New Construction and Redevelopment – HousingU online course

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This course will be offered in April 2018. Registration opens February 2018. Watch for updates regarding course start date and registration opening in our Housing Updates newsletter.

New Construction and Redevelopment is a new course designed for housing provider leaders, managers and staff, which focuses on the various stages of non-profit housing development and construction. This online, facilitated course will help new property and building managers, maintenance staff, and administrators begin the construction process with knowledge of how each decision will affect building maintenance upon occupancy. This course can be completed in 8 weeks; however, participants have up to 3 months to complete.

Topics include:

Development Steps | The Human Side | Building Rating Systems and Regulations | New Technologies | The Internet of Things - Digital Communication | Owner Project Requirements, Statement of Requirements, and Handover requirements | Commissioning Process and Training

What you'll learn

By the end of this course, successful participants will able to:

  • Describe the stages of development and construction
  • List and evaluate a variety of redevelopment strategies
  • Describe the factors involved in determining rehabilitation or redevelopment
  • Make use of maintenance knowledge and lessons from existing buildings to design new building
  • Develop a plan to engage with tenants during planning, including relocation during construction and rehousing after completion
  • Explain the role of building code, local government regulations and building rating systems (such as LEED and Passive House) in design and construction
  • Explain trending technology in residential design, construction and operation
  • Describe key features of high-efficiency equipment in relation to building maintenance
  • Explain the commissioning process during construction and pre-and post-occupancy
  • Explain the elements of construction completion and substantial performance of the work

Time commitment

This course includes approximately 32 hours of content. It is recommended that you commit to studying for 3-4 hours a week in order to be done in 8 weeks. However, you will have up to 3 months to complete. You can progress at your own pace, log in to do assignments, and participate in forum discussions whenever when it’s convenient for you. Having said that, we do encourage you to stick to the posted weekly schedule so that most participants will be working on the same topic at roughly the same time.


Some prior knowledge of Operations and Maintenance would be helpful. Completion of Asset Management Foundations is recommended, but not mandatory. As an online course, participants must have basic computer skills and have access to a computer with MS Office 2010 or later and a modern, safe browser. We recommend Chrome, however any updated browser will work. Templates used in this course may require MS Excel, MS Word and .pdf reader. This course is provided in English and requires reading and writing at a grade 8 level.

Start and end dates

April 09, 2018 - June 29, 2018


$139 (+GST) for members , $209 (+GST) for non-members

Volume Discount: Register 3 or more people from the same organization for this course and your rate will be reduced to $109 each (+GST). This offer is for BCNPHA members only. To take advantage of this discounted rate, please email

This course is part of the Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Program.


To register, click the large green button at the top of this page: “Login to account”, or “Create an account” (if you do not yet have one). Note: We require a unique email address for each course participant as our online learning system will not accept duplicate emails. If you need further instructions, click Course registration instructions.

For more information email:

Kate Nielsen

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