The regulatory framework for building construction in Canada is mulit-levelled. In order to ensure that there is a reasonable degree of uniformity amongst the various jurisdictions, a system has been developed to facilitate communication and cooperation between the various government levels involved. Participants will be given a brief overview of this system and how it functions.
The latest generation of core model codes have been published in objective-based format. They are a mix of performance- and prescriptive-based requirements with explicitly stated objectives and functionality. Added to this is enhanced supplementary information in the form of intent and applications statements. Participants will be introduced to what objective-based codes are, why the Canadian Codes went the objective-based route and what the benefits are.
Les Ingénieurs en structure de Montréal souhaite la bienvenue à tous. L’entrée est libre. Si vous désirez recevoir un avis électronique des prochaines réunions, envoyez un courriel à Sylvie Boulanger.
La réunion se tiendra en anglais.
Conférencier pour cet événement
Cathleen (Cathy) Taraschuk completed her B.Eng and M.Eng at Carleton University. She also obtained an M.B.A. frm the University of Ottawa in 1992. Cathy has more than 20 years of structural engineering experience in construction-related fields, including 6 years as a design consultant and more than 11 years as a building official enforcing the Code requirements. She has been with the Canadian Codes Centre since 1998. The Centre is part of the Institute for Research in Construction (IRC) of the National Research Council (NRC) Canada.