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Part 9: Small Buildings

This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing code practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in interpreting and implementing the principles of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) with respect to small buildings (Vol. 2, Division B, Part 9).

The course encompasses the former Part 9 Fire Protection and Part 9 Building Structural Requirements.

References Required: National Building Code 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

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Part 9 - Plumbing The House

This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing code practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in interpreting and implementing the principles of the National Building Code (NBC) and specifically the National Plumbing Code (NPC) in regards to the requirements and specifications for plumbing in houses, as well as the inspection techniques and procedures related to this subject.

It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the NPC that apply to plumbing in all residential Houses but limited to a detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house:

  • Three or fewer storeys in building height.
  • Having a building area not exceeding 600 m2.
  • Used for major occupancies classified as Group C - Residential Occupancies.

References Required: NBC 2015 and the NPC

Date: November 30, 2020 – December 04, 2020
Location: Sydney, NS

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Communications

Discover the values of self-awareness while mastering the ability to contribute in a team oriented environment.

Deadline to Register: January 20, 2020 at Noon

Facilitator: Diane Wooden

References: No references required

Date: February 04, 2020 – February 07, 2020
Location: Halifax Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel (Halifax)

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Legal

This course highlights the General Legal Process for Inspectors with emphasis on how the Building Code Act works including its relationship with the Nova Scotia Building Code.

Facilitator: Joe Rogers

References Required: National Building Code 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations.

Date: March 02, 2020 – March 06, 2020
Location: Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel, Halifax

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Residential

Any courses taken in the intern program do not need to be repeated

Part 9: The House

This course is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the National Building Code that apply to all residential houses but limited to a detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house:

* three or fewer storeys in building height
* having a building area not exceeding 600 m2
* used for major occupancies classified as Group C - residential occupancies

This course includes the former Part 9 Health & Safety course, The Building Envelope course as well as Part 9 Fire Protection.

References Required: National Building Code 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

Deadline to Register is August 26 at Noon

Date: September 21, 2020 – September 25, 2020
Location: To Be Determined

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Part 9: Small Buildings

This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing code practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in interpreting and implementing the principles of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada (NBC) with respect to small buildings (Vol. 2, Division B, Part 9).

The course encompasses the former Part 9 Fire Protection and Part 9 Building Structural Requirements.

References Required: National Building Code 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

Date:
Location:

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Part 9 - Plumbing The House

This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge of existing code practitioners and those practitioners who wish to improve their competence in interpreting and implementing the principles of the National Building Code (NBC) and specifically the National Plumbing Code (NPC) in regards to the requirements and specifications for plumbing in houses, as well as the inspection techniques and procedures related to this subject.

It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the NPC that apply to plumbing in all residential Houses but limited to a detached house, semi-detached house, townhouse or row house:

  • Three or fewer storeys in building height.
  • Having a building area not exceeding 600 m2.
  • Used for major occupancies classified as Group C - Residential Occupancies.

References Required: NBC 2015 and the NPC

Date: November 30, 2020 – December 04, 2020
Location: Sydney, NS

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Communications

Discover the values of self-awareness while mastering the ability to contribute in a team oriented environment.

Deadline to Register: January 20, 2020 at Noon

Facilitator: Diane Wooden

References: No references required

Date: February 04, 2020 – February 07, 2020
Location: Halifax Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel (Halifax)

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Legal

This course highlights the General Legal Process for Inspectors with emphasis on how the Building Code Act works including its relationship with the Nova Scotia Building Code.

Facilitator: Joe Rogers

References Required: National Building Code 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations.

Date: March 02, 2020 – March 06, 2020
Location: Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel, Halifax

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Part 9:  Plan Examination Basic

Case studies are used extensively as this course demonstrates how to apply the Nova Scotia Building Code and identify deficiencies during the plans examination process. You will be encouraged to develop a plans examination style unique to your skills and capabilities.

References Required: National Building Code 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

Date: October 19, 2020 – October 23, 2020
Location: Truro and Sydney

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Level 1

9.36 Energy Efficiency

This course will explore the requirements for construction found in the National Building Code of Canada for energy used by houses and buildings which fall within the scope of Part 9.36 of the NBC as a result of the design and construction of the building envelope, and the design and construction or specification of systems and equipment.

Deadline to Register: January 14, 2020 at Noon

Facilitator: Dawson Patterson

References: 2015 National Building Code, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and Regulations

Date: January 23, 2020 – January 24, 2020
Location: Halifax

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Part 3:  Large Buildings Health and Safety, George Brown Course

This course deals with health and safety requirements that fall within Division B, Part 3, of the Nova Scotia Building Code. The curriculum covers fire separation of occupancies; spatial separation; exposure protection; exits; lighting; emergency power; flame spread rating; interior finishes; service spaces and rooms; egress and exiting from mezzanines; health requirements; and fire alarm and detection systems.

** Please note that this is the required George Brown course for Level 1 Qualification

References Required: NBC 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

Deadline to Register is September 21, 2020 at Noon

Date: November 16, 2020 – November 20, 2020
Location: Sydney and Halifax

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Part 9 - HVAC The House - 2012

Review and become more familiar with the parts of the Nova Scotia Building Code dealing with heating, ventilation and air conditioning for houses.
4 - Day Course
References Required: National Building Code 2015, the Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

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Location: Best Western Chocolate Lake Hotel, Halifax

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Nova Scotia, Barrier Free

This course is designed to provide code users with an understanding of the Barrier-Free requirements of the Nova Scotia Building Code Regulations.

Deadline to Register: October 16, 2019 at Noon

References Required: National Building Code 2015, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

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Location: Halifax

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Level 2

Nova Scotia Energy Code

Coming Soon!
Currently not a requirement for Level 2 Qualification

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Part 3: Large Buildings ACBOA

This course has been designed to enhance the knowledge for those who wish to learn and improve their competence interpreting and implementing the principals of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada with respect to large buildings (Division B, Part 3). It is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the NBC that apply to all large buildings.

References Required: 2015 National Building Code, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations

This course combines the former Part 3 Large Buildings Classification & Construction as well as Part 3 Life Safety Systems.
Please note that this is the new Part 3 Large Buildings which is needed to successfully complete Level 2 Qualification.

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Part 3: Complex Buildings

This course is intended to help the participant understand the requirements of the NBC hat apply to Part 3 Buildings with emphasis being placed on Complex Buildings which are defined in the NBC as;

* Post-disaster buildings as defined and detailed in Div.B, Part 4 and
* Buildings containing building systems, works, fixtures and service systems

This course combines the former Part 3 Life Safety Systems and Part 3 Fire Protection.

References Required: 2015 National Building Code, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations
Standards Required:

Date: December 07, 2020 – December 11, 2020
Location: Sydney, NS

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Part 3:  Plan Examination, Strategies

Case studies are used extensively as this course demonstrates how to apply the Nova Scotia Building Code and identify deficiencies during the plans examination process. You will study the role of architects, professional engineers and designers as you develop a plans examination style unique to your skills and capabilities.

References Required: 2015 National Building Code, Nova Scotia Building Code Act and regulations
Standards Required:

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