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BCCR Summer Social @MadLab

Celebrate summer with the BCCR at one of Vancouver’s true Micro Distilleries, Mad Lab Distilling (www.madlabdistilling.com). Mad Lab Distilling is a Craft Distillery that offers Hand Crafted Vodka, Gin, Whisky, Raki (Turkish Anise Drink) and the only alcoholic Kombucha in Canada. It is a multiple award-winning micro distillery, with a focus on carefully crafted, and artfully developed spirits. Using locally grown grain, and very hands on techniques, Mad Laboratory products will wow you and leave you wanting more. Mad Laboratory began to be realized early 2013. The owners scrounged and borrowed, re-purposed and rebuilt the equipment needed to set up the basics. With a tremendous amount of support from friends and family a logo and label were designed, a still was built, fermentation tanks installed, fire suppression upgraded, the locations drainage and ventilation upgraded, plans drawn, re-drawn, and re-drawn again.

The Mad Lab still was built from donated tanks and put together by a talented welder in the configuration that would produce the finest end product. Direct-fire pot still, with a thumper and shotgun condenser, allowing it to produce a smooth spirit, with the ability to retain flavours that it wanted to remain in the finished product. The flame from the still provides a toasty, almost caramel like finish, making Mad Laboratory spirits a rich and wonderful experience. All this brought Mad Lab to where it is today, producing a fantastic spirit, something it is proud of, and hope to continue on long into the future.

Each guest registration will include two tickets for cocktails prepared using Mad Lab products. There will be a tour and information session about the distilling process. Mad Lab products can also be purchased at special prices for BCCR guests.

There will also be finger food and a cash bar for beer and wine.

When:
Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 – 10:00 pm

Where:
119 – 618 East Kent St. South Vancouver (close to Marine Dr and Fraser St)
Parking is on site.

Cost:
Members: $45
Guests: $45

Space is limited due to the small size of the distillery so don’t delay – register now.

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NAIT Centre for Construction Innovation

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a polytechnic and applied sciences institute in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. NAIT provides careers programs in applied research, technical training, applied education, and learning designed to meet the demands of Alberta’s technical and knowledge-based industries. This session will feature Ryan Leskiw, Director of Research Integration at NAIT who will talk about the new Centre for Construction Innovation (CCI) that will be anchored in NAIT’s recently completed 190,000 square feet Productivity and Innovation Centre – one of North America’s largest innovation spaces – and a 160 acre outdoor “sandbox” for testing, prefabrication, full scale mock-ups and more.

The Centre is envisaged as the Western Canadian construction industry’s gateway to the future. From AI-powered building technologies to industrial robotics, the opportunities for innovation in construction are limitless. Working with partner companies and organisations  Ryan will discuss how the Centre will collaborate with the best in engineering, science and business in Canada and around the world to transform original ideas into practical applications.

When:
Thursday, June 20, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings St Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

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Thank you to our event sponsor

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Campus Construction at UBC, SFU, BCIT

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A panel of three representatives will talk about upcoming construction projects on three campuses in the Lower Mainland – the University of British Columbia (UBC), Simon Fraser University (SFU) and the British Columbia Institute for Technology (BCIT).

Topics will include:

•          Capital plans for the coming years

•          Major projects and their timelines

•          Consultant selection process

•          Tendering and Contractor selection process

•          Issues encountered during the project implementation process

Speakers Include:
Gerald Gongos, Sr. Project Manager, Campus Planning & Development, SFU
Ian Kerr, Director, Project Services, BCIT
Aaron Mogerman, Director, Project Services, UBC

When:
Thursday, May 16, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am
Please note this session will start at 7:45 am.

Where:
Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings St Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

THIS SESSION IS SOLD OUT

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YVR’s Expansion Plans

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The Vancouver International Airport is developing into a major International Hub Airport and has experienced rapid growth during the past five years. The Airport Authority recently completed a new 20 year Master Plan and a new 20 year Financial and Capital Plan named Flight Plan 2037 that details the projects the Airport will require to respond to the continuing growth in air traffic. The presentation will provide an overview of Flight Plan 2037 and an update on the progress on the projects that are already underway at YVR.

