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.
"Unlocking Canada's Potential" will be the theme of this year's 96th annual Canadian Conference Association (CCA), where delegates are encouraged to look for opportunities beyond their borders.
The Vancouver Regional Construction Association presented "The Young Guns: Gen Y and their role in the future of construction" as the keynote construction panel at Buildex Vancouver on Feb. 19.
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 March 10th, 2014.
Rich Coleman, the deputy premier of British Columbia and the minister for energy and mines was one of the keynote speakers at the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association annual CEO Breakfast held at Buildex Vancouver 2014 on Feb. 19.
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 March 3rd, 2014.