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British Columbia Homeowner Protection Office

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Works: 60 works in 77 publications in 1 language and 190 library holdings
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Classifications: HD7305.B7, 301.5409711
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Homes in 2026 who will buy them? who will build them? ( file )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
Land use planning & weather protected buildings ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 8 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
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
Options for resolving residential construction disputes ( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 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
Managing major repairs : a condominium owner's manual by Nancy Bain( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Building enclosure design guide : wood-frame multi-unit residential buildings ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Residential construction performance guide for new homes covered by home warranty insurance in British Columbia by British Columbia( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Buying a home in British Columbia a consumer protection guide ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Water penetration resistance of windows by D.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
Guide to home warranty insurance in British Columbia ( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Green buildings, green roofs and homeowner protection in British Columbia ( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Questions & answers about the Homeowner Protection Amendment Act ( Computer File )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Structural, fire protection and building envelope professional engineering services for 5 and 6 storey wood frame residential building projects (mid-rise buildings) ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The bulletin was prepared by the Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists BC (APEGBC) in collaboration with the Architecture Institute of BC (AIBC) and the Homeowner Protection Office with the financial support of the Building and Safety Standards Branch. C.f. as viewed on ministry website January 28, 2010
Study of highrise envelope performance in the coastal climate of British Columbia ( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
In recent years, there have been significant efforts to understand and resolve moisture ingress and deterioration problems associated with wood-framed, low-rise building construction. Currently, this problem is acute in some wood-frame condominiums in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. There are indications that the high-rise stock may also be experiencing similar moisture problems. The objective of this project was to examine the files of a sample of thirty-five buildings to identify causal relationships that have resulted in building envelope problems and successes in non-combustible high-rise residential buildings in the coastal climate of lower mainland BC. This was done by correlating building envelope performance with sources of moisture, and features of design and construction of assemblies and details. The project did not estimate the extent of a potential problem. The project focused specifically on envelope details and envelope systems that have failed, rather than building failures. Envelope types and components under review included window/wall assemblies and light-gauge steel stud (back-up) wall assemblies with stucco, masonry and EIFS cladding systems. Project funding has been provided by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in partnership with the Homeowner Protection Office, the City of Vancouver, the EIFS Council of Canada and Vancouver Condominium Services Ltd
Managing major repairs : a condominium owner's manual ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 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 (51)
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