Don Ehrenholz, Vice President, Engineering, oversees long-term planning of the Airport and implementation of YVR’s capital program including Terminal expansion, Airside construction and infrastructure upgrades. He joined the Airport Authority in 1994 as Manager Engineering Projects, held the role of Director, Engineering Projects for many years and also served as Vice President, Airport Operations and Engineering during his 25 years at YVR.

When:
Thursday, April 18, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings St Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

This session is generously sponsored by:

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Annual General Meeting

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The Board of Directors of the BC Construction Roundtable is pleased to announce that Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum will give the keynote address at the 2019 Annual General Meeting

Doug McCallum was elected to his fourth term as Mayor of Surrey on October 20, 2018. Throughout the course of three previous mayoral terms from 1996 to 2005, Mayor McCallum provided leadership to the region through his service on the GVRD TransLink Committee. He succeeded in keeping property taxes low for Surrey residents and left the city in a solid financial position with a $300 million dollar surplus and no debt.

One of his first decisions with Council in 2018 was to cancel the Surrey Newton Guildford LRT project and to begin work on extending the existing SkyTrain network in Surrey from King George Station to Langley City. Council also unanimously approved a motion to create a Surrey Police Department and serve notice to the federal and provincial governments that the City of Surrey would terminate its contract with the RCMP municipal police service. A third key priority is to pause rapid expansion while creating smart development guidelines to ensure infrastructure keeps up with growth. Mayor McCallum’s substantive history of service to the City speaks to his determination and drive to achieve meaningful results for Surrey residents.

When:
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 11:45 – 1:30 pm

Where:  
Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St. Vancouver

Cost:   
BCCR Members:     $75
Non-Members:        $95

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Vancouver House: An Architectural Tour de Force

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Vancouver House’s form is a result of its circumstances: a trisected site, existing infrastructure, and concerns for neighbouring buildings and parks. City regulations were applied to the site and hidden opportunities uncovered through analyzing current urban conditions. The sculptural silhouette is not the result of formal excess, but rather the outcome of design and real estate optimization. The building appears different because it performs and responds differently.

The building’s shape necessitates a unique structural system. It will be the first project in Vancouver to employ vertical post-tensioning and a robust walking-column system. Stepped columns merge as they move towards the base of the building. Each offset column induces lateral thrusts into the horizontal, post-tensioned slabs at each floor, which in turn transfer this load to the core and to vertically post-tensioned shear walls.

The project targets both LEED Platinum and LEED Certification for Neighborhood Development. Each façade uses high-performance, triple-glazed insulating units and all balconies are fully insulated at the top, bottom and slab edges. The envelope is designed to provide a 60-40 glazing-to-solid ratio. Join BCCR members for a tour of the building led structural engineers with Glotman Simpson, the structural engineers on the project.

This is a unique opportunity to visit the building before it is occupied. Please note this is a BCCR Members Only event. No substitutes and you must register.

When:
Friday, February 22, 2019

Tours:
2:30 – 3:30 pm
3:30 – 4:30 pm

Meeting Place:
Howe and Pacific

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CleanBC: Good for the Economy?

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The Government of British Columbia has released its CleanBC plan aimed at reducing climate pollution, while creating more jobs and economic opportunities for people, businesses and communities.

In unveiling the CleanBC plan, Premier Horgan said his government has put priority on:

  • reducing climate pollution by shifting homes, vehicles, industry and business off burning fossil fuels and toward greater use of clean B.C. electricity and other renewable energies;
  • boosting energy-efficient solutions, like zero-emission vehicles and home heat pumps, by making them more affordable and available for British Columbians; and
  • becoming a destination for new investment and industry looking to meet the growing global demand for low-carbon products, services and pollution-reducing technologies.

