March 23, 2012
VIDEO: VRCA unveils Excellence in Sustainable Construction program
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association has unveiled a new program which certifies companies in the Lower Mainland who are integrating sustainability into their workflow.
The Excellence in Sustainable Construction program involves companies going through an on-site sustainability audit, registering to have their emissions tracked, taking courses and establishing their own sustainability plan before being certified.
Scott Construction Group, Flynn Canada Ltd., Gerry Enns Contracting Ltd. and Lark Group were the first companies to receive certification.
VRCA president Keith Sashaw was able to share his thoughts on the program and the importance of sustainability in the construction industry with the Journal of Commerce at an event held for the certified companies in Vancouver’s Van Dusen Botanical Center, Canada’s first Living Building.
The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of British Columbia celebrated its best and brightest at its Awards of Excellence gala, held on April 12 at the Vancouver Convention Centre.
As the Ontario College of Trades celebrates its first anniversary, the regulator body is still a point of contention among several in the province’s skilled trades community.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 21st, 2014.
RDH Building Engineering Limited is running extensive tests on the viability of using insulated concrete forms (ICF) as walls in building structures. While ICF has traditionally been used below grade, it is becoming possible to also use forms for above-grade work.
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 14th, 2014.
The British Columbia Common Ground Alliance held a contractor's breakfast on April 1 to highlight the importance of excavation awareness and to ring in "National Safe Digging Month."
In this week's preview, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of April 7th, 2014.
Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Host Kilmer Services Centre have teamed up to redevelop 20 service centres along Highways 400 and 401.
Canadian Construction Innovations (CCInnovations) aims to lead and facilitate the discussion on innovation within the construction industry.