Part 3 can be overwhelming. What does it cover? Where do I find the details I need? Does it apply to my project?

The goal of this self-guided Part 3 Fundamentals course is to build your familiarity with Part 3 of the Building Code so that you can feel confident and comfortable in its application. We cover the content of each section of Part 3, and provide you with resources and tips to ensure that you can successfully identify and apply the sections that are relevant to your project.

Is this course for me?

This course is geared towards:

  • Architects and design teams who need a refresher

  • Anyone new to Part 3 design or enforcement

  • Systems designers - structural, mechanical, electrical - who would like to understand the code as a whole to know where architectural features may impact their designs

  • Anyone who interacts regularly with building officials and wants to understand what they're asking for

Here's What our Students are Saying

  • Chance Duperreault, Fire Inspector

    “The Fundamentals Course will benefit all ranges of knowledge base from the code guru to the rookie two days on the job. Even if you know it all, this course will highlight areas of the Building Code you forgot about.”

  • Lacey De Gennaro, Building Official

    "The Part 3 Fundamentals course of the Kilo Lima Code School was the last little push I needed to successfully pass my Building Official’s Class 3 exam. Walking through the code with Kelsey gave me the understanding and confidence I needed to push myself further."

  • Joyce Reid Troost, Architect AIBC

    "The code is like reading Shakespeare, I think I get it and then I realize I got lost in the words. The course focuses on the concepts behind the building code to create a foundation allowing me to better decode. All the examples enable a graphic oriented person to better understand the code's intentions."

Instructor

Co-founder, Kilo Lima Code Inc.

Kelsey Longmoore

Kelsey Longmoore, P.Eng., C.P., is a co-founder of Kilo Lima Code. She has worked as a building code consultant and as an AHJ. Having experience in both the regulator and consultant worlds, she understands the challenges from both sides and really believes that with a little more understanding of each other, the entire process can be easier for all parties involved.

FAQ

  • How long will this course take to complete?

    This course includes approximately 12.5 hours of video instruction. It also includes 1 to 3 hours of optional homework, and suggested reading per module.

  • Are there scheduled class times?

    This is a self-guided course, delivered entirely through pre-recorded online materials. Go through at your own speed, on your own schedule. There is no 'in person' component.

  • How long do I have to finish?

    You will have full access to the course for six months from purchase - we want you to be able to revisit chapters whenever you want!

Pricing

Course curriculum

This course is recognized by the SBOA, and is worth 3 credits for Structured Learning Activity.

  • 1

    Introduction

    • How to use this course

    • A Quick Note from Kilo Lima Code - Educational Purposes Only

  • 3

    Module 2: Building Classifications

    • Reference These! Module 2 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Building Classifications and Major Occupancy

    • 2 Watch This! Assembly (Group A)

    • 3 Watch This! Care, Treatment and Detention (Group B)

    • 4 Watch This! Residential (Group C)

    • 5 Watch This! Business and Personal Services (Group D)

    • 6 Watch This! Mercantile (Group E)

    • 7 Watch This! Industrial (Group F)

    • 8 Watch This! Oddities

    • 9 Watch This! Building Size - Area

    • 10 Watch This! Building Size - Grade

    • 11 Watch This! Building Size - Grade Quiz

    • 12 Watch This! Building Size - Height

    • 13 Watch This! Streets

    • 14 Watch This! Articles 3.2.2.5. to 3.2.2.8.

    • 15 Watch This! Construction 'Boxes'

    • 16 Watch This! Sprinklers and Other

    • 17 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper?

