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Free HPO Information Sessions for BC Builders

The HPO is offering free information sessions in communities across the province to help builders understand the changes to the Homeowner Protection Act Regulations.

Builders can now register online to attend a session in their area. We want to ensure that all participants understand the enhanced licensing system and the new requirements.

Sign up to receive important updates. View HPO letter to builders.

 

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.

 

Licensing Qualifications Assessor - now hiring

We are hiring for a Licensing Qualifications Assessor. They will be working in accordance with the Homeowner Protection Act. In addition, they will assess and recommend approval of complex and unique licence applications including new builder licences, builder licence renewals and owner builder authorizations. The role will focus primarily on the qualifications or Continuing Professional Development (CPD) components of the application. Apply Now!

Building Smart #21 Registration Open

This spring, Building Smart will explore the options for conformance with the new ventilation requirements in Part 9.32 of the BC Building CodeRegister online for a session in your area today. Learn more.

New Research Report Looks at Vapour Permeability of Outboard Insulation

This project conducted by the National Research Council of Canada’s Construction, with funding from the HPO and industry partners, looks at the risk of potential moisture problems associated with using outboard insulation products with varying levels of vapour permeability.  Learn More.

New Compliance Case Study

The HPO’s new Compliance Case Study examines a false Owner Builder Authorization and the resulting compliance action. Click here to read Case Study No.3.

Maintenance Matters #14

Check out our newest Maintenance Matters bulletin – Avoiding Exhaust Duct Problems. This informative bulletin explains the importance of a well-maintained system and helps homeowners identify and solve common issues with ducting around the home.

Building Smart Webinars

Check out the HPO’s series of free, recorded webinars. Presented in partnership with industry partners, these presentations feature timely and relevant topics to British Columbia's home building industry. Learn more.

Attic Ventilation and Moisture Research Study

This recently released report presents the findings of a two-phase research project that looked at the presence of moisture and mold growth on the roof sheathing of ventilated attics constructed in coastal climates. Learn More.

Building BC

Read the latest edition of our Building BC e-newsletter. Check out an updated version of the Residential Construction Performance Guide, details on the International Conference on Housing & Home Warranty, Building Smart #20 information, and more.

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