • The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training is celebrating Construction and Skilled Trades Month
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills, and Training have been raising awareness about careers in construction throughout April for #ConstructionMonthBC. 
Minister Melanie Mark at BCIT's kick-off breakfast announcing the start of Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC. 
  • BCIT officially kicked off #ConstructionMonthBC
BCCA President Chris Atchison along with Minister Melanie Mark, ITA's Gary Herman and VRCA's CEO Fiona Famulak attended The British Columbia Institute of Technology’s (BCIT) School of Construction and the Environment’s breakfast launch of Construction and Skilled Trades Month at the school’s Burnaby campus. Browse the event pictures
BCIT's attendees at the kick-off Breakfast for Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC. 
  • Construction Month brings team pride from our Associations with #BuiltRight!
The BC Construction Association, Vancouver Island Construction Association, Southern Interior Construction Association and the Northern Regional Construction Association tweeted and posted their #BuiltRight pride this month. Team members from STEP and BCCA Integrating Newcomers also got involved! 
Northern Regional Construction Association (NRCA) CEO Scott Bone with NRCA team members showing #BuiltRight pride. 
  • Contractors' Breakfasts are happening across the province
For Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC, the Northern Regional Construction Association, Vancouver Island Construction Association, and the Southern Interior Construction Association hosted Contractors' Breakfast to bring the industry together. #ConstructionMonthBC partners Graham Construction, Camosun College, Turner Construction and College of New Caledonia also signed on to celebrate the industry with a morning meal and mingling. 
  • 25 Leadership Awards handed out across the province
Regional Construction Associations and #ConstructionMonthBC partners from across the province honored hardworking British Columbians who work in the skilled trades with Construction Leadership Awards. Highlights include awards given by Turner Construction, Graham Construction, Northern Legendary Construction Ltd. and Camosun College
Camosun College presented Cori Coutts, Health and Safety/Human Resources from Knappett Projects Inc., with a Construction Leadership Award. 
Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) CEO Jason Henderson with SICA Leadership Award Winners. 
  • Understanding Risk+ BC_Built Environment launched at the BC Legislature 
On April 16th, the BCCA board along with Minister Mike Farnworth and Parliamentary Secretary Jennifer Rice kicked off the UR+ BC symposium at the BC Legislature.  The UR+BC symposium marked the first time the construction industry has played a leadership role in tackling the challenges of hazard mitigation and increased resilience in the industrial, commercial, and institutional built environment. 
BCCA Board of Directors with Minister Farnworth & P.S. Jennifer Rice launching Understanding Risk+ BC on the steps of the BC Legislature.
  • The UR+ BC symposium story came to Twitter
The two-day symposium was all about conversation. Scientists, construction industry leaders, engineers, government representatives and more talked and tweeted their thoughts. 
  • A Conversation with Dr. Lucy Jones
BCCA COO, Lisa Stevens, sat down with Lucy Jones, an expert in earthquake research and earthquake risk reduction from LA to discuss resilience in the built environment
  • BCCA President on air with CFAX1070 for UR+ BC
How often does the thought of a catastrophic earthquake cross your mind? Listen to BCCA President Chris Atchison on CFAX 1070 talking #URBC
  • The Construction Leadership Dinner was a hit!
On Monday, April 17, 2018, the Construction Leadership Dinner, one of the many festivities and events celebrating Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC, was hosted by BCCA at the Royal B.C. Museum, and attended by Premier Horgan, The Honourable Melanie Mark Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, and the Honourable Claire Trevena, Minister of Transportation, as well leaders from key construction sector stakeholder groups including the four Regional Construction Associations, the Industry Training Authority and WorkSafe BC. 
Premier John Horgan. Minister Melanie Mark and BCCA President Chris Atchison at the Construction Leadership Dinner on April 16th. 
Seven individuals from across the province were honored at the Construction Leadership Dinner for their leadership and exemplary contributions to a diverse construction workforce. Nominations came from every corner of the province: each honoree reflects an important part of the construction industry. Read more about the Construction Leadership Award winners. 
BCCA Leadership Award Winners with the BCCA Board, BCCA President Chris Atchison, Premier John Horgan, Minister Melanie Mark, and Minister Claire Trevena. 
  • BCCA and BC Hockey launch 'Hard Hats and Hockey Sticks' 

BC’s industrial, commercial, and institutional builders are stepping up to recognize the hardest working hockey players from BC’s Major Midget League (MML) and Female Midget AAA League (FMAAA) teams through a new program that will honour a player from each team every month of the season. Here's the program's game plan. 

BCCA and BC Hockey team up to launch "Hard Hat and Hockey Sticks". Pictured: Vancouver Island Seals with BCCA President and Seals Coach, Chris Atchison. 
  • The Construction Industry is celebrating!
Whether it's a labourer, tradesperson, contractor, owner, manufacturer, supplier, industry organization, or government agency, they're all giving their voices to #ConstructionMonthBC through tweets, Facebook posts & Instagram posts. This is what #ConstructionMonthBC looks like - so far!
  • The #BCTECH Summit discount available
At this year's #BCTECH Summit, explore how traditional industries are adopting technology to stay competitive. Sign up here and get a discount. 
  • 2018 CCDC seminars 
Conducted by CCDC members and contributors to CCDC documents, these CCDC Seminars feature both a morning and afternoon session, as well as a bonus luncheon presentation on new and updated CCDC documents. The BC dates include: May 2 in Prince George, May 3 in Victoria, May 8 in Kelowna, and May 11 in Vancouver. 
  • #ConstructionMonthBC in the News 
March 05, 2018

BC Close Out Procedures

The purpose of this Document is to recommend standard procedures to facilitate the closing stages of a construction contract and the close out of the project.
Read More
December 14, 2017

The Unsung Heroes of Public Sector Construction

The BC Construction Association, the province’s provincial advocate for the industrial, commercial, and industrial construction sector, recognized seven public projects and owners for excellence in construction procurement in 2017.
Read More
May 17, 2017

New Construction Industry Report Shows Procurement Drives Innovation

VICTORIA, BC – 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.
Read More
January 06, 2017

Tribunal Rules on US Gypsum Board Imports

An inquiry has made a series of recommendations about import duties after hearing about the injury caused to Canada’s industry by the pricing regime for gypsum board brought in from the USA.
Read More
NRCA Homepage.png
December 14, 2016

NRCA's New Website Launches

We are happy to announce that our new website is live! We are excited for our members to take advantage of all the new features available to them.
Read More
November 30, 2016

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. This has been a significant challenge for the construction industry, and recently the BC Government has taken an important step in restoring standards for accessing information through the release of “Guidance for the Release of Information &/or Documents Related to Competitive Procurement Opportunities”.
Read More
October 26, 2016

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.
Read More