Course Description

Part 9 of the National Building code is a set of primarily prescriptive requirements covering the design of residential, business, personal service, mercantile and some industrial buildings, 3 stories or less in building height and 600 m2 or less in building area.  A large portion of buildings that fall under Part 9 are built primarily with wood construction and the foundation and framing can be selected directly out of Part 9 without the assistance of a structural engineer. However, many people who design and build houses that fall under Part 9 of NBC, have very little knowledge of the code. If you are involved with the design and construction of small wood structures or residences, you will find this course particularly helpful.

What You Will Learn

  • To provide some background on Part 9 of the National Building Code
  • To review the areas of wood frame construction that fall under Part 9 of the NBC
  • To review some of the areas of wood frame construction that require an engineer
  • To familiarize participants with the selection tables within NBC Part 9
  • Better understand when your wood residence or small building requires a structural engineer, and when you can size framing members yourself;
  • Learn how to size and specify wood construction using NBC Part 9;
  • Go through design examples
  • Reminder: Please bring a calculator. If you have a copy part 9 of the Building Code or the NBC Illustrated User’s Guide, please bring it. 


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Recommended For

Architects; designers; architectural or civil technicians and technologists; general contractors; building inspectors, and others who work, design, or build in the field of wood frame construction for housing and small buildings.
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