Industry News

demand for vacation rentals

Demand for vacation rentals grew in 2017

Accommodations in Whistler, B.C. and Blue Mountain, Ontario, were the top draws among approximately 11,000 advertised Canadian destinations.
BC Road builders

BC Road Builders announce 2018 board of directors

The BC Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association has announced its 2018 board of directors including Todd Strynadka as the new chair.
new westminster school

Team selected for New Westminster School

Graham Design-Builders LP with KMBR Architects Planners Inc has been awarded the contract for the New Westminster Secondary School replacement project.

Capri and CMW Insurance rebrands in B.C.

Capri and CMW Insurance have rebranded as CapriCMW. As part of the rebranding, a new visual identity and website have been launched.
treatment facility

Consortium named for Residuals Treatment Facility

Hartland Resource Management Group has been named the preferred proponent for the Capital Regional District Residuals Treatment Facility in Victoria.
CF Chinook Centre

Multi-million revamp for CF Chinook Centre

Cadillac Fairview is transforming the entire food court at CF Chinook Centre with a $17 million investment, along with other upgrades.
ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager updates to affect LEED projects

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager updates will change the performance of buildings under the LEED Canada EB:O&M 2009 rating system.
Site C

Site C civil works contract awarded

A partnership led by Aecon Group Inc. has been chosen as the preferred proponent for a Site C generating station and spillways civil works contract.
health and safety

Ontario hikes fines for workplace health and safety

Ontario has increased the maximum fines for individuals and businesses that don't comply with workplace health and safety standards.
Alex Fraser Bridge

Road Zipper System for Alex Fraser Bridge

The B.C. government has selected Lindsay Corporation for the deployment of its Road Zipper System on the Alex Fraser Bridge to help reduce congestion.
BCCA procurement

BCCA honours Best of Public Procurement

The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) honoured seven public owners for excellence in procurement in 2017 with inaugural award.
WesPro Bear Creek

WestPro awarded Bear Creek Bridge contract

WestPro has been awarded the $5 Million contract to construct the Bear Creek Bridge replacement, setting the stage for LRT south of the Fraser River.
edmonton funicular

Edmonton’s 100 Street Funicular now open

The City of Edmonton has opened its 100 Street Funicular, a project that creates an accessible connection from downtown to its River Valley trail network.
building permits

Building permits on Vanc. Island reach record high

Building permits on Vancouver Island reached the highest dollar value ever recorded in the July to September 2017 period.

StructureCraft opens new facility in Abbotsford

StructureCraft has built a new state-of-the-art facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia and is now the first North American manufacturer of DLT.
Site C

B.C. government will move forward with Site C

The controversial Site C hydroelectric dam in B.C., now pegged at $10.7 billion, will be allowed to complete, avoiding adding billions in debt.
rogers place LEED

Rogers Place scores first LEED Silver NHL facility

Rogers Place arena in Edmonton has received LEED Silver certification. It is the first NHL facility in Canada built to the LEED Silver requirements.