Alberta HBA and UDI merge as BILD Alberta
August 1, 2017
Members of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Alberta and the Urban Development Institute Alberta Division have voted to amalgamate the two provincial associations.
The new joint organization will be named Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Alberta.
Association members voted over a seven-day period from July 5 to July 11. CHBA – Alberta members approved the move with 88 per cent support, while 94 per cent of UDI Alberta members voted to make the change.
“We are thrilled with the result of the vote,” said Wendy Jabusch, senior vice president of Edmonton Homes at Brookfield Residential, who will chair a transition board that will handle the unification process. “Amalgamating the two associations will create one strong unified voice for the industry with an increased advocacy capacity.”
BILD Alberta will unite the development associations during a 120-day transition period, hiring a chief executive officer for the new organization and paving the way for new BILD Alberta board members. BILD Alberta will focus on advocacy for provincial land development, home building, and the renovation industry.