2012 Building Code Overview - An Overview of the Changes
February 26, 2014
On November 2, 2012, the 2012 Building Code was filed as O.Reg. 332/12 and can be found at e‐Laws. The new Building Code, for the most part, will come into force on January 1, 2014 with certain energy efficiency related provisions coming into force on January 1, 2014, 2015 and 2017. Some changes related to on‐site sewage systems will come into force December 31, 2016. This timeline gives the industry time to learn about the new changes and prepare for implementation.
This 2012 Building Code Overview is intended to be used as a resource tool for OBOA members at no charge.
The overview contains a compilation of the major changes made to the Building Code (O.Reg. 332/12) as well as amending regulations 151/13, 360/13 and 361/13. Incorporated within are the detailed changes to the 2012 Building Code as well as commentary provided from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
We hope this document will aid Building Officials in recognizing some of the new changes of the 2012 Building Code that came into effect January 1st, 2014 and assist them in building code enforcement. The overview document supports consistency in the workplace and creates awareness of the code changes, and OBOA is delighted to offer another membership value.
OBOA Board of Directors
File: 2012 Building Code Overview.pdf
OBOA Announces Enhanced Certification Program
February 10, 2014
OBOA President Mike Seiling issued the following statement today:
“The OBOA is extremely pleased to inform the membership that the revisions to update the Certification Program are complete! Effectively immediately, the Certification Program is now updated and revised to meet the needs of the membership and current times. The updated Certification Program allows for streams where members perform certain and specific functions like on-site sewage and/or plumbing only. There are no changes to members who previously earned their CBCO designation.”
The OBOA is pleased to announce to the membership that an enhanced Certification Program to recognize professional excellence has recently been approved by the Board of Directors. The Association would like to recognize the invaluable input during the development of this program from everyone involved. The feedback from the membership has been appreciated, as well as that from the members of the Certification Committee, the Chapter Chairs and the members of the Board of Directors.
Please click here to view the entire proposal, www.oboa.on.ca/certification. The Certification webpage will also host some FAQ’s related to the implementation of this program to clarify and understand the changes shortly. There will be additional information coming out through the Chapter Chairs. Any further questions or clarifications should be directed through the OBOA office to Mike Leonard.