OBC988 - Part 9 - Buildings - Fire Protection

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Subject Title
Part 9 - Buildings - Fire Protection

Subject Description
Examines the 2012 Ontario Building Code with emphasis on the design and verification of fire-resistance ratings commonly found in more complex part 9 buildings. Topics of study include: means of egress, exit facilities, suppression methods, fire-separations, penetrations and separation of major occupancies, service spaces and exits.

Credit Status

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Identify the authority enabling municipalities to specify inspections at various stages in the building process.
2. State the steps involved in the permit application process.
3. Identify and explain sections of the Building Code relevant to inspections of insulation, flame-spread rating and fire stopping of buildings that do not require professional design.
4. Identify those sections of the OBC which are relevant to inspections of heating and air conditioning systems in buildings that do not require professional design.
5. State general principles of fire protection in buildings.
6. Identify and explain sections of the OBC relevant to inspections of fire protection rough in of buildings that do not require professional design.
7. Explain why and how some provisions of the OBC apply to inspections of proposed buildings.
8.Determine how the substitution of wood joists for steel joists in the third floor of a proposed building affects measures taken with regard to fire safety.
9. Distinguish between proper and improper practices regarding fire protection rough-in of a building under Part 9 of the Code
10.  Understand how to deal with untested materials used in construction
11. List items that should be examined during the commencement of an interior layout inspection.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

Use a variety of thinking skills to anticipate and solve problems.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Interact with others in groups or teams in ways that contribute to effective working relationships and the achievement of goals.

Academic Integrity
Seneca upholds a learning community that values academic integrity, honesty, fairness, trust, respect, responsibility and courage. These values enhance Seneca's commitment to deliver high-quality education and teaching excellence, while supporting a positive learning environment. Ensure that you are aware of Seneca's Academic Integrity Policy which can be found at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/policies/academic-integrity-policy.html Review section 2 of the policy for details regarding approaches to supporting integrity. Section 2.3 and Appendix B of the policy describe various sanctions that can be applied, if there is suspected academic misconduct (e.g., contract cheating, cheating, falsification, impersonation or plagiarism).

Please visit the Academic Integrity website http://open2.senecac.on.ca/sites/academic-integrity/for-students to understand and learn more about how to prepare and submit work so that it supports academic integrity, and to avoid academic misconduct.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Recommended OBC955

Topic Outline

  • Introduction 
  • Anytown Exercise 
  • Insulation, Flames Spread Rating & Fire Stopping 
  • Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning 
  • Fire Protection Inspection
  • Means of Egress and Fire – Resistance Ratings 
  • Fire Separations 
  • Building Classifications 
  • Final Inspection

Mode of Instruction
Lectures combined with case studies, group discussions, and practical exercises

Prescribed Texts
Part 9 – Buildings – Fire Protection 2012 
Vendor: SOHO Business Solutions
2012 Building Code Compendium
Vendor: SOHO Business Solutions

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Final Exam 100%

Students must achieve a minimum grade of 70%, as required by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

Passing students will receive a grade of SAT- Satisfactory

Academic Program Manager
Jean-Pierre Patry

Approved by: Jean-pierre Patry