Industry News

centres of excellence

Canada part of drive for global centres of excellence

Passive House Canada and Vancouver’s Zero Emissions Building Centre of Excellence were participants in the UNECE High Performance Building Initiative.
Avison Young

CDPQ injects $250 million into Avison Young

Strategic investment from Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec will allow the principals of Avison Young to regain 100 per cent of the common shares in their real estate services company.
school seismic Eric Hamber

New school the largest seismic project in Vancouver

The B.C. government will provide $79.3 million to fully replace Eric Hamber Secondary, the largest seismic project in Vancouver’s history.
West Calgary Ring Road

Construction of West Calgary Ring Road set for 2019

Construction of the West Calgary Ring Road is scheduled to begin in 2019, completing the circle around Calgary to alleviate traffic congestion.
Clayton Community centre Surrey

Clayton Community Centre breaks ground in Surrey

The new Clayton Community Centre in Surrey has broken ground, and is on track to become the first of its kind in North America.
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New procurement strategy for B.C. government

The B.C. government is introducing a new procurement strategy for the way it buys goods and services with input from more than 200 industry groups.
Order of Canada

KingSett’s Jon Love named to Order of Canada

Governor General Julie Payette announced the honour just prior to Canada Day, with accompanying acknowledgement of Jon Love's business leadership and philanthropy.
Brian Yates

Stantec names Brian Yates B.C. regional leader

Brian Yates has been named regional leader for Stantec’s British Columbia team, accountable for the region’s operations and financial performance.
2017-18 ASHRAE term

Canadians earn plaudits for 2017-18 ASHRAE term

The Society's annual conference offered a slate of technical seminars, while attendees also celebrated the year's achievements and ushered in the new executive officers for 2018-19.
broad based excellence

Canada’s TOBYs reflect broad based excellence

The five winners chosen by BOMA International represent five distinct pairings of owners and managers for buildings located in three different provinces.
calgary roads

Major summer projects set for Calgary roads

Close to 30 major infrastructure projects and more than 40 road repaving jobs are planned this summer in Calgary, part of a $441 million investment.
Surrey Arts Centre

Surrey Arts Centre receives RHF Gold designation

The Surrey Arts Centre is the first municipal facility in the province to receive the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) Accessibility Certified Gold designation.
energy retrofits and fuel switching

Quebec urges energy retrofits and fuel switching

Conservation is the top priority in Quebec's recently unveiled plan to reduce province-wide energy consumption, boost low-carbon supply and embrace electricity storage and smart grid applications.
west Calgary Ring Road

Edmonton testing electric autonomous vehicles

Electric autonomous vehicles have the capacity to be a game changer in the field of transportation, and the City of Edmonton is planning a pilot project.
BidCentral Connors

BCCA appoints Sue Connors BidCentral CEO

British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has appointed Sue Connors to the position of BidCentral CEO, effective immediately.
YVR expansion plan

YVR breaks ground on $9.1 billion expansion plan

Vancouver International Airport (YVR) broke ground on a number of capital construction projects, part of YVR’s $9.1 billion multi-year expansion plans.
ACEC-BC board

ACEC-BC welcomes new board of directors

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of BC (ACEC-BC) welcomes Kevin Savage, P.Eng., as chair of the board of directors for the 2018/19 term.