University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC)’s civil engineering assistant professor, Dr. Ramla Qureshi, and her team will be given a grant of $132,000 over a period of five years from the Discovery Grants (DG) program by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), to perform research on the resilience of wood-steel hybrid buildings.
B.C. real estate developer, Adera Development, specializing in wood frame and mass timber construction, released plans for building two multi-storey residences using its proprietary cross-laminated timber (CLT) panel technology, which reduces sound transmission between walls and floors.
The Fenestration Association of British Columbia (FenBC) has become a Canadian region of the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance (FGIA) as of Sept 1, 2022, which will help both organizations gain better access to new areas, enhance collaboration opportunities, and allow for better administrative control.
The Government of Canada’s Apprenticeship Service has granted more than $21M to the BC Construction Association (BCCA), in hopes of solving the province’s skilled trades worker shortage by incentivizing construction sector’s SME employers attract more hires into first-year trade apprenticeships.
B.C.’s recent $250,000 funding to British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) will support the development of additional programming to equip tradespeople with in-demand skills for better uptake of mass timber in construction.
AECOM will provide engineering services for the construction of a new filtration facility at the Mission Hill Water Treatment Plant (MHWTP) in Vernon, British Columbia, which will lead to the plant’s enhanced operations, the system’s reduced water quality risks, and improved redundancy.
APA – The Engineered Wood Association awarded the coveted Innovation in Safety Award 2021 to two mills of Canadian Tolko Industries Ltd., one in Athabasca, Alberta, and the other in Armstrong, British Columbia.
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) will soon offer a skilled trades program known as Building Builders to help reduce skilled workforce shortages and help train Canadians in the industry.
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