December 29, 2012
VIDEO: What's the "Big Story" for 2013?
To mark the beginning of 2013, the Journal of Commerce asked several construction leaders in the Lower Mainland what they thought the most significant issue would be for the industry in the coming year.
VRCA president Keith Sashaw noted that his membership is already commenting on increasing skill shortages, and said that he thinks a tightening labour pool will continue to be a pressing issue throughout the year.
AIBC executive director Michael Ernest said it will be important in the new year to move away from low-bid selection and for industry and government to consider alternative delivery systems.
ICBA president Philip Hochstein said the upcoming provincial election in British Columbia will be the deciding story of the new year, and would have far reaching effects on the construction industry and the BC economy.
Skills Competences Canada held its 2013 Skills Canada National Competition at BC Place in downtown Vancouver from June 5th to June 8th.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 17th, 2013.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association held its annual Construction Learning Forum in Whistler, B.C. from May 31 to June 1st. The event featured many educational panels including a very informative session on substance abuse in the construction industry.
In this week's update, we look at some of the stories we'll be covering in the Journal of Commerce for the week of June 10th, 2013.
The BC chapter of the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction held the2013 BC Steel Design Awards of Excellence on May 23 at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in downtown Vancouver.