NE4 is home to the Carpentry program. A carpenter assembles and erects falsework as well as forms for concrete, wood and metal frame construction, and installs interior and exterior finishing metals for residential, commercial and industrial projects while conforming to plans, specifications and local building codes.
The NE4 building is located at 3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC. Originally built on this site in 1959 with 2,057 SM of space. The facility is composed of a one level building with mezzanino used for classroom, office and storage.
The substructure construction of the building features concrete perimeter foundation walls on reinforced concrete footings. The facility has a concrete slab on grade.
The building has both load bearing CMU’s wall construction and steel columns with steel frame construction with concrete filled steel pan for the mezzanine floor framing and sloped steel open web joist with steel decking for roof framing and on the exterior covered area has glulam beams on the concrete and metal columns for the roof framing.
Exterior walls at NE4 building includes metal cladding finishing’s construction. Exterior windows are single glazed metal framed assemblies. Entry doors are typically either glazed / unglazed hollow metal assemblies. The roof includes sloped metal roof system covering and adhered SBS modified roofing membrane covering.
Floor finishes throughout the facility are vinyl composite tiles, carpet, sheet goods, wood strip flooring and concrete floor. Wall finishes are painted gypsum wallboard and painted block. The ceiling finishes are generally 600 x 1200 ACT or no finish (open to roof structural components). The interior doors are finished wood assemblies, some with glazed panels. Interior door hardware is typically a combination of knob with panic hardware where required at exterior door fire exit locations.
According to the 2006 British Columbia Building Code, Article 18.104.22.168. (1), the NE4 building is classified as an Assembly Group A, Division 2 occupancy.