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2017 Provincial Election – Housing Platforms

May 5, 2017

UDI has compiled a chart of all major political party platforms with a focus on the issues related to the development industry….

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UDI Response to Ministry Requests for Comments on Updated Omnibus Guidance Documents

May 1, 2017

UDI wrote a letter to the Ministry of Environment about the Updated Omnibus Guidance Documents. UDI is generally supportive of the…

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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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Housing Data & Statistics: Cheat Sheet

March 14, 2017

BC Assessment, Property Information & Trends Province-wide property assessment information, as well as regional assessment information. See also for Quarterly…

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Foreign Buyers Tax Exemptions & BC Budget

March 7, 2017

The Urban Development Institute appreciates exemptions to the Foreign Buyers Tax for foreign workers with work permits. Thank you letter…

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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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Media Statement: 2017 Provincial Budget

February 21, 2017

BC Budget 2017 Includes Property Tax Relief for First-Time Homebuyers & 5,000+ Units of Affordable Housing First-time homebuyers will get…

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State of the Market Q4-2016

February 20, 2017

The Q4 2016 State of the Market Report, prepared by Urban Analytics, provides up-to-date statistics and trends on the new…

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2017 Wood Design & Construction Solutions Conference – Feb 28 & Mar 1

February 16, 2017

  Transformative building technologies and innovations in wood building and design among topics at inaugural Vancouver conference Leading-edge expertise in…

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Member Newsletter – January 2017

January 30, 2017

Member Newsletter   |   January 2017 ​This bulletin updates our stakeholders on UDI news, advocacy work, legislation, events, surveys,…

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Featured Events

UDI Seminar: Project Amenity Space - The Do's and Don'ts

June 6 @ 7:30 am

Why are Project Amenity Spaces needed at all? In our competitive market right now, developments need to stand out and...

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Women of UDI - Women Celebrating Women 2017

June 6 @ 5:00 pm

Join us for The Women of UDI Committee’s 6th annual flagship event – Women Celebrating Women. This year’s panel features...

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UDI Luncheon - Break Bread with the Titans of Real Estate Marketing

June 8 @ 11:30 am

Three top titans of real estate marketing dish on the “hot buttons” of the industry today. Join the UDI luncheon...

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