Building Assessment Reports, Prompt Payment & Award Finalists Announced
Prompt payment regulation consultation concluded earlier this month and proclamation of the legislation is still expected in October. Service Alberta is currently in the process of selecting Nominating Authorities (NAs) through a Pre-Qualified Request and will announce the successful NAs later this summer. Staff will begin educating members of the upcoming changes once the information is provided.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Housing, Theft Prevention, Report AFCI
- The intended Federal approach of Net Zero ready by 2030 and carbon neutrality by 2050 enforced through tiered energy codes could have a substantial impact on housing affordability and business viability in the residential sector in Alberta.
- Homes built to current code are incredibly energy efficient with further enhancements reaching a point of diminishing returns in terms of cost-benefit.
Alternative Infrastructure Financing, Fall Conference Update, Stress Test Changes
Advocacy at a Glance, BILD Awards, Spring Wrap Up
Advocacy at a Glance, Spring Conference, Awards Info
Builders' Lien Act, Reno Tax Credit, Off-Site Levies, Soft Lumber Update and more
Over the past month, BILD Alberta members and staff have been heavily engaged with Minister Nate Glubish and Service Alberta staff on Prompt Payment regulations and the 28-day Prompt Pay period.
BILD Alberta is developing a submission for a renovation tax credit that will be brought forward to the Government of Alberta in the coming months. Recent media shows that the submission will need to highlight the economic benefits the tax credit would bring. BILD Alberta will be working with renovator members to develop statistics and other information required for the submission.
Red Tape Reduction & Prompt Payment Updates, Webinars, New Policy & GR Director
Builders’ Lien Act & Prompt Payment
Advocacy Update, Builders' Lien Act Amendments & Holiday Wishes
December 22, 2020
Bill 48: Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act received third reading and Royal Assent on December 9th, solidifying substantial legislative changes that will save member companies millions of dollars while helping to preserve housing affordability. BILD Alberta originally submitted 29 Red Tape Reduction recommendations in October 2019. Since that time:
- 8 recommendations have been adopted by the Province;
- 17 remain under consideration or in progress; and
- 4 will not be going forward.
To better understand the progress made to-date and provide updates on other items, BILD Alberta has compiled a brief table with information on the status of each of the industry’s recommendations, including next steps where applicable.
COVID Restrictions, Bill 48, Builders' Lien Act Changes & Housing Reports
November 27, 2020
On November 16th, BILD Alberta was pleased to announce that several key advocacy priorities have been addressed by the Government of Alberta through Bill 48 – Red Tape Reduction Implementation Act. These positive changes are the result of years of advocacy work from BILD Alberta and member volunteers.
Read more about the key legislative changes included in this Bill and other recent legislative changes.
Prompt Payment, Advocacy Update & AGM
October 29, 2020
At last month's AGM, the baton was passed from outgoing Chair, Patrick Shaver, to newly appointed Chair, Paul Boskovich. Paul brings his 15-years of industry expertise to the BILD Alberta board. He is President of Genstar Development Company and looks forward to guiding a grassroots approach to serving members over his term.
Optimistic about what’s ahead for members in Alberta
October 24, 2020
In a recent interview with the Calgary Herald, BILD Alberta Chair, Paul Boskovich said, “We’re a very adaptable industry but we have certainly been challenged to evolve, innovate and adapt in this economic climate. As an industry, we have had to make some hard choices in terms of the scale of our operations and the scale of our projects. We have been able to move forward with leaner, innovative projects."
BILD Alberta Announces New Chair
October 9, 2020
BILD Alberta is pleased to announce that Paul Boskovich has been elected as BILD Alberta’s fourth Chair of the Association to serve a term of one year.
“Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to work with a dedicated group of board members helping shape this young organization with a long and proud history. The next year will have its challenges as we face unprecedented times but together our industry is resilient. I look forward to continuing to further the association’s advocacy efforts and putting forward innovative solutions that will make our industry stronger,” said Boskovich.
Annual General Meeting, Award Winners, Advocacy Update & Housing Data
September 24, 2020
Progress on Priorities, Awards Ceremony - Save the Date & Housing Data
August 27, 2020
Award Finalists Announced, Advocacy Update & Housing Data
July 30, 2020