Tech Disruption - Summary Booklet

Tech Disruption: An Examination of Emerging Technologies That May Impact the Edmonton Metro Land Development Industry is a qualitative research report prepared by UDI-ER. This document provides Members with a very brief high-level overview of some of the major emerging technological disruptions that are likely to have an impact on the land development industry.

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Tech Disruption - Research Document

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Changes to Water Main Cost Sharing Program Beginning in 2019

The EPCOR Water Main Cost Sharing Program ("The Program") was approved in principle as part of the EPCOR Waterworks Bylaw (2001). To meet the principles of the Performance Based Rates (PBR) agreement, EPCOR will fund, on a sliding scale, a portion of the costs of water mains between 300mm and 400mm in diameter. The Program has been effective for new public mains with a Water Maintenance Start Date since January 1, 2002, as stated on the Construction Completion Certificate (CCC), with an approved Water Main Cost Sharing application.

COE Development Inspections - Steel Trowels

Just a reminder, a steel trowel finish is not permissible for air-entrained concrete as per the CSA
Standards: “A steel trowel finish shall not be applied to air-entrained concrete”. For further
reference, please see Section 7.6.4.3.2 of the 2014 CSA Standards.

2019 Inspection Fees

The inspection fees collected through servicing agreements have been adjusted for 2019, based on the Edmonton Consumer Price Index.

City of Edmonton Org Chart

The most recent copy of the org. chart dated February 20, 2019  

2018 Fall/Winter City of Edmonton - Development Inspections - Revised Inspection Contacts

Subdivision and Development Coordination revised contact map will take effect October 4 and continue until the end of the 2018 construction season.

2018 State of the Market - Edmonton Metro

This document provides the reader with an economic snapshot of seven urban municipalities within the Edmonton Metropolitan Region by focusing specifically on housing starts, median housing prices, population change along with economic impacts, issues and opportunities.

SUMMARY - Integrated Infrastructure Management Plan (IIMP) Third Party Analysis

Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) was retained by Urban Development Institute-Edmonton Region (UDI-ER) to performed a third party review of the City of Edmonton’s (the City) “Integrated Infrastructure Management Plan - Cumulative Impacts” February 2016 Report (IIMP Report), with the intent to fully identify and review the assumptions, methodology and scope of the IIMP Report.

FULL REPORT - Integrated Infrastructure Management Plan (IIMP) Third Party Analysis

Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) was retained by Urban Development Institute-Edmonton Region (UDI-ER) to performed a third party review of the City of Edmonton’s (the City) “Integrated Infrastructure Management Plan - Cumulative Impacts” February 2016 Report (IIMP Report), with the intent to fully identify and review the assumptions, methodology and scope of the IIMP Report.

IDF Curves

There have been some discussions about IDF Curves and changes people were not aware of. Please see the attached and pass the information onto everyone who may need this.

From Dirt to Door

By consolidating a considerable amount of information regarding the land development process into a two-page document, “From Dirt to Door” provides the reader with an accessible resource that aims to illustrate how costly the entire process of turning raw land into livable homes for citizens truly is.

 

Understanding Growth and Affordability - Series 2

This is the 2nd publication in UDI-ER's Understanding Growth and Affordability series. It is a quantitative study aimed at articulating the negative impacts of ever-increasing costs on those desiring to own or rent a home. Visit here>> for the print version. 

2018-2020 Strategic Plan

UDI-Edmonton Region's 2018-2020 Strategic Plan highlights the vision, mission, code of conduct, goals and objectives for the organization over the next three years. The Strategic Plan also identifies priorities by way of strategies and strategic actions set by the Board of Directors. 

2018 Off-Site Levy Review

UDI-Edmonton Region has composed a quantitative report regarding up-to-date Off-Site Levies throughout Edmonton Metro. The intention of this report is to provide UDI-ER Members with a concise and high-level update regarding Off-Site Levies within the region. Please note that this report should not be seen as a direct comparative analysis between municipalities but rather an updated reference point to help facilitate day-to-day discussions with municipalities. 

