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March 4-6
72nd CHBA National Conference
Halifax, NS
www.cvent.com

March 5
37th annual no frills trade show
Toronto, ON
www.csctradeshow.com

March 5-6
National Heavy Equipment Show
Toronto, ON
www.NHES.ca

March 5-10
2015 RCI International Convention and Trade Show
San Antonio, TX
http://members.rci-online.org

March 7-29
Parade of Homes
Manitoba Home Builders' Association
Winnipeg, MB
www.homebuilders.mb.ca

March 25-27
North American Steel Construction Conference
American Institute of Steel Construction
Nashville, TN
www.aisc.org

March 27-29
Home Expressions Home and Garden Show
Winnipeg, MB
www.homeexpressions.ca

March 13-22
Canada Blooms
Toronto, ON
www.canadablooms.com

March 17-18
Buildex Edmonton
Informa
Edmonton, AB
www.buildexedmonton.com

March 21
9th Annual House and Home Show
Kamloops, BC
www.chbaci.ca

April 23
10th Annual Green Real Estate Conference
Toronto, ON
www.realestateforums.com

April 29

National Architectural Door Conference
Baltimore, MD
www.wdma.com

May 5 & 6
RoofTech 2015
Vancouver, BC
www.rooftech.ca

May 27-29
102nd Annual Conference
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
www.canpaint.com

May 27-31
CSC Conference
Construction Specifications Canada
Winnipeg, MB
http://csc-dcc.ca/Conferences

Recent publications

CMHC Housing Market Outlook: Fourth Quarter 2014
PDF 1.6mb

Housing Market Outlook:
Canada Edition
Second Quarter 2014
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation
PDF 1.6 mb


CMHC Housing Market Outlook – Canada
First Quarter 2014
PDF 1.6 mb

Housing Market Outlook - Canada
Fourth Quarter 2013
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
PDF 1.6mb

CMHC 2nd Quarter Housing Market Outlook
www.cmhc.ca

Winter 2013 Pulse Report
CHBA with the assistance of CMHC and NRCan
PDF 280kb

Energy Efficiency Building Envelope Retrofits
CMHC
PDF 660kb

Canadian Industrial Outlook
Winter 2013
The Conference Board of Canada
CBoC e-Library

Comparing Canadian New Urbanist and
Conventional Suburban Neighbourhoods
CMHC
PDF 560kb

Top 10 Barriers to Competitiveness 2013
The Canadian Chamber of Commerce
PDF 850kb

2012 Canada-Wide Development Process Survey Report
REALpac (Real Property Association of Canada)
PDF 4.6mb

Guidelines for Residential Rainwater Harvesting Systems Handbook
CMHC
PDF 3.4mb

Canadian Housing at a Glance: Dashboard Overview
CMHC
PDF 1.6mb

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Home BUILDER Magazine - the official magazine of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) - the best-read magazine in Canada's multi-billion dollar residential construction industry. Home BUILDER Magazine is published bi-monthly and delivered to 28,000 new homebuilders, renovators, contractors, designers, architects and other hands-on professionals working in residential construction, home improvement from coast-to-coast.
ENERGY STAR Awards 2015
On-line submission tool is now open. All ENERGY STAR Participants are invited to submit their entries by March 17th.

CHBA Central Interior Celebrates 50 years
When originally founded in 1965 by Frank Hewlett and Gene Allgaier, the association was a small group of builders loosely formed to share ideas and mutual support through networking. Today it has grown to nearly 200 members.

EnerQuality Celebrates the 10th Anniversary of ENERGY STAR for New Homes
2015 marks the 10th anniversary of ENERGY STAR for New Homes (ESNH), the most successful green building program in Canada.

The Challenges of Specifying LEDs
The key challenge associated with LED lighting is rapid obsolescence.

Building Officials Discuss Six-Storey Wood Structures At Burlington Forum
The City of Burlington hosted the first official forum on mid-rise, wood-frame construction since the provincial government amended the Building Code to permit six-storey wood buildings in Ontario as of January 1, 2015.

U.S. Residential Housing Starts Will Be on the Increase in 2015
PCA Forecasts Optimism, Positive Gains in U.S. Residential Housing for 2015 Market could see 20 percent increases during the next year.

U.S. States Ranked for Energy Efficiency
Massachusetts topped the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy's (ACEEE) list of most energy-efficient states for the fourth straight year.

Cost of New Homes in B.C. Will Increase Because of New National Rebar Tariff
Homeowners can expect the cost of buying a new home to increase because of a new national tariff on rebar.

Alberta Home Builders ApplaudsProgress on Condominium Legislation
The Canadian Home Builders' Association - Alberta is pleased the Alberta government is moving ahead to modernize legislation governing the growing condominium property sector.

Call For Entries For Awards Of Excellence In Visitable Housing
The Awards are a one-time program and national in scope. All entries must be received by 11:59pm (Central Time, Manitoba) on February 28, 2015.

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CURRENT ISSUE

COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION: 2015 Economic Outlook: Preparing for the Unknown
With 2014 officially in our rear view mirror, it's time to close the book on the Canadian construction industry's record-breaking year—a year that saw investment in the sector surpass the $300 billion mark—and turn our attention to the future. A future that, at least in these early days of 2015, appears uncertain.

BUILDING SCIENCE: HVAC Optimization: Bigger Isn't Always Better
The new CAN/CSA F280-2012 Standard Determining the Required Capacity of Residential Space Heating and Cooling Appliances is freshly updated. Andy Oding provides a brief synopsis of the more critical changes, and why they're important.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: The Reflection of Internal Culture
In home building, a company's internal culture is a critical component, the DNA of the brand. Competitors can copy a product or replicate a technology but no competitor can ever duplicate a culture.



TOOL TALK: Fine Tuning Standard Tools & What Is In Your Boots?
An expanded Tool Talk by Jon Eakes, featuring a diverse selection of new products with the construction industry firmly in mind.

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