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Energy Step Code amendment to BC Building Code effective immediately

April 11, 2017

Note below from Andrew Pape-Salmon, Executive Director, Building and Safety Standards Branch:   I am pleased to announce the introduction…

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New Sprinkler Requirements for Four-Storey Wood-Frame Buildings

March 15, 2017

An update to the BC Building Code will require fire sprinklers to be installed on the balconies of all new…

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Building Act Updates: Unrestricted Matters

March 2, 2017

The Province has amended the Building Act General Regulation to add additional items to the unrestricted matters list. Unrestricted matters…

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Squamish: Zoning changes proposed for downtown. Public Hearing March 14

February 28, 2017

Affected Lands: Downtown Commerical (C-4) and Comprehensive Development Zone 37 (CD-37) zoned properties that abut Cleveland Avenue and are located…

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Workshop: Fire Performance and Alternative Solutions for Wood Structures

February 24, 2017

  Presented by the Canadian Wood Council Two full days including practical learning and a field trip to view a…

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Survey: Cycling amenities in new construction projects

February 23, 2017

HUB Cycling and industry partners are conducting a research project on cycling amenities in new construction projects. We invite you…

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Low Rise Housing Updates to the VBBL

September 27, 2016

Please see the attached presentation from the City of Vancouver on low rise housing updates to the VBBL. CMO –…

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Vancouver to eliminate new greenhouse gas building emissions by 2030

July 13, 2016

Vancouver city planners have unveiled a new strategy to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from new constructions by 2030. “The Zero Emissions New…

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UDI Response to Zero Emissions Building Plan

July 12, 2016

Today, the Zero Emissions Building Plan (ZEBP) is being presented to council. The ZEBP targets “to reduce emissions from new…

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Changes for Local Governments Under Section 5 of the Building Act

July 6, 2016

To read the full article, please see the attached PDF. Changes for Local Governments Under Section 5 of the Building…

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Getting to Groundbreaking Report: Year 2 – Focus on WoodFrame Apartments

April 12, 2016

Getting to Groundbreaking (G2G) examines the residential building approval process in the metro Vancouver region. The second year of the…

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Featured Events

Women of UDI Networking Night

April 25 @ 5:00 pm

Spring is just around the corner, let's reconnect with colleagues and meet new faces in the industry with the Women...

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UDI Seminar: Looking Forward - Design, Architecture and New Step Code Building Requirements

May 11 @ 7:00 am

The Step Code Regulation was approved in mid-April.  This is the first step to building near zero projects in Vancouver and across...

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Golf Tournament #2 - May 31

May 31 @ 12:00 pm

Both tournaments have the same number of teams and follow the same format, so pick whichever date works best for...

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