September 17, 2019

UDI-ER Members, 

As we glimpse into the future, a publication we are releasing this week is Tech Disruption, an examination of emerging technologies that may impact the Edmonton Metro land development industry. It will review fully autonomous vehicles, augmented reality, construction automation, and a number of other areas of interest. It will be available Thursday at the UDI-ER Luncheon and on our website by the end of the week. 

The Federal Election is upon us! We have CHBA National CEOKevin Lee, speaking on this topic as our featured guest at our UDI-ER Luncheon on September 19, 2019. If you haven't already purchased your ticket, please ensure to contact the UDI-ER office to see if there is still a chance.

On September 14th we were honoured to receive, at the 2019 BILD Alberta Fall Conference, the Constituent Association Leadership Award, awarded for demonstrating leadership through innovative programs, political action, marketing, education and training or technical research.

The province's Red Tape Reduction initiative Associate Minister Hunter has been a priority for UDI ER these past few months with a number of ideas being table with the Minister's Chief of Staff. Our provincial organization BILD Alberta is leading a high priority initiative aimed at submitting a comprehensive submission to the Associate Minister including key industry items like Off Site Levies, City Charters (energy codes), inclusionary housing, statutory plans, permit time lines and approvals, mortgage rules, building codes(Step Codes), condo act rules and more.

We will be holding our annual All Committee meeting at the end of October to review committee priorities thus ensuring we are focusing on key industry issues and opportunities. If you have any suggestions you would like to bring forward, let us know. For additional information on the topics being addressed by our five Standing and seven Regional Committee Volunteers - click on Committee Summaries .

Once again, feel free to connect with myself or UDI-ER staff should you have any comments or observations.



Andrew Usenik 

Chair, UDI-Edmonton Region

Chair- Andrew Usenik

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