Modular for BC
Roadmap to Housing SolutionsApril 29, 30 & May 1, Penticton Lakeside Resort

Modular For BC- the roadmap to housing solutions. Enjoy expert speakers, actionable sessions, government networking opportunities, updates on provincial changes affecting the province.

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Who's Invited?

Municipality Leaders

Indigenous Groups

MHABC Members

Social Housing

Welcome

This year's summit is a pivotal event in our organization's history, marked by the B.C. government's significant legislative initiatives in the fall session. The focus is on expediting home construction, particularly through small-scale and multi-unit housing (SSMUH) and transit-oriented developments across all municipalities. The government has also called for standardized designs from consultants to streamline the permitting process and reduce costs, acknowledging that this will require time.

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Over the past two years, our advocacy program has actively supported these initiatives by developing Modular Friendly by-laws, permitting checklists, and inspectors' checklists. Our collaboration with the province, municipalities, and BOABC aims to underscore the benefits and necessity of factory-built housing to address B.C.'s housing challenges.

With our advanced efforts, we are poised to present a comprehensive solution at this year's conference.

Agenda At a Glance

Please note that the below noted activities, sessions, presenters, and times can change without notice. All events and sessions will take place at the Penticton Lakeside & Resort & Conference Centre unless otherwise noted.

Monday, April 29, 2024

  • 11:00am – Gerry Brown 31st Annual Memorial Golf Tournament (Penticton Golf & Country Club)
  • 2:30pm – 4:30pm – Pre-Summit Delegate Networking Wine Tasting (off-site activity)
  • 6:30pm – 9:00pm – BC Modular Housing Summit Welcome Social

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

  • 7:30am – Buffet Breakfast/Program Partner Trade Show Visitation
  • 8:30am – Summit Opening Remarks/Welcome
  • 8:45am – Opening Session #1 – Modular for BC – A Roadmap to Housing Solutions (Paul Binotto, MHABC Advisor – Provincial Advocacy/Steering Committee Program
  • 9:30am – Coffee Break/Networking/Program Partner Trade Show Visitation
  • 9:45am – Concurrent Session #2A – Economic Report – Interest Rates, Inflation, and the Housing Industry (Bryan Yu, Central 1 Credit Union)
  • 9:45am – Concurrent Session #2B – StepCode and Modular Construction (Gilles Lesage, Total Home Solutions Inc.)
  • 10:45am - Coffee Break/Networking/Program Partner Trade Show Visitation
  • 11:00am – 3:00pm – Partner/Spousal Program (Offsite wine tour and lunch out)
  • 11:00am – Concurrent Session #3A – Federal Initiatives Update on Supporting Increased Housing, Indigenous Housing, and Support of Provincial Housing Initiatives (Laura Kershaw, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation)
  • 11:00am – Concurrent Session #3B – To be confirmed
  • 12:00pm – Buffet Luncheon/Innovation Awards Overview/Guest Speaker (to be confirmed)
  • 1:15pm – Session #4 – The Human Benefits of Modular Manufacturing (Dr. Mohamed Al Hussein, University of Alberta)
  • 2:00pm - Coffee Break/Networking/Program Partner Trade Show Visitation
  • 2:15pm – Session #5 – Modular & Housing Affordability Panel Session (panelists to be confirmed)
  • 3:00pm – Networking Power Hours (Delegate break to meet individually with other attendees)
  • 6:00pm – Presidents’ Banquet Reception/Raffle
  • 7:00pm – Presidents’ Banquet/Awards/Evening Entertainment

Wednesday, May 1, 2024

  • 8:30am – Buffet Breakfast/Networking/Program Partner Trade Show Visitation
  • 9:00am – Session #6 – Lisa Helps "The BC Builds program and the power of partnerships"
  • 10:00am – Coffee Break/Networking/Program Partner Trade Show Visitation
  • 10:15am – Session #7 – Innovations in Efficiency and Emission Reduction in the Heating & Cooling of Modular Buildings (speaker to be confirmed)
  • 11:15am – Buffet Lunch & End of General Summit Program
  • 12:00pm – MHABC Annual General Meeting
  • 1:00pm – Coffee Break
  • 1:15pm – MEMBER’S ONLY SESSION – Modular 101 – Your Involvement within the Provincial Housing Program (Paul Binotto, MHABC Advisor – Provincial Advocacy/Steering Committee Program)
  • 2:15pm – MEMBER’S ONLY SESSION – Modular Advocacy & You! (Paul Binotto, MHABC Advisor – Provincial Advocacy/Steering Committee Program)
  • 3:00pm – End of Summit

*Presenter/topics subject to change without notice.

