Industry News

Biosciences UBC

Revitalized Biosciences Complex opens at UBC

Designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects with HDR Inc, the second phase of the Undergraduate Biosciences Complex at UBC has opened.
CapriCMW Insurance

CapriCMW Insurance expands into the Yukon

CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd., one of Western Canada’s leading independent insurance brokerages, is expanding into the Yukon Territory.

CMLC announces new president and CEO

Kate Thompson has been named president and CEO of CMLC, assuming the role in 2020 with the departure of Michael Brown. He served in the role since 2011.
2020 prospects

2020 prospects judged upbeat, but uneven

Canada's major office and industrial markets present a more uneven picture to brokers and analysts in this country than their contemporaries in the United States see when contemplating 2020 prospects south of the border.
contractor awards

Excellence honoured at B.C. contractor awards

The contractors behind some of British Columbia’s most important transportation projects in 2019 were recognized with the B.C. Highways Contractor Awards.
office and industrial momentum

Steady office and industrial momentum foreseen

Analysts foresee relatively static office vacancy and rental rates over the coming year, while industrial market dynamics are expected to be similarly consistent and optimistic.
Kelowna airport

$70M upgrade for Kelowna International Airport

Kelowna International Airport (YLW) has announced the next phase of its capital development program to meet unprecedented levels of passenger growth.
canada line richmond

Richmond set to build new Canada Line station

The City of Richmond will be getting a new Canada Line station with the transfer of $28 million in developer-supported funds from the city to TransLink.
transportation AE

AE appoints new VP transportation

Associated Engineering (AE) has appointed Kent Eklund, P.Eng., MBA, as vice president of transportation. He succeeds Bryan Petzold.

Aecon Group awarded three large contracts

Aecon Group has been awarded three contracts, in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, worth an aggregate value of $690 million.
better country

Building on the desire for a better country

The buildings and design sectors are again represented in the newest slate of members of the Order of Canada, which includes a developer, a planner and an architectural glass artist.

U of T unveils plans for new graduate residence

The University of Toronto (U of T) has unveiled plans for a 10-storey residence building that would provide housing for more than 200 graduate students.
Pattullo Bridge

Fraser Crossing Partners selected for Pattullo Bridge

Fraser Crossing Partners has been selected as the preferred proponent for the Pattullo Bridge Replacement Project in B.C.

Construction of unique childcare centres underway

Construction is underway for two childcare centres in Vancouver on the rooftops of Gastown parkades, which will provide 74 much-needed childcare spaces.

Structurlam expands operations into the U.S.

B.C. mass timber manufacturer Structurlam has announced it will expand its operations into the United States. The new plant will open in Conway, Ark.
reprisal clause

Reprisal clause court decision raises concerns

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed an appeal by J. Cote & Son Excavating on reprisal clauses. The decision has serious implications for contractors.

Coquitlam YMCA set to start construction

Construction is set to start on a unique partnership project that will bring a new YMCA recreation facility to Burquitlam over the next three years.