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Lower Mainland-Southwest building permits dip in December
-- Total values for 2013 off five per cent from 2012, 2014 values look to commercial permits for lift

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 2/5/2014

VANCOUVER, February 5, 2014 – Total building permit values in the Lower Mainland-Southwest region dropped 39 per cent in December 2013, and closed out 2013 down five per cent from total 2012 values, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s analysis of today’s Stat...

Abbotsford building permit values down in December
-- Large jump in non-residential values not enough to offset residential drop to close out 2013

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 2/5/2014

VANCOUVER, February 5, 2014 – Building permit values in Abbotsford slipped seven per cent in December 2013 from November 2013 (seasonally adjusted), with large gains in non-residential permits not enough to offset the drop in residential permits, according to Vancouver Regional Construction As...

Mark Cohon announced as 2014 CLF Keynote Speaker
-- Register now to take advantage of Early Bird rates

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 1/20/2014

VANCOUVER, January 20, 2014 - VRCA is excited to announce Keynote Speaker, Mark Cohon, O.Ont., Commissioner, Canadian Football League. Mark Cohon is a dynamic business leader and one of the most influential people in Canadian sports. He is a former executive with Major League Baseball International ...

Abbotsford building permit values jump in November
-- Non-residential and residential values rebound from September lows

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 1/9/2014

VANCOUVER, January 9, 2014  - Building permit values in Abbotsford shot up 119% in November 2013 from October 2013 (seasonally adjusted), with large gains in residential and moderate gains in public permits, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s analysis of Statistics...

Lower Mainland-Southwest building permits rise in November
-- Residential permits push total permits up, while non-residential values dip after strong October

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 1/9/2014

VANCOUVER, January 9, 2014 –Total building permit values in the Lower Mainland-Southwest region rose 21% in November 2013 from October 2013 on the strength of permit value increases in the residential sector, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s analysis of today&rs...

CCDC 14 and 15 Contracts Now Available in the VRCA Online Store
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 11/20/2013

VANCOUVER, November 20, 2013 - The Canadian Construction Documents Committee (CCDC) has published two new design-build contract forms, CCDC 14 and CCDC 15, now available in the VRCA Online Store. These two new design-build contracts have been endorsed by the Canadian Design-Build Institute. CCDC 14 ...

Metro West Inter-municipal Business License Pilot Project Launched
-- IMBL saves time and cost for construction businesses working in more than one municipality

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 10/22/2013

VANCOUVER, October 22, 2013 - Starting October 1, 2013, six municipalities in Greater Vancouver region, Burnaby, Delta, New Westminster, Richmond, Surrey and Vancouver will participate in an Inter-municipal Business License Pilot Project, allowing eligible construction and trades-related businesses ...

Best of construction industry honoured at 25th annual
-- Event has evolved from a single award 25 years ago to today’s premier celebration of B.C. construction

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 10/18/2013

VANCOUVER, October 18, 2013 – British Columbia’s top construction contractors were honoured at the Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s 25th annual Awards of Excellence gala last night at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. The association’s Gold Awards went to 12 ...

WorkSafeBC Introduces Bullying and Harassment Tool Kit
-- President calls for members to get informed

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 10/3/2013

VANCOUVER, October 3, 2013 - The VRCA is pleased to share with its members the WorkSafeBC bullying and harassment Tool Kit, which was launched on October 2, 2013. The Tool Kit is an important resource in understanding the approved Occupational Health and Safety policies regarding bullying and harass...

Call for Presentors: 2014 Construction Learning Forum, May 23-24, 2014 in Whistler, BC
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 10/3/2013

VANCOUVER, October 3, 2013 - Vancouver Regional Construction Association is hosting its 3rd Construction Learning Forum with the themes Productivity, Business Development and Safety. VRCA invites submissions from those interested in speaking or participating in a panel discussion. This conference wi...

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