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CONSTRUCTION REVIEW FALL 2018 Official publication of the Southern Interior Construction Association

MAN OF THE HOUR SICA’s own Terry Brown receives prestigious award A PLACE TO CALL THEIR OWN New Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus brings students back on site for learning GENERATION NEXT Getting young people excited about a career in the skilled trades and technologies


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IN THIS ISSUE 8 Message from the CEO of SICA, Jason Henderson 10

Message from the chair of SICA, Phil Long

12 Your SICA team 13

SICA Board of Directors

14 CCA's new strategic plan strives to build a better Canada


$30-million build for Thompson Rivers University

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2018 executive committee Chair Phil Long Vice-Chair Adam Zmudczynski Secretary Tom Spatola


New trades training facility at College of the Rockies

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BOARD OF directors Cameron Betts

24 Tackling the late payment epidemic: What will it take? 26 Take your career to the next level with Gold Seal Certification 27 SICA Gold Seal certified members 32 SICA Gold Seal intern members 36 B.C. PST for real property contractors 38 Solid assets: A look at equipment financing in Canada 4

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52 New teaching and learning centre called the Commons to ease overcrowding at UBC Okanagan

Terry Brown receives the 2018 CCA Person of the Year Award

64 Programs support new workers in a growing industry

56 Big ideas; Big opportunities for NVIT

66 SICA membership listings 2018

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Message from the CEO of SICA Jason Henderson


any exciting things have been happening around our offices and with the membership. To say it has been a great start at SICA is an understatement. We were very happy to hear that the B.C. Government declared April 2018 as Construction & Skilled Trades Month in the province, which meant the SICA team and I jumped into planning for two breakfast events held in Kamloops and Kelowna. I was happy to see the SICA team and CHBA Okanagan and Central Interior work together with Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University to put on two spectacular events. At both breakfasts we celebrated students who are just starting their careers in trades and construction, in addition to hearing from ticketed tradespeople who shared their stories about working in the construction industry. As a journeyman electrician myself, the excitement and encouragement at the Construction Month Breakfasts makes me very proud to be a part of this construction community. The capstone on Construction & Skilled Trades Month was a celebration for Terry Brown of STBR Consulting, who was awarded with the Canadian Construction Association’s Person of the Year award. I was in attendance when Terry received the award at CCA’s 100th Anniversary Conference in Banff. It was outstanding to see the standing ovation and hear the roar of clapping as his name was read aloud. I cannot think of a better representative for Person of the Year than Terry Brown. Congratulations! In addition to the excitement from Construction & Skilled Trades Month, the association has been benefiting from our strong local economy with increased member engagement across the board. We are finally starting to see positive increases in membership numbers and the highest number of board applicants ever. Not to mention, the SICA Annual Golf Tournament sold out this year and several teams patiently waited for a spot on the waitlist. Even though the weather didn’t quite cooperate, we have received amazing feedback from attendees. The team here can’t wait to make the 2019 golf tournament bigger and better. A few days after wrapping up the golf tournament, our team hosted our Annual Trap & Skeet in Kamloops, which also had one of the largest turnouts in several years. Going into the fall of 2018, the SICA team is working on adding more networking events and mapping out our strategic plan with our board of directors. Our priorities are bringing more value to the members and increasing the ways the membership can engage in the association. Last, but certainly not least, we are planning for our 50th anniversary year in 2019. Preparations are already underway for several celebrations throughout the year. Watch for more information on how you can get involved in our 50th celebration! I am grateful for an excellent start as CEO of SICA and look forward to meeting you in the near future. I also want to give a sincere thank you to our team members who are going above and beyond to provide value and customer service to the membership. This association could not run without our amazing team. Thank you! ◆


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s I wrap up my second term as SICA chair, I am grateful for the dedication the SICA team and the SICA Board of Directors has for our industry and this association. I frequently stop by the Kelowna office and am always greeted with the smiling faces of the SICA team members and see them working hard to consistently deliver value to our membership. At the board table we are fortunate to have directors who have a passion for this industry and show up dedicated to improving the construction community. We had the highest number of board nominations ever for the election this year, with 20 nominations for 15 vacant positions. This is encouraging news, because the strength of any board comes from a diverse group of people spanning different sectors and age ranges. We are fortunate to have several experienced board members staying on next year and a few new faces to add to the group. It was great to celebrate the first-ever Construction & Skilled Trades Month in April with fellow industry peers and trades at both Okanagan College and Thompson Rivers University. We finished off the month with an intimate celebration for Terry Brown, who was awarded with the Canadian Construction Association’s Person of the Year award. Personally, I was extremely pleased to celebrate Terry, as he has been a valued colleague in this industry and on the various boards we have both participated in. This award could not have gone to a more deserving person. Thank you Terry for your dedication to this industry! This fall, the board of directors and SICA team will be developing our next three-year strategic plan. While I know our board and team will have many new and exciting ideas, we most definitely will be continuing with our vision to bring greater value to SICA members and continue to elevate the level of awareness of SICA in the community. In addition, both the board and the SICA team are excited about new opportunities to continue to promote construction and skilled trades as a viable and exciting career path. Once again, I would like to thank the SICA team for their excellent work and making my job as SICA chair as painless as possible. ◆


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CCA’s new strategic plan strives to build a better Canada By Mary Van Buren, President, Canadian Construction Association In 2017, the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) embarked on a year-long process engaging with members and stakeholders from across the country to develop a new five-year plan. Approved at CCA’s latest board meetings in Banff in March, you can view the plan at The vision of the plan is to “Build a Better Canada” by inspiring a progressive, innovative and sustainable construction industry that consistently acts with integrity.

Putting the industry first Values guide what people and organizations do. The CCA’s new strategic plan’s first value is “industry first”. This means that every decision we make must be taken through the lens of what is best for our members and the industry while contributing positively to our communities. Additional values include innovation, inclusiveness, smart and débrouillard; the French word for resourceful.

is hard at work planning a Hill Day in late November so that key members of Parliament can hear straight from our members - their voters - on issues that matter. While the CCA has an excellent reputation, we will focus on deepening our influence with the government, bureaucracy, Crown corporations and others essential to advancing our goals.

Adopting best practices Championing national issues Working as an industry, we will become an employer of choice and a stronger lobbyist. To address workforce shortages, construction must attract a diverse workforce from under-represented segments, such as women, Indigenous peoples, new Canadians and others. The CCA’s new vicepresident of public affairs, Rodrigue Gilbert,

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Evolving to serve better One of our main goals is to drive member value. Broadening our membership ensures all voices, from colleges to universities and owners, are represented. Working collaboratively with CCA partner associations, we will strengthen the services that are essential to our members’ continued success. I am happy to report that work is already underway in this area as Janet Slavin started as our vice-president of member value in February. We will be looking into providing tiered, more customized services and increasing our revenue stream with non-dues revenue to fund additional activities for the benefit of the Canadian construction industry. Also already in progress is the review of the CCA governance model to ensure that CCA works as efficiently as possible. The current structure will be evaluated by an outside expert against governance best practices. Email me at if you have feedback on CCA’s strategic plan. I am hoping to see you at our 2019 conference in balmy Bermuda! Visit cca-acc. com for more information and to receive updates from CCA, CCDC, CDBI, Gold Seal, or LCI-C. ◆

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$30-million build for Thompson Rivers University By Melanie Franner


The new $30-million Industrial Training and Technology Centre (ITTC) at Thompson Rivers University is the first major build in support of trades programs for the university since the 1990s. Photo courtesy of Stuart Olson Construction Ltd.

he new $30-million Industrial Training and Technology Centre (ITTC) currently underway at Thompson Rivers University will certainly mark a significant change for the institution. “We are responding to anticipated demand for new programs,” states Les Tabata, director of capital projects, Thompson Rivers University, who says the ITTC will add capacity for another 550 full-time seats. “We see this as being right in line with not only the community, but with the province as well. And as recognition of skilled trades as a much-needed requirement for the future.” According to Tabata, the new ITTC is the first major build in support of trades programs for the university since the 1990s. It will make room for three new program offerings: industrial process technician; instrumentation engineering diploma; and power engineering and HVAC/refrigeration technician. In addition, renovations to the existing Trades and Technology building will enable Architectural and Engineering Technology students to complete a four-year diploma. The new ITTC will be LEED Gold certified, as well as follow the Wood First Act and Apprentices for Public Policy BC Policy – as mandated by the university.

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The official ground breaking for the ITTC took place in March 2017. Substantial completion is expected to occur in June 2018, with classes scheduled to commence in the fall of 2018. The construction manager for the project is Stuart Olson Construction Ltd. “I wouldn’t say that this is a complex project,” explains David Bauder, manager,

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field services, Stuart Olson. “The differentiating factor was the hillside location. This meant that we had access through only one end of the site. As a result, we had to sequence construction.” The three-level, concrete steel building measures 5,300 square metres. Its exterior includes a curtain wall, exposed wood beams, and metal cladding. The new facility will offer a combination of shops, regular classrooms, faculty offices, and student amenity spaces. The ITTC is connected to the existing Trades and Technology building by a walkway between the two buildings. “The new building is designed to fit in with the existing university structure,” explains Mike Bebbington, regional vicepresident, Stuart Olson. “It’s a modern, steel structure typical of university facilities, with glazing, metal siding, and a flat roof. The glazing is on the east end of the third floor, which has been designed as a gathering space for students.” According to Bauder, the ITTC project relied on a lot of local trades. One of these was Infracon – LNB Construction. “We were responsible for the civil portion of the project, along with providing support for Stuart Olson,” states Matthew Dorion, project coordinator, Infracon-LNB Construction. “This means we did all of the site prep work, which involved demolition, site grading, excavation, placing and compacting the gravel, along with the prep for the retaining walls.” Work for the local firm started in March 2017 and will wind up this summer.

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“I would say that this was a pretty challenging project in that working around the existing buildings meant we were working in a very tight space,” says Dorion. “It required a lot of field fitting and resolution of conflicts which added some complexity to the project.” During peak periods, LNB Construction had up to 10 crew members on site at any one time. Construction of the ITTC is expected Construction of the ITTC is expected to generate 108 direct and 82 indirect jobs for the region.

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New software One of the more interesting aspects of the project for Stuart Olson was the first-time use of its new document-control system, Procore. The system proved instrumental in facilitating the flow of information between the university, Stuart Olson, architect Stantec, and project manager Colliers Project Leaders. Bebbington suggests that speed of communication, retention of documents, and scheduling were among some of the key advantages of using Procore on this project. “The logistics on this project were very complex,” he explains. “Our guys had to work very hard with the on-site services of the university. It would have been a difficult challenge, but the communication between the different groups was

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New trades training facility at College of the Rockies By Mark Halsall

The newly completed trades training building at College of the Rockies. Photo courtesy of College of the Rockies.


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new trades training facility at College of the Rockies’ Cranbrook campus will open its doors this summer. Construction of the approximately 1,800-square-metre building, which includes classrooms and shop spaces for the school’s electrical and industrial mechanic (millwright) programs, started in April 2017 and reached substantial completion a year later. According to Jack Moes, the college’s dean of trades and technology, the first vocational courses will be held in the building in August with other classes scheduled to start there in September. Moes notes the new building is a clear upgrade on the previous facilities used by the programs it will house. “Thanks to the state-of-the-art new facility, we now have the space to evolve our equipment and training capacity even further,” says Moes. “We want our students learning in the most up-to-date and innovative environment so that they are competitive when they leave here.”







Shop bays inside the new trades training building at College of the Rockies. Photo courtesy of College of the Rockies.

Moes says flexibility is an important component of the building’s design. He notes there is an extra shop bay which will used at times as an overflow space for the school’s heavy-duty equipment technician program, and also as a collaborative space for different programs working together on projects. “The shop spaces have been organized in such a way as to permit multiple groups of students to be working in the shops at the same time,” says Moes. “The classrooms are also multifunctional, and a couple of them are fitted as electrical concepts labs so they're fairly sophisticated.”