    • 18 Reference This! Handout 2-1 Module 2 Definitions

    • 19 Reference This! Handout 2-2 Major Occupancies

    • 20 Reference This! Quiz 2-3 Grade

    • 21 Reference This! Handout 2-4 Common Pitfalls

    • 22 Reference This! Handout 2-5 Sprinkler Relaxations

    • 23 Reference This! Handout 2-6 Sprinkler Requirements - Combustible Construction

    • 24 Reference This! Handout 2-7 Sprinkler Requirements - Noncombustible Construction

  • 4

    Module 3: Exterior Fire Protection

    • Reference These! Module 3 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Spatial Separations and Exterior Exposure Protection

    • 2 Watch This! Exposing Building Face

    • 3 Watch This! Limiting Distance

    • 4 Watch This! Quiz 3-2: Limiting Distance

    • 5 Watch This! Unprotected Openings (1)

    • 6 Watch This! Quiz 3-3: Interpolation

    • 7 Watch This! Unprotected Openings (2)

    • 8 Watch This! Quiz 3-4: Allowable Unprotected Openings

    • 9 Watch This! Construction of Exposing Building Face

    • 10 Watch This! Quiz 3-5 Exposing Building Face Construction Requirements

    • 11 Watch This! Combustible Projections

    • 12 Watch This! Wall to Wall Protection

    • 13 Watch This! Vertical Fire Spread Protection

    • 14 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper? - Reserved (no content)

    • 15 Reference This! Slide Deck

    • 16 Reference This! Handout 3-1: Module 3 Definitions

    • 17 Reference This! Quiz 3-2: Limiting Distance

    • 18 Reference This! Quiz 3-3 Interpolation

    • 19 Reference This! Quiz 3-4 Allowable Unprotected Openings

    • 18 Reference This! Quiz 3-5: Exposing Building Face Construction Requirements

    • 19 Reference This! Handout 3-6: Spot the Red Flags

  • 5

    Module 4: Provisions for Firefighting

    • Reference These! Module 4 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Fire Department Access

    • 2 Watch This! Access Route Design

    • 3 Watch This! Access Route Location - FDC

    • 4 Watch This! Access Route Location - No FDC

    • 5 Watch This! Standpipe Systems

    • 6 Watch This! Sprinklers and Miscellaneous

    • 7 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper? (Placeholder)

    • 8 Reference This! Slide Deck

    • 9 Reference This! Appendix 4-1 BC Code Committee Interpretation

    • 10 Reference This! Handout 4-2: Access Route Design Checklist

  • 6

    Module 5: Egress and Exits

    • Reference These! Module 5 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Means of Egress and Exiting

    • 2 Watch This! Corridors - Public, Exit and Dead-End

    • 3 Watch This! Travel Distances

    • 4 Watch This! Exits - Types and Distance Between Them

    • 5 Watch This! Integrity of Exits

    • 6 Watch This! Exterior Exit Protection

    • 7 Watch This! Exit Through Lobbies

    • 8 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper? (Placeholder)

    • 9 Reference This! Slide Deck

    • 10 Reference This! Handout 5-1: Module 5 Definitions

    • 11 Reference This! Handout 5-2: Guide to Exits

    • 12 Reference This! Appendix 5-3 CFSA Newsletter - Lobby Furniture

  • 7

    Module 6: Occupant Load, Health, and Accessibility

    • Reference These! Module 6 Pintables

    • 1 Watch This! Occupant Loads

    • 2 Watch This! Quiz 6-2 Determine the Occupant Loads

    • 3 Watch This! Quiz 6-3 Determine the Occupant Loads

    • 4 Watch This! Egress Capacity and Location

    • 5 Watch This! Quiz 6-4 Egress Door Widths and Egress Door Spacing

    • 6 Watch This! Exits - Number, Location and Capacity

    • 7 Watch This! Washrooms and Occupant Loads

    • 8 Watch This! Accessibility and Barrier-Free Requirements

    • 9 Watch This! Accessible Entrances

    • 10 Watch This! Accessible Design Requirements

    • 11 Watch This! Building Code is the Worst We Can Do

    • 12 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper? (no content - placeholder)

    • 13 Reference This! Slide Deck

    • 14 Reference This! Handout 6-1: Module 6 Definitions

    • 15 Reference This! Handout 6-2: Occupant Loads

    • 16 Reference This! Quiz 6-3 Occupant Loads

    • 17 Reference This! Quiz 6-4 Egress Capacity

    • 18 Reference This! Handout 6-5: Changing Your Occupant Load?

