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Education & Training

BCCA: General & Trade Contractor Accreditation Certification
British Columbia Construction Association offers trade and general contractor mnembers an Accreditation Certificate for those who have demonstrated acceptable technical, business skills and financial management abilities.

BOMI: Education For Commercial Property Industry
Building Owners & Managers Institute of Canada provides education in the commercial property industry, for property managers, building engineers, facilities managers, and building technicians.
Industry Information

BCCA: Calendar Of Events For Large Construction Industry
BC Construction Association provides listing of events for the large construction industry.

BCCA: External Policies For Construction Industry
BC Construction Association offers its policies on items and issues affecting the BC construction industry.

BOMEX: National Conference & Exposition For Building Owners & Managers
Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada annual BOMEX conference and trade show provides seminars and product displays for building owners and managers.

VRCA: Listing Of BC Construction Industry Workshops & Events
Vancouver Regional Construction Association lists VRCA and other BC construction industry workshops and events.
Industry Sectors

BCCA: BC Construction Association
BC Construction Association represents approximately 2,000 companies in an industry that employs 140,000 British Columbians and represents 15% of the provincial GDP. Membership includes general contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and allied services, who are primarily involved in the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors.

BCCA: Online Searchable Membership Directory
British Columbia Construction Association offers online searchable directory of member trade and general contractors.

BOMA BC: Building Owners & Managers Association Of BC
Building Owners & Managers Association of BC has over 300 member firms and represents more than $7 billion in commercial real estate in the province. BOMA BC is the largest commercial real estate industry association in British Columbia, and has the added advantage of an extensive international network of other BOMA associations.

CCA: Canadian Construction Association
Canadian Construction Association is the voice of Canadas largest industry, representing interests of the non-residential sector of an industry that employs close to 1.1 million Canadian men and women, and that produces $170 billion in goods and services.

ICBA: Independent Contractors & Businesses Association
BC Independent Contractors and Businesses Association represents the BC open shop community. In the face of a persistent building trade union lobby for preferential treatment with respect to public work, ICBA has grown and continues to be the champion of open tendering and fair treatment for all contractors, regardless of their union affiliations. The association also offers a full suite of member services, including affinity programs, health benefits, and much more.

VRCA: Vancouver Regional Construction Association
Vancouver Regional Construction Association represents more than 700 general contractors, specialty trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and professionals active in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. VRCA members are involved in all size operations from multi-national corporations to small owner/operator businesses.
Information Sources

BCCA: Links To Construction Industry Resources
BC Construction Association offers links to industry associations and resources.

BCCA: Resources From BC Construction Association
BC Construction Association has information on accreditation, bid depository, green buildings, events, jobs, news, policies, reports & publications, standard documents, planroom, directory, and industry links.

BD&C: Large Buildings Industry Magazine
Building Design & Construction Magazine on commercial, industrial, institutional and multifamily buildings, covers projects, trends, innovations, new technology and products.

BOMA BC: Resources Of Building Owners & Managers Association Of BC
Building Owners & Managers Association of BC provides the ICI sector with news, events, awards, publications, education, and resources for careers, green building, emergency preparedness, and industry links.

BOMA: Past Speaker Presentations
Building Owners & Managers Association allows access to their past speakers' presentations on a wide range of industry topics.

Building: Canadian Building Development Industry Magazine
Building a Canadian national magazine for the building development industry including residential, commercial, industrial, retail and institutional and hotel development.

CCA: Directory Of Canadian Open Shop Construction Associations
Canadian Construction Association provides listing and contact information for the open shop construction associations in Canada.

Emporis: Online Database Of International Buildings, Construction & Real Estate
Emporis.com is one of the worlds largest available platforms concerning building-related information. Here you find buildings, companies and photos in more than 50,000 cities worldwide. As an open platform, Emporis.com allows users and companies from all over the world to participate in the completion of building information in their own cities.

Facility Executive: News For Facility Product Buyers
Facility Executive is your one-stop source for information on quality operation, design and maintenance of facilities. It offers a shared community of facility management experts who explore and analyze issues that affect your facility and its environment and is a specialized trade publication written and edited for corporate facility executives in all industry and service sectors whose responsibilities include purchasing, planning and approving products, services and materials for facility operations.

