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WCA | Building Code: Renovations and Upgrading to Existing Buildings

March 17 2023

Building Code: Renovations and Upgrading to Existing Buildings


Description
This session covers the City of Winnipeg Building Bylaw, the Manitoba Building Code and the Manitoba Fire Code requirements that pertain to renovations and upgrading of existing buildings in the City of Winnipeg. We will also review the Richardson Report, which can be applied to the rehabilitation and change of use of some existing buildings.

During this session, you will become familiar with requirements that apply to renovations and upgrading of existing buildings. This workshop will examine buildings that only require selective compliance with the Code and when full compliance with current Code is required. We'll also explain the "triggers" that require full Code compliance.

Topics:

  • City of Winnipeg Building Bylaw 4555/87, the Manitoba Building Code and the Manitoba Fire Code requirements for

    • Building use - major occupancy classification

    • Difference between change of use as defined by the City of Winnipeg Building Bylaw and by the City of Winnipeg Zoning Bylaw

    • Upgrading orders by the City of Winnipeg Fire Department

      • Special upgrading bylaws

    • Interior alteration permits - no change in building use

    • Interior alteration permits - change in building use

    • Building nonconforming rights (grandfathering) and upgrading triggers

    • Horizontal and vertical building additions

    • Structural upgrading

  • Richardson Report - The Fire Risk Indices for the Application to the Rehabilitation and Re-Use of Existing Buildings in Manitoba for Residential and Business and Personal Services Occupancies

    • Background to Richardson Report and Fire Risk Indices

    • Example application of the Richardson Report

    • Example Problem

  • Workshop Problems

BONUS! Included in your course registration is 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.

Presenter

  • Dr. John Frye

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

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

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

  • Contractors

  • Architects

  • Technologists

  • Engineers

  • Interior Designers

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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