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The project’s architect, Lee Miller of Calgary-based Sahuri + Partners Architecture, says one unique aspect of the building are large interior windows on a second-floor mezzanine that overlook the shop bays and help provide a visual connection between the two types of learning spaces. Miller notes that lots of exterior windows were also incorporated in the design to maximize sunlight in the shop bays. “We wanted to make it seem like less of a shop and as much like a teaching space as we could,” he says. Miller says the building was designed so that it could utilize solar power. "The roof load is designed as well as the electrical infrastructure so that photovoltaic panels can easily be added,” he says. Martin Croteau of Calgary-based Chandos Construction Ltd. is the project manager. Croteau, who took business courses as a student at College of the Rockies, says everything came in on budget and construction actually finished ahead of schedule, thanks to the great leadership of their site superintendent and the hard work of all the trades and consultants who worked on the project. “A successful project isn’t possible without a big group effort,” Croteau says, adding that the team was able to optimize the building’s planning and construction by utilizing the Chandos Production System (CPS). This included a values alignment session with the client and key partners to identify what was most important for the success of the project, as well as the development of a project execution plan prior to mobilizing on the site. The CPS process also included daily huddles, weekly lookahead and work planning meetings, and diligent tracking of the trade commitments using planned per cent complete and milestone schedules. “All of these tools were leveraged to bring successful completion of this project a month prior to the contractual committed date,” Croteau says. Approximately 2,400 full-time equivalent students attend College of the Rockies. Funding for the new trades training building was provided by the Province of B.C., the Government of Canada, Columbia Basin Trust, and College of the Rockies. ◆

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Tackling the late payment epidemic: What will it take? Submitted by the BC Construction Association


rompt payment is a familiar issue in the construction industry. Of course there’s nothing prompt about it. It’s the lack of prompt payment that makes it an issue, handicapping our industry, squeezing the small contractors, and pushing risk down into the supply chain onto those who can least afford to carry it. The result is an estimated $4 billion in risk premiums on current projects underway in B.C. Contractors must mitigate the late payment risk by increasing costs of construction to cover the anticipated financial costs of carrying debt. Basically, construction owners are paying a significant premium because too many smaller contractors have to take out second mortgages or extend credit lines in order to pay their staff and their suppliers. Owners include government, which owns an estimated 10 per cent of B.C.’s current construction project valued roughly at $7.5 billion. Intentionally blocked cash flow between contractors is a problem that probably goes back to 1788 when Thomas Cubitt, an English “master builder”, came up with the idea of employing all the trades under his own management, and the concept that we now know as “general contracting” was born.


Construction’s payment curse is a hot topic in the UK right now as a result of Carillion’s bankruptcy: Carillion was well known for its abusively long payment terms and chronic late payment behaviour. Now, in insolvency, contractors with accounts payable from Carillion are left with nothing. In the UK, the Carillion case has prompted a flurry of discussion about how to put an end to “supply chain bullying”. Is the answer a pledge? A code? A promise etched in blood and sprinkled with sawdust? Ontario is rolling in its new Construction Act changes setting up prompt payment legislation in July 2018, and other provinces including B.C. are increasing the pressure on government to step up and provide legislative support. The pressure is also mounting in Ottawa. Saskatchewan is edging closer. B.C.’s construction industry overwhelmingly supports a prompt payment policy that mirrors the approach taken in Ontario, with an adjudication component that ensures timely and fair outcomes. To get to the right legislation it’s imperative that all stakeholders, including general contractors, are at the table and that B.C. watches the developments in Ontario very closely. But here’s the thing. While legislation is crucial, it isn’t a complete solution: any

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construction project is already ripe with legally binding contracts that include payment terms, and yet in many (most?) cases, when these terms are violated, the contractor doesn’t seek legal recourse. There are many reasons for this that legislation won’t necessarily solve, from lack of resources to the risk of being blacklisted on future work. So, while legislation is important and will make a difference, there are other actions we must take to reduce risk and risk premiums in B.C.’s construction industry. It’s going to take these key three elements together to truly make an impact: 1) Policy – As a major owner spending taxpayer dollars, government should adopt a construction procurement policy that excludes contractors who are flagrantly breaking the payment terms. Contractors who are crippling cash flow into communities should not continue to be rewarded with lucrative government contracts. 2) Legislation – A legal recourse is appropriate and crucial for ensuring compliance, but must include an adjudication component similar to Ontario’s. 3) Technology – The most scalable, affordable, and logical solution to payment delays lies in technology: a transparent system uniting smart contracts, block chain, and ecommerce can guarantee everyone in the contracting food chain is accountable and will be paid on time according to contract terms. The BCCA is actively pursuing this solution in tandem with our advocacy work to introduce legislation. So yes, lack of prompt payment is a big problem. But let’s stop the hand-wringing and get down to the business of solving the problem. We have the technology. ◆

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f you are looking to advance in your career and take it to the next level, you just can’t sit still and wait for things to happen. Being competitive in the construction industry in 2018 means being proactive in earning the skills, knowledge, and experience that’s in demand. This can make all the difference when you’re trying to stand out to employers, colleagues, and clients. The best way to take your career to the next level is to be Gold Seal certified. Excellence in construction is what drives the Gold Seal Certification program. This commitment to quality is why over 10,000 construction management professionals choose to be Gold Seal certified. It’s a great way to showcase their industry experience, training, and knowledge. Earning the GSC credentials isn’t simply about answering a few questions. The credentials represent a combination of skills, education, training, and experience as a Project Manager, Superintendent, Safety Coordinator, Estimator, or as a Foreman. As it takes at least five years of experience in any of those designations to write the exam, GSC-certified professionals are recognized and respected as leaders that are able to meet the rigorous challenges of the industry head-on. When project manager and estimator Kris Ross, GSC, noticed a job posting that highlighted Gold Seal Certification as an asset, he knew it was something he needed. “Getting my Gold Seal Certification solidified the knowledge I’ve gained and displays that I meet the industry standard for quality and excellence,” he said. “If you’re working in the construction industry and would like a designation to pursue, the Gold Seal Certification is the one worth taking.”

Who benefits from Gold Seal Certification? Even if Gold Seal Certification is taken on by the individual, the benefits of their certification spreads across the team and their project.


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Any team with Gold Seal-certified members is stronger, explains project manager and estimator Walter Schroeder, GSC. “Clients like to see that bidding companies have the Gold Seal behind them, it creates trust and enhances a company’s credibility,” he says. “When I see someone with a Gold Seal I know they put in that hard work and you know that they've got that experience and knowledge behind them.”

Gold Seal is not just for individuals Savvy companies get further involved through programs such as becoming a Gold Seal Employer or registering their project as an official Gold Seal Project. Gold Seal Employers earn credibility by showcasing their team as Gold Seal-certified construction management professionals. This demonstrates their commitment to maintaining a high standard in their work. Registering a Gold Seal Project can also bring exposure to your operation and demonstrate the impressive projects teams can take on with Gold Seal credentials.

How do you get Gold Seal certified? The first step towards Gold Seal Certification is to apply. The application ensures you meet the levels of training, education, and experience needed to write the Gold Seal Certification exam. If applicants don’t quite meet the required combination of experience and training, they can register as a Gold Seal Intern. Interns work toward getting the training and experience needed to become certified. Once the application to write the exam is approved, the applicant can then move to the next step and write the exam to earn their GSC. For more information about Gold Seal Certification, visit www. To apply, visit ◆

Gold Seal certified Allingham, Brett – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Boston, Shannan – Construction Safety Coordinator

Cook, Bevan – Superintendent, General

Ambrozy, Andrew – Project Manager, General

Bourassa, Mike – Construction Safety Coordinator

Corcoran, Dave R. J. – Project Manager, General

Ansell, Timothy O. – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Bouwmeester, Cornelis J. – Superintendent, General

Corke, George – Project Manager, General

Arnold, Jeff – Project Manager, General

Brace, Martin – Project Manager, General

Cousins, Stephen Ward – Estimator, General, Project Manager

Ashley, Douglas – Project Manager, General

Bradford, Paul – Estimator, General, Superintendent

Cox, Sari – Project Manager, Mechanical

Ashmore, Charlie – Superintendent, General

Bridge, Jody Dennis – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Crashley, Dwayne – Superintendent, General

Austin, Jamie – Superintendent, Specialty trade

Brooks, Steven – Construction Safety Coordinator

Crawford, Doug R. – Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager

Avery, Terry – Superintendent, General

Brown, Terry – Project Manager, General

Crookes, David – Superintendent, Mechanical

Balfour, John F. – Project Manager, Mechanical

Brydon, Scot M. – Project Manager, General

Cruickshank, Greg – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Balfour, Kevin – Estimator, Roadbuilding

Bucknell, Charles H. – Superintendent, Mechanical, Project Manager

Cumming, Thomas A. – Project Manager, General

Barker, Chrisopher – Superintendent, General Barnes, Glenn – Project Manager, General Barry, Joseph – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Barry, Tim – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Becker, Rocky C. – Project Manager, Insulation

Burleigh, Jason Paul – Construction Safety Coordinator Butler, Stephen M. – Superintendent, Door/Wind/Glaze Callahan, Doug – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Carels, Shawn – Superintendent, General

Curtis, Joshua – Superintendent, General Contracting Curtis, Norman – Superintendent, General Contracting Cuzzocrea, Joseph – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Dalgleish, Robert Ian – Project Manager, General

Caul, Gerald B. – Project Manager, Electrical

Dalgleish, S.B. (Sinc) – Estimator, General, Project Manager

Cesnik, Joze – Superintendent, General

Darche, Simon L. – Superintendent, General

Chernoff, Nick Peter – Project Manager, Concrete

Darling, Don – Owner's Construction Manager

Chester, Wayne Douglas – Superintendent, Electrical

Davies, Leslie – Project Manager, Mechanical

Chevalier, Darren Brent – Project Manager, General

Davies, Robert H. – Project Manager, Mechanical

Christensen, Roy A. – Owner's Construction Manager

Davy, Ken – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Blewett, Victor R. – Superintendent, General

Christman, Ron – Superintendent, Mechanical

de Rooy, Ken – Project Manager, Struct. Steel

Blonarowitz, Collin John – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Church, Lloyd Cameron – Superintendent, General

DeCol, Guiseppe – Superintendent, General

Bonderud, Chris – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Clark, David – Project Manager, Electrical

Descheneau, John Robert – Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager

Bossert, Theodore W. – Estimator, General, Project Manager

Comeau, Philippe Leonard – Superintendent, Sheet Metal

Dibella, Mario Joseph – Project Manager, Electrical

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

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Gold Seal certified DiPasquale, Dennis – Estimator, General

Fretz, Daniel – Estimator, General, Superintendent

Hayashi, Brian Paul – Project Manager, General

Dool, Walter F. – Project Manager, General

Froess, Bob C. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Hayes, David L. – Superintendent, General

Dorssers, Dan – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Galbraith, Adam – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Hayter, Marvin C. – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Douglas, Scott W. – Estimator, Roadbuilding

Galigan, Philip A. – Superintendent, General

Hayter, Scott Myles – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Downward, Peter John – Estimator, General, Project Manager

Gawne, Larry – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Head, James – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Duncan, Graeme A. – Superintendent, General

Gervais, Janot – Project Manager, General

Healey, Bruce – Superintendent, General

Dutil, Richard J. – Estimator, Electrical

Gilowski, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Heigers, Jacobus Johannes D. – Project Manager, General

Eisele, Anton – Project Manager, General

Ginter, Ron W. – Estimator, General

Helmer, Maximilian Kasi – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Elliot, T. Alistair M. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Glave, Ron – Construction Safety Coordinator

Henderson, Justin W.C – Project Manager, Mechanical

Eng, Kenneth R. – Project Manager, General

Gorman, Terrance – Superintendent, General

Ernewein, Gordon – Superintendent, General

Hett, Jordan – Superintendent, Electrical

Gothe, Ronald – Project Manager, General

Hickling, John Thomas – Owner's Construction Manager

Goulet, Garth – Superintendent, General

Hildebrandt, Kenneth A. – Estimator, General

Govett, Greg – Project Manager, General

Hoiland, Bill – Owner's Construction Manager

Graham, Cherienne – Construction Safety Coordinator

Horak, Todd – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Graham, Gwen – Project Manager, General

Hornung, Doug – Superintendent, General

Graham, Robert – Project Manager, General

Horochuk, Daniel – Owner's Construction Manager

Greenall, John – Project Manager, General

Horsfield, Scott C. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Gulak, Brian Charles – Superintendent, General

Hrabchuk, Chris – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Gutsche, Steven A. – Project Manager, General

Hrabchuk, David Andrew – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Haggkvist, Don – Superintendent, General

Hrabchuk, Larry – Superintendent, General

Hall, Robert Scott – Owner's Construction Manager

Huolt, William Scott – Superintendent, General

Fournier, Mike – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Hansum, Julia Reluca – Project Manager, General

Hutton, Glenn Allan – Project Manager, General

Foxon, Richard – Project Manager, General

Hardwicke, Wayne – Estimator, General, Project Manager

Imthorn, Kevin John – Project Manager, General

Franzen, Rick – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Harnett, Randy Terry Marvin – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Jackson, Beau – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Fraser, Clement – Superintendent, Sheet Metal

Harrison, Brian Edward – Project Manager, Sheet Metal

Jackson, Steve W.J. – Owner's Construction Manager

Freeman, Geoffrey Bernard – Superintendent, Mechanical

Hartskamp, Dean – Superintendent, General

Jahanbiglary, Kourosh – Superintendent, Specialty Trade

Falladown, Tom – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Fallowfield, Ron – Superintendent, General Feller, D'Arcy – Superintendent, Mechanical Finnson, Richard – Superintendent, General Fischer, Bryan – Superintendent, General Contracting Fish, Dale – Project Manager, General Flamand, Oscar – Project Manager, General Folkerts, Stephen – Project Manager, General Contracting Fontaine, David – Project Manager, Mechanical Forsyth, James R. – Superintendent, General, Project Manager


