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Oxford

Oxford to build first multi-level industrial building

Oxford Properties Group has unveiled its plans to develop Canada's first large bay multi-level industrial property in Burnaby's Riverbend Business Park.
trades training

Alberta increases skilled trades funding

The Alberta government is increasing skilled trades funding to provide young people more opportunities to explore trades careers.
LEED v4 milestone

LEED v4 hits 1,000 Canadian project milestone

The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is celebrating a new milestone as Canadian LEED v4 project registrations surpass the 1,000 mark.
climate legislation

B.C. introduces climate transparency legislation

The B.C. government has introduced first-of-its-kind climate legislation in North America, setting out legal accountability requirements to achieve targets.
adcock

Adcock is new Vancouver GM of buildings, licensing

Jessie Adcock has been appointed to the position of general manager, development, buildings and licensing at the City of Vancouver.
Mortgage

BCCA launches mortgage solution for workers

BCCA has launched a mortgage investment corporation (MIC) to make securing a mortgage easier for B.C.’s skilled tradespeople and other in-demand workers.
Rain City Strategy

Vancouver adopts new Rain City Strategy

Vancouver recently approved an ambitious green rainwater infrastructure initiative called the Rain City Strategy.
apprenticeship

Celebrating apprenticeship recognition month

The Government of British Columbia has proclaimed November as Apprenticeship Recognition Month. This is the first Apprenticeship Recognition Month in B.C.
P3 CCPPP

Five P3 projects earn CCPPP innovation awards

Five projects have been recognized with CCPPP 2019 National Awards for Innovation and Excellence in Public-Private Partnerships.
Alberta revenue boost

New fees and taxes spell Alberta revenue boost

New budget announces plans to double various land title fees, apply the 4 per cent tourism levy on online short-term rental transactions and bring all public sector pension fund investment management back under AIMCo's purview.
USGBC Leadership

Oxford Properties a USGBC leadership honouree

The awards are bestowed to individuals and organizations that have advanced sustainable principles and practices in design, management, operations and community building, while serving as role models and resources for their peers.
Roz Thorn

Longtime B.C. association head Roz Thorn dies at 70

After a battle with cancer, Roz Thorn passed away October 6, 2019. Roz retired as the CEO Northern BC Construction Association in 2015.
clean capitalism

Clean capitalism delivers added client value

Anna Murray, Ailey Roberts and Puninda Thind of BentallGreenOak's sustainability team have been named to the Canada Clean50 for 2020.
SFU VRCA

SFU building wins big at 2019 VRCA Awards

The SFU Sustainable Energy Engineering Building received an impressive four Gold Awards and three Silvers at the 2019 VRCA Awards.
PCL KingSett

PCL tops off KingSett’s 700 Bay at Gerrard

PCL Construction has completed 700 Bay’s concrete structure. The multifaceted renovation and expansion project by KingSett Capital will complete in 2020.
Holborn

Holborn University Heights wins international award

Vancouver-based real estate developer, Holborn Group won in several categories for Holborn University Heights at the 26th International Property Awards.
solar rooftop

Fraser Valley Regional District installs solar rooftop

The Fraser Valley Regional District head office is now home to a rooftop solar array featuring 66 solar panels with room for future expansion.