BC Government Funding Announcements

November 16, 2017

 

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - The province announced $22.6 million for supportive modular housing projects in Prince Rupert, Vernon and Terrace yesterday. The funding is part of the government’s commitment to build 2,000 modular housing units in the next two years, at a cost of $291 million. An additional $170 million will fund 24/7 support staffing and services for the next three years.

o     In Prince Rupert, $3.6 million will fund 44 modular housing units. The city is working with B.C. Housing to find an appropriate site for development.

o    A site has already been proposed for the construction of 52 units of permanent modular housing in Terrace. The total cost for the project is $8 million.

o    In Vernon, $11 million will fund construction of two separate projects. A 45-bed shelter will expand the capacity of the current Howard House Men’s Shelter. A new 53-unit supportive housing project will be located on land owned by BC Housing.

 

Ministry of Citizens’ Services - The government distributed $16 million to 54 B.C. communities in lieu of property taxes this month. The grants apply to land and property owned by the provincial government and are meant to reimburse local B.C. municipalities for public services and infrastructure costs

 

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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.
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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.
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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.
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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”.
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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.
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April 27, 2016

CCA Quality of Documents Report Issued

In 2015, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) embarked on a series of “Quality of Documents” workshops across Canada. In BC workshops were sponsored by NRCA in Prince George and VRCA in Vancouver with participants invited from across the Province. It was an opportunity to discuss the issue of poor quality documentation in the Canadian building industry.
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