Cross-school collaborative research on biochar for green infrastructure

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment (SoCE) Green Value Strategies in Development Applied Research Endowment funded a cross-school collaborative research project on the use of a sustainable filtration material called biochar to remove chemical contaminant from stormwater to improve water quality in creeks and rivers. The long term goal is to incorporate biochar … Read more

How an ocean of curiosity led BCIT Geomatics student to pursuing a career as a hydrographic surveyor

A reflective gaze toward the open sea might be how some of us ponder one of life’s riddles or to dream away a warm holiday afternoon. But for a creative Vancouver Island student enrolled in the BCIT Geomatics Engineering Technology Diploma program, a curious glance across the waves is often to imagine what topographic mysteries … Read more

BCIT recognized as ACI Outstanding University for eighth year

For the eighth year, BCIT has been recognized by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) as an Outstanding University for the University Student Activities Program. This prestigious ACI recognition is presented to post-secondary institutions that have successfully participated in ACI activities and programs. The BCIT Civil Engineering Bachelor of Engineering program in the School of Construction and the … Read more

BCIT Carpentry students receive HAVAN Centra Cares Scholarships

BCIT Carpentry students Nicholas Fast, Kyle Li, Hairun Huang, and Conor MacPherson are recipients of the 2020 Home Builders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Scholarship. With physical distancing in place during the COVID-19 pandemic, students were presented their scholarships during the online HAVAN Annual General Meeting. Since 1998, HAVAN and the Centra Cares Program have partnered to … Read more

BCIT Interior Design students receive Honorable Mention for Indigenous-inspired project

BCIT Interior Design students Kelly Wu and Lauren Binstead received an Honorable Mention at the 2019-2020 IDEC (Interior Design Educators Council) Student Design Competition sponsored by Council for Interior Design Qualification. The student project submission was titled “Self Circle“. This project was inspired by the tenets of Salish First Nations groups with the design of this center … Read more

BC Construction Month 2020: celebrating essential workers

For BC Construction Month 2020, it is especially important to thank workers in the construction industry for their efforts in building our community and maintaining structures to keep us functioning safely. BC’s construction industry consists of more than 250,000 workers, and many of whom are essential workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. From skilled workers and … Read more

The Bauhaus Exhibit at BCIT

The Bauhaus Exhibit celebrates the innovative approach to design and architecture developed at the Bauhaus Art School. Thank you to the German Consul General Dr. Schmidt and the staff of the Consulate General of Germany in Vancouver with the support of Thomas Kauertz, HAWK – University of Applied Science and Arts for the opportunity to … Read more

BCIT United Way Pancake Breakfast breaks another record

The BCIT United Way Pancake Breakfast 2019 broke another record, raising over $7,200 compared to last year’s $5,060. This special event is an annual tradition for the BCIT community on Halloween. The School of Construction and the Environment organized the fundraiser and led a team of amazing volunteers. This year’s theme was superheroes. Superheroes came … Read more

City of Richmond supports hands-on learning for BCIT students

Energy management at the City of Richmond means utilizing direct digital control (DDC) for heating, cooling, and ventilating (HVAC) systems, as well as lighting systems programmed to conserve energy in Public and Corporate buildings. The City also identifies and initiates Power Smart lighting and HVAC equipment retrofits, reducing energy costs through smart planning. To ensure … Read more

BCIT Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering degree is accredited

(First graduating class of the accredited Mining Engineering degree with faculty and staff in 2019) BCIT celebrated its first group of Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) accredited graduates from the BCIT Mining and Mineral Resource Engineering degree in June 2019. Engineers Canada awards accreditation to programs that meet the academic requirements that are necessary to … Read more