Inside Construction takes listeners on an unfiltered journey inside the challenges facing BCs’ industrial, commercial, and institutional construction sector. Hear firsthand from general and trade contractors on crucial issues like prompt payment, public sector procurement best practises, and finding and keeping talent. With Host Chris Atchison, BCCA President.
The Essential Apprentice
Apprenticeship is crucial to building a productive and resilient construction industry. It's also an investment and a journey for the sponsoring employer and the aspiring tradesperson. In this episode, we look at the benefits and challenges of apprenticeship and hear from industry insiders about how they would attract more apprentices and improve completion rates. You'll hear from employers and apprentices, to gain valuable insights from both sides.
Comply or Goodbye: Construction Industry’s Response to COVID-19
From the early days of the pandemic, BC's government designated construction as an essential industry. Contractors were able to keep working, and it was a challenge they rose to. In this episode, leaders from the industry's main safety organizations reflect on their pandemic experiences, from the struggles and lessons learned to how this generational "trial by fire" will continue to shape the future of construction.
Fixed-Price Contracts in a Price-Volatile Market
Rapidly escalating costs in an unpredictable global landscape. Dramatic uncertainty for many. In this episode, we sit down with experienced contractors and industry advisors to better understand contract options and how to minimize contract risks.
Prompt Payment Works
Ontario. Alberta. The UK. The USA. Prompt payment legislation is working in other jurisdictions, but BC continues to stall, leaving contractors to fend for themselves. In this episode, we sit down with four Canadian legal and adjudication professionals to learn how prompt payment is tangibly benefiting the construction industry in their provinces, and why BC needs to get on board.
Up Close with the BCCA Board of Directors
April is Construction and Skilled Trades Month in BC and to celebrate, we’re sitting down with Cameron Betts, Byron Tarby, Adam Timler, and Aaron Henry to get their insider’s take on what matters to construction businesses in BC. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear leaders in the industry share their personal experiences.
You say CBA, I say PLA
In this episode we explore the impacts of the BC Government’s Project Labour Agreement (PLA) on the construction industry. Introduced in 2018 disguised as a traditional Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), the policy is widely considered a violation of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Find out why, and why it matters.
Great first podcast
As someone who does marketing for trades and contractors, I learned a lot about the industry here and about Prompt Payment.
Great Work - Thank you
Thank you to you and your team for your efforts Chris... it’s much appreciated!