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BC Building Code: Part 3 Introduction BLDG 1830

Building Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course provides a working knowledge of the purpose, scope, and contents of the 2018 British Columbia Building Code related to Part 3, Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility. The course will provide the student with the basic skills required to understand and apply fundamental code concepts to building design and construction of larger or complex buildings. Concepts include: the meaning of noncombustible construction and when a building is required to be of noncombustible construction; fire-resistance ratings, when a building is required to have sprinklers, have a standpipe system, or have a fire alarm system; how many streets a building needs to face; the distance required between the building and property lines; the amount of windows permitted; requirements for interconnected floor spaces; high-rise building requirements; number of water closets required; number and width of exits required; interior finishes permitted, and accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities. This course will be of interest to persons involved in building design, interior design, drafting, construction, plan review, inspection and financing. It is recommended that persons taking this course have some knowledge of basic building construction as well as some experience with Building Codes. This course will be followed by BLDG 1835 B.C. Building Code: Part 3 Advanced. Students must bring the entire B.C. Building Code (hardcopy) to the first class.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$508.80 - $545.63 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2022

Below are four offerings of BLDG 1830 for the Spring/Summer 2022 term.

CRN 61920

Duration

Wed Apr 06 - Wed Jun 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 61920
  • $534.20
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 06 - Jun 22 Wed 18:15 - 21:15 Downtown DTC Rm. 460
Instructor

Rick Cheung

Course outline

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Cost

$534.20

Important information
  1. This course is offered in conjunction with the Building Officials' Association of B.C. It will be of interest to building officials or those who are contemplating entering the field of municipal building inspection. Successful completion of this course qualifies students to write the BOABC exams for Level 3. The Province of BC has prescribed the BOABC Level 3 exams as the minimum qualification to work as a Level 3 Building Official. Please note that employers may require additional education or work experience for building official positions. For more information on BOABC examinations and qualifications, please visit boabc.org/
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 64037

Duration

Thu Apr 07 - Thu Jun 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 64037
  • $508.80
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - Jun 23 Thu 19:00 - 20:30 Online
Instructor

Rick Cheung

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Cost

$508.80

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** A computer with speakers is required for this course. You must also have an e-mail address, reliable internet connection, and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, scheduled 7:00pm - 8:30pm PST each Thursday for the 12 weeks of the course. ALL FINAL EXAMS MUST BE WRITTEN DURING THE LAST WEEK OF THE COURSE ON DESIGNATED DATES AND TIMES. ***This course is offered in conjunction with the Building Officials' Association of B.C. It will be of interest to building officials or those who are contemplating entering the field of municipal building inspection. Successful completion of this course qualifies students to write the BOABC exams for Level 3. The Province of BC has prescribed the BOABC Level 3 exams as the minimum qualification to work as a Level 3 Building Official. Please note that employers may require additional education or work experience for building official positions. For more information on BOABC examinations and qualifications, please visit boabc.org/ ***
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 66586

Duration

Thu Apr 07 - Thu Jun 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 66586
  • $545.63
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 07 - Jun 23 Thu 18:30 - 21:30 Burnaby NE01 Rm. 331
Instructor

Tony Bartko

Course outline

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Cost

$545.63

Important information
  1. This course is offered in conjunction with the Building Officials' Association of B.C. It will be of interest to building officials or those who are contemplating entering the field of municipal building inspection. Successful completion of this course qualifies students to write the BOABC exams for Level 3. The Province of BC has prescribed the BOABC Level 3 exams as the minimum qualification to work as a Level 3 Building Official. Please note that employers may require additional education or work experience for building official positions. For more information on BOABC examinations and qualifications, please visit boabc.org/
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 52396

Duration

Mon Apr 11 - Mon Jul 11 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 52396
  • $545.63
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 11 - Jul 11 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online
Instructor

Rick Cheung

Course outline

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Cost

$545.63

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. There will be no class April 18 and May 23 statutory holidays. ***This is not a self-paced course. There will be specific time lines for assignments and exams.*** Students will participate in weekly "Virtual Classroom" sessions, as per the class schedule above. You will require a stable internet connection, a laptop or desktop computer for this course. You must also have an e-mail address and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Important course information will be sent to registered students closer to course start date. Make sure your email address on your student account is correct and up to date. This course is offered in conjunction with the Building Officials' Association of B.C. It will be of interest to building officials or those who are contemplating entering the field of municipal building inspection. Successful completion of this course qualifies students to write the BOABC exams for Level 3. The Province of BC has prescribed the BOABC Level 3 exams as the minimum qualification to work as a Level 3 Building Official. Please note that employers may require additional education or work experience for building official positions. For more information on BOABC examinations and qualifications, please visit boabc.org/
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Classify buildings in accordance with their occupancy classification, building area, building height, and level of sprinkler protection.
  • Calculate occupant load.
  • Determine and apply fire and life safety requirements for buildings.
  • Determine and calculate spatial separation requirements for buildings.
  • Determine and calculate fire-resistance ratings for applicable building assemblies.
  • Determine and apply safety within floor area requirements.
  • Determine and apply code requirements related to egress and exiting for a building.
  • Determine and apply code requirements related to health provisions for buildings.
  • Determine general requirements related to vertical transportation, service facilities, and persons with disabilities.
  • Determine general code requirements related to smoke control and exhaust in high buildings.

The student should become proficient with the application of Part 3 of the B.C. Building Code and demonstrate a working knowledge of the Code. The student will be expected to provide clear explanations and code references in order to support their answers and/or solutions on all assignments, quizzes and exams.

Effective as of Fall 2003

Related Programs

BC Building Code: Part 3 Introduction (BLDG 1830) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Architectural and Building Technology
    Certificate Part-time
  2. Building Construction Technology
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Building Design and Architectural CAD
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  4. Construction Estimating
    Certificate Part-time
  5. Construction Operations
    Associate Certificate Part-time

School of Energy

  1. Fire Protection Inspection and Testing
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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