Prerequisites: Any Part 9 or Part 3 course
This OBOA course assists those who may wish to become more familiar with structural requirements. The goal of this course is to provide a participant-centered learning environment in order to:
- Review the specific code requirements that relate to structural provisions as indicated in the 2012 Examination Syllabus.
- Facilitate the location, understanding and application of the structural code requirements.
- Evaluate the accuracy of the participant?s application of these code requirements to the problems provided.
- Propose and justify code specific solutions to participant questions and concerns.
The objective of this course is to help the reader understand the requirements of the 2012 Ontario Building Code Division B, applicable to building structures, and to assist candidates with preparation for the qualification examination.
Upon completion of this overview course, learners will be better able to:
- Describe where to apply Part 4 and Part 9 in the structural design of buildings,
- Find climatic and seismic data necessary for the structural design of buildings,
- Identify the different types of structural loads,
- Classify building by their Importance Category,
- Calculate and verify load combinations for give loading scenarios,
- Calculate and verify dead and live loads, and other combinations for buildings,
- Verify calculations for determining wind loads, using the static method,
- Identify specific earthquake provisions that apply to buildings and portions of buildings
Using Part 4:
- Calculate the specific snow and rain loads using Part 4 with given factors,
- Relate the code provisions for anchor systems and special structures including parking structures and air-supported structures,
- Recognize the importance of design of excavations and backfilling, including dewatering
For Part 9 buildings:
- Identify the importance of spans in determining snow loads,
- Recognize the limitations of conventional footings and provisions for alternate foundation types,
- Identify structural requirements for foundation walls,
- Identify the requirements to support joists, beams, structural framing, and above-grade masonry and ICF walls,
- Identify the importance of connections made at fire separations,
- Identify the anchorage, bearing and strapping/bridging requirements for floor systems, as well as wall systems and roof and ceiling construction,
- Apply structural requirements for other structural components,
- Apply structural requirements for special building types, farm buildings and renovations.
Completion of this course alone may not be sufficient preparation for the examination, for all persons. Additional independent reading and review of the Code may be required.
Neither this course, nor the qualification examination, address structural engineering principles and design methods. Additionally, the various documents referenced by the Building Code do not form part of this course , nor the qualification examination.
This course should also assist participants in identifying those areas of the OBC where additional instruction and study may be required in order to be successful in challenging the Ministry of Municipal Affairs Examinations.
No examination is included with this course.
[Visit the Humber College's website http://humber.ca/buildingcodeexams/ to schedule the applicable Examination, including payment of examination fees.]