July 9, 2019
Association News



BOMA was thrilled to have so much interest in the golf tournament. Due to the large number of registrations it was necessary to do a draw to see which golfers will be playing on August 15th. People on last year's waitlist who didn't golf were given priority. 
If you entered the lottery draw you should have either received a confirmation/invoice, or a waitlist email. If you did not receive a follow up email, you can contact the BOMA office to check your status: call 604-684-3916 ext. 100 or email 
There are always cancellations so try to keep August 15th open just in case!

Hopefully you purchased your ticket for the annual harbour cruise as the event is now sold out. To get on the waitlist please follow the link below and click on the Waitlist button. 

For those of you with tickets, the BOMA staff are excited to share this adventure with you! Look for the marina behind the Westin Bayshore, slightly east of Lift restaurant. Check in at our registration desk near the top of the ramp as you will need a stamp to board the vessel.
Legionella: Addressing the Risk
PACE Chemicals
Centers for Disease Control states, “9 in 10 investigations show almost all Legionella outbreaks were caused by problems preventable with more effective water management.” Cooling season is upon us! Learn more about Legionella and how to implement an effective water treatment program for your building’s cooling tower.
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Regulatory News

Technical Safety BC is reaching out to electrical equipment and asset owners to share information about a certification renewal deadline for electrical Field Safety Representatives (FSRs) that is coming up on July 31st, 2019. Expired certificates cannot be named on licences and permits, and cannot submit declarations of compliance. Visit the FSR Certification Renewal page for details.

City Council approved the proposed 2019 Fire Bylaw that contained a number of significant initiatives that will have a positive impact for the safety of the general public. The 2019 Fire Bylaw will be updated to reference the 2018 BC Fire Code. 
Following a consultation conducted by the Fraser Valley Regional District and municipalities, the proposed bylaw was approved in the Fall 2018 and comes into effect on April 1, 2020. The new sorting requirements do not change diversion programs already in place.
Government Affairs
Each year, the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services consults province-wide on the upcoming provincial budget and creates a report for the Minister of Finance. Community groups and the public have the opportunity to send in a written submission and/or appear at a public hearing. BOMA provided the following written submission recommending various investments that will positively support our industry. 

BOMA Victoria Chapter Chair, Elyse Norgaard Kituri, and Director, Andrew Pape-Salmon, addressed Saanich Council on District 2030.

BOMA BC's President, Damian Stathonikos (pictured on right) and Muneesh Sharma, Director of Government Affairs, met with Andrew Weaver, Leader of the BC Green Party.

Bartlett Tree Experts
City Elevator Ltd
Events & Education

While the Electric Vehicle Charging Station and Building Tune Up Program sessions have passed, the powerpoint presentations are available. The Education & Careers page of the BOMA website has a subpage for speaker presentations. These particular PDFs are under the 'Seminars' heading.

Rebates help save money, energy and emissions
FortisBC - Electricity
Whether you’re replacing old heating equipment or are planning to develop or renovate a building to meet new energy performance standards, FortisBC has rebates on high-efficiency boilers and water heaters as well as custom incentives for optimizing building controls. If your properties include apartment buildings, you can also get water-saving upgrades and an energy assessment at no cost from the rental apartment efficiency program.
Find FortisBC rebates for your building at
Good to Know
Congratulations to Bentall Kennedy (Canada) LP for their property 2150 Keith Drive.
Source: FacilitiesNet
BOMA International now has four new new gross area methods.
Source: Downtown Vancouver
Three new web pages replace over 60 web pages that contained land use information. 
Sunrise Painting & Stucco Ltd
Ultra-Tech Cleaning Systems Ltd
Event Calendar
Jul 2019
BOMA Boat Cruise: Adventure at Sea
240 colleagues will set sail for food, drinks, music and activities aboard the Magic Spirit on this 2.5 hour harbor cruise.
Aug 2019
BOMA Golf Classic
A fun Shotgun Texas Scramble – 288 golfers will be playing on the Ridge and Canal courses of Northview.
Sep 2019
QBT Session: Water treatment tips that save energy and money
Best ways to maintain energy efficiency in boilers, chillers and cooling towers, and how improving water heat transfer will lower gas consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Oct 2019
QBT Session: Do I have an elevator problem?
Know your responsibilities and remedies available for elevator/escalator reliability and safety issues; understand the key regulatory and code requirements; industry best maintenance practices; key elevator modernization considerations.
Dec 2019
BOMA Christmas Luncheon (Vancouver)
Save the date for our biggest event of the year that draws over 800 people.
Around the Industry
Source: Vancouver Sun
Co-working spaces continue to pop up in large Canadian cities. As it stands, Vancouver has the second-highest square footage of co-working office spaces in Canada, just behind Toronto.
Source: BC Local News
Wesbuild has announced plans to redevelop University Heights in Saanich and conduct community consultations before submitting a revised proposal for the mixed-use development this fall. 
Source: City Lab
Open offices have been in demand for decades, but recent research shows that these open floor plans may be causing more harm than good to office workers. Companies want to bring back more privacy without increasing square footage and paying for more real estate. “Pods” are one solution many are looking at.
Source: Construction Dive
A new McKinsey study found that modular construction can increase productivity by delivering projects 20 to 50 per cent faster than traditional construction methods. It can also reduce costs by up to 20 per cent. Is modular building the future of commercial projects?
Source: The Georgia Straight
In recent months, several companies, including large names in Silicon Valley, have begun making the move up north, following Amazon’s lead.