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April 8, 2020 – Integrated Design

New Seminar
Using an Integrated Design Process

Wednesday, April 8

Learn how an Integrated Design Process (IDP) can ensure greater project success. IDP is a collaborative design approach that is intended to optimize performance, cost, occupant comfort and resilience of a residential building.  It involves engaging the builder and their team of designers, mechanical contractor and energy advisor at the conceptual design stage. IDP examines the needs and performance of a building throughout its lifecycle; from design, construction through to operation, with the goal of ensuring that multiple objectives of the builder are met.

The seminar will:

  • Explore the structure of IDP
  • Discuss applications to various building types
  • Demonstrate case studies from across B.C.
  • Share experiences with IDP from outside B.C.

Join us to learn about the unique steps, timelines, costs and benefits that make this approach preferable to a conventional process.

Register now!

Event details

Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Time: 9:00 am – noon

Cost: $80

Location: Available online via a webinar, or in-person at Brix Studio, #102-211 Columbia St., Vancouver, B.C., V6A 2R5
Note: Brix Studio is a renovated heritage building that has a wheelchair accessible entrance, a fully accessible washroom and an elevator with access to the studio filming space.  Please let Brix staff know if you have any accessibility needs
CPD points: 3

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Building Smart for High Performance Buildings

Presented by the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) and BC Housing.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Registration and Breakfast start at 7:00 am

The Italian Cultural Centre 3075 Slocan Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Join local and international industry experts as they share the latest research results, case studies, as well as successful design and construction practices. Learn about government initiatives to support more efficient, functional and resilient buildings. This forum will explore practical solutions and opportunities for industry practitioners on:

  • cost effective and energy efficient homes
  • indoor air quality and thermal comfort
  • building envelope systems
  • window and roof installation

The workshop will focus on Part 9 and Part 3 residential construction. This event includes a tradeshow. Sponsorship opportunities are available. BC Housing: 3.75 CPD Points | AIBC: 4.5 Core LUs | BOABC: 2.0 CPD Points

Register at BCBEC.COM

Coming Up

National Housing Conference

Mark your calendars! The next National Housing Conference is in Ottawa, May 12 to 13, 2020. The conference gathers thinkers, innovators, housing providers and advocates, corporations investing in communities, developers and academics who share the goal of housing affordability for all. Find detailed information here: https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/en/nhs/national-housing-conference




The annual PHRN Symposium on Housing Research in BC is co-located in BCNPHA’s Housing Central Conference, November 19 to 21, 2017, in Richmond BC.

The full 2017 PHRN Symposium Program is now available.

shorter version of the 2017 Symposium schedule is also available.

For more information on the larger Housing Central conference, visit their website.

Student research posters

Students from UBC SCARP attended the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development in Quito in October 2016. Their findings were also presented at the 2016 PHRN Symposium on Housing Research in BC.

For the Habitat conference exhibition space, UBC SCARP students created four very engaging posters that explore the evolution of four themes since Habitat ’76 in Vancouver, including: housing policy and form in Canada, housing policy and form internationally, governance, and impacts to Habitat host cities. Click the links below to view these posters.

The Evolution of Housing Policy and Form in Canada: A Snapshot of Housing Discourse and Development Between Canada and the World Since Habitat ’76

The Legacies of UN-Habitat on Host Cities

Sustainability through Collaborative Governance

United Nations Habitat III: A Narrative of International Housing Since Habitat I

2016 Symposium Program Now Available

The annual PHRN Symposium on Housing Research in BC is part of the BCNPHA’s Housing Central Conference, taking place November 20-23, 2016, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel, in Richmond BC.

Thank you to everyone who submitted an abstract for this event. We are very much looking forward to this year’s symposium.

The full PHRN Symposium program is available here.

A short version of the PHRN Panels Schedule is also available.

For more information on the annual BCNPHA conference, visit their website.

Call for Abstracts: 2016 Symposium on Housing Research in BC

symposium2015 program

We are pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2016 Symposium on Housing Research in BC.

The PHRN research symposium is embedded in the BC Non-Profit Housing Conference, which will take place November 20 – 23, 2016, at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel (7551 Westminster Hwy, Richmond BC). The Conference is organized by the BC Non-Profit Housing Association and is the major education and networking event of the year for the non-profit housing sector in BC. For more information about the conference 2016, please visit bcnpha.ca.

PHRN is seeking housing research and examples of promising practices from community-based practitioners, academics (including graduate students), and government researchers from across housing sectors (i.e., policy, technical, cultural, health, social services, political, economic, social) who will help draw the connections between research and practice in creating affordable housing.

The Symposium will include research presentations, panel discussions, and networking opportunities.

To learn more about this event, and to find out more about submitting your abstract, please see the PHRN 2016 Call for Abstracts.