Fonds AM1425 - Vancouver Regional Construction Association fonds

ACA life members [part 1] ACA life members [part 2] ACA life members [part 3] Bill Braidwood [part 1] Bill Braidwood [part 2] Dolphe Hoffman [part 1] Dolphe Hoffman [part 2] Dolphe Hoffman [part 3] Horace Harrison [part 1] Horace Harrison [part 2] Reg Garton [part 1] Reg Garton [part 2]

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Vancouver Regional Construction Association fonds

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  • 5.07 m of textual records
  • 758 photographs
  • 7 sound recordings

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The Amalgamated Construction Association of British Columbia (ACA) held its first directors' meeting on June 13, 1966, bringing together the following organizations: the Victoria Building Industries Exchange; the Vancouver General Contractors Association; the Heavy Construction Association of British Columbia; and the Vancouver Construction Association. The main purpose of the Association was to represent the interests of various sectors of the construction industry in B.C., and as such it was responsible for various forms of arbitration; member benefits; administration of a central bid depository; education; review of legislation; liaison with government agencies; and other related functions. The Association was divided into three main divisions: general contractors; trade contractors; and manufacturers and suppliers. Each of these had its own board of directors, from which were selected the directors for the main board of the Association. The name of the organization was changed to the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) in November, 1999.

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The fonds consists mostly of administrative files of the Amalgamated Construction Association and the Vancouver Regional Construction Association, as well as publications, photographs and oral history interviews on audiocassettes. The publications include the ACA newsletter, ACA and VRCA annual reports, Directory and Buyers Guide, Construction Sightlines, and some published briefs and reports. The fonds is arranged into the following series: A.C.A. newsletter (1967-1974); Amalgamated Construction Association Board of Directors (1966-1988); Annual general meetings (1974-1991); Annual reports (1992-2000); Committees (1966-1991); Construction sightlines (1981-1984); Directories (1970-2001); Executive Committee (1966-1989); Miscellaneous files (1967-1992); Miscellaneous photographs (1960-2001); and Predecessor organizations (1953-1965).

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Presented by Mr. Keith Sashaw, President, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, in 2003.


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