Separation and Exposure Protection

This half day course provides participants with a basic understanding of the application of Subsection 3.2.3. Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection of the 2010 National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) to buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Code. The application of Subsection 3.2.3. Spatial Separation and Exposure Protection is one of the first steps in building design and analysis. This is reflected by the City of Winnipeg Part 3 Design Summary. It logically follows Subsection 3.2.2. which was the first course of the WCA series.

Topics:

  • City of Winnipeg Part 3 Design Summary for Spatial Separation Requirements.
  • Relevant Code Definitions.
  • Background to the Spatial Separation Requirement of the NBCC.
  • Determining the Percentage of Unprotected Openings Permitted for a Given Limiting Distance Using Tables 3.2.3.1. B., C., D., and E. of the 2010 NBCC.
  • Determining the Required Limiting Distance for a Given Area of Unprotected Openings Tables 3.2.3.1. B., C., D., and E. of the 2010 NBCC.
  • Reducing the Area of the Exposing Building Face by Compartmentation.
  • Construction of the Exposing Building Face.
  • Unlimited Unprotected Openings.
  • Protection of Exit Facilities.
  • Wall Exposed to Another Wall.
  • 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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