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In Dialogue: A Message from the SICA COO, Chair & Vice-Chair............... 6 SICA Staff......................................................................................................... 10 SICA Board of Directors.................................................................................. 12 CCA Report: The Federal P3 Screen.............................................................. 14 BCCA Report: 2014 Getting Real................................................................... 18 Kelowna General’s Interior Heart and Surgical Centre Progresses On Schedule.................................................. 22 New Clinical Services Building Marks Milestone Moment for Kamloops Region.................................................. 28 Trading Places: New NorKam Centre Offers Introduction to Apprenticeship Programs..................................... 34 New $15-million Project Reinvigorates Okanagan Mission Secondary School....................................................... 40 SICA’s Women in Construction Answers Industry Call............................... 44 Using Gold Seal Certification to Showcase Construction Projects........................................................... 46 SICA Gold Seal Holders.................................................................................. 48 Teck Coal Builds New Scrubber Buildings at Line Creek Mine................. 51 Suspension Bridge at Stein Valley Nlaka’ pamux Heritage Park Undergoes Repairs................................................. 56 All in the Family: Generations in business share their secrets................... 60 Is Your Corporate Structure Aligned with Your Succession Plan?........................................................................ 62 Insurance: Wrap Up Versus Non Wrap Up.................................................... 64 New State-of-the-art Okanagan Corrections Centre First of its Kind on Several Fronts.............................................................. 66 Asbestos Abatement Initiative Provides Long-term Safety for Interior Health Hospitals ....................................... 70 Hazmat: What You Need to Know.................................................................. 72 The Relevance of Fire Safety Plans for Building Occupancy...................... 76 Why NWPTA Matters..................................................................................... 78 Clover’s Enclosure: BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops welcomes a new resident..................................................... 79 Brewed & Tattooed: Penticton welcomes fourth brewery, Bad Tattoo Brewing Company........................................ 82 First Nations Lands and Builders Liens........................................................ 86 BCCA EBT: Time to Change Benefits?......................................................... 88 Celebrating Our Industry at the 4th Annual SICA Chair Dinner................ 90 On Par with SICA: the 2014 Golf Tournament.............................................. 92 SICA Membership Listings............................................................................ 96 SICA’s Commercial Building Awards..........................................................104 STEP: Hiring Skilled Workers........................................................................110 SICA: Your One-stop Shop for Education...................................................112 Index to Advertisers......................................................................................114 4

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In Dialogue

A Message from the SICA COO, Chair & Vice-Chair SICA COO Bill Everitt chats with Outgoing Chair Angela McKerlich and Incoming Chair Phil Long about their perspective on the industry and the association. Bill Everitt: We are anticipating an increase in capital projects in the ICI sector starting this year. What do you see as driving this change? Angela McKerlich: From my perspective working with contractors, there seems to be a renewed confidence in the sector. Money is still relatively inexpensive and several projects waiting for the economy to improve are now trying to get off the ground. In addition, government infrastructure projects in transportation and water systems are continuing to come to market and although fewer in number they represent big money. BE: Phil, as incoming chair and a long-term member of the board of directors of SICA, BCCA, and CCA, what are the biggest changes you have seen in the industry over the past few years? Phil Long: The construction industry is a slowmoving beast with change sometimes coming at a glacial pace, and I personally feel that this isn’t necessarily detrimental to our industry. One of the big-

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gest drivers of change is new technology and this is resulting in a much more demanding rate of change. The successful contractor of today must adapt to working online. He/she looks for work; receives the project details, documents and drawings; communicates; and in a growing number of projects also bids online. Today’s technology allows the contractor in Kamloops to identify a problem onsite, take a picture and send it to the architect in Vancouver and resolve it in hours rather than days or weeks. BE: In my regular dealings with owners, contractors and consultants in the design community, I sense the need to provide opportunities for all players to meet and discuss industry challenges. Angela, how do you feel about SICA’s recent decision to broaden our board to include one owner and one member from the professional and design community? AM: In my opinion, having an owner, a design consultant, and a lawyer sitting with the contractor community at our board discussions changes the dynamic of how we approach the challenges we face in the industry. It has broadened how we approach finding solutions. BE: Phil, if you had to identify three (3) key areas that SICA should focus on in the next few years, what would they be? PL: From my perspective I would say that I agree with the direction the board set in our strategic priorities: 1. Provide services that best serve the interest of our members and the industry. 2. Ensure that the association has the organizational capacity to meet the needs of members. 3. Advocate for the industry and our members to ensure that public money is spent in a manner that is open, fair and


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transparent and that the principals of fairness and transparency apply to all aspects of the procurement and construction process. BE: There has been lots of talk of foreign competition entering our marketplace, resulting in changes to how projects are carried out – whether that means different procurement models or differing cultures around work, safety and payment. What are your views on the impact of foreign competition? AM: Ultimately, competition is good for business. Foreign competition presents both challenges and opportunities. There are opportunities to learn differing construction methods. The use of construction components common in other countries is just starting to show itself in North America. Most foreign companies enter the Canadian market through acquisition of Canadian firms, while at the same time many Canadian companies look to mergers to remain competitive. Over time those companies will emerge stronger but likely fewer of them. PL: There is no doubt that the world is very quickly and progressively getting smaller with the rapid evolution of technology, and the Canadian market has certainly attracted international interest. Our exposure to the other methods of construction from other parts of the world has a definite value, and with the infusion of professionals from other countries gives us the opportunity to learn and make our projects safer and better. I do have concern, however, that many of our members with conservative volumes of work will need to be very careful. Many of the communities in B.C. are small and have developed a construction culture that suits their location and resources. Our members in these communities are the core of our association. Large international firms have their own processes and cultures, and we have to be mindful of our members’ needs. u

SICA Staff William E. (Bill) Everitt Chief Operating Officer

Johanna Olson Education Assistant

Clifford Kshyk VP Operations

Kerry Scott Kamloops Planroom Assistant

Aleda Styan Kamloops Project Services Coordinator

Sandy Gauthier Assistant Kelowna

Carolyn Mann Accounting Assistant

Leanne Hendrickson Education Services Coordinator

Janice Haynes Kelowna Project Services Coordinator

Michelle Lemieux Membership Coordinator – Kelowna

Jennifer Marte Director of Education

Monica Bognar Executive Assistant – Meetings & Events Coordinator

Tina Parker Membership Coordinator – Kamloops

Cliff Plichie Senior HSE & Training Advisor

Left to right: Clifford Kshyk, Aleda Styan, Kerry Scott, Jennifer Marte, Tina Parker, Monica Bognar, Leanne Hendrickson, Carolyn Mann, Bill Everitt.

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The Federal P3 Screen By Michael Atkinson, president, Canadian Construction Association


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publishes an accompanying Guide for the Suitability Assessment. (See Should the suitability assessment conclude that a project demonstrates P3 potential, the project proponent will then be required to develop a Procurement Options Analysis (POA) to support the choice of delivery approach. It describes, examines and compares the traditional procurement delivery model, a P3 delivery model, and other alternatives for the delivery of infrastructure to determine which option offers best value for money. (See www. The initial Suitability Assessment Questionnaire asks proponents to respond to 12 different questions using five different response indicators that rate each answer from 1 to 5, with 5 representing an answer that suggests the P3 model is most suitable and 1, the least suitable. Each question is given a weighted value out of 100. A score of one to 50 suggests that the P3 option should not be pursued. A score of 51 to 75 suggests that the project presents a mix of favourable and unfavourable indicators for P3 delivery and that further discussion with PPP Canada is necessary. A score of 76 to 100 means the project shows P3 delivery potential and requires the next step (i.e. the POA). Here are the top 12 indicators in the questionnaire for self-determining when the P3 approach is the best delivery model for a given project: 1. (5.9%) Asset Life: What is the anticipated useful life (i.e. service life) of the asset? – The longer the asset life, the more

attractive for a P3 approach. Greater than 25 years rates a 5; 2. (11.8%) Asset Complexity: How complex is the asset both with respect to construction and O&M? – The more complex, the better the P3 option (i.e. a project that combines three or more asset classes or varying complexity, such as a building plus road plus outbuildings); 3. (5.9%) Availability of Outputs and Performance Specifications for the construction of the asset - Where output/performance specifications for the construction of similar types of asset(s) exist and are available, the approach suggests a P3; 4. (5.9%) Stability of Operational Requirements: Are the longterm operational requirements of the planned asset relatively stable and predictable? – Stable and predictable operational and maintenance requirements are ideal for the P3 model; 5. (5.9%) Availability of Performance Specifications and Indicators for the Operations and Maintenance Period – The availability of performance outputs and indicators for operation and maintenance of the asset favours the P3 approach; 6. (11.8%) Life-Cycle Costs: Can these be quantified upfront? – The ability to predict/identify and quantify these costs are critical to a P3 approach; 7. (5.9%) Revenue Generation – The capability of the asset to generate a revenue stream can be very important in looking at the P3 option; 8. (11.8%) Private Sector Expertise: How many private sector firms have the capacity to deliver and maintain this type of

asset and manage the inherent risks? More than five firms or teams ranks a 5; 9. (5.9%) Market Precedents: To what extent have investments of similar size and scope been delivered via the P3 method in Canada? – The more the merrier for the P3 option; 10. (5.9%) Nature of Development Site – A project that is on a greenfield site that is new construction and not an expansion/ renovation of an existing asset better lends itself to the P3 model; 11. (11.8%) Scope for Private Sector Innovation Gains: To what extent will the private sector be able to rely upon output/performance-based requirements/specifications? – Prescriptive specifications do not lend themselves to innovation opportunities nor to the P3 model; and 12. (11.8%) Potential for Contract Integration: Which elements of the potential P3 (i.e. design, build, finance, maintain, operate) can be integrated into one contract? – The more, the better for a P3 solution. PPP Canada promises a one- to two-week turnaround on its review of a completed suitability assessment and will communicate the results to Infrastructure Canada. It remains to be seen to what extent PPP Canada will question the results of this self-analysis. Also unknown at the time of this writing is whether the SA will be required where a proposed project has already been subjected to a similar provincial P3 screen. u

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Building is part of a larger $381-million investment to bring cardiac surgery to the interior region of BC. By the end of September, work on the exterior envelope, including the installation of insulation, cladding, siding, windows, masonry and roofing, will be complete. Mechanical and electrical roughins are also finished throughout, with the installation of fixtures and fittings underway on levels one and two. Firstlevel interior finishes, including drywall, paint, wall protection, flooring and millwork, is complete. Work continues on level-two finishes, and level-three finishes are commencing. Glass-enclosed walkways linking IHSC to the Centennial and Strathcona buildings are also under construction. In March 2014, a new perinatal unit was added to the fourth floor of IHSC in space that was slated for future development. “The fourth floor was going to be a future addition, but we received approval to include a new perinatal unit,” says Norma Malanowich, chief project officer with IHA. “When we did the specifications for the building, this space was designated as a future inpatient unit. By including it now, while construction of the building is already underway, there will be less impact to disruption of hospital operations.” The new perinatal unit will replace the labour and delivery unit currently located at the Strathcona Building. The unit will offer new mothers and their babies single-patient post-partum rooms and an upgraded neonatal intensive care unit. The fourth floor addition will also be close to the IHSC’s new operating rooms. Patient rooms are situated around the perimeter of the unit, with supporting rooms, including nurses’ stations, located at the centre of the unit. Unique design considerations for the unit include an infant abduction system and infant-specific patient bays. In preparation for the perinatal unit, a portion of the existing stair cores needed to be demolished to expose rebar, which enabled workers to tie into it and extend the stair cores up another storey. Be-

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Details about the commissioning of the building are expected to be finalized by fall. The first three floors are scheduled to be finished by April 2015.

cause only the self-adhered air-vapour barrier membrane had been installed, the entire roof did not need to be demolished. Portions of the air/vapour barrier membrane were removed to expose existing embeds that provide the bases for structural steel columns. A single Potain HDT 80 self-erecting crane, with a 45-metre boom, is being used for construction of the stair cores and the erection of the structural steel and metal deck. By the end of September, the concrete stair cores will be poured, and the structural steel for the fourth floor addition and penthouse will be complete. The metal deck for the fourth floor will be approximately 50 per cent complete. “The addition of the perinatal unit has resulted in two significantly different stages of construction,” says Peter

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the first phase of redevelopment at the

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Royal Inland Hospital. This first step lays

the existing Royal Inland Hospital.

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“This is a very significant project,”

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“I think we will be onsite pretty steady with a 10-man crew for about a year and then a smaller crew for six months,” adds Engstrom. “We’re onsite now doing the underground work.” And underground work is something that Tanis Taylor, project manager for Ted Taylor and Sons Ltd., is very familiar with. The company was awarded the earthwork contract for the project. “This is the first hospital site work we’ve done but it’s no different from working on any other government agency or large corporation project,” explains Taylor. “We’re responsible for the site servicing and civil operations, which essentially means the water, sewer and sanitary systems.” To date, Taylor’s team has been busy doing bulk excavation, detailed excavation for the footings and foundation, importing of aggregate and some work with Southwest Contracting on the shotcrete wall. “We started in June,” she adds. “Right now, we’ve got two excavators, seven to eight gravel trucks hauling in and out of the site and ground labourers.” Taylor herself is the third-generation of the Kamloops-based family business. “This project is probably one of the higher value ones for us,” she says. “It’s always interesting to work on a project of this size, especially one that involves unusual features like shotcrete walls and concrete. Plus, there’s the rerouting work required on Ring Road to accommodate the parking entrance. There might be some challenges down the road but so far, everything is good.”

The company will make use of modern tools like BIM and Ischebeck Formwork system to increase efficiencies. “A February 2016 delivery date means that we’re on a very tight schedule,” says McIntosh. “We have to make every day count.” And counting the days is what the residents of the Kamloops area – including the Thompson, Cariboo and Shuswap regions – are doing, as they await the completion of the new CSB. In addition to providing improved

services and better access to those services, the CSB project will also provide a boost to the local economy – an estimated 280 jobs in direct employment and an additional 235 jobs in supplier industries. “The community is ecstatic,” concludes Royal Inland Hospital’s Interim Health Services Administrator Serwo. “This project has been several years in the making and the people here are very positive. They are thrilled to see all of the activity taking place at the site.” u

Next steps With workers already on the ground, the new CSB is moving full-speed ahead. “The next milestone will be the completion of the shotcrete wall,” says Bird Construction’s McIntosh. “That’s when the project will really start to happen, with a lot more activity onsite.” McIntosh anticipates that there could be as many as 100 people onsite during the peak construction period.

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New centre offers introduction to apprenticeship programs

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By Melanie Franner


ith the potential of many large-scale construction pro­­jects looming on the horizon, the government and educational system of British Columbia is stepping up to the plate to ensure that there will be workers aplenty if and when they’re needed. The recent announcement of the new $7.4-million North Kamloops (NorKam) Secondary Trades and Technology Centre is but one example of this “Building B.C.” movement – but it is a significant one in that it will accelerate students’ transition to the workforce by exposing them to the trades before their high school graduation. “This is a major project for our school district and for students within our region who want to explore the trades as a career,” states Sheryl Lindquist, district principal, Secondary Transitions, School District No.73. “This initiative has been 10 years in the making.”

“The programs will be open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 throughout the entire school district,” notes Lindquist, who adds that this is close to 4,000 students in total. The 19,000-square-foot, one-storey centre will be a renovation/addition project to the existing NorKam Secondary School. Once completed, the newly designed centre will offer four skilled training shops with specialized equipment and two lecture areas. It will increase NorKam’s previous trades training capacity by approximately 120 students, while significantly expanding the offerings. “We’re noticing that a lot of students don’t even know what types of jobs are available in the trades,” states Lindquist. “This will be a great opportunity for them to familiarize themselves before making a serious commitment. At the same time, it will still count as credits toward attaining their high school diplomas.”

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Although the NorKam Secondary School has been offering their students some skills training for the past few years through a partnership agreement with the Thompson Rivers University, this newly expanded centre will broaden the offering and will provide it right onsite.

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“The board of education is pleased that the renovations to North Kamloops Secondary campus will allow the district to offer our students the chance to experience various careers in trades and technology.” As such, the new centre will offer skills training programs in mining exploration, development and production; entrylevel industrial skills; construction trades training; refrigeration and air conditioning; and civil engineering technology. “Eventually, we will offer five ‘samplers’,” states Lindquist. “Each of the sampler programs will consist of a total of 480 hours and will represent 16 credits toward a student’s high school diploma.” The first two samplers available in February 2015 will be construction (which will cover carpentry, plumbing, electrical and industrial instrumentation mechanical) and mechanical (which will cover heavy duty mechanical, autoservice technician, motorcycle and small motor and welding). Other samplers to be made available at a later date include commercial driver training, engineering and mining technology. “The student reaction to date has been overwhelming,” says Lindquist. “We are over-subscribed in our first two samplers.”

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Delnor Construction Ltd. won the general contracting tender on the building of the new NorKam Trades and Technology Centre. “We started working on the site in October 2013 and expect to be finished

in September 2014,” states Erik Thistlethwaite, project superintendant, who adds that there was a lot of site preparation required on the project. “We had to demolish the existing music room so we could build the addition.” The addition itself consists of two classrooms, an entrance lobby, new music room (to replace the one that needed to be torn down) and the four trades shops (two of which are approximately 2,400 square feet, one of which is 3,000 square feet and the other, which is 2,100 square feet). “This is our first construction project since 2001 so we’re very excited about it,” states Art McDonald, director of Facilities and Transportation, School District No. 73. “There has been a bit of difficulty in finding some of the services, like the piping, that have been buried for the last 50 years, but other than that the project has gone very smoothly.” MQN Architects in Vernon was the firm responsible for the design of the new centre. “The idea was to have a modern look and to try to get the community involved,” explains Vicki Topping, partner, MQN Architects. “We wanted to make it an inviting and open space so we designed a beautiful, two-storey glass entrance to the building. We also used a lot of wood and heavy timber inside, with exposed cedar ceilings in the corridors.” The shops themselves, adds Topping, needed to be flexible in design and utilitarian.

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Gearing up for a new start When the keys to the NorKam Secondary Trades and Technology Centre were transferred to School District No. 73 this September, it marked a new phase in the history of the senior

secondary school and a new beginning for the region’s students, who will all have the opportunity to “test the waters” of various trades before committing to them as a full-time career. “This investment is about providing more opportunities for skilled trades and also about attracting students to the beautiful North Shore,” states Denise Harper, chair, KamloopsThompson Board of Education. “The board of education is pleased that the renovations to North Kamloops Secondary campus will allow the district to offer our students the chance to experience various careers in trades and technology. We hope that through the opportunity to pursue an interest in the trades, our students will graduate with clear career goals.” And for those students who opt to continue with their studies by pursuing a career in trades, there will be plenty of opportunities to await them as B.C.’s economy continues to grow at an impressive rate. u

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Secondary School when it re-opened this September. The additional 300 students who will be able to attend the school, thanks to this $15-million expansion and renovation project, will see first-hand the effects not only on the school, but on the community itself.

