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British Columbia Homeowner Protection Office

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Works: 77 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 236 library holdings
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Classifications: TH2235,
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Most widely held works by British Columbia
Managing major repairs : a condominium owner's manual by Nancy Bain( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Land use planning & weather protected buildings ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This guide provides an introduction to the connections between municipal planning and the construction of wall systems appropriate for the coastal climate areas of British Columbia. It highlights documents where regulations could influence the selection of weather-protected building methods, with the objective of establishing how sound building envelope design may relate to local planning tools such as zoning bylaws and development permit guidelines. Options for change in zoning and development permits are discussed with regard to measurement of gross floor area and building height, and dealing with setbacks and projections, in a manner that does not provide a disincentive to constructing superior building envelope systems
Building envelope guide for houses ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Options for resolving residential construction disputes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A residential construction dispute is a situation in which a home requires repairs or further work because of faulty materials, design, or construction in the building or renovating process, and the homeowner believes that the repairs should be paid for by the responsible party or parties. This guide is an introduction to dispute resolution options for people involved in residential construction disputes. It includes general information on negotiation, mediation, arbitration, and litigation; information on the Notice to Mediate (Residential Construction) Regulation and the British Columbia Homeowner Protection Act Regulation; and a list of resources for more information
Buying a new home : a consumer protection guide ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
This guide outlines some of the potential pitfalls when buying a new house or condominium, along with how to protect against those pitfalls. Topics covered include building codes, builder or developer qualifications, house inspections, real estate agents, using a lawyer or notary public, warranties and insurance, dealing with after-sales problems, legal action, and responsibilities of the seller
Building enclosure design guide : wood-frame multi-unit residential buildings ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Study of high-rise envelope performance in the coastal climate of British Columbia by RDH Building Engineering Limited( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this study was to identify causal relationships that have resulted in building envelope problems & successes in non-combustible high-rise residential buildings in the coastal climate area of British Columbia. The study examined 35 buildings ranging in height from five to 28 storeys, with 151 wall & window assemblies, 131 assembly interfaces, and eight types of cladding. Sixty performance problems were observed. The study correlated building envelope performance with sources of moisture and with features of design & construction of assemblies & details. The study facilitated the identification of key factors for successful design & construction of the building envelope assemblies & details. Recommendations are made for improvement in design & construction practices
Water penetration resistance of windows by David R Ricketts( file )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The purpose of this study was to determine the primary leakage paths and causes of water penetration associated with windows and the window to wall interface. Accomplishment of this goal facilitated development of recommendations for various industry sectors in addressing water penetration issues. The study does not address other performance issues associated with windows such as condensation control, air tightness and structural adequacy. A companion project to the current study addresses water penetration issues associated with windows in the context of codes, standards and certification processes. The results of that study are reported on separately in a report titled Water Penetration Resistance of Windows <U+2013> Codes, Standards, Testing and Certification. Windows were grouped into generic types based on base frame material and rain penetration control strategy so that a smaller number of window categories could be considered. Six primary leakage paths through or around windows were established. A comprehensive list of causal factors that may contribute to the various leakage paths was developed. With this background established as context for the evaluation of windows and the window to wall interface, the assessment proceeded with input from various industry sectors; manufacturing, testing and certification, building & interface design and field review, installation, and maintenance and renewals. The evaluation began with the assessment of the likelihood of particular leakage paths occurring for each window type, and the level of consequential damage that may occur for each leakage path and window type. Each window type was also assessed for the likelihood that particular causal factors contribute to a leakage path. Finally, the potential impact that industry sectors can have in addressing the causal factors was assessed. The results of the study indicate that the dominant leakage paths of concern are those associated with the window to wall interface, both through the window assembly to the adjacent wall assembly and through the window to wall interface with the adjacent wall assembly. Consistent with this finding, it was noted that the A440 B rating performance criteria for water penetration control does not identify leakage associated with these leakage paths, nor is there a requirement for testing of the installed window assembly. A wide range of causal factors were found to contribute to leakage activity. A key study finding was the fact that the selection of windows and the design of the window to wall interface failed to consider localized exposure conditions such as overhang protection provided by building features, or the local topography. The Manufacturing sector and Building & Interface Design and Field Review sectors have the most significant opportunities to impact positively on the performance of windows and the window to wall interface. The key recommendations include the assessment of micro exposure conditions in the specification and selection of windows, as well as in the design of the window to wall interface. In general, all sectors need to have a greater focus on the installed window and associated details. One of the key components of this focus is the provision of some redundancy in water penetration control through the installation sub-sill drainage. A water penetration testing protocol needs to be developed and mandated for the installed window assembly
Report of the Task Group on Green Roofs and Homeowner Protection in British Columbia to the Homeowner Protection Office Board of Directors by British Columbia( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Annual report by British Columbia( serial )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Green buildings, green roofs and homeowner protection in British Columbia ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Input on Green Roof Task Group report ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Questions & answers about the Homeowner Protection Amendment Act ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Attic ventilation and moisture research study final report ( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Buying a home in British Columbia a consumer protection guide ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Residential construction performance guide for new homes covered by home warranty insurance in British Columbia by British Columbia( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Homes in 2026 who will buy them? who will build them? ( file )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Guide to home warranty insurance in British Columbia ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Home Protection Office
British Columbia. Ministry of Municipal Affairs. Homeowner Protection Office
Columbie-Brittanique. Homeowner Protection Office
HPO
Languages
English (54)
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