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WCA | Building Code: Renovations and Upgrading to Existing Buildings

October 15 2021

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!

Presenter
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.

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 2015 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 2015 NBCC
  • Exit Analysis
  • Mezzanine Analysis
  • Accessibility with Manitoba amendments
  • Firewall requirements
  • Code definitions
  • Effective dates for codes and bylaws in Manitoba
  • Topics of the 2015 National Fire Code of Canada

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