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Audain recognized for excellence
Publish Date : 8/15/2016

Whistler’s Audain Art Museum has been recognized with Silver Excellence Awards in multiple categories by The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) last Wednesday (Aug. 10).   The museum, which opened its doors in March of this year, was recognized to be a challenging build, w...

Industry stakeholders question B.C.’s foreign homebuyers’ tax
-- Several of Vancouver's construction industry stakeholders have penned a letter to the province citing concerns over a new foreign homebuyers' tax and how it was implemented.

Author : Journal of Commerce Publish Date : 8/10/2016

"There is a potential for a ripple effect," said Fiona Famulak, president of the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA). "We have respectfully asked the government to consider amending the legislation and to engage the industry as to how best to rollout a tax so that it's a win, win." Th...

VRCA Announces Silver Awards of Excellence Winners
-- Innovative builds feature sustainable construction, LEED standards, wood technology

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 8/10/2016

Vancouver, BC: August 10, 2016 – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced its list of Silver Awards of Excellence winners. The Awards of Excellence recognize the construction industry’s finest companies, projects and individuals from across British Columbia. T...

VRCA in the News: Vancouver workers unlikely to see much increase in pay
Author : Metro News Publish Date : 8/9/2016

If you live in Metro Vancouver and are trying to pay your rent or mortgage, you probably feel like you could use a raise. But despite B.C.’s booming job market, economists aren’t seeing the lift in wages they expected. “Given our employment growth, it is a puzzle,” said ...

Introduction of Foreign Buyers Tax
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 8/9/2016

On July 25, 2016, the provincial government announced the introduction of a new Foreign Buyers Tax as a mechanism to address the escalating Greater Vancouver real estate market.  The tax was effective August 2, 2016.  While we applaud the government’s attempt to address Vancouver&rsq...

Construction in Vancouver, July 12-18, 2016
Author : VRCA & BIV Newspaper Publish Date : 7/12/2016

Click here to read the latest issue of Construction in Vancouver which showcases VRCA members along with stories of interest to those involved in industrial, commercial and institutional construction across BC.

*UPDATED* Commissioner of Oath Services
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/8/2016

  Are you located in the Fraser Valley area? We will be providing Commissioner of Oath services (in respect of construction statutory declarations), at the KPMG Langley office, 8506 - 200th Street, on Friday, July 15, 2016, from 9:00am to 4:30pm.   For further information, please...

Now Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Achievement Awards!
Publish Date : 6/21/2016

Now Accepting Nominations for Outstanding Achievement Awards! Do you know a VRCA member that has made a significant impact or contribution to the industry?  Developed an innovative product or service? Maintained a superior safety record?  Volunteered time to benefit the community?  ...

9th annual Torch Awards
Publish Date : 6/16/2016

We are the Champions! On June 16, 2016, the Better Business Bureau hosted the 9th annual Torch Awards, honouring businesses in BC that show excellence in the marketplace, the community, business innovation and the environment.  We are excited to announce that the VRCA is the rec...

WE NEED YOUR INPUT! 2016 Education Survey
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 6/1/2016

For many years, the VRCA has delivered a variety of education and training courses both in a classroom setting and online that are designed to enhance our members’ productivity, business development, site safety, supervisory, and technical skills. In light of the huge opportunities facing our ...

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