Impact of Rising Tides on The Built Environment Explored

Warren Frey, Journal of Commerce
November 13, 2013

Rising tides are bringing new challenges to cities in the Pacific Northwest. Changing water levels were the subject of the Rising Tides session, which opened the first full day of the recent Sea Change 2013 conference put on by the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and the American Institute of Architects – Northwest and Pacific Region. Sadhu Johnston, deputy city manager of the City of Vancouver, said climate change and rising tides have only recently become factors under consideration in the municipal government’s ongoing plans to enhance sustainability in the region. More …

2013 Licensed Residential Builder Survey

How effective is the Homeowner Protection Office’s builder licensing system? How satisfied are you with the effectiveness of the home warranty insurance system in British Columbia? What are your education priorities? The HPO invites your feedback through its 2013 Licensed Residential Builder Survey. Your input will assist the HOP in evaluating and improving its programs,  and in planning future programs and initiatives. The survey, available online at, closes on Tuesday, November 19, 2013. If you have any questions about the survey, please call Ipsos Reid at 1-888-505-8787 or contact the HPO at 1-800-407-7757.