COVID-19 BRIEFING: TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS & SUPPLY SHORTAGES

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS If you work in BC’s construction industry, here’s what you need to know about the travel restrictions announced last week by BC’s Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth. BC’s five Health Authorities have been combined into three. Travel into […]

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Prompt Payment Legislation in BC

The BCCA’s “Inside Construction” podcast launched last week with their first Episode “Prompt Payment or Bust”. Chris Atchison, BCCA President, hosts four contractors who talk about their own experiences and why they support prompt payment legislation in BC. The episode […]

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UPDATE: COVID-19 TESTING FOR CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY

The risk of COVID-19 infection will be high for several months yet, even as vaccinations become increasingly available across BC. Construction employers are asking about the availability of testing kits in an effort to be pro-active and enhance the safety […]

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Compulsory Trades Training – Request for Consultation

March 5, 2021 The Honourable Ann Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training has replied to the BC Construction Industries request for broader consultation with industry on Compulsory Trades.  The response can be viewed below: Letter – Response to […]

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Stay Vigilant! What you do makes a difference, keep it up!

This week Premier John Horgan; Adrian Dix, Minister of Health; Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer; and Dr. Penny Ballem, executive lead for B.C.’s immunization efforts; announced details of the next phases in B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan. The plan will […]

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15-Year Guarantee

Following the success of the 10-year Guarantee RCABC Guarantee Corp. is excited to introduce, starting in 2021, the new 15-year RoofStar Guarantee! The 15-year RoofStar Guarantee requires premium materials and has enhanced standards. Currently, SBS, EPDM, TPO, PVC Roof Waterproofing […]

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CCDC-2 2020 – Stipulated Price Contract

  The CCDC-2 has been updated for 2020, following are sample CCDC2-2020 and CCDC 31 documents for your review. These documents are just for eductional purposes to allow you to get familiar with the changes. CCDC2-E – Sample CCDC-2 2020 […]

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THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFETY HEADGEAR IN CONSTRUCTION

POSTED ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 BY COCABC In order to help educate decision-makers about the unique context of a typical construction site (multiple changing variables) and the value of PPE (in particular hard hats), we created a short video and sourced another for […]

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Workers’ Compensation (WorkSafeBC) System Review

September 15, 2020 – UPDATE Following is an updated letter to the Honourable Harry Bains, Minister of Labour, on the Report of Ms. Janet Patterson. RCABC was one of the 46 small, medium and large business associations that withdrew from […]

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Psychological Support Toolkit for Workers and Employers – COVID-19

Covid 19 has redefined the workplace. Organizations and workers are feeling the unprecedented psychological and psycho-social impacts. To help, the BC Construction Safety Alliance is collaborating with the BC Municipal Safety Association and Work to Wellness to provide all construction workers with a free […]

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Construction Contracts and COVID-19 – May 2020 Update

  Following up on our March 2020 Update, COVID-19 continues to impact basically every segment of the construction industry in British Columbia. What has changed since March is that parties now tendering and bidding on construction projects and entering into […]

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