Continuing Professional Development Deadline Approaching

Under the Building Act, qualified building and plumbing officials must complete 10 (or the prorated portion thereof) worth of eligible professional development (CPD) activities and enter these in their member portal prior to December 31, 2021.

Qualified officials must also submit an annual report confirming that they are members of the Association in good standing and have completed the required professional development by December 31.

To enter professional development (CPD) points and submit the annual report, members must login to their member profile.

Officials who do not complete their professional development activities or submit an annual report by December 31, 2021 will be removed from the Register of Qualified Building and Plumbing Officials and will no longer be qualified to make compliance decisions about building regulations on behalf of a local authority.


CPD Offering – Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys – February 1, 2022

Presentation Topic: Joint Professionals Practice Guidelines – Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys

Date: February 1, 2022

Registration and Log-in: 8:30am – 9:00am (PST)
Online Workshop: 9:00am – 1:00pm (PST)

Registration Fee: $149.00 + GST

Further details about the event, including a meeting link, will be sent to you 1 day prior to the event when you register.

Registration: Click here to register

CPD Eligibility: 4 points – Category A4

Presentation Overview:

This online workshop will provide a more in-depth look at the Joint Professional Practice Guidelines – Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction up to 12 Storeys. These new guidelines were published on March 30, 2021, and were prepared jointly by Engineers and Geoscientists BC and the Architectural Institute of BC (AIBC). The workshop will be broken into a series of 20-30 minute segments where the presenters will discuss the key professional practice and technical considerations of their respective disciplines. These discipline-specific segments will be complemented with two panel discussions, featuring multiple disciplines. The panel discussions will focus on collaboration and coordination, clash detection, general construction considerations, and construction fire safety.


Oliver Lang, Architect AIBC, AAA, NY-USA, NRW-Ger, MRAIC, Int.Assoc.AIA
CEO, Co-Founder, Intelligent City and Lang Wilson Practice in Architecture Culture

Graham Finch, P.Eng., M.A.Sc.
Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist, RDH Building Science

Andrew Harmsworth, P.Eng., M.Eng., PE, CP, FEC
GHL Consultants Ltd.

Bob Heikkila, P.Eng., CP, FEC
Director, Jensen Hughes

Steve Meszaros, P.Eng., M.Sc.
Technical Director/Principal, RWDI

Grant Newfield, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., B.Sc., M.Eng.
Principal, Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Ken Newbert, P.Eng.
Technical Director, Integral Group Consulting (BC) LLP

Dejan Curcin, P.Eng. LEED CP
Senior Associate, Buildings Engineering – Electrical, Stantec Consulting

Teresa Coady, FRAIC Architect AIBC AIA iiSBE LEED Fellow
Certified Professional Program Manager

Allison DenToom, P.Eng., PE
Practice Advisor, Professional Practice, Standards & Development

CPD Offering – Interior Tech – Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives – November 2021

Presentation Topic: Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives

Date: November 2, 4 and 16, 2021

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am (PST)

Registration Fee: No Charge

Further details about the event, including a meeting link, will be sent to you 1 day prior to the event when you register.

Registration: Click here to register

CPD Eligibility: 2 points – Category A4


Presentation Overview:

Atrium Design & Wide Span Opening Protectives – 2 – Hour Interactive Slide Presentation

Course Objective:
To understand the fundamental principles that govern the provisions of the National Building Code regarding interconnected floor spaces and
openings through floor assemblies. These considerations include more specific provisions as detailed in the British Columbia Building Code for
both openings and opening protection.

• Fire Separation – Subsection 3.1.8
• Opening Protection – Article
• Interconnected Floor Spaces (atriums) – Subsections 3.2.2 and 3.2.8
• Fire Resistance – CAN/ULC-S101
• Fire Protection – CAN/ULC-S104
• Fire Protection Curtain Assemblies – US/IBC 716.4
Vertical Compartmentation
• Smoke Control
• Floor Opening Protection
• Roof Hatches & Access Doors
• NFPA 288
Facts vs Myths
• Fire Protective Curtain Assemblies
• UL 10D
• Hose Stream (S104)
• Time-Temperature Curve (S101 & S104)
• Emily Carr University Case Study
• Structural Floor Loads
Building Code Summary


David L. Dodge, CSI, CDT, VP of Business & Code Development
David has been involved in the construction industry since 1975. With an extensive background in project estimating and management and a bachelor’s degree in business management, David soon realized a great deal of success in building product marketing and sales. Within this venue he found his passion – building code development and architectural design compliance. Since 1988, he has assisted architectural firms in understanding and implementing the provisions of the model codes as they pertain to fire and life safety. His particular focus is on the fire door industry, promoting cutting edge technology to resolve code compliance challenges.
David is a corporate member of the International Code Council (ICC) and earned his Construction Document Technologist (CDT) from the Construction Specifications Institute. He has served on several ICC committees – both local, regional and national – for the adoption and implementation of the International Building Code throughout the US. He is a recognized speaker and instructor, teaching the fire and life safety provisions of the model codes to design professionals and regulatory officials. David is a certified CEU instructor under the ICC Education Provider program. As part of the McKEON team David draws on his 30-plus years of experience in the building code arena when assisting design professionals and product representatives with code and design compliance challenges.


