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BUILDING CODE: National Fire Code Requirements for Buildings


This half-day session will provide you with a basic understanding of the 2015 National Fire Code of Canada (NFC) requirements for fire department access to buildings, maintenance of fire protection systems and the storage and handling of dangerous goods in buildings.



  1. Fire Code Defined Terms
  2. Part 1 General
  3. Part 2 Building and Occupant Fire Safety
    1. Section 2.3. Interior Finishing, Furnishing and Decorative Materials
    2. Section 2.5. Fire Department Access to Buildings
    3. Section 2.7. Safety to Life
    4. Section 2.8. Emergency Planning
    5. Section 2.10. Day-Care Centres
  4. Part 3 Indoor and Outdoor Storage
    1. Section 3.1. General
    2. Section 3.2. Indoor Storage
      1. Subsection 3.2.4. Indoor Tire Storage
      2. Subsection 3.2.5. Indoor Storage of Aerosol Products
      3. Subsection 3.2.7. Indoor Storage of Dangerous Goods
  5. Part 4 Flammable and Combustible Liquids
    1. Section 4.1. General
    2. Section 4.2. Container Storage and Handling
      1. Subsection 4.2.4. Assembly and Residential Occupancies
      2. Subsection 4.2.5. Mercantile Occupancies
      3. Subsection 4.2.6. Business and Personal Services, Educational Care, Treatment and Detention Occupancies
      4. Subsection 4.2.7. Industrial Occupancies
  6. Part 5 Part 5 Hazardous Processes and Operations
    1. Section 5.2. Hot Works
    2. Section 5.5. Laboratories


0.5 Gold Seal Credits


Dr. John Frye

Dr. Frye spent twenty-six years with the City of Winnipeg Building Inspections Depart­ment, retiring in September, 2000. Dr. Frye held several senior positions in the Building Inspection Department, including Manager of the Plan Examination Branch and Assis­tant to the Manager of Building Inspections.

During his career with the City of Winnipeg, Dr. Frye served on numerous provincial, National and International professional committees related to building codes and stan­dards. Dr. Frye continues to serve on a number of these committees. In 1992 he re­ceived an Adjunct Professor appointment from the University of Manitoba Department of Civil Engineering. In 2000, he became an Engineer-In-Residence and continues to teach in the Department of Civil Engineering.

Dr. Frye has published papers related to the application of expert systems for the fire protection requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. He has lectured ex­tensively to architects, professional engineers, interior designers and building technolo­gists on building codes particularly in the area of fire protection.


Geoff Mikolayenko, Senior Building Plan Examiner, Planning, Property and Development Department City of Winnipeg

Geoff Mikolayenko is currently the City of Winnipeg’s Senior Building Plan Examiner. He is a Certified Engineering Technologist with a diploma in Structural Engineering Technology from Red River Community College. He has 21 years of experience within the industry.

Geoff joined the City of Winnipeg organization in 2000 as the Residential Building Plan Examiner, moving to a Commercial Part 3 Plan Examiner in 2003. In his present role as Senior Building Plan Examiner, he is responsible for the technical supervision of junior plan examiners and the examination of plans for large construction projects to ensure compliance with the Manitoba Building Code, various by-laws and regulations. In 2016, Geoff was appointed as the City of Winnipeg’s representative to the Building Standards Board.


March 8, 2019 8:30 am - March 8, 2019 12:00 pm


Venue: Winnipeg Construction Association - Construction Education Centre
Burnell Room