VIFPA Monthly Member Meetings are held in the middle of each month, in the middle of the week, in the middle of the afternoon:

Join us on the middle Wednesday of each month at 2:30 PM. on Zoom! If you don’t have the Zoom link, please contact the Secretary at secretary(at)vifpa.ca and she’ll send one to you.


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Monthly Member Meeting

July 14 @ 14:30 - 16:30 PDT

Join us each month for our Monthly Member Meeting!

Our topic this month comes straight from the headlines & the BC Court of Appeals!

We encourage everyone to join us. If you don’t have the Zoom link, please contact secretary(at)vifpa.ca


The Vancouver Island Fire Protection Association is inviting you to a scheduled Monthly Members Zoom meeting. This meeting is open to all members, guests, and others interested in the fire protection industry. If you do not have an invitation or link to the Zoom meeting, just drop a note to secretary(at)vifpa.ca

We have an interesting topic pulled straight from the newspaper headlines:

Still ‘unreasonable’ for Langford to permit building with no architect, appeal court rules

Appeal court denies Langford’s appeal of 2020 ruling on Hoffman Complex

https://www.vicnews.com/news/still-unreasonable-for-langford-to-permit-building-with-no-architect-appeal-court-rules/

https://aibc.ca/2021/07/bc-court-of-appeal-confirms-langford-decision/

And a little further background reading…. with special attention to page 4 – 5.0 Alterations and Repairs to Buildings Requiring an Architect:

5.2 In determining whether an architect is required under the Act on an alteration or repair, the AIBC considers whether one or more of these issues are present in the proposed work:

5.2.1 Substantial alteration or penetration of fire separations, exiting systems or life safety features, including number, location or size of exits, or alteration, addition or deletion of stairs or ramps serving the building;

https://aibc.ca/wp-content/uploads/files/2019/06/Bulletin-31-Buildings-Requiring-the-Services-of-an-Architect.pdf

Which raises the question for discussion:

Is an architect required to be involved in a fire alarm upgrade, despite what AHJ’s may require?

Our full agenda will be:

AGENDA

Introduction
Adoption of Agenda
Adoption of June 2021 Minutes
Finance Report
Old Business
* If any…
New Business
* Building Permits & AIBC Involvement

Details

Date:
July 14
Time:
14:30 - 16:30 PDT
Event Category:

Venue

Zoom Meeting
Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Organizer

Vancouver Island Fire Protection Association
Email:
vifpassociation@gmail.com
View Organizer Website