If you would like a hard copy of UDI-Edmonton Region’s 2017 Off-Site Levies Review, please feel free to contact our office. 

Understanding Growth and Affordability - Series 1

This information was developed to shed light on the importance of growth and partnership between the land development industry and all levels of government to promote growth, collaboration and regional competitiveness. Visit here>> for the print version. 

2017 Municipal Elections

UDI-Edmonton Region plays an integral part in the successful growth and development of Metro Edmonton. A large part of our success is attributed to the strength of our relationships with municipal and elected officials throughout the region. The 2017 Municipal Elections are taking place on October 16, 2017 and UDI-ER has prepared two advocacy tools to assist members in preparing for the election:  The Municipal Information Kit; and, a brochure entitled Understanding Growth and Affordability.

2017-19 Industry Profile Building Plan

The Industry Profile Building Plan is an integrated strategy that looks to broaden the scope of our industry profile and communication activities while solidifying and enhancing existing relationships.

2017-19 Strategic Plan

The Industry Profile Building Plan is an integrated strategy that looks to broaden the scope of our industry profile and communication activities while solidifying and enhancing existing relationships.

Understanding Density Series

The Understanding Density Series assists in highlighting the realities of density. When considering growth, density targets must be appropriate to allow for a variety of housing products that appeal to the market. While we aspire to achieve higher density as community builders, our densification targets need to be thoughtfully considered to fully understand their impacts.

Linda Cochrane: A Strong Humble Leader

UDI-Edmonton Region had the pleasure of interviewing the new City of Edmonton, City Manager, Mrs. Linda Cochrane. The information from this interview evolved into a feature article for our Members on Cochrane's leadership style, goals for the city, and views on issues directly related to the land development industry. 

UDI Alberta - Provincial Land Development Industry Economic Value

Every dollar spent on land development in Alberta circulates and recirculates within the economy. This is known as the economic multiplier effect and includes direct revenue arising through construction investments as well as indirect and induced value created through linkages to other trades, suppliers and sectors.    

Impact of Affordability: The $10K Differential

What happens to home ownership when the cost of a new entry level home increases by $10,000? How many people are priced out of a new home in Edmonton, how many in Alberta? Fees and Levies have the ability to drastically effect affordability, and new home ownership. UDI-Edmonton Region actively continues to advocate for affordability across the Edmonton region.

Economic Value of the Edmonton Region Land Development Industry

A report developed to provide an overview of the economic activity associated with land development in Edmonton Metro. This document shares the significant impact the land development industry had on the region with over $9 billion in economic value in 2014.

Levies and Fees Report

This report was produced by UDI-Edmonton Region utilizing survey data collected from municipalities from around Alberta. The purpose of this study was to compare Edmonton, Alberta with other locations around Alberta in terms of the fees and levies charged to developers as well as systems in place for developers to deal with boundary conditions and oversizing of infrastructure within their land. The study was intended to quantitatively examine and compare average fees and levies as of September 2014. 

UDI-ER Quantifies Cost of Approval Delays

At the August 19, 2014 Executive Committee, Chair Jordan Davis spoke to city council about service standards in the City of Edmonton's approval system. At this meeting, councilor Nickel challenged UDI-Edmonton Region to quantify the cost implications of approval uncertainty and delays. 

A Day in the Life of a Developer

Often there is a misconception about developers and their impact on society. Developers contribute greatly to the communities we call home, a contribution that is often overlooked. This story aims to unveil A Day in the Life of a Developer with direct insight from Jodie Wacko, Vice President, Development at Beaverbrook Developments. 

Edmonton City Growth

UDI–Edmonton Region has gathered data including metrics on density and population from the City of Edmonton with intent to tell a factual story of city growth. These powerful metrics have unveiled the prosperity and vision in the city’s expansion.

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