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September 28, 2006 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

About the topic: The Homeowner Protection Office (HPO) was established in 1998 to administer the requirements set out in the Homeower Protection Act. Since then, thousands of dwelling units have been repaired with financial assistance for owners who required interest-free reconstruction loans to repair their homes. The HPO’s mandate goes beyond providing financial assistance. It also includes licensing of residential builders and building envelope renovators, monitoring the performance of the home warranty insurance system, and education and training initiatives for consumers and industry, including property managers. Some of these initiatives aim to optimize the performance of the building envelope components of multi-unit residential buildings. Mr. Bell will discuss maintenance manuals that guide the end user through the service life of a building. To assist with understanding of the maintenance issues, HPO recently produced a number of descriptive and illustrated bulletins to help inform owners on the key points in maintaining their buildings. The documents are useful to designers, owners, developers and contractors to pass on to the purchasers and users of their built environment as well as to provide some background information on the content of the maintenance manuals the owners are expected to follow.

About the presenter: John Bell is the manager of research and education with the Homeowner Protection Office. He has been with the HPO for 5 years, prior to which he has worked for BC Housing, the Ministry of Housing in Victoria and also CMHC (Victoria Branch). He has a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University in Toronto, where he studied housing and planning. Please join the BCBEC members and guests in his informative presentation that will update us on where the HPO is now in fulfilling its multi-tasked mandate.


Seminar Presentation:

John Bell, M.E.S.
Homeowner Protection Office (HPO)

Sept 2006


September 28, 2006
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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The Ambrosia Centre
638 Fisgard St
Victoria, BC V8W 1R6 Canada
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