Building Links 2013, Issue #6

February 13, 2013

Editor’s Note

The $1 billion John Hart generating station replacement project near Campbell River has been approved by the British Columbia Utilities Commission. The next step is obtaining legislative approval of a parks boundary adjustment and then choosing a preferred proponent to design and build the project.

A building permit in the amount of $700,000 has been issued for renovation at Georgia Park Elementary School in Campbell River. Work consists of removal of the existing stucco and the installation of a new stucco cladding system as well as other miscellaneous items.

Westview Veterinary Hospital is planning to expand their existing commercial building on Joyce Avenue in Powell River. A development permit application has been submitted and the applicant proposes to repair and improve the building, adding additional reception, office and clinical care space.

Free Info Session – BC Building Code Changes

All property owners, contractors and developers applying for building permits will be doing so under the new code, which came into effect on Dec. 20, 2012. To learn more, attend a free information session, hosted by the Comox Valley Regional District, on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 3:30 to 6:30pm in the Comox Valley Regional District Boardroom at 550B Comox Road, Courtenay.

Space is limited, so anyone interested in attending is requested to RSVP to Sylvia Stephens:

 Phone: 250.334.6043 by Monday, Feb. 25

Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) Hosts Meeting in Courtenay on Feb. 21

Sarah Clark, P.Eng, President and CEO of Partnerships BC will offer updates on upcoming government capital projects as well as insights into how trades and suppliers might access business resulting from the two new P3 hospital projects.

Also in attendance will be VICA’s CEO, Greg Baynton and the new Education Manager, Marie Savage, LEED AP. Both will bring us updates on what’s new in the industry and how VICA is responding to it.  A buffet lunch is included. Please contact the Nanaimo VICA office to register in advance of the meeting.

Phone: 250.758.1841 (Nanaimo)
 When: Feb. 21, 2013, 12 – 1:30 pm
 Where: The Westerly (Best Western) Beaufort Room
, 1590 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC