News & Events

Calgary builder wins 4 national housing awards

Calgary's Albi Homes was the big winner at the National Awards for Housing Excellence, presented at the Canadian Home Builders' Associations' (CHBA) national conference on May 6 in Kelowna BC.  Click on the link to the Calgary Sun article  http://www.calgarysun.com/2016/05/07/albi-wins-four-national-housing-awards for the full story.

Canada-Alberta Job Grant

Reimbursement for 2/3rds of your training costs!

The Canada-Alberta Job Grant (CAJG) is available NOW! and will reimburse employers for two-thirds of their eligible employee training costs to a maximum of $10,000 per individual to a total of $300,000 per company per year.  The training needs to be preapproved by the government prior to course registration.

PHBI's quality training is eligible for grant funding.  For more information, click here.

2016 The New Homebuyers Choice AwardsTM

Congratulations to the 2016 regional winners and finalists of The New Homebuyers Choice AwardsTM.  The builders with the highest customer satisfaction results based on homebuyer survey feedback are awarded with the New Homebuyers Choice Award.  For details on PHBI's award program, click here

The 2016 regional results are posted here 2016 regional winners and finalists 

The 2016 Overall Provincial finalists are posted here 2016 provincial finalists.  The winners will be announced mid September 2016.

PHBI decals available

PHBI has a limited supply of PHBI decals available.  Click here to see an image of the decals.  They come in two sizes 2" x 2" for site manager's hard hats and 5" x 5" for general purposes.  Email phbi%23ca|askphbi if you'd like some for your organization. 

The Transition to Energy Efficient Homes in Canada - lessons learned

Click here to view the presentation by Constructive Home Solutions delivered at the International Housing & Home Warranty Conference 2014 .

Notice:  New Alberta Building, Fire and Energy Codes

The 2014 editions of the Alberta Building Code and the Alberta Fire Code based on the 2010 National Building and Fire Codes were adopted at the end of February 2015 by provincial regulation.  Also adopted by regulation is the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2011 edition.  Click here to see the Alberta Government notice on key changes in the code. 

New Construction Performance Guidelines Released

The New Home Buyer Protection Office released the NEW Construction Performance Guide for New Home Warranty in Alberta on December 17, 2014.  A revised version of the Guide was released on September 1, 2015.  Revisions summaries and the revised guide can be found  on the Municipal Affairs website. Click here to go directly to the  Municipal Affairs website.

It's important to familiarize yourself with the new guide as each entry in the guide has been reviewed and many have been rewritten.   There's a new section for multi-family homes.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

Is your company prepared for the upcoming legislation? 

For anyone who missed CHBA Calgary's June 12th Builder Breakfast presentation, click on the  link below to view the PowerPoint presentation by Robert Fooks & David Le Boeuf, Corporate Commercial/Real Estate, McLeod Law LLP.

Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

 


Industry News & Events

For further industry news and events , we encourage you to visit the CHBA websites.

Regional CHBA's

Central Alberta Region
http://www.chbaca.ca

Grande Prairie Region
http://chbagp.com

Medicine Hat Region
http://chbamedicinehat.com

Provincial CHBA

National CHBA