Industry News


HAVAN recognizes outstanding builders

Top builders from around Metro Vancouver were recognized by the Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) with 2020 Awards for Housing Excellence.
ICBA Benefit

ICBA Benefit acquires Nexgen Advisory Group

ICBA Benefit Services Ltd. has acquired Calgary-based Nexgen Advisory Group to grow its benefits brokerage business and expand in markets outside of B.C.
mass timber

B.C. takes steps to grow mass timber buildings

The B.C. government is taking steps to strengthen its forest and timber industry by implementing mass timber into the construction of buildings.
generator safety

Summer ideal for generator safety refresh

Following manufacturer guidelines and using the right fuel are just two of the summertime generator safety tips provided by OPEI.
Green Line LRT

Calgary approves updated Green Line LRT alignment

Calgary is moving the Green Line LRT project forward with the approval of the updated Stage 1 alignment along with changes to construction staging.
CCA excellence

CCA Awards of Excellence winners revealed

CCA has revealed the winners of the 2019 Awards of Excellence. The annual awards honour individuals, companies and associations.
new housing

New housing slowdowns ahead in the GTA

Holdups in new housing projects across the Greater Toronto Area will have extensive impacts on supply in an already tight market, a new report reveals.
testing pod

Testing pod combines technology, modular design

Citizen Care Pod, a smart screening and testing pod for COVID-19 that integrates intelligent technology within a modular design, is now available.
LNG alliance

BC LNG Alliance changes to national name

BC LNG Alliance has rebranded as the Canadian LNG Alliance. The name change highlights the critical role LNG will play in the economic recovery.
Saskatchewan training

Saskatchewan launches employee training subsidy for reopening businesses

The program will reimburse eligible private-sector employers in Saskatchewan 100 per cent of employee training costs related to reopening.

Strickland named CBTU executive director

Sean Strickland is the new executive director of the Canada’s Building Trades Unions (CBTU). He will work with members and imlement the strategic pillars.
Saskatchewan construction long-term care

Saskatchewan invests $80M in construction, renewal of long-term care facilities

The government of Saskatchewan is investing more than $80 million into its long-term care facilities, including $7.2 million for maintenance projects.

Poll shows majority support for fair bidding in B.C.

A new poll released by Merit Canada and the ICBA shows that the majority of British Columbians support fair bidding at 83 per cent.
Canadian wood

Canadian Wood Council releases six updated EPDs

The Canadian Wood Council has released updates for six environmental product declarations (EPDs) for North American wood products.

Library renewal project at CMTN starts this summer

The Government of British Columbia is investing $4.4 million into a library renewal project at Coast Mountain College (CMTN) in Terrace, B.C.
BMO design

BMO Convention Centre expansion design revealed

The Calgary Stampede and development partner CMLC have unveiled the design for the expansion of the BMO Convention Centre.
covid diseases workplace

Opposition to COVID-19 on workplace diseases list

The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA), member of the Employers’ Forum, opposes the addition of COVID-19 to the list of workplace diseases by WorkSafeBC.