Industry News

Technical Safety BC

We are currently recruiting for three Board of Directors opportunities at Technical Safety BC.

Our Board Directors provide strategic advice, and oversee business performance, financial reporting, and risk. We are looking for individuals with experience in a combination of the following priority areas:

  • Technology and data analytics
  • Social science (including experimental design and research)
  • Risk analysis for complex technical systems with a human factors component
  • Strategic customer experience in the technologies we regulate.

Technical Safety BC’s Board recruitment information is posted on our website:

BC Housing
 Webinar - November 19

BC Housing is offering a 3-hour webinar on November 19, 2019 entitled Building Smart with Sound Principles and Noise Control in Homes. This webinar focuses on reduction of noise levels related to building enclosure design and construction through material and assembly strategies in compliance with BC Building Code and health guidelines.

Details and Registration

B.C.'s maximum allowable rent increase to rise 2.6% in 2020


NEW: from the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for BC


 Al's Almanac

Almanac #74A

Did you know . . . you might be restricted to the rent control limit when raising separate fees?

Read on!

The Buildings Show - December 4-6, 2019 - Toronto

Exciting new changes for 2019, with the introduction of a new PropTech and smart technology expo called Buildings Connect. It will be a gathering of great minds for a dynamic showcase of innovative technology directly impacting people, places, properties, portfolios, energy use and operational efficiencies within the built environment.


Lawn Watering Regulations are in effect May 1 to October 15

Our water use can increase by 50% in summer and early fall, largely due to lawn watering. The region‑wide watering regulations are an effective way to help us use our drinking water wisely.


2019 update to the WorkSafeBC Serious Injury Prevention Initiative

WorkSafeBC’s Industry Initiatives identify additional sectors and subsectors, outside of the High Risk Strategies, with a high risk of serious workplace injury and significant contribution to the serious injury rate. Each initiative focuses prevention efforts on identified areas of high risk in order to apply resources and effort where they will be most effective. In 2018, WorkSafeBC adopted a three-year development cycle for Serious Injury Prevention. Based on the work done to date, there are additional focus areas for 2019 that have been identified within the Serious Injury Prevention Initiative. You can read about those updates and more on WorkSafeBC’s web pages for the High Risk Strategies and Industry Initiatives.


Supreme Court of B.C. disagrees with Civil Resolution Tribunal when it comes to charging “retroactive” strata fees…/2018/2018bcsc1637/2018bcsc1637.html