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NSHBDA – AGM ANNOUCEMENT – JUNE 8, 2017 – Immediate Attention Required

NSHBDA – AGM ANNOUCEMENT – JUNE 8, 2017 This invitation is open to all members of our Association and invited guest. You are invited to our 2017 AGM mini trade fair/dinner meeting Thursday, June 8th, 2017 starting at 4:30 pm, held at: Saraguay House (Part of Royal Nova Scotia Yacht Squadron) 360 Purcells Cove Rd. Halifax, NS B3P 1C7 This is an extremely important AGM meeting with an important vote being put forth to revise our current By-Laws (These proposed […]

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UPDATED – NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, May 16, 2017

UPDATED – NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Reminder to all members : This is the last meeting that submissions for the NSHBDA  Design Competition may be brought in. The next chance is the deadline Thursday, June 1, 2017 at NSCC waterfront Campus in the cafeteria area, 12 noon to 1:30pm. Evening information session: Tonights session will be on insulation materials, code changes around combustible constructions and what products are out there. It will […]

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NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, March 21, 2017 The evening’s session : NS Power Interior Electrical.  Presenters are Mark Gills NSHBDA designer member and Andrew Pottier of  NS Power. This session is required for the first level of our certification training. For this monthly information session, will meet at 6:15pm in Room 5424 at NSCC Waterfront and via video link to NSCC Lunenburg Campus room C107E. Prior to the monthly meeting, the Executive meeting will meet […]

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NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, February 21, 2017

NSHBDA  monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, February 21, 2017 The evening’s session : Interior Plumbing. Presenters are Mark Gills NSHBDA designer member and Bruce Piercey of NSCC NSIT. This session is required for the first level of our certification training. For this monthly information session, will meet at 6:15pm in Room 5424 at NSCC Waterfront and via video link to NSCC Lunenburg Campus room C107E. Prior to the monthly meeting, the Education Committee will meet at 2:00pm in […]

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NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, January 17, 2017

NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be taking place Tuesday, January 17, 2017. The evening’s session: Joe Rogers P.Eng., Building Code Coordinator, Office of the Fire Marshal, is presenting on the Acts and Regs plus an update on the changes to the NBCC. This session is part of our certification training. For this monthly information session, will meet at 6:15 pm in Room 5424 at NSCC Waterfront and via video link to NSCC Lunenburg Campus room C107E. Prior to the monthly […]

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NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016

NSHBDA regular monthly meeting will be Tuesday, November 15, 2016 The evening’s session : Building Science, Roof assemblies with John Hattie presenting, NSHBDA designer & owner of Atlantic Home Designs Limited. John will lead an interactive discussion on the design, detailing and construction of various roof assemblies.  The presentation will cover interior and exterior finishes, connections and the various options and uses for each type of assembly.  As always, there will be an open discussion throughout the presentation, so please […]

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Site Evaluation and Assessment Weekend Workshop

See Attached Information Package for details The Nova Scotia Home and Building Designers Association is offering its annual “Site Assessment Workshop” Weekend. This is a required course for Accredited Member – “Advanced Technical Level”. This course is recommended for all members to take as early as possible, or repeat several times, as it will assist in the growth and development of their design skills, how they will create the structure, and how the structure relates to the land,  surrounding environment […]

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QEII Lottery Home ‘Behind the scenes’ Tour with homes designer Martin Livingston

NSHBDA is pleased to offer a behind-the-scenes tour of the current QEII lottery home, by the home’s designer, Martin Livingston of Cresco.  The tour will take place on Saturday, November 5 at 9:00am – meet up in the parking lot of Tim Horton’s at 40 Peakview Way (top of Larry Uteck Boulevard). After the tour, Martin has graciously offered to give us an over view of his design software and how he uses it. This will take place at the Cresco office 7 Peruz Court, Bedford. This is a unique opportunity to see how these homes are detailed and constructed, and […]

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Fall ‘IDEAL’ Home Show – Designers Needed

The “Ideal Fall Home Show” Friday September 30 to Sunday October 02, 2016, presented by Master Promotions Ltd. at Exhibition Park, Halifax, NS . This year NSHBDA has a 800 square foot, (20’x40’) booth # 760.  The Association’s booth will house both the “Design Competition Gallery” and the “NSHBDA Home Show Exhibit”. NSHBDA would like to ask Current Association Members (designers, students and corporate members) to help with booth sitting and to help with the “People’s Choice Award”. The award […]

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2016 Bursary Award Winner

At the September 20, 2016 monthly training session, NSHBDA presented its annual student bursary of $1000.00 to Jessica Burgoyne, returning NSCC, Lunenburg Campus student. This bursary is given to a first year industry related student that excels in the participation of the Association, by attending monthly training sessions, special training events, working home shows, home tours, entering the design competition, etc. In Jessica’s situation, she also stepped forward and represented the Lunenburg NSCC Campus as one of our student representative […]

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