Building Links 2013, Issue #15

April 17, 2013

Editor’s Note

We have the first quarter statistics for 2013 in this issue, and the good news is that construction values are up 50% in Campbell River, for a total of $14.8 million. All of the other communities, including Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the Comox Valley Regional District have experienced declines. See Page 2 of this issue for the details.

The North Island Hospitals Project is moving forward. The following three proponents have been selected to move forward to the Request for Proposal Stage: Arbutus Healthcare Partners. Plenary Health and Tandem Health Partners. VIHA expects to award the contract in early 2014.

The next session of City’s free building and development forum will be held today, Wednesday, April 17 at noon at the Rivercorp boardroom at Enterprise Centre beside City Hall. This one-hour lunch ’n’ learn session is for local builders and developers and will focus on the City’s building permit system. Reserve a spot by calling the Land Use Services at 250-286-5725.

Building Links 20th Year Anniversary Celebration

Building Links Subscribers are invited to join us to celebrate our 20th Anniversary on Thursday, May 30  from 4-6 pm in the Silver Room at the Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay. Appetizers will be served. This exclusive event is free for Building Links subscribers, but you please pre-register, as we want to know that you are coming. We look forward to celebrating this special milestone with all of you. To RSVP, go to

Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) Hosts Tom Sparrow, Project Manager of the North Island Hospital Projects in Nanaimo on May 2nd

VICA will host Tom Sparrow, Chief Project Officer of the North Island Hospitals Project at a special event in Nanaimo on May 2. Tom will be talking with the construction industry about the two new hospitals, and how Vancouver Island companies can get involved.   In late May, two Business to Business (B2B) Speed Dating sessions will be held (the dates to be announced). One will be in Courtenay and the other in Campbell River. There, you’ll have the chance to present yourself and your company in the best possible light to teams from the groups hoping to win the North Island Hospitals Project contract.  The presentation will take place on May 2, from 4 to 6 pm at the VICA office in Nanaimo, located at #5 – 1850 Northfield Road and it is free to attend.