Non-Member Cost :




25% off for CHBA BC members – learn more here

CPD Points:


BC Housing Competency Area:

Construction Technology

Time Commitment:

3 hours

Delivery Method:

Online Recording

Course Description

This session will focus on climate change and its direct impact on the building industry.

  • Learn more about preventative measures to reduce risk and improve resiliency using step code and other performance codes.
  • Learn to manage resiliency with low carbon fuels
  • Reduce reliance on the grid and make backup systems small and manageable.
  • Explore the wind and seismic codes, and how it has changed and why.
  • Learn why water damage is the most costly of all claims

This session will also offer builders a chance to go behind the scenes of the insurance industry to learn more about how damages from climate change impact costs.

  • Learn what builders can do to lower rates and how it all works.


  • Mark Bernhardt, President of Bernhardt Contracting
  • Reza Kamrani, Regional Association Manager at Federated Insurance Company

Course Format

All online courses require successful completion of the following components:

  • Review all course materials in full.

Course Material

There is no textbook for this session. All materials are contained within the presentation videos.

On Demand

Earth, Wind, and Fire: Tackling climate resilience in housing (Online Recording)