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Home BUILDER Magazine —
March/April 2015

SAM AWARDS: Recognizing Canadian Housing Excellence
A look at some of the winners of the 2014 CHBA National SAM Awards. These prestigious awards celebrate excellence in new homes, home renovation and community development across Canada.
Cover: SAM Awards Community Development Award winner - Hopewell Residential Management LP, Calgary, Alta.

MARKET REPORT: From Coast to Coast
A province-by-province outlook by Jason Burggraaf, Policy and Government Relations Advisor, CHBA.

COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION: Protecting Your Bottom Line
Bo Mocherniak discusses the ins and out of sales tax rules in the construction industry.

BUILDING SCIENCE: Incorporating Foamed Plastic Insulating Sheathings on Exterior Wall Assemblies
A technical report by Salvatore Ciarlo, National Codes/Standards and Technical Services Director at Owens Corning Canada.

CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: Satisfying the New Cohort of Home Buyers
Understanding the Millennial new home buyer.

EXPERT OPINION: Getting Your Proposal Financed
Which Speaks Louder, Your Head Or Heart? Getting your proposal financed often means putting emotion aside.

RESEARCH: Addressing Energy Efficiency
The latest housing research from NRC: interior and exterior insulation; PV technology; wood buildings.

CODE COMPLIANCE AND ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Changing Times In The Window And Door Business
Unlike performance requirements for other building components the air, water, structural and energy performance requirements for windows and doors vary with climate and location. Learn more in this informative article by Jeff Baker, technical consultant for Fenestration Canada.

Meet Your President: Jane Morgan
Jane Morgan is the General Manager of Nuport Holdings, a property development and management company located in St. Johnís, Newfoundland and Labrador. Nuport was founded by Janeís father and uncle, and has been a CHBA member since the 1960s. We sat down with Jane to learn more about her, and her vision for CHBA.

TOOL TALK: Changing Our Work Habits Through Innovation
From lights to professional grade accessories to insulated strapping, Jon Eakes reviews some truly innovative products.

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