Join us for the first in a FREE 3-part series that will impact updates to the National Building Code of Canada (“NBCC”)
The first in this series is an informative webinar that will help you better understand Performance-Based Codes (“PBC”) and the value in transitioning the current NBCC to be more performance-based in the future. For the second component of the series, across BC we will be asking for your input via a survey that participants can access following the high-value webinar. The third and final portion of the series will present survey results in an information-packed webinar to share our industry’s insights on the topic.
PBC can benefit the construction industry in several ways: creating opportunities for innovative and efficient design, lower construction costs, supporting regulatory transparency, providing better overall confidence in design, reducing barriers to domestic/international trade, and much more.
The NBCC revision process works on a 5-year schedule, most recently beginning in 2020. This is the ideal time to become informed and add your voice to the discussion! The quality of NBCC revisions will be directly impacted by engaged key stakeholders including industry, designers, and regulators.
Keith Calder is a professional engineer with over 20 years of experience in fire protection engineering. He has practiced across Canada and internationally with experience in complex forensic matters, extensive fire and egress modelling, in-depth building and fire code analysis, and detailed risk assessment. With his vast knowledge of the historical development of building codes including interpretation and derivation of risk basis, and quantification of intent, Keith has conducted research for clients relative to establishing the historical risk basis of building code requirements. He is currently doing research on quantifying the risk of fire spread relative to the acceptable risk basis in building codes at the University of Waterloo, while continuing to practice as a fire consultant.
Please note that registrants of this session will also receive access to the recording.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
via Microsoft Teams
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