New BCIT Building Energy Modelling program to help prepare industry for net-zero ready buildings by 2030

Building energy modelling has become an important part of the building design process, and qualified practitioners are needed to meet the demand. The new, part-time BCIT Building Energy Modelling and Performance Analysis (BEMPA)  Advanced Certificate program will help prepare industry for net-zero ready buildings by 2030. Graduates of this program are expected to be hired … Read more

Caroline Dépatie appointed Associate Dean, Natural Resources and Environment

Dr. Caroline Dépatie, BPE, MA, PhD is the newly-appointed Associate Dean of Natural Resources and Environment in the BCIT School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE). Caroline is originally from Montreal, the unceded Indigenous land of the Kanien’kehá:ka/Mohawk, known as a gathering place of meeting and exchange amongst Nations. She has lived on ancestral Coast … Read more

BCIT Interior Design students place first and third in the 2022 IDEC Student Competition

At the 2022 Interior Design Education Council (IDEC) Student Design Competition, BCIT’s Interior Design student team comprised of David Kim (3rd year), Carley Steeves (2nd year), and Carlos Valdez (3rd year) placed first in the Pacific West Region and placed third in North America for their project Kinship—a live-work space that evokes beauty though feelings … Read more

BCIT Trades alumni share invaluable advice on being an entrepreneur

The BCIT School of Construction and the Environment, BCIT Student Association (BCITSA) Entrepreneurial Services and BCITSA Career Services were pleased to bring back the first in-person annual Trades Entrepreneur Panel event since the pandemic. Made up of successful BCIT trades alumni and entrepreneurs, the esteemed panel spoke to a captive audience of trades students about … Read more

BCIT Carpentry students receive the 2022 HAVAN Scholarships

Congratulations to BCIT Carpentry students Anthony Titotto, Trevor Vogt, Jonathan Oyama, and Timothy Ssemuddu who each received the 2022 Homebuilders Association Vancouver (HAVAN) Scholarship. David Dunn, Associate Dean, Building Design and Construction Trades, BCIT School of Construction and the Environment, announced the winners at the recent awards presentation at the HAVAN Annual General Meeting. For … Read more

James Bourget recognized by VRCA for Excellence in Education Leadership

James Bourget, BCIT instructor and Principal at RDH Building Science was recognized by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association (VRCA) with the Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement in Education Leadership at the 32nd annual VRCA Awards of Excellence gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. James has been a pillar for zero energy and zero … Read more

New BCIT Construction Safety Videos available online

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) School of Construction and the Environment (SOCE) is proud to introduce its new Construction Safety Videos on the BCIT Safety in Construction and Environment webpage for BCIT faculty, staff, students and for others in the construction industry to use in the province of British Columbia.  BCIT is committed … Read more

BCIT Civil Engineering wins the CSCE President’s Best Student Chapter Award in Canada

The BCIT Student Chapter of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE) has been awarded the national CSCE President’s Best Student Chapter 2020-2021 Award. This award continues an impressive and strong tradition for the BCIT CSCE Student Chapter.  The Chapter has won this prestigious award now six times: 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, and 2021. “What … Read more

BCIT and SFU Master’s student Macus Ong is runner up in BBC Wildlife Magazine Photo competition

Macus Ong is an international student in the BCIT and SFU Master of Science (MSc) in Ecological Restoration program with a passion for photography and to teach others about the environment through his work. While working on his MSc Applied Research Project, Macus photographed a stunning cormorant. He entered the photo in the BBC Wildlife … Read more

Electricians need to prepare for FSR certificate renewal in 2021

Did you know that the Technical Safety BC Electrical Field Safety Representative (FSR) certification will expire on the first day of your birth month in 2021, regardless of when you renewed it? Electrical Safety Regulation (section 10.1) now requires Class A, B or C FSRs to complete 8 hours of continuing education before they can … Read more