Renovations and Upgrading to Existing Buildings

This half day course 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. In addition, the Richardson Report that can be applied to the rehabilitation and change of use of some existing buildings will be reviewed.

Course participants will become familiar with requirements that apply to renovations and upgrading of existing buildings. The workshop problems will demonstrate when a building only requires selective compliance with the Code and when full compliance with current Code is required. The “triggers” that require full Code compliance are explained.

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

Software (Included):

Each participant will be provided with the following software:

  • Software for the application of Subsection 3.2.2. Building Size and Construction Relative to Occupancy of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC). This software will allow the user to view the construction requirements of Subsection 3.2.2. from the 2010 NBC and editions dating back to 1975.
  • Effective dates of Codes and Building Bylaws in Manitoba
  • Definitions in the 2010 NBC
  • Firewalls

This course is ideal for: Anyone that deals with Part 3 of the National Building Code of Canada in the ICI construction industry; including contractors, architects, technologists, engineers and interior designers.

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