Over 180 members of the Vancouver Island construction community met in Nanaimo on Wednesday, April 20 at the Capital Project Delivery Forum to continue building a stronger construction sector and to increase dialogue between the owners, consultants, and contractors.
In its second year, the Capital Project Delivery Forum was a successful and sold out event. Attendees included owners and consultants from the municipal, university, school, and health (MUSH) sector, engineers, architects, general and trade contractors, suppliers and manufacturers, and other supporting members of the construction industry. The diversity and range led to a productive forum with lively discussion.
“The wide range of delegates and stakeholders attending and supporting our Construction Council acknowledges the necessity to continue working together,” said Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) CEO, Greg Baynton. “Combined with our notable speakers and session leaders, delegates walked away with practical and actionable wisdom to continue making Vancouver Island a thriving environment for the industry.”
The 2016 keynote was Kevin Richter, Assistant Deputy Minister from the BC Ministry of Transportation. Richter discussed infrastructure and the upcoming boost in investment from the federal government.
Richter’s presentation highlighted that federal funding in British Columbia would likely go towards green infrastructure initiatives, transit and transportation, and social infrastructure. Richter’s keynote highlighted the optimism moving forward with the incoming federal investment.
The program also included interactive sessions and workshops, focusing on procurement, contract documents, and legal updates.
The Construction Council of Vancouver Island (CCVI) hosted the forum to promote collaboration between owners and others in the construction industry. The CCVI desires to create a professional construction community built on shared values, contributing to the prosperity of Vancouver Island.
Constructive dialogue between owners, consultants and contractors started in January 2014, at the inaugural meeting of the CCVI. Since 2015, the Capital Project Delivery Forum and the CCVI focus on pursuing better collaborative work between owners and the construction community to communicate effectively and generate better project delivery outcomes.
The Capital Project Delivery Forum is a nationally recognized and award-winning forum. It is supported by VICA, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC), and Association of Consulting Engineering Companies (ACEC-BC).