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RES CON 2023

March 29-30, 2023

(Registration Deadline: March 20, 2023)

Fredericton Convention Centre

Fredericton, NB

RES CON (Residential Construction Forum) 2023 is the Annual Conference, Builders’ Forum, Trade Show, and Gala Awards Banquet of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association New Brunswick.


RES CON brings industry professionals together to network, discuss trends, and receive valuable and pertinent information on issues relevant to their business.


This year's 2-day Trade Show and Builders' Forum features renowned presenters who are experts in their field on topics such as high-performance home construction and wall assemblies, integrated project design, carbon emissions calculations, costing tools, and more! We'll also have other speakers whose presentations will focus on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability.


Our participants come from many sectors of the industry and include builders, renovators, developers, engineers, building supply dealers, building officials, energy advisors, HVAC installers, suppliers, and other industry professionals. If you work in the residential construction industry and want to build relationships and grow your business, then RES CON is the must-attend event for you!


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Pricing & Location Details

March 29-30, 2023 (Registration Deadline: March 20, 2021) 
Fredericton Convention Centre | Fredericton, NB
*All prices are subject to HST



Delegate Registration


Schedule - March 29, 2023

Registration & Breakfast With Exhibitors

8:30am - 9:00am

Welcome to our Trade Show & Conference! Grab some breakfast and visit with our Exhibitors as they display their innovative products and services. Find new energy-efficient products that meet your everyday building & renovating needs.

Cost Benefit Analysis Workshop

9:00am - 10:00am

This workshop is designed to help builders and renovators better understand the technologies and costs of building to higher levels of energy performance. The workshop will help select performance targets, define a case study home to work on, illustrate the range of technology combinations and associated costs, and explain how to choose the optimum solution while exploring options from a cost and technology perspective. The workshop is also designed for participants to trial Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan's) costing tool, in real-time, to have a working understanding of the tool as well as the output results.


Instructed by Lauren Lipka and Andy Oding

Integrated Design Process (IDP) Session

10:00am - 11:00am

This session is designed to emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration between builders, renovators, trades, industry experts, manufacturers, and other stakeholders from the beginning of the design process. IDP encourages discussion on the importance of various high-performance issues and establishes a consensus on the matters of concern. IDP takes a holistic approach to the construction process; costing, design of systems, energy engineering and simulations, material selection, building/renovating constraints, and provides objective information on the aspect of performance. IDP enables clear communication of performance targets, and strategies required to achieve these targets and allows for continuous iteration through feedback loops.


Instructed by Lauren Lipka and Andy Oding

Material Carbon Emissions Estimator (MCE²) Session

11:00am - 12:00pm

A downloadable tool and user guide designed to support the home building and renovation industries in making informed material choices to reduce up-front carbon emissions. MCE2 allows users to quantify the cumulative carbon footprint of their home and renovation projects with a comprehensive set of calculations and provides insights for reduction opportunities.


Instructed by Lauren Lipka and Andy Oding

Lunch with Exhibitors (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

Acceptable Solutions to


Wall Assemblies

1:00pm - 4:30pm

This session is a must-attend for builders, developers, building officials, manufactured homes, energy advisors and designers. Take a deep, hands-on, dive into Net Zero technology focusing on the building envelope.

Our CHBA Qualified Net Zero Builder – Brad McLaughlin of MCL Construction and Lauren Lipka – Qualified CHBA Net Zero Energy Advisor and Trainer for the CHBA-NB Centre for Residential Construction Excellence will demonstrate several wall assemblies for high-performance Net Zero homes. Richard LeBlanc of Riko Passive Homes will join the presenters, providing a demonstration of the wall assembly used in his recent high-performance build. This session will explore methods of preventing moisture penetration into the building envelope, construction of air-tight building envelopes for high-performance homes, air barrier installation for airtight results and display various assemblies to meet current and future Building Codes that will lead the industry to achieve our Net Zero emissions goals by 2050. 

Instructed by Lauren Lipka, Brad McLaughlin and Richard LeBlanc

Networking & Dinner at Dooly's (5:30pm)

Come join us for a fun night of networking, pool, refreshments and a delicious Chinese buffet dinner with your fellow workshop participants.
Transportation to and from the event from your hotel is provided.

Schedule - March 30, 2023

Breakfast With Exhibitors

8:30am - 9:00am

Grab some breakfast and visit with our Exhibitors as they display their innovative products and services. Find new efficient products that meet your everyday building & renovating needs.

