In December 2018 the British Columbia Building Code came into effect. For structural engineers this edition of the Code has several changes affecting our design buildings for vertical and seismic design. The 2018 edition brings in several updated material standards that will influence our structural design.
This is a two-part talk with a dinner break. The first part covers changes to Part 4 of the Code while the second part covers changes in the referenced material standards. The talk points out the revisions in the codes and standards we use and the effects of those changes on your structural designs. Given the time it does not attempt to show you how implement these Code changes.
During the talk you will see:
- Why we can’t call up an A307 anchor bolt any more.
- Why you can’t use a 10′ straightedge for measuring floor flatness.
- How to design guard pickets so heads and bodies don’t get caught.Changes in the concrete code that will increase your column ties.
- Changes in the seismic code for base shear calculation.
- Why buildings with pallet storage racks may need thicker slabs for supporting the racks.
- Many, many other things that will affect your day-to-day structural design practice.
Presenter: Andy Metten, P.Eng., Struct.Eng, Bohlman & Partners, Vancouver BC
Date: Thursday, March 21
3:30 PM: Check-in
3:45 PM: Building Code Changes
5:00 PM: Dinner
5:45 PM: Changes in material standards Steel, Concrete, Masonry, Wood, Concrete
7:00 PM: Q&A
Venue: Kelowna Yacht Club, 1370 Water St, Kelowna
Cost: $65 for Members, $80 for Non-Members
This event includes dinner: Chicken & lasagna, salads, potatoes, and dessert.
Andy Metten a practising structural engineer and partner in the Vancouver-based structural engineering firm of Bush, Bohlman & Partners LLP. Over the past 37 years, he has been the design engineer on several buildings and bridges, including the Vancouver International Airport and the U.S. Terminal in Nassau, Bahamas and the Skytrain Fraser River crossing at New Westminster. Andy is still closely involved in day-to-day design of structures from conceptual design through field services. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee for Seismic Design for the National Building Code of Canada and a member of the S16 structural steel design committee for Canada. Since 2002, he has also taught an evening structural steel design course offered by SEABC the notes from that course have now evolved into the textbook Structural Steel for Canadian Buildings which is used by both EITs and as an undergraduate textbook at several universities.