Gov't Relations and Policy Consulting

CCR 2102 and Technical Committee Nominations - Letters and Additional Documents of Support
To be submitted in advance of relocated homes considerations for 2025 National Building Codes Cycle as per 2024 CBHCC agenda
Read them: here.
2024 - present


Press Release for Letters of Support: CCR 2102 and Circular Economy Representation on Technical Committees
Read it: here.
2024 - present


Recycling Council of BC Board of Directors
2024 - 2026 term


Zero Waste BC
Curating C&D resources and best practices for ZWBC's website to be utilized by local jurisdictions in their Zero Waste planning, permitting and bylaw development.
Read it: Soon!
2024 - present


BC Structural Movers' Association
Updating rules / regulations and developing onboarding materials and processes for new members.
2024 - present


District of Sechelt
Recommendations for Relocated Building Bylaws and Enforcement
Delegation on behalf of BCSMA / Nickel Bros scheduled for May 8.
Sechelt Council voted and approved the Letter of Support to request Provincial clarification for Building Code Applications to Relocated Homes on March 6, 2024. They also requested a report from staff to guide bylaw enforcement moving forward.
2023 - present


National Resource Council / Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes
Phase 4: CBHCC Policy Recommendations / 2020 National Model Codes Update
National Building Code of Canada and National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings
Proposed Part 13 Scope and Application Submission #03a8985a5b
Read it: here.
2024 - 2024


Provincial Technical Bulletin B24-07: Part 9 Building Code Application to Relocated Homes
Read it: here.
2020 - 2024


Press Release (via Coast Waste Management Association) for Letters of Support for Provincial Bulletin: Part 9 Building Code Application to Relocated Homes
Bulletin Approved for release on November 3, 2023.
Read the press release: here.
Read the FAQ, download the letter of support, and browse supporting documents: here.
View signed and submitted letters: here.


Municipal Insurance Association of BC
Confirmation of Part 9 Building Code Application to Relocated Homes Re: Regional District of Chorlton (fictitious) Building Bylaw No. 2018
Read about it: here.
2024 - 2024


Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs
Letter of Support for Bulletin: Part 9 Building Code Application to Relocated Homes
Bulletin Approved for release on November 3, 2023.
Read the FAQ, download the letter of support, and browse supporting documents: here.
View signed and submitted letters: here.


Squamish
Home Relocation Program
2024 - present


Capital Regional District
Bylaw Change - Relocated Homes
2024 - present


Sumas, Washington, USA
Application of Building Code and Bylaws to Relocated Homes
2024 - 2024


Metro Vancouver Regional District
Construction and Demolition Waste Toolkit
2024 - present


Capital Regional District
HAZMAT regulations for building permitting - Provincial legislation via Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Transportation, Ministry of Housing; WCB regulations; correct reading of HAZMAT reports.
2024 - present


Clean BC
Building BC's Circular Economy: Clean BC Roadmap to 2030
2023 - present


Moderator
January, 2024


Innovators Showcase and Q+A Panel: Nickel Bros
January, 2024

Moderator
November, 2023


Innovators Showcase and Q+A Panel: Nickel Bros
November, 2023


National Resource Council / Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes
Phase 3: CBHCC Policy Recommendations / 2020 National Model Codes Update
(Alterations to existing buildings, GHG emissions, accessibility, hazardous materials and activities, use and egress, environmental separation standards)
2023 - 2023


Squamish
C&D Waste Diversion / Green Demo Bylaw Recommendations
2023 - present


Let's Talk Trash (Quathet Regional District)
Accessibility Advisor for Signage for new Quathet Resource Recovery Centre
2023 - 2023


Sumas, Washington, USA
Providing Education / Advice re: Washington State Building Code Chapter 51-51 WAC 2021 International Residential Code
2023 - 2023


Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs
Bulletin: Part 9 Building Code Application to Relocated Homes
Federal Codes Technical Researchers review completed and approval received.
Provincial stakeholder review and feedback completed and approval received.
Provincial Ministry review and feedback completed and approval received.
2020 - 2024
Read it: here.


Engagement and Accessibility Advisor
2023 - 2024


District of Sechelt
Part 9 Building Code Application To Relocated Homes; hazmat clearance scope within Ministry of Environment, WorkSafeBC, Building and Safety Standards and CBHCC guidelines.
Update: Sechelt Council voted and approved the Letter of Support to request Provincial clarification for Building Code Applications to Relocated Homes on March 6, 2024.
2023 - present


Letter from Deputy Minister of Housing to Cassidy vander Ros
Re: Contributions to Building Code for Existing Buildings / Relocated Buildings
Read it: here.
2023 - 2023


Bold Moves In Waste Diversion In BC Panel
Coast Waste Management Association (Annual Conference)
Design and Coordination of "Demolition Alternatives For A Low-Carbon Economy"
2023 - present


Regional Municipality of the Northern Rockies
Accessibility Workshop - Regional Municipality and School Board
2023 - 2023


Lighthouse Sustainability Society; in collaboration with Nickel Bros and Renewal Development
Life Cycle Assessment of Relocated Homes
2023 - present