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“This area is part of the bedroom community of Kelowna,” he adds. “We’ve undergone a lot of growth over the recent years that we are still trying to accommodate all the students in the area.” According to Paul, the OMSS was originally built in the 1970s. Its current student capacity is 850. The additional classrooms will allow for 300 more students, bringing the total student capacity up to 1,150. “We’ve maintained this facility very well over the years,” states Paul, who adds that because of this, along with the new additions, the school’s lifespan will be extended by at least another 15 years.

A is for Apple At the core of the OMSS expansion project is the addition of 14 new classrooms, each of which will measure around 77 square metres. “We played with the classroom design by opening up the hallways to allow the students to get to common areas where they can work together on projects without disrupting the other students,” explains Paul. “Large windows in the classroom allow the teachers to keep an eye on these 21st Century learning spaces, so that the students are still supervised.” Another core component of the expansion project is the conversion of one-half of the existing gymnasium into a drama space with a small 150-seat theatre.

“We decided to incorporate a metal-clad suspended cabling system that acts like a raised platform floor over the stage so that the students can walk on it to adjust the lights or the sound system without the typical hazards associated with using a traditional cat-walk system,” states Paul, who adds that the school has a strong performing arts program that includes music, dance and theatre. And the third component of the OMSS expansion project is the building of a new full-sized gymnasium that will be shared with the community. “We’re partnering with the City of Kelowna to build the Neighborhood Learning Gym,” notes Paul. “The city will run programs in the facility on weekends and evenings and we will have use of the building during the school days.” According to Ken Kovacs, project manager, School District No. 23, the OMSS expansion project is a significant one. “This is a major capital project for us,” he explains, adding that projects like this one that incorporate changes to an existing facility can prove challenging. “When you take an existing facility that, in this case, was built in the 1970s and had already undergone a couple of additions, and then add two significantly sized additions, it makes it much more complex.” Kovacs adds that the new classroom, gymnasium and drama spaces adds approximately 3,000 square metres of new space, while interior school renovations involved about another 1,000 square metres.




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The feasibility study for the expansion project was done in July 2012 and in June 2013, the tendering process began. “The construction schedule ran from July 2013 to September 2014, which was manageable,” notes Kovacs. “The fact that we had to work while the school was occupied and functioning added some interesting challenges but we all knew what we were getting into beforehand, and if we didn’t, then the learning curve was pretty quick.”

All in a day’s work Delnor Construction Ltd. was the general contractor that won the bid for the OMSS expansion and renovation project. “The tight deadline in delivering a project of this size, combined with the renovation aspect, made it an interesting one,” explains Rick Murray, manager of Construction Operations, Delnor Construction. “Our people had to do about 90 per cent of the work during active school hours. Together with the school district people and the school staff, we were able to come up with a plan that allowed the students to be safe, while still allowing us to be productive.” Fortunately, a lot of the interior school work took place in the “service areas,” as opposed to the actual classroom areas, thus mitigating potential risks. According to Murray, the electrical and mechanical work required on the project was significant – and fortunately, was able to be completed during a break in school. “The mechanical upgrade was the biggest component,” he explains. “We had to change some of the spaces in the existing building into mechanical rooms in order to accommodate all the changes that needed to be done.” Kelowna-based Kal-West Mechanical Systems Inc. was in charge of this aspect of the operation. “The work was extensive in that we have replaced the heating/cooling system with a geothermal system,” explains John Davina, owner. “In addition to working in an occupied school, we had to take out an existing boiler room,

“With so many local suppliers working on the project, we will have a significant impact on the local economy.” add heat pumps and then run new piping through the existing classroom ceilings. We also had to take some space in existing storage rooms to fit in the heating equipment. It turned out to be quite the mechanical renovation project, a real engineering marvel that challenged us and kept us thinking on our feet. It was a good project and a very interesting one for us.” The electrical work required in the project proved to be another interesting aspect. “We had to put in new electrical service system in the existing building to accommodate and feed the services in the new additions,” explains Scott Wilson, branch manager, Houle Electric Ltd. “That meant shutting down the existing system, tearing it out – with minimal

disruption to the school – and then putting in the new system and tying them together. We were lucky in that we were able to go in and complete the work during spring break.” Wilson estimates that 10 to 15 per cent of his company’s work involved renovations in existing school areas, with the remainder being attributed to the two new additions. “The majority of the work was in the academic wing,” he adds.

Focus on learning The newly revamped OMSS will offer a host of new features designed to better engage and better educate the students. A spectacular drama facility – complete with hardwood floors, high ceilings and a state-of-the-art lighting and sound ca-

bling support system – will stand as one of the highlights. Spacious classrooms featuring common work areas for the students and white boards for the teachers are another dramatic element, as is the full-sized gymnasium that will act as a shared resource throughout the community. “This project represents a significant financial injection for the community,” concludes Paul. “With so many local suppliers working on the project, we will have a significant impact on the local economy.” And with so many people – students and residents alike – to be affected by the exciting changes being created at OMSS, the impact will stretch far beyond just the economy to encompass the entire Mission community. u




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SICA’s Women in Construction Answers Industry Call

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tarting my career in construction over 30 years ago, I have seen a huge difference in the number of women employed by construction firms and in every area of the trades. When I was hired for my first position in a construction firm, there was only one other woman working there, and we were

“Women represent less than three per cent of the typical construction community. The SICA Women in Construction (WIC) group provides an avenue for women to meet, develop contacts and grow their business network without the barriers that are often present in this male-dominated industry. SICA is proud to be associated with this increasingly more powerful segment of our member base.” ~ SICA COO Bill Everitt

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he National Music Centre in Calgary, Alberta, is the latest project to be registered as a Gold Seal project, providing increased exposure and providing the opportu-

project,” explains Stephanie Wallace, manager of the Gold Seal

nity to showcase the professionalism and experience of the

gained additional exposure as a Gold Seal project, and CANA

construction team management staff.

employees have used the experience to earn valuable points

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Program. “The owner of the project is extremely pleased to be working with the CANA Construction team. The project has

toward their Gold Seal certification.”

tion Co. Ltd., the project recently celebrated its designation as a

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struction association and the Gold Seal Certification Program

ect in Calgary, and the first project registered by CANA Con-

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With Gold Seal projects, a firm works with their local construction association and the Gold Seal Certification Program to jointly promote Gold Seal as part of a construction project. Any construction company that would like to promote their excellence in the management of construction and would like to promote Gold Seal certification are encouraged to participate in the program. The process is quite simple, whether it is through contacting the local construction association, or filling out the form on the Gold Seal website. “The main goal of the project is to raise the bar. That’s the whole purpose of the Gold Seal Program in general – running projects effectively, efficiently, on budget, on time, and safely,” said Jason North, project director at CANA Management Ltd., speaking with the National Music Centre. “A lot of the Gold Seal Program is about changing the culture of construction, and raising the bar. CANA is a big supporter of it for that reason.” There are a number of benefits to registering a Gold Seal project, including co-branded promotional material, the opportunity to be featured on the Gold Seal Certification website, and media exposure through press releases, websites, and social media.

At the same time, staff members receive new learning opportunities, including optional onsite workshops for management staff and contractors, and Gold Seal certification ceremonies for those that have earned their Gold Seal certification during the project. The end result – the completion of a Gold Seal project – is project certificates for all involved, including general contractors, owners, subcontractors, and all other associated parties. “As construction firms and owners continue to see the value of Gold Seal certification, we are anticipating an increasing number of projects to be registered as Gold Seal projects,” said Barry Brown, chair of the Gold Seal Committee. “Gold Seal certification continues to be recognized as the industry’s most respected certification and Gold Seal projects are reflective of that. They are a great way to promote the work that we do to those in our industry and to those outside of it.” u

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Gold Seal certified Ambrozy, Andrew – Project Manager, General Ansell, Timothy O. – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Arnold, Jeff – Project Manager, General Ashley, Douglas – Project Manager, General Ashmore, Charlie – Superintendent, General Avery, Terry – Superintendent, General Balfour, John F. – Project Manager, Mechanical Balfour, Kevin – Estimator, Roadbuilding Barnes, Glenn – Project Manager, General Barry, Joseph – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Barry, Tim – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Becker, Rocky C. – Project Manager, Insulation Bennison, Graham S. – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Bentzen, Howard – Superintendent, General Beruschi, David D. – Project Manager, General Betts, Gerry – Project Manager, Electrical Bilawchuk, Wayne – Superintendent, General, Project Manager, General Blewett, Victor R. – Superintendent, General Blonarowitz, Collin John – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Bonderud, Chris – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Bossert, Theodore W. – Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Boston, Shannan – Construction Safety Coordinator Bourassa, Mike – Construction Safety Coordinator Bouwmeester, Cornelis J. – Superintendent, General Bradford, Paul – Estimator, General, Superintendent, General Bridge, Jody Dennis – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Brown, Terry – Project Manager, General Brydon, Scot M. – Project Manager, General Bucknell, Charles H. – Superintendent, Mechanical, Project Manager, Mechanical Burleigh, Jason Paul – Construction Safety Coordinator Butler, Stephen M. – Superintendent, Door/Wind/Glaze Callahan, Doug – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Carels, Shawn – Superintendent, General Caul, Gerald B. – Project Manager, Electrical Cesnik, Joze – Superintendent, General Chernoff, Nick Peter – Project Manager, Concrete Chester, Wayne Douglas – Superintendent, Electrical Chevalier, Darren Brent – Project Manager, General Christensen, Roy A. – Owner’s Construction Manager Christman, Ron – Superintendent, Mechanical Church, Lloyd Cameron – Superintendent, General Clark, David – Project Manager, Electrical Comeau, Philippe Leonard – Superintendent, Sheet Metal Cook, Bevan – Superintendent, General Corcoran, Dave R. J. – Project Manager, General Corke, George – Project Manager, General Cousins, Stephen Ward – Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Cox, Sari – Project Manager, Mechanical Crawford, Doug R. – Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Cruickshank, Greg – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Cumming, Thomas A. – Project Manager, General Cuzzocrea, Joseph – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Dalgleish, Robert Ian – Project Manager, General Dalgleish, S.B. (Sinc) – Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Darche, Simon L. – Superintendent, General


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Darling, Don – Owner’s Construction Manager Davies, Robert H. – Project Manager, Mechanical Davies, Leslie – Project Manager, Mechanical Davy, Ken – Superintendent, Roadbuilding de Rooy, Ken – Project Manager, Struct. Steel DeCol, Guiseppe – Superintendent, General Descheneau, John Robert – Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Dibella, Mario Joseph – Project Manager, Electrical DiPasquale, Dennis – Estimator, General Dool, Walter F. – Project Manager, General Dorssers, Dan – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Douglas, Scott W. – Estimator, Roadbuilding Downward, Peter John – Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Duncan, Graeme A. – Superintendent, General Dutil, Richard J. – Estimator, Electrical Eisele, Anton – Project Manager, General Elliot, T. Alistair M. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Eng, Kenneth R. – Project Manager, General Ernewein, Gordon – Superintendent, General Falladown, Tom – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Fallowfield, Ron – Superintendent, General Feller, D’Arcy – Superintendent, Mechanical Finnson, Richard – Superintendent, General Fish, Dale – Project Manager, General Flamand, Oscar – Project Manager, General Forsyth, James R. – Superintendent, General, Project Manager, General Fournier, Mike – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Franzen, Rick – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Fraser, Clement – Superintendent, Sheet Metal Freeman, Geoffrey Bernard – Superintendent, Mechanical Fretz, Daniel – Estimator, General, Superintendent, General, Project Manager, General Froess, Bob C. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Galbraith, Adam – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Galigan, Philip A. – Superintendent, General Gawne, Larry – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Gervais, Janot – Project Manager, General Gilowski, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Ginter, Ron W. – Estimator, General Glave, Ron – Construction Safety Coordinator Gorman, Terrance – Superintendent, General Gothe, Ronald – Project Manager, General Goulet, Garth – Superintendent, General Govett, Greg – Project Manager, General Graham, Robert – Project Manager, General Graham, Gwen – Project Manager, General Greenall, John – Project Manager, General Gulak, Brian Charles – Superintendent, General Gutsche, Steven A. – Project Manager, General Haggkvist, Don – Superintendent, General Hall, Robert Scott – Owner’s Construction Manager Hansum, Julia Reluca – Project Manager, General Hardwicke, Wayne – Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Harnett, Randy Terry Marvin – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Harrison, Brian Edward – Project Manager, Sheet Metal Hartskamp, Dean – Superintendent, General Hayashi, Brian Paul – Project Manager, General

Hayes, David L. – Superintendent, General Hayter, Scott Myles – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Hayter, Marvin C. – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Head, James – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Healey, Bruce – Superintendent, General Heigers, Jacobus Johannes D. – Project Manager, General Helmer, Maximilian Kasi – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Henderson, Justin W.C – Project Manager, Mechanical Hett, Jordan – Superintendent, Electrical Hickling, John Thomas – Owner’s Construction Manager Hildebrandt, Kenneth A. – Estimator, General Hoiland, Bill – Owner’s Construction Manager Hornung, Doug – Superintendent, General Horochuk, Daniel – Owner’s Construction Manager Horsfield, Scott C. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Hrabchuk, Larry – Superintendent, General Hrabchuk, David Andrew – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Hrabchuk, Chris – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Huolt, William Scott – Superintendent, General Hutton, Glenn Allan – Project Manager, General Imthorn, Kevin John – Project Manager, General Jackson, Steve W.J. – Owner’s Construction Manager Jackson, Beau – Superintendent, Roadbuilding James, Michael – Superintendent, General Jensen, Hans Kristian – Estimator, Masonry, Superintendent, Masonry, Project Manager, Masonry Jepsen, Bryan Paul – Project Manager, General Johansen, Martin – Owner’s Construction Manager Johnson, Warren Dale – Superintendent, General Kabotoff, Lionel – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Keith, Douglas Brian – Project Manager, General Kenyon, Matthew – Project Manager, General Kenyon, Doug – Estimator, General Kenyon, Larry – Project Manager, General Kinnee, Kim Ellis – Project Manager, Mechanical Klotz, Shaun C. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Koeck, Ernie – Project Manager, General Kooyman, Cornelis – Estimator, Struct. Steel Kostiuk, Andy – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Krak, Allan – Project Manager, General Krogh, Tim – Project Manager, General LaBar, Len – Superintendent, General Lacroix, Serge – Owner’s Construction Manager Laird, James E. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Lalonde, John Grant – Project Manager, Mechanical Langlois, Doris – Owner’s Construction Manager Langton, David G. – Estimator, Door/Wind/Glaze Lansing, Francis L. – Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Larsen, Helmuth – Superintendent, General Laursen, Karl A. – Estimator, General, Project Manager, General Leacock, Randy – Project Manager, General Lechkun, David – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Lewis, Alun Christopher – Superintendent, General Liddicoat, Robert W. – Project Manager, General Lindsay, Graeme – Project Manager, General Lipinski, Rick – Construction Safety Coordinator Little, George E. – Project Manager, Electrical Long, Philip Charles – Estimator, General Lowenstein, Keith – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Lucas, Robert – Superintendent, Struct. Steel Ludwig, Glenn – Superintendent, General

certified MacDonald, Thomas Robert – Project Manager, General MacLeod, Robert N. – Superintendent, Mechanical Maddocks, James Barry – Project Manager, General Madell, Andrew A – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Maglio, Terry – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Mailey, John R. – Estimator, General Makus, Corey – Owner’s Construction Manager Maloney, Patrick – Superintendent, General Marshall, Rupert William – Project Manager, General Mason, Bernie – Superintendent, General McCafferty, Shaun – Superintendent, General McElroy, Kenneth Wayne – Project Manager, Mechanical McEwan, Gary – Project Manager, General McGrath, Alvin Keith – Estimator, General McLellan, Ken – Superintendent, General McWilliams, Bob – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Medlicott, Dorian – Project Manager, General Meiner, Herb – Project Manager, General Melissen, Mark R. – Project Manager, General Menzies, Brian J. – Project Manager, General Michel, Richard W. – Project Manager, General Milligan, John – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Milsom, Stephen – Project Manager, General Moore, Christian – Superintendent, General Moore, Kenneth W. – Superintendent, General Morrison, James K. – Project Manager, General Mosher, Glenn – Superintendent, General Muir, AllanWayne – Construction Safety Coordinator Mummery, John – Superintendent, General Murphy, Kelly Francis – Superintendent, General Murray, David – Construction Safety Coordinator Nadeau, Denis J. – Estimator, Sheet Metal Nagel, Gerry – Superintendent, General Neuman, David R. – Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Newbold, Daniel J. – Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze Newlands, Bill – Project Manager, Electrical Newman, Robert N. – Superintendent, General Nodes, Joe – Project Manager, General Nutley, Ian – Project Manager, General Ouimet, George – Project Manager, Drywall Owen, Chris A. – Project Manager, Mechanical Owen, Richard – Project Manager, Mechanical Paige, Jason W. – Estimator, General Palik, Leonard Douglas – Project Manager, General Paluck, Clarence – Superintendent, General Panopoulos, Brandon – Project Manager, General Papke, Bodo – Project Manager, General Parks, Gary J. – Estimator, Mechanical, Project Manager, Mechanical Pasitney, Gerald – Project Manager, Electrical Pasitney, Troy – Project Manager, Electrical Pearson, Don – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Pelletier, David G. – Project Manager, Mechanical Penner, David – Owner’s Construction Manager Perepolkin, Clifford W. – Project Manager, Mechanical Petersen, Craig – Project Manager, General Pisio, Nick Anthony – Project Manager, Mechanical Pohl, Bernd – Superintendent, General Quanson, Wayne Graham – Estimator, General Rae, Ken – Project Manager, Insulation Raitt, Gregory R. – Estimator, Roadbuilding

Rasmussen, Gavin – Superintendent, General Reichert, Victor J. – Superintendent, Mechanical Reid, Scott – Project Manager, General Rendek, Terrence Antony – Project Manager, General Reutlinger, Walter – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Reznik, Ray J. – Estimator, General Ridley, David B. – Project Manager, Mechanical Rietman, Robert Michael – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Robertson, Paul S. – Superintendent, General Robertson, Charles Richard Jame – Project Manager, Landscaping Robertson, Terry James – Superintendent, Mechanical Ross, Michael Rodger – Project Manager, Mechanical Sanders, Mark – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Sawatzky, David – Superintendent, General Sawchuk, Jason Jon – Superintendent, General Schlachter, Joseph Arthur – Project Manager, General Schneuker, Greg – Superintendent, General Schoeman, Gregory Lee – Project Manager, General Schuster, Don – Project Manager, General Selles, Eric Peter – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Semeschuk, Bradley – Project Manager, General Semeschuk, Arden John – Superintendent, General, Estimator Seminoff, Mike – Superintendent, General Setterstrom, Wayne M. – Superintendent, General Shannon, Clifford – Superintendent, General Shauer, Bobby – Superintendent, General Simpson, Paul – Superintendent, Mechanical Simpson, Brian J. – Project Manager, General Simson, Garry – Project Manager, General Small, Danny – Superintendent, General Smith, Lara – Construction Safety Coordinator Staples, Mike – Superintendent, Electrical Staysko, Dave – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Stewart, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Strachan, Jim – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Sulphur, Terry Kevin – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Swain, Don P. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Swaine, Bill – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Gold Seal Switzer, Randy Allan – Estimator, Electrical Taylor, Donald A. – Project Manager, Electrical Ternier, Terry J. – Project Manager, General, Estimator, General Thomas, Gareth – Project Manager, General Thor, Gilbert – Superintendent, General Timmer, Earl Allan – Construction Safety Coordinator Timmers, John – Superintendent, General Tompkins, Rick – Superintendent, General Trozzo, Darren – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Trudeau, Robert L. – Superintendent, General Van Der Werff, Kees – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Walker, Bruce L. – Project Manager, General Waluga, Michael T. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Warnaar, Cornelis – Project Manager, Struct. Steel Watt, Kevin – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Waunch, Patrick Joseph – Project Manager, Mechanical, Superintendent, Mechanical Webber, Morgan D. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Webster, Brook – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Westby, Jerry – Owner’s Project Manager White, Kenneth Paul – Project Manager, General Wilkinson, Jerome – Project Manager, General Wilkinson, David Bruce – Project Manager, General Wilson, R. Scott – Superintendent, Electrical Wiltse, Harold Gordon – Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager, Electrical Winterbach, Tyrone – Project Manager, Drywall Wittman, Craig A. – Project Manager, General Wodinsky, Eugene Scott – Construction Safety Coordinator Wynn, Scott – Construction Safety Coordinator Wyse, David G. – Project Manager, General Young, Gary – Superintendent, General Zaitsoff, Barry Howard – Estimator, Electrical Zeeman, Andrew – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Zima, Daniel – Superintendent, General Zimmerman, Dominic J.R. – Project Manager, Mechanical, Superintendent, Mechanical Zmudczynski, Adam – Owner’s Construction Manager Zwaagstra, David – Superintendent, General

Gold Seal listings are provided by the Canadian Construction Association (CCA). If you find any errors, please contact SICA and we can confirm CCA has the correct information.