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James, Michael – Superintendent, General

Larsen, Helmuth – Superintendent, General

McCafferty, Shaun – Superintendent, General

Jensen, Hans Kristian – Estimator, Masonry, Superintendent

Laursen, Karl A. – Estimator, General, Project Manager

McElroy, Kenneth Wayne – Project Manager, Mechanical

Jepsen, Bryan Paul – Project Manager, General

Leacock, Randy – Project Manager, General

McEwan, Gary – Project Manager, General

Johansen, Martin – Owner's Construction Manager

Lechkun, David – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

McGrath, Alvin Keith – Estimator, General

Johnson, Warren Dale – Superintendent, General

Lee, Robert K. T. – Superintendent, General

McLellan, Ken – Superintendent, General

Johnson, Wade – Superintendent, General Contracting

Lewis, Alun Christopher – Superintendent, General

McWilliams, Bob – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Jones, Kyle – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Liddicoat, Robert W. – Project Manager, General

Medlicott, Dorian – Project Manager, General

Kabotoff, Lionel – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Lindsay, Graeme I. – Project Manager, General

Meiner, Herb – Project Manager, General

Keith, Douglas Brian – Project Manager, General

Lipinski, Rick – Construction Safety Coordinator

Melissen, Mark R. – Project Manager, General

Kenyon, Doug – Estimator, General

Little, George E. – Project Manager, Electrical

Menu, Felix – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Kenyon, Larry – Project Manager, General

Long, Philip Charles – Estimator, General

Menzies, Brian J. – Project Manager, General

Kenyon, Matthew – Project Manager, General

Lowenstein, Keith – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Michael, Johncox – Project Manager, General

Kingsnorth, Steven J. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Lucas, Robert – Superintendent, Struct. Steel

Michel, Richard W. – Project Manager, General

Kinnee, Kim Ellis – Project Manager, Mechanical

Ludwig, Glenn – Superintendent, General

Miller, Andrew – Project Manager, Specialty Trade

Klotz, Shaun C. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Macbride, David – Project Manager, General

Milligan, John – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Koeck, Ernie – Project Manager, General

MacDonald, Thomas Robert – Project Manager, General

Millius, Mike – Superintendent, General Contracting

Kooyman, Cornelis – Estimator, Struct. Steel

MacLeod, Robert N. – Superintendent, Mechanical

Milsom, Stephen – Project Manager, General

Kostiuk, Andy – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Maddocks, James Barry – Project Manager, General

Moore, Christian – Superintendent, General

Krak, Allan – Project Manager, General

Madell, Andrew A – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Moore, Kenneth W. – Superintendent, General

Krogh, Tim – Project Manager, General

Maglio, Terry – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Morris, Cam – Project Manager, General

LaBar, Len – Superintendent, General

Mailey, John R. – Estimator, General

Morrison, James K. – Project Manager, General

Lacroix, Serge – Owner's Construction Manager

Maloney, Patrick – Superintendent, General

Mosher, Glenn – Superintendent, General

Laird, James E. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Mann, Jeff – Superintendent, General

Muir, AllanWayne – Construction Safety Coordinator

Lalonde, John Grant – Project Manager, Mechanical

Manson, Dave – Estimator, Electrical Contracting

Mummery, John – Superintendent, General

Langlois, Doris – Owner's Construction Manager

Marshall, Rupert William – Project Manager, General

Murphy, Kelly Francis – Superintendent, General

Langton, David G. – Estimator, Door/Wind/Glaze

Martens, Ryan – Superintendent, General Contracting

Murray, David – Construction Safety Coordinator

Lansing, Francis L. – Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Mason, Bernie – Superintendent, General

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Gold Seal certified Nadeau, Denis J. – Estimator, Sheet Metal

Pisio, Nick Anthony – Project Manager, Mechanical

Schuster, Don – Project Manager, General

Nagel, Gerry – Superintendent, General

Plumpton, James – Project Manager, Electrical

Selles, Eric Peter – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Neuman, David R. – Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Pohl, Bernd – Superintendent, General

Semeschuk, Bradley – Project Manager, General

Newbold, Daniel J. – Project Manager, Door/Wind/Glaze

Powers, John – Project Manager, Roofing

Seminoff, Mike – Superintendent, General

Newlands, Bill – Project Manager, Electrical

Quanson, Wayne Graham – Estimator, General

Setterstrom, Wayne M. – Superintendent, General

Newman, Robert N. – Superintendent, General

Racine, Jennifer – Project Manager, General

Shannon, Clifford – Superintendent, General

Nodes, Joe – Project Manager, General

Rae, Ken – Project Manager, Insulation

Shauer, Bobby – Superintendent, General

Norman, Brian – Superintendent, General

Raitt, Gregory R. – Estimator, Roadbuilding

Silversides, Dion – Project Manager, General

Nutley, Ian – Project Manager, General

Rasmussen, Gavin – Superintendent, General

Simpson, Brian J. – Project Manager, General

Nyirfa, Blaine – Superintendent, General

Reichert, Victor J. – Superintendent, Mechanical

Ouimet, George – Project Manager, Drywall

Simpson, Paul – Superintendent, Mechanical

Reid, Scott – Project Manager, General

Simson, Garry – Project Manager, General

Rendek, Terrence Antony – Project Manager, General

Skogman, Patrick – Project Manager, General

Reutlinger, Walter – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Small, Danny – Superintendent, General

Reznik, Ray J. – Estimator, General

Smith, Lara – Construction Safety Coordinator

Ridley, David B. – Project Manager, Mechanical

Smith, Roger – Project Manager, General

Rietman, Robert Michael – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Staples, Mike – Superintendent, Electrical

Robertson, Charles Richard Jame – Project Manager, Landscaping

Staysko, Dave – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Robertson, Paul S. – Superintendent, General

Stewart, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Pasitney, Gerald – Project Manager, Electrical

Robertson, Terry James – Superintendent, Mechanical

Strachan, Jim – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Pasitney, Troy – Project Manager, Electrical

Ross, Michael Rodger – Project Manager, Mechanical

Sulphur, Terry Kevin – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Pearson, Don – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Sanders, Mark – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Swain, Don P. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Pelletier, David G. – Project Manager, Mechanical

Sawatzky, David – Superintendent, General

Swaine, Bill – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Pelletier, Mark – Project Manager, Electrical

Sawchuk, Jason Jon – Superintendent, General

Switzer, Randy Allan – Estimator, Electrical

Penner, David – Owner's Construction Manager

Schlachter, Joseph Arthur – Project Manager, General

Taylor, Donald A. – Project Manager, Electrical

Perepolkin, Clifford W. – Project Manager, Mechanical

Schneuker, Greg – Superintendent, General

Ternier, Terry J. – Project Manager, General, Estimator

Petersen, Craig – Project Manager, General

Schoeman, Gregory Lee – Project Manager, General

Thistlethwaite, Erik Jon – Superintendent, General

Owen, Chris A. – Project Manager, Mechanical Owen, Richard – Project Manager, Mechanical Paige, Jason W. – Estimator, General Palik, Leonard Douglas – Project Manager, General Panopoulos, Brandon – Project Manager, General Papke, Bodo – Project Manager, General Parks, Gary J. – Estimator, Mechanical, Project Manager


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Thomas, Gareth – Project Manager, General

Wiltse, Harold Gordon – Estimator, Electrical, Project Manager

Young, Gary – Superintendent, General

Thor, Gilbert – Superintendent, General

Winterbach, Tyrone – Project Manager, Drywall

Zaitsoff, Barry Howard – Estimator, Electrical

Timmer, Earl Allan – Construction Safety Coordinator

Wittman, Craig A. – Project Manager, General

Zeeman, Andrew – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Van Der Werff, Kees – Project Manager, Roadbuilding Van Nice, Tyler – Superintendent, General Vandenpol, Robert – Superintendent, General Wagman, Tyler – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Walker, Bruce L. – Project Manager, General Waluga, Michael T. – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Warnaar, Cornelis – Project Manager, Struct. Steel Watt, Kevin – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Wyse, David G. – Project Manager, General

Zwaagstra, David – Superintendent, General

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Uitto, Peter – Superintendent, General

Zmudczynski, Adam – Owner's Construction Manager

Affordable Housing

Trudeau, Robert L. – Superintendent, General

Wynn, Scott – Construction Safety Coordinator

Planning Design-Build

Trozzo, Darren – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Zimmerman, Dominic J.R. – Project Manager, Mechanical, Superintendent


Tompkins, Rick – Superintendent, General

Wojtowicz, Danuta – Project Manager, General Contracting


Tobin, Jim – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Zima, Daniel – Superintendent, General

Wodinsky, Eugene Scott – Construction Safety Coordinator

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Timmers, John – Superintendent, General



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Gold Seal INTERNS Adkin, Patrick – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Collins, Dale – Project Manager, Electrical

Fowler, Josh – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Adkin, Patrick – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Collins, Nick – Project Manager, Electrical

Frame, Kelly – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Allingham, Brett – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Cooper, Chris – Superintendent, General

Fuhrmann, Mark – Estimator, General

Atkins, Bret – Superintendent , Roadbuilding

Crowe, David – Superintendent, General

Galbraith, Jonathan – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Austin, Jamie – Superintendent, Landscaping

Cruickshank, Bradley John – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Gedig, Jason – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Azama, Marshall – Estimator, General

Cruickshank, David – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Geis, Anne Marie – Estimator, Landscaping

Bachelder, Dave – Superintendent, General

Currie, David – Project Manager, General

Gibson, Thomas – Project Manager, General

Banks, Carly – Estimator, General

Dees, Joachim – Superintendent, General

Gobelle, Nigel – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Bateson, Tyler – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

DeVuyst, Ronald C. – Superintendent, General

Graham, Donald David – Owner's Construction Manager

Bay, Derek Joseph – Project Manager, Electrical

Dingwall, Andrew – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Gruber, Mark – Estimator, Roofing

Bennett, Jason – Superintendent, General

Donohoe, Michael – Project Manager, General

Gulayets, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Betts, Cameron – Project Manager, Electrical

Donohoe, Michael – Project Manager, General

Gurvin, Samantha – Construction Safety Coordinator

Boake, Thomas – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Dougherty, Ryan Luke – Superintendent, Utility/Power

Guttormsson, Carl – Superintendent, General

Boehr, Jason – Estimator, Roadbuilding

Dudgeon, Donald – Project Manager, General

Hackworthy, Regan Dale – Superintendent, Landscaping

Bolduc, Paul – Superintendent, General

Durocher, Adam – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Halas, Jennifer – Project Manager, General

Booth, Ryan – Project Manager, Specialty Trade

Dzinic, Dario – Construction Safety Coordinator

Hall, Tim – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Bourne, Paul – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Eising, Jason – Project Manager, General

Hamilton, Ryan – Project Manager, Electrical

Bouwmeester, Bradley – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Elliot, Denton – Project Manager, General

Handel, Brad G. – Project Manager, Electrical

Bouwmeester, Natasha – Project Manager, General

Enger, Eric – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Hanson, Ryan – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Brown, Aaron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Eppel, Gregory – Superintendent, General

Harries, Hu – Superintendent, Specialty Trade

Brown, Jason – Superintendent, General

Erb, Nick – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Henderson, Jason – Project Manager, Electrical

Buchner, Jeremy – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Fayant, Steven John – Superintendent, Mechanical

Heppner, Glenn – Superintendent, General

Cabreira, Arides A. – Project Manager, General

Ferguson, Grant – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Hilderbrant, Anthony Alan Victor – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Carvalho, Dimas – Project Manager, General

Finlayson, Scott – Superintendent , General

Hole, Jeremy – Superintendent, Mechanical

Chevalier, Darren Brent – Estimator, General

Ford, Greg – Project Manager, General

Howse, Mark – Superintendent, General


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Howse, Simon – Project Manager, General

Matthews, Ross Leonard – Superintendent, Electrical

Robertson, Charles R. – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Huser, Simon – Superintendent, General

McAreavy, Eugene – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Rode, Brent – Superintendent, General

Jackman, James – Superintendent, General

McCuaig, Nicholas – Estimator, General

Rodgers, Brad J. – Superintendent, General

Janzen, Kevin – Project Manager, Electrical

McNeil, Tom – Project Manager, General

Rookes, Tanya – Construction Safety Coordinator

Johnson, Wade – Superintendent, General

Meyer, Darryl – Superintendent, General

Rose, Jamie – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Johnstone, Tao – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Miller, Bill – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Ruppel, Kyle – Project Manager, General

Jolie, Steve A. – Project Manager, Fire Protection

Millius, Mike – Superintendent, General

Salekin, Grant – Superintendent, General

Kelly, Jessica – Project Manager, General

Mitchell, Joe – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Sanders, Duncan – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Kelly, Donald – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Montanari, Roberto – Estimator, Door/Wind/Glaze

