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WCA | Building Code: Preparing Alternative Solutions

June 4 2021

Building Code: Preparing Alternative Solutions

Every project is different, and sometimes traditional methods won't get the job done. An Alternative Solution is an alternative that will achieve at least the minimum level of performance required by Division B in the areas defined by the objectives and functional statements attributed to the applicable acceptable solutions (a.k.a. prescriptive compliance). All proposals for an Alternative Solution must be made by a design professional skilled and experienced in the matter.

In this session, you will explore issues surrounding the documentation of Alternative Solutions, including the types of documentation required and the need for such documentation to be retained and kept available by the authority having jurisdiction.

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

  • Contractors
  • Architects
  • Technologists
  • Engineers
  • Interior Designers

Dr. John Frye
Dr. Frye, P.Eng, spent 26 years with the City of Winnipeg Building Inspections Department, retiring in 2000. Dr. Frye held several senior positions in the Building Inspection Department, including Manager of the Plan Examination Branch and Assistant to the Manager of Building Inspections.

During his career with the City of Winnipeg, Dr. Frye served on several provincial, national and international professional committees related to building codes and standards and continues to today. In 1992, he received an Adjunct Professor appointment from the University of Manitoba Department of Civil Engineering. In 2000, he became an Engineer-In-Residence at the university and continues to teach in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Dr. Frye has published papers related to the application of expert systems for the fire protection requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. He has lectured extensively to architects, professional engineers, interior designers and building technologists on building codes, particularly in the area of fire protection.

Geoff Mikolayenko, Administrator of Commercial Inspections, City of Winnipeg
Geoff Mikolayenko, Eng. L., C.E.T. is currently the City of Winnipeg's Administrator of Commercial Inspections. He is a certified engineering technologist and graduated in 1993 with a diploma in Structural Engineering Technology from Red River College. In 2018 he achieved his Specified Scope of Practice Licence from the Engineering Geoscientists of Manitoba as a licensed practitioner. He has 26 years of experience within the industry.

In the spring of 2018 Geoff took on his present role as commercial inspections administrator. He is responsible for the overall direction and leadership of the Commercial Building Inspection services, encompassing construction methods, bylaw compliance, and correction of dangerous conditions involving electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building, fire and life safety systems.

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