Building Links 2013, Issue #8

February 28, 2013

 Editor’s Note…

A free information session regarding the BC Building Code changes, which came into effect on Dec. 20, 2012, will be hosted by the Comox Valley Regional District tomorrow, on Thursday, Feb. 28 from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the Comox Valley Regional District Boardroom at 550B Comox Road in Courtenay. All property owners, contractors and developers are invited to attend. Please contact Sylvia Stephens at or phone 250.334.6043 to register.

The Town Of Comox requests Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified architectural firms for architectural design services to the Comox Municipal Works Yard Upgrade Project. The Town Of Comox is planning to replace several buildings in their Municipal Works Yards at 1390 Guthrie Road with new facilities.

The Village of Cumberland is seeking Expressions of Interest from local and regionally based consulting firms between Campbell River and Nanaimo for the services related to civil, environmental, and geotechnical engineering support. See inside this issue for more details.


VIREB Calls for Nominations for Building Awards

VIREB will be celebrating the best in commercial buildings on Vancouver Island north of the Malahat with the Commercial Building Awards on April 18, 2013 at the Coast Bastion Inn in Nanaimo. Nominations for these prestigious awards are most welcome. To be eligible, institutional, commercial or industrial building or renovation projects must be located within the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board area, and have been completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. Deadline date for receipt of nominations is Feb. 28, 2013. For further information, including the nomination forms and ticket information, please go to


A Host Community Agreement Resolves Issues Around the Expansion of Regional Landfill

The Comox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) service and the Village of Cumberland have developed an agreement to allow for an expanded engineered landfill at the Comox Valley Waste Management Centre (CVWMC). The CSWM will agree to pay Cumberland a host community rate fee of $300,000 per year for 20 years to compensate the village for social, environmental, and economic impacts, and to provide a maximum of $3 million to fund the design and construction of a one-time upgrade to the Cumberland/Bevan Road corridor to accommodate the vehicle traffic accessing the CVWMC. Details on the agreement and answers to some frequently asked questions can be found on the CSWM website at