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Gold Seal INTERNS Adkin, Patrick – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Halas, Jennifer – Project Manager, General

Nuttall, Bryan Albert Allan – Superintendent, General

Allingham, Brett – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Handel, Brad G. – Project Manager, Electrical

Nyirfa, Blaine – Superintendent, General

Austin, Jamie – Superintendent, Landscaping

Hanson, Ryan – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Pattison, Trevor – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Azama, Marshall – Estimator, General

Heppner, Glenn – Superintendent, General

Pearson, Wade R. – Superintendent, General

Banks, Carly – Estimator, General

Hilderbrant, Anthony Alan Victor – Superintendent,

Pelletier, Mark – Project Manager, Electrical

Bateson, Tyler – Superintendent, Roadbuilding


Pellizon, Loris – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Bay, Derek Joseph – Project Manager, Electrical

Horak, Todd – Estimator, Roadbuilding

Petersen, Ray – Superintendent, Electrical

Bennett, Jason – Superintendent, General

Howse, Mark – Superintendent, General

Pittendreigh, Larry – Superintendent, General

Boake, Thomas – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Howse, Simon – Project Manager, General

Plumpton, James – Project Manager, Electrical

Boehr, Jason – Estimator, Roadbuilding

Huser, Simon – Superintendent, General

Potts, Ronald A. – Project Manager, Electrical

Bourne, Paul – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Janzen, Kevin – Project Manager, Electrical

Richards, J. Mark – Superintendent, General

Bouwmeester, Natasha – Project Manager, General

Johnson, Wade – Superintendent, General

Robertson, Charles R. – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Brown, Aaron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Johnstone, Tao – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Rode, Brent – Superintendent, General

Brown, Jason – Superintendent, General

Jolie, Steve A. – Project Manager, Fire Protection

Rodgers, Brad J. – Superintendent, General

Cabreira, Arides A. – Project Manager, General

Kelly, Jessica – Project Manager, General

Rookes, Tayna – Safety Coordinator, First Aid

Chevalier, Darren Brent – Estimator, General

Kieneker, Gary – Superintendent, General

Rose, Jamie – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Collins, Dale – Project Manager, Electrical

Kingsnorth, Steven J. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Salekin, Grant – Superintendent, General

Cooper, Chris – Superintendent, General

Koeck, Marcus – Superintendent, General

Schoeman, Gregory – Estimator, General

Crowe, David – Superintendent, General

Lait, Ron – Project Manager, Electrical Pneum/Electrical Cont.

Schneider, Tim J. – Superintendent, Electrical

Cruickshank, Bradley John – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Le Bar, Len – Superintendent, General

Semeschuk, Arden John – Superintendent, General

Cruickshank, David – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Little, Cal Douglas – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Seminoff, Shawn – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Dees, Joachim – Superintendent, General

Loch, Peter – Superintendent, Concrete Formwk

Skerry, Stephen – Estimator, General

DeVuyst, Ronald C. – Superintendent, General

Lorentz, Jeff – Estimator, Specialty Trade

Skogman, Patrick – Project Manager, General

Dingwall, Andrew – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Lowe, Cliff – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Smith, Joshua Timothy – Superintendent, General

Dougherty, Ryan Luke – Superintendent, Utility/Power

Lund, KC – Project Manager, Specialty Trade

Smith, Roger – Project Manager, General

Durocher, Adam – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Lund, Ryan – Estimator, Specialty Trade

Streifel, Stewart – Superintendent, General

Eising, Jason – Project Manager, General

Lutz, Cameron – Project Manager, Controls(Elec/Mech)

Sullivan, Kelly – Superintendent, General

Enger, Eric – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

MacDougall, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Symonds, Michael John – Project Manager, General

Eppel, Gregory – Superintendent, General

Makus, Corey

Thompson, Geof – Estimator, Controls(Elec/Mech)

Erb, Nick – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Maloney, Christopher – Project Manager, General

Tobin, Jacob – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Fayant, Steven John – Superintendent, Mechanical

Matthews, Ross Leonard – Superintendent, Electrical

Uitto, Peter – Superintendent, General

Ferguson, Grant – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

McAreavy, Eugene – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Van Nice, Tyler – Superintendent, General

Ford, Greg – Project Manager, General

McNeil, Tom – Project Manager, General

Vandenpol, Robert – Superintendent, General

Frame, Kelly – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Meyer, Darryl – Superintendent, General

Vivian, Al – Superintendent, General

Fuhrmann, Mark – Estimator, General

Miller, Bill – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Voigt, Christopher – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Galbraith, Jonathan – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Mitchell, Joe – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Vos, Marvin – Superintendent, General

Gedig, Jason – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Montanari, Roberto – Estimator, Door/Wind/Glaze

Waddell, Tyler William – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Geis, Anne Marie – Estimator, Landscaping

Morin-Dutil, Felix – Project Manager, General

Wagman, Tyler – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Gobelle, Nigel – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Moulton, Jason – Project Manager, General

Wilson, Peter – Superintendent, General

Graham, Donald David

Mushka, Arthur – Superintendent, General

Yamaoka, Jarrett – Project Manager, Electrical

Gruber, Mark – Estimator, Roofing

Nagy, Chris – Superintendent, General

Young, Bruce A. – Superintendent, General

Gulayets, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Newman, Robert N. – Project Manager, General

Yurkowski, Murray – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Guttormsson, Carl – Superintendent, General

Nixon, Braden – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Zelmer, Ronald – Superintendent, General

Hackworthy, Regan Dale – Superintendent, Landscaping

Norman, Brian – Superintendent, General


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Builds New Scrubber Buildings at Line Creek Mine By Lisa Fattori

Completed breaker building.

Looking towards the project site. The building to the far left is the truck dump.

The scrubber inside the breaker building.


ancouver-based Teck Resources Limited has constructed a new dust collection system

house the scrubbers have been con-

and 50 feet high, with various levels

structed adjacent to the mine’s truck

and mezzanines. Similarly, the breaker

dump and breaker buildings to mini-

building, where coal is broken down

and two scrubber buildings at its Line

mize the generation of coal dust at

into smaller pieces, has its own scrub-

Creek operations, located approxi-

these facilities for a safer and healthier

ber building that measures 50 feet by

mately 25 kilometres north of Spar-

working environment.

30 feet and 50 feet high. The project

wood in southeastern B.C.

Construction of the $5-million proj-

included the installation of mechanical

The mine, which produces steelmak-

ect, including $2.6 million in construc-

and electrical upgrades to run the new

ing coal, required an upgraded sys-

tion costs, began in May 2013 and was


tem to replace the dry-type baghouse

completed in October 2013. The scrub-

The new scrubbers are DUCON type

dust collector, which was constructed

ber building that services the truck

UW-4 Dynamic Wet Scrubbers, manu-

as part of the original infrastructure

dump building, which receives trucked

factured by a subcontractor of DUCON

around 1981. Two new buildings that

or conveyed coal, is 35 feet by 25 feet

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Looking up the coal transfer conveyor between the truck dump and breaker buildings.

easier to maintain than dry dust collectors, such as baghouses, and the dynamic wet scrubber requires less horsepower than a wet ventrui scrubber. The system works by drawing dust-laden air through an intake hood where it is sprayed by water and separated into a clean air stream. This air is then exhausted and the dirty water stream is pumped back to Teck’s plant for further processing.

Teck Coal supplied both scrubbers, as well as the unit heaters, electrical starters, steam unit heaters, VFDs, sump pumps, centrifugal pumps, a transformer and all instrumentation. Specialized equipment required the ordering and pre-purchasing of materials well ahead of the start of construction to ensure that the project proceeded on schedule. “Large multi-nationals have the buying power to pre-purchase and it can take six months or longer to get certain equipment,” says Mark Melissen, general manager at Wildstone Construction. “With a lot of big projects in the mining industry, companies will have suppliers agreements for specialized equipment needed in the construction of a mine’s infrastructure.” Custom fabrication company Rayco Steel Ltd. based in Sparwood supplied and installed the structural steel and floor decking for the buildings. Rather than being vented from the building, dust is collected through collection hoods. There are six collection/transfer points in the plant truck-dump building and 12 in the breaker building. “All major mechanical pieces went in before the walls and roof were installed,” says Brett Ray, manager of Rayco Steel Ltd. “We have the cranes and wall-trained rigging personnel to install all of the mechanical equipment, including the pumps, fans and scrubbers that are located on the second floor.”

The Kingspan insulated metal roof and wall systems for each building were constructed using 22-foot by 40-foot panels, with three-inch insulation and a 22-gauge standing seam. The single component system offers leading R-and U-values, with superior air-tightness performance, and reduced labour time and construction waste. In compliance with mining safety regulations, explosion relief wall panels were installed with pressure release technology built into the tops of panels. Panels were installed using a crane with a 100-foot stick, with a Clad Boy vacuum lifter attached at the end. While the vacuum system is more expensive than traditional wall construction methods, the equipment provides faster installation and enhanced safety. Construction of the scrubber buildings, including the installation of roof and wall systems, occurred in the midst of continued operations at the mine, which was challenging and required tight scheduling for each stage of construction. “Weather was a challenge and, some days, there was so much wind that we could only work a few hours a day,” says Jay Smith, sheet metal superintendent for Laing Roofing Ltd. “Also, we were adding on right beside the chute and conveyor. The mine was still operating, so we had to make sure that everything was out of the way and not disrupting operations. In order to access the buildings and mobilize our equipment, we had to schedule one vehicle at a time.”

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The existing dust collection system

the new system. The new ducting and

of the mine will produce an estimated

and all of its ducting had to remain

commissioning of the new scrubbers

3.5-million metric tonnes of clean coal

in place and continue to run until a

had to be complete within the two-

per year, and a total of 59-million met-

scheduled two-week plant shutdown.

week shutdown so that the mine could

ric tonnes over the life of the mine. The

At this time, the system switched over

continue to operate. To mitigate the

$62-million project includes the con-

to, and tied in with, the new dust col-

risk of not finishing in time, two crews

struction of two open pits, a waste rock

lection system. Because the existing

worked day and night and successfully

dump, a seepage water collection sys-

ducting overlapped with a large por-

completed the final tie-in within the

tem and a major water treatment plant.

tion of the new ducting, the new duct

two-week time frame.

The expansion will extend the mine’s

section could not be run prior to shut-

Teck Coal’s Line Creek mine pro-

life by 18 years and secure the on-go-

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duces metallurgical coal used to man-

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demolished in advance of starting up

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Suspension Bridge at Stein Valley Nlaka’ pamux Heritage Park Undergoes Repairs By Lisa Fattori


ocated 185 kilometres southwest of Kamloops, Stein Valley Nlaka’ pamux Heritage Park is a wilderness park with 150 kilometres of hiking trails and routes, four cable crossings, a suspension bridge and several wilderness campsites. At a cost of $332,000, repairs to the Stein suspension bridge reinstated this key asset of the park – a well traversed bridge that is used by 2,000 hikers annually. Due to a rockslide in the spring of 2013, the suspension bridge over the Stein River Nlaka’ pamux Heritage Park was damaged. Park officials worked quickly to secure the bridge to prevent further damage, calling on a team of engineers, geologists, surveyors and contractors to redesign the bridge’s north tower and prepare the site for repairs. Despite the rugged terrain and tight work site, as well as the logistics of flying in materials and workers by helicopter, the project proceeded 56

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“This is the only suspension bridge in the park, and it’s a mandatory crossing to get people from the lower park to the upper park.” on schedule with repairs completing in August, in time for the fall hiking season. “This is the only suspension bridge in the park, and it’s a mandatory crossing to get people from the lower park to the upper park,” says Adrian Wynnyk, recreation section head, Thompson Caribou Region, BC Parks. “Every spring, we conduct cursory flights to see if anything has been damaged over the winter, and that’s when we discovered that the Stein suspension bridge had been hit by large chunks of rock that fell from the cliff above. There was evidence around the bridge that there had been rockslides in the past, but this was the first time the bridge had been hit. The risk for a rockslide in summer is very low; usually it’s the thawing of ice in spring that would cause this to happen.” An initial assessment at the end of March showed that the steel tower on the

north side had broken off of its footings, where it sat on top of a concrete wall. One of the anchor cables was torn off and the other was severely stretched. The suspension bridge is approximately 20 years old and spans 42 metres. While the bridge, itself, was not damaged, the north part of the bridge was lopsided and sagging down below the high water level. In May and June, the first phase of the project involved the installation of new cable anchors and lifting the bridge to a high enough elevation, where it would be well above the upcoming freshet flows. Due to hot weather, the river rose about five feet over three days, but the construction crew managed to raise the bridge in time, preventing the bridge from being washed away. A geological assessment included scaling the rock cliff above the north tower to ensure that the area was safe, prior to

construction. An engineered geogrid was installed to secure smaller rocks and was attached to two Douglas fir trees, with the base anchored into bedrock. The rock guard fence remained after construction as an added safety measure for the north side of the bridge. “The hazard assessment confirmed that there was no immediate threat to people below,” says Glenn Thiem, project manager for Forsite Consultants Ltd. in Salmon Arm. “Our focus was on the safety of the site; we wanted to make sure that the area was free of any hazards before the construction crew went in.” New anchors to secure the bridge’s cables were installed on the rock face high above the bridge, in a location where the cables to the tower were not as exposed in the event of a future rockslide. An epoxy mix was put into bore holes, acting as an adhesive to keep the anchors in

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place, and then grout was added to keep water out. The anchors’ plates, with cable loops, were held down by threaded bolts. Polar cables and Crosby Clips were used to raise the bridge and tie it to the anchors. When construction was complete, the bridge elevation was readjusted to its proper height of approximately eight feet above the river. A new customized designed tower, measuring 20 feet tall, eight feet wide at the base, and 4.5 feet wide at the top, was constructed off-site. “This is a low maintenance, galvanized tower that will last longer than the previous structure that was replaced,” Thiem says. “If the tower gets damaged in the future, it may need only partial repairs. Removal of the old tower really maxed out the capacity of the helicopter, so the new one was designed to be assembled onsite.” Because the project site was 20 kilometres from the nearest road, with only a hiking trail leading to the bridge, all materials and work crews had to be flown in by helicopter. The lifting capacity of the helicopter used to long line equipment and supplies into the Stein was 1,600 pounds and required six separate trips. The south platform of the bridge was used as the receiving point for larger equipment such as compressors. In long line deliveries, cargo can be lowered from the air 50 to 250 feet and then remotely detached. Work crews were dropped off on a helipad approximately 400 metres upstream from the project site. “Materials and equipment were flown

in and tagged for a north or south dropoff,” says Michael Symonds, project manager for Greyback Construction Ltd. “We set up a camp for four people near the site and completed our work in a week.” The assembled tower was raised by pinning the base and then winching it up into place, using cables. Cable saddles were installed, locking the cable to the top of the frame. A pre-assembled deck hanger was installed to hang off of the new tower. Other work included the re-

placement of railings, decking and brackets, where necessary. “We looked at re-locating the bridge, but that would have been very expensive and the bridge was designed for that specific area,” Thiem says. “The major challenge for us was saving the bridge in the midst of rising water levels. We had to coordinate all of the expertise that was needed in a very tight period. It’s amazing how everyone responded and came together in a matter of a couple of weeks.” u


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All in the Family

Generations in business share their secrets By Jillian Mitchell


orking with family is a talent all in its own. But when it comes down to it, keeping it professional and planning for the future is what counts – just ask any of the following long-term SICA member firms, each of whom celebrate multi-generations in business.

All in a day’s work The Greenough family of Kelowna’s TomTar Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. has been in business for over 70 years, and during that time three separate generations have taken their rightful place at the helm. It all started in 1945, when Harold Greenough founded the roofing company as a branch of plumbing/heating/roofing contractor Barr & Anderson. Harold’s son Tom came onboard with the company in the 1970s and proved an integral part of the company’s rebranding in 1980 as TomTar Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Next up, the company looks forward to a new chapter, as Tom’s son, Robert, will take over ownership in the next few years. Accordingly, Robert has been diligently preparing for this role, gradually taking on more responsibilities in addition to his current duties as general manager. One thing he’s learned thus far: “A 9-to-5 is not going to cut it to own a business,” says Robert, who started working at the family business at age 10. “Eight hours gets you the meat, 10 hours gets you potatoes, and 12 hours gets you the gravy. We do 12’s here – success is not optional.” Patience and integrity are among the most important leadership attributes, according to Robert, as is an unyielding respect for the generations that came before him. “The old man’s always right. If he isn’t, you make it his idea,” he adds. “He’s got decades of experience under his belt; sometimes there’s other ways to do it, but the way he’s doing it you know will work.”

It takes two For the Donald family, it all began on the Canadian Prairies in the 1940s. It was then that Edward Donald founded Donald’s Metal Works, known today as Donald’s Machine Works Ltd., in Winnipeg, MB. It wasn’t until 1981, however, that the company planted roots on Canada’s West Coast. Edward’s son Doug officially founded the Vernon chapter 33 years ago. Today, the Canadian Welding Bureau-certified company has grown from a one-person operation to a team of 20 under the direction of Doug’s son, Shawn, the current owner. 60

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Left to right: Cameron and Gerry Betts, Betts Electric

Shawn remembers the succession transition like it was yesterday. “I never intended to buy the company,” recalls the current president, who in partnership with long-time friend, Andrew Blake-Knox, took over his father’s business in 2007. “I came to the realization that I was going to have to move away if [Dad] sold it; I didn’t want to leave, so I worked into the position.” This is the first chapter for Donald’s Machine Works Ltd. that involves dual-ownership. It was a strategy that came about through the insistence of previous owner Doug. “The company was too big for one person by the time my dad had sold it,” adds Shawn. “My dad [had the foresight to not] let me buy it as an individual.” For Shawn, two areas of focus can be attributed to his successful transition to business owner – education and knowing your limits. “It’s best to stay on top of legal aspects as much as possible. I recently took a Construction 101 course, not because I was new to construction; contracts change and you try and understand your risks,” he says. “And for us, what we try to do, I don’t take on jobs that don’t suit the shop – too much risk.”