ICBA: Resource Site Of Independent Contractors & Businesses Association
BC Independent Contractors & Businesses Association represents the open shop construction industry, and offers information, announcements, events, courses, newsletters, COR training for WCB, and links to more info.
Issues & Performance

BCBEC: Heat Air & Moisture Management In Commercial Buildings
BC Building Envelope Council online presentation from Dupont describes principles and procedures for heat, air and moisture management in commercial buildings. (PDF)

BCBEC: Online Video On Building Smart With Energy Efficiency
BC Building Envelope Council online video of their Building Smart With Energy Efficiency workshop focuses on energy efficiency in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders provided insights into key issues, including insulation strategies, high performance walls and energy-efficiency code requirements, and examined some of the challenges and options being explored in multi-unit residential and institutional buildings.

Business: How Small & Medium Businesses Can Conserve Energy
Business.com describes some small business energy conservation tips, and long-term strategies on how to get employees involved.

California Gov: Indoor-Outdoor Air Leakage Of Apartments & Commercial Buildings
California government research showed commercial buildings and apartments seem to be about twice as leaky as single]family houses, per unit of building envelope area. (PDF)

Canada Gov: Air Leakage Control Retrofit Measures For High-Rise Office Buildings
Public Works and Government Services Canada document Air Leakage Control Retrofit Measures for Higb-Rise Office Buildings is meant to reduce the negative economic, environmental and human impacts of inadequate, improperly designed, improperly installed and improperly maintained air barrier systems. (PDF)

NBI: Getting To Outcome-Based Building Performance
New Buildings Institute report Getting to Outcome-Based Building Performance summarizes a summit of experts to ideas on what industry characteristics and needs will support a move to performance outcomes. It suggests design and construction must be linked with operations and maintenance to realize performance goals. (PDF)

NRCan: Commercial & Institutional Building Energy Use Data
NRCan provides commercial and institutional Building energy use data from 2014 Survey. (PDF)

RDH: Airtightness Of Large Buildings
RDH Building Science online slide show presentation Airtightness of Large Buildings: Where We're At and Where We're Going looks at the state of the industry with respect to airtightness performance and testing standards based on a database of over 500 airtightness tests.

RMI: Guide For Landlords & Tenants In Working Together For Sustainability
Rocky Mountain Institute and BOMA International guide Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants, addresses some of the nontechnical barriers to energy efficiency in commercial buildings, especially those barriers related to split incentives between building landlords and tenants. (PDF)

BCCA: Standard Construction Documents & Guidelines
BC Construction Association offers listing and links to standard construction documents and guidelines.

Building Science: Purchasable Book On High Performance Enclosures
Building Science sells High Performance Enclosures: Design Guide for Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Buildings in Cold Climates. It provides guidance for architects and building enclosure engineers working to meet the growing need for buildings that have significantly lower operational energy consumption. $65 USD.

CCA: Standard Contract Documents
Canadian Construction Association offers standard contract documents for the Canadian construction industry.

Contractor Resource: Purchasable Book On Moving To Commercial Construction
Contractor Resource sells the book Moving To Commercial Construction that offers the residential general contractor, subcontractor, material supplier and designer a practical guide to making this complicated but rewarding move to commercial jobs. $42 USD

PCCBC: Documents For Public Construction Projects
Public Construction Council of BC offers documents on recommended procedures, standard industry documents, pre-qualification guidelines, and stipulated price guidelines.

Steven Winter: Value of Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning
Steven Winter Associates says commissioning agents provide third-party quality assurance throughout the construction process. They review design drawings and submittals, periodically inspect construction progress, witness functional performance testing of mechanical equipment, and ensure that the building staff is trained and ready to operate the equipment after it's turned over. Commissioning agents work on behalf of the owner to ensure that the owner's project requirements are met. Most importantly, commissioning improves construction quality and reduces maintenance and energy costs.

WBDG: Design Resources For Large Buildings
Whole Building Design Guide site offers information on design guidance, products & systems, project management, cases studies, publications, and links to more information.
Product Supply

BOMA BC: Online BC Buyers Guide For Commercial Building Sector
Building Owners & Managers Association of BC offers online listings and search of products and services for the commercial real estate industry.
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