The British Columbia Construction Association (BCCA) has announced the election of Mike Fawcett to the role of Board Chair for the 2020-2023 term.
“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” says 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.”
Based in Prince George, B.C., Fawcett is a geotechnical product manager at Brock White Construction Materials, where he has worked for over 16 years. He 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 degree in Project Management from the University of Northern British Columbia.
Fawcett 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 he 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, Fawcett 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.
Due to the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Fawcett 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.
A focus during his 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 Fawcett’s leadership, BCCA will introduce a new three-year strategic plan which will take the organization to 2023.
“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.”