President of the BC Construction Association (BCCA), Chris Atchison drives dynamic initiatives that introduce progressive and necessary change to industry while delivering value to all construction stakeholders across the province.
As President, Chris oversees many of the successful programs and strategic initiatives at BCCA, including Bid Central and Construction Month. Chris also leads workforce development strategies for the industry, championing such initiatives as the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), Apprenticeship Services, Integrating Newcomers (IN), Building Builders, and Builders Code. He is passionate about promoting the construction industry as a high opportunity occupation, with a place for everyone.
Chris drives advocacy initiatives, including lobbying government for the enactment of prompt payment legislation, lien reform, and adjudication to the benefit of BC’s construction industry and economy. In addition, he is a staunch exponent of fair, open and transparent procurement practices.
Chris sits on several industry advisory boards, forums and councils, including:
- Deputy Minister and Industry Infrastructure Forum (DMIIF)
- National Advisory Council of Local Construction Associations for the Canadian Construction Association (CCA)
- Council of Construction Associations (COCA)
- Construction Foundation of BC (CFBC)
- BCCA Employee Benefit Trust (EBT)
As President of the BCCA, Chris is committed to moving the industry forward by maintaining essential relationships, modernizing policies, and embracing new technologies.