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What's the story with lumber, and where to from here?

January 28, 2021| 11AM – 12PM EST


While the positive story of 2020 has been a strong housing market, lumber shortages and skyrocketing prices hampered business and affordability, and are still with us as we start 2021. 

Join Kevin Lee and a panel of lumber experts to get the full story on lumber and where we go from here.

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Kevin Lee
CEO

Kevin Lee is a Professional Engineer with a Masters in Architecture, and has worked in the housing industry for 30 years. With his experience in both the public and private sectors, Kevin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in housing policy, technology and business to the CEO position at CHBA.


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Exterior Siding Trends for 2021

December 10, 2020 | 11AM – 12PM EST

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What are the most popular and exciting trends in exterior siding in Canada today, and what will 2021 bring? With home values increasing in many markets, consumers are expecting higher-end exterior siding products on their new homes that provide curb appeal.

Join CHBA Kevin Lee and Robbin Lindsay, Sales Manager of New Construction for Gentek, as they discuss evolving consumer desires, explore the product and colour trends that industry specialists are witnessing at Gentek and in the market as a whole, and have a look at where the market may be headed in 2021 and beyond.

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Robbin Lindsay

Sales Manager – New Construction

Mr. Lindsay has held various sales and product management positions in the construction materials business for over 15 years. He has managed the Ontario New Construction sales channel for Gentek Building Products the last two years, collaborating on exterior siding specifications exclusively with the Design/Architecture/Builder/Trade community across the province.



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Kevin Lee
CEO

Kevin Lee is a Professional Engineer with a Masters in Architecture, and has worked in the housing industry for 30 years. With his experience in both the public and private sectors, Kevin brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in housing policy, technology and business to the CEO position at CHBA.


Update on Changes to the National Codes

Presented by Jack Mantyla of CHBA, Greg Fairthorne and Corey Carson of NRC
Thursday, October 22, 11:00am-12:00pm EDT

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.

The public reviews of proposed changes to the 2020 codes generated an unprecedented number of comments. Find out where things stand and what is under discussion.

Top 6 Net Zero Technical Challenges + BONUS Stump the Net Zero Chump

Presented by Brett Cass of CHBA
Tuesday, October 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

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Learn what the latest technical challenges are for getting to Net Zero – including new homes, MURBs, and renos? Join us for this riveting presentation on current hot topics in the Net Zero space. Brett walks you through our top 6 picks including Hot2000 modelling, compartmentalization and occupant baseloads/plug loads – PLUS learn what we’re doing about them. Brett also provides some fun facts on the 400+ homes labelled in the program to-date, including details on the technologies and building assemblies used as well as the performance levels achieved. He’ll also tell you about a new project that will invite builder members to provide feedback on their experiences with energy efficiency requirements.


BONUS: Don’t miss your chance to “stump the Net Zero chump” during the 15-minute question and answer segment after the presentation. We have our resident Net Zero Heroes from the Management Committee, Technical Committee, MURB Project and Reno Working Group in attendance to answer all your questions!

Getting to Net Zero with Modular

Presented by Marie Hanchet of CHBA, Alex Miller of Big Block Construction, Clarice Kramer of NRCan, and Cory Warms of Grandeur Housing
Monday, October 19, 1:00pm-2:00pm EDT

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Learn more about efforts underway to utilize modular construction to achieve Net Zero Energy levels of performance. CHBA’s Net Zero Project Manager, Marie Hanchet provides an update on the NRCan funded project “Affordable, Replicable, and Marketable Net Zero Ready MURBs”. Hear from one of the project builders, Alex Miller from Big Block Construction, how their first Modular Net Zero MURB recently came together in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. You’ll also learn about a LEEP Modular project with 10 builds, including a single-family project by Grandeur Housing in Winkler, Manitoba that’s also going to be Net Zero. 

Looking Ahead at the Economy and Homeownership in Canada: An Interactive Panel Discussion with Industry Experts

Presented by Kiki Sauriol-Roode of Genworth Canada, Mike Linehan of RBC, Peter Norman of Altus Group, and Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO
Wednesday, October 7, 11am-12:30pm EDT

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In this panel discussion, industry experts will share their perspectives on the economic impact that COVID-19 has had on Canadians and what effects that impact may have on homeownership as Canada enters a period of economic recovery.


         
          
Genworth Canada                      RBC                          Altus Group                       CHBA
Kiki Sauriol-Roode            Mike Linehan              Peter Norman                 Kevin Lee

High Performance Building Enclosures – The Key to Energy Efficiency in New & Existing Residential Buildings 

Presented by Salvatore Ciarlo of Owens Corning and Andy Cockburn of NAIMA Canada and Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO
Thursday, September 24th, 11am-12pm EDT

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Salvatore Ciarlo of Owens Corning and Andy Cockburn of NAIMA Canada join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee to discuss the latest advances in high performance building enclosure solutions, to help the building industry navigate the path to achieve higher levels of energy efficiency in new and existing residential buildings.   

