The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is comprised of three levels: Local, Provincial and National. This structure fully represents a broad-based membership – such as the home building industry.
In September 2014, fully backed by support from the Provincial and National offices, CHBA-Central Vancouver Island and CHBA-Victoria members voted to unite into one strengthened association:
The Canadian Home Builders' Association – Vancouver Island (CHBA-VI) membership includes new home builders, renovators, developers, trades, manufacturers, suppliers, lenders and other professionals across Vancouver Island. Members commit to act with integrity and professionalism in all aspects of their company's operations.
The CHBA-VI's membership is a voluntary affiliation made up of building professionals who are committed to industry excellence. Through the Association, members have access to technical information as well as specialized education and training courses. CHBA also promotes a members' code of ethics that requires high standards in customer relations and business practices.
The CHBA-VI is a proud part of this national standard of excellence, servicing professionals and the communities of Vancouver Island.
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The 2012 BC Building Code has modernized home construction with changes in requirements for almost all of the major building systems.
While past seminars have looked into the details of specific changes, Building Smart #22 will bring together all of the recent Building Code changes required in the construction of homes in British Columbia.
The three hour seminar will use a typical B.C. house as an example to explore a variety of code conforming approaches for each step in the construction process, from excavation through to the final finishes of the house.
The BC Government has announced an enhanced licensing system for residential builders. It establishes new qualifications and continuing education requirements as a condition of renewing a builder licence and other changes.
The seven core training courses offered by CHBA BC have been recognized as meeting these new mandatory education requirements and the Association is an approved training provider under the new regulation.
"As a home builder, I strongly support this progressive action by the BC government," stated Simon Howse, President of CHBA BC. "It promotes professionalism in our industry, and provides assurance to consumers that their new homes will be well-built", he added. "Our industry also appreciates that the new requirements will be phased in, to allow our members time to ensure they meet the new standard."
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