What's New

Information for Education Providers

Read our information bulletin. It explains how education providers can, at no cost, be approved by the HPO and what types of training will be recognized for the new program. It also outlines the application process and next steps.

Q&A Videos on Enhanced Licensing

Check out our new Q&A video series on B.C.’s enhanced licensing system for residential builders.

Building BC - Spring 2015 - Special Edition

This special edition of our Building BC eNewsletter is intended to help builders understand the enhanced licensing system and answer many of the questions we've received about the new requirements. It includes information about core competencies, continuing professional development and the consumer protection provisions that will be phased in over the next 16 months. Read more.

Province Introduces Enhanced Licensing System for BC Home Builders

The BC Government has announced an enhanced licensing system for residential builders. It establishes new qualifications and continuing education requirements as a condition of renewing a builder licence and other changes. Learn more about the new requirements to be phased in over the next 16 months. Read news release and Frequently Asked Questions & Answers.


New Housing Foundations and Geotechnical Challenges Guide

Check out this new industry guide about best practices for soils, foundations and associated geotechnical challenges – from site selection to post construction landscaping. Learn more.

Guide to Managing Renewals Projects in Multi-Unit Residential Building

This new online guide will assist owners, strata councils and co-op housing managers understand the benefits of developing a comprehensive renewals program to maintain the physical integrity and appearance of their building. Learn More.

New Illustrated Guide - R22+ Effective Walls in Wood-Frame Construction in B.C.

This free online guide will help home designers and builders across B.C. build walls with R-22 or greater effective insulation levels. Learn More.

Building BC - Spring 2015

Read the latest edition of our Building BC e-newsletter. This issue includes a wrap-up of our Free Information Sessions on the Enhanced Licensing System, information about our new online guide on heat recovery ventilation systems for houses, a new Builder Insight video on avoiding environmental risks in a renovation project, and more.

Free HPO Information Sessions

Nearly 2,000 builders attended one of the HPO’s free information sessions held in communities across BC. Thank you to everyone who took the time to attend to learn more about the enhanced licensing system.

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Heat Recovery Ventilation Guide for Houses

Heat recovery ventilation (HRV) systems are an effective way to comply with the new 9.32. BC Building Code provisions.  Learn more about HRV systems by exploring this new free online guide that consolidates best practices for their design, installation and maintenance. Read more.


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