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BLDG 1830 - BC Building Code: Part 3 Introduction

Building Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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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

$498.93 - $534.06 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2020

Below are four offerings of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 36089

Wed Sep 09 - Wed Dec 02 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 09 - Dec 02 Wed 18:15 - 21:15 DTC Online Delivery

Instructor

Rick Cheung

Course Outline

Cost

$524.06

Notes

  1. There will be no class November 11 statutory holiday. 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 https://boabc.org/
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress

CRN 43191

Thu Sep 10 - Thu Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Thu 19:00 - 20:30 Online Online Delivery

Instructor

Rick Cheung

Course Outline

Cost

$498.93

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***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 and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Students will participate in weekly "Blackboard-Collaborate" 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 https://boabc.org/
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 46361

Thu Sep 10 - Thu Nov 26 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 10 - Nov 26 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Tony Bartko

Course Outline

Cost

$534.06

Notes

  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 https://boabc.org/

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

CRN 32953

Mon Sep 14 - Mon Dec 07 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Dec 07 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 BBY Online Delivery

Instructor

Rick Cheung

Course Outline

Cost

$534.06

Notes

  1. There will be no class October 12 statutory holiday. 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 https://boabc.org/
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

In Progress and Full

Winter 2021

Below are four offerings of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 47311

Mon Jan 04 - Mon Mar 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Mar 29 Mon 18:30 - 21:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$534.06

Notes

  1. No class Monday, February 15 (Family Day). 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 https://boabc.org/
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 73236

Wed Jan 06 - Wed Mar 24 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Mar 24 Wed 18:15 - 21:15 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$524.06

Notes

  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 https://boabc.org/
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 82270

Thu Jan 07 - Thu Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 Online Delivery
See Notes below
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Thu 18:45 - 21:45 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$534.06

Notes

  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 https://boabc.org/

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

CRN 83373

Thu Jan 07 - Thu Mar 25 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Mar 25 Thu 19:00 - 20:30 Online Delivery
See Notes below

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$498.93

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. ***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 and access to a computer capable of downloading basic documents. Students will participate in weekly "Blackboard-Collaborate" 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 https://boabc.org/
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

Sneak Preview

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

BLDG 1830 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

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

School of Energy

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

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Fall 2020

Books for Fall 2020 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

2018 Bc Building Code W/Out Plumbing (7610004121)
Author Code
Copyright 2018
Binding 3 Ring Binder
Price $145.95
Required

BCIT Burnaby Bookstore

If you are taking this course, but are not taking it through either Distance Education or Online Learning, nor at the BCIT Downtown Campus (DTC), please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Burnaby Bookstore.

2018 Bc Building Code W/Out Plumbing (7610004121)
Author Code
Copyright 2018
Binding 3 Ring Binder
Price $145.95
Required

Winter 2021

No information on books is currently available for Winter 2021 offerings of this course.

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