The FNNBOA Story
First Nations National Building Officers Association (FNNBOA) is a national nonprofit organization. It represents those individuals who provide residential, commercial and institutional construction and renovation technical services (i.e., plans review, inspections, recommending repairs, technical advocacy and advisory role) for buildings located in First Nation/Aboriginal communities. There are approximately 250 to 300 employed in this sector.
Read FNNBOA’s most recent newsletter!
Spring|Summer 2015 - This issue features an Eagle’s Eye article on French Drains - an effective way to keep water away from a building’s foundation. Also, FNNBOA President Bud Jobin’s President’s Message in this issue is “Inspectors don’t build bad housing; bad builders do”
Teleinspections for First Nations Remote Communities
For most of Canada, conducting Building inspections is not a challenge. However, conducting inspections for new homes in many First Nations is not always possible. When this happens, homes are not constructed to national building code requirements and will need major repairs in a few years. This is especially a problem in First Nations remote communities. FNNBOA have developed teleinspections that uses electronic information and telecommunication technologies to support building code compliance.
REPORT: Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples releases housing and infrastructure report
FNNBOA welcomes the report just released by the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples, On-Reserve Housing and Infrastructure: Recommendation for Change.
The Senate committee released an interim report on housing in February 2015. They have now released their final report, and it is a worthwhile read.
Read the report (PDF)
Sponsors & Partners
Partnership development is extremely important in today's complex world, regardless of whether your interests lie in finance, education, health or building homes. Partnerships are critical, particularly so to a new organization, with ambitions like the FNNBOA.