Building It Right - Working With Warranty Providers and An Introduction to the New BC Step Code for Houses
Building it Right is proud to present the new Spring Series for BC, visiting Vancouver Island, the Okanagan, and the Lower Mainland. For the first time, we will be presenting primarily in Punjabi by Mr. Taj Sandhu at our Surrey venue. We are also excited to announce that we will be hosting the session in Port Coquitlam which will feature "An Introduction to the New BC Step Code for Houses."
The 7 hour, full day session is divided into 2 parts. The first 3.5 hour session is entitled, “Working with Warranty Providers” and it will help builders understand exactly what is expected during each of the 4 key inspections including foundations, framing, the building envelope and the final inspections. This session will be rich in photographic examples of good workmanship as well as specific examples of workmanship that does not meet the minimum requirements of the warranty providers. A review of the inspection checklists will be provided along with a brief description of the history of the development of these important tools and how builders can use them during construction to minimize the amount of work that will be required by the warranty provider to improve any sub-standard details that can occur in the construction of the modern home.
The second 3.5 hour session is entitled “An Introduction to the New BC Step Code for Houses” and it will help builders understand the impact of Regulatory Reform and the introduction of the BC Step Code for Houses. The province of British Columbia has announced its strategy for increasing energy efficiency in homes with the ultimate goal that new houses will be Net Zero (or very near to it) by the year 2032. Although this may seem far away, it is also a radical change in construction technology and the plan is to work towards this goal for the industry in 5 steps. All BC building jurisdictions (except the City of Vancouver) will need to adopt each of the 5 steps as the BC Building Code governs over the next 15 years. Each BC building jurisdiction must follow the Provincial schedule but have the option of adopting subsequent steps sooner than the Province dictates. This means that builders will find different minimum energy targets (and very different construction and compliance requirements) from current codes as soon as late this year. This also means that builders must be prepared to build with possibly different energy requirements from one community to the next.
**Please Note: The Port Coquitlam Event is only featuring the New BC Step Code for Houses at 3.5 CPD Credits.**
Building It Right - Top 10 Warranty Claims in BC and How to Avoid Them
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This HPO pre-approved, 3 CPD event has been developed and was presented by Murray Frank of Constructive Home Solutions in conjunction with the 4 New Home Warranty providers. This 3 hour session continued the tradition of BC Builder Education presented by Murray Frank to over 30,000 construction professionals since 2004!
Murray has been delivering quality builder education for over 30 years. His easy style and clear presentations are acclaimed and his passion for quality construction is obvious.
This session has been carefully crafted with the input of the 4 BC New Home Warranty providers and will examine the Top 10 Warranty claims in the province in detail, analyzing the problems and providing participants with the tools to avoid these costly mistakes.
For licensed builders in the province, this presentation qualifies for 3 HPO pre-approved CPD learning credits. Be sure to sign up to receive notifications from us as we will be producing a fall series of 7 or 14 CPD credit events, and more of the very popular CPD at Sea series where builders can collect lots of CPD credits while cruising between exotic destinations.
Building It Right is the education brand produced by Constructive Home Solutions - your assurance of quality and experience. Our focus is on small structures built in Canada and our consulting within the industry, our involvement in the most current research projects, our authoring of many industry guidance documents, and our participation in codes development across Canada ensures you that each of our sessions are relevant and industry vetted.
This series has been pre-approved by the HPO for 3 CPD credits.
If you have any questions about the new Enhanced Builder Licensing system and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits, please refer to the HPO website.
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