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Nov 24, 2022
A peek behind the curtain of Vancouver's largest construction project in the former Oakridge Centre
Richard Littlemore

Walking or driving by the corner of Cambie Street and 41st Avenue—the former site of the Oakridge shopping centre—you just know that whatever is going on behind the chain-link fencing and the shipping-container hoarding must be chaos. Seriously: look skyward and...

Sep 1, 2022
Vancouver-based developer Townline Homes cleans up its act for a circular economy
Rushmila Rahman

The CEO of Vancouver-based developer Townline Homes used to be a regular consumer of products just like anyone else. Then, one day, his son started talking about what he was learning at school, pulling up stories and images on the...

Jun 30, 2022
30 Under 30: Ryder Davis secures multimillion-dollar construction sites with Heathrow Security
Rushmila Rahman

Life Story: Ryder Davis doesn’t give off the vibe of someone who works around the clock to run a company hitting $300,000 in monthly revenues. He’s about as calm, cool and collected as possible, even when talking about why he got...

Apr 26, 2022
This new 32-storey office tower in downtown Vancouver will give employees room to breathe
Rushmila Rahman

The former Canada Revenue Agency building in downtown Vancouver is levelling up from 15 storeys. The first major post-pandemic construction project in the city’s financial district, the 1166 West Pender building had been occupied by a single tenant since 1968. Now...

Mar 24, 2022
Land Values: False Creek Flats and neighbouring Mount Pleasant are Vancouver’s hot new real estate zones. Not everyone is thrilled
Frances Bula

Walk around Seattle’s South Lake Union these days, and it feels like it’s exploding with new life and development. The once-industrial zone is now a hodgepodge of shiny, futuristic office towers that house 21st-century businesses ranging from Amazon to biotech...

Mar 10, 2022
Staycation in a shed? Vancouver-based Novella Outdoors builds custom hideaways for work, storage or leisure
Rushmila Rahman

They say that mixing business and friendship can be one of two things: the key to your success or a total nightmare. Well, it turned out to be the right move for Novella Outdoors, an offshoot of contractor Novell Design Build, formed...

Dec 16, 2021
What it’s like to ride a construction crane—and what’s being done to prevent a repeat of the Kelowna tragedy
Richard Littlemore

We are standing in the mast of a tower crane, about 55 metres up, and the day is glorious—bathed in warm, late-summer sun with nary a breath of wind. I’m sure that if I had the courage to look, the...

Nov 24, 2021
Pacific Trader: Interfor bets lumber prices are just taking a breather
Michael McCullough

The stock: It’s been an up-and-down year for lumber prices, and even more for the stock of B.C.’s No. 3 producer, Interfor Corp. (TSX:IFP). Last spring’s wood spike, fuelled by North Americans’ pandemic preoccupation with domestic upgrades, has given way to a more balanced, if volatile, supply-demand dynamic. Interfor evidently...

Jul 28, 2021
North Vancouver’s Tatras Group is helping build bridges, literally and metaphorically
Saphiya Zerrouk

Building restoration calls for tradespeople to get into hard-to-reach places, but such tasks often damage a structure’s exterior and its surrounding ecosystem. North Vancouver–based rope access specialist Tatras Group offers a better way, thanks to its innovative installation methods and in-house trades team. “We...

Jul 9, 2021
30 Under 30: Piero Castillo runs a trio of companies with Pacifica Service Group
Nathan Caddell

Life Story: Piero Castillo had his own College Pro franchise before he even set foot into UBC Sauder School of Business. “I got thrown into the trenches at a young age,” the Richmond native says of operating one of the...

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