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Educational Events

BC Housing presents and sponsors a number of events to help consumers make informed decisions, the residential construction industry be aware of best practices and the social housing sector stay on top of recent innovations and trends.

Building Smart

Building Smart seminars, workshops and webinars provide you with best practices, research and up-to-date building code information for the construction and design of homes in B.C.

Building Smart with Radon Mitigation

This workshop is eligible for 3.0 Continuing Professional Development(CPD) credits.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Attend on location:

Brix Studio, Suite 102-211 Columbia Street, Vancouver (25-person limit)
Cost: $70 (GST included)

Register for the on location event

Attend online:

Webinar attendees login at 8:00 a.m. Registration deadline 2pm, March 8

Register for the online webinar

Topics include:

  • Radon basics, testing solutions, cost estimates and mitigation options for new and existing construction.
  • The presentation showcases Canada’s largest community-wide radon testing project in Prince George, B.C. as well as study findings from two B.C. communities using various mitigation strategies.
  • We will also discuss facilitating homeowner understanding of radon health risks and the steps that can be taken beyond the current BC Building Code. The session concludes with the certification process for the Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program.


  • Britt Swoveland, B.A. RadonAware Program & Partnerships, British Columbia Lung Association
    Britt oversees research, education, public outreach, partnerships and special projects for the RadonAware Program. She has participated in community-wide radon testing projects, provincial radon awareness campaigns and in-field studies to assist in the advancement of provincial building code measures for radon protection.

  • David Innes, Radon Environmental Management Corporation
    David is an accomplished sales executive for new construction-related technologies. He is a Canadian National Radon Proficiency Program professional in radon measurement and mitigation.


  • We collaborated with the British Columbia Lung Association, Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C. and the Building and Safety Standards Branch for this presentation.

Browse our list of past Building Smart video presentations.