Published On: Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Home Builders Association & TRU Kick Off 2018 Training House Project

Home Builders Association & TRU Kick Off 2018 Training House Project
The project allows the CHBA to be part of the community, showcase the local homebuilding industry talent, and enhances the experience of trades students by giving them on site experience in addition to classroom work. (Photo Credit: CHBA-CI)

KAMLOOPS - The Canadian Home Builders’ Association Central Interior and the Thompsonh Rivers University School of Trades and Technology have recently announced the start of the 2018 Training House Project. This year’s house is being built in the Beachmount Estates in Westsyde.

This unique project, now in its 28th year, is especially beneficial to the first year residential construction students at Thompson Rivers University as a “hands on” building experience. The students do the foundation, framing and rough in work, then the home is finished with the generous support of CHBA CI members. 

For the last 21 years, the finished home has been sold to the Kamloops YMCA/YWCA for their Dream Home Lottery fund raiser. Proceeds from the Lottery have gone to specific community endeavours coordinated and run by the Kamloops YMCA/YWCA. 

The annual project is very well known not only locally but provincially and nationally. The training house has won awards for its unique public private partnership, sustainable elements and community contribution every year. 

The 2018 Training House will be a two story three bedroom home, approximately 3000 sq. ft. total floor area. 

Designed by Chris McNeil of Motivo Design Group Inc., the house style is refreshingly modern and positioned well to profile new products to the general public and new home purchasers.

Member Builder/Developer Jasbir Mahal of Enzo Holdings Ltd. is the project manager for this new build. Many CHBA CI members provide ongoing support in products and/or labour.

Due to the nature of the project, it features the latest innovative product and designs for those thinking of building a new home or even renovating extensively their current home. 

CHBA CI will profile the building steps on Facebook and Twitter, giving followers an unusual snapshot of the residential building process.