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Can Island construction companies change?

According to several industry indicators and government reports, construction activity on Vancouver Island is going to increase dramatically and then sustain for at least 10 years. In order to make the most of those conditions the Vancouver Island Construction Association informs and educates members about the new economy, and alternative best practices and business approaches.

That strategy includes member meetings featuring industry leaders and compelling topics. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, VICA hosts an information event from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Old House Hotel in Courtenay. Own the Opportunity focuses on challenges that often accompany opportunities and how the Island-based industry can adapt.

“The John Hart and North Island Hospital projects are early examples of a new era of infrastructure and business processes that will usher in $25 billion in projects on Vancouver Island during the next decade,” says Greg Baynton, CEO of VICA.

The 'talk show' format of the meeting gives attendees a chance to hear what is happening and better understand work opportunities. Besides Baynton , host/moderator Stephen Andrew will talk to BC Construction Assn. chair Ross McLean (Houle Electric), Tom Sparrow, chief project officer of North Island Hospitals Project; and Steve Watson of BC Hydro (John Hart Dam project).

Register at http://goo.gl/WCAqZY. VICA members are free. Non-member tickets are $50.

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