|BOMI: Education For Commercial Property Industry|
Building Owners & Managers Institute of Canada provides education in the commercial property industry, for property managers, building engineers, facilities managers, and building technicians.
|BCCA: BC Construction Association|
BC Construction Association represents approximately 2,000 companies in an industry that employs 140,000 British Columbians and represents 15% of the provincial GDP. Membership includes general contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and allied services, who are primarily involved in the institutional, commercial and industrial sectors.
|BOMA BC: Building Owners & Managers Association Of BC|
Building Owners & Managers Association of BC has over 300 member firms and represents more than $7 billion in commercial real estate in the province. BOMA BC is the largest commercial real estate industry association in British Columbia, and has the added advantage of an extensive international network of other BOMA associations.
|CCA: Canadian Construction Association|
Canadian Construction Association is the voice of Canadas largest industry, representing interests of the non-residential sector of an industry that employs close to 1.1 million Canadian men and women, and that produces $170 billion in goods and services.
|ICBA: Independent Contractors & Businesses Association|
BC Independent Contractors and Businesses Association represents the BC open shop community. In the face of a persistent building trade union lobby for preferential treatment with respect to public work, ICBA has grown and continues to be the champion of open tendering and fair treatment for all contractors, regardless of their union affiliations. The association also offers a full suite of member services, including affinity programs, health benefits, and much more.
|VRCA: Vancouver Regional Construction Association|
Vancouver Regional Construction Association represents more than 700 general contractors, specialty trade contractors, manufacturers, suppliers and professionals active in the multi-billion dollar construction industry in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. VRCA members are involved in all size operations from multi-national corporations to small owner/operator businesses.
|BCCA: Resources From BC Construction Association|
BC Construction Association has information on accreditation, bid depository, green buildings, events, jobs, news, policies, reports & publications, standard documents, planroom, directory, and industry links.
|Emporis: Online Database Of International Buildings, Construction & Real Estate|
Emporis.com is one of the worlds largest available platforms concerning building-related information. Here you find buildings, companies and photos in more than 50,000 cities worldwide. As an open platform, Emporis.com allows users and companies from all over the world to participate in the completion of building information in their own cities.
|Facility Executive: News For Facility Product Buyers|
Facility Executive is your one-stop source for information on quality operation, design and maintenance of facilities. It offers a shared community of facility management experts who explore and analyze issues that affect your facility and its environment and is a specialized trade publication written and edited for corporate facility executives in all industry and service sectors whose responsibilities include purchasing, planning and approving products, services and materials for facility operations.
|BCBEC: Online Video On Building Smart With Energy Efficiency|
BC Building Envelope Council online video of their Building Smart With Energy Efficiency workshop focuses on energy efficiency in new and retrofit buildings. Industry leaders provided insights into key issues, including insulation strategies, high performance walls and energy-efficiency code requirements, and examined some of the challenges and options being explored in multi-unit residential and institutional buildings.
|NBI: Getting To Outcome-Based Building Performance|
New Buildings Institute report Getting to Outcome-Based Building Performance summarizes a summit of experts to ideas on what industry characteristics and needs will support a
move to performance outcomes. It suggests design and construction must be linked with operations and maintenance to realize performance goals. (PDF)
|RDH: Airtightness Of Large Buildings|
RDH Building Science online slide show presentation Airtightness of Large Buildings: Where We're At and Where We're Going looks at the state of the industry with respect to airtightness performance and testing standards based on a database of over 500 airtightness tests.
|RMI: Guide For Landlords & Tenants In Working Together For Sustainability|
Rocky Mountain Institute and BOMA International guide Working Together for Sustainability: The RMI-BOMA Guide for Landlords and Tenants, addresses some of the nontechnical barriers to energy efficiency in commercial buildings, especially those barriers related to split incentives between building landlords and tenants.
|Building Science: Purchasable Book On High Performance Enclosures|
Building Science sells High Performance Enclosures: Design Guide for Institutional, Commercial and Industrial Buildings in Cold Climates. It provides guidance for architects and building enclosure engineers working to meet the growing need for buildings that have significantly lower operational energy consumption. $65 USD.
|Steven Winter: Value of Commissioning and Retro-Commissioning|
Steven Winter Associates says commissioning agents provide third-party quality assurance throughout the construction process. They review design drawings and submittals, periodically inspect construction progress, witness functional performance testing of mechanical equipment, and ensure that the building staff is trained and ready to operate the equipment after it's turned over. Commissioning agents work on behalf of the owner to ensure that the owner's project requirements are met. Most importantly, commissioning improves construction quality and reduces maintenance and energy costs.
|WBDG: Design Resources For Large Buildings|
Whole Building Design Guide site offers information on design guidance, products & systems, project management, cases studies, publications, and links to more information.