PIBC Continuous Professional Learning

The BC Building Act - Section 7: How to Apply for a Local Government Variation
October 26, 2016 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Via Adobe Connect

Join Us For Our Fall 2016 Fall Webinar #2!

Following up on the first webinar, the BC Building Act - Section 5: Setting Technical Building Requirements, registration is now open for the second webinar in our Fall 2016 CPL Webinar series. Join us Wednesday, Oct 26 for The BC Building Act - Section 7: How to Apply for a Local Government Variation.

Cost: Members $25, Non-Members $40
Register at http://www.cvent.com/d/9vq233 

The Province recognizes the goal of greater consistency in technical building requirements in B.C. needs to be balanced against reasonable flexibility for local governments to set technical building requirements to meet local needs. Under the Building Act, local government variations are one option for doing so.

A local government variation is a building requirement or set of requirements that differs from requirements in provincial building regulations, and can be requested of the Province by a local government or group of local governments. If the request is approved, the variation is enacted in a provincial building regulation that applies in the jurisdictions of the local governments making the request.

Learn about the application process, opportunities to collaborate with other local governments on variation requests, the application form and role of supporting documents, the review criteria, review costs and other application details. If you're interested in or even just wondering about variations, this webinar is for you. Bring your questions!

A Note About Future Webinars: We will be holding the third & final webinar in Fall 2016 series in late November (date to be confirmed) about regarding the implementation challenges and issues for planners with respect to the changes to the Act. And watch for the Spring 2017 webinar series to come as well. Stay tuned!