Topics include:
•    Importance of the building enclosure in energy efficiency – smart ways to meet code requirements and voluntary higher levels of performance 
•    High performance, durable and resilient building enclosure solutions 
•    Managing heat, air and moisture in building enclosure systems
•    Benefits of continuous insulating sheathings and critical details
•    Air barrier systems and the importance of air leakage control
•    Design tools and practical guides
•    Training programs and projects under development at NAIMA Canada

                 

    

         NAIMA             Owens Corning             CHBA                 
Andy Cockburn      Salvatore Ciarlo        Kevin Lee

CHBA's Fall Webinar Series: Homebuying Trends — What Canadians Want 

Presented by Tim Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer of Avid Ratings and Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO
Wednesday, September 16th, 11am-12pm EDT

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to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.

Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Tim Bailey, Chief Strategy Officer of Avid Ratings, as they unveil the results from the 2020 Home Buyer Preference Survey, which surveyed 27,674 new homebuyers across 8 provinces. Learn about this year’s emerging home buying trends as your hosts take an in-depth look at this year’s data, and demonstrate how you can benefits from the survey’s incredible and easy-to-use online analysis tool to mine the data most relevant to your market, product type and target buyer.

This year the full survey results, including access to the Online Avid Reports Portal where you can filter the data based on a variety of geographic and demographic criteria, will be available for free for CHBA members - a $495 value.


About the Survey: 
Each year CHBA, in partnership with Avid Ratings Canada, conducts the largest homebuyer preference survey in Canada. Data collected from responding homebuyers provides feedback on buyer profiles, home shopping behaviors, home preferences, community preferences and other important details for the industry. The data amassed over 6 years of the study allows for granular analysis of trend changes related to Canadian new homebuyers and their preferences.

        
        

                    

      Avid Ratings                             CHBA 
      
Tim Bailey                             Kevin Lee

Pre-Recorded Webinar: COVID-19 - Are your worksite infection-control ready? 
Get Certified with Federated Insurance

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As provinces across Canada have started to reopen the economy, infection control has become a priority for all businesses. For those in construction, this can be especially challenging. With multiple contractors, trades and sub-trades often working on site at the same time, a well-designed infection control protocol becomes even more important for the health and safety of workers.

To help you better understand COVID-19 exposures and worksite infection control best practices, Federated Insurance has partnered with VOHS Consulting Group, experts in occupational health and safety, to provide you free access to a risk management training program specifically designed for the construction industry.

How it works

  • View a 30-minute self-training module on demand
  • Answer the quiz accurately
  • Be certified by receiving an e-certificate


A View of the Market: Homeownership & Financial Fitness (Wednesday, June 24th 11am – 12pm EDT)

A Pre & Mid COVID Perspective with Kiki Sauriol-Roode - VP; Business Development, Genworth & Kevin Lee, CHBA CEO

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.

Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Kiki Sauriol-Roode, VP of Business Development for Genworth Canada, as they discuss a view of the residential homeownership market and recent announcements in the mortgage insurance industry. Genworth Canada will be sharing the results of their recent Homeownership and Financial Fitness Study, done in partnership with Environics, which is particularly relevant given today’s unusual economic and financial circumstances. The data from Genworth’s survey provides a comprehensive look at Canadians’ view on homeownership and their own financial fitness. The study takes into account both pre COVID-19 and mid COVID-19 data, which can be used to help shape some of the conversations you’re having with your customers, and provides a balanced outlook on future homebuying trends.

        
   
 

   Genworth 
Kiki Saurol-Roode
   
  CHBA 
Kevin Lee


Navigating Government Support During COVID-19 (April 22, 2020,11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT)

With Peter Bangs & Gavin Miranda, Partners, Taxation Services, MNP 

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.

The Federal Government has put several measures in place to support businesses and individuals through the economic realities during COVID-19. New details and adjustments are being made at a dizzying pace.  CHBA has been actively engaged with government to get changes for the better, and continues to push for more support for members.  CHBA has been keeping members updated on all these changes, but it’s also time to hear from the tax experts to help you access the best options for you and your business.
  
Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Peter Bangs and Gavin Miranda, Partners in Taxation Services at MNP LLP in this interactive webinar as they walk you through the different options and qualifying criteria as they currently stand, so that you can make the best possible decisions for your business during this challenging time. You’ll also hear about next steps for CHBA on your behalf.


   
               
CHBA CEO Kevin Lee

   
Peter Bangs & Gavin Miranda 
   Partners, Taxation Services, MNP

   

 

 
   

2020 PUBLIC REVIEW ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO CODES: FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU 

Webinar 3: Proposed Changes to Provisions for Lateral Loads (February 21, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST)
With Rob Jonkman, Canadian Wood Council

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CHBA is hosting three webinars for members on how proposed changes to the national codes will affect builders. In this third webinar, Rob Jonkman, Canadian Wood Council, will go over the proposed changes to provisions for lateral loads.




   

   

 

2020 PUBLIC REVIEW ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO CODES: FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU 

Webinar 2: Proposed Changes to Part 9 Energy Efficiency Provisions (February 18, 2020,1:00 – 2:00 PM EST)
With Chris McLellan, Natural Resources Canada

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CHBA is hosting three webinars for members on how proposed changes to the national codes will affect builders. In the second webinar, Chris McLellan, Natural Resources Canada, will go over the proposed changes to Part 9 energy efficiency provisions.




