Hundreds of billions worth of construction projects are on the drawing board in B.C. As a result, most construction contractors geared up for even more work this year, despite an already intense pace. This will keep the industry’s GDP and employment contributions growing at the same pace as the provincial economy.
Here on the coast waves coming ashore can be a big problem especially for docks with dozens of private and commercial boats moored to them. Whether it’s the wind picking up or the wash of a passing tug, waves hitting moored objects can cause a lot of damage. Read more
ICBA is proud to announce the Fourth Annual Gold Seal Training Scholarships to be presented at ICBA’s 2013 AGM. A Gold Seal Certificate is a declaration of skill and competence recognized by the construction industry from coast to coast. Worth $2,000 these training opportunities cover course registration for the winning company and employee in the ICBA Gold Seal training program. There are 2 scholarships available. Read more
It’s time to put politics and construction aside and talk about what really matters to British Columbians…hockey! We are proud to welcome the Vancouver Canuck’s leadership team to speak at this year’s AGM. Read more
The Converge 2013 forum is a meeting of the Canadian Materials Industries and Construction Industry Leaders to discuss the impacts of materials, new technologies and product choices on sustainable building practices. Building Information Modeling, Virtual Design and Construction and Integrated Project Delivery are transforming the collaborative roles of architects, designers and builders. Materials and product suppliers are engaged in developing life cycle analysis and environmental product declarations to be integrated into the new building tools. Public policy initiatives, building code changes, evolving LEED certification and regional preference policies all add to a complex mix for industry and public decision makers. Read more
Small Business Growth Workshop – Learn the principles you need to know to expand your business and take your revenues to the next level.
Struggling with how to find your next client? Unsure about marketing? Need to improve your profitability? Sick of spending your time putting out fires? With the proper tools, your business can flourish in any economy. Thrive, don’t just survive. Read more
What is the one thing everyone needs more of? Time! If time is money, how much is lost to the bottom line simply because hard-working employees “don’t have the time”? When working on a project, timing is essential. If you get behind on one part of the project, the entire thing can be set back hours, or even days. Read more
The sold-out 24th Open Shop Open Golf Tournament was a resounding success for all participants, sponsors and the Vancouver Resource Society (VRS). The 144 golfers and many sponsors helped raise over $15,000 to benefit the Vancouver Resource Society, the largest amount ever in the history of ICBA’s golf tournament. Read more
The Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC and WorkSafeBC are pleased to announce that the 2013 Award for Construction Workplace Health and Safety Innovation is now open for entries from eligible ICBA members and their employees. Read more
The BC Chapter of the The Illuminating Engineering Society is hosting an information session on “The Pros and Cons of 347 V for Lighting in Buildings” on September 24, 2013.
Since 347 V is not used in the US, the question arises whether the 347 V for lighting in Canadian buildings is still an appropriate choice or a review of the usefulness of the 347 V system is warranted with an aim to harmonizing with common standards used South of the border.