Roll with it Penticton-based Betts Electric Ltd. has been a staple in the Okanagan since 1933. Behind its longevity is three (soon to be four) generations of owners spanning eight decades – founder Ira (1933); his son David (late-1950s); grandson Gerry (1988); and within the next five-plus years, great-grandson Cameron. In recent years, current owner Gerry Betts has limited his work hours to four days a week, as he gradually hands over responsibility to his son, Cameron, the next owner. “We’re try-

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Left to right: Tom and Robert Greenough, TomTar Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd.

ing to phase from one to the other,” Gerry says. “It’s my goal to help fill in the gaps.” This approach is much different than what Gerry experienced back in 1988 when he transitioned to ownership. “Back then, there wasn’t really a succession plan,” he says. “My father was around to help and guide, but I was on my own quite a bit of the

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time.” What got the company through, says Gerry, was its reputation. “It does make life easier when you have a good reputation to build on and move forward,” Gerry says. “But you have to keep up with the reputation.” Son Cameron is learning valuable life lessons from his Tollfather Free: about entrepreneurship, among them is the importancePhone: of a work-life balance. “You try to keep it professional in the office – Fax: work is work,” says Cameron, who started working alongside his father as a young child. “That’s something my dad has taught

me: when you’re done at the end of the day and you go home, we don’t need to be talking about work.” For the ISO 9001-certified electrical contracting company, diversification has been an integral factor in their success, as has their ability to roll with the changing times. “Our business has gone from handshakes to CCDC contracts. It’s been a big shift for us,” says Cameron. “My father’s been very good with technology; he’s embraced it quite well and I think that’s been a big benefit Branch Manager for us.” Direct: (250) 870-7209 Gerry adds, “I like to think that we were a little ahead of the curve [with technology]. When I started estimating, it was pen, paper and a calculator; now it’s a computerized system with a 1-866-944-9956 Kelowna Branch database. We were probably one of the first to do computerized (604) 944-9956 email: estimating.” u

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Is Your Corporate Structure Aligned with Your Succession Plan? By Gary Parmar, CPA, CA MNP LLP


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exit your construction business on your terms. But you also need to go one step further. You need to ensure your business structure 9:09 AM aligns with your succession

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There are a number of ways you can exit your construction business, each with its own tax issues. If you’re selling your business, ensure it does not hold passive assets that would prohibit you from claiming the $800,000 lifetime Capital Gains Exemption. A structure should also be in place that allows you to multiply the number of Capital Gains Exemptions available. It’s critical to understand that structur-

are also extremely important in this case to minimize your risk. Liquidating business assets is generally fairly simple; however, proper planning will help minimize the tax you have to pay on the distribution of corporate funds. In all cases, you need to determine the most appropriate corporate structure long before any actual sales transaction takes place. Less tax owing means more

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ing the company to remove passive assets and multiply the Capital Gains Exemption cannot take place at the time of the sale. Rather, it must be done several years before you want the transaction to take place; if it isn’t, you’ll be faced with unintended tax consequences. Transferring your business to the next generation can be problematic from an income tax perspective, as non-arm’s length transactions have different tax consequences. If you utilize your Capital Gains Exemption, it results in unfair tax consequences for the next generation. If you choose not to utilize your Capital Gains Exemption, you end up bearing the tax consequences of the sale yourself. Another alternative is to have the company redeem your shares. However this will result in you paying tax at dividend rates (37.98%) rather than at capital gains rates (22.9%). There are ways to mitigate the tax consequences of a non-arm’s length sales transaction, but they must be arranged in advance. Selling your business to your employees has its own consequences. An employee group often won’t have the capital necessary to purchase the business outright, so owner financing is common. In this case, you need to look at a structure that allows you to retain control of

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Wrap Up versus Non Wrap Up It’s important to know the difference. Do you? By Jenny Miliken, Wilson M. Beck Insurance (Kelowna) Inc.


re you a general contractor or sub-contractor working on projects involving government

regulated contracts? You are speaking with your insurance broker, either getting a new quote or

on larger projects, you might be paying too much for your insurance and coming up short on coverage if there is a claim. Knowing more about Wrap Up insurance is the first step in tailoring coverage to suit your needs.

renewing your Commercial General Li-

There are many construction con-

ability policy, when they ask you, “What

tracts that require Wrap Up liability

is the split between work done under

insurance. The coverage is purchased

Wrap Up and Non Wrap Up?” Too often

by either the owner or prime contractor

the contractor’s response is, “I’m not

and is meant to provide liability pro-

sure; I’ve never heard that term before.”

tection to all tiers of contractors and

If you are being asked the Wrap Up

sub-contractors under one main policy

question, your broker is familiar with

specific to the project site. It is very

construction insurance. If you do not

important that all contractors maintain

recognize this term despite working

their own Commercial General Liabil-

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ity policy, as it will respond as “backup” coverage in the event the liability limits of the Wrap Up are exhausted due to a large claim. It is also important for the prime contractor and sub-contractor to be aware of the deductible limit on the Wrap Up Liability policy. These deductibles are often higher than on a standard insurance policy. For example, typical Commercial General Liability will have a deductible of $1,000, however, with a Wrap Up it is common to see a deductible starting at $10,000 and going up from there. Therefore you need to be aware of the contract that you enter into and what your exposure is. Often the agreement between prime contractor and sub-contractor may stipulate a transfer of risk. This provision states the individual causing the damages may be responsible to pay back the deductible to the prime contractor. This could be difficult for some to absorb financially. Being aware of the deductible limit will allow your broker to decide on a plan of action to mitigate this financial impact. Your insurance broker is a great asset to you and may be able to advise options to “buy down” that deductible, making it more affordable to you. The moral of the story is how important it is to have a strong and open working relationship with a knowledgeable insurance broker. They should be kept in the loop on all your contractual obligations and requirements in order to protect you. An insurance broker is here to guide you and offer the correct insurance so you are covered in the event of a loss, potentially saving you from financial hardship due to a simple coverage requirement. u

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Okanagan Corrections Centre First of its Kind on Several Fronts By Melanie Franner


ot only will the new $192.9-million high-security Okanagan Corrections Centre (OCC) repre-

sent the largest value project to date for

cifically, this is the first partnership of its

tion process included project costs, zon-

kind in Canada that we are aware of for a

ing, environmental impacts, accessibility

government to build a correctional centre

to major transportation routes, and the

on First Nations’ land.”

projected completion time,” notes Rose.

BC Corrections, it will more than double the corrections capacity in the region and

The OCC will reside on a 36-acre (14.5

Perfect partners

hectare) portion of the Senkulmen Enter-

perhaps just as significant, it will mark a

The OIB’s 45-acre Senkulmen Enter-

prise Park. Under terms of the agreement,

landmark agreement between BC Correc-

prise Park, the site chosen for the new

the BC Corrections/OIB lease will run for

tions and the Osoyoos Indian band (OIB).

OCC, lies 28 kilometres south of Pentic-

a period of 60 years, plus an option for an

“This is a very significant agreement,

ton and seven kilometres north of Oliver.

additional 20. The contract also calls for

both because of the value of the project

The site was chosen from 13 potential

the province to work in partnership with

and also because of the partnership we

locations, following detailed evaluation

the OIB to expand and realign roads and

have formed with the OIB,” states Cindy

and site visits.

services, such as sewer, water, gas and

Rose, BC Corrections spokesperson. “Spe66

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“Key considerations in the site selec-


“This signing of the land lease and utilities contracts with the government creates a long-term commitment to the project and builds on our band’s history of success as a major economic driver in our region,” states Chief Clarence Louie, OIB. “Together, we are leading the way on this innovative partnership, which is the first of its kind between BC Corrections and a First Nations.” The OIB has 460 members, employs approximately 700 people and already contributes $40 million to the local economy. Another critical partnership in the OCC project is Plenary Justice, the consortium charged with designing, building, partially financing the construction and providing facilities management services for the OCC over the next 30 years. The Plenary Justice team includes Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd., PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc., Honeywell Limited (Canada), DGBK Architects, and Jug Island Consulting Ltd. “I believe that we are very fortunate to have this particular team,” states Richard Burley, vice-president, Project Delivery for the Plenary Group (Canada) Ltd. “Getting the right companies onboard is incredibly important, especially in a project of this size. We have a lot of experience, expertise and capability on this team. In fact, I think this team is probably the most experienced in Canada in this space.” PCL Constructors Westcoast has a long history of working with Plenary Group (Canada) and of building correctional facilities. “We’ve worked with Plenary Group across the country on a number of P3 projects,” states Ken McCabe, project manager, PCL Constructors Westcoast. “We have also gained a lot of experience on correctional projects. We have done several correction facilities over the last 30 years, even within the province of B.C. Our consultant team also has a great deal of correctional experience.”

Left to right: Brent Merchant, assistant deputy minister, BC Corrections; Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton; Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie; Tedd Howard, provincial director, BC Corrections.

Left to right: Brent Merchant, assistant deputy minister, BC Corrections; Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie; Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton, joined by the BC Corrections Honour Guard.

Leading-edge design The new OCC will include 11 “living units” and 378 cells. It will be built to the highest security standards possible

Left to right: Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton and Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie.

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Left to right: Paul Dunstan, president, Plenary Group North America; Brent Merchant, assistant deputy minister, BC Corrections; West Kelowna Councilor Rick de Jong; Mayor of Oliver, Ron Hovanes; Mayor of Osoyoos, Stu Wells; Osoyoos Indian Band Chief Clarence Louie; Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton; MLA for Boundary-Similkameen, Linda Larson; Mayor of Penticton, Gary Litke; MLA for Penticton, Dan Ashton; Sarah Clark, former CEO of Partnerships BC; Tedd Howard, provincial director, BC Corrections; Pete Coulson, provincial director, BC Corrections; and South Okanagan Chamber of Commerce vice-president, Brian Highley.

and will use cutting-edge supervision

Starting out

and surveillance technology that will en-

Ground breaking on the site took place in May 2014, although the project itself has been in the works since 2011. To date, the construction team has been engaged in doing some site preparation, which includes removing the top layer of earth from the future construction zone, erecting fencing and ensuring environmental protections are in place for the local habitat and wildlife. Major construction activities are expected to begin in late summer. The team has also been working on finalizing the design. “It’s a beautiful site to work with,” states Burley. “The architects have represented the setting very well and have come up with a great design. The facility blends into the environment. It doesn’t even look like a correctional facility; it looks more like a civic building.” The PCL Constructors Westcoast team hasn’t fully mobilized on site as of yet. “The next major milestone on this

hance safety for both staff and inmates. “When it comes to building correctional facilities like the OCC, everything is geared around the security requirements,” explains McCabe. “The way the facility is built and designed is all based on security.” According to McCabe, the new facility will be approximately 300,000-plus square feet (29,000 square metres) and will consist of multiple, low-rise, interconnected buildings. Another feature of the new OCC will be LEED Gold certification. “Through its design, the OCC is expected to provide a healthy working environment for staff and, as a result of reduced energy consumption and water usage, abundant natural light and improved indoor air quality, will also lower operating costs over time,” explains Rose. 68

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project will be finalization of the design, which is expected to take place early next year,” explains McCabe. “That’s when activity will really begin to ramp up.” McCabe anticipates that peak construction will probably see as many as 180 trades people on the site, many of whom will be from the local area. “We are definitely interested in hiring local firms where we can,” he notes. “It is certainly in our best interest to do so.” Local contractors H&M Excavating from Penticton, Riteway Fencing from Penticton, and Oliver Ready Mix from Oliver have been awarded project contracts. Before the project’s end, many more opportunities will be awarded. McCabe was one of several representatives from Plenary Justice to be on hand at a Partnerships BC Business to Business session, a networking event designed to bring together the construction team and local businesses. “It was a great event,” comments Mc-

Cabe. “It filled the place. And it was certainly beneficial to us. We collected a lot of information and contacts to explore further.”

The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016, and once fully operational, will provide more than 240 new, full-time correctional positions.

A boost to the local economy In addition to providing leading-edge security and surveillance, the OCC will offer inmates core programming based on individual risk and assessment needs. “We will offer programs that are centred on reducing reoffending, such as violence prevention and relationship skills, substance abuse management and educational and vocational programs that help provide inmates with employable skills for their release into the larger community,” says Rose. The project is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016, and once fully operational, will provide more than 240 new, full-time correctional positions. In addition to this, there will be approximately 1,000 direct and indirect jobs during the construction phase. Plus, there will be the need for contracted service providers to perform work onsite, such as nurses, doctors, dentists, food-service workers, trades personnel and counselors. “These jobs will have positive spinoffs throughout the economy, such as local coffee shops, businesses and service providers, which will also reap the benefits,” adds Rose. “The project will provide a boost to the local economy and will create well-paying, family-supporting jobs.” The innovative partnerships created between BC Corrections, the OIB and Plenary Justice all point toward a positive partnership within the Okanagan community as well. “It’s important for us to have the community engaged in the project,” states Plenary Group’s (Canada) Burley. “We want the community to be behind this project. For us, the pinnacle is to have a happy client that is satisfied in knowing they have a safe and highly operational facility that fulfills it purpose. But long term, this is a community project and we want the facility to be well regarded and welcomed by the community.” u

Northwest approach, OCC.

Northwest view, OCC.

Front (south) view, OCC.

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The word asbestos comes from the ancient Greek ἄσβεστος, meaning “unquenchable” or “inextinguishable.”


Abatement Initiative Provides Long-term Safety for Interior Health Hospitals By Jillian Mitchell


ritish Columbia’s commitment to asbestos abatement has been augmented by Interior Health’s (IH) recent project at Penticton Regional Health (PRH). The $80,000, three-month project commenced October 2013 and involved the removal of asbestos from the ceiling space above the nursery and a four-bed ward room on the maternitygynecology unit. The contract was awarded to Kelowna-based general contractor Grayhawk Industries Ltd., an industry veteran in asbestos abatement. “The challenge of the process was that [the hospital] was operational,” says Rocky Becker, project manager at Grayhawk, of the PRH project. “We’re working around people that that’s their daily workspace, so we have to make sure that what we’re doing is contained and safe.” As Becker reports, the Grayhawk team was tasked with re-instating a suspended T-bar ceiling system after the project passed a visual clearance inspection and airborne fiber concentration clearance. Environmental consultant Peak Environmental Ltd., who completed Interior Health’s comprehensive asbestos survey in May 2013, remained onsite during the project to ensure worksite safety. In the interim, the hospital’s nursery was temporarily relocated. The 60-year-old PRH hospital encompasses many different vintages of construction. In this case, the asbestos ceiling texture was restricted to a central area of the hospital known as “The Crucifix,” built in 1949. 70

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Surveying Sites Over the past 14 years, Interior Health has conducted many asbestos removal projects. The substance, now known to be hazardous when disturbed, was used in numerous building materials from thermal and mechanical insulations to architectural finishes in 82 of IH’s properties’ buildings. As Interior Health reports, the abatement initiative is going strong. “We’re in year two of the comprehensive assessment, as per our asbestos exposure management plan,” says Steve McEwan, director of Plant Services at Interior Health. “Asbestos is mitigated in accordance with WorkSafeBC and IH asbestos management plans.” Peak Environmental has been hired by IH to complete a comprehensive inventory assessment of all the health authority’s sites and accordingly to provide prioritized recommendation for asbestos abatement and removal projects. Within the last three years, over $2 million has been spent in removing asbestos-containing materials from PRH. Friable asbestos-containing materials have been removed from patient care areas, mechanical areas, laundry and corridor spaces to facilitate pending renovation and expansion projects, and to eliminate potential exposure risks to staff, patients and hospital visitors. McEwan says more often the hazardous material is located in the drop ceiling and below the q-decking of the next floor.

Safety with Asbestos According to the Government of Canada, potential health problems from asbestos exposure include asbestosis (scarring of the lungs), mesothelioma (cancer of the lining of the chest or abdominal cavity) and lung cancer. Accordingly, WorkSafeBC Occupational Health and Safety regulations are the driving force behind asbestos abatement. “The safety of our patients, visitors, staff and physicians is always paramount,” says McEwan. WorkSafeBC regulations state that asbestos-containing materials must be removed and disposed of by trained and qualified workers before renovation or demolition work begins.i During this process, a fully sealed polyethlene enclosure is constructed around the abatement area, which is then further secured by durable walls to combat the risk of people falling into the work area. The area is then properly ventilated using a negative air unit to exhaust air from a containment area, reducing the risk of contaminated air escaping into the workplace through a leak in the containment. “Essentially, it’s a sealed bubble that is maintained under negative pressure – air is drawn out of the work area out through a HEPA filter (99.997 per cent efficient) and then exhaust to the outside,” says environmental consultant Steve Ferguson of Peak Environmental, a 30-year industry veteran specializing in asbestos abatement. The aforementioned system creates a pressure differential between the work area and the surrounding space and is consistently monitored to ensure the pressure differential is maintained. As Ferguson confirms, with the proper monitoring and work-enclosure construction in place, probability of hazardous materials getting past the hoarding is low. “If there were any leaks or breaches in the polyethlene enclosure, with a negative pressure differential maintained within the work area, clean air is actually drawn into the work area rather than contaminated air getting out,” says Ferguson. Interior Health’s McEwan furthers Ferguson’s testimonial. “WorkSafe protocol requires complete containment on the level of abatement. Therefore, the minute you’re outside the

wall of that abatement or hoarding, it’s as safe as whether you’re much farther away,” he says.

Asbestos in History The word asbestos comes from the ancient Greek ἄσβεστος, meaning “unquenchable” or “inextinguishable.”ii Its first use dates back 4,500 years ago in Finland, whereby the tough heat-resistant material was used to strengthen cookware and utensils.iii Recognized for its desirable physical properties – such as sound absorption; strength; resistance to fire, heat, electrical and chemical damage; and affordability – asbestos was readily used in the construction sector until the late 1980s. Consequently, the hazardous material has been found in over 3,000 products in the construction industry.iv According to WorkSafeBC, structures built before 1990 – about 400,000 in B.C. – most likely harbour asbestos in drywall taping compounds, stippled ceilings, sheet flooring, attic insulation, or furnace wrap, to name a few.v As Ferguson reports, WorkSafe policies surrounding asbestos removal have recently become stricter. “Reporting and inventorying asbestos – the [percentage of asbestos in a product] dropped to 0.5 per cent two years ago,” says Ferguson. “It used to be one per cent. We’re looking at stuff that we’ve never looked at before.” u

References: i pdfs/TG07-27_asbestos_removal.pdf ii Alleman, James E., & Mossman, Brooke T; Mossman (July 1997). “Asbestos Revisited”. Scientific American ii Ross, Malcolm & Nolan, Robert P (2003). “History of asbestos discovery and use and asbestos-related disease in context with the occurrence of asbestos within the ophiolite complexes”. iv pdfs/TG07-27_asbestos_removal.pdf v worksafe_magazine/assets/pdf/current/cover.pdf SICA Construction Review 2014-2015


Hazmat: What You Need to Know By Jillian Mitchell

Handling and spotting asbestos and other hazardous materials is a tricky – and risky – business. Here to shed some light on the situation is Jim Bagley, senior project manager at Levelton Consultants Ltd. and instructor for SICA’s Hazardous Materials Awareness for Construction & Property Management course.

