False Creek Neighbourhood Energy Utility (NEU) in Vancouver will use five more wastewater energy transfer (WET) systems, provided by SHARC Energy, to increase the capacity of the current WET system—making it the largest such project in North America, leading to far less carbon emissions.
Aecon-EBC General Partnership (AEGP), a consortium between the two construction firms, will work on the first phase of a $245 million two-phase civil construction contract for the John Hart Dam Seismic Upgrade project in Campbell River, B.C., to improve the seismic resiliency of the dam.
British Columbia’s construction industry is entering into dire straits, according to statistics reported in the Fall 2022 BC Construction Association (BCCA) Industry Stat Pack, further supported by findings from a recently published economic and policy report by the organization
A new project, worth $293 million, at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia, is looking to achieve BC Energy Step Code 4, the highest step in housing and residential construction targeting net zero ready build.
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.
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