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Building permit values continue to rise in Abbotsford
-- Residential gains push total permit values up in July, offset slightly by drop in industrial permits

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 9/8/2014

VANCOUVER, September 8, 2014 – Building permit values in Abbotsford rose 14 per cent in July 2014 from June (seasonally adjusted), with rises in commercial, institutional-government and residential permits, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s regional analysis of t...

Lower Mainland-Southwest building permits surge to two-year high
-- Multi-unit residential, industrial and public permits push total values to highest levels since July 2012

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 9/8/2014

VANCOUVER, September 8, 2014 – Total building permit values in the Lower Mainland-Southwest region were up 47 per cent in July 2014 due to significant increases in residential permits, and non-residential permits to a lesser extent, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association&rsqu...

Industry recognizes construction excellence in B.C.
-- VRCA announces Silver Award winners and ticket availability for 26th annual Awards of Excellence

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 8/12/2014

VANCOUVER, August 12, 2014 – The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) has announced the Silver Award winners for the 26th annual Awards of Excellence, a premier industry event honouring the region’s construction leaders.   Each year, the VRCA recognizes the province&rs...

Lower Mainland-Southwest building permits dip in June
-- Rise in commercial permits not enough to offset drops in other permit categories

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 8/7/2014

VANCOUVER, August 7, 2014 – Total building permit values in the Lower Mainland-Southwest region were down 15 per cent in June 2014, after significant monthly increases in all four permit categories the previous month, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s regional an...

June building permit values jump in Abbotsford
-- Permit values double month-over-month on residential gains with non-residential providing added lift

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 8/7/2014

VANCOUVER, August 7, 2014 – Building permit values in Abbotsford rose 102 per cent in June 2014 from May (seasonally adjusted), as both residential and non-residential values saw increases, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s regional analysis of today’s Stat...

VIDEO: Questions for young construction professionals (2014 Dinner Boat Cruise)
Author : Journal of Commerce Publish Date : 7/19/2014

CLICK HERE to watch the video. Recently the Journal of Commerce asked young construction professionals for their thoughts on the state of the industry and their place as workers in that sector. Several professionals voiced their opinions on what’s needed to recruit and retain new workers, as w...

Young professional groups are gaining momentum
Author : Journal of Commerce Publish Date : 7/18/2014

CLICK HERE for full article. To build bridges within their industries, junior members of construction and engineering companies are joining distinct groups that provide networking, education and even volunteering opportunities. The rise of U40 (under age 40) or Young Professionals’ Groups has...

Non-residential investment rises in Abbotsford in the second quarter
-- Industrial and commercial activity lifts construction spending for first time in eight quarters

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/17/2014

VANCOUVER, July 17, 2014 – Non-residential construction investment in the Abbotsford CMA rose 14.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s analysis of Statistics Canada’s Investment in Non-Residential Building Construction ...

Metro Vancouver non-residential construction spending down in second quarter of 2014
-- While all sectors see declines, largest sector of commercial investment fares best

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/17/2014

VANCOUVER, July 17, 2014 – Non-residential construction investment spending in Metro Vancouver was down 4.4 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 from the first quarter of 2014, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s analysis of Statistics Canada’s Investment i...

VRCA's CEO and president hits the ground running
Publish Date : 7/14/2014

CLICK HERE to view the full article. When the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) needed to hire a new president/CEO they used a headhunter who tracked down 25 candidates, with the eventual choice, Fiona Famulak, the only female in a narrowed group of five. Almost one year into her p...

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