Schneider, Tim J. – Superintendent, Electrical

Kieneker, Gary – Superintendent, General

Moulton, Jason – Project Manager, General

Schoeman, Gregory – Estimator, General

Koeck, Marcus – Superintendent, General

Mushka, Arthur – Superintendent, General

Scott, Andrew – Superintendent, General

Koteless, Andrew – Superintendent, General

Nagy, Chris – Superintendent, General

Semeschuk, Arden John – Superintendent, General

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

Newman, Robert N. – Project Manager, General

Semeschuk, Arden John – Superintendent, General

Nichols, Daniel – Project Manager, General

Seminoff, Shawn – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Nixon, Braden – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Shantz, Cody – Project Manager, General

Nuttall, Bryan Albert Allan – Superintendent, General

Shaw, Rebecca – Project Manager, General

Olsen, Marcus – Superintendent, General

Skerry, Stephen – Estimator, General

Parke, Stewart – Project Manager, General

Smith, Joshua Timothy – Superintendent, General

Patrick, Neil – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Smith, Roger – Project Manager, General

Pattison, Trevor – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Somerville, Jordan Timothy – Superintendent, General

Pearson, Wade R. – Superintendent, General

Stewart, Norman – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Pellizon, Loris – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Streifel, Stewart – Superintendent, General

Petersen, Ray – Superintendent, Electrical

Sullivan, Kelly – Superintendent, General

Pittendreigh, Larry – Superintendent, General

Symonds, Michael John – Project Manager, General

Pochay, Brad – Superintendent, General

Thompson, Geof – Estimator, Controls (Electrical/ Mechanical)

Laurisden, Darryl – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Le Bar, Len – Superintendent, General Lindsay, Matthew – Project Manager, General Little, Cal Douglas – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Loch, Peter – Superintendent, Concrete Formwork Lolli, Brandon – Project Manager, General Lorentz, Jeff – Estimator, Specialty Trade Lowe, Cliff – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Lund, KC – Project Manager, Struct. Steel Lutz, Cameron – Project Manager, Controls(Elec/Mech) MacDougall, Ron – Superintendent, Roadbuilding Macleod, John Douglas – superintendent, Roadbuilding Maloney, Christopher – Project Manager, General Martin, Nick – Superintendent, General

Potts, Ronald A. – Project Manager, Electrical Richards, J. Mark – Superintendent, General

Tice, Chris – Superintendent , General Tobin, Jacob – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

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Gold Seal interns Tower, Allen – Superintendent, Landscaping

Waddell, Tyler William – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Young, Bruce A. – Superintendent, General

Tuddenham, Hugh – Superintendent, General

Wagman, Tyler – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Yurkowski, Murray – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Van Nice, Tyler – Superintendent, General

Webster, Brook – Project Manager, Roadbuilding

Zoller, Victor – Superintendent, General

Vivian, Al – Superintendent, General

Wilson, Peter – Superintendent, General

Zwaagstra, Joshua – Project Manager, General

Voigt, Christopher – Superintendent, Roadbuilding

Yamaoka, Jarrett – Project Manager, Electrical

Vos, Marvin – Superintendent, General

Yamaoka, Keith – Project Manager, Electrical

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B.C. PST for real property contractors Understanding the impacts on you and your business By Heather Weber, CPA, CGA, MNP indirect tax leader


t has been over four years since the new B.C. PST was implemented. If there is one area that causes small businesses the most confusion, it would certainly be the PST rules for real property contractors on time and materials contracts. A real property contractor would be a person or company that supplies and installs tangible personal property to become real property. Some examples include framers, roofers, electrical contractors, drywall installers, etc. Repeatedly, we hear real property contractor clients tell us: “We called the consumer taxation branch when PST first came back, and they told us the rules are exactly the same as they were.”

Unfortunately, the new PST rules for real property contractors are not the same as the old PST rules. Let’s use an example of a roofing company to highlight how the rules differ. Here is a typical scenario: • Roofer quotes a supply-and-install roofing job for $20,000; $5,000 for the materials and $15,000 for labour. Under the old regime (prior to July 2010), this is how the roofer would account for PST: • Do not pay PST to the supplier on the $5,000 roofing materials. • Charge the customer $5,000 of roofing materials, plus $350 of PST.

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• Charge the customer $15,000 for labour, no PST. • Profit on the job is $15,000 ($20,000 total revenue, minus $5,000 paid for materials).

duction machinery exemption to relieve the contractor from the obligation to pay PST on materials. What happens if a contractor has not paid PST on the materials, but charged PST to his customer? The contractor is still liable to

Under the new regime (2013 onward), this is how the default rules* would look to the roofer: • Pay the supplier $5,000 for roofing materials, plus $350 of PST (total cost $5,350). • Charge the customer $20,000 for supply-and-install, no PST. • Profit on the job is $14,650 ($20,000 total revenue, minus $5,350 paid for materials). Under the old rules, the customer paid the $350 of PST on the materials. Under the new PST, the contractor pays the $350 of PST on the materials, which reduces the profit on the job. Even though the Province received the same amount of PST revenue, the new rules dictate that the PST needs to come out of the contractor’s pocket. The same rule applies if a contractor is providing services to real property for a manufacturer. A manufacturer cannot use their pro-

remit all the PST due on the materials, and the customer is entitled to a refund of PST paid in error. If you are a real property contractor and are uncertain about the PST implications to your business, please discuss your concerns with your indirect tax specialist. ◆ * Under very specific circumstances, it is possible for a contractor to buy materials exempt of PST and charge the customer the PST. This exception requires the contractor to enter into a specific type of written agreement with the customer. Based in Kelowna, Heather Weber is the indirect tax leader for MNP. Working closely with MNP’s Okanagan Real Estate and Construction Specialists, Weber helps customize tax minimization strategies for clients. She can be reached at 250-979-2575, or

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A look at equipment financing in Canada

The Canadian Finance & Leasing Association estimates that $200 million of asset-based financing occurs annually across the country, i.e. financing a specific piece of equipment, machinery, or commercial vehicle.


t’s been a busy time for the construction industry in the B.C. Interior. Projects abound across the residential, commercial-industrial, and public sectors means a steady growth period for skilled trade contractors. Information from the City of Kelowna Planning Department indicates a project pipeline of around $500 million. In some cases, contractors are booked ahead for two years or more. Many skilled trades are reliant on equipment, and are looking to bolster their equipment inventory in order to complete the work they have procured. What options are available to them in order to maximize cashflow and operational efficiency? Enter, the Canadian equipment finance industry. The Canadian Finance & Leasing Association estimates that $200 million of assetbased financing occurs annually across the country, i.e. financing a specific piece of equipment, machinery, or commercial vehicle. Asset-based financing is often referred to as ‘leasing’ as a blanket term. Most of the banks offer specialized leasing divisions to complement their traditional commercial-lending channel. The scale of this industry presents a lot of options and considerations for business owners. Do they acquire assets by way of capital lease, operating lease, or by a term loan through an equipment finance contract? How about a line of credit specifically for equipment that combines all these methods? What are the implications of each of these for their cashflow, financial statements, and tax planning? The full scope of these implications needs to be discussed with a professional accountant or business advisor. Here is some general information to guide decisions:

Equipment lines of credit Equipment lines offer the most flexibility and are becoming popular with business owners. Contractors with their work planned out over the coming years will have a good sense of what their capital expenditures are. Based on their cash-flow, a business can be approved with a revolving limit that meets their needs. The line can be drawn upon, paid down, and re-advanced without seeking further credit approval. You are able to avail under these lines by way of equipment finance contracts and capital/operating leases (discussed further below). These lines provide competitive rates, 100 per cent financing of new and used equipment, flexible terms, e.g. interest-only periods, financing in various currencies, and tailored payment schedules to match seasonal cash flow. For more information, contact your local commercial client relationship manager or leasing rep.

Equipment finance contracts (term loan) With traditional financing via an EFC, the business holds title to the asset, and the contract is secured against the asset with a specific ‘charge’. These assets are reflected on the balance sheet and income statement. The company claims the capital cost allowance (CCA) and the interest portion of the payment can be expensed and is tax deductible.

Capital/operating leases With a capital lease, the title to asset is held by the lessor (bank) and passes to the lessee (company) if the purchase option, which is set at the commencement of the lease, is exercised. Leases generally require no down payment as taxes are paid for by the bank and charged to the company interest-free over the term of the lease. Interest can be expensed through the company; however, the entire lease payment is tax deductible. Operating leases differ mostly because you are able to return the asset at the end of the term. From an accounting point of view, the asset and liability do not show on a company’s balance sheet, and like a capital lease, interest is expensed through the company and the entire payment is tax deductible. ◆


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Let’s build the next generation By Abigail Fulton, executive director, Construction Foundation of BC


kill shortages have been top of mind across multiple industry sectors for many years. Whether caused by local economies heating up or baby boomers winding down, the generally accepted conclusion is –we need more young people pursing a career in skilled trades and technologies. The Construction Foundation of BC, a registered Canadian charity, was formed by industry to respond to just such a challenge. Starting out with Project Shop Class, the charity raised money for shop class equipment in B.C.’s secondary schools. Following on that success, they initiated the Construction Ready program, designed to bring the trades experience to high school students and high school students to industry. Construction Ready is about strengthening the bridge between school and work through industry leadership, increased awareness of diverse career opportunities in the trades and technologies, and creating environments in and out of school that support young people to learn by doing. It is about preparing young people for employability; developing the right attitude, skills and knowledge – referred to as the industry ASK – to support their success on a worksite. Construction Ready has developed a collaboration of employers, schools, and community partners all working together to inspire and prepare the next generation of workers. Project Shop Class and Construction Ready laid the groundwork for continued activities and initiatives focused on youth employability. For example, getting a driver’s license and learning to be safe on a worksite are essential skills for young people interested in the trades. In response, the foundation has developed, with support from Worksafe BC, a LearnSafe program. LearnSafe facilitates industryled safety talks in schools across B.C. and will be providing free online safety awareness courses for high school students this fall. The foundation kicked off this program by providing over 300 grants for personal protective equipment to schools across B.C. For youth who need some extra support to get their driver’s licence, the foundation developed the SHIFT: From Care to Career, a program designed to help youth in, and from care, get driver training. In addition to programming and equipment grants, the foundation also supports a number of tuition grants and bursaries specific to apprenticeship and trades training. Industry representations in our schools is key to bringing a real-world message to youth. We are grateful for the tremendous support already received from industry in the SICA region, and welcome any new volunteers interested in participating with our initiatives and programs. If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us at 250-220-5861, or reach out to our local representative Dave Lovisa at The Construction Foundation, established in 2012, is a registered Canadian charity. We build community through engagement in charitable initiatives and a commitment to industry-focused education and research that benefits all British Columbians. We are building the next generation. ◆

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Technology and the contractor By Andrew Prior and Nathan MacDermott Nathan MacDermott.


he purpose of this article is to provide contractors with some insights as to how they can use technology to assist with the more effective and efficient legal management of their contracts. The traditional view towards contractual relationships, including those in the construction industry, has been that the only way to properly protect your interests is to document everything formally in writing. In practice, a contractor who is dealing with a lot of moving parts on a number of sites often feels overwhelmed by the paperwork, causing the contractor and its employees to give up on documenting matters or push documentation off to a later date. A lack of documentation can cause serious evidentiary problems if a dispute arises, while waiting to document items can lead to recording errors. Although a more formal, paper-driven process certainly has a

place in these relationships, the perception that this is the only way to work is no longer accurate. There are a number of ways that technology can be used to make life easier for the contractor without requiring it to invest significant sums of money in equipment or computer programs. DropBox or similar products can be used to allow easy document sharing, and provide confirmation of the timing of the delivery and review of those documents by owners, consultants, and subcontractors. Programs that provide for electronic signatures can also be an important tool in allowing documents to be easily reviewed and signed without the need for a hard copy to change hands. Even something as simple as read receipts that confirm when an email was reviewed can provide the information necessary for a contractor to proceed with work on a project. For larger

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projects, more sophisticated programs may be used to share and track information more effectively. It is important to have provisions in the contract to allow for the use of technology in the ways outlined above to avoid confusion or disputes once the project is underway. In addition, incorporating clauses that allow for the electronic delivery of contractual notices can increase efficiency. Deeming provisions can also be helpful in both keeping a project moving forward and ensuring that the contractor receives timely responses to important communications. These are terms that deem documents such as notices or change orders to be accepted a set number of days after delivery is confirmed if the owner or consultant has not disputed them. Although smaller projects may not necessitate explicit contractual terms in relation to technology, there are still many

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There are a number of ways that technology can be used to make life easier for the contractor without requiring it to invest significant sums of money in equipment or computer programs. ways in which these processes can create efficiencies. A prime example of this relates to site instructions, change orders, and change directives. The use of simple follow-up emails or text messages regarding discussions, changes, or instructions can go a long way to support your case if a dispute arises later on. Although it is generally best to have written confirmation from the other party in relation to these items, the courts have found that a timestamped text or email can be sufficient to confirm instructions or changes that are not contained in a signed document. These communications have even been seen as sufficient in cases where written agreement was explicitly required by the contract documents. It is therefore important to have these follow-up processes in place with all of your employees to make sure that at the very least, an electronic confirmation has been sent to the other party immediately after a discussion takes place. As an internal double-check, accounting or front office can even require that these communications be copied to them in order to process the change and to ensure appropriate follow up with formal documentation. These follow-up or confirmation communications can also serve a second purpose, as site discussions or phone calls can often leave the parties with different impressions as to what was truly agreed upon at the time. This correspondence can allow the parties to communicate their understanding of the discussion, and work out any items that may not have been clear at the time prior to undertaking any potential changes to the scope of work. Although there is no perfect system or solution, this is yet another way to potentially avoid or minimize future disputes between the parties.

