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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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Read the latest industry news and developments Media Statement on Premier’s Announcement

December 15, 2016

HOMEBUYER INCENTIVES A GOOD FIRST STEP BUT BRITISH COLUMBIANS NEED MORE HOUSING OPTIONS The Urban Development Institute commends the provincial…

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UDI Member Bulletin: Omnibus Changes

November 30, 2016

Significant changes to the Contaminated Sites Regulation have been made and are effective November 1, 2017. These changes could have…

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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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