February 21, 2018

How The Construction Industry Is Saving The Environment

Most of us are in agreement that the environment is in trouble. Modern life is putting a huge strain on the planet and if we want to stop it, we need to change the way that we operate. One of the biggest contributors to environmental problems is the construction of new buildings. Buildings account for the around forty percent of the world’s energy … [Read more...]

The Construction Boom is Running Out of Steam

The construction industry across numerous countries is beginning to show signs that it’s running out of steam. For the last decade, the industry has seen a boom. The latest stats released this month though are very worrying. Growth has slowed considerably, and although it’s not yet in reverse, the signs aren’t good for the future of the … [Read more...]

Wind sends construction debris flying in Vancouver

Police say no one was hurt after debris blew off of a downtown highrise project and onto the street below at about 6:00 Wednesday night.  Vancouver Police had to close Davie Street between Bidwell and Denman after construction material including glass blew onto the street.  Police at the scene said the glass landed on some cars but … [Read more...]

Worker seriously hurt on Richmond construction site

An accident at a Ricmond construction site has left a worker fighting for his life. Megan Johnston with Worksafe BC explains what she knows of what happened this afternoon at the River Green condo development site on River Road. "Preliminary reports were that glass panels were being unloaded when one slipped and struck the worker and I … [Read more...]

BCTF and BCPSEA bargaining process under construction

The BC Teachers Federation and the BC Public School Employers Association say they are working on a new deal to change the bargaining process.  Neither group would go on the record with details other than to confirm each will take the framework to their members next weekend for a vote.  Meanwhile BCTF President Susan Lambert says she is … [Read more...]

Construction crane gets wet falling from seawall

Work to connect the seawall around the Vancouver Convention Centre has been stopped after an excavator slid into Coal Harbour.  Craig Lehto with the Convention Centre says there was a worker inside when the excavator ended up in the harbour Wednesday afternoon.  Lehto says no one was hurt in the incident and Worksafe BC is now … [Read more...]

Flagger hit by car in Delta construction zone

A flagger in Delta was hit by a car on Centre Street and River Road Sunday evening. Delta Police Sgt. Sharlene Brooks says alcohol was a factor. She says the flag person is expected to be okay. "She was transported to hospital, treated and released.  The driver of the vehicle remained on scene and was taken into custody by police." The vehicle … [Read more...]

Trial starts Monday for man accused of hitting a road construction flagger

The trial of a man charged in connection with the 2010 death of a flagger will be underway Monday. Thor Shay is facing a charge of driving without due care and attention. Flagger and father of two, Don Cain was working on Lougheed Highway in Mission on July 15th, 2010 when he was hit and dragged. “Well, we're going to go and support Deborah … [Read more...]

Construction materials stolen in Richmond

Richmond RCMP want the public to contact them with any information about a theft of construction material from a gated compound. They say the material -- known as "launching girder" in the industry is usually used to make bridges -- and it was taken sometime between July 1st and September 4th at the compound on Van Horne Way and Great Canadian … [Read more...]

One dead, another injured after Burnaby construction accident

One man is dead, another is in hospital after a concrete retaining wall collapsed on them this morning in north Burnaby. Worksafe BC's Megan Johnston says the two were laying pipe in a trench at the time. It's not clear why the wall gave way. "Investigators are looking into this incident.  The employer was  J. Cote & Son … [Read more...]