JM: With recent media coverage of the Penticton Regional Health’s asbestos abatement project, asbestos is on a lot of minds. In your opinion, what are the most common misconceptions about asbestos? Jim Bagley: One of the biggest misunderstanding is the significance of the health effects associated with asbestos exposure. For the last 20 years or more in B.C., asbestos-related diseases have accounted for more workplace fatalities than all other causes put together. Another issue is how widespread the use of asbestoscontaining buildings was right up until the late 1980s. More than 10,000 different building materials had asbestos added to 72

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them to make them stronger, more flexible, more fireproof and better insulators. If left undisturbed and in good condition asbestos materials don’t generally represent a significant risk to health – but when renovation or demolition work is carried out there is potential for not only the workers to be exposed, but also for the building occupants if the job is not handled properly.

JM: Is it easy to recognize asbestos or find out whether a building has asbestos in its makeup? JB: Unfortunately, there is no easy way to visually differentiate an asbestos material from a non- asbestos material. We have seen examples where in a checkered floor tile pattern the black tile contained asbestos while the white ones laid at exactly the same time did not.

JM: How does an owner properly go about asbestos removal? JB: Asbestos is strictly regulated in B.C. and across the Canada. Before any renovation or demolition work is carried out (and

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Recent studies by Health Canada now indicate that radon gas – which is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking – is above the recommended safe levels in about seven per cent of buildings in Canada.

JM: Mould is a familiar term for most. But what exactly is radon gas? JB: The natural radioactive element uranium is present everywhere in rocks and soil. The radioactive decay of uranium produces radium, which in turn decays to radon, a radioactive colorless and odorless inert gas. As it is a gas, it can move easily through bedrock and soil and escape into the outdoor air or seep into a home or building.

JM: How can one test for/control/remove radon gas? JB: All soil contains uranium, so radon is present in all types of soil. The only way to determine whether radon is present in a building, however, is by testing, and inexpensive test kits are available from major home improvement stores. The Okanagan and Kootenays regions are particular hot-spots for radon. We have started to include information about this material in our hazmat awareness course and Levelton is one of the few Jim Bagley on duty.

that would include relatively small jobs, such as a domestic flood) a qualified person must survey the building, not only for asbestos but other hazardous materials such as lead paint, PCBs and mercury. The survey report must be kept onsite for the duration of the project so that any contractor coming onsite is aware of the potential hazards they may face. Once the consultant has carried out the survey and identified the hazardous materials, any that might be impacted by the proposed work must be removed by trained contractors using safe work procedures. In general, if the job is well planned this does not always significantly impact the timeline; only when the issue is not properly addressed at the outset, problems can occur. For example, at present there is a school renovation project on Vancouver Island where the hazardous materials survey appears not to have been comprehensive and the delays to the project and additional costs have been significant.

JM: Of course, there are many hazmat materials in addition to asbestos. What are two of the most common? JB: It seems that every few years a new material is identified with health and safety concerns – asbestos in the 1970s and 1980s, mould growth in the 1990s and 2000s. Many of the procedures developed to deal with asbestos were adopted for use when dealing with mould-contaminated materials. 74

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companies certified by Health Canada to assess the problem and design measures to mitigate this significant hazard. Typical measures include designing and installing a fan system to control the radon below the concrete slab, or laying a radon resistant barrier with a fan system over exposed soil in crawlspaces

JM: Jim, you are the instructor of SICA’s Hazardous Materials Awareness for Construction & Property Management course. What can folks expect to learn at this session? JB: Whilst there is some awareness of asbestos, for example, in the most general terms, the regulatory framework and potential liabilities associated with handling hazardous materials may not be fully understood by both contractors and professionals such as architects and engineers. The awareness course helps the industry identify the wide range of hazardous materials that may be encountered in their day to day work, which contributes significantly to both workers and the public health and safety. The hazardous materials awareness course recently offered by SICA was tremendously beneficial as SICA has contacts throughout the construction industry and is able to reach a broad cross section of companies in the Okanagan. SICA is proposing to offer several more of these courses through the fall/winter season of 2014. u

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the city you are living/working in Bylaws division, your liability underwriter and/or the local fire department inspector. You as the owner/developer are responsible for meeting code in “new” or “remodelled” construction; you may not be issued an occupancy permit once your structure is completed, unless you have a Fire Safety Plan in place. FSPs protect lives and your property. They are a very inexpensive way to ensure that you have done all you can to meet code and protect lives and property. These plans can take months from start to completion depending on many factors, including the complexity of the building and the review factor. It is the responsibility of the owner/developer to ensure that the new owners/strata/management company are aware of all facets of the FSP. Buildings once occupied, including commercial, residential and mixed occupancy buildings, are to have regular fire drills. Once implemented, FSPs are not to be put on a shelf and forgotten. In order for them to be effective they must be implemented and annual reviews of the FSPs completed as required by code. A written record of this review is to be maintained. u

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Why NWPTA Matters By David Hughes, partner, Forward Law LLP


he New West Partnership Trade Agreement (“NWPTA”) is an agreement between the provinces of B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan that came into effect in B.C. in 2010. The goal of NWPTA is to remove barriers to the free movement of goods, services, investment and people within and between the three provinces. In a construction context, one of the results of NWPTA is that public entities in each province are required to put projects above a certain dollar value out to a competitive bid, and not direct award contracts. In B.C. the threshold level is $100,000 for construction projects carried out by the provincial government and crown corporations and $200,000 for those projects carried out by munici-

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palities, regional districts, health regions, school boards, public colleges and universities. Although there are some limited exceptions, if a public body direct awards a construction project above this value, it is likely to be non-compliant with NWPTA. It is important to note that NWPTA applies to the institution that carries out the project, rather than the source of the funds. If it is a public institution, then it must comply with NWPTA regardless of where the project funds came from. What happens if you suspect there has been non-compliance? NWPTA contains a fairly detailed dispute resolution process. Either a person (which would include a company) or a party (B.C., Alberta or Saskatchewan) can initiate a complaint for alleged non-compliance. The complaint and the remedy is actually against the province whose entity failed to comply, rather than entity itself. Thus, if a B.C. municipality was in breach of NWPTA, it would be the Province that would ultimately be responsible. The complainant has two years from the date it knew (or should have known) about the non-compliance to launch the complaint. The first formal step is to write to a province to take the complaint forward. If that province decides not to take the complaint forward, you can take it forward yourself. The next step is con-

sultations between the affected parties to try and resolve the complaint. If consultations are not successful, the next step is a hearing in front of a dispute resolution panel, made up of appointed experts. Within 45 days from the hearing, the panel issues a report including a decision on whether the measure being complained of was compliant with NWPTA, as well as recommendations for resolving the dispute. If the province fails to meet its compliance requirements, a further panel can impose a penalty of up to $5 million against the offending province. The fine is paid to the complainant. Ultimately, NWPTA matters because it helps make governments accountable for the procurement practices of their public bodies. By making public bodies go out to bid, it aims to eliminate things such as local preferences. Although the dispute resolution process is quite complicated, it exists and it is there for a reason. If you believe that a public body has not complied with NWPTA, I recommend that you seek advice from a lawyer who has experience in this field. u David Hughes is a partner with Forward Law LLP and a member of the SICA Board of Directors for 2014-15. He practices in the area of bidding and tendering law.

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Clover’s Enclosure BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops welcomes a new resident By Beverley Tallon


lover, a rare white Kermode “spirit” bear, is about to have a new enclosure at the BC Wildlife Park in Kamloops. The orphaned bear was found on the B.C. north coast and then moved to a rehab centre in Smithers, British Columbia. The first choice was to release him back to the wild, equipping him with a radio collar to collect data on his success and range of travel. Unbeknownst to all, the cub was released near a work camp and took a liking to human contact. “He somehow lost his radio collar and became a bit of a problem bear,” says Glenn Grant, general manager of the BC Wildlife Park. It became necessary to trap Clover – given his name for his creamy white fur, and due to the fact he was first found in a clover patch – and he arrived at the park that same evening. With no place to permanently house the then 18-month-old bear, he was placed in a spacious quarantine enclosure away from public view until funds could be raised to build his permanent space. A budget of about $800,000 was needed. The project was divided into two phases. The most immediate concern was to build a comfortable enclosure for the bear. Phase two would encompass alterations and additions for the public, plus an interpretive exhibit with information about bear habitat and bear safety. “We spoke with a number of bear experts, one in Boston and one in Europe,” says Grant, “and with Dr. Jake Veasey, owner of Veasey Zoo Design & Management and former director of Animal Care

Services at the Calgary Zoo. We worked with him very closely and came up with a great plan. Then we had to find the best location in the park to put Clover.” The area determined was to be just less than three acres at the south end of the park. It would contain several unique features including no-fence-viewing. “We don’t want to have people standing there looking through a chain link fence,” Grant comments. “It’s just not appealing.” Two elevated viewing platforms with glass at the north and south end of the habitat have been incorporated to allow for this. Two large swimming pools/mini-lakes were built at either end with a creek running in between them, all irrigated from Campbell Creek. The enclosure has been made large enough to accommodate four or five other bears, one of which will join Clover immediately. Ground was broke in late May. The chosen location created some complications. It was necessary to provide protection for the burrowing owls in the space next door and to reconstruct fencing and change the design for the elks’ enclosure. Gavin Rasmussen’s company, K&C’s Construction and Renovations Ltd., was contracted to build the bear enclosure structure. This included the foundation, exterior block wall and roof, as well as the roofing system above each bear cage. Rasmussen says the building was a basic block structure, with some specific structural components, such as small entrance doors, extra rebar, and concrete reinforcing, as well as welded steel above the bear cages. It was all put together within a short time frame.

Clover, a rare white Kermode “spirit” bear.

“The humorous part was driving by Clover’s pen and having him run out and watch us to see what was going on,” Rasmussen says. “It was fun. I enjoy different projects – they are the most interesting and challenging.” The fencing presented other dilemmas. Six- and nine-gauge wire chainlink fencing was embedded about two feet into the ground with horizontal mesh going back eight feet into the pen so that when the bears dig they cannot dig under the chain link. SICA Construction Review 2014-2015


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Site of the wildlife enclosure.


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“The ground is very rocky, with rocks up two feet in diameter. It was a very tough excavation and a pretty challenging job,” notes Wayne Ringland, branch manager of Rite-Way Fencing Inc. The company put four rails on the fence. There are four walls per post, each going up four feet high, resulting in four welded rails per section. The top section is a 42-inch/45-degree angle overhang facing inward, preventing an active bear like Clover from going over. “We would see Clover every day… it has been interesting for sure,” says Ringland. Rite-Way Fencing came on site early-summer 2013, prepared for the several weeks of work ahead. Tim Hall, president of Hall Excavating Ltd., did all of the clearing, grubbing, and excavation work around the site building. This included shaping it, digging the creek, and moving larger volumes of material. An assortment of large equipment was brought in to do the work, including a screening plant, a Caterpillar dozer, and an excavator. “We were able to save [the park] some money by using some of the material that was already on site,” adds Hall. “The natural material is really rocky and gravelly and we brought in a screener. We screened it and were able to use the natural rock for the creek bed and all the fine material for under the building for the slab prep. This saved them from hauling in something or having to bring in something imported.”

To make a natural looking creek, Hall Excavating trenched it in and shaped it. A liner was installed and then Hall’s company came back to place rocks on top of it. Some very large rocks are going to be brought in from Hall’s quarry, which will be installed in different spots for the bears to stand and play on and to provide good photo opportunities. Hall says the biggest difficulty was the material they were working with on the site, adding, “It was very large, boney gravel but nothing out of the ordinary for what we do.” “In order to get the equipment in and out of that site and not disturb certain animals at certain times, we had to coordinate a bunch of people to watch them so that we could sneak the machines in and around and keep them from getting really stressed,” Hall quips. “It has been quite a change from when I first walked up and looked at where they wanted to put it. It was just a sea of sagebrush.” Over the course of the park’s history and for this enclosure, a large part of the work has been donated by Hall’s company. “It’s nice to help out. It’s a good cause,” he says. Phase one – complete with a bear denning area and handling building, a holding area to allow for feeding and maintenance, the fencing, one glassed-in public viewing spot, and the two pools and creek – is 95 per cent finished. Phase two will begin next spring and is scheduled for completion late-June 2015. The park plans to include an elevated boardwalk viewing-platform on the south side to allow people to “get over top of the fence.” Grant notes, “With the sun, it is absolutely fantastic for photos.” Clover is expected to be moved to his new home in March 2015 after his winter hibernation. “This has been a very big construction. We had some great contractors here. There have been nine different companies, most at the same time. The process has been pleasant and they have helped us out financially with the project as well. It has all come together. It’s going to be great,” Grant concludes. u

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The bear den building.

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Brewed & Tattooed

Penticton welcomes its fourth brewery, the Bad Tattoo Brewing Company By Jillian Mitchell


enticton’s Bad Tattoo Brewing Company knows beer – and they’re excited to share their brew with the province. Situated a block away from Okanagan Lake, at 169 Estabrook Avenue, Penticton’s newest brewery is already the talk of the town, thanks to its eclectic team of passionate, thirsty, and unrepentant self-dubbed perfectionists. “We love the new building; it seems to be functioning well,” says co-owner Martin Lewis, a self-professed ‘beer guy’ who opened the brewery with partner and real estate aficionada, Robin Agur, in July. “We’ve got lots of room for expansion on the brewery side. I think we underestimated the demand on the restaurant, so we’ll be looking at

a few changes, but popularity is a good thing.” Located on a former parking lot, Bad Tattoo’s new 8,600-square-foot, one-storey home features a 5,950-square-foot brewing area with a 20-hectalitre (2,000 litres) brewing capacity; a 2,650-squarefoot kitchen/restaurant space complete with a rock-oven pizzeria and tasting room with retail sales and growler fills; and a 1,500-square-foot mezzanine. The brewery’s covered open-concept patio adds an additional 1,000 square feet to the facility and bumps up restaurant seating to a total of 50. “This building was 100 per cent purpose built for the brewery,” says Lewis. “Water, electrical and flooring are all big concerns in the brewing business;

you need water to drain away from the brewing areas, so even if you can find a big enough warehouse, chances are the drainage is insufficient.” In total, the design-build project took just under 10 months to complete. Design commenced October 2013 with construction gearing up January 2014 and wrapping mid-July 2014 in time for the busy summer season. “Balancing cost and schedule was a challenge, but we were able to do so successfully,” says project manager Scott Lachowski of Wildstone Construction & Engineering. “It turned out even more aesthetically appealing than I thought it would be. It really brought together the three aspects of construction – concrete, wood, and steel.”

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Lachowski explains that the team decided to forgo the original pre-engineered building design in favour of a hybrid precast concrete panel that offered design flexibility, as well as additional schedule and budgetary perks. A total of 44 hybrid precut concrete panels (20 feet high, 8 inches thick) were used in the building’s construction. The entire panel process took four days to complete, while the building was up and enclosed (though not watertight) within 12 days. 84

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Wherever possible, local contractors and materials were given first priority in the project. As such, the project roster included locally based Armada Steel Corp. (rebar), Allmar International (hollow metal windows and interior/exterior doors), Specialty Machine Works (structural steel), Raven Glass Ltd. (aluminum windows, glass and glazing), OK Builders Supplies Ltd. (framing), and S&K Forming Ltd. (formwork). “Considerations were given to the design of the mezzanine floor system, the

proper loading that was needed,” shares Craig Taman of OK Builders Supplies Ltd., a company that has worked extensively with Wildstone Construction over the last several years. “The patio roof came along later. It’s a pretty cool design and a nice spot to use it.” Formwork contractor S&K Forming Ltd. began onsite in the winter of 2013 and was contracted with the project’s foundation, concrete flatwork, and custom-made drainage systems. “Our favorite part about the project

was being asked to do the decorative floor staining that you see in the restaurant and patio areas – a water-based concrete dye that gave us more flexibility in the type of look and color the owner was looking for,” says Kris Courtoreille, operations manager for S&K Forming Ltd. “The process took almost a week in total to get the floor to the finished product. We are very proud of the work done at Bad Tattoo Brewery.” For Lewis, the new brewery was the realization of a lifelong dream. “I had my eye on building a brewery. We just had to figure out how we wanted to fit into the beer landscape of the province,” he says. Due to a change in the B.C. Liquor Board laws, the Bad Tattoo Brewing Company was able to use a food primary liquor license, thus solidifying their place amid the Okanagan craft beer scene with food and beverage pairings. “We’ve opened with four beers,” says Lewis, who admits neither he nor Agur have tattoos (to them, the name simply offered marketability). “My favourite is our IPA. They certainly hit the mark on

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expected to ship over 500,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Edmonton to Kitimat to the various LNG plants and attendant pipelines currently in the planning stages. A key factor in determining how many of these projects actually make it to the construction stage will be the ability of project proponents to gain First Nations support. Many of these proposed projects run through lands over which First Nations have asserted aboriginal title, and those project proponents who do not obtain First Nations support will face, at best, delays and, at worst, rejection. The recent Supreme Court of Canada decision of Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia illustrates potential problems that may be faced by proponents who are unable to obtain the support of affected First Nations. In that case, the province had granted a commercial logging licence on land that the members of the Tsilhqot’in Nation claimed as part of their traditional territory. The Tsilhqot’in objected to the licence and sought a declaration of title over areas of land that the Tsilhqot’in had traditionally occupied in a semi-nomadic fashion. The Supreme Court granted a declaration of aboriginal title over approximately 1,750 square kilometres of land, and further held that in light of such aboriginal title, the province could not issue the logging licence without Tsilhqot’in consent unless the province could show “a pressing and substantial” public purpose compatible with the Crown’s obligation to act in good faith for the benefit of aboriginal peoples. The province was not able to show such a pressing and substantial public purpose, and so the licence was cancelled.