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A tricky balancing act Keeping trades training firing during Selkirk College’s $22-million campus refresh

The newly refurbished Millwright/Machinist Program shop space on Nelson’s Silver King Campus. In order to complete the tricky renovation of the shop spaces, all the equipment needed to be moved out of the shop where it was set up in a temporary shop to keep the program running. Once the renovation was complete, the equipment was moved back and is now offering a modern environment for students and faculty.


ob Schwarzer holds Red Seal designation in three trades, and if juggling ever becomes a certifiable pursuit, the Selkirk College administrator can add that to his list of credentials. Located in the West Kootenay and Boundary region of British Columbia, Selkirk College has eight campuses in six communities. Nelson’s Silver King Campus first opened in 1964 as the BC Vocational School, and after more than 50 years of training the tradespeople who have helped build the economy of the province for more than five decades, the campus is currently in the end stages of an ambitious $22-million refresh. In his role of chair for the School of Industry & Trades Training, Schwarzer was pivotal 42

in ensuring the 400-plus students on the trades-focused campus continued to get the education and training required during the renovation. While construction crews worked around students and staff on the two main shop buildings, it was Schwarzer who juggled new intakes and ensured the campus remained accessible. “There was a lot of challenges,” says Schwarzer, whose own Red Seal training includes ironworker, metal fabricator, and welder. “There were a lot of deadlines that had to be met and having a background in the trades was definitely an advantage because I could understand the issues the contractors were dealing with, and that you need to be flexible.”

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Selkirk College offers 10 foundation and three apprenticeship programs in Carpentry, Electrical, Fine Woodworking, Heavy Mechanics, Metal Fabrication, Millwright/ Machinist, Plant Operator, and Welding. Properly equipped and accessible shops are essential for the 18 instructors who are tasked with helping students build the skills they need to succeed. Schwarzer moved into his administrative role after 12 years of teaching at Selkirk College. The planning for the Silver King Campus refresh started a month after he moved into the new position. “It was a good way to start, you get to learn all of the inner-workings of the programs and I certainly gained a better un-

derstanding as we were forced to shuffle programs around to make this project happen,” says Schwarzer, who taught welding and started the Metal Fabricator Program at Selkirk College. “It was an opportunity to learn the intricacies of each and every program we offer and what it takes to deliver those programs.” The project includes four phases: renovation of the North Trades and South Trades shops, a new-build Student Commons Building, and a new new-build Carpentry Building. The renovation to the shops was finished in January 2018, and the new building is slated for completion in late 2018. The major overhaul of the shop spaces began in December 2016 when the Welding Program and Plant Operator shops in the South Trades Building were shut down and the Millwright/Machinist Program was temporarily moved to the North Trades Building. The welding, plant operator, and millwright/machinist shops were completed in eight months, at which time renovation of the North Trades Building started for the Heavy Mechanics and Electrical programs. The Fine Woodworking Program shop in the South Trades Building did not require a renovation, and the new Carpentry Building shop opened in September 2018. At its peak, the renovation phase of the project had multiple contractors in all trades working full steam on the project. With hundreds of students on campus during the renovation, the college was buzzing during the height of the project. “I had a lot of conversations during that time and really understood some of the frustrations that both instructors and students had with the project going on,” Schwarzer says of the sometimes hectic scene that unfolded. “The success of the project was made possible by the dedication from instructors and maintenance staff who ensured the spaces were ready for the students so we could continue to provide quality education through the renovation. We all had to keep in mind where we were going to be at the end. It’s the same idea as renovating your kitchen,

Rob Schwarzer, Selkirk College chair of the School of Industry & Trades Training, stands in the state-of-theart Welding Program shop on Nelson’s Silver King Campus. The $22-million campus refresh included an ambitious renovation of the main shop spaces. Schwarzer was tasked with keeping programming running for more than 400 students and their 18 instructors.

you need to prepare yourself for the wrinkles because the end result is worth it. And after six months, you kind of forget about the hiccups along the way.” With all shop spaces now operating at full capacity, Schwarzer says Selkirk College has become an exciting destination for those wanting to break into the trades or advance their training. “It feels good to walk in there knowing that Selkirk College is now on the leading

edge with the new facility,” says Schwarzer. “Knowing that students can come here and get a fantastic education thanks to the instructors and now the facility that they work in, it makes any frustrations we had to get here worth it. The student experience has improved and the future is now very bright for this campus.” Find out more about the Selkirk College School of Industry & Trades Training at ◆

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Investing in Employees By BCCA Employee Benefits


s the essence and the success of an organization lies in its employees, ensuring their trust and well-being is essential. Employers focusing on attracting and keeping employees often look to an employee benefit plan to help achieve this. This is a good strategy, as according to the 2011 sanofi-aventis Healthcare Survey, 59 per cent of employees claim they would prefer an employee benefit plan over receiving $10,000. But often employers want to do more and there are simple ways to do that. “Investing in employees beyond employee benefits plans provides a culture where employees know they are valued and is a key factor in retention. And, there are some simple ways to do that,” says Arthur Chung, CEO, BCCA Employee Benefits. The following are 10 ideas, easily implemented, to provide a more comprehensive culture for employees.

Easy ways to reinforce value in employees 1. Annual and compensation reviews – Officevibe’s employee engagement survey1 records 65 per cent of their clients’ employees want more feedback. Done through formal or informal means, they can initiate wider conversations with employees. 2. Educational and personal development opportunities – working with employees to advance their skills can benefit employers in addressing skill gaps in the organization. 3. Support for walking/fitness initiatives or team sports – physical exercise plays an important role in our health, and supporting employees in improving or maintaining their fitness level can help to keep employees healthier, yet, not all know of what their workplace offers. The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey 20162 stipulates that out of the 33 per cent of plan members who provided

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Five small ways employees and individuals can impact their health 1. Get regular medical, dental, and vision check-ups. 2. Take charge of your medical health – know what tests you’ve had done or need and get them regularly; play an active role with your medical practitioners and health. Know where you stand with your cholesterol, blood pressure, and other important testing. 3. Take a walk – getting up a few times a day or after dinner, or taking the long route in the parking lot – small changes add up. 4. Practice mindfulness/being present – meditation and being present can reduce stress and increase productivity at home and at work. 5. Financial health can significantly increase stress – know your credit score and take steps, when needed, to have a financial check-up or make necessary changes. Find a professional to work with for your circumstances.

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such care, 20 per cent of employees were unaware of such programs. Comparatively, those who were unaware made up more of the dissatisfied employee group (26 per cent), than the satisfied employees (38 per cent). Communicate programs that are in place. 4. Develop a clear employee handbook for handling impairment, bullying, and harassment – protecting employees and the organization starts with clear guidelines on what is and isn’t tolerated and the relevant consequences. 5. Lunch and learn sessions - provide valuable information and promote health and wellness that is supported by the organization through manageable chunks. Suggested topics include information on getting enough sleep, financial wellness, or creating a will. 6. Promote a stigma-free environment for those suffering from mental health issues and have an EAP available for employees to access. Stress the importance of accessing any employee and family help program in place to help individuals navigate issues, as 50 per cent of plan members of The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey 20173 find intervention from an employer helpful. 7. Make getting routine vaccines easier – whether it is saving time or money, making it easy to receive routine vaccines helps to ensure employees stay healthy. 8. Where possible, flexibility in worktime – an easy and cost-free benefit appreciated by employees is the ability to manage their time. This might be flexibility around family commitments or work from home arrangements. This step towards a healthier work culture has only increased in The Sanofi Canada Healthcare Survey 20173 from 32 per cent to 44 per cent in more flexible working hours, this year alone. 9. Healthy foods, snacks at work – promoting healthier snack options reinforces an employer’s commitment to the health of their employees. 10. Group programs such as weight loss and smoking cessation – supporting employees to make big life changes allow employers to pave the road for more productivity and healthier lifestyles. ◆

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What a catch!

Best catch of the day! One of the members of the KBIA managed to catch the whole works: rod, reel, and net, complete with decomposing fish. Makes you wonder what happened to the original owner of the gear…


he beautiful Roche Lake Resort was again the site for our now secondannual Family Fishing Derby. This event, hosted through a joint partnership between the Southern Interior Construction Association (SICA) and CapriCMW Insurance, is quickly becoming a must attend for all SICA members. We are excited to announce that also for the second year in a row, we teamed up with

“Our family had an amazing time; the kids had a blast! Fish were caught, including my derbywinning fish! It was fantastic having a chance to interact with the people with disabilities who were fortunate enough to come to this event. They were all so happy. Very well-done event for a great cause, we can’t wait until next year.” - Stephanie Henderson, who was also the biggest fish winner (5 lbs. 3 oz.).


SICA hosts the second-annual

Members of the Kamloops Brain Injury Association (KBIA) arrive for a fun-filled day of fishing.

the BC Wildlife Federation’s Fishing Forever program. The idea of this program is to create a venue through which people with disabilities can learn, or continue, to fish and enjoy the outdoors. Not only did we donate the proceeds of the event to the Fishing Forever program, we were able to host 12 members of the Kamloops community that currently live with life-altering mental or physical disabilities. Attendance and support was great the second time around, as we nearly doubled the overall participation in comparison to the first derby. With participants of all

ages, this truly has become a great family event. We kicked off the sun-filled day with a breakfast of coffee and muffins at 8 a.m. At approximately 9 a.m., the fishing officially opened and the participants hit the lake. The BBQ lunch, sponsored by Jaxsen – Pacific Marine and Mechanical went off without a hitch, thanks in part to our incredible chefs, Morly and Romeo. After lunch, participants again hit the lake for their last chance to catch the big one! Around 3 p.m., everyone gathered to weighin the last of their fish and participate in the

“One of the participants involved in your September 2017 fishing event started moving forward positively in life. I believe that getting back to fishing at your event was a catalyst. This person’s self esteem has improved, and they are participating in support services with a goal of optimal wellness. The individual has made changes to housing, moving from substandard accommodation in a motel, to market housing in the community. The individual has been working with KBIA in getting basic fishing equipment for our Kamloops Brain Injury Fishing Inclusion Program, and like many individuals, finds fishing a healthy way to help manage mood and to live healthfully.” - Vicki Fochuck, Kamloops Brian Injury Association.

