Designing Guards for Buildings Projects

Video Length: 1:14:57

Date Recorded: August 12, 2021

Engineers and Geoscientists BC’s Professional Practice Guidelines – Designing Guards for Buildings Projects were developed to guide professional practice related to the design of guards. Guards are considered secondary structural components of buildings that are critical to life safety since they act as barriers to prevent people from falling from a height. These guidelines discuss a variety of issues such as design considerations, continuity of professional responsibility, and assurance pathways. They were updated in 2018 to reflect current industry standards and practices. In particular, a new Canadian standard was published in 2016, CSA A500 Building Guards (CSA 2016), which is a comprehensive standard on the design, testing, and implementation of guards and provides guidance on the use of glass in guards. This webinar will discuss these guidelines and how they relate to the designing engineer and the building community.

Instructors

AMY FEHR, P.ENG.,

MANAGER, PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE ADVICE PROGRAM, PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, STANDARDS & DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT, ENGINEERS AND GEOSCIENTISTS BC

Amy Fehr, as Manager of the Professional Practice Advice Program, is responsible for overseeing a team of Practice Advisors that assist registrants with professional practice related issues. This includes practice advice services, practice guideline development, practice advisory group support, and external stakeholder engagement regarding practice issues that affect registrants. Amy is a registered professional engineer with experience in the fields of structural engineering and hydrotechnical engineering. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan.

LEONARD PIANALTO, M.SC (CIVIL), P.ENG., FEC, LEED®

AP, RJC ENGINEERS

Leonard Pianalto is a Principal Group Leader at RJC Engineers and works in the Building Science and Restoration team. He leads a group of specialty engineers that focus on facades, structural glass, fall protection and building components. His group works closely with manufacturers, designers, builders and operators in developing creative and practical solutions for the built environment. He is also a part-time instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology in the School of Construction and Environment. Leonard acquired his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia and his Masters of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Calgary.


Registrants can claim "1.25" Continuing Education hours after viewing this session.

 

Price: $0.00