Construction

Salmon Arm Crushing, based in Merritt, has been working alongside other companies repairing damage caused by recent flooding and debris flows along the Coquihalla Highway corridor. (Contributed)

Power of water: Salmon Arm Crushing part of massive effort to restore Coquihalla

Manager Simon Rizzardo working on highway while on evacuation from his own Merritt home

 

Have you ever wanted to create a really impressive structure with Lego blocks? (Pixabay.com)

COLUMN: I did my research. Now what?

Questioning everything can quickly become an absurdity

 

Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Crews are at work on the Oasis development on Lakeshore Drive in Summerland. The development is for two six-storey residential buildings facing Okanagan Lake and a mixed-used commercial and residential building facing Lakeshore Drive. Each of the two residential buildings will contain 12 units, at 140 square metres in size. Floors are terraced and each unit will have a large deck and a pool. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland’s October building permits worth $3.6M

Since January 2021, construction value of building permits in Summerland has topped $54M

 

In September, 2021, Summerland issued 19 building permits, with a total construction value of more than $5M. (Summerland Review file photo)

Summerland construction activity remains active

September 2021 building permits have construction value of more than $5M

In September, 2021, Summerland issued 19 building permits, with a total construction value of more than $5M. (Summerland Review file photo)
An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)

Okanagan College and student union support proposed Penticton housing development

The Timmins Street development would add 219 residential units to the city

An updated rendering of the proposed housing development at 955 Timmins Street near the Canadian Tire. (Submitted)
Penticton’s construction industry is booming again after a lull in 2020. (File photo)

Construction returns as Penticton heads towards 4th biggest year

Despite a drop in 2020 at the start of the pandemic the industry is booming again

Penticton’s construction industry is booming again after a lull in 2020. (File photo)
Ann Squires Ferguson of Western Design + Build.  Lia Crowe photography

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The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)

Bridgework east of Enderby nears completion

Ministry preparing to replace 71-year-old Baxter Bridge at Ashton Creek with new span

The Baxter Bridge at the north end of Trinity Valley Road east of Enderby has been undergoing work throughout the summer and fall, preparing for a new span to be put in place. Work on the 71-year-old bridge is nearing completing. (Morning Star - file photo)
A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)

Summerland building permits total more than $27M in August

Permit issued for lakefront development project

A building permit, worth more than $23 million, was issued for the Oasis luxury condominium project in Summerland. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Do-it-yourself-ers benefit from lower prices in aftermath of lumber correction

A two-by-four inch piece of framing lumber that cost $12.65 on June 1 is now selling for $3.95

Doug Howson loads lumber onto a forklift at Haney Builders Supplies, in Maple Ridge, B.C., on June 12, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Construction work underway at the Illecillewaet Brake Check on Highway 1.

Transportation BC lays out roadmap for how modernization of Highway 1 will affect travellers

Those travelling in and out of Revelstoke will be affected by construction from Kamloops to Alberta

Construction work underway at the Illecillewaet Brake Check on Highway 1.
Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)

1 person dead, another injured after partial building collapse in North Vancouver

North Vancouver RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit has assumed conduct of the investigation

Emergency vehicles responded to the scene at the former Empire Theatres building in North Vancouver after the building partially collapsed during construction. (Nigel Hubbard/Twitter)
Yellow Lake is a popular fishing destination in the Okanagan. (Tara Bowie)

Dam renovations close off part of Yellow Lake

The renovations run into October and are being done to ensure compliance with government regulations

Yellow Lake is a popular fishing destination in the Okanagan. (Tara Bowie)
The number of building permits issued in Summerland in July, 2021 is considerably lower than in the same month in previous years, according to statistics from the municipality’s development services department. (File photo)

No new subdivision or rezoning applications submitted in Summerland in July

Numbers are down significantly from same month in recent years

The number of building permits issued in Summerland in July, 2021 is considerably lower than in the same month in previous years, according to statistics from the municipality’s development services department. (File photo)
Construction boomed earlier in the year in Penticton, but now looks to have calmed down. (Pixabay photo)

Penticton on pace to more than double construction rates from last year in 2021

2021 has already seen more construction than 2020, year looks more akin to previous building booms

Construction boomed earlier in the year in Penticton, but now looks to have calmed down. (Pixabay photo)
A bylaw before the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board calls for a larger maximum floor area for secondary suites and accessory dwelling buildings. (Pixabay photo).

More space approved for secondary suites in the Okanagan Similkameen

Bylaw calls for up to 125 square metres of floor space to accommodate additional bedrooms

A bylaw before the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen board calls for a larger maximum floor area for secondary suites and accessory dwelling buildings. (Pixabay photo).
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May 15, 2021, 2021 - Kyle Velikovsky photographed in front of boats and boat houses at Van Isle Marina for Secrets and Lives in Boulevard Victoria. Don Denton photograph
In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)

B.C.’s relaxed hardhat rules aim to include more turban-wearing workers on job sites

WorkSafeBC change ‘will allow more Sikhs to come to work without having to compromise religious beliefs’

In a Council of Construction Associations video about hardhat safety, Vickramjit Poonia of Lecor Construction Ltd. (right) speaks as David Sarai of New York Painting (left) looks on, at a Surrey job site. (Youtube.com)
New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Final zoning review for RDOS to be completed this summer

The review consolidates all zoning bylaws in the RDOS into one

New 3 to 4 bedroom townhouses beside Riverside Drive were sold out before construction is even complete. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)
Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

Construction hammers ahead in Vernon

Building permits and values on pace to beat 2020

Construction is a booming industry around town, including work at the 27th Street lot next to Co-op, where a car wash and Triple O’s are being built. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)