Industry News

Kicking Horse

RFQ for Kicking Horse Canyon final phase issued

B.C. has issued an invitation for bidders to submit their qualifications to design and build the final phase of the Kicking Horse Canyon project.
burnaby hospital

Burnaby Hospital set for $1.3B redevelopment

Burnaby Hospital will be undergoing a major $1.3 billion redevelopment. The project is one of B.C.'s largest-ever health care investments.
supreme group

Supreme Group announces restructuring

Supreme Group has announced plans to consolidate and restructure in response to ongoing tariff uncertainty and a lingering economic downturn.
Brian Martin

Remembering industry veteran Brian Martin

Brian Martin, a long time voice and familiar face in the Vancouver construction industry, passed away on Aug. 30, 2019. He was 74 years old.
CAF-FCA skilled trades

CAF-FCA to develop strategy for women in trades

The National Strategy for Women in Trades will be presented at the National Apprenticeship Conference in Calgary on May 24-26, 2020.
regina stadium gold

Regina stadium certified accessibility gold

The Mosaic Stadium in Regina has achieved ‘Accessibility Certified Gold’ under the RHFAC program. It is the first stadium in Canada to receive the rating.
kelowna wood construction

Kelowna adopts 12-storey wood construction

The City of Kelowna is participating in B.C.'s Early Adoption initiative that would allow wood frame buildings to be built up to 12 storeys tall.
preservation facility

Construction on LAC’s preservation facility begins

Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has begun construction on its new 12,900 square-metre preservation facility in Gatineau.
white rock pier

White Rock reopens Canada’s longest pier

The City of White Rock has reopened its iconic pier, the longest pier in Canada, after it was closed for major repairs following a devastating storm.

Funding for Edmonton Winspear Centre expansion

The federal government has announced more than $18.1 million funding for the expansion of the Francis Winspear Centre for Music.
trans mountain pipeline

Trans Mountain resumes work on pipeline

Construction work on the Trans Mountain Expansion Project will resume along the pipeline, including immediate work at the Burnaby Terminal.
green construction

Okanagan partners create green construction centre

UBC Okanagan and Okanagan College have partnered to establish a Green Construction Research and Training Centre that will provide new research options.
SICA Builders Code

SICA hosts first Builders Code training

The Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) will be the first regional construction association in B.C. to host Builders Code training workshops.
Vancouver permits

Vancouver Island building permits continue upward

Building permits across Vancouver Island rose six per cent to $648.1 million in the second quarter of 2019 compared to the first quarter.
tourism momentum

Tourism momentum tests Toronto and Vancouver

A new index of tourism-related economic development potential in 49 global markets plots Toronto and Vancouver among nine cities that are experiencing pressure from a growing influx of leisure attraction seekers.
accessibility network

RHF Accessibility Professional Network launches

RHF has launched an Accessibility Professional Network, a professional association developed to bring together the accessibility community.
RCMP laboratory

RCMP opens new Surrey laboratory

The RCMP has opened a new state-of-the-art laboratory facility in Surrey, B.C. The new facility is targeting to meet LEED Gold environmental standards.