2024 BC Building Code Updates

Are you ready for the next edition of the BC Building Code (BCBC), or thinking of building small-scale multi-unit housing projects? Registered Building Official, Ken Kunka, will walk you through key changes for BCBC 2024 that come into effect on March 8, 2024. The webinar will cover a discussion on existing and potential challenges.

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Close Out & Lessons Learned

Learn how to make your close-out process effective and efficient. Practice running a team de-brief and how to create a ‘lessons learned document’ – both from a project and organizational point of view. After this course, you will walk away with a clear close-out process, with a ‘lessons learned document’ that you can use for future projects and organizational change.

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Baseline Details & Project Reporting

This course will teach you how to set out your baseline objectives, so that you can understand how to plan, monitor and report as you go. We will also recap the triple constraint concept and your tools to keep the scope, budget and timeline in check. You will learn how to create measurable outcomes using data reports and how to effectively communicate the information to all of your stakeholders.

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Project Procurement

Having a well-thought out procurement plan for your project is critical to managing your scope, budget and schedule, and this course will review proper procurement planning; the issuance of purchase orders and sub-trade agreements; and an efficient close-out procedure for your purchasing.

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Project Risk Management

This course will help you identify, analyze and evaluate the impact of a risk event and plan a response or potentially mitigating the risk altogether. You will examine a project’s risk management from the project team perspective, and determine the risk management process, who should be involved.

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Effective Project Management

Project management is an essential skill when taking a construction plan from start to finish. Knowing how to assess risk, map out timelines and budgets, and plan for procurement are just a few aspects of managing a building project – big or small – to a successful completion. This suite of 7 Project Management courses will give you all the tools you need to put an array of project management skills into practice.

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Project Triple Constraint

Learn how to define the scope of work and effectively break it down to accurately assign a budget and schedule to each scope item; how to use allowances when necessary; determine contingency; and the all-important management of change orders.

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Strategies For Compartmentalizing Attached Residential Units

This 2-hour online live session will help participants understand the key principles of limiting suite-to-suite air leakage in small scale multi-unit housing. The course will include recent research on guarded vs unguarded testing of attached homes, as well as a discussion of construction techniques that can be employed to achieve improved levels of compartmentalization across party walls, floors, and ceilings.

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BC Energy Step Code Training – Module 8: Project Management (2023)

Module 8 of the BC Step Code Training Course is designed to help the learner recognize the design and construction factors that contribute to the success of a building project in meeting BCESC requirements, staying on budget and on schedule, and maintaining working relationships, as well as integrating broad project management and QA/QC tools to lower the risk of missing project goals.

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Warranty Defects: Causes and Solutions

Learn the most common construction defects based on actual housing projects.
This half-day course will explain how defects are recognized, typical causes, and offer solutions and prevention strategies to help builders reduce future callbacks.

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Reducing Warranty Claims

This session offers insights into the top claims reported to warranty providers in relation to BC Building Code requirements, and presents solutions to reducing structural risks and health and safety issues

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Heat Pump System Best Practices

Let's discuss about the rapidly evolving technology being developed by air source heat pump manufacturers, providing builders with information on how to compare options and how to work with designers and contractors to select systems that best fit their projects.

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Integrated Design Process

Let’s learn how this Integrated Design process works, see case study illustrations of how builders have used it effectively, and consider how you could apply it to help you reach your goals.

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