The building industry is represented by a host of organizations and associations, many of which are geared towards creating and maintaining strict business codes and practices by their members.
Ultimately the consumer benefits from the efforts of these bodies and with this in mind, many of these associations have comprehensive websites, comprising information that should answer most questions regarding the building industry.
The following are links to some of these groups:
British Columbia Construction Association
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Canadian Construction Association
Canadian Federation of Independent Business
Canadian Home Builders’ Association
Homebuilders Association Vancouver
BC Housing Licensing & Consumer Services (formerly Homeowner Protection Office)
Independent Contractors and Business Association
Industry Canada – Service Industries
National Research Council of Canada – Institute for Research in Construction
Vancouver Regional Construction Association