The City of Vancouver, Community Services Building Policy Branch, issued Bulletin 2014-02-BU, Use Of 2012 BCBC & The 2014 Vancouver Building By-Law For Generic Alternative Solutions, on March 14, 2014. The Bulletin states the following, “As directed by Council Policy, the Building Policy Branch will issue the next edition of Vancouver’s Building By-law (VBBL) in… Read more
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The BC Building Performance Study was undertaken by Light House in partnership with the Building Owners and Managers Association of BC (BOMA BC). The study found that green building certification systems like BOMA BESt are helping existing buildings reduce their energy use by up to 25% in just three years. This study is the most… Read more
Does your work require you to use BC’s building codes? Would you like to be kept in the loop as building codes change? Do you want to input into the code change process? Then this survey is for you. The Building and Safety Standards Branch (the Branch) whose mandate is to develop and administer the… Read more
Do you have a small project that requires the services of a professional engineer of professional geoscientist? To assist in locating professional engineers who provides services on these types of projects, the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) has created the Discrete Scope Projects (DSP) Directory. APEGBC members and licensees whose names… Read more
Based on feedback from industry professionals and the revisions required, please be advised that the implementation of the 2014 City of Vancouver Building Bylaw (VBBL) will be extended to July 1, 2014 from March 1, 2014. Once the revisions are complete, the new bylaw will be available for purchase online at www.vancouver.ca in early spring.… Read more
In 1954, TRB was established as Toby & Russell Architects. As of February 5, 2014 they renamed their firm. TRB is now known as RATIO ARCHITECTURE. INTERIOR DESIGN. PLANNING.
TB14-01 Published: January, 2014 This guideline document was prepared to inform responsible parties abut the appropriate use and limitations of CSA A440S1-09, commonly known as the Canadian Supplement, for specifying fenestration performance grades. Click here here to view the full document.
By: M. Greg McCall, P.Eng. Energy conservation and emissions reduction concepts have made their way into the public and professional realms to varying degrees over recent decades, but as Vancouver positions itself to be the World’s Greenest City by 2020, and BC is skipping an entire energy standard, the world of energy efficient design is… Read more