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Construct Your Career

By Jay Oun on August 26th, 2014 in Careers, Construction

Are you the type of person that is well-organized, good at math and able to solve problems easily? This program may be the boost you need to advance your career in the construction field. The construction industry in Vancouver is booming and …Continue Reading

AutoCAD and Construction Programs to be Launched at Surrey Campus this Summer!

By Jay Oun on April 10th, 2014 in Construction

Brighton College’s Surrey campus is now offering AutoCAD and Construction Technician programs! Be closer to home while you work on your career. Both modules will occur …Continue Reading

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How to Get Into Construction Management

By Stephanie Stover on May 27th, 2013 in Construction

Construction management is a competitive position, as it is one of the main careers all construction workers aspire to. For those who are serious about pursuing a career in this area, here are some tips as to how to get into construction management: …Continue Reading

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Why Should I go to School for Construction?

By Stephanie Stover on May 7th, 2013 in Construction

Are you considering finding work right after high school? Want a good job without spending four years in college? Many students choose to go into construction as it offers a dynamic environment and good pay for an honorable career. However, without going to school for construction you will find it difficult to advance within a company or grow within the industry. A 15 week certificate in construction and drafting is perfect if you would like to get a head start on your career and make more money quicker. If you are considering jumping into a construction career right after high school, or are looking for a new career path, here are some reasons why you should consider getting a quick certificate from a construction school first: …Continue Reading

Top 10 Highest Paying Construction Careers

By Stephanie Stover on April 25th, 2013 in Construction

Interested in a construction career? Find out about the Top 10 Highest Paying Construction Careers, what they do and what education you need to start your career.

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Community Growth Surging Forward for Women in Construction!

By Brighton College on April 23rd, 2013 in Construction

Although women working in trades have come a long way,  women only account for roughly 7%[1] of workers in the construction industry. These statistics show that women working in this field might feel somewhat disconnected and these numbers can even prevent women from wanting to participate in the trades industry at all. …Continue Reading

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Find Out Everything You Need To Know About The Construction Industry in B.C.

By Stephanie Stover on April 19th, 2013 in Construction

What is Construction?

Construction as it pertains to engineering and architecture is the creation of an infrastructure which covers all stages of the construction process including initial project design ideas, project creation and management, and seeing the project through to completion. …Continue Reading

The World’s Greenest City 2020 – Vancouver’s Changing Industry Demands

By Brighton College on July 6th, 2012 in Architectural Design, Brighton College News, Civil Infrastructure Design, Construction

Vancouver as the world's greenest cityIn 2009, the city of Vancouver set out on a mission to become the world’s greenest city by the year 2020, setting 10 ambitious goals under the ‘Greenest City 2020 Action Plan’ (GCAP) to help achieve its new name. With buildings accounting for 55% of Vancouver’s greenhouse gas emissions, the city has taken serious action to improve the environmental performance of its buildings through sustainable architecture and green design.  Vancouver will soon align regulations and bylaws that support the design and construction of green buildings, assuring that all buildings constructed from 2020 onwards will be carbon-neutral in operations. …Continue Reading

Join us for a Discussion: Construction in the New Economy

By Brighton College on July 3rd, 2012 in Brighton College News, Construction

Are you looking for a career in construction or a related field? If you’re pursuing a future in the industry, don’t miss an exciting conversation during our complimentary information session on Thursday November 24, 2011


Discuss hot industry topics with expert employers, find out what skills top employers value the most and, last but not least, learn how and where you can quickly acquire the latest industry certification and credentials to help you start working immediately!

The construction industry is in high demand and is looking for immigrants from a variety of backgrounds; get the information you need to start your career. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts!


Please call or email Shaun at shaun@brightoncollege.ca to Sign up Today!

Phone: (604) 430-5608


Location: 330-601 West Cordova Street Vancouver BC


Time: Thursday November 24, 2011 at 6:30-8:00pm


By Brighton College on December 6th, 2010 in Construction, Local News

VICTORIA – Record-breaking major construction project numbers with the second-highest estimated project value ever recorded demonstrate confidence in British Columbia’s economy, building communities and creating jobs, Finance Minister Colin Hansen announced today with the release of the quarterly Major Projects Inventory report.

The September 2010 report shows 956 major construction projects are planned or underway across the province – the highest number ever – with an estimated value of $197.7 billion, more than four times the value of major construction projects in B.C. in 2001. The number of projects planned or underway is up eight per cent and the estimated value is up almost five per cent over September 2009.

“It’s encouraging to see strong major construction numbers continue last quarter, given the current economic circumstances,” said Hansen. “Major projects like the proposed $43-million West Kelowna RapidBus Expansion and the start of construction on the B.C. Cancer Agency Centre for the North in Prince George, support jobs and investment throughout our province.”

According to the latest Major Projects Inventory, between July and September 2010:

  • 956 major capital projects worth $197.7 billion were planned or underway across B.C.
  • Twenty-two major projects started construction. The largest of these were the $500-million River Green residential development in Richmond, the $170-million Mt. Lehman Shopping Mall in Abbotsford, and the $133-million UBC Pharmaceutical Science Building in Vancouver.
  • The capital cost of all major projects under construction in B.C. was estimated at $61.7 billion.
  • Twelve major projects completed construction, the largest of which was the $180-million Canexus Manufacturing Plant upgrade in North Vancouver, followed by the $80-million Osprey Master Planned Community in Pitt Meadows.
  • Since September 2006, all regions have experienced increases in total project numbers, with increases of 114 per cent in the Nechako, 100 per cent in the Cariboo, 73 per cent in the Northeast, and 34 per cent in the Thompson-Okanagan region.

The Major Projects Inventory also includes 47 clean technology projects, with an estimated value of $17.2 billion, such as the proposed $500 million Metro Vancouver Waste-to-Energy Incineration Facility and the proposed $120 million Fort St. James Green Energy Project.

The inventory also features 101 projects that are, or are aiming to be, certified under a recognized green building rating system like LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or Green Globes, such as the Kelowna General Hospital and Vernon Jubilee Hospital Expansions with a total estimated cost of $433 million.

Published quarterly, the Major Projects Inventory lists all major projects that are proposed, planned or underway in British Columbia. These are projects with a capital cost of at least $20 million within the Lower Mainland and projects valued at $15 million or more in the rest of B.C.

The September edition of the Major Projects Inventory is available online at: