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8 Ways Covid-19 is Changing the Construction Industry in North America

By Building Links News, Community Plans, News of Construction, Statistics, Vancouver Island Construction News

In the span of two months, the coronavirus crisis has demanded sweeping changes from the construction industry in North America, and experts say many of them will remain in place even after the outbreak recedes. As contractors prepare to return to work on sites that have been shut down by shelter-in-place initiatives, they will face an industry that has been drastically changed by both public health and economic effects of the pandemic. Here are eight ways that COVID-19 has altered the construction industry for the near future and beyond.

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BC Construction Association Updates With the Latest on COVID-19 Protocols

By Building Links News, News of Construction, Vancouver Island Construction News

The BC Construction Association provided the following updates on April 22: Health Minister Adrian Dix thanked the industry and recognized Construction Month during the April 22 COVID-19 briefing, acknowledging the thousands of skilled tradespeople across BC working on critical infrastructure, and the significant adjustments that worksites have made to keep workers safe while continuing to operate as an essential service.

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Solar Panels on New Rancher in the Comox Valley

By, Comox Valley, Courtenay, New Vancouver Island Real Estate, News of Construction, Vancouver Island Homes, Vancouver Island Real Estate

Coastal Custom Homes is one of the first builders in the Comox Valley to include solar panels on one of their homes for sale. This company is ahead of the curve by providing innovative, creative, cost-effective solutions, incorporating leading-edge technologies according to the BC Energy Step Code. The solar panels are installed on the roof of this home and are designed to take advantage of the sun passing overhead. This energy system will provide ongoing cost savings throughout the life of this home as it will be generating its own electricity. Also, research has shown that a professional solar panel…

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Building Permit Values Up on Vancouver Island

By Building Links News, Comox Valley, Nanaimo, News of Construction, Port Alberni, Statistics, Vancouver Island, Vancouver Island Construction News

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) has released their first quarter report for building permits on Vancouver Island and Powell River.  Total building permits issued in the region during the first quarter of 2019 totalled $610.0 million, up 26 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2018. Building permits were higher in most regional districts except in Alberni-Clayoquot and the Comox Valley. Large gains over the prior quarter occurred in the Nanaimo and Strathcona Regional districts. 

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