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October 19, 2006 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The speakers will be Bob Thompson and Jeff Vasey of the Office of Housing & Construction Standards.

Bob Thompson‘s subject will be “Changes to the Part 5 and Part 9 of the building Code and the impact on the building Envelope Industry”.

Robert (Bob) Thompson, is the Senior Codes Administrator, Building Policy Branch, Office of Housing and Construction Standards Province of BC. Since obtaining a Diploma Of Technology – Building (1970) from BCIT, Bob has held titles as Building Standards Officer, Sr. Building Standards Officer, Acting Director, and Sr. Codes Administrator. Bob is the senior technician providing guidance to the team of code administrators who maintain the provincial building code. Bob has also previously acted as a Building Inspector & Plan Checking Supervisor for the District of Burnaby, a Building Code Consultant for the Office of the Fire Commissioner, Province of BC, and a Building Code Consultant for an Architectural Firm.

Over the past seven years, Bob has spent considerable time providing advice to senior staff on various technical and policy issues involving premature building envelope failure, better known as “leaky condos”.

Bob is on various committees, such as:

  • Review Committee on “Building Requirements for Persons with Disabilities” for the B.C. Building Code (Section 3.7)
  • Building Code Advisory Committee for the 1985 B.C. Building Code.
  • Secretary for Building Code Appeal Board
  • Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes
  • Canadian Commission on Construction Materials Evaluation
  • NBC Standing Committee on Fire Safety and Occupancy
  • Provincial/Territorial Subcommittee on the Building Code (current)
  • CCBFC/PTCBS Task Group on Implementation of a New Code Development System
  • ULC Advisory Council (current)
  • ULC Air Barrier Standard Committee

Jeff Vasey will be addressing the “Modernization Project”

The provincial government has committed to rationalize the building safety system, resulting in a set of recommendations for an integrated, more efficient system, balancing safety concerns, social impact and economic interests, now know as the Modernization Strategy.

The Modernizations Strategy is planned to bring all facets of the building safety system together so that it will work more effectively. This modernized system will be better equipped to address emerging issues like rapidly changing building technology and rising construction costs. A more consistent, coordinated building safety system will create efficiencies reduce delays and building project costs.

Jeff Vasey is the current Director of Building Policy Branch, ministry of Housing, responsible for coordinating Consistent Code Compliance & Enforcement Processes. The project is intended to improve compliance with standards for building safety and to establish more efficient, predictable regulatory processes.


Seminar Presentation:

(3 different documents)
Bob Thompson and Jeff Vasey
Office of Housing & Construction Standards of B.C.

Oct 2006

Part 5 Section 1

Part 5 Section 2

Part 9


October 19, 2006
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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