Summit Pricing

2-Day Delegate Pass – Early Bird Rate $299.00 ( Early Bird rate moves to $345.00 on March 2nd 2024)

Includes:

  • Apr. 29 – Evening Welcome Reception
  • Apr. 30 - Summit Breakfast/ Sessions/Summit Lunch/Presidents’ Banquet
  • May 1 - Summit Breakfast/ Sessions/Summit Lunch

1-Day Delegate Pass (April 30) – $199.00

Includes:

  • Apr. 29 – Evening Welcome Reception
  • Apr. 30 - Summit Breakfast/ Sessions/Summit Lunch

½ Day Delegate Pass (May 1) - $99.00

Includes:

  • May 1 - Summit Breakfast/Sessions/Summit Lunch

½ Day MEMBER Delegate Pass (May 1) - $75.00

Includes:

  • May 1 - Summit Breakfast/ Sessions/Summit Lunch/AGM/Member ONLY Sessions

Ticket Add-Ons

  • Additional Summit Buffet Breakfast Ticket - $35.00
  • Additional Summit Buffet Lunch Ticket - $35.00
  • Presidents’ Banquet Ticket (please note these are included in all 2-Day passes) - $85.00
  • Includes: 3-course plated dinner, awards, entertainment)

Additional Summit Activities:

Apr. 29

Gerry Brown Memorial Golf Tournament (Penticton Golf Club) - $185.00
Includes: 1x round of 18 holes, cart, drink ticket, BBQ burger meal, prizing

Pre-Summit Networking Wine Tasting – $60.00
Includes: Trolley transportation to/from award-winning Bench 1775 winery, wine tasting, light snacks, bocce
(Minimum 15 attendees required for tour to take place)

Apr. 30

Partner/Spousal Wine Tour & Lunch - $165.00
Includes: Transportation, 3x wine tastings at area wineries, lunch out with group
(Minimum 8 attendees required for tour to take place)

Summit Associated Activities

Gerry Brown 31st Annual Memorial Golf Tournament - $185.00/person
The MHABC Gerry Brown Memorial Golf Tournament is open to all those associated with the manufactured/modular housing industry. We encourage strong participation from both Members and non-members to join in this fun networking best-ball style tournament.
Date: Monday April 29, 2024
Location: Penticton Golf & Country Club
Time: Foursomes will tee-off starting at 11:00am
Inclusions: MHABC will place registered players into foursomes and each player will receive 1x round of golf, cart, range balls, 1x voucher for a hot dog or sandwich and 1x drink on-course, apres golf BBQ Burger meal, 1x drink, prizes.

Pre-Summit Delegate Networking Wine Tasting - $60.00/person
Join fellow Summit attendees on a delightful afternoon wine tasting at award-winning Bench 1775 winery! Attendees will board a private trolley bus from the Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Center, enjoy an educational wine tasting, light snacks, bocce (if the weather cooperates), and a lovely afternoon networking while enjoying winery ambiance.
Date: Monday April 29, 2024
Location: Local Area Winery
Time: 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Inclusions: Trolley transportation to/from award-winning Bench 1775 winery, wine tasting at 1x area winery, light snacks, bocce
*Must be 19yrs + to register. This tour requires a minimum of 15 registrants to take place.

BC Modular Housing Summit Welcome Social – Complimentary*
Catch-up with associates, meet new people, make connections, and discuss the modular industry over light snacks at the Welcome Social.
Date: Monday April 29, 2024
Location: Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Center (Salon C)
Time: 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Inclusions: Registered Delegates will be provided 1x complimentary drink ticket
*Social open to all Registered Delegates, accompanying spouses/partners, invited guests of the MHABC. Cash bar will be available.

