The three welding programs (Welder Foundation, Levels B and A) provide the training required for Provincial Welder certification. Welder Foundation: This program is designed to develop the fundamental skills and knowledge required for initial employment in the welding industry. Level B: This program develops more advanced welding skills and related theory than were taught in the Level C program: pipe welding, gas tungsten arc welding, etc., providing graduates with a broader base of skills and more employment opportunities. Level A: This program teaches more advanced welding skills and related theory than were taught in the C and B Level programs: pipe welding with stainless steel electrodes, low-alloy steel electrodes, more advanced blueprint reading and welding metallurgy, etc.
The NE8 building , is located at 3700 Willingdon Avenue Burnaby, BC. Originally built on this site in 1981 with 2,395 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 and steel frame with concrete filled steel pan for the mezzanine floor framing and sloped steel open web joist with steel decking for roof framing.
Exterior walls at NE8 building includes metal cladding finishing’s construction. Exterior windows are double 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, 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 metal 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 NE8 building is classified as an Assembly Group A, Division 2 occupancy.
- Floor Plan
- Aerial Photo
- Other Photos:
- NE8 Condition Survey and equipment inventory
- Mechanical Drawings (1979 – 2001)
- Mechanical Drawings (2002- 2012)
- Single Line Diagram
- Real-Time and Historical Natural Gas consumption
- Real-Time and Historical Electricity consumption
- NE8 Welding Ventilation video
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