Course Description

Our 36-hour Building Codes course will familiarize you with policies and procedures involving land use bylaws, municipal regulations, the national building code, the provincial building code and fire codes that affect construction projects.  

With a hands-on learning approach, you’ll assess a proposed development for its compliance with the Calgary Land Use Bylaw, while gaining knowledge about the development permit and appeals process in Calgary. You’ll learn how to apply both the national and Alberta building code to determine whether specifications meet compliance and you’ll be able to summarize the provincial regulations regarding street use and waste material. 

All course materials are included and accessible in the Brightspace (D2L) learning platform from your personal computer.

Note: Registration for this course closes two days before the course start date.


Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • assess a proposed development for its compliance with the Calgary Land Use Bylaw
  • describe the process for obtaining a development permit in Calgary  
  • apply the National Building Code (NBC) to determine if the specifications in a project comply with the NBC requirements 
  • determine if the specifications in a project comply with National Building Codes–Alberta Edition [NBC(AE)] requirements    
  • summarize the Alberta Building Code regulations regarding street use and waste material. 

You’ll demonstrate your skill and knowledge acquisition through unit tests and two assignments. This online course is structured and guided. All coursework must be completed as per the course schedule and no later than the course end date.

To request a course outline, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca

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There are no prerequisites for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Building Codes
Internet Paced - Online Asynchronous
Jul 08, 2024 to Sep 15, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $699.00
Potential Discount(s)
Required Software
Required Software/Technology There is no software required for this course. Note minimum technical requirements below to use the Brightspace (D2L) online learning platform.
Reading List / Textbook

All required course materials are included in tuition fees. Students may choose to purchase 2019 Alberta Building Code at their own discretion.

Section Notes

Course Start:

Follow the instructions to log in to Brightspace(D2L) on the course start date from your computer.


This course offers the option to purchase one, non-refundable course extension which gives you additional time to complete the course equal to half the original course duration. Contact the Continuing Education Advising team at 1.888.284.7051 a minimum of seven?days before the course’s original end date. Payment by Visa or Mastercard is required at the time of the request. 

If you have any questions, contact ConEdAdvising@sait.ca.

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