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.
Residential Construction Performance Guide Benefits Builders and Homeowners
The HPO and industry partners, particularly representatives from B.C.’s home warranty insurance providers, have been working on the creation of a guide to help builders and homeowners better understand how warranty providers evaluate claims for possible design, labour or material defects in new homes. Read more ...
Building Smart #14 - Making It Work: Design and Details for New Seismic and Envelope Requirements
Register today and be prepared for the changes to the BC Building Code. The new provisions will change the way many walls, basements, slabs and roofs are designed, constructed and inspected. Read more ...
Selling an Owner Built Home – The Need for a Disclosure Notice
Owner builders have many strict requirements attached to the documentation they receive from the HPO allowing them to build a new home in the province of B.C. Read more ...
Reminder – The HPO Has Moved
HPO Licensing and Compliance has moved to Burnaby as of January 31, 2011. The new office location is on the 6th floor of 4789 Kingsway in Burnaby. Read more ...
Compliance – Looking Ahead
The HPO is planning to bolster its compliance team with the addition of four compliance positions. These include: a compliance analyst and three regional compliance investigators. The compliance analyst will assist the HPO compliance team in identifying trends of non-compliance and follow-up on allegations of non-compliance by builders, developers and owners. Read more ...
More Home Warranty Insurance Provider Options
Residential builders and building envelope renovators in B.C. have more home warranty insurance provider options. RSA is now providing home warranty insurance in B.C. through their managing general agent WBI Home Warranty Ltd. Read more ...
Professional Builders’ Institute Established
Over the past few years, the HPO has been working collaboratively with industry and consumer representatives to raise the bar of professionalism in residential construction. Read more ...
New Builder Insight #8 Bulletin Now Available
Builder Insight is a series of bulletins designed to provide practical information on new technologies, research results, good building practices and emerging technical issues in residential construction to Licensed Residential Builders and others in the industry.
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Frank Zentner Retires
Compliance Officer, Frank Zentner, retired from the HPO on January 31, 2011. Frank joined the HPO in the year 2000 and was the first member of the HPO’s compliance team. Based out of Abbotsford, Frank’s primary geographical areas of responsibility included the Fraser Valley, Vancouver Island, and Northern B.C. Read more ...
Spring 2011: Events Calendar
Listing of seminars, conferences and other events. Read more ...
Licensing and New Home Enrollments
2010 Statistics on the number of licences issued and the number of new homes enrolled in warranty insurance. Read more ...
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