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    2014 Alberta Building Code Fundamentals (6 IDCEC HSW hours)

    EVENT DATE: Friday, April 15, 2016

    The 2014 Alberta Building Code Fundamentals seminar presents an overview of the ABC and is mainly suitable for persons who are new at Building Code applications. This seminar may also be appropriate for persons who are looking to brush up on the Code basics.

    The seminar begins with an overview of the ABC format and definitions. The remainder of the seminar is focused on Division B, Part 3. Throughout the day, participants will complete Building Code analysis studies on various topics.

    Please note it is highly recommended that attendees bring a copy (electronic of paper) of the Alberta Building Code 2014 to this seminar.



    Description of objective-based code format, Volumes 1 and 2:

    • Overview of Divisions A, Parts 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • Review of Division C, including administrative and legal provisions
    • High level descriptions and explanations of alternative solutions

    Key Concepts & Principal Code definitions explained in detail, examples include:

    • Major occupancy vs. subsidiary occupancy
    • Difference between building area, gross area and floor area
    • Public corridor vs. corridor used by the public
    • Difference between fire separation and fire-resistance rating

    Fire Separations and Compartmentation, examples include:

    • Structural fire-resistance
    • Classifying buildings as per 3.2.2. Articles
    • Public corridors
    • Special Hazards


    Egress requirements:

    • Travel distance
    • Egress doors
    • Door swing & sliding doors
    • Distance between exits vs. distance between egress doors
    • Aisle requirements

    Washroom review:

    • Washroom requirements for all occupancies
    • Washroom calculations

    PRESENTER: Kim Karn, Building and Fire Code Consultant, Riddell Kurczaba 


    Kim brings over 13 years of experience working with Provincial, National & International Building Codes and regulatory standards. With this knowledge, Kim has provided analysis of compliance for existing and proposed building designs, focusing on life safety and fire protection. Kim refined her skills as a Code consultant in Ontario and Alberta, at Larden Muniak Consulting Inc., through managing and expanding the business. Currently, Kim is employed at Riddell Kurczaba and provides consulting services for in-house projects as well as external clients and projects.


    LocationRGO Office Furnishings, 11624-120 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2Y2 (Map)
    Date & Time

    Friday, April 15, 2016

    Registration | 8:30 - 9 a.m.
    Seminar | 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
    Lunch | 12:15 - 1:15 p.m.
    Seminar continued| 1:15 - 4:30 p.m.


    FULL-DAY REGISTRATION (Includes full-day catering)
    Early Bird Rate: $155.00
    After March 31: $195.00

    FULL-DAY REGISTRATION (Includes full-day catering)
    Early Bird Rate: $255.00
    After March 31: $295.00

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    ContactVictoria Bouthillier-Croteau
    CEU6 IDCEC HSW hours
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