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
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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 email@example.com.
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