BC Housing has published a new guide called Illustrated Guide for Building Safe and Durable Wood Decks and Balconies. Download the free PDF now.
The next edition of the British Columbia Building, Plumbing, and Fire Codes (BC Codes) is scheduled for targeted consultation in 2017. An appropriate transition period will apply before the next edition of the BC Codes comes into effect. The 2012 BC Codes will continue to be in effect for building projects where permits were applied… Read more
The RAIC has released a new version of Document Six, Canadian Standard Form of Contract for Architectural Services, together with a new guide for its use. The previous 2006 edition of Document Six is now obsolete. The AIBC was consulted during the development of this new contract, and AIBC Past President Pierre Gallant Architect AIBC,… Read more
The WEEC Congress is back in North America after 8 years gracing other continents with its presence. WEEC 2017 will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 9-15. Mark your calendars! One of the Congress Themes will be “Architecture and Green Design”, see below for full description. Plan to submit an abstract and/or attend! Visit the… Read more
A reminder to all practitioners that centralized mail delivery is now part of all new residential and commercial developments in Canada. Planning for the right type of service from the many options available will ensure efficient postal service. A Delivery Planning Standards Manual for Builders and Developers with diagrams and in depth guidance from Canada… Read more
Centralized mail delivery is now part of all new residential and commercial developments in Canada. A Delivery Planning Standards Manual for Builders and Developers with diagrams and in depth guidance from Canada Post is available for download. Read more
Metro Vancouver seeks your input on new minimum requirements for onsite stormwater management. The requirements would apply to new single-lot residential development (single detached, duplex, triplex) across the region. Share your experience with practices like disconnected downspouts, pervious paving and rain gardens. Your feedback will help to protect watershed health, improving habitat for fish and… Read more
The Province has posted two new sections of the Building Act Guide online: Section B1: What Local Governments Need to Know about the Building Act; and Appendix to B1: Changes for Local Governments Under Section 5 of the Building Act. The Building Act Guide provides information about the Building Act for stakeholders, and is being… Read more
The Office of the Chief Building Official City of Vancouver has issued a new bulletin regarding the risk of encountering Artesian Conditions while drilling or constructing below ground. Download a copy of Bulletin 2016-04-BU. If you have any questions regarding drilling in the City of Vancouver, you can contact Environmental Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.