Building Industry Outlook Forum and Educational Seminar Series coming to Nanaimo Jan. 12

December 16, 2016

The Canadian Home Builders Association – Vancouver Island is hosting a full day building industry outlook forum and educational seminar series on Jan 12, 2017 at the Coast Bastion Hotel in Nanaimo.

Education Seminars & Outlook Forum, Full Day Registration (includes lunch & dinner):
Members = $255, Non-Members = $455
Register before Dec. 30 for 10% off Full Day Registration (Enter Promo Code ‘early’ at Checkout)

Outlook Forum Only, Evening Registration (includes dinner):
Members=$55, Non-Members=$70

Register online at or call 250-755-1366

This event offers up to nine continuing professional development (CPD) credits, and will feature a variety of expert speakers.

Presentions include:

“New Home Program” Building Energy Efficient Homes
Jeff Coulombe, FortisBC and Cristi Sacht, CEA – This session is designed to educate builders and developers on the Energy Star for New Homes (ESNH) Standard

Energy Efficiency Provisions of the BC Building Code
Tom Weinreich, City of Nanaimo – This presentation discusses energy efficient provisions in the BC Building Code including climate zones, insulation requirements, vapour barriers, ventilation and windows and doors.

BC’s Energy Step Code: a roadmap to Net Zero Energy Ready Buildings
Zachary May, Building and Safety Standard Branch, Government of BC – The Energy Step Code is a set of incremental performance steps for new buildings that go from the BC Building Codeto Net Zero Energy ready buildings.

Making the Case for High Performance Buildings: Health, Comfort, and Value
Andrew Chapman, NZ Builders Ltd. – This presentation examines construction techniques and assemblies designed to meet Passive House and Net Zero building standards.

Top 10 Warranty Claims
Rob MacCallum, Travelers Insurance – Rob presents the Top Ten Claims received at Travelers. He offers photo examples and descriptions of these common top ten claim items.

Asbestos Awareness
Sean Price, Hazpro Environmental – Sean will discuss what asbestos is and what asbestos containing products are commonly found in homes on Vancouver Island. Worksafe and municipal requirements will also be discussed.

KEYNOTE: The Strategic Small Business
Clemens Rettich, Great Performances Group – A presentation and conversation on the disposable strategic plan. We look at the role of strategic plans and strategic planning in small businesses. Most small businesses don’t believe there is value in strategic planning or the ‘just don’t have time for it’. Having an annual strategic planning session with quarterly reviews however, can be a huge value to a growing business.