While the Tsilhqot’in Nation case is important for project proponents and developers, it also has important lessons for contractors and subcontractors.The ability to file a builders lien on reserve lands has always been limited, but a potential consequence of the Tsilhqot’in Nation decision is that the Builders Lien Act may cease to apply to non-reserve lands if aboriginal title is claimed and confirmed over such lands. Furthermore, as most reserve lands and many of the more remote lands over which aboriginal title has been claimed are not registered in B.C.’s land title system, builders liens cannot be registered against them. In sum, a contractor’s or subcontractor’s ability to lien First Nations lands, whether reserve or claimed as aboriginal title, may be limited. Contractors and subcontractors must be aware of the potential lack of lien rights on reserves and on lands over which aboriginal title has been asserted, and should plan and react accordingly. In particular, subcontractors should make sufficient enquiries prior to bidding or contracting to determine whether labour and material payment bonds will be provided by the general contractor, and should further hesitate to accept pay-when-paid clauses. All parties must ensure that contractual payment periods are not overly long, and that payment defaults are dealt with swiftly. In recent years, some First Nations bands have set up their own land registries in an attempt to help foster development. As time goes on it is expected that more First Nations will establish self-government and independent land registries will proliferate. While the workings of these registries are all different, some of the existing registries provide a means for claims of lien to be filed. For example, it is currently possible to file a claim of lien in the Westbank Lands Register. Unfortunately, the Builders Lien Act likely does not apply to these lands, and the concept of a builders lien has not historically existed

outside of statute. As a result, it is currently not possible to say whether and to what extent such claims of lien are valid or enforceable. Contractors and subcontractors should therefore determine at the outset whether a project will be on land registered in a First Nations’ independent registry, and then plan and react accordingly. Additionally, even in light of the questionable validity of claims of liens in these regis-

tries, they should nevertheless be filed wherever possible: the writer is aware of situations where parties have filed claims of lien in the Westbank Lands Register and been paid as a result, which is all that really matters. u David Mckenzie is a lawyer practicing construction and commercial litigation at Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP in Vancouver. He is called to the bar of British Columbia.



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roviding employee benefits can be a key tool in attracting and retaining talent. Reviewing your benefits plan isn’t always top of mind, but it is a good idea to provide some focus in that area every couple of years to make sure that it is still meeting the needs of your organization. As the preferred employee benefits provider of SICA, BCCA Employee Benefits provides consulting services on benefits plans, ensuring that the plan still aligns with your goals. We want it to make sense for you to use our services and make it easy to switch to us and support SICA. We offer member pricing for employee benefits plans that were built by BCCA for the construction industry. We are also happy to speak with you about any benefits questions you may have or review your plan with you to make sure that it is the right plan for your employees.

account when choosing a benefits plan – age of your employees, what benefits to provide, what co-pay amounts will be, etc. Once you are happy with your plan and quote, you would give your current provider 30 days’ notice and sign a contract with us. We will then provide you with the necessary forms for you and your employees to complete, or we can help everyone complete them. “If your current benefits provider isn’t meeting your needs, or the composition of your company has changed and requires a provider that better meets your needs, it shouldn’t be a cumbersome process,” says Kevin Zakus, CEO of BCCA Employee Benefits. “Our focus is on providing excellent customer service and we have reviewed and simplified the process where we can, such as a two-page application form, to make it as easy as possible for our current and future clients.”

Why change? Organizations will look at changing providers for a variety of reasons – selection of benefits, customer service, drastically increased rates, changes within company, etc. The employee benefits market changes periodically with new products and different ways to set up your plan. Sometimes your review will confirm that you are where you want to be with your plan.

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Like us, any benefits provider you contact will need information concerning your current employees. We will need each employee’s gender, birth date, occupation, salary and whether they need family or single coverage. This is often called census data. Once the census data has been provided it may take a little time for us to present you with a quote. You may choose to get a quote based on your current plan, but a good benefits provider should also make sure that the plan you have is still relevant for your company. There are many considerations to take into

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n September 11, 2014, SICA held our 4th Annual Chair Dinner, a night where SICA celebrated the achievements of our peers and our industry. Once again, SICA had the privilege to celebrate so many great achievements. The association is fortunate to have such dedicated members, and the Chair Dinner celebrates their dedication. 2014 has been a busy year for SICA, with the creation of a new scholarship, an expansion to our board of directors, and the initiation of two new networking groups. We are very pleased to have been able to launch a $3,500 Pat Waunch Scholarship, established with and distributed through Okanagan College in recognition of Patrick’s many contributions over the years. SICA expanded the board to include owner, consultant, and professional representation, providing us with a more balanced outlook. This year brought us two new groups to help connect our industry professionals with each other to learn, support, and socialize: U40 Leaders for those under 40, and Women in Construction. Each year SICA takes an opportunity to thank our devoted volunteers, without whom SICA would not be the successful organization that it is. To make us an effective association, it takes these individuals working together, sitting on our board, and participating in numerous committees for a common goal of bettering the industry. In addition, SICA recognizes members who are celebrating anniversaries with the association. Members are honoured for every five years of membership. This year SICA is fortunate to celebrate two 45-year anniversaries. SICA also recognized Gold Seal Certification and scholarship recipients at the Chair Dinner. Both the Gold Seal and scholarship recipients show a dedication to continued education; it was an honour to bestow their awards in front of their peers and future employers. SICA is privileged to award the Howard Strong Industry Builder Award to a truly dedicated individual, Angela McKerlich. The Howard Strong Industry Builder Award is given to an individual who, through his/her actions over an extended period of time, has contributed in a manner beyond the expectation of daily business. Angela has devoted many years to our industry. She currently is the past-chair on the SICA Board Executive and our BCCA representative. Angela spent many hours traveling extensively through the SICA region meeting members and owners, as well as participating in various committee meetings and events on behalf of the association.





SICA offers a Consultant Owner Award each year to recognize the owners/consultants that have an active role in supporting the industry. David Hughes of Forward Law was deemed deserving of this prestigious award due to his participation in several SICA initiatives. We thank David for his active role in supporting the industry. Finally, SICA recognizes our outgoing SICA chair, Angela McKerlich, for her tenure as chair. It is no easy task being SICA’s chair; we all appreciate the time and commitment that comes with the role. u 1. Chair Phil Long presents 30-year long term membership award to Kimco Controls Ltd. 2. Long presents 45-year long term membership award to Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd. 3. Vice-chair Craig Main of Maddocks Construction accepts his Volunteer Award. 4. Long presents 10-year long term membership award to BPR Construction. 5. Long presents 30-year long term membership award to Interior Roofing Ltd. 6. Vicki Topping of MQN Architects accepts her Volunteer Award.

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Allen Markin Inc. Castlegar | 250-365-7287

Artistic Awning Co. Ltd. Kelowna | 250-861-3855

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Alliance Traffic Group Inc. Kamloops | 250-377-0017

Ashton & Associates Recruiting Inc. Kamloops | 250-574-5869

BDO Canada LLP Kelowna | 250-763-6700

Allied Blower & Sheet Metal Vernon | 250-503-2533

Aspen Electric Ltd. Kamloops | 250-554-1622

BDO Canada LLP (Kam) Kamloops | 250-372-9505

A & T Project Developments Inc. Kamloops | 250-851-9292

Allmar Inc. Kelowna | 250-491-3000

A-1 Steel Div. of A-1 Machine & Welding (1986) Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-2354

Assa Abloy Entrance Systems Kamloops | 250-374-5655

Alpha Roofing & Sheet Metal Inc. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-0181

Bear Mountain Construction Ltd. - Kelowna West Kelowna | 250-681-3585

Assa Abloy Entrance Systems Kelowna | 250-860-0516

Accent Inns Kelowna | 250-360-1511

Alpine Demolition Ltd. Kelowna | 250-878-3199

Accurate Door & Hardware Co. Kamloops | 250-374-0880

Andrew Sheret Limited - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-372-7720

Avkon Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-717-7796

Big Steel Box Kelowna | 250-763-9660

Ace Metal Buildings & Cladding Inc. Kamloops | 250-579-1927

Andrew Sheret Limited - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-762-5205

Ayres Fencing Installations Kamloops | 250-371-2777

Black & McDonald Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-448-4361

Ace Overhead Doors Kamloops | 250-372-8880

Andrew Sheret Limited - Vernon Vernon | 250-545-1381

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Aco Systems Ltd. Mississauga | 905-564-8733 Acoustic Solutions Edmonton | 780-423-2119 Acres Enterprises Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-7456 Acutruss Industries (1996) Ltd. Vernon | 250-766-3331 ADM Electric Ltd. Castlegar | 250-304-8262 Advanced Mobile First Aid & Safety Kelowna | 250-870-7209

Auscan Construction Ltd. Sicamous | 250 836 0119


Bennett Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-0400 Betts Electric Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-3221

BLJC - WSI - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-314-3081

Andrew Sheret Ltd. - Penticton Penticton | 250-493-9369

B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-2000

BMS Integrated Services (SICA) Vancouver | 604-676-0136

Anvil Ironworks Ltd. Kamloops | 250-573-1115

B.C. Fasteners & Tools Ltd. Kelowna | 250-868-9222

Bonaparte Indian Band Cache Creek | 250-457-9624

Aon Reed Stenhouse Inc. Kamloops | 250-376-1133

B.F. Roofing Castlegar | 250-693-5412

Border Holdings Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-427-3628

Apex Power & Automation Ltd. Lethbridge | 403-394-9393

BA Dawson Blacktop Ltd. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-0341

BPR Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-2763

Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-448-0157

Baron Insurance Broker Group Vernon | 250-545-6565

Braddik Roofing and Sheet Metal (2010) Ltd. Kamloops | 250-319-7373

Advanced Powerlines Ltd. Kelowna | 250-807-7794

Aquila Construction Enterprises Inc. Kelowna | 250-212-1103

Bartle & Gibson Co. Ltd. Kelowna | 250-807-4050

Aecom Canada Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-3727

Arcona Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-2818

BAT Construction Ltd. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-573-1222

Aerial Contractors Ltd. Salmon Arm | 250 832 7225

Argus Properties Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-6789

BC Housing Penticton | 250-493-0301

Affordable Floors Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-489-9123

Armada Steel Kelowna | 250-769-3510

BC Hydro - Vernon Vernon | 250-260-7219

Bricor Mechanical Ltd. dba Ace Plumbing & Htg Kelowna | 250-861-6696

Agrecomm Construction Osoyoos | 250-495-4905

Arterra Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-869-2416

BC Tech Engineering Services Inc. Kelowna | 250-491-9282

Bridgeport The Floor Store Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-7144


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Bree Contracting Ltd. 100 Mile House | 250-706-8697 Brekco Builders Corp. Lake Country | 778-480-4288 Brentwood Enterprises Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-1191

Britco LP Kelowna | 250-766-0009

Care Systems Services Ltd. Vernon | 250-558-5409

City of Penticton Penticton | 250-490-2555

Cortez Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-5950

Britech HVAC Ltd. Kelowna | 778-753-5575

Carolyn Saxby- Business Systems Analyst Kelowna | 250-868-3335

City of Salmon Arm Salmon Arm | 250-803-4000

Corwest Builders Kelowna | 778 755 0572

City of Vernon Vernon | 250-550-3646

Cox Painting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-8516

Clark Builders Edmonton | 780-395-3300 ext. 3409

Cranbrook Flooring Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-8471

Brock White Canada (Steels) Kelowna | 250-765-9000 Brock White Canada (Steels) Kamloops | 250-374-3151 Bronag Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-868-3320 Bryco Projects Inc. Burnaby | 604-422-0046 Bry-Mac Mechanical Ltd. Vernon | 250-558-3975

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Burnco Rock Products Ltd. West kelowna | 250-769-7865

Castros Landscape Contracting Salmon Arm | 778-489-4200

C C & G Insulation 2003 Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-3303 C & J Erectors Ltd. Kamloops | 250-682-3528 Cabete Construction Inc. Kelowna | 250-864-0761 Caliber Sport Systems Vernon | 1-855-718-9787 Callahan Property Group Ltd. Kelowna | 250-717-3000 Canadian Restaurant Supply Kelowna | 250-979-1442 Canarc Construction Ltd. Surrey | 604-534-0656

Colonial Countertops Kelowna | 250-765-3004 Columbia Diesel - A Division of Weir Consolidated Ltd. Golden | 250-344-6647 Combined Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-6213 Command Construction Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-768-1018

Crowe MacKay LLP Kelowna | 250-763-5021 Cruiser Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-2839 CSL Masonry Ltd. Vernon | 250-558-0995 Cumming Construction Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-5955

Central Okanagan Mechanical Insulation Ltd. Winfield | 250-766-9213

Commercial Signs Kelowna | 250-862-6625

Certified Coatings Specialists Inc. Castlegar | 250-365-5900

Community Roofing Co. Ltd. Vernon | 250-549-4500

Chaparral Industries (86) Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-2985

Competition Glass Co. Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-7155

Chapman Mechanical Ltd. Vernon | 250-545-9040

Con-Ex Civil Contractors Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-1588

D & S Electric Williams Lake | 250 392 1015

Chapman Sand & Gravel Ltd. Vernon | 250 546 3340

Constructive Solutions For Business Vancouver | 604-878-8100

D & T Developments Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-2852

Christman Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0066

Convoy Supply Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-9955

Dalgleish Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-8448

Convoy Supply Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1441

Dan Maglio Contracting Ltd. Nelson | 250-352-9734

Copcan Contracting Ltd. Rossland | 250-362-3382

Dannburg Contract Floors Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-7337

Coral Environments Ltd. Kelowna | 250 762 8626

Darrel Worthington Drywall Ltd. Kamloops | 250-851-5095

Core Engineering Services Ltd. Kamloops | 250-314-9999

Daryl-Evans Mechanical Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3555

City of Armstrong Armstrong | 250-546-3023

CanCADD Imaging Solutions Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-3425

City of Cranbrook, Corporation of The Cranbrook | 250-489-0265

Capri Insurance Services Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-0291

City of Enderby Enderby | 250-838-7230

Capri Insurance Services Ltd. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-828-2135

City of Kamloops Kamloops | 250-828-3450

Capri Insurance Services Ltd. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-869-3813

Cranbrook Interior Woodwork Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-8562


BTR Fire Protection Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-707-1377

College of The Rockies Cranbrook | 250-489-2751 ext. 3529

City of Kelowna Kelowna | 250-469-8724 City of Kimberley Kimberley | 250-427-5311

Carbon Copy Digital Kelowna | 250-575-7716

City of Nelson Nelson | 250-352-8204

Cardan Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-861-8823

City of Nelson, Nelson Hydro Nelson | 250-352-8240

Custom Concept Painting Vernon | 250-503-2530

D D & G Mechanical (1997) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-4422

Corix Water Products Ltd. (Kel) Kelowna | 250-765-8668

Dawson Construction Ltd. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-3657

Corix Water Products Ltd. (Kamloops) Kamloops | 250-374-7909 Corix Water Products Ltd. (Vernon) Vernon | 250-545-8998 Cormode & Dickson (Okanagan) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-9656

Decor 8 Painting (1990) Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-8718 Delnor Construction Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-7351 Demidoff Equipment Ltd. Kamloops | 250-299-7408

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Dependable Automatic Door & Gates Ltd. Kelowna | 250-878-1649

Eckert Electric Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-8001

Falcon Railing & Superdeck Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-2248

Edgecombe Enterprises Inc. Kelowna | 250-491-8655

Falcon Refrigeration West Kelowna | 250-769-8741

DHC Communications Inc. Nelson | 250-352-0861

Eecol Electric (Sask) Corp. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-372-0630

Farrer Rentals Vernon | 250-545-9108

Diamond Lil’s Trucking Ltd. Knutsford | 250-374-1549

Eecol Electric Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-0557

Dig It Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-450-9300

Elite Roofing Kelowna | 250-762-3546

Dilworth Painting & Decorating Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-0681

Emco Corporation - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-372-0186

Desjardins Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-764-4076


District of Elkford Elkford | 250-865-4000 District of Sicamous Sicamous | 250-836-2477

Emco Corporation - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-765-3653 Emco Corporation Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-6251

FBC West Kelowna | 250-861-8006 Felka Drywall Ltd. Kelowna | 250-862-4807 Firesafe Sprinkler Systems Inc. Salmon Arm | 250-833-0994 Flynn Canada Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-766-6070 Focus Corporation Kelowna | 778-214-4891 Forma Construction Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-2858

Geotility Geothermal Installation Corp. Kelowna | 250-762-5776 Gipman Millwork & Design Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-4974 Glass Canada Inc. Kelowna | 250-454-9923 Glen McKillop & Associates Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-2204 Global Payments Direct Vancouver | 800-361-8170 ext. 76004 Graham Construction and Engineering LP - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-765-6662 Grant Thornton LLP Kelowna | 250-712-6800 Grayco Contracting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-573-2286

District of Summerland Summerland | 250-494-6451

Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc . – Kelowna Kelowna | 250-762-9999

District of West Kelowna West Kelowna | 778-797-8877

ENCO Construction Ltd. Lake Country | 250-575-9104

DJM Contracting Ltd. Rossland | 250-362-2151

EuroLine Windows Inc. Delta | 604-940-8485

DMC Fire Protection Ltd. Kamloops | 778-469-1273

Evans Fire Protection Ltd. Kamloops | 250-376-0296

Donald’s Machine Works Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-5557

Excel Ventilation Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-5202

Dulux Paints Kamloops | 250-372-8133

Expocrete Concrete Products Ltd. (SICA) Richmond | 604-270-8411

Gabe’s Painting & Decorating Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-4331

Guido & Associates Engineers Ltd. Oyama | 250-470-9606

Extreme Excavating Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-5454

Garry Tomporowski Architect Ltd. Kelowna | 250-979-1668

Guillevin International Co. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-2454

E E.H. Price Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-7226 Ecco Supply Adv Ecco Heating Products Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-6451

F Faith Entrust Drywall Group Inc. Vancouver | 604-721-1444

Fortis BC Inc. Kelowna | 250-717-0809

Grayhawk Industries Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1531

Forward Law LLP Kamloops | 250-434-2333

Great West Refrigeration Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-4117

Fulton & Company Kamloops | 250-372-5542

Greyback Construction Ltd. Penticton | 250-493-7972

Fusion Energy Solutions Sarasota | 250-862-6395

Grizzly Metal Fab Inc. Kelowna | 250-766-1566


Genelle Improvement District Genelle | 250-693-2362 Geometrik Manufacturing Inc. West Kelowna | 250-769-1500

Ground Source Drilling Ltd. Kelowna | 778-753-2778

Guillevin International Co. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-860-2259

H Hall Excavating Kamloops | 250-573-2782 Hancon Constructors Ltd. Armstrong | 250-306-4230 Harris Rebar Kelowna | 250-766-0608 Harrison Industrial Contracting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-1996 Hebditch Contracting Ltd. Cranbrook | 250 426 3835 98

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Heimann & Sons Masonry Inc. Armstrong | 250-546-8633 Heritage Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Nelson | 250-354-2066 High Point Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-5352 Hil Tech Contracting Trail | 250-364-0900 Holz Industries Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-9655 Home Building Centre Vernon | 250-545-5384

Horizon North Manufacturing Kelowna | 250-765-1349 Horizon North Manufacturing Kamloops | 250-828-2644

Infinite Source Systems Corp. Vancouver | 604-294-6557 Inland Glass & Aluminum Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-7306 Inland Technical Services Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-2767 Inspec Consulting Services Inc. Kelowna | Integrated Fire Protection Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3482 Interior Health Kelowna | 250-870-5831 Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-3441 Interior Reforestation Co. Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-5988 Interior Roofing (2011) Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-7985

Houle Electric Ltd. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-828-7939

