HAVAN   Connects
February 23, 2020
Renée Auer, Senior Director Membership & Sales | Twitter: @reneeauer
Featuring over 60 events each year, HAVAN gets you connected! Share this email with your staff and work colleagues - they have access to member rates too! Check out some of our members sharing tips on how to   leverage your membership !

Yes, you read correctly! HAVAN is teaming up with Impact Recruitment to collect boots, in support of local non-profit Working Gear Clothing Society, that sees well over 1,000 individuals come through its doors each year in need of industry appropriate clothing and work boots, to be able to return to full-time employment.

Impact Recruitment will be available at HAVAN's Breakfast Networking Event this Tuesday to collect donations in good (safe) working condition, including:
  • Steel-toe boots (biggest need!)
  • Work gloves
  • Rain gear
  • Work pants and shirts
  • Other construction worksite appropriate clothing

The Boot and clothing drive continues through to February 28, so be sure to share this opportunity to give back with all of your industry connections.

HAVAN's Breakfast Networking Event brings out members and non-members, builders and suppliers, and new and past HAVAN board members. A great way to start your day, your complimentary HAVAN Event includes:
  • Continental breakfast 
  • 120+ attendees
  • Speed networking - A unique opportunity for attendees to make business connections in a fun, quick and orderly fashion.

DATE/LOCATION: Tuesday, February 25th, 9:30am - 11:30am, Hard Rock Casino Theatre, Coquitlam.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

A great peer-to-peer networking event for HAVAN members and their colleagues, there is no charge to attend this popular drop-in networking event, but we ask that you register via Meetup. Come network and make some strategic alliances. Cash-bar and separate tabs. Happy hour prices in effect. We meet in the lounge. Thursday, February 27, 4pm - 8pm. Pre-register .

Finalists will be announced next week at the HAVAN Ovation Awards Finalists Soiree, on Wednesday, March 4, from 5 – 8:30pm in Vancouver.

This is a marquee year of growth for this prestigious local housing awards program with 426 entries . Ovation Award entrants and sponsors, you should have received your ticket registration link in your inbox. If you haven’t, please contact Wendy McNeil ( wendy@havan.ca ) or Justine Nadia ( justine@havan.ca ).

Registrations to this event are reserved for entrants and sponsors due to the venue's limited capacity combined with the high volume of builder entrants, however, advance tickets for the May 9 Awards Gala (available to all members) will go on sale following the Soiree.

Still want to get into the Soiree? Become a sponsor! We’re still looking for a Sweet Treat Sponsor, Red Carpet Sponsor (perfect opportunity for flooring suppliers!) and After Party Sponsors. Contact Wendy@havan.ca for details.
Connecting up-and-coming members of the association with industry leaders, the next U40 Mentorship Breakfast on Tuesday, March 10 features Kathy Yuen of Phase One Design .
Kathy is an Architectural Technologist and Principal of Phase One Design. Her award-winning design firm has been working with homeowners for 11 years and has helped over 500 clients successfully design and plan their new custom home projects. She is also a force on social media, driving her personal brand. There is a lot to learn from Kathy! Her energy alone is a driving force! Seats are limited and booking quickly! First come first serve. Register today .   

HAVAN is excited to announce our second Women’s Council Industry Tour hosted by Pacific Rim Cabinets Ltd . on Wednesday, March 11th from 1:00pm -3:00pm. This exciting tour will take attendees from raw material to finished product on their tour of an established millwork and cabinetry facility.

Pacific Rim Cabinets Ltd. is a mid to high end cabinetry and millwork company, with clients in the lower mainland and Japan. Started in 1997, PRC is a strong example of a company that empowers women to work in non-traditional roles.
The event includes a guided tour of the production facility and networking social co-hosted by Pacific Rim Cabinets and Katerina and Silvie of Designs by KS . Come join the tour and learn about the cabinetry and millwork industry, and network with employers and employees alike! Open your mind. Space is limited.

Is your company looking to hire BCIT graduates this summer? The HAVAN Women’s Council, together with the Suppliers Council and U40 and Membership Committees have initiated efforts to take part in the BCITSA Hiring Fair in April, and we’re looking for your feedback to gauge interest and participation. 

