Chris Atchison

Chris is the President of the BC Construction Association (BCCA), the largest and most inclusive construction organization in the province. BCCA represents over 1500 non-union and union contractors active in all sectors of the industry, but primarily focused on Industrial Commercial and Institutional construction. BCCA members include general contractors, trade contractors and suppliers, large and small, from all regions of BC.

Chris has an extensive background working in the association space with a passion to innovate and drive member value. In addition, Chris has developed an expertise for working collaboratively to ensure optimal results for employers, members, communities, and funders. Chris offers a wealth of experience, including 9 years as Chief Operating Officer at ASPECT and more than 15 years focussing on workforce development strategies, training and initiatives throughout BC. In addition to his work credentials, Chris holds an International Relations Degree from UBC.

Currently, Chris oversees many of the successful programs and strategic initiatives at BCCA, such as; Bid Central, Construction Month, the Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP), Integrating Newcomers (IN) and the Builders Code.

Chris sits at several industry boards, forums and councils, including:

  • Deputy Minister Industry Infrastructure Forum (DMIIF)
  • Stakeholder Advisory Working Group (SAWG)
  • Council of Construction Associations (COCA)
  • BCCA Employee Benefit Trust (EBT)
  • Business Council of BC (BCBC)
  • Canadian Construction Association (CCA)

Chris is committed to moving the industry forward with maintaining essential relationships, modernizing policies and embracing new technologies. As President of the BC Construction Association, Chris will continue to incorporate initiatives that introduce progressive and necessary change to industry while delivering value to all construction stakeholders.


Chris Atchison

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