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Family Fishing Derby on May 26th, 2018

Morly Bishop of CapriCMW Insurance and Romeo Gerhardt of Leavitt Machinery teamed up to serve the BBQ lunch. Special thanks to Ferguson Equipment who donated the incredible BBQ smoker for our derby.

prize ceremony. We are pleased to say that everyone who attended left with a prize. Both SICA and CapriCMW couldn’t be happier with how the event turned out. In particular, it was the smiles on everyone’s faces and the impact that the day had on our friends with disabilities. Of course, none of this would have been possible

Stephanie Henderson, biggest fish winner (5 lbs. 3 oz.).

without the support of our incredibly generous sponsors. To wrap up, the second-annual Family Fishing Derby was a huge success. As special as it was however, we have big aspirations for next year and we need the support of the members to make this happen. See you next year! ◆

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The importance of welcoming diversity in construction trades By Gary Herman, Chief Executive Officer, Industry Training Authority (ITA)


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We are proud to say that in 2016/17, more than 2,200 Indigenous peoples and 3,600 women were registered in B.C.’s trades training programs. in our workforce that makes for stronger workforces, businesses and communities, allowing us to apply unique perspectives to projects, and leverage past experiences to achieve new solutions alongside employees who feel valued. We are proud to say that in 2016/17, more than 2,200 Indigenous peoples and 3,600 women were registered in B.C.’s trades training programs. However, there is still much room for improvement. The apprenticeship pathway is available to everyone in B.C., and it is imperative that we all work together—government, employers, and training providers alike—to provide opportunities for a diverse workforce that feels valued, respected, and at the end of the day, a successful contributor to B.C.’s growing economy. ◆

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New teaching and learning centre called the Commons to ease overcrowding at UBC Okanagan By Mark Halsall

Artist’s rendering of the Commons, a new teaching and learning centre at the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia. Image: Moriyama & Teshima Architects | MQN Architects.


he buildings comprising the Okanagan campus of the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Kelowna, B.C. were originally designed to serve 2,500 students, but in recent years enrolment has swelled to around 9,000. The school’s rapid growth has put a strain on facilities, but a new teaching and learning centre called the Commons that’s being built will help ease the pressure. The Commons is a $35-million facility aimed at addressing the school’s critical need for additional study and collaborative learning areas, as well as a large group lecture space. It’s being constructed as an addition to UBC Okanagan’s current library building and will also help alleviate a serious overcrowding problem. “In terms of having the space for informal learning on campus for students, 52

the library has really been the hub of that and it just wasn’t cutting it anymore in terms of size,” says Heather Berringer, UBC Okanagan’s chief librarian. “One of the main initial drivers of this was the students making a case that they absolutely needed to have more informal learning space on campus.” The students not only made a good case, but they backed it up with a pledge to help raise money for a new facility that would address their concerns. After extensive consultations and a successful student-led referendum, the Okanagan student body agreed to pay $10 million of the total project cost. Peter Newbury, director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning and senior advisor for learning initiatives, describes the new building as “very student-centric”. In

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addition to study spaces and numerous meeting rooms for both undergraduate and graduate students, there are flexible classrooms and laboratories that support digital media creation by students, as well as technology-enhanced programming. Among them are a visualization lab, which will facilitate high-resolution data modeling for research and teaching in advanced manufacturing processes and other fields, and a digital technology centre for video and audio production. In addition, the Commons has a vault containing a new special collections archive that will support research, teaching, and community linkages in the humanities. The new building, which will have an overall capacity of just under 1,200 people, also features a 400-seat class-






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The new building will have an overall capacity of just under 1,200 people. Photo: Sawchuk Developments Co. Ltd.


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room that’s substantially larger than the school’s other lecture halls and will help support the growth of high-demand programs on campus. Greg Perkins, the project manager of the design team for the Commons, says the new classroom has numerous unique design features; for instance, more than 20 per cent of the theatre is wheelchair accessible, and the rows are tiered in a such a way that students at the front of each row can turn around and easily interact with students right behind them. Construction on the 6,000-squaremetre facility started in late 2016 and is slated to wrap up by this fall. “It’s a very fast-paced project because they're really addressing a direct need,” Perkins says, adding that the demand for the kind of learning spaces offered by the Commons and its technology attributes “has just gone up and up and up.” Michael Beza, development manager with UBC Properties Trust, acknowledges it’s been a very tight timeline for the project. Despite that, he says, everything’s been tracking well for the construction budget, which is approximately $23 million. Perkins says good communication and excellent budget management by everyone involved in the construction project is one of the keys to its success. "The client has been incredibly involved. It's been a very engaged process,” says Perkins, adding that the project is an informal joint venture between his company, Moriyama & Teshima Architects in Toronto, and MQN Architects of Vernon, B.C. Sawchuk Developments Co. Inc. of Kelowna is the construction manager on the TLC project. The UBC Okanagan campus has two more major capital projects in the works: the Nechako — a new housing ‘commons’ that includes a 500-seat dining hall and 220 new student housing units along with a wide range of student services — and the Skeena, an additional 220-unit student residence. Both projects are in the detailed design stage. Construction is slated to begin this fall, with completion planned for the end of 2020. ◆

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Big ideas; Big opportunities for NVIT By Melanie Franner


Centre of Excellence in Sustainability at NVIT will provide innovative lab space, demonstrate solar and geo-exchange technologies, feature a new gymnasium, and house a state-of-the-art culinary kitchen. Photo courtesy of NVIT.

imes are changing at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology (NVIT) for students and staff alike. That’s because a recent $8.9 million+ investment will soon begin to pay off for the province’s sole Aboriginal public and post-secondary institution. Funding came from the Government of Canada ($6.9 million) and the province of B.C. ($2 million). Additionally, financial support for equipment and implementation included another $.474 million from the Province and an additional $.786 million from Western Economic Diversification. Around $150,000 of the project was self-funded. “This is the largest capital project we’ve ever undertaken,” states Ken Tourand, president and CEO, NVIT. “We see this as a tremendous opportunity to recruit students, as well as a tremendous opportunity for the community of Merritt.”

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At the heart of this capital project is the construction of a new 20,000-squarefoot facility. This Centre of Excellence in Sustainability will provide innovative lab space, demonstrate solar and geo-exchange technologies, feature a new gymnasium, and house a state-of-the-art culinary kitchen. It will also include the construction of a stand-alone greenhouse. The culinary arts program will be a new addition to the school’s offering, while the gymnasium and fitness centre will complement existing programs (such as law enforcement). And, while NVIT already offers an environmental resource program, the Centre of Excellence in Sustainability will raise the bar – and then some. “The new facility will incorporate quite a few special features,” explains Jan Coe-

tzee, senior project manager, Ledcor. “There will be a geothermal system, rooftop solar panels, a hydronic floor heating system, and a living lab.” Coetzee describes the lab as essentially a visible mechanical room that is walled behind glass. “All the mechanical piping is colour coded so the students can see the flow directions and whether things are hot or cold,” he says. The Centre of Excellence in Sustainability will also feature a dashboard that displays the different energy inputs and outputs of the building in real time. One of the more interesting aspects of the project, according to Coetzee, is the way it unfolded. Ledcor bid on and won the project, but the company then went through a four-stage bid process to ensure that it remained involved in the design of the various aspects of the building while construction continued. “We were probably three months in the construction project when the last stage was awarded,” says Coetzee. “The process worked very well because we were able to consult with our trades throughout the entire design process.” One of these trades is Western Roofing Master Roofers. The privately owned company (50+ years) was responsible for the construction of the entire building envelope (waterproofing, roofing, and all exterior wall assemblies and cladding). “We had a fairly large crew onsite during peak times,” says Mark Gruber, estimator and project manager, Western Roofing Master Roofers. “We probably had close to 15 guys onsite at one point.” Gruber describes the project as a bit complex in that it involves a mixture of finishing materials. “It uses two different types of metal cladding and wood siding,” he says. “So that took a bit of co-ordination.”


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tion of a moving solar roofing system that does double duty as a teaching tool. “We put in special racking and solar panels that can be used as part of a classroom exercise,” he explains. “The students will be able to unplug the panels and angle them differently to best catch the sun.” The special emphasis on solar energy may prove vital to the community. “There is a large solar initiative being implemented in the Upper Nicola Indian Band community, and the Lower Nicola Indian Band community already has a solar panel system in place,” states Tourand. “As a result, we’re going to be training students on the technology so that we have the expertise in the community.” Tourand also envisions the eventual creation of a one-year certificate program in clean energy. “Industry is moving to sustainable energy,” concludes Tourand. “We need to make sure we have people in place who can maintain and service that sector.” The official ground breaking for the Centre of Excellence in Sustainability took place in December 2016 and the official hand-over to NVIT took place in April 2018. Programs will be phased in over the next year, with the new culinary arts program most likely starting in September 2019. ◆

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All trades on site

The new Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College in Vernon By Tammy Schuster

Rendering of the $6.2 million Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus.


new $6.2 million Trades Training Centre at Okanagan College’s Vernon campus is bringing students together, opening doors to careers in the trades, and helping to meet growing regional and provincial demand for skilled tradespeople. In August, the completion of the new 13,450-square-foot Trades Training Centre meant more than 100 students previously training off-site in leased spaces were brought back on site and into a brand-new state-of-the art facility. The Vernon campus now has the ability to offer programs such as carpentry, electrical, plumbing and pipefitting, welding, women in trades, and Aboriginal trades training on site. “It opens up fantastic opportunities that we could not have done with our previous leased space,” says Steven Moores, dean of trades & apprenticeship at Okanagan College. “From August to December the new space will be full with plumbing, women in trades, and high school exploratory pro-

grams. And we expect to continue to keep it very full.” Overlooking Kalamalka Lake, the new Trades Training Centre will help to accommodate the demand for skilled trades people in the province by training approximately 150 students per year. The facility is comprised of three main shop spaces connected by large shop doors to allow programs to intermingle and collaborate on projects. The single-storey building also includes washrooms, change rooms, tool crib for tool storage, along with mechanical and electrical facilities. A flex shop, a feature area designated as shop space — equipped with portable work benches and necessary shop amenities — has the flexibility and architectural appeal to act as a gathering space for events and functions. Each shop is bright and well-lit with windows overlooking Kalamalka Lake and overhead shop doors to bring in equipment and allow for natural ventilation and light. “With this new facility, the college can

better serve the programs they currently have and expand their programming as enrollment increases,” says Mike Donohoe, project manager at Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. The main building is a pre-engineered steel structure, with sections of glue lam timber beams and columns. One of the college’s objectives was to adhere to the province’s Wood First Initiative, so contractors used as much locally-available wood as the design would permit while ensuring durability and safety. Built to LEED Gold standards, the facility includes solar photovoltaic panels to generate electricity for the building, along with high-efficiency and low-consumption electrical and plumbing systems. “We wanted to create the most functional building possible,” says Donohoe. He says each program lead had the opportunity to review designs and provide feedback. “We tried to take as much input as we could, even so far as projecting design drawings onto a whiteboard so the head SICA Construction Review • Fall 2018


The single-storey building is comprised of three main shop spaces connected by large shop doors to allow programs to intermingle and collaborate on projects.

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of each trade could confirm what requirements were needed and where. Having everyone in the same room at the same time gave us a better idea of how the space would be used in the end.” Donohoe says the majority of trades working on the project were local, including Christman Plumbing & Heating Ltd. and Houle Electric, and were proud to be constructing a building for future apprentices and journeymen. “The tradespeople on site were all excited to be involved in a project that was giving back to our industry,” says Donohoe. “From the trades, the design team, and the college’s representative, Faction Projects, the collaborative effort put in by all involved proved to be a key factor in delivering a project that is in keeping with the college’s community focus and continued growth.” The project is supported through the Federal Government’s Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, where the Province of B.C. is investing

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$2.9 million and the Government of Canada has provided $2.7 million. Community support is also playing a key role in the completion of the project. Last December, the Okanagan College Foundation kicked off a $1-million fundraising campaign for the project. “It’s been wonderful to see how the project has resonated with people in the community,” says Jane Lister, the college's regional dean for the North Okanagan. “We’ve had individuals, families, community organizations, and businesses of all sizes step up to invest in our campus and in the future of our students. It sends a very positive message to students, showing them that local employers see the value of the training offered and are eager to support their future workforce coming out of the college.” Despite being on time and on budget, the focus throughout construction was to deliver a state-of-the-art space that could be flexible in nature, customized to enable programs to operate safely and efficiently. It was also very important to bring students back to campus to enjoy a more rewarding on-campus experience with other students and to take advantage of all the amenities available to them. “The plumbing foundation program was the first program delivered in the new facility in August and students couldn’t wait to get in there,” says Moores. “We are extremely proud of it.” ◆

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An asset to the industry

Terry Brown receives the 2018 CCA Person of the Year Award By Shayna Wiwierski

Terry Brown celebrated his award with SICA on April 30, 2018 at Quails' Gate Estate Winery. From left to right: Sandra Brown, Terry Brown, and Jason Henderson.


f there is one person who deserves the highest recognition in the Canadian construction industry, it’s Terry Brown. Brown, who received the Canadian Construction Association (CCA) Person of the Year Award for 2018, has been a longtime member of the construction industry in both the city of Kelowna and across the country. Starting his career in 1983 as the very first employee at Greyback Construction, he retired from the company in 2009 to start his own consulting business, STBR Consulting Ltd. Serving as a mentor to his colleagues, he started with SICA in 1988 in Penticton and then worked on the SICA board in the ‘80s and early ‘90s. In the mid-1990s he became involved with the British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) and served as chair and on the executive for around eight years. In the late ‘90s, 62