Esteemed Speakers

Lisa Helps

as Executive Lead for BC Builds Project Origination & Process Innovation, BC Housing

Lisa is currently working as Executive Lead BC Builds Project Origination and Process Innovation at BC Housing. Previously she was the Housing Solutions Advisor to Premier Eby for the start-up of BC Builds, a new housing program that uses public land, low-cost financing, and other innovative tools to get more housing built more quickly for working people in B.C. Prior to that she was a two-term Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia. As Mayor, Lisa worked hard to create deep collaboration across the community to get Victoria ready for the future and built connection across the Province as Co-Chair of the BC Urban Mayors Caucus to advance shared priorities for cities. Areas of focus included economic development and prosperity, housing, climate action, resilient infrastructure, and reconciliation.

Dr. Mohamed Al Hussein

Professor, University of Alberta

Dr. Mohamed Al-Hussein is a professor and Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in the Industrialization of Building Construction at the University of Alberta, and a highly sought researcher and consultant in the areas of lean manufacturing, construction process optimization, CO2 emission quantification, and building information modelling (BIM), with the development of modular and offsite construction technologies and practices forming the hub of his research.

Bryan Yu

Chief Economist

Through his engaging economics reports Bryan has become Central 1’s local celebrity, with his work featured by various media outlets including the Globe and Mail, BNN, Bloomberg and BC Business. He authors many of the Central 1’s flagship research reports and weekly notes for clients and the public. Yu is vice-president of the Canadian Association for Business Economics and a director of the BC Paraplegic Foundation.

Gord Rattray

Retired Executive Director, MHABC

Gord served as the Executive Director of the Manufactured Housing Association of BC from May of 2011 until his retirement this past October. Having over 25 years of prior experience within the forest products industry, and management of non-profit associations, Gord strongly understands the dynamics of small communities and the major contributions private sectors make to local economies.

Paul Binotto

Associate, MHABC/ Director, Strategy and Business Development (Pacific Region), Guillevin International

Paul is championing Guillevin’s role as a leader in the Electrification and reduced Emission efforts in British Columbia. In his role he is focused on innovative and sustainable equipment and programs with an emphasis on affordable Energy Management to reduce building emissions. Paul has a history in Modular construction and is a strong advocate for the BC Modular Industry.

Laura Kershaw

Account Manager, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Laura Kershaw is an Account Manager with CMHC in the British Columbia Okanagan Region. In this role, Laura is responsible to provide training to all mortgage professionals on all forms of mortgage financing including the financing of manufactured homes. Laura has over 20 years experience as a housing industry specialist and at CMHC she is regarded as the subject matter expert on manufactured home lending and insurance. During her 11 years with CMHC, Laura has partnered with MHABC on many educational events related to the financing of manufactured homes.

Steve Arnold

BES Building Energy Solutions – Principal Head of Operations

With over eighteen years of hands-on experience in building engineering and management, Steve has successfully implemented innovative design solutions across various sectors in Canada, the US, and the UK.

Gilles Lesage

Owner and Advisor/Trainer, Total Home Solutions Inc.

Gilles has been evaluating and testing homes since 2004, first as a home inspector and shortly after as an Energy Advisor for existing homes, new home construction, multiple unit residential buildings and site testing large buildings. He has been training new and prospective Home Inspectors and Energy Evaluators since 2013. With the introduction of new code requirements here in BC, Gilles has been heavily involved with industry education and implementation of the BC Energy Step Code while participating on multiple committees and other stakeholder groups to help promote and facilitate the transition to these higher levels of full building performance.

Accomodation Details

Penticton Lakeside Resort & Conference Centre – Summit Host Hotel: 21 Lakeshore Drive West, Penticton, BC V2A 7M5

Resort Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, pool and hot tub, gym, boutique store, business centre, EV charging stations, on-site dining, private beach and marina. Multiple room types available. Double Queen guestrooms start from $179/night (City view)
Check-in: 4:00pm
Check-out: 11:00am
Parking: $15.00/day
Room Block Cut-Off: Monday, March 4, 2024 (Limited quantity of rooms exist in block. Block may close early if rooms become fulfilled.)
Reservations: Please call 1-800-663-9400 or email lakeside@rpbhotels.com
Group Code: Manufactured Housing Association of BC

The MHABC would like to acknowledge that the 2024 BC Modular Housing Summit will take place upon the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Syilx People in the Okanagan Nation.

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