The construction industry has a major impact on the growth and strength of the province. This industry has literally built B.C. – everything from homes and office buildings, to roads and bridges. Every project is a tribute to the skilled workers who built it.
The BC Building Code is a provincial regulation that governs new construction, and building alterations, repairs and demolitions. Building, renovation and demolition projects must comply with the code as well as applicable local government bylaws for zoning and permits.
Renovating or rehabilitating an existing or heritage building offers a unique opportunity to not only protect the environment but also keep the character and identity of our communities intact.
British Columbia’s historic places—buildings, structures, landscapes, historic districts, and other places—are important to our understanding and appreciation of our communities. Along with a strong identity, heritage conservation also provides economic diversity and environmental sustainability.
Every apprentice needs an employer sponsor. To support the growth of the BC apprenticeship system and develop more certified tradespersons in BC, the B.C. government is requiring contractors on new, major infrastructure projects to demonstrate they are engaged in apprenticeship training.