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he got involved with the CCA at the national level and worked on a number of national committees through to 2012. “When you sit on one committee you gain a lot of knowledge from the others on the committee and then you get almost seconded onto other committees and volunteer organizations, or you are exposed to other areas of interest,” says Brown, who adds that the knowledge he picked up from these committees he in turn brought back to his employer. “For example, I sat on the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum for a number of years because that was of great interest to me.” Brown celebrated his award with SICA on April 30, 2018 at Quails' Gate Estate Winery with a group of 50 colleagues, friends, and board members. The CCA Person of the Year Award recognizes individuals who demonstrate the qualities of a leader and who

apply the highest standards and principles of the construction industry and business community. Brown’s contributions include the revision of BC Hydro’s contract documents, drafting and promoting some construction industry-related content in the Capital Asset Management Framework used to inform public owners on procurement policy, working with a group of industry professionals to write the BCCA whitepaper, “Fair and Transparent”, among many other things. “In a nutshell, everyone in the construction community figures he should be about 200 years old based on the volume of volunteer work that he’s done during his lifetime,” says Phil Long, SICA chair. “The CCA Person of the Year Award is about as high as you can get without getting the Order of Canada. It’s a lifetime achievement award in recognition of this volunteer service.” Bill Everitt, former COO of SICA who nominated Brown for the award, first met him when he was working for Greyback Construction, and then again when he was on the hiring committee for SICA filling the COO position. Everitt says that a review of his accolades will show you he is extremely professional and experienced, and has a ton of very strong support in terms of his clients and employers. “What not everyone sees is the amount of time he puts in mentoring and helping people. He was a big mentor to me when I started my role at SICA,” says Everitt. “He was always available to answer questions around contract language or contract disputes.” Currently Brown sits on SICA’s Standards & Practices Committee and the Deputy Minister’s Industry Infrastructure Forum (DMIF). In addition to that, he currently teaches the Construction Industry Ethics course, which was developed by the CCA, and teaches the project management portion of Construction 101. Jason Henderson, the current CEO of SICA, says that Brown’s knowledge of CCDC documents and contracts have been a huge resource for him when he is working to help members resolve contract disputes. “It’s huge that we have him in our region,” says Henderson. “He’s been a huge support to SICA and our members, but it goes across B.C. and Canada with the work that he has done. His work has been a benefit to our industry across Canada.” When Brown retired from Greyback, he started up STBR Consulting Ltd., which stands for “Soon To Be Retired”, something that SICA’s Phil Long doesn’t think will ever fully happen. Brown initially thought his work would be primarily with contractors, but he began working more for owners as an owners representative or advisor. Although his company name alludes to retirement, he doubts he will ever fully do so. “I am pulling back. I will continue to participate on some level with the associations and DMIF because it’s had such positive outcomes and it’s well worth the time and energy,” says Brown. As for his personal life, he has three daughters and five grandchildren. He and his wife moved into their retirement home last year, which overlooks the city of Kelowna… Just one step closer to STBR. ◆

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Programs support new workers in a growing industry By Roberta Sheng-Taylor, manager, Industry & Labour Services, Construction, WorkSafe BC


orkers new to the construction industry often face challenges and barriers not found in other professions. The learning curve for safety regulations can be daunting, as well as the challenges of the educational, physical, and technical demands. But with the right training, resources, and employer support, new workers can become proficient in their field, and successful leaders in the industry. For women seeking to train for a job in construction, there may be additional barriers such as single parenthood, the high cost of childcare, or working long days and weekends during the construction project. On the jobsite with other tradespeople

and contractors, they need to adapt and thrive in the company and site culture, to feel comfortable as part of the construction team. However, for some women, the work environment and culture may not be welcoming and inclusive. The Women in Trades Training (WITT) Program at Okanagan College, with journeyperson carpenter, Mary-Jaye Salmon and journeyperson cabinetmaker, Lindy Monahan — both WorkSafeBC prevention officers — supports women navigating what may be an unfamiliar career path. “For these students, working with mentors who’ve gone through similar challenges and have come through as leaders in their fields shows them that success

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Avalanche Mitigation Horizontal & Vertical Long Hole Drilling Drilling & Blasting

Black Mountain Irrigation District Kelowna | 250-765-5169

Rock & Soil Anchors Pressure Grouting

Border Holdings Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-427-3628


Borrow Enterprises Ltd. Clearwater | 250-674-3114

ACI Certified Shoring, Soldier Pile Walls

BPR Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-2763

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Bonaparte Indian Band Cache Creek | 250-457-9624

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Brekco Builders Corp. Lake Country | 778-480-4288 Brentwood Enterprises Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-1191

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

Cascade Aqua-Tech Kelowna | 250-868-1331

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

Corix Water Products LP (Vernon) Vernon | 250-545-8998

Castle Acoustics Ltd. Vernon | 250-545-3069

City of Penticton Penticton | 250-490-2555

Cortez Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-5950

Chapman Mechanical Ltd. Vernon | 250-545-9040

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

Corwest Builders Kelowna | 250-869-4960

Chapman Sand & Gravel Ltd. Vernon | 250-549-0561

City of Vernon Vernon | 250-550-3646

Cranbrook Flooring Ltd. Cranbrook | 250-426-8471

Brock White Canada (Steels) - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-765-9000

Childs Chanton Chartered Professional Accountants Castlegar | 250-365-7287

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

Cranbrook Interior Woodwork Limited Cranbrook | 250-426-8562

Bronag Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-868-3320

Chriscan Construction Kelowna | 250-712-1324

Civic Legal LLP Vancouver | 604-639-3639

CRE Green Consulting Ltd. Kelowna | 778-867-9073

Bry-Mac Mechanical Ltd. Vernon | 250-558-3975

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

College of The Rockies Cranbrook | 250-489-2751

Crowe MacKay LLP Kelowna | 250-763-5021

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

Chubb Edwards (Kelowna) Kelowna | 250-860-1026

Columbia Diesel - A Division of Weir Consolidated Ltd. Golden | 250-344-6647

Cruiser Contracting 14 Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-2839

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

City of Armstrong Armstrong | 250-546-3023

Combined Mechanical Contractors Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-6213

City of Castlegar Castlegar | 250-365-5979

Community Roofing Ltd. Vernon | 250-832-5770 Salmon Arm

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

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

City of Enderby Enderby | 250-838-7230

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

City of Fernie Fernie | 250-423-6817

Constructive Solutions For Business Vancouver | 604-878-8100

City of Grand Forks Grand Forks | 250-442-8266

Convoy Supply Ltd. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-9955

City of Greenwood Greenwood | 250-445-6644

Convoy Supply Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-317-9821

City of Kamloops Kamloops | 250-828-3450

Copcan Civil Ltd. Rossland | 250-470-7994

City of Kelowna Kelowna | 250-469-8463

Coral Environments Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-8626

City of Kimberley Kimberley | 250-427-5311

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

City of Merritt Merritt | 250-378-4224

Corix Water Products LP (Kamloops) Kamloops | 250-374-7909

City of Nelson Nelson | 250-352-8204

Corix Water Products LP (Kelowna) Kelowna | 250-765-8668

Britco LP Kelowna | 800-527-4862 Britech HVAC Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-4446 Brock White Canada (Steels) Kamloops | 250-374-3151

C & G Insulation 2003 Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-3303 Caliber Sport Systems Vernon | 1-855-718-9787 Callahan Property Group Ltd. Kelowna | 250-717-3000 Canadian Restaurant Supply Kelowna | 250-979-1442 CanAm Fire Protection Edmonton | 403-826-8110 CanCADD Imaging Solutions Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-3425 Capra Electric Vernon | 250-275-1267 CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. Kamloops Kamloops | 250-828-2135 CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-860-2426 CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd. - Vernon Vernon | 250-542-0291 Capservco Limited Partnership Kelowna | 250-712-6800

Carrier Enterprise Canada, LP Kelowna | 250-491-2665 Carver Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 778-753-3800 Casadio & Son Ready Mix Ltd. Kamloops | 778-471-6028

D & S Electric Ltd. Williams Lake | 250-392-1015 D & T Developments Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-2852 Dalgleish Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-8448 Danmar Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 250-819-7662 Dannburg Contract Floors Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-7337 Dawson Construction Ltd. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-3657 Decor 8 Painting (1990) Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-8718 Dependable Automatic Door & Gates Ltd. Kelowna | 250-878-1649 Derochie Painting Ltd. Lethbridge | 403-380-4248

Cardan Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-861-8823 Care Systems Services Ltd. Vernon | 250-558-5409

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

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CSL Masonry Ltd. Vernon | 250-558-0995

Desjardins Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-764-4076

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

Grayhawk Industries Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1531

DHC Communications Inc Nelson | 250-352-0861

Ever Clean Team West Kelowna | 250-899-0242

Greyback Construction Ltd. Penticton | 250-493-7972

Dig It Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-862-7738

EXL Engineering Inc. Kelowna | 250-809-5661

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

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

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

GRM Sealants & Coatings Inc. West Kelowna | 778-755-5810

DirtPro Excavating Inc. Kelowna | 250-317-7026

Extreme Excavating Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-5454

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

Discovery Glass & Aluminum Inc. Kelowna | 778-478-3575 Distinct Cribbing & Framing Inc. Vernon | District of Elkford Elkford | 250-865-4000


District of Lake Country Lake Country | 250-766-5650 District of Lillooet Lillooet | 250-256-7527 District of Sicamous Sicamous | 250-836-2477 District of Summerland Summerland | 250-494-6451 DJM Contracting Ltd. Rossland | 250-362-2151 DMC Fire Protection Ltd. Kamloops | 778-469-1273 Donald's Machine Works Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-5557 Driving Force Kelowna | 604-881-1756 x1756

F Faction Construction Kelowna | 250-980-4510 Falcon Railing & Superdeck Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-2248 Falcon Refrigeration & AC Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-769-8741

Elite Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-3546 Emco Corporation - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-851-2128 Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc. Kelowna Kelowna | 250-763-8232 Emry Formworks Calgary | 403-921-5595 ENCO Construction Ltd. Lake Country | 778-480-0036


Interior Health Kelowna | 250-870-5831 Interior Plumbing & Heating Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-3441 Interior Roofing (2011) Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-7985

J Jade Electric Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-2525

Hancon Constructors Ltd. Armstrong | 250-546-7006

Firesafe Sprinkler Systems Inc. Salmon Arm | 250-833-0994

Hanington Painting Inc. Kelowna | 250-215-3179

Flynn Canada Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-766-6070

Harris Rebar Kelowna | 250-766-0608

FortisBC Inc. Kelowna | 250-717-0809

Harrison Industrial Contracting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-1996

Johnson's Water Works Ltd. DBA Johnson Walsh Kamloops | 250-374-1822

Forward Law LLP Kamloops | 250-434-2333

Heimann & Sons Masonry Inc. Armstrong | 250-546-8633

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

Freeport Industries Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-707-3950

Heritage Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Nelson | 250-354-2066


Eecol Electric Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-0557


Integrated Fire Protection Ltd Kelowna | 250-765-3482

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E.H. Price Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-7226

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

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

Inland Technical Services Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-2767

Hall Excavating Kamloops | 250-573-2782

Fulton & Company Kamloops | 250-372-5542

Eckert Electric Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-8001

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

Inland Glass & Aluminum Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-7306

Fillmore Construction Management Inc. Edmonton | 780-430-0005

E Ecco Supply Adv Ecco Heating Products Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-6451

GTA Architecture Ltd. Kelowna | 250-979-1668

I Infracon Kamloops | 250-374-4551

Gabe's Painting & Decorating Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-4331 Gateway Mechanical Services - Kelowna Kelowna | 778-834-3944 Genelle Improvement District Genelle | 250-693-2362 Geometrik Manufacturing Inc. West Kelowna | 250-769-1500 Geotility Geothermal Installation Corp. Kelowna | 250-762-5776 Glass Canada Inc. Kelowna | 250-454-9923 Glen McKillop & Associates Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-2204 Global Payments Direct Vancouver | Graham Design Builders LP Kelowna | 250-765-6662

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Highmark Excavating Inc. Kelowna | 250-212-4204 Highstreet Ventures Inc. Kelowna | 778-484-5567 Hil-Tech Contracting Limited Trail | 250-364-0900 Home Building Centre Vernon | 250-545-5384 Horizon Electric Inc. Kelowna | 250-861-4777 Horizon North Manufacturing Inc. Kamloops | 250-828-2644 Houle Electric Limited Kamloops | 250-828-7939 Houle Electric Limited - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-765-9660 Howell Electric Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-5771 Hub International Barton Insurance Brokers Kamloops | 250-372-3155

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Canada Inc. Surrey | 604-583-9800 Jenkins Marzban Logan LLP (SICA) Vancouver | 604-895-3155 John Bachelder Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-862-6725

K K-Rod Steel, A Div. of Varsteel Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-5253 K&C's Construction & Renovations Ltd. Kamloops | 250-319-6104 Kaefer Integrated Services Ltd. Grande Prairie | 780-539-5367 Kal Tire Vernon | 250-542-2366 Kal West Contractors Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-2307 Kal-West Mechanical Systems Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-6610 Kamloops Indian Band Kamloops | 250-828-9840 KCW Construction Ltd. Vernon | 778-212-2240 Keldon Electric Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-861-4255 Keldon Electric Ltd. - Penticton Penticton | 250-493-7177 Kelowna Excavating Inc. Kelowna | 250-808-8090

Kelowna Lite Kast Kelowna | 250-491-8425 Kelowna Roofing (1984) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-4441 Kelsey Pipelines Ltd. Saskatoon | 1-855-385-6285 Kemp Concrete Products Kamloops | 250-374-1552 Kettle Valley Moulding & Millwork Kelowna | 250-765-1521 Kimberley Electric Ltd. Kimberley | 250-427-5115 Kimco Controls Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-2282 Knox Fire Protection Inc. Kelowna | 250-979-1616 Kodiak Drywall Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3033

