Construction

Ed Geric of Mike Geric Construction. Photo by Lia Crowe

Life and style interview with Ed Geric

A passion for family, community and development projects

  • Jan 13, 2021

 

A worker smooths concrete at a residential housing construction site in Toronto, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Consultants at BTY say construction activity could pick up next year in many provinces, amid anticipated spending on infrastructure and renewable energy.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Construction spending could rebound next year amid government support, report says

Government stimulus spending could help the construction industry find its footing next year

 

An excavator is underwater at the new pump station being built at Golden Ears Way and 113B Avenue. (Special to The News)

Excavator takes a dip at Maple Ridge construction site

Metro Vancouver is investigating the incident at Golden Ears Way and 113B Avenue

 

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)

B.C. deconstruction company ignites Dragons’ Den interest

Unbuilders deconstructs and salvages old buildings instead of sending them to landfill

Unbuilders owner Adam Corneil with employee Erin Watkins in front of a deconstructed hearth. Unbuilders crews carefully deconstruct old homes to rescue as many reusable materials as possible, including old-growth timber. (Unbuilders photo)
A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

How a push for better COVID protections helped B.C. construction workers keep going

Building Trades Council executive director Andrew Mercier maintains the measures prevented a shutdown

A construction site in Langley’s Willoughby neighbourhood August 23, 2020. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
L to R: Aterra Development’s Trish Firth, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, and city councillor Judy Dueck cut the ribbon on the new Sierra Ridge development on Fraser Street. (Contributed photo)

Ground finally broken at former site of Northumberland Courts in Maple Ridge

After a nine year wait, construction of 82 condos on Fraser Street set to begin

  • Jul 22, 2020
L to R: Aterra Development’s Trish Firth, Maple Ridge Mayor Mike Morden, and city councillor Judy Dueck cut the ribbon on the new Sierra Ridge development on Fraser Street. (Contributed photo)
The Haney Bypass Intersection Improvements Project has been going on for some time, but is expected to wrap up this summer. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

LETTER: Will highway road work include turn light at Kanaka Way?

Given the amount being spent to improve the Haney Bypass, a letter writer has one request

  • Jun 27, 2020
The Haney Bypass Intersection Improvements Project has been going on for some time, but is expected to wrap up this summer. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
Ravi Kahlon, the mass timber lead parliamentary secretary with Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development touring a mass timber facility under construction in North Vancouver. (Adera Development photo)
A partial road closure is scheduled to be in effect from May 11 to 19 on Dewdney Trunk Road between Edge Street and 230 Street. (City of Maple Ridge screen capture)

PHOTOS: Scheduled road closures in Maple Ridge

Public is advised to follow traffic signs in work zones and to plan ahead

A partial road closure is scheduled to be in effect from May 11 to 19 on Dewdney Trunk Road between Edge Street and 230 Street. (City of Maple Ridge screen capture)
Spades in ground. Left to right: Concordia’s Carl Davis, Coun. Kiersten Duncan, Mayor Mike Morden, Coun. Gordy Robson councillor, Coun. Judy Dueck councillor, and Concordia’s Ron Davis. (Submitted photo)

Maple Ridge condo developer opts to use steel and concrete

A steel and concrete condo has not been built in Maple Ridge since 1996

Spades in ground. Left to right: Concordia’s Carl Davis, Coun. Kiersten Duncan, Mayor Mike Morden, Coun. Gordy Robson councillor, Coun. Judy Dueck councillor, and Concordia’s Ron Davis. (Submitted photo)
At home with Dan Sartori

At home with Dan Sartori

Custom home builder talks career, Nanoose Bay and the Vancouver Island Symphony

  • Mar 11, 2020
At home with Dan Sartori
FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)

B.C. government policies ‘threaten’ construction industry, contractor survey suggests

ICBA survey found 53 per cent of contractors think government is on wrong track

FILE – Contract employees build soil conveyor for Site C dam in northeast B.C., spring 2019. (B.C. Hydro)
Building inspiration comes from literary heroes

Building inspiration comes from literary heroes

Erik Larsen’s personal mandate directs his construction business

  • Oct 16, 2019
Building inspiration comes from literary heroes
Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force

Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force

Villamar boss combines a strong work ethic with an inner calm to get things done

  • Sep 3, 2019
Construction, cars, farming and blacksmithing: Dan Schuetze is a driving force
A new campaign put forward by the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners work to decrease worksite harassment by saying “don’t be a tool.” (Screenshot)

B.C. anti-harassment campaign says ‘Don’t be a tool’

In honour of BC Construction Month, a new campaign addresses worksite harassment

A new campaign put forward by the BC Construction Association (BCCA) and its Builders Code partners work to decrease worksite harassment by saying “don’t be a tool.” (Screenshot)