Construction

Charlotte and Travis Erdely

Life and style with Charlotte Erdeley

Custom home building as a team with husband Travis

  • Feb 1, 2021

 

Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe

Life and style interview with Ed Geric

A passion for family, community and development projects

  • Jan 13, 2021

 

Nick Westeringh of Westbow Group was named one of the top 40 Under 40 of Canadian Construction. (Westbow)

Two Chilliwack names on the 40 Under 40 top performers of Canadian Construction

Nick Westeringh, CEO of Westbow Group, and Chris Veenstra, of Metric Civil Contractors, were named

 

A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Government stimulus spending could help the construction industry find its footing next year

A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston
Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A map provided by the City of Chilliwack suggests detours around Five Corners construction.

Lane closure on Young Road in Chilliwack as Five Corners construction continues

The city will be asking motorists to detour around a section of Young Road in downtown Chilliwack

A map provided by the City of Chilliwack suggests detours around Five Corners construction.
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Crews pour millions of pounds of concrete for a 44,000 square foot foundation at the Skynest development on Vedder and Watson roads on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

VIDEO: Millions of pounds of concrete poured for luxury condo in Chilliwack

The single concrete slab is more than an acre in size and will be the foundation for two buildings

Crews pour millions of pounds of concrete for a 44,000 square foot foundation at the Skynest development on Vedder and Watson roads on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)
Wellington Avenue should re-open to traffic on April 24. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)

Rain delayed completion of downtown Chilliwack road upgrade

Wellington Avenue however should be open to traffic by the end of the day Friday, April 24

Wellington Avenue should re-open to traffic on April 24. (Paul Henderson/ The Progress file)
At home with Dan Sartori

At home with Dan Sartori

Custom home builder talks career, Nanoose Bay and the Vancouver Island Symphony

  • Mar 11, 2020
At home with Dan Sartori
A total of eight street trees are coming out at Five Corners for the intersection upgrade. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Chilliwack Progress)

Street trees marked for removal at Five Corners in downtown Chilliwack

Mature trees coming out during the intersection upgrade but they will be replaced threefold

A total of eight street trees are coming out at Five Corners for the intersection upgrade. (Jennifer Feinberg/The Chilliwack Progress)
FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)

B.C. government policies ‘threaten’ construction industry, contractor survey suggests

ICBA survey found 53 per cent of contractors think government is on wrong track

FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)
Construction on an apartment complex continues at the Algra Bros. redevelopment near the Five Corners intersection on Jan. 27, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)

Five Corners Intersection project to start in downtown Chilliwack this spring

A traffic signal, streetlights, water main, new curb/sidewalk, and 3,000 sq.m. of paving are coming

Construction on an apartment complex continues at the Algra Bros. redevelopment near the Five Corners intersection on Jan. 27, 2019. (Jennifer Feinberg/ The Progress)
Building inspiration comes from literary heroes

Building inspiration comes from literary heroes

Erik Larsen’s personal mandate directs his construction business

  • Oct 16, 2019
Building inspiration comes from literary heroes
Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force

Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force

Villamar boss combines a strong work ethic with an inner calm to get things done

  • Sep 3, 2019
Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force
A new campaign put forward by the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners work to decrease worksite harassment by saying “don’t be a tool.” (Screenshot)

B.C. anti-harassment campaign says ‘Don’t be a tool’

In honour of BC Construction Month, a new campaign addresses worksite harassment

A new campaign put forward by the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners work to decrease worksite harassment by saying “don’t be a tool.” (Screenshot)
Tile-up building at the Bailey Landfill in Chilliwack after a worker fell to his death from the roof in February 2017. (File)

Worker who fell to his death at Chilliwack job site wasn’t wearing fall protection

WorkSafeBC report found employer did not provide training, a safety plan or proper supervision

Tile-up building at the Bailey Landfill in Chilliwack after a worker fell to his death from the roof in February 2017. (File)