As previously announced, the City of Vernon has chosen the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) model to carry out the design and construction of Vernon’s Active Living Centre (ALC) – a new multi-purpose indoor recreation centre which is anticipated to open in the Fall of 2026. The IPD model merges the facility owner, architect, general contractor, and other trade partners early on in the development process to form a project team that conducts a project validation phase and carries out a preliminary design, intensive cost estimating, timing of construction, and ultimately agree on a target cost to owner.

Every year, students have an opportunity to showcase their skills by submitting a project to the Andy Kesteloo Memorial Project Award through Canada Green Building Council. Presented in memory of a visionary green building advocate, the award goes to a student project that demonstrates leadership, innovation, and a creative vision for the future of sustainable design in the field of green building and communities.

The 2023 award went to a student team led by Danielle Arciaga from Simon Fraser University (SFU who is a Building Performance Engineer with RJC Engineers,  for an ambitious project: the decarbonization of the Discovery 1 Building at SFU’s Burnaby campus. Danielle’s group members included Gurvaani Dhani, Manin Khunger, Simran Pandher, and Clara Park.

Team RJC completed the Tour de Cure this past weekend in British Columbia. It was RJC’s third ride this year in support of cancer foundations, having also completed the Princess Margaret Ride to Conquer Cancer in Ontario and the Enbridge Tour Alberta for Cancer ride in Alberta.

This is the 37th time Team RJC has been a part of cycling events in support of cancer foundations across Canada. Collectively, RJC has raised $2.18M for cancer foundations across Canada.