Featured Courses

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Earth, Wind, and Fire: Tackling climate resilience in housing

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

Seminars & Webinars

View a collection of instructor-led seminars and webinars open for registration.

Online

Effective Project Management

Project management is an essential skill when taking a construction plan from start to finish. Knowing how to assess risk, map out timelines and budgets, and plan for procurement are just a few aspects of managing a building project – big or small – to a successful completion. This suite of 7 Project Management courses will give you all the tools you need to put an array of project management skills into practice.

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Simplifying complex carbs: examining the Zero Carbon Step Code

This session will dive into the intricacies of the BC Zero Carbon Step Code, what it is, where it stands, why it matters. Armed with comprehensive datasets, he will paint a picture of the current state of the industry and project where it needs to be and when. The session will also spotlight specific examples of best practices, helping builders and trades navigate the path toward a sustainable, resilient and healthy future.

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In-Person

Residential Enclosure Retrofits: A Hands-On Experience

This new training course specifically focuses on the limitations and challenges contractors face when undertaking enclosure retrofits on existing homes. Contrary to new builds, retrofits come with many challenges from unknowns, including as-built products and materials, occupied conditions, phasing limitations, and existing structural configurations. These challenges must be met with creativity, adaptation, and a strong knowledge of best-practice retrofit solutions.

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Online

Strategies For Compartmentalizing Attached Residential Units

This 2-hour online live session will help participants understand the key principles of limiting suite-to-suite air leakage in small scale multi-unit housing. The course will include recent research on guarded vs unguarded testing of attached homes, as well as a discussion of construction techniques that can be employed to achieve improved levels of compartmentalization across party walls, floors, and ceilings.

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Online

Warranty Defects: Causes and Solutions

Learn the most common construction defects based on actual housing projects.
This half-day course will explain how defects are recognized, typical causes, and offer solutions and prevention strategies to help builders reduce future callbacks.

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Online

Marketing & Project Sales

This session covers the process to design an effective sales and marketing strategy to better promote your business, earn referrals and sell new projects.

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Online

2024 BC Building Code Updates

Are you ready for the next edition of the BC Building Code (BCBC), or thinking of building small-scale multi-unit housing projects? Registered Building Official, Ken Kunka, will walk you through key changes for BCBC 2024 that come into effect on March 8, 2024. The webinar will cover a discussion on existing and potential challenges.

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eLearning Courses

Interactive and engaging, find a variety of online courses to upgrade your skillset or learn new ones at your own pace. Enroll today.

eLearning
Online

BC Energy Step Code Training – Module 5: Airtightness (2023)

Module 5 of the BC Step Code Training Course is designed to help you consider the impact of the BC Energy Step Code on air barriers, including identifying appropriate air barrier solutions, and understanding correct design and installation practices to manage the planning, installation, and testing of performance.

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eLearning
Online

BC Energy Step Code Training – Module 8: Project Management (2023)

Module 8 of the BC Step Code Training Course is designed to help the learner recognize the design and construction factors that contribute to the success of a building project in meeting BCESC requirements, staying on budget and on schedule, and maintaining working relationships, as well as integrating broad project management and QA/QC tools to lower the risk of missing project goals.

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eLearning
Online

Meeting the BC Energy Step Code by Design

This course provides an overview of how architectural and mechanical design choices can have a significant impact on building performance compliance as well as the overall cost to meet the BC Energy Step Code.

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eLearning
Online

Building Science – Air, Heat, Moisture Flows, and Barriers (2023)

This 5-module course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the purpose of air, vapour, and weather barriers. In this course we review the differences between components, what the functions and benefits are, and best practices for installation to increase the durability of a home and reduce warranty call backs.

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eLearning
Online

Renovation Fundamentals

The goal of this course is to provide renovators like you with an introduction to the basic knowledge needed to perform your job as a business owner or manager.

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Online Recordings

View a collection of online recordings for past seminars & webinars (converted into an online format).

Online
Online Recording

Builders Liens and Holdbacks 101

This course will provide information on British Columbia’s Builders Lien Act and how it applies to various industry stakeholders, including Owners, General Contractors, Subcontractors, and Suppliers.

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Call for Speakers

Do you have expert knowledge and skills in the residential construction industry that relates to BC Housing’s core competencies? CHBA BC is actively seeking experienced speakers to present on a range of topics.