The following Standata was issued on May 18, 2018 – to provide uniform interpretation across all disciplines, to assist owners & operators of mobile cooking operations understand the minimum requirements under the Safety Codes Act for such operations or undertakings. Click here to see the Standata.
CHBA Building the Best Awards 2018
On Friday January 26th, some members of our team were privileged to attend the CHBA Lethbridge Region | Building the Best Awards. We were excited to see some of our hard working partners be celebrated for their efforts and impact on this industry by striving for excellence!
We were honored to present the award for Energy Efficiency to Dave with Greener Homes as well as celebrated Custom Builder of the Year with Ramton Homes. Bezooyen Construction was celebrated for their outstanding projects and professionalism.
Thank you to those of our team in attendance, a great time was had by all! A big thank you to the CHBA for organizing such an outstanding evening and all of those industry leaders who were recognized for their efforts!
With the rise in solar and renewable energy, our team was pleased to assist with the permits & inspections on what is the largest solar project in Western Canada to date. What a great experience and looking forward to the many more projects coming in 2018. Click on the link to read more.
New requirements for residential builders come into effect on December 1, 2017. Going forward, new homes in Alberta must be built by somebody with a valid license or an Owner Builder Authorization. This will be required in order to register new homes and to obtain building permits for new homes.
Licensing will apply to anyone constructing new residential units, including condominiums and large multi-family homes. Individuals who want to build their own home can do so with a valid Authorization whether they choose to build with or without warranty.
To minimize disruption to the industry, the program will be phased in over a few months, beginning December 1 until full implementation on May 1, 2018. Builders who have been active in Alberta over the previous two years may receive a Provisional Licence (temporary licence) on December 1, based on their track record with related consumer protection and safety legislation. This licence will expire on May 1, 2018. Full licence applications will be available online beginning December 1, 2017.
All licensed builders will be posted on an interim registry, located at www.builderlicensing.alberta.ca. Municipalities can verify the status of a builder by checking this registry. Licensed builders will also receive a Certificate of Licence in the mail, and the Registrar’s Certificate of Approval will also reflect licence status after December 1. A full public registry will be released in the spring, 2018.
Click here to see the official Notice of Administrative Penalties.