Our goals are to:  
  • Showcase HAVAN member companies as EMPLOYERS of Choice
  • Offer current job position opportunities
  • Encourage women & a diverse group of graduates to enter the residential construction industry
  • Help fill the labour shortage within our industry

Please send your feedback and interest to Carolyn Beale   carolyn@havan.ca .
Connect with Consumers via HAVAN

Are you are sitting on an inventory of homes and looking for buyers? Are you in the business of transforming old homes to brand new homes? A mortgage specialist or a realtor? If your target audience is home buyers, this one is for you! 

HAVAN's Home Buying 101 Forum is moving to  Surrey Central . As noted in this  Daily Hive Townline article , Surrey is poised to be Metro Vancouver's new geographical cosmopolitan centre, and we want to connect our members where buyers are looking to purchase their first home, (or second investment property.)
Date: Tuesday, March 24 , 2020
Time: 4pm - 8pm
Tabletop (limited space - only 10 table top spot remaining ): $599.00
Expected attendees - 200 in person, 200+ online (live feed).
Extensive media coverage with Black Press, Glacier Media, Next Home, Epoch Times, Post Media, paid online campaign etc.

Contact: Sonali@havan.ca

HAVAN has negotiated a bulk member buy with Glacier Media to target Metro Vancouver first-time home buyers and people looking to build and renovate their homes. If you are looking to add digital strategies to your marketing mix, this is a smoking deal!

Sponsored by Fortis BC and Associa, t he online HUB will reach buyers via 7 municipalities: Vancouver Courier, North Shore News, Burnaby Now, New Westminster Record, Richmond News, Delta Optimist, Tri-City News including community display ads (500,000 impressions), social ads ($2,000 spend), and sponsored content and programmatic display ads (1.3M impressions). 

Value = $7,500.00
HAVAN's Bulk per-member Rate: $2,100.00 (ie you pay $700.00/mo. March - May).
Only 6 spots remaining.

View:  HAVAN Home HUB details . Contact Sonali@havan.ca to book today!

HAVAN is looking for members participating in the Evergreen Community Home Shows to help distribute HAVAN CONTACT 2020 Directories and to participate in an Expert Panel Discussion (Tri Cities only). A great hand out for engage with homeowners, HAVAN's Contact 2020 Directory is a valuable consumer resource!

North Vancouver: March 20, 21, 22
TriCities: March 27, 28, 29
Langley: May 22, 23, 24

Contact Dawn@havan.ca or Sonali@havan.ca to discuss this local opportunities.
HAVAN Education
IN-CLASSROOM HAVAN COURSES: Member Rates apply to your staff
 Stay up-to-date on the latest course offerings by reading your  HAVAN Education Update , delivered to your inbox every Thursday.

WHEN: Thursday, February 27 , 2020
WHERE: Trev Deeley Conference Centre, 1875 Boundary Road, Vancouver
TIME:  7:30 - 9:30 am
COST: $85+GST (HAVAN Members) *If you are a BBS 10-Pack Holder, this course is included in your package, but you are asked to register.
CPDs: 2.0 (pending approval)

A panel of speakers will be presenting the Net Zero program and go in-depth about its benefits, costing, marketing support, labelling and technical requirements to achieve a NetZero home. The City of Vancouver will also be part of this presentation, discussing the latest Vancouver Building ByLaw (VBBL) updates for 1 to 3 storeys, zero emissions targets and plan, and information on a financial incentive for high-performance projects in Metro Vancouver. Learn first-hand about the Net Zero program and the City of Vancouver's perspective on this high-performance building pathway, so register online now. 
WHEN: Tuesday, March 10, 2020
WHERE: Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, 15269 - 104 Avenue, Surrey
TIME: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CPDs: 8.0

In partnership with FortisBC’s BUILT BETTER program, HAVAN and CHBA Fraser Valley are presenting the final full-day session of this four-part series, A Holistic Approach to Improving Air Tightness . In the previous three session, participants were exposed to holistic long-term airtightness solutions for roofs, decks, above grade walls, below grade assemblies, windows and doors, and in this seminar, the learning lessons will be put to the test. Led by Hamid Heidarali of Hamid Design Build, this highly interactive and hands-on workshop is designed to bring together builders and their teams (site staff, designers, trades, consultants).
ELEARN ONLINE COURSES (elearn.havan.ca)

JUST ADDED! LEEP Wall Strategies to Meet Net Zero Standards

Held at the BCIT High Performance Building Lab, this pre-recorded session focuses on the demonstration of four LEEP wall assembly strategies to meet the Net Zero Energy Ready construction standard, as well as discussion on moisture, thermal bridging and airtightness challenges.


