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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...

May building permit values fall in Abbotsford
-- Non-residential value gains not enough to offset large residential value decline

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/7/2014

VANCOUVER, July 7, 2014 – Building permit values in Abbotsford fell 48 per cent in May 2014 from April (seasonally adjusted), with non-residential permit values rising while residential values fell, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s regional analysis of today&rsq...

Lower Mainland-Southwest building permits rise across all sectors in May
-- Permit values rebound and return to trend after April lows

Author : VRCA Publish Date : 7/7/2014

VANCOUVER, July 7, 2014 – Total building permit values in the Lower Mainland-Southwest region rose 55 per cent in May 2014, with significant monthly increases noted in all four permit categories, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s regional analysis of today’...

BLOG: General and trade contractor joint panel discussion
Author : Journal of Commerce Publish Date : 6/24/2014

CLICK HERE for full article. The Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) hosted a joint panel discussion with general contractors and trades contractors at the Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre Tuesday morning. The panel fielded questions submitted by VRCA members. Representing ge...

VIDEO: The 2014 VRCA Salary Guide with Fiona Famulak at the Construction Learning Forum
Author : Journal of Commerce Publish Date : 6/6/2014

CLICK HERE to watch the video. Vancouver Regional Construction Association president Fiona Famulak was one of the presenters of the "Retaining and recruiting in a candidate short market: Hays and VRCA 2014 Salary Guide" session at the VRCA Construction Learning Forum held recently in Whistler, B.C. ...

April building permit values slip in Abbotsford
Author : VRCA Publish Date : 6/5/2014

VANCOUVER, June 5, 2014 – Building permit values in Abbotsford dipped eight per cent in April 2014 from March (seasonally adjusted), with non-residential permit values rising while residential values fell, according to Vancouver Regional Construction Association’s regional analysis of to...

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