The guidelines for new buildings were initially published by Engineers and Geoscientists BC in 2016 to address project coordination issues related to the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of elevating devices in new buildings. They were subsequently revised in 2020 to clarify the responsibilities in the responsibility matrix (Appendix A), include a mechanical system assurance statement (Appendix B) to satisfy the requirements of Technical Safety BC for professional assurance, and provide reference to quality management requirements for engineering professionals. The latest revision was published jointly with the Architectural Institute of BC in 2023 to clarify the professional relationship between architects and engineering professionals and to further discuss the responsibilities of architects as they relate to the design and installation of elevating devices in new buildings.
This webinar will describe the key points of v3.0 which include:
- Updates to the responsibility matrix to reflect changes in the CSA B44 and the building code
- Elevating devices assurance statement
- Architectural responsibilities related to elevating devices in new buildings
- Quality management requirements
The guidelines for existing buildings were initially published jointly by the Architectural Institute of BC and Engineers and Geoscientists BC in 2023 to guide professional practice related to minor alterations (i.e., minor upgrades and/or repairs) or major alterations (i.e., complete equipment modernization) of elevating devices. Key guidance is related to:
- Regulatory requirements and assurance statements
- Scoping of projects considering requirements, functionality, acceptable levels of performance, and variances
- Modernizations of traction and hydraulic elevating devices
- Considerations for electrical (e.g., firefighters’ emergency operation emergency power), mechanical, and structural engineers
- Commissioning and maintenance
During this seminar, attendees will become familiar with the updated Joint Professional Practice Guidelines: Design and Installation of Elevating Devices in New Buildings and the new Joint Professional Practice Guidelines: Alteration of Elevating Devices in Existing Buildings through example applications and an interactive question/answer period.
Architects and engineering professionals involved in the design, construction, installation, and commissioning of elevating devices in new buildings as well as those involved in the alternation of elevating devices in existing buildings in BC.
Michael Chadney, P.Eng.
Since his graduation from Queen's University in 1989, Michael has been immersed in the elevator industry, at Otis Canada Inc. Where he was heavily involved in the construction of new elevators as well as the modernization of existing elevators. Since 2003, Michael has been the Principal of Apex Elevator Consulting Inc., where he thrives on adeptly navigating an array of elevator challenges presented by his diverse range of clientele. As a Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Alberta, and The Yukon, Michael stands as a leading figure in the vertical transportation realm. His expertise spans the domains of Vertical Transportation including engineering, consulting, and training. Michael is also a Certified Elevator Inspection (CEI) in accordance with ASME QEI requisites.
James Gray, P.Eng.
James has been involved in several engineering disciplines in differing roles since 2000 while attending Camosun College and subsequently graduating from Mechanical Engineering at Lakehead University. The diverse range of industries spans from wastewater to medical devices and has been focused for the past 15 years in the elevator industry. James is a registered Professional Engineer that assist clients of all varieties with the engineering design challenges that occur on a daily basis within the Vertical Transportation field.
Albert Leung, Architect, AIBC, MRAIC.
Since obtaining his Bachelor of Architecture at University of Oregon in 1975, Albert worked in San Diego, Ottawa, and Regina, before settling in Vancouver in 1980, and became an Architect, AIBC. Starting late 2013, he has been a Project Manager of Facilities Development at REFM of the City of Vancouver, and remains active in advisory groups of AIBC & EGBC.