Interoute Construction Ltd. dba BA Blacktop (Cranbrook) Cranbrook | 250-426-7205

Houle Electric Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-765-9660

Inter-Valley Electric Peachland | 250-767-3149

Howell Electric (1984) Ltd. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-5771 Howell Electric (1984) Ltd. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-860-7511 Hub International Barton Insurance Brokers Kamloops | 250-372-3155 Huxley Interiors Ltd. Pinatan lake | 250-571-0379

Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP (SICA) Vancouver | 604-895-3158

Kalwood Cabinets Vernon | 250-549-1927

Jensen Contract Flooring Ltd. Big Valley | 403-876-2574

Kamco Installations Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-3934

JNR Contractors Kamloops | 250-819-8824

Kami Carpets Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-7787

John Favell Painting Kamloops | 250-554-9924

Kamloops Augering & Boring Ltd. Kamloops | 250-573-7814

Jordans Contract Sales - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-372-7515

Kamloops Indian Band Kamloops | 250-828-9840 Kan-Arm Contracting Chilliwack | 604-792-2086

Jordans Rugs Ltd. Vancouver | 250-861-8656


Keldon Electric & Data Ltd. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-861-4255

K & C’s Construction & Renovations Ltd. Kamloops | 250-319-6104

Keldon Electric & Data Ltd. Penticton Penticton | 250-493-7177

Kal Tire Vernon | 250-542-2366

Kelowna Lite Kast Kelowna | 250-491-8425

Kal West Contractors Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-2307

Kelowna Roofing (1984) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-4441

Kal-West Mechanical Systems Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-6610

Kelowna Steel Fabricators Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-5117


Horizon Electric Inc. Kelowna | 250-861-4777


J Jade Electric Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-2525 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. Surrey | 604-583-9800 JCS Welding Barriere | 250-672-9897 JDS Energy & Mining Inc. Kelowna | 250-763-6369

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Kemp Concrete Products Kamloops | 250-374-1552

Lavington Sand & Gravel Ltd. Vernon | 250-545-7010

Maglio Building Center Nelson | 250-352-6661

Miller Equipment Rentals Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-0960

Kentash Holdings Ltd. Summerland | 250-488-1375

Ledcor Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-2991

Maglio Installations Ltd. Nelson | 250-352-7939

Mills Basics Vancouver | 250-212-9667

Kettle Valley Moulding & Millwork Kelowna | 250-765-1521

Lennox Industries Canada Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-768-4460 ext. 300

Maloney Contractors Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-2395

Mircom Technologies Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-9700

Kimberley Electric Ltd. Kimberley | 250-427-5115

Levelton Consultants Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-9778

Maple Reinders Inc. (SICA) Kelowna | 250-765-8892

MJB Wall & Ceiling Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-7051

Kimco Controls Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-2282

Littco Insulation and Drywall Kelowna | 250-765-6444

Marson Mechanical Ltd. Chase | 250-319-0359

MNP LLP Kelowna | 250-763-8919

Knox Fire Protection Inc. Kelowna | 250-979-1616

Living Stones Developments Cranbrook | 250-417-0262

Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. Castlegar | 250-365-2115

Kodiak Drywall Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3033

LNB Construction Inc. Kamloops | 250-374-4551

Modern Paint & Floors Kelowna | 250-860-2444

MBE Contracting Kelowna | 250-878-0112

Kon Kast Products (2005) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1423

Loomis Kelowna | 250-470-4618

Modern PURAIR Kelowna | 250-765-6828

Kone Inc. Kelowna | 778-436-8150

Lortap Enterprises Ltd. Revelstoke | 250-769-9460

Kootenay A-Plus Systems Trail | 250-368-9253

Lutcor Construction Coldstream | 250-241-0055

KRM Contracting 2000 Corp. Kamloops | 250-374-4437

Lynx Brand Fence Products (2004) Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-1468

K-Rod Steel Ltd. – A Division of Varsteel Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-5253


McGregor & Thompson Hardware Kelowna | 250-860-6282 McNiven Masonry Kelowna | 250-765-7042

MQN Architects Vernon | 250-542-1199

MDG Contracting Services Inc. Sparwood | 250-425-9943


Meiklejohn Architects Inc. Penticton | 250-492-3143 Mercury Steel Ltd. Calgary | 800-661-1613

M & K Ready Mix Inc. Vernon | 250-545-7238

Mertion Excavating Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-9394

L & S Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-2331

M. Weiss Masonry Inc. Kelowna | 250-762-7259

MGC Construction Kelowna | 250-448-0020

Laing Roofing Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3866

M3 Steel Structures Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-1074

Mibroc Developments Inc. Kamloops | 250-374-0224

Lakeside Development Corp. Vernon | 250-260-1822

Maddocks Construction Ltd. Armstrong | 250-546-9551

Mid Kam Installations Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-8407

Latina Landscapes & Maintenance Kamloops | 250-372-0994

Madge Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1180

Midvalley Sheet Metal Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-8688


Medical & Industrial Gas Piping Systems

Mueller Construction Inc. Revelstoke | 250-837-2724

Meiklejohn Architects Kelowna | 250-762-3004

M & K Plumbing & Heating Co. Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-7448

Krueger Electrical Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-3905

Mountain View Electric Ltd. Enderby | 250838-6455

N & H Contracting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-1323 Nagle Creative Carpets Ltd. - DBA United Floors Kamloops | 250-374-1223 National Concrete Accessories Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-6295 National Concrete Accessories Kelowna Kelowna | Network Bonding & Insurance Services Inc. (SICA) Vancouver | 604-294-1236



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Fax: 1-888-741-0192

Southern Interior Construction Association

Commercial • Institutional • Industrial Multi-Family Residential • HVAC systems Exhaust Systems • Ventilation Systems

Phone 250-765-8688

Network Telsys Inc. Calgary | 403-294-3030

Okanagan Stainless Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-6549

Power Paving Ltd. Castlegar | 250-551-6141

Nexbuild Construction Kamloops | 250-371-1383

Okanagan Valley Masonry & Stone Works Ltd. Winfield | 250-870-1432

Power Vac Summerland | 250-404-4255

Nielsen Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-3916 Nixon Wenger LLP Vernon | 250-542-5353 Norelco Cabinets Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-2121 Norgaard Ready-Mix Ltd. Merritt | 250-378-5121 Norguard Fall Protection Sudbury | Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-3846

Nufloors Penticton Penticton | 250-492-0627

O O.K. Excavating (div. of Green Leaf Ent. Ltd.) Kelowna | 250-765-4902 OK Builders Supplies Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-3622 OK Project Solutions Kelowna | 250-878-5292 Okanagan Aggregates Ltd. Armstrong | 250546-3088 Okanagan Audio Lab Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-1686 Okanagan College Kelowna | 250-762-5445 ext. 4606 Okanagan Drywall Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-0187 Okanagan Exteriors Inc. Kelowna | 250-826-1595 Okanagan Fire Protection Services Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0660 Okanagan Indian Band Vernon | 250-542-4328 Okanagan Materials Testing Kelowna | 250-860-9955 Okanagan Plumbing & Gas Fitting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-4505

Olympic Roofing Ltd. Port Coquitlam | 604-690-8654 One Time Electrical Nakusp | 250-551-8463

P Pacific Western Fire Protection Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3473 Palladian Developments Inc. Nanaimo | 250-760-0058 Paradise Climate Controls Inc. Kaleden | 250-809-0600 Parastone Developments Ltd. Fernie | 250-423-4136 Pashco Blasting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-3633 PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-868-8394 Perfect Choice Painters Sicamous | 403-975-5459 Performax Painting Ltd. Penticton | 250-870-6662 Peters Bros Construction Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-2626 Petrocom Construction Ltd. Edmonton | 780-481-5181 Pihl Law Corporation Kelowna | 250-762-5434 Pin Point Surveying Ltd. Salmon Arm | 250-832-6220 Pittman Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 778-469-2063 Plan B Contractors Inc. Kelowna | 250-717-8234 Ploutos Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-7740 Points West Audio Visual Kelowna | 250-861-5424 Powder Ventures Excavating Ltd. Sun Peaks | 250-851-1021

Reinco Roofing Kelowna | 250-212-8888

Powertrend Electric Penticton | 250-809-1767

Response Fire System Ltd. Kamloops | 250-578-7779

Premier Plumbing & Heating Cranbrook | 250-489-4131

Riemann Painting (2003) Inc. Cranbrook | 250-426-6597

Pro Crete Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-2350

Rite-Way Fencing Inc. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-314-9569

Progressive Waste Solutions Kelowna | 250-765-0565

Rivermist Holding Ltd. Kamloops | 778-471-6441

Pronto Enterprises Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-9644

Rona Inc. Kamloops | 250-372-2236

Pushor Mitchell Kelowna | 250-762-2108

Rutland Glass (1994) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-9400


Ryder Roofing Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3191

Quantus Electric Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1400


Quik-Therm Innovative Insulation Solutions West Kelowna | 250-769-2277

S&K Forming Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-7535


Salvador Ready Mix LP Cranbrook | 250-426-7283

R & R Reinforcing Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-2077

Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3838

R1310 Holdings Ltd. dba KM Contracting Kamloops | 250-319-7276

School District #05 - Southeast Kootenay Cranbrook | 250-417-2054

R355 Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-9860

School District #06 - Rocky Mountain Invermere | 250-342-9243

Radian Mechanical Inc. Kelowna | 250-861-4636 Rambow Mechanical Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-8999 Ramco Floor & Tile Kelowna | 250-860-2277 Rayco Steel Ltd. Sparwood | 250-425-7738

School District #08 - Board of Education Nelson | 250-354-4871 School District #10 - Arrow Lakes Nakusp | 250-265-3638 School District #22 Vernon | 250-549-9210

Redbuilt LLC Kelowna | 250-860-4672

School District #23 - Central Okanagan Kelowna | 250-491-4000

Refrigerative Supply Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-3114

School District #53 Oliver | 250-498-3481

Regional District of Central Okanagan Kelowna | 250-469-6170

School District #58 - NicolaSimilkameen Merritt | 250-315-1113

Regional District of North Okanagan Coldstream | 250-550-3729

School District #67 - Okanagan Skaha Penticton | 250-770-7700 SICA Construction Review 2014-2015



Northern Hardware Ltd. Surrey | 604-837-3244

Olson Projects Ltd. Golden | 250-344-0277

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen Penticton | 250-490-4103

School District #73 - Kamloops/ Thompson Kamloops | 250-851-4420 School District #83 - North Okanagan-Shuswap Salmon Arm | 250-832-9415

The Garage Door Depot Kelowna | 250-979-0070

True Consulting Group - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-828-0881

STBR Consulting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-979-8260

The Guarantee Co. of North America (GCNA) Vancouver | 604-687-7688

Tundra Windows Doors & Hardware Inc. Penticton | 250-492-0069

Thermo Design Insulation Ltd. West kelowna | 778-754-5670

Turn-Key Controls Ltd. Vernon | 250-549-4701

Thompson Nicola Regional District Kamloops | 250-377-8673

Twin River Plumbing & Heating Kamloops | 250-376-0221

Thompson Valley Erectors Ltd. Kamloops | 250-377-3533 ext. 205

Twin Rivers Controls Ltd. Castlegar | 250-365-2009

Steel-Craft Door Products Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-4765

Scott Alan Plumbing Kelowna | 778-753-1101

Stemmer Enterprises Ltd. Salmon Arm | 250-832-7357

Scuka Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0136

Stewart Mortgage Corp. Kamloops | 250-372-1995

Secure-Rite Mobile Storage Inc. Kelowna | 250-861-3955

Straight Line Contracting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-319-0635

Security Safety Services of BC Kelowna | 250-861-4357 (HELP)

Strathcona Mechanical Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-3879

Select Window Fashions Kelowna | 778-753-5970


Stantec Consulting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-3225

Structurlam Products LP Penticton | 250-492-8912

Thompson Valley Painting Contractors Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-9923 Thompson Valley Roofing Kamloops | 250-851-5269

Selkirk College Castlegar | 250-365-7292

Stuart Olson Inc. Richmond | 250-763-2798

Shanahan’s Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-765-5255

Thyssenkrupp Elevator (Canada) Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-763-2804

Studio 9 Architecture & Planning Ltd. Nelson | 250-354-3959

Timber Line Mill Construction Nelson | 250-825-9607

Sierra Landscaping Ltd. Winfield | 250-766-2312 Silver Springs Venture (1994) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-3047 Silver Spur Construction Ltd. Pritchard | 250-572-3735 SilverRock Land Corp. Vernon | 250 558-0999

Sun Valley Painting & Decorating Corp. Kamloops | 250-372-0027 Sunco Lath and Plaster Ltd. Kelowna | 250-807-2270 Systematic Mill Installations Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0028


Simson Maxwell Port Coquitlam | 604-472-7100 Source Electrical Services Penticton | 780-777-2660 South Okanagan Concrete Products Ltd. Osoyoos | 250-495-7556 South Okanagan Millwork Ltd. Penticton | 250-328-2172 Southgate Electric Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-2206 Southwest Glass Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-5303

T.A. Rendek & Associates Ltd. Creston | 250-428-9445 T118 Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-2903 Tamarack Centre (Pellex Holdings Ltd.) Cranbrook | 250-426-2231

TKI Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-1130 Tomtar Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-8122 Top 40 Woodworks Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-9002 Topline Vehicle Centre Ltd. Kamloops | 250-319-9020 Total Interiors Kelowna | 250-717-1626 Town of Osoyoos Osoyoos | 250-495-6191 Trail Roofing Ltd. Trail | 250-364-2900

U Underhill Geomatics Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-8835 United Landscapes Kelowna | 250-860-3753 United Rentals - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-8818 Universal Doors and Exteriors Invemere | 250-342-6700 Universal Solar Films Ltd. Kelowna | 250-712-9818 University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Kelowna | 250-807-8613 Urban Appeal Landscaping Ltd. Kamloops | 250-318-5604 Urban Systems Ltd. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-8311 Urban Systems Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-762-2517


Trainor Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Nelson | 250-352-7588

Valhalla Environmental Consulting Inc. Coldstream | 250-275-1471 ext. 3

Taylor & Son’s Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-0045

Trane - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-862-4660

Valley Curbing Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-8742

Taylor Pro Training Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-7624

Travelers Insurance Company of Canada Vancouver | 604-682-2663

Valley Plumbing & Valley Heating Kelowna | 250-491-0680

Specialty Machine Works Ltd. Penticton | 250-493-4310

Team Construction Management(1981) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-868-8326

Splatsin Enderby | 250-838-6496 ext. 215

Triggs Engineering Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-3687

Van-Kel Irrigation A Div Emco Corporation Kelowna | 250-762-3180

Team Foundation Systems Ltd. Kelowna | 250-868-8325

Tri-Kon Precast Concrete Products Cranbrook | 250-426-8162

Vector Projects Group Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-1013

SRM Concrete Summerland | 250-494-9889

Terracom Systems Ltd. West Kelowna | 778-755-5808

Tri-West Fence & Gate Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-4445

Venture Mechanical Systems Ltd. Castlegar | 250-365-4999

Standard Roofing Corporation Salmon arm | 250-833-1992

TGC Consulting Ltd. Winfield | 250-766-4110

True Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 250-573-4631

Vernon Paving Ltd. Vernon | 250-546-3163


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Village Green Hotel Vernon | 250-542-3321

Wells Drywall Acoustics Ltd. Kamloops | 250-371-7048

Village of Lumby Lumby | 250-547-2171

Wesco - Castlegar Castlegar | 250-365-0545

Village of Nakusp Nakusp | 250-265-3689

Wesco Distribution - Canada Inc. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-862-8200

Vision Painting Ltd. Kamloops | 778-471-4745 VVI Construction Ltd. (Vic Van Isle) Revelstoke | 250-837-2919 VVI Construction Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-861-5768


Wesco Distribution Canada Inc. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-2112 West Kootenay Mechanical (2001) Ltd. Trail | 250-364-1541 Westbank First Nation West Kelowna | 250-769-4999 Westburne Electric - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-860-4988

Warner Rentals Ltd. Princeton | 250-295-0101

Westburne Electric Supply Cranbrook Cranbrook | 250-426-6263

Warner Rentals Ltd. Salmon Arm | 250-833-0064 Warner Rentals Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-3515

Westburne Electric Supply (BC) Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-1331

Wildstone Construction & Engineering Ltd. Penticton | 250493-3947

Western One Rentals & Sales Burnaby | 250-869-5065

Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Kelowna) Inc. Kelowna | 250-763-3840

Western Roofing Master Roofers Cranbrook Cranbrook | 250-426-0156 Western Roofing Master Roofers Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-0154

Winn Rentals Kelowna | 250-491-1991 Winter Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-2106

Western Storage West Kelowna | 250-769-8551

Wolseley Mechanical Group Kelowna Kelowna | 250-860-4991

Westhills Aggregates Limited Partnership Penticton | 250-492-2225

Wolseley Waterworks Group Central Water & Sewer Kelowna | 250-765-5186

Westway Plumbing & Heating(2011) Inc. Kamloops | 250-372-1277

WSR Equipment Sales & Rentals West Kelowna | 250-769-7606


Westwood Fine Cabinetry Kelowna | 250-860-3900 Wilco Contractors Northwest Inc. Edmonton | 780-447-1199

Zap Welding Nelson | 250-352-6978

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Warnaar Steel Tech Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-8800

Western Financial Group (Network) Inc. Kelowna | 250-762-2217

SICA Building Community Association celebrates 6th Annual Commercial Building Awards


ommercial and industrial properties from every corner of the Thompson, Okanagan and Kootenay regions are represented as finalists in the 6th Annual Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) Commercial Building Awards, held on Thursday, Octobert 23 at the Coast Capri Hotel in Kelowna. Kelowna and Kamloops led the way with six nominations each, while Penticton had five, and Salmon Arm, Vernon and Oliver had two apiece.

The event, which annually draws the top developers, general contractors, realtors, contractors and business people to celebrate the best of the best from Kamloops to Fernie and Osoyoos to Golden, is also sponsored by Gold Sponsors Fortis BC and Re/MAX Commercial, and Category Sponsors Canadian Western Bank, Meyers Norris Penny (MNP) Chartered Accountants, the Wildstone Group and Coldwell Banker Horizon Realty.

Underhill & Underhill Underhill Geomatics Ltd Professional Land Surveyors & Geomatics Engineers

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Commercial Renovation Cora Restaurant Orchard Park Mall, Kelowna Owner: PWM Enterprises Developer: Primaris Management Architect/Designer: Line Laurin Architect General Contractor: Plan B Contractors Inc.

Lerwick Building 315 Alexander Street NE, Salmon Arm Owner/Developer/General Contractor: W.H. Laird Holdings Ltd. Architect/Designer: Bernd Hermanski Architect Inc. Engineer: Omega and Associates Civil and Structural Engineering

Craftsman Collision 453 Victoria Street, Kamloops Owner: Alta View Holdings (Langley) Ltd. Architect/Designer: Owen & Hunter Architects General Contractor: Craftsman Ventures Ltd. CSC Industrial Complex 415 Dene Drive, Kamloops Owner/Developer: Clayton Scott, Proprietorship Architect/Designer: Shuswap Design Inc. Engineer: KD Ketchen & Associates Ltd. General Contractor: Econospan Structures Corp.

Community Renovation Revelstoke Business and Visitor Information Centre 301 Victoria Road West, Revelstoke Owner: Revelstoke Land & Development/City of Revelstoke Developer: Faction Projects Architect/Designer: CEI Architecture General Contractor: VVI Construction Ltd.

