Island Construction Leaders Reconvene at the Capital Project Delivery Forum
The second annual Capital Project Delivery Forum held Wednesday April 20 in Nanaimo was a sold-out success. More than 180 members of the Vancouver Island construction community met to continue building a stronger construction sector and to increase dialogue between the owners, consultants, and contractors.
Attendees at this year’s event included owners and consultants from the municipal, university, school, and health (MUSH) sector, engineers, architects, general and trade contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, and other supporting members of the construction industry. The diversity and range led to a productive forum with lively discussion.
The 2016 keynote was Kevin Richter, Assistant Deputy Minister from the BC Ministry of Transportation. Richter discussed infrastructure and the upcoming boost in investment from the federal government. Richter’s presentation highlighted that federal funding in British Columbia would likely go towards green infrastructure initiatives, transit and transportation, and social infrastructure. Richter’s keynote highlighted the optimism moving forward with the incoming federal investment.
The Capital Project Delivery Forum is a nationally recognized and award-winning forum. It is supported by VICA, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), and Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC-BC).
The Vancouver Island Construction Association represents more than 500 construction-related businesses on Vancouver Island. As one of Canada’s oldest not-for-profit constructions associations, VICA has served the construction community since 1912. It is dedicated to providing support and services crucial to contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and the purchasers of construction services throughout Vancouver Island from its Victoria and Nanaimo offices. In March 2016, the Canadian Construction Association recognized VICA for its efforts in supporting the construction industry with the 2015 Award of Excellence.
For more information contact:
Greg Baynton, Chief Executive Officer
Vancouver Island Construction Association