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BLDG 1845 - Vancouver Building By-law

Building Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course establishes a working knowledge of the specific provisions that are unique to the 2014 Vancouver Building By-law (VBBL) The course builds on the provisions of the 2012 British Columbia Building Code. It provides the student with the additional code requirements for the design and construction of buildings in the City of Vancouver. The course will cover all of the unique to Vancouver provisions in Book I of the 2014 VBBL. The course will provide a comprehensive overview of the administrative requirements, specific requirements for alterations to existing buildings including the Upgrade Mechanism Model, energy requirements for new and existing buildings, adaptable housing and enhanced accessibility requirements, and specific sprinkler, spatial, fire department access, washroom, occupancy classification requirements and safety measures at construction sites. This course will be of interest to persons involved in the design and construction of buildings in the City of Vancouver.

Prerequisite(s)

BLDG 1830

Credits

1.5

Cost

$280.61

Fall 2017

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2017 term.

CRN 43199

Mon Oct 16 - Mon Nov 27 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 16 - Nov 27 Mon 18:45 - 21:45 BBY NE01 Rm. 216

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$280.61

Notes

  1. There will be no class on November 13 due to statutory holidays.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the unique provisions of the 2014 Vancouver Building By-law.
  • Determine and apply the unique provisions of the 2014 Vancouver Building By-law to new buildings and new work.
  • Determine and apply the Vancouver Upgrade Mechanism Model for renovations, changes of major occupancies and additions to existing buildings.
  • Determine and apply the 2014 Vancouver Building By-law requirements for energy efficiency, adaptable housing and enhanced accessibility to new and existing buildings.
  • Determine and apply the 2014 Vancouver Building By-law administrative requirements for the building permit application, permit, construction and occupancy stages of a building project.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2016

Related Programs

BLDG 1845 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

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