Organization Overview: 

Interior Tech is a specialty contractor with a focus on fire/smoke/egress design, glass, acoustic operable partitions, space division alternatives, and security. We provide design & budget assistance, specifications, design details, installation, and technical support. Serving the Pacific Northwest since 1947, we are dedicated to providing our customers with proven solutions and unmatched customer service.

Given the uniqueness of our niche product and design areas, we provide highly specialized design, construction, and owner support to ensure each project’s success. We are uniquely positioned to bring value to the design and construction team.

We have built a strong foundation in Oregon and Washington, growing from just a few employees in 1947 to one of the largest contractors of our type in the US. Our founder, Arnold Fredrickson, was known for the same brand of customer service and work ethic that we strive for today. Our success is a result of our dedication to customer service and strong relationships we’ve built with our business partners and customers. We serve clients throughout the Pacific Northwest from our offices in Seattle, Portland, Spokane and Vancouver B.C.

CPD Offering – Office of the Ombudsperson – Online Training and Webinars – Ongoing

Presentation Topic: Office of the Ombudsperson – Online Training and Webinars

Date: Ongoing

Time: Various options

Registration Fee: No Charge

Registration: Click here to register

CPD Eligibility: 1 point per hour – Category A4


Available Online training & webinars:

The BC Ombudsperson’s Office has a number of online training materials available to support you in learning about administrative fairness.

Fairness 101: An Introduction to Administrative Fairness

Our free, 1-hour online course provides participants with an overview of the principles of administrative fairness and teaches learners how to recognize and apply these principles in their work. It focuses on how to be fair when making and communicating decisions that directly impact members of the public to ensure excellence in service delivery and prevent complaints from escalating.

This introductory course, based on our popular in-person Fairness in Practice workshops, is a key component of our office’s prevention programming and serves as a foundation for all public sector employees regardless on their role.

To register, visit our online learning portal

Administrative Fairness in the Public Service: Webinar Series

We have several webinars that are designed to help you deliver your services more fairly. Please visit our events page for upcoming webinars and information on how to register. Our past webinars are below.

The Essentials of Fair Complaint Handling

Learn some key principles for effective complaint handling with a focus on how to resolve complaints at the point they are received. We will cover some of the highlights of our office’s Complaint Handling Guide.

Fairness Matters: Making Fair Decisions

This webinar features BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke and Ministry of Attorney General Lawyer, Laurel Courtenay, discussing the importance of making fair, defensible and reasonable decisions.

Fairness in Practice: Aspects of Procedural Fairness

This webinar outlines the concept of procedural fairness in administrative decision making and provides participants with essential knowledge to support fairness in service delivery.

Fairness in Practice: Why Relationships Matter in Public Service Delivery

This webinar covers the essentials of building relationships with public service users and building fair treatment into public service delivery. It also provides some informal resolution tips, discusses how to respond to challenging behaviour, and looks at managing the effects of complaints.

Quarterly Reporting Webinar

The first in a series of webinars for public authorities, the Quarterly Reporting Webinar focuses on the updates provided to organizations about complaint files.

Organization Overview: 


It’s a strange word, but an important service.

We assist with and investigate complaints from members of the public about the administration of government programs and services. Whether it’s a delay in receiving service or a disagreement with a decision made, we impartially listen and work to find fair solutions to problems that come to us. Under BC’s new whistleblower protection law (the Public Interest Disclosure Act) we also investigate allegations of wrongdoing and reprisal brought forward by current and former provincial government employees. Finally, we share our expertise in promoting fairness through educational workshops, webinars, guides and other resources with public sector organizations. Our services are free and confidential.

We help public sector organizations be more fair and accountable by:

  • Listening, assessing and responding to enquiries and complaints from the public
  • Educating citizens and public organizations about how to be fair in the delivery of services
  • Conducting thorough, impartial and independent investigations
  • Resolving complaints and recommending improvements to policies, procedures and practices
  • Reporting publicly to bring attention to issues that impact the public

CPD Offering – Hilti – Introduction to Firestopping Theory and more – December 2021

Presentation Topic: Introduction to Firestopping Theory and more

Date: December 8, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (PST)

Registration Fee: No Charge (Maximum 50 registrants)

Further details about the event, including a meeting link, will be sent to you 1 day prior to the event when you register.

Registration: Click here to register

CPD Eligibility: 3 point – Category A4


Presentation Overview:

This webinar will provide an introduction to firestop theory, an overview of current Building Code requirements, information on typical applications, edge of slab curtain wall firestopping, useful practices for ensuring code compliance, an update in CAN/ULC-S115 regarding non-combustible pipe penetrations in wood frame buildings, information on how to read a UL drawing & review of resources to source appropriate firestop systems, understanding what is a firestop custom detail and when they are required, and best practices for building inspections.


