The Piping Trades consist of Plumbing, Steamfitting, Gas Fitting and Sprinklerfitting.The Piping Foundation program prepares students for entry-level employment in the piping trades: plumbing, steamfitting, gasfitting and sprinklerfitting.
The NE6 building is located at 3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC. Originally built on this site in 1961 with 2,571 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 strip footings. The facility has a concrete slab on grade.
The building has both load bearing CMU’s wall and steel frame construction, sloped steel open web joist with concrete filled steel pan for the mezzanine floor framing and steel decking for roof framing.
Exterior walls at NE6 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 metal roof system covering.
Floor finishes throughout the facility are vinyl composite tiles, ceramic tiles and concrete floor. Restrooms/change rooms generally have ceramic tiles walls finish. 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 solid core 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 188.8.131.52. (1), the NE6 building is classified as an Assembly Group A, Division 2 occupancy. There is at any point in time between 30 to 60 students and between 5 and 10 staff.
- Floor Plan
- Aerial Photo
- Other Photos:
- NE6 Condition Survey and equipment inventory
- NE6 Elevation Drawings
- Mechanical Drawings
- Single Line Diagram
- NE6 DDC snapshot
- Real-Time and Historical Natural Gas consumption
- Real-Time and Historical Electricity consumption
- NE6 Heating System and Heat Lab Video
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