Construction

Demand for construction and skilled trades workers is higher than ever, but there aren’t enough workers to meet the demand. (Pixabay photo)

Labour shortage hampers B.C. construction industry amid high demand for work

Survey from Independent Contractors and Businesses Association finds 75% of companies are short-staffed

 

Mainroad photo

Mainroad will be removing dangerous trees on Jan. 10 between Woss and Sayward

Drivers can expect up to 30-minute delays with single lane alternating traffic on Monday, Jan. 10

 

The structural engineer for the troubled Danbrook One rental building in Langford’s downtown core was unqualified for the job, according to an order issued by Engineers and Geoscientists of BC. (Black Press Media file photo)

Engineer on troubled Langford building unqualified: regulatory body

Brian McClure ‘erroneously believed that his prior experience qualified him to design Danbrook One’

 

Drivers are being asked to avoid Galerno Road on Oct 19. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror

Galerno Road between Hilchey and Parkway partly closed tomorrow

Northbound traffic to be stopped as water main tied in

  • Oct 18, 2021
Drivers are being asked to avoid Galerno Road on Oct 19. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror
Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography

Secrets and Lives with CEO Ann Squires Ferguson

Reshaping the construction and design industries

  • Oct 15, 2021
Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography
Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)

1 person dead, another injured after partial building collapse in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)
There have been several incidents of overheight vehicles trying to use the Fifth Street Bridge. Due to the ongoing construction, clearance on the bridge has been reduced to 3.6 metres. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Bridge incidents have Courtenay mayor pleading with drivers to be aware of vehicle height

‘Numerous’ overheight vehicles have come in contact with 5th Street Bridge scaffolding

There have been several incidents of overheight vehicles trying to use the Fifth Street Bridge. Due to the ongoing construction, clearance on the bridge has been reduced to 3.6 metres. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Cone zones apply to all workers near roadsides. Photo supplied

Busier roads puts workers at risk — Work Zone Safety Alliance

Fines can add up for driving infractions near worksites

Cone zones apply to all workers near roadsides. Photo supplied
Drivers on Hilchey Road should expect delays. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror

Drivers should expect delays on Hilchey Road

Watermain project to have more of an effect on traffic as work continues

Drivers on Hilchey Road should expect delays. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror
A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)

$89.6-million engineering, computer science expansion coming at University of Victoria

Two new facilities on campus will create room for 500 more students

A rendering of the interior of the University of Victoria’s new six-storey addition to the engineering and computer science building, expected to be complete by 2024. (Credit: Dialog Design)
Paving will be taking place on Highway 19a between Simms Creek and the Big Rock Boat Ramp next week. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror

Delays expected along Highway 19A in Campbell River next week

Paving between Simms Creek and Big Rock Boat Ramp to take place between July 19 and 23

Paving will be taking place on Highway 19a between Simms Creek and the Big Rock Boat Ramp next week. Photo by Sean Feagan/Campbell River Mirror
Road work

Delays expected in south Campbell River as sewers are upgraded

Construction will begin Monday, July 19 and is expected to last four weeks

Road work
A cyclist travels on the updated waterfront trail in Campbell River that will be paved once concrete finishing is complete. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror

Waterfront Project progressing towards completion

Previously overhead services now underground, meaning poles can be removed

A cyclist travels on the updated waterfront trail in Campbell River that will be paved once concrete finishing is complete. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror
Beech Street in downtown Campbell River may receive upgrades of its above and below ground infrastructure and other features. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

City council advances Beech Street renewal

Project includes upgrades of above and below ground utilities, roadways and lighting

Beech Street in downtown Campbell River may receive upgrades of its above and below ground infrastructure and other features. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021
May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph
The number of skilled trades workers available is not enough to fill the current construction boom in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)

Supply of skilled tradespeople can’t keep up to Vancouver Island construction boom

Thousands of positions will be needed by 2030, despite flow of Camosun trades students

The number of skilled trades workers available is not enough to fill the current construction boom in Greater Victoria. (Black Press Media file photo)
In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)

B.C.’s relaxed hardhat rules aim to include more turban-wearing workers on job sites

WorkSafeBC change ‘will allow more Sikhs to come to work without having to compromise religious beliefs’

In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)
Paving is planned for the “S” curves at the bottom of the Hump on Highway 4. (GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT)

Prepare for Hwy 4 delays

Mainroad crews will be paving the “S” curves east of Port Alberni summit

Paving is planned for the “S” curves at the bottom of the Hump on Highway 4. (GOOGLE MAPS SCREENSHOT)
Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘It is a gold mine:’ Builders warned of rising lumber thefts across Canada

Many North American mills curtailed production temporarily earlier in 2020 because of COVID lockdowns

Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*