Our speaker, Neil Dobson, is the Executive Director of Clean Growth at the Climate Action Secretariat with responsibility for the industrial Reporting and Control branch, the economics and analysis team and the CleanBC Program for industry. Neil and his team were heavily involved in the development of CleanBC. Neil has an Economics and Business Management degree, and started his career in the finance industry before following his passion into sport, and working for the next 10 years at a sports marketing and sponsorship management agency. In 2010, having noticed more and more big brands and sports franchises were looking for social and environmental angles to their marketing platforms, he founded Sow Consulting to help these organizations realize the business benefits of sustainability. After moving to BC in 2012, he joined FortisBC to work on its renewable natural gas and energy efficiency and conservation programs.

Join us on February 21st to hear from Neil Dobson on how the CleanBC initiative will impact the construction industry.

When:
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club 837 West Hastings St. Vancouver

Cost:
BCCR Members: $40
Non-Members: $85

This session is generously sponsored by

Festive Season Reception @ Big Rock Brewery

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Last year was so popular we are returning to the Big Rock Brewery for our Festive Season Reception and another evening of tasting and socializing.

With microbrewery artisanship and big-brewery consistency, Big Rock passionately crafts ten signature beers, eight seasonals, four ciders, and countless private label products for beer lovers. They have always been at the forefront of the craft beer revolution, finding innovative ways to carry forward established brewing traditions.

The event will include a tour of the brewery, a tasting and then socializing with colleagues.

Big Rock Brewery
310 West 4th Ave.

Wednesday December 5, 2018
5:30 – 9:30 pm

There is no cost but you must register.

Parking – beside the brewery and on the street.

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Canadian Infrastructure Bank: Has Our Infrastructure Saviour Arrived?

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Canada Infrastructure Bank is a Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from government. It is headquartered in Toronto and governed by an independent, professional board of directors. The Bank was created in 2017 to address a gap in the market between government-funded infrastructure, procured traditionally or as a public-private partnership, and projects that are privately funded. Its mandate is to invest up to $35 billion into new, revenue-generating infrastructure projects alongside private and institutional investors and provide advisory services to potential project proponents. By engaging the expertise and capital of the private sector, the Bank will help provide more infrastructure for Canadians. Our priority areas are public transit, trade and transportation, and green infrastructure.

Our speaker Nick Hann, Head of Investments, leads the investment team and is responsible for implementing Canada Infrastructure Bank’s investment strategy and advising on capital deployment and asset management. Nick has more than 25 years of experience in structuring and financing major infrastructure projects in various countries. Most recently, as Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., and a member of the senior leadership team, he was involved in all aspects of Macquarie’s North American infrastructure business.
Before joining Macquarie Group in Sydney in 1998, he was Project Finance Director for HSBC Investment Bank Asia Limited, based in Hong Kong. Nick has acted as principal investor, asset manager, consortium bid director, financial advisor, debt arranger and government business advisor on projects in a wide range of infrastructure and industry sectors. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Oxford and serves on the board of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and is active in infrastructure research and education. He has taught infrastructure finance courses at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

When:
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $80

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Metro Centre Oakridge – An Eight Year Project

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The Oakridge precinct is on track to become a major metro centre. At this breakfast session, two representatives from the City of Vancouver Engineering and Planning Departments will provide an update on the Cambie Corridor Plan, the associated Utility Servicing Plan, and the new city-wide Utility Cost Development Levy. The Cambie Corridor Plan outlines the opportunities for this single family area to transform. It presents a major city-building opportunity, with an anticipated growth of 30,000 new homes and double the current population. This will make the Cambie Corridor the biggest growth area outside of Downtown Vancouver. Accommodating new residents requires a Utility Servicing Plan to upgrade the water, sewer and drainage utilities which were constructed in the 1950s-60s and are now at capacity. The City Planning Department will provide a summary of the Cambie Corridor Plan and the Engineering Department will outline the phasing of the associated Utility Servicing Plan construction and new city-wide Utility Development Cost Levy which will contribute to funding over $550M of the utility works over the next 8 years.

Speakers Donny Wong, COV Engineering and Jessie Gresley-Jones, COV Planning are the leads implementing the engineering and planning and will speak to this major infrastructure program.

When:
Thursday, October 18, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $80

This event is generously sponsored by:

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