By: Lanny McInnes

Ongoing professional development is a key piece of what differentiates a Manitoba Home Builders’ Association member from other residential construction companies in Manitoba.

MHBA builder and renovator members keep up to date with the newest information and trends, the latest best practices and newest building technologies which help ensure their work is of the highest quality.

The MHBA’s annual Housing Forum and Building Trade Show provides MHBA builder and renovator members with two days of education and training sessions. The Forum, which takes place Nov. 6 and 7, provides MHBA members with the latest information and best practices regarding residential construction.

Improving subcontractor safety, understanding new home buyer preferences and a panel discussion on the future of residential development in and around Winnipeg are just some of the many sessions available to MHBA members at this year’s Housing Forum. MHBA members can also attend information sessions to share marketing tips and expertise in sessions which provide training in workplace wellness and employee engagement. Through the Building Trade Show, MHBA members also experience cutting edge building technology and the newest in building materials.

As well, the MHBA is once again hosting a new safety training program specifically for home renovators at this year’s Housing Forum.

The MHBA has partnered with the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba (CSAM) to develop a specific safety training program for home renovators to promote and achieve greater safety results for renovators. The successful completion of this program is now a requirement for all MHBA Renovator members.

The MHBA is very excited to provide this training tool to our members to help ensure that they are working in a safe work environment. The training program outlines health and safety roles and responsibilities, how to do proper hazard assessments, and implement proper safety practices and procedures while working on renovation projects. The goal of this program is to help MHBA renovators improve safety on their worksites and keep our members up to date on the latest in safety procedures and best practices.

In addition to the annual Housing Forum, the MHBA provides ongoing education sessions throughout the year and continually shares the latest in industry best practices and information with our membership. MHBA builders and renovators are committed to professional development and being up to date with the latest trends in residential construction.

Our members build to the highest standards and are continually integrating the latest industry standards into their work. So, when you see the MHBA logo, you know you are dealing with a company that is dedicated to quality.