SS Sicamous Paddlewheel Rebuild 1099 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton Merit Award Winner Owner: SS Sicamous Restoration Society General Contractor: Wildstone Special Projects Ltd. YLW (Kelowna Airport) Washroom 5533 Airport Way, Kelowna Owner: City of Kelowna Architect/Designer/Engineer: DIALOG General Contractor: Maple Reinders Inc.

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Community Facilities Cranbrook UV Water Treatment & Disposal System Irrigation and Disinfection Facility 6029 Highway 3/93, Cranbrook FortisBC Green Award Winner Owner: City of Cranbrook Engineer: AECOM General Contractor: Wildstone Construction and Engineering Ltd.

Southern Okanagan Secondary School 6140 Gala Street, Oliver Judge’s Choice Winner Owner/Developer: School District #53 (Okanagan Similkameen) Architect/Designer: KMBR Architects Planners Inc. & CEI Architecture General Contractor: Greyback Construction Ltd.

Kelowna Fire Hall Renovation 2255 Enterprise Way, Kelowna Owner/Developer: City of Kelowna Architect/Designer: CTA Architecture Ltd. General Contractor: MGC Construction Okanagan Falls Landfill Waste Division Okanagan Falls Owner/Developer: RDOS Developer/General Contractor: Wildstone Environments Ltd. Snxastwilxtn Centre - Penticton Indian Band Health Centre 151 Outma Sqilx’W Pl, Penticton Merit Award Winner Owner/Developer: Penticton Indian Band Architect/Designer: Iredale Group Architecture Engineer: Equilibrium Consulting Inc. General Contractor: Greyback Construction Ltd.

UBC CHIME Radio Telescope 177 White Lake Road, Penticton Owner: University of British Columbia Engineer: Fast & Epp Structural Engineers General Contractor: Greyback Construction Ltd.

Hospitality Holiday Inn Express Golden 1120 - 14th Street N., Golden Owner/Developer/General Contractor: 61117 BC Ltd. Sandher Family Architect/Designer: Pinske Designs


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Hotel 540 540 Victoria Street, Kamloops Owner/Developer: National Hospitality Group Inc. Architect/Designer: MacKinnon Architecture & Interior Design Inc. General Contractor: Dalgleish Construction Ltd.

Industrial Prairie Coast Equipment 8025 Dallas Drive, Kamloops Merit Award Winner Owner: Homestead Financial Corp. Architect/Designer: Spire Development Corp. Engineer: Westedge Engineering Ltd. General Contractor: Spire Development Corp.

TELUS Kamloops Internet Data Centre 1458 Bunker Road, Kamloops Owner: TELUS Architect/Designer: Callison General Contractor: Skanska

Teck Coal Line Creek Operations Line Creek Mine, Sparwood Owner/Developer: Teck Coal Engineer: Genivar General Contractor: Wildstone Industrial Ltd.

Multi-Family Kensington Terrace 1369 Bertram Street, Kelowna Owner/Developer: Bertram Townhouses Inc. Architect/Designer: Garry Tomporowski Architect Ltd. General Contractor: Matacan Construction Corp.

Vernon Veridian 3704-24th Avenue, Vernon Owner/Developer: GBC Housing Management Commission Architect/Designer: Pacific Rim Architecture Ltd. General Contractor: Palladian Development Inc.

Multi-Family Renovation Copper Sky Pool Redevelopment 3200 Skyview Lane, West Kelowna Owner: KPMG Receiver for Copper Sky Developments Ltd. Architect/Designer: GTA Architecture Ltd. General Contractor: Sawchuk Developments

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Office Gathercole Chiropractic 875 Seymour Street, Kamloops Owner/Developer: Dr. Shane Gathercole Architect/Designer: Blue Green Architecture General Contractor: Fulcrum Development (Kamloops) Inc.

27th Street Medical Office 4010-27th Street, Vernon Owner/Developer: Dr. Jason O’Brien and Dr. Paul Dooley Architect/Designer: MQN Architects General Contractor: Doering Building Group

Retail Bad Tattoo Brewery 169 Estabrook Avenue, Penticton Merit Award Winner Owner/Developer: Bad Tattoo Brewing Co. Architect/Designer: Norman Goddard Architecture General Contractor: Wildstone Group of Companies

Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union 1125-25th Street, Salmon Arm Owner: Salmon Arm Savings & Credit Union Architect/Designer: RATION Architecture, Interior Design + Planning Inc. General Contractor: Sawchuk Developments Ltd.

Convivia Bistro Cuisine Restaurant 8312-74th Avenue, Osoyoos Owner/Developer: Convivia Restaurant Ltd. Architect/Designer: GTA Architecture Ltd. General Contractor: Tekton Gateway II 3531 Old Okanagan Highway, West Kelowna Owner/Developer: First Centen Properties Architect/Designer CBA Architecture General Contractor: Plan B Contractors Inc. Denham Ford 1126 Cranbrook Street, Cranbrook Merit Award Winner Owner/Developer: Denham Ford Architect/Designer: Sunroc Group General Contractor: Westco Construction


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Summerland & District Credit Union 13601 Victoria Road, Summerland Owner: Summerland & District Credit Union Architect/Designer: Meiklejohn Architects Inc. Developer/General Contractor: Canyonview Construction

Wine Industry Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Expansion 100 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver Owner/Developer: Burrowing Owl Estate Winery Architect/Designer: Robert Mackenzie Architect Inc. General Contractor: Greyback Construction


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Approximately 9,000 British Columbians have been connected with trades jobs and apprenticeships throughout the province through STEP. More than 50 STEP staff network the province to source the people construction employers need, supplementing the traditional hiring pools with strong connections to help hire through local immigrant and Aboriginal communities, and supporting women who are interested in the trades. “STEP takes on a certain amount of legwork that we as a company don’t have time to do, and that in turn has a positive effect on our bottom line,” notes Jon McNeill of Full Throttle Reinforcing. “In our line of work, our success rate in hiring is somewhere in the area of 1 in 10. This creates a revolving door of hiring and firing, which in turn, ties up and wastes operating capital. With STEP, that ratio looks more like 8 in 10.” Kris Courtorielle, a project manager with S&K Forming in Kelowna, has progressed through STEP hiring and has realized the benefits. “By pre-screening applicants, STEP saved us a significant amount of time and money,” says Courtorielle, “and ensured that a first meeting with a candidate meant that they were truly qualified for the position. In addition, some of these employees have become long-term employees and are part of our core business.” Recognized provincially and federally as the best skilledworker-sourcing program in Canada, STEP was built by the BCCA to assist the average B.C. construction business: a small business with fewer than 10 employees, and no dedicated HR

staff. We know this is a service that could directly benefit many SICA members. “Having STEP helping me out means a burden off my shoulders,” notes Andy Smith of A&J Roofing, whose nine full-time employees now include four STEP apprentices. “I’ve been in the industry and on the tools for 27 years. With the qualified tradespeople that I now have, I can step back a little bit and focus on the ownership and managerial position.” STEP, often in partnership with SICA’s education department, can also help construction businesses with on-the-job training for new hires, or supporting existing staff to guide the transition into skilled work. STEP can assist with apprentice registration paperwork and detail the benefits of hiring. In the Southern Interior, STEP is managed by Kathy Wallis. Together with her team of 10, STEP is ready to help you find the skilled workers you need. With an eye to good retention value and to businesses’ long term planning, STEP is a powerful ally for those seeking to be part of a strong ongoing economic recovery and to expand their businesses. “The whole community benefits from a program such as STEP; it just spins off in so many directions,” notes Andy Smith. “A lot of people just see the moment; this is a long-term situation. We’re benefiting these individuals for the future Get connected with STEP through your local SICA offices and u

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SICA: Your One-stop Shop for Education Just pick up the phone and call SICA.


is shaping up to be a groundbreaking year for SICA’s education department and its members as we prepare for substantial growth in our department. At SICA, our mission is to promote excellence for the benefit of our industry and one way we do this is by recognizing the importance of quality education. Since we’re an education department that strives to be at the forefront of industry standards, we are always looking for ways to better serve you. We know that great instructors are the key to outstanding learning experiences, so we take the greatest care in choosing instructors that will not only give you the best education, but who will also make the process enjoyable. It is on that note that we announce the newest addition to our education department a Senior HSE & Training Advisor, Cliff Plichie G.S.C. N.C.S.O., who will be leading our WEEKLY safety and equipment training at our own … (cue drumroll)… EDUCATION FACILITY.

SICA Construction Training Centre We’re really excited about this expansion and you should be too! We know that education is vital to a healthy and successful company; a workplace can only be as strong as its workers and we take that to heart. However, it takes a lot of time and effort to make sure your company is meeting today’s safety and

training requirements. So, we’ve set up our department to be a ONE-STOP SHOP for all your safety and education needs and to help you ensure that your company is meeting today’s safety and training requirements. Whether you’re a worker needing safety training, a veteran of the industry working towards his/ her Gold Seal certification, or a company needing specialized, on-site training, SICA is the one to call. For savings, we’ve also offer membership pricing!

Coming in 2015 Managing safety training should be easy and keeping your employees safe needs to be your primary focus. We are working on a management system to help you eliminate unnecessary administrative paperwork in the following ways: – Dynamically track all of the training requirements of your workforce much more effectively – Employees receive automatic updates when they require training – Certificates are automatically stored in the system for easy any-time access – Simple reports that show who has training, who needs training –E  nsure your company is compliant with safety standards Our Occupational Health & Safety program helps keep you

Here’s a bit more on the ways that WE’VE EXPANDED in order to help you get the best training out there: • We’ve added 30+ NEW courses to our E-learning site in the areas of management, awareness, equipment operation, and safety. Education is just clicks away for you! • We’ve restarted our weekly classes (see for more details and to register): • Confined Space Entry/Monitor (OSSA Accredited) – Every Wednesday • OSSA Regional Orientation – Every Wednesday • Respiratory Training & Fit Testing (Half-Mask) – Every Wednesday


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• Fall Protection (OSSA Accredited) – Every Thursday • Elevated Work Platform (OSSA Accredited) – Every Friday • We’ve added brand new WORKSHOPS for skill development: • Managing Small Projects • CONSTRUCTION Business Management • MANAGING Construction RISKS • Managing Project Teams & Stakeholders • Remember, many of our courses are Gold Seal accredited to help you attain your Gold Seal Certification!

“We used to have to rely on numerous vendors to acquire training from, and now I usually just pick up the phone and call SICA. So far they have been able to find, create or modify courses for every request I have had. Having SICA as our main resource for training has provided consistency, professionalism, accessibility and flexibility that meets our organization’s needs to keep us safe and compliant.” – Jim McFadden, SD #73. up to date on today’s safety protocols when we’re not around, but starting in January 2015 we will be hosting monthly safety meetings for SICA members. The forum will host a monthly safety topic and will cover current changes to regulatory and industry standards pertaining to the construction industry. Join us the first Tuesday of every month for morning refreshments and discussion (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.).

place – not to mention that you end up with well-skilled work-

Training for the Next Generation

training they need, when they need it, to meet regulations. The

SICA offers not only courses that directly benefit the current individual employee, but we offer courses for the upcoming future employees. We partner with the school districts, colleges, and universities to deliver programs that will provide the skilled training needed to address the approaching skill labor shortage in our industry. School 2 Work (S2W): To ensure our industry has the best skilled workers, we plant the seed and encourage students to consider the construction industry as a career choice. In October 2014 SICA partnered with School District No.67 to offer a 12week School 2 Work (S2W) program delivered in the classroom that is designed to provide students with both practical and theoretical experience in a wide variety of building trade sectors. Construction Trades Training (CTT): This is a 19-week program for adults who want to work in the construction industry but are not sure where to start. The course exposes the student to various trades combined with safety-certified courses in preparation of entering the workforce or continuing their education in the construction field. Road Builders: For those people who want to enter into the civil sector, SICA offers the ITA Road Builders & Heavy Construction Foundation training. New in 2014 SICA received funding to deliver a Heavy Equipment Operator course which combines quite nicely with the Foundation course.

ability to customize programs to suit our business is also a real

Let’s work together Learning is a lifelong endeavor, whether you’re upgrading skills or training for a career. Education keeps you relevant, informed, and competitive in the area of your expertise. Spending education dollars on your employees shows them they are worth investing in, which promotes loyalty and longevity in the work-

ers and fewer accidents on your jobsites. To make that easier for you, we provide customized training where you need it and when you need it. SICA is an association for the people of our industry; your needs are our needs. “The flexibility [SICA provides] through on-site and public sessions has greatly increased our success of getting staff the

benefit, as it makes the training relevant and works with our scheduling. The instructors that work with SICA are industry professionals and have similar experience just like my staff, so again, the training they provide is relevant.” – Jim McFadden, SD #73 SICA’s education department has always been on your side, providing you with the best customer service and training experience. We are an accredited training institution with Private Career Training Institutions Agency (PCTIA) and support the Gold Seal Program. Rest assured that we have no intention of swaying in our focus or our commitment. We’ll be around for a long time and with our help, you can be too. Expansion in the education department means more valuable resources to our members and more reasons to become a member. “Kamloops Augering and Boring started utilizing SICA’s educational services in early 2013. Always providing excellent customer service, I have been impressed with the quality of their product and the delivery time. Now, a proud member of SICA, we use their education department for ALL of our training needs.” – Ed Bartlett, Kamloops Augering and Boring

What to do now We’ve opened our door, but now it’s up to you to take advantage of these opportunities. What is the next STEP in your educational journey? How are you going to gain your competitive EDGE? Seize the opportunity to be a better (more skilled) you. Make a stop at SICA, your ONE-STOP SHOP! u SICA Construction Review 2014-2015


Index to Advertisers Accent Inns............................................................................. 36 AcuTruss Industries 1996 Ltd........................................... 23 Advanced Mobile First Aid & Safety...............................61 Aplin & Martin Consultants Ltd.......................................42 Armada Steel Corp...............................................................85 Assa Abloy / Myron’s Door and Gate Systems..........37 B&L Machine Shop..............................................................46 B.A. Blacktop (Cranbrook)................................................. 23 B.A. Robinson Co. Ltd.......................................................... 25 Bartle & Gibson..................................................................... 83 BAT Construction Ltd..........................................................44 BCCA Employee Benefits Trust........................................89 Brentwood Enterprises Ltd.................................................57 Britech HVAC......................................................................... 26 British Columbia Building Trades..................................... 75 British Columbia Secure-Rite Storage Inc.....................111 Brock White Canada............................................................ 13 BTR Fire Prtection Ltd..........................................................40 C&G Insulation 2003 Ltd................................................... 22 C&J Erectors Ltd.................................................................... 75 Capri Insurance..................................................................... 33 City of Kamloops..................................................................30 College of the Rockies.........................................................64 Combined Mechanical Contractors Ltd........................ 25 Core Engineering Services Ltd...........................................14 Crowe MacKay LLP..............................................................38 Cruiser Contracting Ltd......................................................40 D&G Mechanical (1997) Ltd............................................ 52 D&T Developments............................................................. 77 Dalgleish Construction Ltd...................................................6 Decor8 Painting (1990) Ltd.............................................. 73 Delnor Construction............................................................49

Dependable Automatic Door & Gates........................... 31 DJM Contracting Ltd........................................................... 73 Eecol Electric...........................98Encan Construction Ltd. 75 Euroline Windows Inc............................................................9 Excel Ventilation.................................................................... 77 Farrer Rentals Rencon.......................................................... 87 Firesafe Sprinkler Systems Inc...........................................57 Fortis BC................................................................................... 35 Forward Law LLP................................................................... 78 Gibraltar Cable Barrier Systems...................................... 73 Glass Canada.........................................................................30 Glen McKillop & Associates Inc...................................... 25 Global Roadway Maintenance Inc...........................22, 52 Greyback Construction Ltd...............................................20 Hancon Constructors Ltd...................................................99 Harris Rebar..........................................................................109 Harrison Industrial Contracting Ltd.................................57 Hil-Tech Contracting Limited............................................ 36 Houle Electric......................................................................... 75 HPF Engineering Ltd............................................................46 Inland Technical Services Ltd............................................ 76 Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd.......................................14 Interior Portable Rentals....................................................110 Interior Roofing (2011) Ltd.................................................. 21 Jade Digital Solutions..........................................................58 Jade Electric Ltd..................................................................... 83 Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc............................. 77 JDS Energy & Mining Inc....................................................47 Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP...............................................57 K&C’s Construction & Renovations Ltd........................58

Keldon Electric & Data Ltd.................................................28 Kelowna Steel Fabricators Ltd.......................................... 76 Kemp Concrete Products................................................... 32 Kimco Controls Ltd.............................................................. 24 King Creek Enterprises Ltd................................................85 L&S Contracting Ltd.............................................................82 Levelton Consultants Ltd.................................................... 23 Lynx Brand Fence Products (2004)................................16 M. Weiss Masonry Inc........................................................47 M&K Ready Mix Inc............................................................ 83 Maddocks Construction Ltd............................................. 25 Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd................................... 53 Marson Mechanical Ltd...................................................100 McGregor & Thompson Hardware................................ 27 Midvalley Sheet Metal Ltd...............................................100 Miller Equipment Rentals Ltd...........................................42 MNP LLP.................................................................................. 63 MQN Architects................................................................... 82 Nathan’s Stone Slinger Service........................................ 76 Nixon Wenger LLP................................................................ 59 Northern Trailer / Horizon North Logistics.................. 27 OK Excavating........................................................................42 Okanagan Aggregates Ltd................................................. 32 Okanagan Audio Lab. Ltd...................................................85 Okanagan College..................................................................11 Okanagan Testing Group......................................................8 Oliver Readi-Mix LLP...........................................................47 Pacific Western Fire Protection Ltd................................. 17 PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc.......................................5 Petrocom Construction Ltd............................................... 39 PIHL Law Corporation............................................................6

Ramco Floor & Tile...............................................................45 Rayco Steel Ltd.........................................................................7 Refrigerative Supply............................................................. 23 Response Fire System Ltd..................................................44 Rock Glen Consulting Ltd....................................................57 Ryder Roofing Ltd.................................................................. 78 STBR Consulting Ltd.............................................................57 Strathcona Mechanical Limited.......................................83 Taylor Pro-Training Ltd........................................................ 114 The Cat Rental Store.............................................................18 TomTar Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd.............................OBC Top 40 Woodworks Ltd......................................................29 Travelers Guarantee Company of Canada.................... 31 Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company......................... 32 True Consulting.....................................................................58 Twin River Plumbing & Heating (1985) Co. Ltd......... 27 Underhill Geomatics Ltd..................................................104 Valley Plumbing & Heating............................................... 73 Venture Mechanical Systems Ltd.................................109 Vernon Paving......................................................................104 Wales McLelland Construction....................................... 62 Waterkind Consulting Services Ltd................................85 Wesgroup Equipment...................................................41, 43 Western Financial Group Network Inc..........................86 Western One........................................................................... 15 Westside Equipment Sales & Rentals............................99 Wildstone Construction & Engineering...........................3 Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Kelowna) Inc......IFC Winn Rentals Ltd..................................................................20 Wolseley Canada.................................................................. 27 Zimmer Autosport Ltd............................................. 54 & 55


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