Office Phone: 250-338-5466
Courtenay, British Columbia
The members of the Mid Island Construction Association (MICA) and the Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) voted to amalgamate into one association solution for the construction community on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Coastal BC. On June 1, 2011, the existing Island construction associations approved a special resolution to amalgamate, MICA and VICA one new society called Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA). The newly integrated VICA allows for a cross-island communication and collaboration on key member and industry issues, member services, education and networking that has not, until recently, occurred between the boards of directors MICA and VICA. The new society will continue to operate with two offices, one in Victoria and another in Nanaimo. And a new Board of Directors, consisting of members from the existing boards, was approved by way of a vote by the general membership and has been appointed:
Jun 15, 2011
May 26, 2011
May 03, 2011
The largest construction project in Oak Bay's history, the $52-million Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria - with 100 hotel rooms and 20 private residences - is scheduled to be complete in less than a year, with an opening for the May long weekend of 2012. When completed, the hotel and luxury residences - Victoria luxury waterfront new condominiums - are expected to draw tourists and snowbirds to Vancouver Island and one of the country's leading environmental buildings. The new residences and vacation hotel suites will feature sweeping views of Channel Island and Mount Baker straight ahead and of the Olympics to the south and other gulf Islands to the North. The roof is expected to be capped and windows in by July, and then most of the work will move inside. That's when owner Kevin Walker will bring back thousands of bricks and beams and other memorabilia from the old Oak Bay Beach Hotel and start rebuilding fireplaces, wine cellars and putting the favourite Snug Pub back into place. The massive concrete structure is built to the highest seismic standards. More than 70 massive bolts have been drilled into the bedrock - some up to 35 feet - on the bottom floor to anchor the whole building into place. Each of the floors is webbed with four-foot-thick concrete spines that cradle two-foot-thick slabs. This is about as solid as a building can be, noted Walker. "We're building a 200-year structure here,” he said.
Excerpted from the Victoria Times Colonist
Apr 12, 2011
Jan 24, 2011
A sold out audience attended the 2011 1stView Vancouver Island Real Estate Forecasting Forum at Courtenay’s Filberg Centre on Jan. 20.
Presentations from leading industry experts informed the audience about upcoming real estate and construction trends, as well as Comox Valley development news.
Mount Washington Alpine Resort President Peter Gibson presented updates from the ski resort and Lee Rome of the BC Construction Association spoke about the future of the industry and the demand for trades people.
The CMHC’s Travis Archibald presented a housing market update, and Coast Realty’s Marty Douglas detailed Comox Valley and Campbell River real estate numbers.
Keynote Speaker Cameron Muir, chief economist of the BC Real Estate Association, addressed the BC Housing outlook, with a focus on Vancouver Island.
All of the presentations are now available for viewing at www.1stView.ca
Nov 26, 2010
The Gales in Ladysmith will be the Feature Home in the Christmas edition of Homes and Living Magazine. With interior design in the show homes done by Unique Interiors, these new Vancouver Island patio homes and condominiums are set to shine.
This Vancouver Island real estate project in the central Island community of Ladysmith offers a stunning retreat nestled between water and mountains. A new home development comprised of 42 patio homes and 28 condominiums with mountain and ocean views, The Gales is built in a West Coast contemporary style with open floor plans. Warm earth tones and wide sunny balconies create the perfect backdrop for the stunning views. These homes offer more than 800 sq ft of balcony and patio space to take advantage of the scenery. Phase V of this Vancouver Island new homes project has now been registered with the Land Titles office.
Come and be blown away at The Gales.