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UDI Letter on Wildlands

July 11, 2017

UDI wrote a letter to the Ministry of Environment about the wildlands land use standard.  View the letter here: Wildland letter…

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UDI Letter on High Density Standards

July 11, 2017

UDI wrote a letter to the Ministry of Environment on our recommendation for the definition of high density standards. View…

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Preliminary Insights from the BC Energy Step Code Costing Study

July 11, 2017

Today’s Webinar: “Preliminary Insights from the BC Energy Step Code Costing Study” Presentation: “Preliminary Results of BC Energy Step Code Costing Study,” Dave…

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UDI Letter John Horgan – June 2017

July 4, 2017

UDI Letter to John Horgan June 27, 2017

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Media Release – State of the Market Q1-2017

May 29, 2017

NEW MULTI-FAMILY HOUSING AVAILABILITY FALLS OFF A CLIFF ACROSS METRO VANCOUVER   VANCOUVER, BC —Availability of new multi-family housing has…

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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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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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Featured Events

UDI Luncheon - The City of Vancouver "Housing Reset"

September 26 @ 11:30 am

The City of Vancouver "Housing Reset" Join Gil Kelley, Kaye Krishna, and Kathleen Llewellyn-Thomas of the City of Vancouver at our first luncheon of the...

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UDI Seminar: Part 2 Energy Step Code (ESC) Updates - Costing & Implementation of Airtightness Testing

October 5 @ 7:30 am

...Part 2 of the Energy Step Code (ESC) Update Seminars  UDI has gathered local and international experts to talk about further...

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