What's New

Read Our Two New Regulatory Bulletins

These bulletins explain how Licensed Residential Builders will choose their licence type under the Enhanced Licensing System, and the consumer protection disclosure requirements when applying for or renewing a licence. Read More.

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. 

Also, check out our Learning Outcomes for Core Competencies.  This new information bulletin provides a detailed summary of learning outcomes for each of the seven core competency areas for the new builder qualifications. Learn more.

Building Smart with Mid-Rise Wood Buildings

This half-day workshop will focus on the design, planning and construction of mid-rise wood buildings in British Columbia. Register today.

Register Today for Building Smart #22

From The Ground Up: This fall Building Smart will bring together all of the recent Building Code changes required in the construction of new homes in British Columbia. Read more.

 

Building Excellence Research & Education Grants Program Fall Intake is Now Open

Eligible projects may receive up to $40,000 in funding for projects and initiatives that improve the quality of residential construction and consumer protection for buyers of new homes in B.C. Learn More.

 

Maintenance Matters #15

Check out our latest Maintenance Matters bulletin – The Impact of Delayed Maintenance and Renewals on Buildings. This informative bulletin explains the importance of having a planned and coordinated approach to maintenance and renewals of building assests, and the consequences of failing to maintain or replace them.

Q&A Videos on Enhanced Licensing

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

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.

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