What is the Construction Roundtable?
The British Columbia Construction Roundtable (BCCR) is a non-profit organization, established in 1994, by senior members of the construction industry. It began as a forum for sharing experiences, ideas and knowledge. The organization has more than quadrupled in size since its inception.
Today, BCCR members represent all sectors and interests of the construction industry and include engineers, architects, public and private owners in commercial and industrial sectors, large contractors, lawyers, financiers and major suppliers. The organization supports the industry and its members by hosting topical breakfast meetings and seminars. Offering sessions on planned projects, updates on industry advancements, new business opportunities and current industry issues, the annual program attracts high profile, knowledgeable speakers. These meetings, together with site tours and summer and winter social events, allow the industry decision-makers to proactively promote their projects, and offers members networking opportunities and the chance to share experiences and explore ideas.
The BCCR offers unique experiences often not available through other organizations. In June we toured Brock Common, the tallest wood structure being built at UBC. In 2014, at our Festive Season Reception, we had the opportunity to go for a test ride in a Tesla! We have had a guided tour through the Canada Line tunnel under False Creek from Olympic Village to Yaletown during construction; we were one of the first groups to ride on the Millenium Line and the Canada Line before they opened; we toured the Vancouver Convention Centre West prior to substantial completion; and we walked out to mid-span on the new Port Mann bridge. These are just a few of the opportunities that await you. Why don’t you to join us at a breakfast session and find out more?
Who needs the Roundtable?
Anyone involved with the construction industry can benefit from membership in the BCCR and attendance at our events. Most issues that confront the industry demand multi-faceted solutions. New management concepts, new procurement approaches, new technologies, new markets, and new projects are facts of life for the rapidly evolving construction industry.
You need to stay abreast of the changes. The BCCR keeps you informed in a timely manner. It provides an excellent forum to meet with, talk to and listen to the movers and shakers, the up and comers, and other knowledgable people involved in construction in our province, the country and around the world.
Membership has its benefits! An annual membership includes reduced registration at monthly breakfast seminars for either the member or a colleague. Each year we also offer seminars, tours and socials at special rates for members and their guests.
To be in the know about what is happening in the industry, women and men working in one of the many sectors of the construction industry, regardless of position or age, will benefit from becoming a member of the BCCR. It’s your chance to be first to find out about new projects or learn about government funding programs that will benefit your business. And each event offers the opportunity to network with colleagues in a congenial atmosphere.
Members are encouraged to be actively involved in the organization. As a member you are invited to present projects, post your project on the BCCR website or sponsor an event which gives you the opportunity to promote your company.
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