Building BC is published by the Homeowner Protection Office for Licensed Residential Builders and Licensed Building Envelope Renovators, as well as our partners within the residential construction industry.
The HPO is hosting a conference — Next Generation: Future of the Housing Industry in British Columbia — on Tuesday, May 27 to mark the HPO’s 10th anniversary (1998-2008) and British Columbia’s 150th anniversary.
Builders are faced with many options when it comes to window selection and installation. The 2008 Spring Building Smart seminar series will provide practical information to assist in making informed decisions that consider a number of aspects related to windows in wood frame construction.
The Research Database provides a comprehensive listing of books, reports and research articles with a focus on the design, construction, performance and maintenance of the building envelope. It also includes relevant research topics that reflect current trends in the industry such as green buildings, sustainability and durability.
The first building envelope test hut facility in B.C. allows researchers to gauge the performance of building products or systems in a real-world environment. Research conducted at the test facility will be used to advance building technologies and to improve building performance.
More stringent eligibility requirements are resulting in fewer owner builder applications. To complement the more appropriate eligibility requirements, the HPO can also prevent the abuse of the owner builder exemption by monitoring more closely the sale of owner-built homes.
The Homeowner Protection Amendment Act provides the HPO with the enforcement tools necessary to improve its regulatory role in the residential construction industry, increasing protection for new homebuyers.
The HPO now has the power to issue compliance orders and administrative penalties. These may be issued to any individual or company who fails to comply with the Homeowner Protection Act or the regulations.
Summarizes the information that is available to the public either by request or through the HPO Website.
The 2007 Builder Survey results indicated that BC builders are generally satisfied with the HPO licensing system, with warranty providers and with the quality and availability of education and training available to residential builders in their area.
Statistics of Licensed Residential Builders and Licensed Building Envelope Renovators, and new home enrollments.
Listing of seminars, conferences and other events.
|Building BC is published by the Homeowner Protection Office primarily for Licensed Residential Builders and Licensed Building Envelope Renovators
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The Homeowner Protection Office is a provincial Crown Corporation.
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