Industry News

beachlands

$1.2 billion Beachlands project breaks ground

Construction has started on The Beachlands in Colwood, B.C. The $1.2 billion development will sit on 134-acres of oceanfront land.
federal budget

Residential builders unveil key asks ahead of federal budget

Ontario’s residential builders are hoping that the upcoming federal budget includes specific measures to address housing supply and affordability.
steel supply chain imports

Canada increases steel imports transparency

Canada will require all steel imports to report where the raw steel was first produced, known as country of melt and pour.
transportation engineers

B.C. celebrates transportation consulting engineers

Consulting engineers were honoured for their work to improve transportation at the B.C. Transportation Conference.
Vienna

Construction underway on Vienna House

Construction is underway on the seven-storey, 123-unit Vienna House project in Vancouver, creating affordable and sustainable homes.
BC Builds

BC launches BC Builds to amp up housing construction

The Province of BC has launched BC Builds, a new initiative to lower construction costs, speed up timelines, and deliver more affordable homes to middle-income people.
CSRC

Team selected for CSRC at new St. Paul’s Hospital

Providence Health Care has selected Diamond Schmitt Architects and Kirsten Reite Architecture for the Clinical Support and Research Centre (CSRC).
awards

New joint awards celebrate Vancouver Island

Three organizations come together to launch the Vancouver Island Building Industry (VIBI) Awards to celebrate excellence.
kamloops

Kamloops cancer centre plan approved

The Government of British Columbia has approved the business plan for the BC Cancer Centre at Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
accessibility

Research shows accessibility retrofit costs are low

The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) and HCMA, have published new research on retrofit costs to improve accessibility.
CRE construction activity tops 5-year U.S. average

CRE construction activity tops 5-year U.S average

Combined spending on office, industrial and retail construction projects dropped below 2022 levels in the U.S. last year, but still surpassed the five-year average for the period since 2019.
Beedie anniversary 70 years

Beedie celebrates 70 years

Beedie is celebrating 70 years this February. The company is one of the largest developers and was founded in 1954 by Keith Beedie.
VRCA trades

VRCA launches trades in schools program

VRCA partnership with Burnaby stakeholders has launched "Bring Trades to Schools."
federal budget

Construction to begin on Abbotsford transit exchange

Construction of a new transit exchange on Montrose Avenue in downtown Abbotsford is set to begin.
burnaby

New Burnaby North Secondary School opens

The new $116.6-million Burnaby North Secondary School has officially opened with space for 1,800 students.
YYC

YYC awards west runway contract to PCL

Calgary International Airport (YYC) has awarded a contract to PCL Construction for the airport’s West Runway Rehabilitation project.
richmond energy award

Richmond district energy wins national award

The City of Richmond has won a national award for its expansion of the Lulu Island Energy Company.