This Bulletin describes miscellaneous changes to the BCBC that came into effect on January 31, 2018 that were not described in Bulletin B18-01. Key changes include: Removal of a relaxation for guards in Part 9 dwelling units that are not above another suite. Permitting passive ventilation for secondary suites in buildings designed to comply with the BC Energy Step Code. More consistency between definitions for mechanical energy use intensity, total energy use intensity, A new appendix note on Floor Area, Clarification on area for assumed air leakage for Part 3 … Read More
ULI BC is delighted to share its congratulations to Katie Maslechko of Beedie Development Group and Duncan Wlodarczak of Onni Group for being accepted to the ULI District Council/Product Council Exchange program! This program is by invitation only, and offers a one-time opportunity for emerging leader members whom have sufficient professional experience and are engaged and sit in a leadership position (Katie as YLG Co-Chair and Duncan as Vice-Chair, ULI BC) in our local District Council to attend a Product Council reception/dinner and meeting at the 2018 ULI Spring Meeting in Detroit, MI. Katie will be … Read More
ULI BC is invited to join the ACEC-BC Young Professionals Group and the Planning Insititute of BC (PIBC) for speed networking and social! When: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Time: 5:30 PM – 8:30pm Where: Elephant & Castle (385 Burrard St) For full event details and to register, click here.
MLA Canada has released its April 2018 Pre-Sale Report showing strong sales activity for first quarter. See the full report here.
Sustainable business communities adapt quickly to change. Longtime ULI Nashville member, and national ULI speaker, Tabitha Scott, is leading a Strategic Diversity Symposium in downtown Nashville on April 25th-26th. This first-of-its- kind platform brings leaders together to discuss next generation inclusion. While the Symposium acknowledges the significance of traditional diversity, it goes well beyond that to share global expertise on cognitive diversity, generational intelligence, and innovation through engagement—all aimed at increasing profits. Since ULI Nashville is an educational organization with focus on contemporary topics affecting community growth, we are offering … Read More
BC Building Code Users: The Honourable Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, has approved changes to the 2012 BC Building Code effective January 31, 2018. These changes constitute Revision 12 of the 2012 BC Building Code and are available online. The changes concern Letters of Assurance and a number of other Code revisions. Letters of Assurance: Changes include editorial revisions to Schedules B and C-A. These Schedules are now available on the BC Codes website. Other Code Changes: Changes include removing a relaxation for guards and opening restrictions for windows in dwelling units that are … Read More
MLA Canada has released its annual Market Intel real estate report, a review of the outgoing year, current market conditions and a forecast for 2018. The project marketing company anticipates steady supply and slower price growth in 2018 for pre-sale developments. A global cities housing comparison shows Vancouver’s affordability ratio at 17.4, almost double that of more normalized cities like Toronto and Seattle, and creeping closer to Kowloon, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Home ownership rate in the city is at a high of 65 per cent, with median property value over $1.2 … Read More
We all know that shifting to user-pay model moves the needle, but exactly how much? When it comes to submetering, the sustainability gains may surprise you. Wyse Meter Solutions Inc. recently completed a case study of 4 residential buildings in Vancouver. The properties are submetered for electricity with 232 bill-paying suites to date, out of a total 528 suites. 100% of the capital costs to implement submetering are Wyse’s responsibility. In-suite consumption among bill-payers dropped by 25% compared to non-bill-payers. Self-monitoring tools help bill-payers understand the cost-usage relationship. Choosing to … Read More
On the evening of November 22nd, 2017 at the offices of Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP in Vancouver, the ULI BC Young Leaders Group hosted its inaugural mentorship event to a sold-out audience of enthusiastic young professionals. Moderator Julie Taylorson (Partner, Taylor Ryan) began the evening with a testament to mentorship as “one of the best things you can do for your career,” and this was echoed by the five members of the expert panel who shared their own career paths with gratitude to the people who helped them along the … Read More
ULI BC Annual Platinum Sponsor, MLA Canada,’s November 2017 Monthly Report: As the year winds to a close, we know it’s common to see the housing market slow down but November was still an active month with resale apartment inventory hitting a low for the year, and more than expected pre-sale units released to market. I wanted to share some interesting data that is showcased in the MLA Canada Real Estate Insights November 2017 Report. GREATER VANCOUVER RESALE & PRE-SALE HIGHLIGHTS MLA Advisory November 2017 Monthly Report copy Apartment resale … Read More