City Charters for Calgary and Edmonton were introduced in the fall of 2018 without industry consultation. The Charters provided new powers to the two cities related to offsite levies, inclusionary housing and the environment. This created a significant degree of unpredictability within our industry as it has the potential for nearly limitless policies, powers and…

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Reducing red tape has been a central focus of the current government and BILD Alberta. In October 2019, BILD Alberta coordinated a collaborative submission with 29 recommendations focused on streamlining approval p Offsite levies remain one of the largest costs associated with developing land and ultimately building and buying homes. As an industry we have…

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Reducing red tape has been a central focus of the current government and BILD Alberta. In October 2019, BILD Alberta coordinated a collaborative submission with 29 recommendations focused on streamlining approval processes and costs for land developers, builders and renovators (read the full submission here). Significant progress has been made on industry priorities which are…

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In late-March, BILD Alberta began engaging multiple ministries and the Premier’s office to position the industry as a key driver in Alberta’s economic recovery. While the need to expedite legislative changes that reduce red tape and housing costs remains critical, we have also been advocating for the following: 1.     Strategic investments in infrastructure that promote…

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From the onset of restrictions associated with COVID-19, BILD Alberta was focused on ensuring constructions sites and projects remained operational. Through significant advocacy and a commitment to enhanced safety measures, construction was deemed an essential service in Alberta whereas in many other provinces it was not. While some restrictions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have…

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Through collaboration with local associations and the Government of Alberta, construction sites and project approvals have remained in place through the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact of this advocacy varies from member to member but it has reduced interest payments, cancelled contracts and preserved a significant number of jobs. While we continue to ensure sites stay…

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While the world and our industry have changed over the past month and a half, the mission and work of BILD Alberta continues. Early on in this crisis our priorities shifted to ensuring construction sites remain open. As a result of BILD Alberta’s (and local associations’) strong relationships with government, and advocacy efforts, permits are…

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