Construction

May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph

Secrets and Lives With Kyle Velikovsky

White Wolf Homes custom home builder talks business and life

  • Jun 28, 2021

 

In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)

B.C.’s relaxed hardhat rules aim to include more turban-wearing workers on job sites

WorkSafeBC change ‘will allow more Sikhs to come to work without having to compromise religious beliefs’

 

Lumber is shown in the back of a van in this recent image provided by the Saskatoon Police Service. The skyrocketing prices for lumber is fuelling a trend that has authorities across the country warning builders to keep their guard up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Saskatoon Police Service-Const. Derek Chesney *MANDATORY CREDIT*

‘It is a gold mine:’ Builders warned of rising lumber thefts across Canada

Many North American mills curtailed production temporarily earlier in 2020 because of COVID lockdowns

 

Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)

Inflation up 2.2% in March but figures reflect declines during pandemic

Monthly inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February

Inflation rose 2.2 per cent in March 2021 compared to March 2020, according to Statistics Canada. Month-to-month inflation rose 1.1 per cent in March over February. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang)
Charlotte and Travis Erdely

Life and style with Charlotte Erdeley

Custom home building as a team with husband Travis

  • Feb 1, 2021
Charlotte and Travis Erdely
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
Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe
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

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

B.C. government focused on mass timber industry to meet CleanBC goals

Mass timber lauded for sustainability, jobs potential

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