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Encapsulated Mass Timber: a new construction type for the 2020 NBC

 

Note:  This event is being rescheduled due to a conflict with the EGBC event with a similar topic:  egbc.ca/Events/Events/2021/21SEPEMT 

Start date: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 12:00
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Post-Earthquake Fire Risk

The reliability of water supplies, electrical,  gas and other infrastructure in event of an earthquake is critical to the prevention of post-earthquake fires.

Vancouver has a secondary salt water supply system covering priority areas of Vancouver for contingency purposes in the event that the primary potable/fire supply is damaged by a seismic event.

The California Building Code requires secondary water supply systems in high buildings; however, there is no provision in Canadian codes- even for seismically active zones.

Start date: 
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 12:00
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Code Change - Water supplies for Public Fire Protection Purposes

Due to a whole range of factors- not least of which is the mandating of water supplies for firefighting in the building code- there is much confusion about what water supply for firefighting actually should be- both in the context of the building code as well as in the context of the design of water supply infrastructure.

Start date: 
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 - 12:00
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ULC S1001 - Commissioning VS Integrated Testing - A Formal and Standardized Procedure to Capture Significant Information

Compliance with CAN/ULC-S1001 is now required for projects designed to meet the 2015 NBC ; 2018 BCBC and 2019 VBBL.  Do your clients and building owners understand the formalized testing requirements to provide this deliverable for occupancy and have a procedure in place for periodic testing through the life cycle of the building?

Start date: 
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 12:00
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An International Perspective to Fire Safety in Interconnected Floor Spaces

Interconnected floor spaces are incorporated into many commercial and institutional buildings worldwide, yet they pose a unique challenge to the primary objectives of the Building Code to mitigate fire spread and safeguard occupant egress. The hazards presented by interconnection of floors within a building is recognised by building codes across the world; however, the accepted approach to mitigate these hazards differs across jurisdictions.

Start date: 
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - 17:30
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