Acceptable Solutions to High-Performance Wall Assemblies (Continued)

9:00am - 11:00am

This session is a continuation of the previous day.

Instructed by Lauren Lipka, Brad McLaughlin and Richard LeBlanc

Current State of EVs and Charging in NB. Focus of Residential Charging Needs Now and in the Future

11:00am - 12:00pm

With the future of housing launching in the direction of Net Zero Ready by 2030 and Net Zero by 2050, Electric Vehicles (EVs) are becoming more of a topic of discussion amongst homeowners. Are you prepared to modify your new builds and renovations to implement the EV desires of your clients? This seismic shift toward EVs will change how you plan your future project.


Instructed by JP Ouellette

Lunch with Exhibitors (12:00pm - 1:00pm)

How DuPont™ Styrofoam™ Brand XPS Foam Insulation Integrates Into DuPont's Wall Systems and More

1:00pm - 2:00pm

In this presentation, you will learn how Styrofoam™ Extruded polystyrene rigid board contributes to DuPont's Wall Systems performance as well as all six sides of the building. Alone or with DuPont™ Tyvek® WRB. Continuous Insulation (CI) is essential to delivering energy-performing houses. The presenter will show you how Styrofoam™ contributes to this and other benefits like better managing condensation risk in the wall. 

Instructed by Eric Lavoie

Solar, Storage, and Energy Dashboards- Leading the Charge for New Home Builds

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Builders across North America are rapidly shifting towards solar-ready or solar-connected homes. The Smart Energy Company will guide you through the essentials of solar panels, batteries, and energy dashboards while demonstrating the additional value these technologies can provide to your customers. Key features of this presentation will include: 


// Understanding the significance of these systems in ensuring energy security and resilience during power outages, as well as their contribution to the overall sustainability of Net Zero homes.


// Offering real-time information on energy consumption and guidance on how homeowners can make informed decisions about their energy usage.


// Highlighting the economic benefits of these systems, such as potential cost savings and increased property values.

Instructed by Mark McAloon

CHBA-NB Awards of Excellence
Reception & Banquet


6:00 pm - Reception

7:00 pm - Banquet

10:30 pm - Toast The Winners & Dance



$150 + HST - CHBA-NB Member

$200 + HST - Future CHBA-NB Member

Our Annual Awards of Excellence Banquet is truly the premier event for our Association in New Brunswick. It is the accumulative celebration of our Association, our Industry and most importantly of our Members. Join us as we recognize and celebrate “Building Excellence” during this night of fine wine, fine dining, laughter, applause and dancing.


We begin the night with a reception, followed by a delicious dinner, paired with the perfect wine, and delicious desserts. We will view the best new homes and renovations of 2022 and present our Members with Awards celebrating “Building Excellence”!


Grab a glass and join us to toast the winners. Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to celebrate.


This is truly an event everyone will be talking about and one you will not want to miss!



Dave Lawrence | EMCEE

Born and raised in London, Ontario, Dave began his career as a stand-up comedian, signing on with Yuk Yuk's Canada and touring with the likes of Howie Mandel, Tom Green, Pauly Shore, Gerry Dee & Norm MacDonald. Transitioning into radio almost 10 years ago, Dave quickly became the #1 morning show host in Fredericton and one of the most in-demand emcees on the east coast and Ontario. During COVID, Dave wrote a children's book about his autistic son called "Noah Bear" that became a best seller on Amazon and was picked up by Chapters.


George Street | Musical Talent

George Street is a party band based out of Halifax that will keep you dancing, clapping and singing all night long. Doug Hawco is from St. John's, Newfoundland and grew up performing in pubs on George Street in St. John's, Newfoundland before moving to Halifax and touring the A circuit venues throughout Atlantic Canada. Eric Hardiman is from Halifax, Nova Scotia and performed in various bands throughout Canada and the USA while receiving a music degree in Hollywood, California. Together this Atlantic duo will bring a kitchen party to our event, their multi-music genre style will bring songs by Great Big Sea to Michael Jackson. Be ready to sing and dance because there is always a party on George Street!


Meet Your Instructors


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Hotel Information

Conference participants have a choice of hotels and are invited to take advantage of the special room pricing we have arranged for RES CON GUESTS.

Our room rate is $159 + taxes.

This fantastic rate is only available until

March 13, 2023. A limited block of rooms is available so don’t delay - book today!

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