February 27 : Building Smart webinar: Building Envelope Guide for Houses discusses building code requirements and best practices that support evolving standards in the residential construction industry. The recently updated Building Envelope Guide for Houses is the focus of this educational event REGISTER !
Member News & HAVAN Heroes

Take advantage of our audience and leverage your membership via HAVAN's channels. We're always on the lookout to highlight members connecting with and supporting the communities where you build. In our eyes, you are real HAVAN Heroes. Send your press releases to  dawn@havan.ca  and we'll help share, tweet and re-purpose your news. @HAVANofficial

High Performance Homes with BCBEC FEBRUARY 25

Building Smart for High Performance Homes with BCBEC is this Tuesday, February 25th. Covering topics on cost effective and energy efficient homes, indoor air quality and thermal comfort, building envelope systems, and window and roof installation, this 1/2 day course includes a trade show. Italian Cultural Centre. Information and registration.

ICF Training Standard Building Supplies / Pacific ICF MARCH 5

Location: 4940 Still Creek Ave. Burnaby B.C.
Time/Cost/CPDs: 8 hours, $210.00, 7 informal CPD credits.

7 informal CPD points available upon completion of this generic ICF training course, we will introduce attendees to: Rigid insulations, Hydronic insulating panels, Step Code, NBC 9.36, ICF Estimating, ICF design guides, and ICF installation information taught in this course is applicable for use with any ICF. 

 Held at the new Building It Right (BIR) Centre of Excellence in Port Coquitlam, this course will be partial classroom learning but will also be physical hands on tools training. Three-day seminar. March 6- 8, 2020, 8 AM - 4:15 PM. Limited to 20 students. Details and to Register .
Committee News
Reno Council : Tuesday, February 25, 5:30pm - 8:30pm, Joey Burnaby. Contact Sonali@havan.ca  Open to business owner/operator members

Golf Committee : next meeting will be in March.

Membership Committee : next meeting will be in March.

E&T Committee: next meeting will be in March


The goal of the Women’s Council Industry Tours is to open doors to verticals within the residential construction industry, not regularly considered by, or for, women. To help break down barriers within the industry, tours will highlight women in non-traditional roles and give insight into intra-industry opportunities, helping empower and educate HAVAN members.
There will be two industry tours this year. We are currently looking for a Volunteer to fill the Industry Tours Sub-Committee Chair role. Please indicate your interest ( carolyn@havan.ca ) and we can provide further details.
Check out the full list of HAVAN committees .
Spotlight on HAVAN Members

A casual and friendly way to share a little bit about you and your life, HAVAN's Spotlights are a great way to connect, in a friendly, transparent way! We share spotlights via our blog post and via our social channels to help you gain exposure. Check out Lucila Diaz's spotlight Founder & Creative Director at Harmony Sense Interiors, it sounds like Lucila enjoys a good puzzle ! Thanks for sharing Lucila. If you would like to be featured in your own Spotlight, email   dawn@havan.ca  for details. 

HAVAN has joined Pinterest!  https://www.pinterest.ca/HavanOfficial/

Let's get connected! Together we are stronger! @HAVANofficial
HAVAN is a symbol of integrity and trust. Consumers turn to HAVAN to source builders, renovators, products and services to build their homes which help shape the communities where people want to live. As Canada's second largest, fastest growing home builder association, HAVAN attracts the industry's best, providing leading advocacy initiatives, education and resources to help our member companies thrive. A not-for-profit association, HAVAN is proudly affiliated with both the provincial CHBA BC, and national CHBA offices. Together, we are building excellence.  
Contact us: info@havan.ca | 778-565-4288 |  www.havan.ca