You are here
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 attempting to resolve the issues surrounding green roofs and home warranty insurance. An issue paper has been prepared, and a one-day conference called Green Roofs and Homeowner Protection in British Columbia will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2007 in Vancouver.
The Homeowner Protection Office is launching the Building Envelope Guide for Houses - Part 9 Residential Construction, which will be available later this spring.
This spring the HPO will present Building Smart #7, that focuses on important new provisions for cladding and moisture protection for homes constructed under Part 9 of the 2006 BC Building Code and the 2007 Vancouver Building By-law.
The HPO has released Builder Insight #3, a bulletin that examines moisture management strategies for rain penetration control for multi-unit residential buildings constructed of poured-in-place concrete.
A supplement to the Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code ACSA-B149.1 has been developed that changes requirements for all plastic pipe venting systems for gas-fired appliances to be certified to the ULC S636 Standard for Type BH Gas Venting Systems. The provisions of the supplement become mandatory after June 30, 2007.
HPO hired a new Senior Research Officer, Denisa Ionescu, responsible for leading and/or providing support for building science research projects and education and training initiatives related to residential construction, and education initiatives designed to bring about better informed and protected consumers.
Results are in from the HPO's survey of owner-builders and subsequent purchasers of owner-built homes.
The HPO funded a field research study to examine the condition of fasteners and connectors in contact with ACQ treated lumber in B.C. This was in response to industry concern with the durability or possible premature corrosion of metal fasteners and connectors when used with wood treated using some preservatives, such as alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ).
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
PO Box 11132 Royal Centre
- What's New
- Regulatory Bulletins
- Residential Construction Performance Guide
- Seismic Design Guide
- Energy Efficiency Requirements Guides
- Building Enclosure Design Guide
- Housing Foundations & Geotechnical Challenges Guide
- R22+ Effective Walls in Wood-Frame Construction in B.C.
- Heat Recovery Ventilation Guide for Houses
- Best Practices for Air Sealing & Insulation Retrofits
- Pathways to High-Performance Housing
- Energy-Efficient Enclosures Guide
- Window and Door Replacement Guide
- Building Envelope Guide
- Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide
- Consumer Guides
- Maintenance Matters
- Builder Insight
- Building BC
- Builder Qualifications
- Builders & Developers
- Compliance & Enforcement
- Owner Builders
- Research & Education
- Act & Regulations
- Dispute Resolution
- About the HPO