Apr 27, 2021
Community Benefits Agreement is money well spent: report
Nick Rockel

This story was updated on April 28 to include comments from the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA). If Mike Schilling had his way, there would be a lot more women on construction sites throughout B.C. Schilling says he recently spoke to...

Mar 25, 2021
The Innovators: Structurlam Mass Timber creates the pieces for wood skyscrapers
Michael McCullough

Tall buildings made of wood are having more than a moment–the number of such construction projects worldwide has taken off over the past five years, with no sign of stopping. And one of the leading global mass timber suppliers is Penticton-based Structurlam Mass Timber Corp. After nearly six decades developing proprietary...

Jan 22, 2021
The Innovators: Nexii has concrete plans to curb carbon emissions in construction
Nick Rockel

Green building? It’s still mostly an oxymoron. Building and construction accounted for almost 40 percent of all energy-related carbon emissions as of 2017, the World Green Building Council estimates. And don’t get us started on landfill: annual construction waste will...

Oct 21, 2020
Solving Vancouver Buildings' CO2 Emissions Conundrum

BCBusiness + Pace Solutions According to Vancouver’s original ZEB (Zero Emissions Building) Plan, 2020 was supposed to be the year all new commercial and residential buildings were required to be carbon neutral. That ambitious target has been pushed to 2030, but it exists because buildings in urban areas account for nearly 25%...

Aug 26, 2020
Canada Green Building Council crowns three B.C. winners in annual award ceremony
By the Editors

Three B.C.-based innovators were recognized yesterday as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) announced the 14 winners of its 2020 Leadership and Green Building Excellence Awards. The honours cover achievements in leadership and eco-conscious building design. B.C. saw two winners in the former...

Jul 15, 2020
A New Light: Nine Stories of Hope
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + Salvation Army A beacon of hope, a light in the dark—Vancouver Harbour Light has anchored The Salvation Army’s community outreach efforts in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) for more than 60 years. Its respected and proven service offering draws individuals...

Jun 23, 2020
Go Figure: Measuring the province’s highest towers
Melissa Edwards

9.4 percent of buildings in B.C. were classified as highrises as of 2016—up 23.5 percent since 2011 In Vancouver: 29.3 percent—up 18.5 percent since 2011 In Victoria: 17.9 percent—up 14.1 percent since 2011 In Kelowna: 3.1 percent—up 46.3% since 2011 B.C. had 106 existing or under-construction skyscrapers (buildings more than...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Jennifer Zhang gives commercial spaces a makeover with Concrete Cashmere
Nick Rockel

Life Story: The daughter of an entrepreneur, Beijing-born Jennifer Zhang grew up in White Rock after moving to B.C. when she was 10. She had no interest in going into business with her engineer dad, who exports machinery from Europe...

Dec 18, 2019
New Campus for Tomorrow's Leaders

BCBusiness + University Canada West Students at University Canada West’s (UCW) new campus will find more than the business-focused, teaching-intensive educational experience they have come to rely on. The school is offering a robust range of courses at Vancouver House, which...

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