Industry News

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Industry welcomes removal of steel tariffs

The removal of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs along with all Canadian countermeasures is being welcomed by the construction industry.

EllisDon announces new senior management

EllisDon announced several new appointments to its senior level management team, including a new chief operating officer.

NRC reveals ENERGY STAR Canada award winners

NRCan honours 20 Canadian organizations for excellence in energy efficiency.
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B.C. funding for new school in Coquitlam

The Government of B.C. is providing $67.6 million to build a new, 430-seat elementary school on Sheffield Avenue in Burke Mountain for Coquitlam students.

Capilano University reveals new satellite campus

Capilano University has announced plans to open a new satellite campus in the North Vancouver community of Lower Lonsdale this September.
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B.C. Labour Relations Code changes raise concerns

The B.C. provincial government announced that changes to the Labour Relations Code will go forward based on 29 recommendations by review panel.
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Anne Naser named new WorkSafeBC CEO

Anne Naser has been named as the new president and CEO of WorkSafeBC after an extensive global search. She will officially assume the position June 3, 2019.

Construction starts on BC’s tallest residential tower

The City of Burnaby, BC has greenlit the development of Two Gilmore Place, a 64-storey residential tower slated to become the tallest of its kind in the province.
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BCIT North Campus project wins Envision gold

The North Campus Infrastructure Project at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) has won an Envision Gold award.
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VICA celebrates inaugural award winners

The Vancouver Island Construction Association recognized construction excellence at its inaugural Awards gala held at the Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria.
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SFU opens new sustainable energy building

The $126 million Simon Fraser University (SFU) Sustainable Energy and Environmental Engineering Program (SE3P) building was officially opened this April.
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Ceremonies across B.C. to honour lost workers

British Columbians are remembering workers who lost their lives on the job, at more than 35 Day of Mourning ceremonies around the province on April 28.

Developer Beedie marks 65 year anniversary

Beedie, one of Western Canada’s largest industrial and residential developers, marks a massive milestone in 2019: celebrating 65 years.

RESCON welcomes noise bylaw compromise

The change to the noise bylaw will be effective October 1.
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Penticton patient tower is set to open late April

The state-of-the-art David E. Kampe Tower at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) is set to open to patients April 29, 2019.

Ken McCormack joins CLR as president, CEO

Ken McCormack joined the Construction Labour Relations Association of BC (CLR) on April 8 as president and CEO, replacing Clyde Scollan.

B.C. honours construction leadership

B.C.’s construction community honoured six companies and individuals for their leadership and contributions at the annual Construction Leadership Dinner.