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January 9, 2018

Welcome to The Connector, VRCA's weekly
e-newsletter!


Issued every Tuesday, The Connector is designed to help members and prospective members stay up-to-date with industry news, events, programs and promotions offered by VRCA and its industry partners.

Upcoming Events

New Year! New Approach to Divisional Meetings!

 
As an integrated member of VRCA, your input not only helps us to represent you locally but also to contribute to provincial and national conversations, through our partnerships with the BC and Canadian Construction Associations.  
 
We have some new ideas on how to maximize the value of Divisional discussions and we want to know what you think!  Please join us:

January 24, 2018 - U40 Annual General Meeting & Mixer


The U40 Annual General Meeting & Mixer will be held on Wednesday, January 24, from 3:30pm - 7:00pm, at the VRCA Office.  

  • 3:30pm - 5:00pm - Meeting & Committee Elections
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm - Networking Mixer
Sponsored by:

Click here for more details and to register.

January 30, 2018 - Annual General Meeting followed by a Canucks vs. Avalanche hockey game!


As a member in good standing, you are invited to attend the VRCA’s 52nd Annual General Meeting.  

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 5:00-9:30pm
Where: BC Sports Hall of Fame, BC Place Stadium, Gate A

Schedule
5:00pm-5:30pm        Registration
5:30pm-6:15pm        Annual General Meeting
6:15pm-9:30pm        Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche at Rogers Arena*

The purpose of the Annual General Meeting is to: 
  • Receive the financial statements for the year ended September 30, 2017
  • Appoint the auditor
  • Receive the report of the Governance and Nominations Committee and to elect the 2018/19 Board of Directors
  • Address any new business
 
The AGM Package will be distributed to all members in good standing in January 2018.
 

Break the ice and connect with industry leaders!


Following the AGM, join us at Rogers Arena to toast the 2018/19 Board of Directors, network with industry peers and take in the Vancouver Canucks vs. Colorado Avalanche hockey game. 

*Through VRCA’s long-standing relationship with the Canucks, we are delighted to offer AGM attendees an exclusive rate of $62 per ticket for lower bowl seats. 

Limited seats available - secure your spot now! 
Reserve Tickets

February 7-8 - CanBIM - Vancouver Conference


This conference addresses sustainability through BIM Innovation.

Click here to learn more and to register.

March 12-15, 2018 - CCA’s 100th Annual Conference


Registration is now open for the Canadian Construction Association’s 100th annual conference in Banff, Alberta. In addition to a well-rounded program of business sessions designed to connect you with the most relevant and up-to-date industry trends and information, the conference features ample opportunities to enjoy the region as well as to catch up with friends and make new ones.

Click here for more information and to register.

Upcoming Courses

New Season. New Course Catalogue!


Did you know 70% of our classroom courses are Gold Seal certified and 90% are CPD (HPO) certified?

Click here to access the 2017/18 Fall-Winter Course Catalogue.

What's happening in the next 3 weeks?

LAST CALL! Construction 101
January 11-12, 2018 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
LAST CALL! In From the Site: Office Computer Programs Simplified
January 15-16, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
LAST CALL! Microsoft Excel for Construction - Novice
January 17, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Gold Seal Information Webinar
January 17, 2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Introduction to Construction Blueprint Reading
January 18, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Microsoft Excel for Construction - Advanced
January 18, 2018 - 8:30am - 4:30pm

Enjoy the flexibility of learning online!

Designed to enhance business development, leadership & management, productivity, computer and safety skills, our online courses can be taken anywhere you have access to the internet.
View a complete list of online courses
In today’s candidate-short market, our Construction Job Centre is the perfect way for employers to promote job opportunities to thousands of job seekers from entry level to experienced professionals. Job postings on the Construction Job Centre are also posted on social media for increased exposure.
Manager, Education | Vancouver Regional Construction Association
Site Superintendent | CDC Construction Ltd.
Project Coordinator | CDC Construction Ltd.
Estimator | CDC Construction Ltd.
Project Manager | Fraser Health Authority
Construction Manager | BC SPCA
General Sales Manager | Pro-Line Construction Materials
Click here for the complete list of current job postings.

Click here to promote your job posting now.

 
BidCentral is our online Planroom that provides members with exclusive access to project opportunities, including project descriptions, planholder lists and listings of specifications, addenda, and blueprints, in the ICI construction industry across BC.

With your BidCentral login and password you can access the BidCentral Bulletin 24/7. Click here to learn more.

Click here for the Bid & Post with this month's Featured Projects on BidCentral
Click here to access the BidCentral Bulletin

Take advantage of the new BidCentral Pre Bid service!


VRCA has expanded its Pre Bid projects folder! The expansion currently includes 282 Lower Mainland Pre Bid projects - available to view right now – and 870 Pre Bid projects from across the province. New local and provincial Pre Bid opportunities are added on a regular basis.

To learn more about Pre Bid, visit the FAQ or contact Sherry Morrell, Manager - Planroom Operations, at sherrym@vrca.ca.

Industry News

Commissioner of Oath Services - New Location!


Are you located in the Fraser Valley? We will be providing Commissioner of Oath services (in respect of construction statutory declarations), at the STEP (Skilled Trades Employment Program) Office: F-2309 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, from 8:00am to 4:00pm on the following dates:
  • January 25, 2018
  • February 22, 2018
  • March 22, 2018
  • April 26, 2018
For further information, please contact Sherry Morrell, Manager - Planroom Operations, at sherrym@vrca.ca.

News from our Provincial Association


The BCCA Briefing, issued by the British Columbia Construction Association, contains articles and information that are relevant to all those involved in the ICI construction industry.

Click here for BCCA Briefing  – December 2017

News from our National Association


The CCA Weekly, issued by the Canadian Construction Association, contains articles and information that is relevant to all those involved in the ICI construction industry.

Click here for CCA Weekly – January 3, 2018
 

Mark your calendar!
 

VRCA EVENT CALENDAR


January 2018

Jan 16:
General Contractors Division Meeting

Jan 17:
Trade Contractors Division Meeting

Jan 18:
Manufacturers & Suppliers Division Meeting

Jan 24:
U40 Annual General Meeting

Jan 30:
VRCA Annual General Meeting

Now Available! 2017/18 Fall-Winter Catalogue

Welcome New Members


Andama Construction Ltd.
BTM Lawyers LLP
Business Development Bank of Canada
Crystal Consulting Inc.
Evolve Accounting Group
Industra Construction Corp.
Mardina Construction LTD
Optimum Talent
Randstad Engineering
Sierra Distributors (2017) Ltd.
Smith + Andersen
Somatic HVAC Solutions Ltd
Tikal Construction Ltd
Vertu Construction Ltd.
Westblue Construction Ltd.
 
Become a VRCA Member
Have you checked out our Members Save page on our new and improved website?

Through VRCA’s affinity partnerships, members have exclusive access to corporate discounts and programs that help them save money.
 

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