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WCA | Building Code: Fire Separations and Fire-Resistance Ratings

February 24 2023

Building Code: Fire Separations and Fire-Resistance Ratings


Description
This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the 2020 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) requirements for wall, floor and ceiling assemblies to be constructed as fire separations with a required fire-resistance rating.

Topics:

  • Introduction to Compartmentation Concept

  • Definitions Relevant to Compartmentation Concept

  • ULC Fire Test

  • Compartmentation Requirements of the NBC and NFC

  • Exposure Conditions for a Fire-Resistance Rating

  • How are Fire-Resistance Ratings Established:

    • Proprietary Listings (Fire Tests)

    • Appendix D

    • Part 9 - Housing and Small Buildings

  • Harmarthy's Ten Rules

  • Fire-Resistance of Archaic Materials and Existing Buildings (Resources)

  • Construction and Maintenance of Fire Separations

    • Closures in Fire Separations

    • Fire Stops

    • Fire Blocks

  • Materials

  • Proprietary Listings of Fire-Resistance Rating of Tested Assemblies

BONUS! Included in your course registration is access to Building Code Software designed and maintained by John Frye. This is exclusive software that you will NOT find anywhere else!

NOTE: In anticipation of the pending adoption of the 2020 NBCC in Manitoba this training will be based on the 2020 code. References will be made to the 2010 and 2015 NBCC to identify any differences and changes. A brief overview of what's new in the 2020 NBCC will also be presented.

Intended Audience
Anyone who deals with Part 3 of the NBCC in the ICI construction industry, including:

  • Contractors

  • Architects

  • Technologists

  • Engineers

  • Interior Designers

Presenter

  • Dr. John Frye

  • Geoff Mikolayenko, Administrator of Commercial Inspections, City of Winnipeg

  • Shawn Krenz, Senior Building Plan Examiner, City of Winnipeg

Related Info
BONUS!
Included in your course registration is access to Building Code Software designed and maintained by John Frye. This is exclusive software that you will NOT find anywhere else!

Included in the software is a program set of over a dozen programs based on the requirements of Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) and the 2020 National Fire Code of Canada (NFCC). These programs are designed to assist in the analysis and application of the code requirements to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the NBCC. These programs may be downloaded and will also be a valuable training tool within design and construction offices.

Included in the program set are:

  • Subsection 3.2.2. 1975 NBCC to 2020 NBCC

  • Exit Analysis

  • Mezzanine Analysis

  • Accessibility with Manitoba amendments

  • Firewall requirements

  • Code definitions

  • Effective dates for codes and bylaws in Manitoba

  • Topics of the 2020 National Fire Code of Canada

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