- International Fees
This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of sprinkler and standpipe design in fire protection, with a focus on the application of the British Columbia Building Code (BCBC) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards. The course covers an overview of the different types of fire sprinkler and standpipe systems and their basic components. Students will learn how to select materials and components according to the NFPA 13 standard. The course also provides students with an understanding of the hydraulics for automatic sprinkler systems, including how to perform manual hydraulic demand calculations in accordance with the NFPA 13 standard. This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at www.bcit.ca/financial-aid/strongerbc-future-skills-grant. Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.
- MSYS 2050 is recommended
Below is one offering of MSYS 3070 for the Winter 2024 term.
Sat Jan 27 - Sat Mar 09 (6 weeks)
- 6 weeks
- CRN 85618
- Domestic fees $739.96International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
|Jan 27 - Mar 09||Sat||08:30 - 14:30||Online|
Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.
- Internet delivery format.
No class will be held on Saturday, February 17th - Family Day Weekend. Please note: This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for further information regarding course material(s). BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Describe different types of fire sprinkler systems and components.
- List the applicable building code and bylaw requirements for fire sprinkler and standpipes systems.
- Analyze buildings and occupancies in order to determine the minimum sprinkler design criteria.
- Design standpipe and hose systems in accordance with NFPA 14.
- Perform manual hydraulic load calculations.
Effective as of Winter 2023
Sprinkler Systems Design 1 (MSYS 3070) is offered as a part of the following programs:
School of Energy
- Mechanical Systems
Associate Certificate Part-time
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