September 24, 2020
BC CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD CHAIR
Mike Fawcett of Brock White Steps Up to Lead
VICTORIA, BC September 23, 2020 – The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has announced the election of Mike Fawcett to the role of Board Chair for the 2020-2023 term, effective immediately.
Based in Prince George BC, Mike is a Geotechnical Product Manager at Brock White Construction Materials, where he has worked for over 16 years. Mike is a Canadian Certified Inspector of Sediment and Erosion Control (CAN-CISEC) and a Certified Erosion & Sediment Control Lead (CESCL-BC). He holds a Masters in Project Management from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Mike has served on the Board of Directors at the Northern Regional Construction Association (NRCA) for 12 years, and on the BCCA Board for over 10 years. He previously served on the Board of the Prince George Construction Association for 11 years. This depth of experience and community service means Mike is well versed in the role industry organizations play, and understands the issues in front of the construction employers they serve.
In his new position as BCCA Board Chair, Mike continues the work of out-going Chair Angela McKerlich of CapriCMW Insurance Services Ltd., advocating on behalf of BC’s industrial, commercial, and institutional construction employers on important topics such as prompt payment, the BC Community Benefits Agreement, skilled worker shortages, and achieving the highest standards when it comes to public sector procurement policies and procedures.
Unique to this time, Mike will work closely with the BCCA Board, staff, and partners to ensure the construction industry remains safe and productive as it continues to provide essential services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A focus during Mike’s tenure will be to work with the leadership of the four Regional Construction Associations to ensure strong benefit to membership while serving the industry at large. Under Mike’s leadership, BCCA will introduce a new three-year strategic plan which will take the organization to 2023.
“BC’s construction sector is stepping up to lead the way through, out of, and beyond COVID-19, both in terms of safety and economic stability” notes Fawcett. “It’s difficult to overstate the role this sector plays in our province. Due to our size, what happens in construction by extension also happens in our communities. The work of the Associations is instrumental in ensuring that our governments understand the impact of the actions they take.”
“We welcome Mike to the Chair’s role and look forward to his contributions as an experienced, long-time Board Member” says Chris Atchison, President of the BCCA. “It is a challenging time and Mike is a highly respected voice of reason for our industry. He will be a huge asset to the work.”
ABOUT BRITISH COLUMBIA CONSTRUCTION ASSOCIATION
The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) works with four Regional Construction Associations (NRCA, SICA, VICA, and VRCA) to serve more than 10,000 employers in the provinces industrial, commercial, institutional (ICI) construction industry. For more information, visit us at www.bccassn.com (website), @ThisisBCCA (Facebook) and @thisisBCCA (Twitter).
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