Kon Kast Products (2005) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1423 Kone Inc. Kelowna | 778-436-8159 Kootenay A-Plus Systems Trail | 250-368-9253 Krueger Electrical Ltd. Kelowna | 250-860-3905


M & K Ready Mix Inc. Vernon | 250-545-7238 M. Weiss Masonry Inc. Kelowna | 250-762-7259 M3 Steel Structures Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-1074 Maddocks Construction Ltd. Armstrong | 250-546-9551 Madge Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1180 Maglio Building Center Nelson | 250-352-6661 Maloney Contractors Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-2395

Mills Basics Vancouver | 250-212-9667

OK Project Solutions Vernon | 250-878-5292

MJB Wall & Ceiling Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3464

Okanagan Audio Lab Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-1686

MNP LLP Kelowna | 250-763-8919

Okanagan College Kelowna | 250-762-5445

Modern Paint & Floors Kelowna | 250-860-2444

Okanagan Fire Protection Services Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0660

Modern PURAIR Kelowna | 250-765-6828

Okanagan Indian Band Vernon | 250-542-3444

Morrison Insulation Ltd. Castlegar | 250-365-5255

Okanagan Insulation Kelowna | 250-491-5818

MQN Architects Vernon | 250-542-1199

Okanagan Plumbing & Gas Fitting Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-765-4505


Okanagan Survey & Design Ltd. Kelowna | 250-861-5656

Manshield Construction Sherwood Park | 780-467-2601

N & H Contracting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-1323

Mantei Woodcraft Ltd. Calgary | 866-695-0028 (Toll Free)

Nagle Creative Carpets Ltd. - DBA United Floors Kamloops | 250-374-1223

Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd. (SICA) Kelowna | 250-765-8892 Marson Mechanical Ltd. Chase | 250-319-0359 Martech Electrical Systems Ltd. Castlegar | 250-365-2115 Marvelous Ideas Contracting Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-258-8728 Matovich Enterprises Cawston | 250-499-1743

Olympic Roofing Ltd. Port Coquitlam | 604-690-8654


National Concrete Accessories - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-717-1616

P236 Enterprises Ltd. DBA Advantage Insulation Kamloops | 250-374-0774

Nielsen Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Penticton | 250-492-3916

Pacific West Systems Supply Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-7008

Nixon Wenger LLP Vernon | 250-542-5353

Parke Pacific Projects Ltd. Kelowna` | 778-753-7360

Nor-Val Equipment Rentals Ltd. Vernon | 250-503-0933

Partnership BC Victoria | 250-475-4903

Norsteel Building Systems Ltd. Kelowna | 250-769-3846

Pashco Blasting Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-3633

North Town Drywall Ltd. Kelowna | 250-808-1965

Paulson Fire & Flood Cranbrook | 250-426-3283

Northbridge Insurance Vancouver | 604-891-6625

Pavilion Fire Protection Ltd. Kelowna | 778-581-3450

Laing Roofing Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-3866

McGregor & Thompson Hardware Kelowna | 250-860-6282

Latina Landscapes & Maintenance Kamloops | 250-372-0994

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

Leavitt Machinery - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-852-6754

Mercury Steel Ltd. Calgary | 800-661-1613

Leavitt Machinery - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-762-8480

Mertion Excavating Ltd. Vernon | 250-542-9394

OK Builders Supplies Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-3622

Ledcor Construction Limited Kelowna | 250-491-2991

MGC Contractors Ltd. Kelowna | 250-448-8810

Lennox Industries Canada Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-573-3390

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

OK Excavating, A Div. of Green Leaf Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-4902


PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-868-8394 Penticton Indian Band Penticton | 250-493-0048 PeopleReady Kamloops | 250-376-9116

Littco Enterprises Ltd. Drywall and Insulation Kelowna | 250-765-6444 Little Shuswap Lake Indian Band Chase | 250-679-3203 Loomis Kelowna | 250-470-4618 Lortap Enterprises Ltd. Revelstoke | 250-769-9460 Lynx Brand Fence Products (2004) Inc. Kelowna | 250-765-1468

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Kolibab Mechanical Saskatoon | 306-249-1049


Performax Painting Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-870-6662

Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. Kelowna | 778-738-1700

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

Splatsin Enderby | 250-838-6496

Petrocom Construction Ltd. Edmonton | 780-481-5181

Red Deer Piling Inc. Red Deer County | 403-347-3220

School District #08 Board of Education Nelson | 250-354-4871

SRM Concrete Summerland | 250-494-9889

Phil Long Construction Services Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-215-5811

Redline Contracting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-861-9496

School District #10 Arrow Lakes Nakusp | 250-265-3638

STBR Consulting Ltd. Kelowna | 250-979-8260

Pihl Law Corporation Kelowna | 250-762-5434

Refrigerative Supply Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-3114

School District #22 Vernon Vernon | 250-549-9210

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

Plainsman Companies Kamloops | 250-372-1544

Regional District of Central Kootenay Nelson | 250-352-6665

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

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

Plan B Contractors Inc. Kelowna | 250-717-8234

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

School District #53 Oliver | 250-498-3481

Strathcona Mechanical Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-3879

Powder Ventures Excavating Ltd. Sun Peaks | 250-851-1021

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

School District #58 Nicola-Similkameen Merritt | 250-315-1113

Structurlam Products LP Penticton | 250-492-8912

Power Paving Ltd. Cranbrook | 1-888-670-0066

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

School District #67 Okanagan Skaha Penticton | 250-770-7700

Stuart Olson Inc. Richmond | 778-214-0219

School District #73 Kamloops/Thompson Kamloops | 250-851-4420

Sun Valley Painting & Decorating Corp. Kamloops | 250-372-0027

Revelstoke Summit Construction Revelstoke | 819-421-2124

School District #83 North Okanagan Shuswap Salmon Arm | 250-832-9415

Sunco Drywall Ltd. Kelowna | 250-807-2270

Rip N Terra Kaleden | 250-487-9771

School of Trades and Technology (TRU) Kamloops | 250-828-5207

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

Scotia Commercial Banking and Roynat Kelowna | 250-215-5783

Rivermist Excavating Ltd. Kamloops | 778-471-6441

Scuka Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0136

Robinson Masonry Ltd. Kamloops | 250-377-1758

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

Rock Welding Ltd. Summerland | 250-462-1578

Selkirk College - Castlegar Castlegar | 250-365-7292

Rockhard Excavating Lake Country | 250-212-5156

Selkirk College - Grand Forks Grand Forks | 250-442-2704 X 24221

Rolling Mix Concrete (B.C.) Ltd. Prince George | 250-563-9213

Shanahan's Ltd. Partnership - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-765-5255

Qualicon Services Inc. West Kelowna | 778-738-2525

Rosevalley Resources, a Division of 0176992 BC Ltd. West Kelowna | 250-280-1119

Sherwin Williams Kelowna | 250-317-1306

Quantus Electric Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-1400

Rov Consulting Inc. Kelowna | 250-860-0412


Power Vac Kelowna | 250-765-3036 Powermax Contracting Ltd. Penticton | 250-276-8560 Powertrend Electric Penticton | 250-809-1767 Prime Quality Construction Inc. Coldstream | 780-271-4702 Pro Crete Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-2350 Pro Western Mechanical Ltd. Saskatoon | 306-979-9500 Progressive Waste Solutions Kelowna | 250-765-0565 Pronto Enterprises Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-9644 Proto-Type Acoustic & Electric Kelowna | 877-933-4252


R R & L Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0330

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

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


Sierra Landscaping Ltd. Winfield | 250-766-2312

Systematic Mill Installations Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-0028

T T.A. Rendek & Associates Ltd. Creston | 250-428-9445 Tamarack Centre (Pellex Holdings Ltd.) Cranbrook | 250-426-2231 Taylor & Son's Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-0045 Team Construction Management (1981) Ltd. Kelowna | 250-868-8326 Team Foundation Systems Ltd. Kelowna | 250-868-8325 Terracom Systems Ltd. West Kelowna | 778-755-5808 TGC Consulting Ltd. Winfield | 250-766-4110

Silverado Industries Inc. Cranbrook | 778-517-4575

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

SiteOne Landscape Supply Kelowna | 250-763-0037

The Tunneling Company Kamloops | 250-573-7814

R355 Enterprises Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-9860

Sage Environmental Consulting Ltd. Vernon | 250-307-7364

SK Form & Finish Inc. Kelowna | 250-491-7535

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

Radec Group Inc. Penticton | 250-492-0069

Sandale Utility Products Surrey | 604-882-2080

Source Electrical Services West Kelowna | 778-738-1680

Thompson Nicola Regional District Kamloops | 250-377-8673

Radian Mechanical Inc. Kelowna | 250-861-4636

Sandpiper Developments Ltd. Kelowna | 250-763-0521

Southgate Electric Ltd. Kamloops | 250-828-2206

Thompson Rivers University Kamloops | 250-828-5110

Rambow Mechanical Ltd. Kelowna | 250-762-8999

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

Southwest Glass Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-5303

Thompson Rivers University - Barriere Barriere | 250-672-9875

Ramco Floor & Tile Kelowna | 250-860-2277

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

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

Thompson Rivers University - Clearwater Clearwater | 250-674-3530


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Thompson Valley Painting Contractors Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-9923 Thompson Valley Roofing Kamloops | 250-851-5269 Thor Protective Coatings Inc. Kelowna | 250-808-8151 TKI Construction Ltd. Kelowna | 250-491-1130

Upcountry Integrated Design + Construction Kamloops | 250-371-3033

VVI Construction Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-861-5768


Urban Systems Ltd. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-8311

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

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

Urban Systems Ltd. - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-762-2517

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

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

Top 40 Woodworks Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-9002

Van-Kel Irrigation, A Div. Emco Corporation Kelowna | 250-807-3401

Total Plumbing & Heating Kelowna | 855-454-4546

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

Town of Osoyoos Osoyoos | 250-495-6191

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

Trail Roofing Ltd. Trail | 250-364-2900

Vernon Paving Ltd. Vernon | 250-546-3163

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

Village of Lumby Lumby | 250-547-2171

Trane - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-862-4660

Village of Nakusp Nakusp | 250-265-3689

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

Vision Painting Ltd. Kamloops | 778-471-4745

Tri-Wik Fire Protection Inc. Kelowna | 250-868-2311

VVI Construction Ltd. (Vic Van Isle) Revelstoke Revelstoke | 250-837-2919

Wesco Distribution Canada Inc. - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-2112 West Edge Engineering Ltd. Kamloops | 250-374-5433

Westland Insurance Group Ltd. Vernon | 250-545-6565 Westway Plumbing & Heating (2011) Inc. Kamloops | 250-372-1277 Westwood Electric Vernon | 250-542-5481 Wilco Contractors Northwest Inc. Edmonton | 780-447-1199

West Equipment Rentals Penticton | 250-769-7606

Wildstone Construction & Engineering Ltd. Penticton | 250-493-3947

West Kootenay Mechanical 2001 Ltd. Trail | 250-364-1541 West-End Building Control Grand Forks | 604-838-7888

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

Westbank First Nation West Kelowna | 250-769-4999

Winn Rentals Kelowna | 250-491-1991

Westburne Electric - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-860-4988

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

Westburne Electric Supply (BC) - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-1331 Western Noise Control (2015) Ltd. Edmonton | 1-800-661-7241


Tomtar Roofing & Sheet Metal Ltd. Kelowna | 250-765-8122

Triggs Engineering Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-3687

Western Roofing Master Roofers Cranbrook Cranbrook | 250-426-0156

Z Zap Welding Nelson | 250-352-6978

True Construction Ltd. Kamloops | 250-573-4631 True Consulting - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-828-0881 Turn-Key Controls Ltd. Vernon | 250-549-4701 TVE Industrial Services Ltd. Kamloops | 250-377-3533


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

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

U UBC Okanagan Kelowna | 250-807-8000 Underhill Geomatics Ltd. Kamloops | 250-372-8835 United Landscapes Kelowna | 250-860-3753 United Rentals - Kamloops Kamloops | 250-374-8818 United Rentals - Kelowna Kelowna | 250-491-0062 University of British Columbia - Okanagan Campus Kelowna | 250-807-8613

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Locally owned and operated since 1975

910 McCurdy Road, Kelowna, BC Toll Free: 1-800-228-5702



The SICA voice is changing the construction community and helping your business grow through tendering, networking events, discounts, training courses and more.



Access to BidCentral & answers to your bidding questions.

Your advocate for fair, transparent & open construction practices.



Cost-effective and results-orientated safety consulting with our on staff NCSO.

Networking Events to make new industry connections.


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Great discounts on items your business uses everyday.

OSSA Safety Training, Leadership Seminars & Management Courses.



Comprehensive, affordable and cost-effective employee benefits program.

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SICA: Construction Review Fall 2018  

- SICA's ouwn Terry Brown receives prestigious award - New Trades Training Centres at campuses accros the interior - Getting young people ex...

SICA: Construction Review Fall 2018  

- SICA's ouwn Terry Brown receives prestigious award - New Trades Training Centres at campuses accros the interior - Getting young people ex...