Construction

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 17 near McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. Some sections of local roads now have a specialized aggregate and resin treatment to help limit crashes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)

Four sections of Saanich roads now have anti-skid treatments

Specialized aggregate and resin treatment reduces skidding and helps vehicles stop

A three-vehicle crash on Highway 17 near McKenzie Avenue in Saanich. Some sections of local roads now have a specialized aggregate and resin treatment to help limit crashes. (Wolf Depner/News Staff)
The McKenzie Interchange project is an area of concern for residents who live nearby, so they’ve recruited the help of MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich mayor, Fred Haynes. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Saanich mayor and local MLA support ‘neighbourhood champions’ in McKenzie Interchange concerns

Construction closure leaves area residents using intersection in need of safety upgrades

The McKenzie Interchange project is an area of concern for residents who live nearby, so they’ve recruited the help of MLA Rob Fleming and Saanich mayor, Fred Haynes. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA

Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA

The neighbours met with MLA Rob Fleming for support in their quest for a safer intersection

Residents concerned about safety near McKenzie Interchange call on MLA
The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure hired SNC-Lavalin to conduct a safety report to address the concerns of the Portage Inlet residents. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)

Ministry responds to safety concerns for Admirals Road

SNC Lavalin Report identified safety upgrades for Admirals/Esson intersection

The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure hired SNC-Lavalin to conduct a safety report to address the concerns of the Portage Inlet residents. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
A large crane hangs over a dig site for the McKenzie interchange project. The project is not $11 million over budget, bringing it’s costs from $85 million to $96 million. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

$11 million overdraw for McKenzie Interchange construction

The project has been delayed multiple times and is now estimating a budget of $96 million

A large crane hangs over a dig site for the McKenzie interchange project. The project is not $11 million over budget, bringing it’s costs from $85 million to $96 million. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)
The Point Ellice Bridge on Bay Street is slated for a face-lift beginning May 13 (Black Press File Photo)

Construction on Victoria’s Bay Street Bridge set to begin

Five months of construction to start on May 13

The Point Ellice Bridge on Bay Street is slated for a face-lift beginning May 13 (Black Press File Photo)
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)
Jessi Dhanju, Vancouver Island Builders Code Advisor (left) and John Connors, foreman with Van Isle Bricklok Surfacing & Landscape, shake hands after the creation of the Builders Code Advisor role came together from the work of local and provincial partners (File contributed/ BC Construction Association)

New role created to mediate on-site harassment for construction employers

Across the province Builders Code Advisors will work to retain more employees

Jessi Dhanju, Vancouver Island Builders Code Advisor (left) and John Connors, foreman with Van Isle Bricklok Surfacing & Landscape, shake hands after the creation of the Builders Code Advisor role came together from the work of local and provincial partners (File contributed/ BC Construction Association)
Ken Milbrath from Pemberton Trail (left) Mike Miller, Founder & CEO, Abstract Developments, Rus Collins, Zebra Group, Will Krzymowski, Cascadia Architects and Kyle Ryan, COO, Abstract Developments put shovels to the ground Tuesday morning as the construction of the Bellewood development begins. (Submitted/Abstract)

Construction begins at former Truth Centre site

The Bellewood Park residential development on Fort Street is now underway

Ken Milbrath from Pemberton Trail (left) Mike Miller, Founder & CEO, Abstract Developments, Rus Collins, Zebra Group, Will Krzymowski, Cascadia Architects and Kyle Ryan, COO, Abstract Developments put shovels to the ground Tuesday morning as the construction of the Bellewood development begins. (Submitted/Abstract)
A van fell through tiles near a water feature at the construction site at 550 Michigan Ave. on Tuesday (Reddit/Barfsword)

PHOTOS: Crane needed to lift van stuck by outdoor fountain in Victoria

A work van got stuck after driving onto a property behind the B.C. Legislature

A van fell through tiles near a water feature at the construction site at 550 Michigan Ave. on Tuesday (Reddit/Barfsword)
CBC radio show host and branding expert Terry O’Reilly made a presentation on the importance of brands to delegates at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference on Friday.  Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS

Competition is tough: Brand specialist offers advice at Victoria construction conference

Terry O’Reilly says the biggest trick is to zig when others zag

CBC radio show host and branding expert Terry O’Reilly made a presentation on the importance of brands to delegates at the Vancouver Island Construction Conference on Friday.  Nicole Crescenzi/VICTORIA NEWS
A digital rendering shows what a proposed 13-storey building at 930 Fort St. could look like. Illustration contributed

Thirteen-storey building being considered for Fort Street

Property at 930 Fort St. currently being used as a parking lot, with access off View Sreet

A digital rendering shows what a proposed 13-storey building at 930 Fort St. could look like. Illustration contributed
Workers are busy on the front of the 1515 Douglas St. construction project. Construction starts on Vancouver Island grew to record numbers in 2017.                                Don Denton/Black Press

Vancouver Island construction activity reaches record high in 2017

Capital Regional District sees a 36-per-cent growth in building permits issued over 2016

Workers are busy on the front of the 1515 Douglas St. construction project. Construction starts on Vancouver Island grew to record numbers in 2017.                                Don Denton/Black Press
Abstract breaks ground on Bowker Collection

Abstract breaks ground on Bowker Collection

École Willows Grade 5 class watches excavator tear down building at Bowker and Cadboro Bay

Abstract breaks ground on Bowker Collection
Things were quiet Friday afternoon outside the wastewater treatment construction site at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt, but site preparation work continues. Morgan Cross/Black Press

Construction on track in Esquimalt for CRD wastewater treatment plant

Completion of McLoughlin Point tertiary plant slated for 2020

  • Jul 4, 2017
Things were quiet Friday afternoon outside the wastewater treatment construction site at McLoughlin Point in Esquimalt, but site preparation work continues. Morgan Cross/Black Press