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October 10, 2017

Welcome to The Connector, the 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.
Calling all General Contractors, Trade Contractors, Manufacturers and Suppliers - we need you!

If you are interested in running for the position of Chair or either of the two Vice Chairs on any of our three Divisions to help us deliver our new strategic plan, complete your nomination now! The nomination period is open until October 27, 2017 at 5pm.

Click here to learn more.
October 25 - 2017 Awards of Excellence Gala

Join us in honouring the industry's outstanding accomplishments at the 29th Annual Awards of Excellence where Silver and Gold Award winners will be celebrated by over 600 industry leaders from across the Lower Mainland!

Only 8 days left to register - Registration closes October 18!
Register now
Upcoming Industry Events & Conferences

Our industry is busy at the front lines and also behind the scenes, accessing a range of training and education opportunities that promote industry best practice.  Check out the following industry-specific learning opportunities offered by our partners:
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?
Gold Seal Information Webinar
October 11, 2017 - 9:00am - 10:00am
Construction 101
October 12-13, 2017 - 8:00am - 4:30pm
NEW! Webinar: Building your Business with the Finish Line in Mind
October 12, 2017 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Construction Business Management
October 16-17, 2017 - 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tender, Contract, and Builders Lien Law
October 18, 2017 - 8:00am - 11:00am
NEW! Principles of Injury Management
October 20, 2017 - 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.
Chief Building Inspector | City of Campbell River
Senior Facilities Project Manager | BC Public Service Agency
Quality Control | Axiom Builders
Manager, Estimating | Lafarge Canada Inc
Director, Projects | Klondike Contracting
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 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 260 Lower Mainland Pre Bid projects - available to view right now – and 844 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

BC Energy Step Code

BC Energy Step Code: A Best Practices Guide for Local Governments is now available online. The guide was jointly prepared by the Energy Step Code Council and the Building and Safety Standards Branch.

Click here to download the guide.
News from our Provincial Association

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

Click here for BCCA Briefing  – September 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 – October 3, 2017.

Become a VRCA Member today!

Welcome New Members!

Actual Landscaping Inc.
AD Fire Protection Systems
Aird and Berlis LLP
BC Structures
Build x Quality Workforce Solutions Ltd.
Coast Cutting and Coring Ltd.
CustomWorks and TLD Computers, a Division of London Drugs Ltd
Dorken Systems Inc
Drake Excavating (2016) Ltd.
Engineered Pipe Group
Home Idol Building Supplies Inc.
KAD Build Edifice
Manulift EMI
Robertson Walls and Ceilings
Seaspan ULC
Skyline Scaffold Ltd.
Titleline Industries
Torcon Ltd.
Upper Canada Speciality Hardware Ltd.
Waste Management of Canada
Willemen Canada

Mark your calendar!



Oct 25:
Awards of Excellence


Nov 16:
U40 Mentoring Breakfast (Panel Discussion)

Nov 21:
Tri-Council Meeting


Dec 14:
VRCA Christmas Luncheon

Now Available! 2017/18 Fall-Winter Catalogue
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