January 10, 2014
VIDEO: Remembering the Bentall Four tragedy
On January 7, 1981, Vancouver's construction industry was marred by a tragic accident when Gunther Couvreux, Brian Stevenson, Donald W. Davis and Yrjo Mitrunen fell thirty-six floors to their death when a fly form attached to the Bentall building in downtown Vancouver came loose.
The event has been marked for the past 33 years by the construction industry, labour and the government with a ceremony held near the site of the accident at a permanent memorial.
Tom Sigurdson, the executive director of the BC Building Trades, and Al Johnson, the vice president of prevention services for WorkSafeBC both spoke to the Journal of Commerce about the importance of workplace safety and of vigilance regarding exposure to dangerous chemicals, which Sigurdson said will be a rising factor in workplace deaths in years to come.
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.
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."