Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Building Safety Standards Branch Code Update

Date(s):
Thursday, November 24, 2022
Login and Registration: 12:45 PM–1:00 PM Pacific Time
Webinar: 1:00 PM–2:30 PM Pacific Time
Format:
Webinar
Status:
Advanced registration is closed. Please contact Jennifer Chan at [email protected] for inquiries.

Eligible for 1.5 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning

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Event Details


Contact

Jennifer Chan

Event Presenter(s)


Jun’ichi Jensen
Director, Codes and Standards, Province of BC’s Building and Safety Standards Branch

Zachary May
Executive Director, Province of BC’s Building and Safety Standards Branch

Kevin Harding
Manager, Policy and Regulation, Province of BC’s Building and Safety Standards Branch 

Event Description


This presentation, provided by leading policy experts in the province, will deliver updates on the changes coming to the BC Building Code, including work on accessibility, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, fire sprinklers, farm buildings, and more.

About the Event


Presenters

Jun’ichi Jensen

Director, Codes and Standards, Province of BC’s Building and Safety Standards Branch

Jun’ichi Jensen is the Director, Codes and Standards with the Province of BC’s Building and Safety Standards Branch. Before joining the branch, Jun’ichi worked as a carpenter and project manager. Since joining the branch in 2008, Jun’ichi has worked on a several significant building code projects, such as daycare facilities, windows, and 6-storey wood, and the development and adoption of the 2012 and 2018 BC Codes. Jun’ichi also participates in the development of model National Codes and the adoption of regulations under the BC Safety Standards Act. As Acting Executive Director, he provides leadership and strategic direction to support a range of key government priorities through building standards and technical safety systems.

Zachary May

Executive Director, Province of BC’s Building and Safety Standards Branch

Zachary May is the Executive Director of the Building and Safety Standards Branch, where he leads the team responsible for British Columbia’s building and technical safety regulatory systems. He has led several national and provincial building code initiatives, including the development of the BC Energy Step Code. He is the Chair of the BC Energy Step Code Council and a former member of the National Research Council’s Standing Committee on Housing and Small Buildings, and the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency.

Kevin Harding

Manager, Policy and Regulation, Province of BC’s Building and Safety Standards Branch

Kevin Harding is Manager, Policy and Regulation for the Building and Safety Standards Branch.  Kevin supports the development of legislation, policy, and strategy relating to the technical safety system in British Columbia, including delegated oversight with authorities having jurisdiction and the development and harmonization of standards.