City of Surrey
Bylaw Recommendations for Decarbonizing C&D
2023 - present


Capital Regional District
Part 9 Building Code Application To Relocated Homes; hazmat clearance scope within Ministry of Environment, WorkSafeBC, Building and Safety Standards and CBHCC guidelines.
2023 - 2023


District of West Vancouver
Green Demolition (introduction of demolition alternatives) Bylaw
2023 - 2023


Metro Vancouver Regional District
Solid Waste Management Plan
2023 - present


Keynote Panel
BC Association of Heritage Professionals
Design and Coordination of "Heritage Preservation Within Circular Economy and Low Carbon Building"
2023 - 2023


Metro Vancouver Regional District
C&D Waste Reduction via Home Relocation Educational Video
2023 - 2023


Comox Valley Regional District
Weigh In On Waste
2023 - present


Regional District of Nanaimo
Part 9 Building Code Application To Relocated Homes
2023 - 2023


City of Vancouver
Climate Emergency Action Plan - Embodied Carbon Guidelines and Design Report
C&D Decarbonization Recommendations
2023 - present


Trauma-Informed Training and Inclusive Service Policy
2023


Home Waste Prevention Municipal Action Plan Technical Recommendations
In partnership; Nickel Bros, Renewal Development; Lighthouse Sustainability Society
2023 - present


National Resource Council / Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes
National Building Code Change Request (CCR 2102)
Part 9; Division A and Division B
2020 NBC OE Environment , 2020 NBC OE1 Resources
"Providing clarifying and inclusive language for circular economy building and decarbonized demolition alternatives"
Read it: here.
2023 - present


Home Waste Prevention Municipal Action Plan
In partnership; Nickel Bros, Renewal Development; Lighthouse Sustainability Society
Read it: here.
2023 - 2023


Northern Rockies Regional Municipality
Accessibility Planning (Committee) Action Plan
2023 - 2023


Ministry of Housing
2018 BC Building Code Update
Accessibility
2023 - 2023


Ministry of Housing
2018 BC Building Code Update
Part 9; Seismic
2023 - 2023


National Resource Council / Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes
Phase 2: CBHCC Policy Recommendations / 2020 National Model Codes Update
(Green House Gas Emissions Provisions - Operational Emissions)
Presentation, final report / recommendations, and supporting documentation: here.
2023 - 2023


"Roundtable: Best Practices For Repair Cafes"
Coast Waste Management Association; invited expert on Accessibility
June, 2023


Home Waste Prevention: Blueprint For Change
"Beyond Demolition"
In partnership; Lighthouse Sustainability Society, Nickel Bros, Renewal Development, Unbuilders
Read it: here.
Media Launch June 6, 2023
2022 - present


Call To Action: Minister of National Revenue
Despite 2022 reforms, Tax Credit Remains Discriminatory, Prohibitively expensive
Read it: here.
(Submitted for stakeholder review June 5, 2023. Feedback welcome: cassidy@onlinemarketingsolutions.ca)
Disability Tax Credit Is Currently Inapplicable to Invisible Disabilities
Read it: here.
2023 - present


"Roundtable: Best Practices for Share Sheds & Free Stores"
Coast Waste Management Association; invited expert on Accessibility
May, 2023


Framework and Call To Action: Sustainability ≠ Accessibility (But Shouldn't It?)
Read about it: here.
2023 - present


Regional / Municipal "Beyond Demolition: Plan To Build, Plan To Waste" Information Toolkit
2023 - 2023
Read it: here.


Call To Action: The #AlwaysWaste Cycle of Canadian Construction
Read it: here.
Note: 60 trees refers to first growth trees. For modern homes, this increases to 102 trees per 2000 sq.ft. home.
2023 - 2023


National Resource Council / Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes
Phase 1: CBHCC Policy Recommendations / 2020 National Model Codes Update
(Structural Design (Part 9), Seismic and Wind, Spatial Separation Between Buildings, Environment Separation)
2023 - 2023


National Resource Council / Canadian Board for Harmonized Construction Codes
Phase 1: CBHCC Policy Recommendations / 2020 National Model Codes Update
(Green House Gas Emissions Provisions)
2023 - 2023
Read it: here.


Comox Valley Regional District
 C&D Waste Toolkit
2022 - 2023


Ministry of Housing and Municipal Affairs
BC Building Code, Application To Relocated Buildings
Providing consultation, case studies and statistics on behalf of structural moving stakeholders
2020 - 2021


Ministry of Transport
Keating Overpass
Stakeholder consultant, providing information on behalf of structural relocatiom stakeholders to minimize corridor obstructions
2020 - 2021


City of Port Alberni
Home Relocation Bylaw
2020 - 2021


Township of Langley
Demolition and Removal
2021
Read it: here.


Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations
Provided education on interactions between Riparian Areas Protection Regulation and Building Regulations
2021


Metro Vancouver Regional District
Construction Waste Management Toolkit
2020
Read it: here.


Squamish-Lilloet Regional District
Provided education regarding Application of Building Code Part 9
2020


City of Victoria
Zero Waste Planning
2019 - 2020
Read it: here.


San Juan County, Washington
Home Relocation Processes
2020


City of Vancouver
Green Demolition Bylaw
(Provided Home Relocation Statistics and Case Studies)
2019 - 2020


King County, Washington
Harbor Island Resource Recovery Innovation Proposal (RFI 1280-19)
2019


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