Improved Earthquake Performance and Resilience for New Buildings – BC Housing Webinar

Improved Earthquake Performance and Resilience for New Buildings

Tuesday, January 12

Studies show that a code-level earthquake has the potential to cause a multi-billion dollar impact to B.C.

How do we build better performing buildings? How can we minimize the financial burden, community disruption and recovery time after an earthquake? We
all want durable buildings that remain habitable and functional after a seismic event.

Join us for this webinar to explore options for improving seismic resilience. Learn from a globally recognized seismic expert who incorporates innovative and cost-effective methods into designs for new construction projects. This session will discuss:

Structural design considerations

Possible revisions in Part 4 of the National Building Code

Options for building resilience

Assessment of seismic performance

Considerations for seismic instrumentation

Post-event habitability and building structure

Register Now

Event details

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (PST)

Cost: $80

Location: Available online

BOABC CPD points: 3

Fenestration BC Webinars

Information provided by Fenestration BC:

You will need to register in advance for these sessions as per Fenestration BC’s information.

Dates: Listed below

Times: Listed below

Costs: FENBC Members no cost

Costs: Non-Members = $50 per session. Must be paid be you can attend the webinar.

Please note that some of the session topics, speakers, topics and times are being confirmed.

Webinars in December:


High Performance Benefits of Laminated Glass

Date: December 1, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm

More Info and Register:  Click Here


Insulating Properties of Aerogel

Date: December 3, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm

More Info and Register: Click Here


Introduction to Surety & IPD Projects

Date: December 8, 2020

Time: 1:00 pm

More Info and Register: Click Here

The FENBC Fall Webinar Series is doing so well we have decided to present a Winter Webinar Series.

The dates will be every Wednesday in January, February and March. All at 100 pm.

So Save the Dates. More information will be coming out in late November.

If you have a topic you would like to include in our series, contact Zana Gordon (


FENBC Podcasts

If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out FENBC’s Podcasts, more coming soon.

Click Here

CIPHEX – Virtual Conference – November 2 – 27, 2020

Canada’s online Trade Show and Conference for plumbing, hydronics and HVACR – running from November 2 – 27, 2020

Please click here to register: Link to registration page

Webinars available: (for a $50 fee you can see all the webinars or register individually)

Friday, November 6 1:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 10 1:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 11 1:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 12 1:00 PM EST
Friday, November 13 1:00 PM EST
Monday, November 16 1:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 18 1:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 19 11:00 AM EST
Thursday, November 19 1:00 PM EST
Friday, November 20 2:00 PM EST
Monday, November 23 1:00 PM EST
Wednesday, November 25 1:00 PM EST
Thursday, November 26 1:00 PM EST

Built Green Canada Webinar: Waste Management & Water Conservation – Nov 17


As many of you know, we have been developing a series of webinars focused on key components of our certification programs. Our Waste Management & Water Conservation webinar is next up, being held on Tuesday, November 17, and we hope you’re able to join us.

This content is applicable to the building industry alongside you, as the municipality it works within. All are welcomed to attend, as together, we collectively work toward a more sustainable, healthier future.

 Waste Management & Water Conservation – Webinar

This webinar will look at construction methods and types of products that contribute to the handling of waste materials on the construction site and encouraging recycling. And, we will look at how to reduce the amount of water used in the home. As part of this, we will also touch on the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS). Throughout the webinar, we will review benefits and provide practical, affordable suggestions to build better and to earn points towards BUILT GREEN® home certification.

When:    Tuesday, Nov. 17 – time zones here:

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PST

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. MST

3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. CST

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. EST

Where:   Webinar – coordinates to come, following RSVP

Cost:       No charge

RSVP: – we encourage you to share this with any others interested in attending, though please do ask them to RSVP directly. Please RSVP by noon on Friday, November 13.

Education credits: pending eligibility for 1.5 CPD point with BC Housing and can be used for credit through PHBI.

We hope you’re able to attend! Should you have questions, please let us know.


