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.
In this issue:
- Licensed Residential Builder Survey Assesses Sector’s Perceptions and Needs
- Building Smart #16 - Preparing Sector for Changes to the Building Code
- New Videos Educate Homeowners about the Importance of Maintenance
- Compliance and Enforcement Update – Administrative Penalties
- New Video Explains Owner Builder Authorization System
- Licensing and New Home Enrollments
- Events Calendar
Licensed Residential Builder Survey Assesses Sector’s Perceptions and Needs
Results are in from the HPO’s 2011 province-wide survey of Licensed Residential Builders. Read more.
Building Smart #16 - Preparing Sector for Changes to the Building Code
The new 2012 BC Building Code is coming soon with key changes that will affect the residential construction industry. To help the sector prepare, the HPO is offering Building Smart #16: 2012 Code Changes – Safety, Efficiency and Sustainability. Read more.
New Videos Educate Homeowners about the Importance of Maintenance
A new series of online videos can help condo and townhouse owners learn more about protecting their investment. The videos are also a great educational tool for builders and their clients. Read more.
Compliance and Enforcement Update – Administrative Penalties
An important part of the work the HPO does to administer the Homeowner Protection Act (the “Act”) and protect consumers is to ensure compliance with its requirements. The HPO uses a combination of education and awareness, voluntary compliance and enforcement to administer the Act. In situations where voluntary compliance cannot be achieved, the HPO may issue administrative penalties. Read more.
New Video Explains Owner Builder Authorization System
The HPO has developed a short educational video on the Owner Builder Authorization (OBA) system. The video, which is playing at the Building Smart #16 seminars and is available online, explains how the HPO administers and monitors Owner Builder Authorizations in order to ensure appropriate competition in the marketplace while protecting the interests of home buyers. Read more.
Licensing and New Home Enrollments
2012 Statistics on the number of licences issued and the number of new homes enrolled in warranty insurance. Read more.
Listing of seminars, conferences and other events. Read more.
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