Industry News

stantec tower

Stantec Tower celebrates topping off milestone

Stantec Tower celebrated its latest construction milestone with the official topping off of the commercial level on November 17.
Marine gateway

Marine Gateway wins ULI Global Award

Marine Gateway, a major transit-oriented development in Vancouver, has won an Urban Land Institute 2017-2018 Global Award for Excellence.
Houle president

Houle Electric announces new president for 2018

Houle Electric Limited, one of B.C.’s largest electrical contractors, has announced that Paul Hill will be assuming the role of president in February, 2018.
CCE Awards engineering

B.C. engineering firms shine at CCE Awards

B.C. consulting engineering firms took home 10 of the 20 Awards of Excellence handed out at the 2017 Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards gala.
scholarship

Scholarship honours Kinetic Construction founder

The Camosun College Foundation and Kinetic Construction have established a scholarship in honour of Kinetic founder, Bill Gyles.
scott construction

New senior management at Scott Construction

Scott Construction Group has announced the appointment of Darin Hughes to the position of president and chief executive officer.
VRCA contractors

VRCA celebrates B.C.’s top contractors

B.C’s top construction contractors were honoured at the 2017 Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s (VRCA) annual Awards of Excellence.
construction trades

Fewer B.C. youth entering construction trades

The proportion of B.C. high school graduates entering the construction trades has dropped, according to a report by the B.C. Construction Association.
PCL rocky ridge

PCL earns top CanBIM Awards for Rocky Ridge

PCL Construction has received two top awards from the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM) for Rocky Ridge Recreation Facility in Calgary.
passive house towers

World’s tallest passive towers set for Vancouver

A new proposed project at 1400 Alberni Street will make Vancouver home to the world’s tallest passive house towers at 48 and 43 storeys.
sewer fees

Sewer fee increases raise concerns for industry

The Metro Vancouver regional district is set to increase sewer fees for new developments on May 1, 2018, raising concerns for industry.
high-tech community

Google spinoff to build high-tech community in T.O.

Sidewalk Labs is teaming up with Waterfront Toronto to transform 800 acres of Toronto's eastern waterfront into a global, high-tech neighbourhood
CDBI awards of excellence

Two B.C. projects win CDBI Awards of Excellence

The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) has announced the winners of its 2017 Design-Build Award of Excellence. Both projects are located in B.C.
new CCA president

Mary Van Buren is new CCA president

Mary Van Buren, a bilingual marketing, strategy and digital expert, is the new Canadian Construction Association (CCA) president.
doulble LEED platinum

World’s first double LEED Platinum building

The Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC) has earned LEED v4 Existing Building Platinum, becoming the first double LEED Platinum convention centre in the world
asbestos in the workplace

E-course helps manage asbestos in the workplace

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety launched an e-course to help recognize, assess and manage asbestos-related risks in the workplace.
Keith Beedie

Developer patriarch Keith Beedie passes away

The patriarch of the Beedie Development Group, Keith Beedie, died September 20 at the age of 91. He was widely recognized for his many contributions.