Industry News

UBC renewable

UBC breaks ground on renewable energy hub

A new renewable energy hub will transform an entire city block at the University of British Columbia (UBC) into a smart energy district.

Langley emergency department opens

The expanded emergency department at B.C.’s Langley Memorial Hospital has officially opened.

Vancouver appoints new director of planning

Theresa O’Donnell has been appointed the City of Vancouver’s new director of planning and general manager of planning, urban design.

VICA Awards showcase outstanding achievements

The VICA Awards were held virtually on April 30th. The awards received more than 40 submissions for 13 categories from members.
leadership awards

BCCA announces 2021 leadership awards

B.C.’s construction industry honoured four individuals with leadership awards as part of the annual Construction and Skilled Trades Month

Calgarys’ Rockyview Hospital gets $59M investment

Calgary’s Rockyview Hospital is expanding its ICU and coronary care unit with a $59-million investment from Alberta Budget 2021.
ACEC-BC awards engineering

ACEC-BC Awards honour best of B.C. engineering

ACEC-BC has been honouring the best of consulting engineering firms and individuals through its ACEC-BC Awards program since 1989.
Ontario insolvencies drop in 2020

Pandemic relief defrays Ontario insolvencies

Low interest rates, flexibility to defer payments and various government-funded programs synergized into what are characterized as “exceptional” circumstances in a recessionary period.
BMO centre

Calgary BMO Centre expansion breaks ground

Crews have broken ground on the $500 million BMO Centre expansion in in Calgary’s developing Culture + Entertainment District.
distribution centre

Walmart building first distribution centre in Atlantic Canada

The $56-million project will be designed with sustainability in mind, such as reducing long haul distances with products much closer to stores.
childcare YMCA

Construction underway on YMCA childcare centre

Construction has started on a new downtown childcare centre in Prince George, which will provide much-needed childcare spaces.
downtown plan

Calgary approves $200M for downtown plan

The City of Calgary has approved an investment of $200 million for the Greater Downtown Plan.
Dale Posein

Dale Posein named head of Ledcor’s pipeline groups

Dale Posein, has been appointed the head of Ledcor’s pipeline and industrial construction groups, plus its Fort McMurray operations unit.

Planning for Climate Resilience in Healthcare Facilities: Intro to new BC Guidelines

industry survey

New B.C. industry survey identifies top concerns

BC Construction Association (BCCA) has released a new industry survey for Construction Month 2021 that identifies top concerns
reduction Soprema

Soprema Canada commits to a 71% GHG reduction

Soprema Canada is committing to reduce its GHG emissions by 71 per cent while decreasing their intensity 50 per cent by the year 2030.
energy strategy

Edmonton approves new energy transition strategy

City of Edmonton has approved a new Community Energy Transition Strategy with targets aligned with the Paris Agreement.