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New Home Registry Report In Around Town

Posted on October 22, 2020

New Home Registry Report In Around Town

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According to the BC Housing New Home Registry statistics for Alberni-Clayoquot to North Island and Powell River, the number of newly registered homes and multi-units from January to August 2020 vs 2019 has decreased by 14% (836 vs 875 units).

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 21, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: 12 acre subdivision with single family, duplexes, and patio homes
  • Cumberland: Three-storey, 22 unit affordable housing project
  • Ucluelet: 33 lot modular home affordable housing development
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Commercial Building Awards Winners in Around Town

Posted on October 15, 2020

Commercial Building Awards Winners in Around Town

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The 13th edition of the annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards was held virtually this year.  Forty Three projects were up for the event this year, which celebrates the best in commercial, community and industrial buildings north of the Malahat, completed in 2019.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 14, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: Rezoning approved for a five storey 118 unit apartment building.
  • Tofino: Proposed project reduced from 374 mixed commercial residential to 74 residential units. 
  • Comox Valley: Tender issued for an estimated $7 million in upgrades at the Pollution Control Centre 
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VIREB September Market Update In Around Town

Posted on October 8, 2020

VIREB September Market Update In Around Town

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According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) September statistics, a total of 643 single-family detached properties (excluding acreage and waterfront) sold in September, compared to 324 the previous year. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 7, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: Tenders released for proposed 156 bed residential care home.
  • Courtenay: First reading given to 39 lot strata subdivision off Arden Road. 
  • Campbell River: Report looks at locations suitable for new developments. 
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Free RDH Seminar Multifamily Passive Housing in Around Town

Posted on October 1, 2020

Free RDH Seminar Multifamily Passive Housing in Around Town

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New provincial and state codes will mandate higher energy performance and lower greenhouse gas emissions. As step codes, green standards, and other requirements take effect across North America, a growing number of developers and builders are concerned about how these requirements will impact construction costs. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 30, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: $26.5 million in building permits for 208 apartment and condominium units
  • Union Bay:  Conversion of the UBID water supply/infrastructure to CVRD could occur in 2021. 
  • Powell River: Construction is starting for 20 new townhome and apartment style units.
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Job Site Safety in Around Town

Posted on September 24, 2020

Job Site Safety in Around Town

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Recent examples in the news describing instances of discrimination and harassment on construction sites highlight the importance of the Builders Code (www.builderscode.ca), a BCCA managed program that defines an acceptable worksite to ensure a safe and productive environment for all workers.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on September 23, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: 48 townhome units and 14 small commercial units
  • Courtenay: 137 units with townhomes and two apartment buildings
  • Port Alberni: Five storey, 102 unit apartment building
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