Monthly Archive:: September 2014

Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory’s new roof takes shape

There’s a new roof over Vancouver’s Bloedel Conservatory, but the $2.3 million renovation project was not without its challenges.

Conference Board of Canada: Canadian organizations need to separate facts from stereotypes to capitalize on future workforce

Organizations must understand generational differences in work styles and preferences to drive their competitive edge in what will become a more competitive labour market, according to new research from The Conference Board of Canada.

BuildForce Canada celebrates National Tradesmen Day

In recognition of the changing face of Canada’s construction industry, BuildForce Canada acknowledged the contributions of tradespeople across the generations during National Tradesmen Day on September 19, 2014.

Report: Canada construction trends for August 2014

Reed Construction Data has published its analysis of Canada’s construction starts for August 2014. The report includes a chart detailing the 12-month moving totals of the two major non-residential building categories in Canada: total ICI starts  (industrial, commercial and institutional) and engineering work.

Reminder: Applications for the 2014 Jacques Chevalier Scholarship Award close November 1

Time is running out to submit applications for CRCA’s 2014 Jacques Chevalier Scholarship Award! The competition is open to any permanent employee of a CRCA active member with two or more years of service and valued at $1,000. Hurry – applications close November 1, 2014.

BMO Field renovations to include new roof

Big improvements are coming to Toronto’s BMO Field. This month, crews began a renovation project that will see the city-owned soccer venue updated over two phases, the last of which will include the installation of a new stadium roof.

CRCA’s Roofing Specifications Manual available at reduced price

CRCA’s Roofing Specifications Manual is now available at a lower price. Members can purchase the publication for $100, while non-members can obtain a copy for $150. The new price allows key stakeholders including architects, specifiers, building owners, consultants, contractors and manufacturers to secure copies of this comprehensive specification manual prior to the upcoming construction season.

CRCA announces call for entries for Roofing Canada Award

CRCA is pleased to announce a call for entries for the Roofing Canada Award. The deadline for entries is December 31.

Countdown to ROOFTech 2015

CRCA’s ROOFTech 2015 is preparing to touch down in Vancouver, and it’s shaping up to be the next “can’t miss” event of the industry.

RCABC celebrates Training Centre and Roofing BC anniversaries

The Roofing Contractors Association of BC (RCABC) is raising a toast to two milestones this year, marking the 20th anniversary of the RCABC Training Centre and a decade of the association’s Roofing BC magazine.