Construction

Hwy. 4 was shut down in both directions for 10 hours on March 23 as a rock bluff was blasted as part of Kennedy Hill’s ongoing construction. Commuters can expect five more 10 hour closures on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 28. (Photo courtesy of Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

Five 10-hour Pacific Rim highway closures planned in the next 6 weeks

Closures needed for rock blasting as part of the Kennedy Hill Safety Improvement project.

 

Construction Month

April is Construction Month in BC

Let’s thank the skilled tradespeople who helped keep our economy going during COVID-19

  • Mar 29, 2021

 

Recommendation made in a draft report on Nanaimo’s building permit approvals process, could shorten permit approval wait times. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo explores ways to fast-track building permit applications

City councillors support recommendations from building permit review

 

Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award in 2020. This year’s nomination deadline is March 31. (Tourism Tofino photo)

Building awards will recognize some of Vancouver Island’s best construction projects

VIREB Commercial Building Awards asking for nominations

Tourism Tofino’s Cox Bay visitor centre won VIREB’s Best Institutional Building and Judges Choice award in 2020. This year’s nomination deadline is March 31. (Tourism Tofino photo)
Nanaimo Yacht Club used a crane to lift six new boat sheds from its parking lot and into the water to take their places in the club’s marina Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

New boat sheds hoisted into the water at Nanaimo Yacht Club

Shelters for boats, constructed in Nanaimo Yacht Club parking lot, moved by crane Monday

Nanaimo Yacht Club used a crane to lift six new boat sheds from its parking lot and into the water to take their places in the club’s marina Monday. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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
The speed limit on Highway 1 at the McKenzie Interchange increased from 60 to 80 km/h on Jan. 29 at 7 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)

Construction zone speed limits removed from Greater Victoria’s McKenzie Interchange

Trans-Canada Highway speed limit restored to 80 km/h at site of $96 million highway improvement

The speed limit on Highway 1 at the McKenzie Interchange increased from 60 to 80 km/h on Jan. 29 at 7 a.m. (Black Press Media file photo)
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
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
Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Former Island mayor retools priorities with construction project

Fresh air a benefit and satisfaction results from building eight-unit housing complex in Chemainus

Jon Lefebure went back to construction after losing the 2018 mayor’s post in North Cowichan to work on the Cottages On Willow. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

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

Adam Corneil sparked the attention of all six Dragons’ Den judges after pitching his deconstruction business. (Screenshot from Dragon’s Den Oct. 29, 2020 episode)
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)
Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning at home construction sites in north Nanaimo, noted a VIU press release. (Vancouver Island University photo)

Learning outside the classroom suits VIU’s carpentry program just fine

Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning

Vancouver Island University has partnered with KSG Consulting Ltd. to provide hands-on learning at home construction sites in north Nanaimo, noted a VIU press release. (Vancouver Island University 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)

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)
City council has given the green light to go ahead with building Nanaimo’s new Fire Station No. 1 at a cost of $20 million. (S2 Architecture)

Cost to build new Nanaimo Fire Station No. 1 jumps $3 million

Potential effects of pandemic on labour and supply chain blamed for project budget hike

City council has given the green light to go ahead with building Nanaimo’s new Fire Station No. 1 at a cost of $20 million. (S2 Architecture)
A City of Nanaimo image showing planned upgrades along Bowen Road. ( City of Nanaimo image)

Infrastructure upgrades about to get underway on Bowen Road

Nighttime road work to start next Monday, June 8, between old Island Highway and Labieux Road

A City of Nanaimo image showing planned upgrades along Bowen Road. ( City of Nanaimo image)
April is Construction Month in BC

April is Construction Month in BC

And it’s more important than ever to recognize the hard work of this essential workforce

  • Apr 6, 2020
April is Construction Month in BC
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 City of Nanaimo image showing planned upgrades along Bowen Road. (City of Nanaimo image)

City planning work that will upgrade Bowen Road but cause disruptions

City of Nanaimo wants water main, road replacement project completed by year’s end

  • Mar 9, 2020
A City of Nanaimo image showing planned upgrades along Bowen Road. (City of Nanaimo image)
Time to celebrate the BEST of the Island’s residential building projects!

Time to celebrate the BEST of the Island’s residential building projects!

Entries are open for Vancouver Island’s Building Excellence Awards

  • Feb 17, 2020
Time to celebrate the BEST of the Island’s residential building projects!