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VICTORIA, Sept. 13, 2011 /CNW/ - The Province is releasing a new guide
that builds on industry knowledge gained over the past decade to
enhance the quality of wood-frame, multi-unit residential buildings
constructed in British Columbia.
The guide explores the latest research, design and construction best
practices for building enclosures and is an invaluable reference for
the construction industry.
The Building Enclosure Design Guide - Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential
Buildings offers practical solutions to help ensure that new residential
buildings are well constructed for B.C. families and residents.
Developed in consultation with an industry task group, it updates
earlier best practice guides that have been instrumental in creating a
consistent approach to the design and construction of effective
Available from the Homeowner Protection Office, a branch of BC Housing,
this comprehensive guide is intended to assist members of B.C.'s
residential construction industry - particularly builders, architects,
designers and contractors. It is also an excellent resource for
Rich Coleman, Minister Responsible for Housing
The Province is committed to working with industry to advance knowledge
and generate new technology, particularly when it comes to wood-frame
construction, which is the predominant method of residential
construction in B.C. Our goal is to ensure that our residential
buildings are among the most comfortable, durable and energy efficient
in the world.
British Columbia has one of the most dynamic and innovative residential
construction sectors in North America. While our diverse climate
presents distinct challenges for the design and construction industry,
it has inspired breakthroughs in building envelope technology that have
been adopted throughout the world.
Dave Ricketts, Principal, RDH Building Engineering Ltd
Developing practical reference tools for B.C.'s residential construction
sector and sharing this knowledge with other jurisdictions has raised
the profile of our industry, and achieved recognition for the quality
of our construction.
Frank Denton, President of the Association of Professional Engineers and
Geoscientists of BC
The guide will be of great assistance to the construction and design
community in addressing the unique challenges presented by B.C.'s
The guide was developed by the Province in partnership with the
Homeowner Protection Office and in collaboration with an industry task
It covers building enclosure design and best practices for wood-frame
construction in five and six-storey mid-rise buildings.
An indispensable resource for B.C.'s residential construction industry,
this comprehensive best practice guide is also useful for other
jurisdictions that face similar building enclosure construction
challenges and need solutions.
The guide can be purchased online from the HPO website for $70 plus
applicable taxes and shipping.
Visit www.hpo.bc.ca to learn more or to purchase a printed copy of the Building Enclosure Design Guide - Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential
Buildings online from the Homeowner Protection Office.
The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) is a branch of BC Housing, a
provincial Crown agency under the Ministry of Energy and Mines
(Ministry Responsible for Housing). The HPO's mandate is to help bring
about improvements in the quality of residential construction and
increase consumer protection for new home buyers.
The HPO is responsible for research and education related to B.C.'s
residential construction industry and consumer information, as well as
licensing residential builders, building envelope renovators, and
administering owner builder authorizations in British Columbia.
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SOURCE Homeowner Protection Office
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