   

   

 

2020 PUBLIC REVIEW ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO CODES: FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS FOR YOU 

Webinar 1: Summary of Proposed Changes and How to Submit Comments (February 11, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM EST)
With Frank Lohmann, Codes Canada

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.

CHBA is hosting three webinars for members on how proposed changes to the national codes will affect builders. The first webinar, delivered by Frank Lohmann, Codes Canada, will summarize proposed changes and how to submit comments during the final public review, which is on now until March 13th. 




   

   

 

How to Share Profits, Ownership and Growth with your Employees and Team Members (October 28, 2019)

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.

Are you the owner or leader of a construction company who is looking to drive further growth, build more value in your business and increase your own retirement equity? Having the right team in place, being able to keep your best people and to have them share in your success will put you in a stronger position to do so. If you are looking to share your company’s profits, ownership or future growth with your team, this webinar will show you how that can be structured by way of bonus, profit-sharing and employee ownership plans. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA’s CEO and Eben Louw, Partner of Succession Services at MNP LLP to find out how such plans can help you grow your business, secure your own retirement and provide value to your employees.


CHBA CEO Kevin Lee


  
    Eben Louw, MNP

   

One-on-one sit-down with the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos

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CHBA CEO Kevin Lee hosted the Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister responsible for CMHC, for a one-on-one sit-down to discuss the new first-time buyer incentive program, housing affordability, housing supply, and more. Minister Duclos joined live from his Ministerial Regional office in Quebec City. CHBA members submitted questions in advance and also during the session itself, making for a highly interactive 1-hour session.


The Hon. Jean-Yves Duclos
    
    CHBA CEO Kevin Lee

Budget 2019: How it affects our industry (March 22, 2019)

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The 2019 Federal Budget was tabled on Tuesday, March 19, and CHBA and MNP LLP hosted an exclusive in-depth analysis three days later on how this budget will impact the residential construction industry, your business, your customers, and the broader economy in your community. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Peter Bangs, Partner in Taxation Services at MNP LLP as they walk you through the policy and taxation implications of Budget 2019 from the perspective of our industry.


        



Achieve Success in Succession Planning (October 30, 2018)

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With the right operational strategy in place, a successful residential real estate or construction company can have a long and prosperous run. However, eventually your business will need to be transferred to new ownership – whether a family member, an employee or an outside party. Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Doug McLarty, Partner, Leader ExitSmart Services, MNP to learn how you can prepare your business.


        



Labour Market Projections: A 10-Year Industry Perspective (April 23, 2018)

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An estimated 120,000 people will be retiring from the skilled trades in Canada over the next decade, and the residential construction industry is already feeling the impact. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Bob Collins, Economist with BuildForce Canada, as they provide a comprehensive look at Labour Market projections. Learn how those projections apply to our industry, what they mean for your business today and in the future, and how CHBA is working to help address the issues.


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Budget 2018: How it affects our industry (March 2, 2018)

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The 2018 Federal Budget was tabled on Tuesday, February 27, and this Friday CHBA and MNP LLP are hosting an exclusive in-depth analysis on how this budget will impact the residential construction industry, your business, your customers, and the broader economy in your community. Join Kevin Lee, CHBA's CEO, and Peter Bangs, Partner in Taxation Services at MNP LLP as they walk you through the policy and taxation implications of Budget 2018 from the perspective of our industry.


       

How to Protect Your Business from Cyber Attacks (November 2, 2017)

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As businesses increasingly rely on technologies to store critical data, and keep private client information safe, digital security needs to be a top priority. Establishing and maintaining a solid plan to prevent cyber breaches is critical to protecting your business, your employees, and your clients. This webinar reviews the fallout of a cyber breach and discusses potential impacts on your organization – including regulation, financial losses, and damage to your reputation and brand. Join MNP’s National Cyber Security Leader Danny Timmins to find out how to protect your business and infrastructure.


       


2017 Home Buyer Preference Survey: Results and Data Tool Demonstration (September 8, 2017)

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and review the slide deck.
Each year CHBA, in partnership with Avid Ratings Canada, conducts the largest homebuyer preference survey in Canada. Participation is limited to CHBA home builders and developers. This webinar will explore the most recent survey results, and demonstrate how members can benefits from the survey’s incredible, and easy-to-use, online analysis tool to ‘mine’ the data most relevant to their market, product type and target buyer. Join CHBA CEO Kevin Lee and Avid’s Tim Bailey for an in-depth look at how this survey can help you make better home building decisions. 


       


Budget 2017: What does it means for our industry and your business? (March 27, 2017)

Members Only: Click here to watch the recorded webinar and to read the CHBA and MNP budget reports.

CHBA and MNP LLP joined forces to provide Association members with an exclusive members-only in-depth analysis of how the 2017 Federal Budget will impact the residential construction industry, individuals and businesses. Positive feedback on the session suggests it met its goal of keeping members informed on how the federal budget will affect them, their customers and the industry at large.