  • 8

    Module 7: Safety Within Floor Areas

    • Reference These! Module 7 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Major Occupancy Separations

    • 2 Watch This! Quiz 7-2

    • 3 Watch This! Prohibition of Major Occupancies

    • 4 Watch This! Separation of Suites and Means of Egress

    • 4 Watch This! Separation of Suites and Means of Egress

    • 5 Watch This! Protection of Barrier-Free Floor Areas

    • 6 Watch This! Quiz 7-4

    • 7 Watch This! Door Release Hardware (Egress and Exit)

    • 8 Watch This! Occupancy Specifics - Assembly (Group A)

    • 9 Watch This! Occupancy Specifics - Care, Treatment and Detention (Group B)

    • 10 Watch This! Occupancy Specifics - Residential (Group C)

    • 11 Watch This! Occupancy Specifics - Industrial (Group F)

    • 12 Watch This! Building Security

    • 14 Reference This! Slide Deck

    • 15 Reference This! Handout 7-1: Module 7 Definitions

    • 16 Reference This! Quiz 7-2 Major Occupancy Separations

    • 17 Reference This! Appendix 7-3: CoR Interpretation - Crawlspace, Attic and Roof Space Safety Requirements

    • 18 Reference This! Quiz 7-4 Emergency Crossover Floors

    • 13 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper? (Placeholder - no content)

  • 9

    Module 8: Passive Fire Protection

    • Reference These! Module 8 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Fire Separations and Fire-Resistance Ratings

    • 2 Watch This! Closures and Fire-Protection Ratings

    • 3 Watch This! Firewalls and Party Walls

    • 4 Watch This! Fire Stops and Fire Blocks

    • 5 Watch This! Other Things to Know!

    • 6 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper?

    • Reference This! Module 8 Slide Deck

    • Reference This! Handout 8-1: Module 8 Definitions

  • 10

    Module 9: Fire Alarms and Emergency Systems

    • Reference These! Module 9 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! When are Fire Alarm Systems Required

    • 2 Watch This! Continuity of Fire Alarm Systems

    • 3 Watch This! Quiz 9-2

    • 4 Watch This! Types of Systems

    • 5 Watch This! Detection

    • 6 Watch This! Notification

    • 7 Watch This! Building System Measures and Fire Department Response

    • 8 Watch This! Two Stage Systems and Other Requirements

    • 9 Watch This! Integrated Testing - CAN/ULC S1001

    • 10 Watch This! Other Requirements

    • 11 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper?

    • 12 Reference This! Module 9 Slide Deck

    • 13 Reference This! Handout 9-1: Module 9 Definitions

    • 14 Reference This! Quiz 9-2: Firewall and Fire Alarm Systems

    • 15 Reference This! Appendix 9-3: CoR Advisory - CAN/ULC S1001

  • 11

    Module 10: High Buildings

    • Reference These! Module 10 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! When is a Building a High Building?

    • 2 Watch This! How are High Buildings Protected?

    • 3 Watch This! Want to Dive Deeper? (Place holder - no content)

    • 4 Reference This! Module 10 Slide Deck

    • 5 Handout 10:1 - Module 10 Definitions

  • 12

    Module 11: Mezzanines and Interconnected Floors

    • Reference These! Module 11 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Mezzanine or Interconnected Floor?

    • 2 Watch This! NBC - Storey in Building Height?

    • 3 Watch This! BCBC - Storey in Building Height?

    • 4 Watch This! Other Rules to Know

    • 5 Watch This! Visual Projections

    • 6 Watch This! Fire Compartmentation Required?

    • 7 Watch This! Means of Egress and Exiting for Mezzanines

    • 8 Reference This! Module 11 Slide Deck

    • 9 Reference This! Handout 11-1: Module 11 Definitions

  • 13

    Module 12: Miscellaneous

    • Reference These! Module 12 Printables

    • 1 Watch This! Vertical Transportation

    • 2 Watch This! Service Rooms and Service Facilities

    • 3 Watch This! Tents

    • 4 Watch This! Existing Buildings

    • 5 Watch This! Self-Service Storage Building

    • 6 Watch This! Encapsulated Mass Timber

    • 7 Reference This! Slide Deck

    • 8 Reference This! Handout 12-1: Module 12 Definitions

  • 14

    Module 13: Next Steps

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    • Community Q & A

    • Resources

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