BC Building Code 2018 Course (Online)

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    36 hours

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Part-Time: February 14, 2023 – May 02, 2023

Schedule: Webinars are held Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST

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BC Building Code 2018 Course Overview

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.

Ashton College is an approved Education Provider for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with BC Housing Licensing and Consumer Services. The BC Building Codes course has been approved for 33 CPD points for licensed builders in BC.

CPD Approved BC Housing

Topics Covered/Learning Objectives

The course is designed as an introductory course to the BCBC. It will cover important aspects of the code such as:

  • Application of the code
  • Non-application of the code
  • Objectives of the code
  • Acceptable solutions

Admission Requirements



Subject to change without notice

Nicolaos Athanassiou

Nicolaos Athanassiou, Ashton College InstructorNicolaos has been involved in the home inspection industry for the past decade. Both as an instructor at vocational schools and as a building inspector for residential and municipal buildings. He has also been a licensed contractor and indoor environmental practitioner in Laval, Quebec. Nicolaos has a specialized BA in Human Environment, a degree that focuses on how geography influences human behaviour and examines the impact of human activity on the environment. This gives him a unique view of construction as he looks at it through a lens of providing creative solutions towards climate change, biodiversity loss, natural resource management and sustainability.

Mark Heartt

Mark Heartt is a Red Seal Carpenter and entrepreneur that has owned and operated a successful construction company for more than 16 years. He has spent the last 16 years in post-secondary coming up through the ranks, starting as an instructor of carpentry and moving up to a Program Chair, Associate Dean and then the Dean of Trades for two post-secondary institutions. Mark also currently holds a Diploma in Adult Education as well as many certificates in leadership.

Outside of teaching, Mark enjoys curling, riding quads, and woodworking. He’s also a coach for Special Olympics curling.

Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith, Ashton College InstructorAs 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 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.


Who Will Benefit From The Course

This course is ideal for home inspectors, builders, construction managers, tradespeople, real estate investors, property owners and property managers.




  • February 14, 2023 – May 02, 2023
    • Students must devote at least 3 hours per week to attend live webinars
    • Webinars will be held on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 7:00 pm PST
    • Outside of live instructional periods, students will be expected to take part in various independent and/or group activities

Required Materials

These codes are all available free of charge online.
Print editions are also available as an optional purchase.

Technical Requirements

Live Online Students

Ashton College uses web conferencing tools for conducting online classes and online learning management systems for managing resources, assignments, and grades. These tools help instructors and students connect live online as well as asynchronously. The basic requirements for online learning include a computer, webcam, speakers, and a microphone or a headset and headphones, along with a reliable internet connection. Though online learning can be pursued using smartphones and tablets, the use of laptops or desktop computers is encouraged for an enhanced 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.

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