Sreeni Gopinath is one of the two Fire Protection Specialists with Hilti Canada and largely looks after the business development of Firestop Business for contractors in Lower Mainland, Victoria and Okanagan providing technical support, training & site visits

He has been with Hilti Canada for the past 3.5 years & served in the capacity of Account Manager for Building Construction trade, prior to the current role as Fire Protection Specialist & has extensive direct sales experience spanning over 17 years in the field of Construction, Oil & Gas & Hospitality sector

Sreeni Gopinath holds a Bachelors in technology degree from Thompson Rivers University and a Master’s in Business Administration from S.P Jain School of Global Management, Australia.


Organization Overview: 

Hilti Group was founded in 1941, evolving from a small family start-up to a trusted global business. Today, Hilti is still family-owned, with its global headquarters in the Principality of Liechtenstein, where Martin Hilti established the company more than 75 years ago.

CPD Offering – Building Officials Guide to Understanding HVAC Building Code Requirements – October 2021

Course Topic: Building Officials Guide to Understanding HVAC Building Code Requirements

Course Dates: October 26 and 27, 2021 – (This course is now full)

Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm (PST)

Registration Fee: $299.00 + GST

Registration: (Maximum of 30 participants for this course)

Click here to register

CPD Eligibility: 5 points – Category A3

Presentation Overview:

This course has been designed to provide Building Officials with an understanding of the BC Building Code requirements for 9.32-Ventilation (CSA F326), and 9.33- Heating and Air-conditioning (CSA F280-12). It contains a short introduction to Building Science relating to ventilation and air change design (ducts); 9.32 Ventilation requirements, a summary overview of all the changes in the new CSA F280-12, CAN/CSA-F326, and a review of key requirements for Heating and Air-conditioning systems. Typical installation procedures and code requirements will be presented using photographs of installed systems and other documentation. Residential Heat Loss and Heat Gain calculation methodology, Air Systems design and installation requirements will be reviewed including an overview of some of the design methods.  Click here for more details


Francis Belle, RASDT, RHDT, CEA

With 30+ years of experience within the residential housing sector, Francis has extensive background in home construction, building science and energy efficiency and has operated his own residential design and consulting firm since 1982.  A Certified Energy Advisor for the Energuide for Houses Program operated by Natural Resources Canada, Francis has taught many building science programs and was originally with the HRAI instructor team from 2007 to 2013.  Francis rejoined the team in the Summer of 2017.

Organization Overview: 

Founded in 1968, the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) is a non-profit national trade association that represents more than 1,150 member companies in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) industry.  Our members include manufacturers, wholesalers and contractors who employ more than 50,000 people in Canada and represent an industry that delivers more than $7B annually to the Canadian economy.

CPD Offering – AHJ Training on S1001 Integrated Systems Testing – October and November 2021

Presentation Topic: AHJ Training on S1001 Integrated Systems Testing Of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems

Dates: October 7, October 19, November 10, November 16, 2021

Time: 10:00am – 1:00pm (PST)

Registration Fee: No Charge

Registration: (Maximum of 50 participants per date)

Thursday, October 7, 2021 10:00 am – 1:00 PM PST : Click here to register – This session is full

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 10:00 am – 1:00 PM PST at: Click here to register – This session is full

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 10:00 am – 1:00 PM PST at: Click here to register – This session is full

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 10:00 am – 1:00 PM PST at: Click here to register – This session is full

After registering you will receive a confirmation email from the host (ULC) containing information about joining the training

CPD Eligibility: 3 points – Category A4

Presentation Overview:

Since the publication of the 2015 National Building and Fire Codes of Canada, ULC has been receiving numerous inquiries from building and fire officials across the country in regards to CAN/ULC-S1001 – Standard for Integrated Systems Testing of Fire Protection and Life Safety Systems.

As a result of this, ULC has developed an interactive 3-hour free virtual AHJ training. Here are some of the topics that are covered:

• The history of the Canadian National Building and Fire Codes and the origin of the CAN/ULC-S1001 Standard. We will also discuss testing qualifications, the testing process, and some of the key requirements for periodic, retroactive, and modifications testing.

• Integrated testing requirements and procedures as outlined in Section 6 of the CAN/ULC-S1001 Standard.

• Documentation and testing forms found in Section 7 of the CAN/ULC-S1001 Standard, as well as the sample integrated testing plan found in Appendix C.


Brian McBain, Senior Regulatory Services Representative, Underwriters Laboratories of Canada Inc.

Organization Overview: 

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (UL Canada) is an independent product safety testing, certification and inspection organization. We have tested products for public safety for 100 years and we are accredited by the Standards Council of Canada and International Accreditation Service, Inc.

Founded in 1920 and celebrating our 100th anniversary, ULC is a key architect of the Canadian National Safety System, administered by the Standards Council of Canada (SCC). UL Canada’s time-tested system supports governmental product safety regulations, and it complements federal, provincial, and municipal public safety initiatives. UL Canada also works with other governments and international safety systems to help further international trade with adherence to local and international safety requirements.