The BC Building Code (BCBC) is a provincial regulation that governs how new construction, building alterations, repairs and demolitions are completed. This code establishes minimum requirements for safety, health, accessibility, fire and structural protection of buildings and energy and water efficiency. It applies throughout the province except for some federal lands and the City of Vancouver.
The course is designed as an introductory course to the BCBC. It will cover important aspects of the code such as:
As an online instructor, Andrew Smith utilizes his comprehensive industry expertise and a myriad of engaging instruction techniques to empower students with the knowledge and skillsets required to thrive as in the field of carpentry. He works closely with students to mentor and advise them regarding continued professional development and potential career options. Professionally, he is a strategically focused leadership professional with a track record of delivering superior results leading construction projects. His training and professional development includes studying the Four Levels of Carpentry Training and Red Seal Certification at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and becoming a Certified Associate in Project Management.
After nearly twenty years in the building trades, Thomas has learned that one of his favourite things about the Carpenter trade has been sharing the knowledge that he has gained to help apprentices become better tradespeople. And, in some instances, eventually, get their Interprovincial Red Seals.
Years of experience have allowed Thomas a very in-depth and useful knowledge of all aspects of residential, industrial, and commercial construction and maintenance. Also, through further experience in customer service running his own business, Thomas has developed excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
To become an instructor, Thomas decided to pursue a Masters of Education: Curriculum and Instruction: Post-Secondary program at Simon Fraser University and now he is one of the most exciting and charismatic instructors at Ashton College.
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This course is ideal for home inspectors, builders, construction managers, tradespeople, real estate investors, property owners and property managers.
Live Online Students
Ashton College uses web conferencing tools to help instructors and students connect and collaborate live online. For the online classes, students need to have a fully functional computer system with a webcam, speakers and microphone or headset and headphones, along with a reliable high-speed internet connection. Though the classes can be accessed using smartphones and tablets, we recommend using a laptop or desktop computer for a better learning experience.
This course does not require approval by the Private Training Institutions Branch of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training. As such, it was not reviewed.