Jenifer Christenson
Chief Executive Officer

Karen Podolski
Communications & Program Coordinator

Built Green Canada

780.485.0920 | toll-free 855.485.0920

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Cascadia Windows – Webinars

Fiberglass: Simple & Cost Effective Solutions to Energy Code Requirements + Introducing the World’s First Fiberglass Window Wall

Today, most existing – even modern – buildings have surprisingly low thermal performance from their building envelope.  This increases the ever-growing, and unnecessary strain on the environment and our society’s energy infrastructure.  LEARN MORE


Wed, Nov 4 @ 12pm PST (3pm EST)

Wed, Dec 2 @ 9am PST (12pm EST)

Effective Thermal Performance of the Building Enclosure – Exterior Walls

Today, new buildings must meet the BC Step Code, ASHRAE 90.1 or National Energy Code for Buildings’ requirements for thermal performance. This is a tough objective, since documented proof is required. Effective R-values must be met, not just nominal values, which means that high conductivity materials that cause thermal bridges must be considered in the modelling and calculations.   LEARN MORE


Tue, Nov 10 @ 12pm (3pm EST)

Navigating Emerging Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS)

This presentation explores a more comprehensive and integrated approach to envelope and fenestration energy performance, with a focus on ways to cost-optimize energy-efficiency at a whole-building scale. Reviewing the BC Step Code & the Seattle Energy Code-2018, this presentation demonstrates how a ‘building-envelope-first’ design approach can help meet emerging BEPS and control costs. LEARN MORE


Tue. Nov 24 @ 9am PST (12pm EST)

Combustible Windows & Façade Components in Non-Combustible Construction – Testing, Research, and Expanding Methods

We desperately need better energy efficiency from building enclosures, from both windows and insulated wall assemblies.  Today, the best products and components to enable this are generally made from low conductivity materials. Most of these materials also happen to be combustible—at least, to some extent. LEARN MORE


Wed, Nov 18 @ 9am PST (12pm EST)

These webinars are all worth BOABC CPD points – Category A4 – 1 point per hour

Link to BOABC CPD Program Information

2020 Part 3 Energy Code Compliance Survey

Subject: 2020 Part 3 Energy Code Compliance Survey

FortisBC, in partnership with BC Hydro, is conducting a province-wide survey to collect information about energy code compliance for large buildings. Targeted respondent groups are industry professionals, practitioners and building officials who have experience within the last two years meeting or enforcing energy code for large buildings (Part 3 buildings and non-residential Part 9 buildings). In addition to indicating the current level of compliance with energy requirements, your anonymous responses will help identify barriers and opportunities to improve the code compliance process.

The survey is open now and can be found here:

We encourage industry participants to take 20-25 minutes to complete this important survey before October 31, 2020. By completing the survey, you will also be eligible for a small thank you gift.

Thank you in advance for contributing to this important initiative. If you have any questions or wish to follow up on the results of the survey, please contact Sarah Bozoian (

Alex Janusz | EIT, MASc
Energy and Sustainability Analyst

RDH Building Science Inc.

4333 Still Creek Drive #400, Burnaby, BC V5C 6S6

C 604 999 6491




CPD Information Bulletin

Who Needs to obtain CPD Points?

Every member who is qualified or certified must obtain the required CPD points to maintain the Provincial Qualification (after passing the required exams at each level as per the Building Act), and the BOABC Certification.

Why Are the Qualified Members required to obtain CPD point?

In order to remain qualified on or after February 28, 2021, the qualified members are required to obtain CPD points as per the BOABC’s CPD program.
Building Act requirements as of February 28, 2021 are as follows:

Building and plumbing officials who work for a local government will have to:
• Pass exams according to the level of their responsibilities (class and scope of practice)
• Be entered in the register of qualified building officials
• Pay an annual administrative fee
• Submit an annual report
• Undertake annual continuing professional development (CPD)

For further information related to the requirements under the Building Act a link has been provided:

Click here: Building Official Qualifications

Are the CPD requirements different for Qualified or Certified members?

No, both the qualified and certified members are required to obtain the same number of points.

Where can I get more information about CPD?

Here are the links to CPD related polices:

Policy 1.2 – Certification Maintenance
Policy 1.3 – Certificate and Title Use Application
Policy 1.7 – Revocation of a Certificate or Title
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) program

Where can I get CPD points?

BOABC offers various live and pre-recorded webinars, please visit BOABC website at

Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) – Update

As we all try to navigate the unfamiliar work situation resulting for the self-isolation measures put on place to fight Covid-19, CCMC has prepared an Update for your members as a reminder that CCMC is open and available to answer your questions.

Click here for update: CCMC Update April 2020


Hélène Roche, P.Eng.
Evaluation Officer
Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC)
Canada’s Official Evaluation Services for building officials and the construction industry since 1988.

Agent d’évaluation
Centre canadien de matériaux de construction (CCMC)
Service d’évaluation officiel du Canada pour les agents du bâtiment et de l’industrie de la construction depuis 1988.

Tél.: 613-991-2437