SHQ Activities - Société d'habitation du Québec

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The Industry

The Société d'habitation du Québec (SHQ) supports efforts by housing industry players to improve the quality of their products and services. In addition to providing technical and financial support for local and international projects, it promotes partnership initiatives and assists companies from Québec that wish to take part in networking, training and promotional activities.

Support for initiatives

The SHQ provides technical and financial support for innovative projects. Its Development Support Program for Québec’s Housing Industry supports projects that propose new practices designed to achieve high quality standards.

Projects may involve new and ingenious housing concepts products or systems, such as:

  • the production of prefabricated units with built-in mechanical systems, adjusted to the climate in Nunavik;
  • research programs or projects on different technical aspects of buildings; and
  • publications on Québec architecture, sustainable development and good housing practices.

Joint action

To help achieve its goal of promoting joint action by housing industry players, the SHQ chairs the Regroupement technologique en habitation du Québec, a discussion table on technical subjects relating to residential renovation and construction composed of roughly 50 members who represent public and private housing sector organizations.

One of the SHQ’s ongoing aims is to ensure the application of good housing practices, and it encourages its residential construction and renovation partners to do the same.

Factory-built housing

In the new global market, the SHQ finances projects that help factory-built housing and component producers to enter new markets, both at home and abroad.

The SHQ has helped finance steps to obtain export certifications from the 27 European Union countries for factory-built housing and components from Québec.

Video on the construction of wood-framed factory-built housing

This video illustrates Québec’s expertise in the field of wood-framed factory-built housing, from design to delivery.