September 2017 BCCA Briefing

 
September 27, 2017
 
Your September Briefing
 
 
  • New BCCA Strategic Plan Approved
Built on the four industry priorities of Project Opportunities, Skilled Workforce, Technology, and Community, BCCA works to make sure our province is home to a world-class construction sector that demonstrates exceptional productivity and resilience. See the new 3-year plan (2017-2020).
  • 2017 Fall Stat Pack
Did you know that the total value of construction wages is up 17% to $13.2 BN? Get all the new stats.
  • BCCA Board Changes
Meet the new Board, comprised entirely of RCA members and headed by the new Board Chair Alan Fletcher of AFC Construction in Courtenay-Comox. Thanks to Bob Cooke of Division 15 Mechanical and Sue Zacharias of United Concrete and Gravel Ltd. for the service as recent past Board Chairs.
  • Infrastructure Masterclass
This one-day intensive workshop for public sector procurement pros reviews foundational best practices and highlights issues relevant to today’s unique construction market challenges. In RCA locations across BC.
  • BidCentral
BC’s largest construction marketplace just got even bigger. Get ahead of the curve with early information on hundreds of projects in our new pre-bid planroom, and super-charge your research with unlimited administrative users on your business account for just $500 ($1250 for non-members).
  • Trades Training Fund Extended to $1.5 Million
The LNG Canada Trades Training Fund received an additional $500,000 to assist small employers in getting their apprentices the training they need. This is a private sector fund with few eligibility requirements, administered by BCCA. More than 900 apprentices have already been funded. Don’t miss this!
  • LNG Canada Connect 
If you’re a construction employer hiring in northern BC, BCCA’s Steven Barnard in Terrace is an excellent resourceGet in touch today.
  • Construction Technology
Every construction company is in the tech business for reasons of opportunity and necessity. BCCA has partnered with the BC Innovation Council to connect the ICI and tech sectors to fast-forward construction-related product development.
  • Prompt Payment
BCCA is working closely with industry partners and the provincial and federal government to open up the cash-flow. Check out the results of our recent community discussion and the Interactive Bar Charts (Username: prompt payment, password: thoughtexchange)
  • Deputy Minister’s Industry Infrastructure Forum (DMIIF)
After a brief hiatus during the recent election period, the DMIIF brings together Deputy Ministers from the six big infrastructure ministries with industry representatives to work together on big issues that impact the construction industry. Initiated by BCCA, the group meets several times per year. The current DMIIF co-chair is Roger Yager.
  • BCCA Annual Report
Get the full story on BCCA activities supporting the Regional Construction Associations and the industry at large.
  •  Advocating on Key Issues
Recent advocacy activity includes:
Federal Tax Increases
  • BC Lions Salute the Trades
BCCA co-sponsored the first-ever Salute the Trades game night, giving hundreds of tickets to construction apprentices and hosting thousands of tradespeople and stakeholder groups. Thanks to our partners the ITA and LNG Canada, and a big shout-out to Mark’s Commercial for providing ANSII-grade hard hats to the first 3000 fans through the gate.
BCCA co-sponsored the first-ever Salute the Trades BC Lions game night on September 8, 2017. 

Sincerely,
The Team at BCCA 
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