Industry News

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Vancouver adopts 100 per cent EV-ready policy

Vancouver is now one of the first cities in North America to adopt a 100 per cent EV-ready policy for all new multi-unit residential buildings.

Largest transportation funding approved in B.C.

The Mayors’ Council and the Province of British Columbia have approved to fund the regional share of an unprecedented transportation network expansion
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Canada’s three largest cities picked to thrive

Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are among 30 global metropolises deemed well positioned to draw investment and sustain a robust real estate market for the long term.
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Ledcor awarded Penticton Airport terminal contract

Transport Canada has awarded a $6 million contract to Ledcor Construction to modernize and enhance key areas of the Penticton Airport terminal building.

New closed-loop biofuel facility opens in Surrey

Surrey's $68 million biofuel facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America.
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Vancouver Island construction activity robust

Construction activity on Vancouver Island remained robust during the fourth quarter of 2017 pushing overall levels up by 23 per cent to a record high.
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CEA Showcase Awards recognize excellence

The Consulting Engineers of Alberta (CEA) Showcase Awards saw 15 Awards of Excellence handed out along with 11 Awards of Merit in various categories.

Team picked for Abbotsford law courts

Plenary PCL Justice has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Abbotsford law courts project, the province's first new courthouse in 20 years.

EllisDon selected for YVR CORE program

EllisDon has been selected to provide construction management services for the CORE Program at Vancouver International Airport.
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Small tax perk for businesses extended to 2025

Claimants gain five more years of accelerated deductions on the capital cost of qualifying renewable energy systems and energy conserving equipment.
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Federal budget boosts rental housing loan fund

The 2018 federal budget commits $1.25 billion over three years to the Rental Construction Financing Initiative, providing low-cost 10-year loans for municipalities, not-for-profit and private sector developers.
HVAC manufacturers

U.S. HVAC manufacturers steel for job loss

The association representing American HVAC manufacturers calls threatened new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports "injurious" to the sector and to manufacturing jobs in general.
women in skilled trades

New funding for women in skilled trades

The 2018 federal budget commits funds to inform women about apprenticeship programs, dispense financial grants for training and provide resources as they move into the workforce.
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Winners announced at 2018 Wood Design Awards in B.C.

At the 14th annual Wood Design Awards, the innovative architectural and structural design of taller and larger mass timber buildings took centre stage.
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ICBA survey forecasts construction wage increase

Wages for B.C. construction workers are expected to increase nearly 10 per cent over the next two years, according to the ICBA.
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Reliance Properties break ground on Burrard Place

The Offices at Burrard Place by Reliance Properties has officially broken ground. It will be the first major office building to complete in the next cycle.
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Lean construction conference set for Vancouver

Lean Construction Institute of Canada (LCI-C) announced that its 2018 training day and conference will be held in Vancouver April 24 – 26.