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New Energy Code Enforcement, Does it Matter to You?

Posted on 06/01/2016
by Richard Granger, P.Eng.
Are you unsure how the Energy Code for buildings affects you? We have summarized some key points that can affect your building projects.

Effective April 1, 2016, the Energy Code in Manitoba became applicable to some Part 9 buildings that were previously exempt. All Part 3 buildings in Manitoba became subject to the Energy Code on December 1, 2014. Alberta delayed implementation of the Energy Code but will begin requiring some buildings to meet the Energy Code November 1, 2016.

Industrial Building F2 or F3 Classifications, What Makes the Difference?

posted on 11/16/2015
by Ryan Fidler, P.Eng., Structural Engineer
A few weeks ago as part of Manitoba Building Officials Association (MBOA) fall seminar series, we gave a presentation about how to classify industrial buildings. One of the takeaways was that different code and construction requirements can apply to the same building depending on if the building is classified as a F2 or F3 major occupancy.

Code classifications often have overlapping characteristics, which will affect your project’s budget. It is advisable to discuss these issues with the Authority Having Jurisdiction or get help navigating the Code from a trusted building code consultant.