Presentation on theme: "Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHBA-NL) April 30, 2014."— Presentation transcript:
Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Newfoundland and Labrador (CHBA-NL) April 30, 2014
CHBA-NL Vision Recognized as the voice of the residential construction industry in the Newfoundland and Labrador. Members are professionals involved in new home construction and residential renovations. Dedicated to the business of building affordable, quality homes.
CHBA-NL Mission As the advocate of the industry, we offer services to members through guest speakers, programs, networking, and policy development
Events & Networking Learn about your industry and increase business contacts Home Show Housing Forum Golf Tournament National Conferences Monthly membership luncheons and Builder Breakfasts Joining a CHBA-NL Committee
Enhanced Marketing Let us promote your business to consumers: Website Social media Monthly E-newsletter Members’ Advantage Program (MAP) Consumer Directory (annual) Unique sponsorship opportunities
CHBA-NL Advocacy Housing affordability, the underground economy and government-imposed costs (Tax on New Housing) Canada Post agrees to suspend community mailbox fee Accessing Canada Job Grants for industry employers Working with Private training college to create more localized industry training (Framing Technician Program) Business Boot-Camp for residential construction Partnering with the Office of Climate Change and TakeCharge NL to improve home energy efficiency Radon and asbestos removal education Launch of “Building YES: A NIMBY Toolkit”
Fire Regulations and Connectivity – Upstairs Downstairs NBC 2010 – all subsidiary apts and main dwelling interconnected by electrical system, therefore, all smoke alarms must be connected Provincial Electrical Code – cannot have connected units in one system RESULT: CHBA-NL is collaborating with municipalities and the province to seek clarification on behalf of the industry