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 email@example.com.
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A reminder to all practitioners that Canada Post standards for mail delivery now require a separate rear-loading mail room for multiple family residences of 100 units or more. Download a copy of the Delivery Planning Standards Manual for Builders and Developers from Canada Post website.
The Building Act is new legislation introduced in spring 2015. The latest Information Bulletin 16-01 provides an update on: Upcoming changes under section 5 of the Building Act; Amending or repealing building requirements in bylaws; Other aspects of the implementation of the Building Act; and The updated timeline for building official qualifications. More information about the… Read more
Canada’s next census will be conducted in May 2016. Early in May, census packages will be delivered to households across Canada, providing residents with the information they need to complete their questionnaire online or on paper. Completed questionnaires will provide valuable information that will be used by all levels of government to make decisions about… Read more
The National Building Code of Canada 2015 (NBC), published by NRC and developed by the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, sets out technical provisions for the design and construction of new buildings. It also applies to the alteration, change of use and demolition of existing buildings. Over 360 technical changes have been incorporated… Read more
An update package (634 pgs) is available for the 2012 BC Building Code binder product for Revisions 1 thru 7. Read more
The Alberta Architecture Association has issued a practice advisory on contracts prepared by public sector and large organization private sector clients. Although the advisory is Alberta-focused, the information is a good distillation of a number of issues experienced in British Columbia with other clients, and worthy of review. Read the AAA Practice Advisory – General… Read more
The UBC Architecture Co-operative Education Program integrates a student’s academic studies with work experience. Students engage in an eight-month long (two continuous school sessions) work-term in a professional architectural firm or an office in related fields of design or construction. The program is offered to students who have completed their second year courses. Architecture firms… Read more
An international survey is being conducted by Eva Alvarez to explore what has changed for women in architecture over the last 40 years. It has been 40 years since Architectural Design published the August 1975 issue on Women in Architecture. The editor, Monica Pidgeon, sent letters out to 100 women architects asking them: what can… Read more
The BC Building Code was amended by ministerial order on November 17, 2015, with changes effective December 11, 2015. View the revisions. Parts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 9 are revised. Online versions of the code will display the changes as of the effective date, however holders of hard copies are advised to update their… Read more