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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Leadership Day 2015

A Strategic Forum for the Management of Building Regulation in Municipalities.Presentations related to Leadership Day on Friday, April 10, 2015 held at The International Centre, “Orion C” Conference...

Reference Guide: Mid-Rise Wood...

1.1 IntroductionMorrison Hershfield Limited (MH) was retained by Ontario Wood WORKS! to document the application of the Ontario Building Code (OBC) for use of wood in mid-rise (and, in particular, 5 and 6...

Leadership Day 2015

Leadership Training for Building Officials The Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) has launched a series of events for Chief Building Officials and their senior subordinates to provide an opportunity to...

The Future of Code Officials

Results and Recommendations from a Demographic SurveyIntroductionFor more than a century, jurisdictions across the United States have implemented building codes to protect the health, safety and welfare of...

Mid-Rise Wood Jan 1, 2015 -...

PDF-Presentation (you can launch the presentations below and follow the video clip provided) Video-Presentation Topic: C&H Fire Suppression Systems Inc - MID Rise Wood Forum   ...

QuARTS Annual Municipal Renewal...

In December 2013, the 2012 Building Code amended the qualification process incorporating a requirement for all practitioners to renew their qualifications annually. This change was communicated through Code News...

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NEWS
B.C. battling to keep tall wood...

Quebec is looking to snatch B.C.'s bragging rights for having some of Canada's tallest wood structures, but the University of British Columbia (UBC) is working hard to keep the glory. The Origine, a 13-storey...

BUILDING CONSTRUCTION-Wood reaches...

On the surface, it looks like a small tweak to the Ontario Building Code. But some construction industry experts say changing rules for wood-frame buildings will alter city skylines to something lower, more liveable...

Beware of illegal builders, Tarion...

The head of the private corporation created to protect buyers of new homes in Ontario is sounding the alarm bells about illegal building. “People should be aware that in the greater Grey-Bruce area,...

Section of bricks falls from...

Alan Richards was sleeping in his ground-floor Halifax apartment Thursday when he was awoken by something that sounded like strange weather. “It sounded like unusual thunder,” Richards said. “I...

Building Inspector: Deck not...

EVANSTON (WLS) -- Building inspectors said a porch that collapsed on Memorial Day in suburban Evanston was not properly attached to the home. No one was seriously injured."Pretty much most deck failures occur where...

One exit from upstairs apartment...

CORNWALL – Cornwall has seen two fires in the last two months where people were trapped in upstairs apartments with only one exit. In one case, a man died in April in a Sixth Street blaze in an apartment...

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NOTICES
Pine Ridge 5th Annual OBOA charity...

The time is rapidly approaching for the Pine Ridge 5th Annual OBOA charity golf tournament raising funds for the local Salvation Army. Attached above is the entry form / poster and feel free to distribute it to...

Passing of Rodney Houle, Chief...

It is with sad news that I inform you of the sudden passing of Rodney Houle, Chief Building Official and Fire Chief for the Municipality of Spanish-Sauble River (Massey) over this past weekend. Visitation is from 2...

Emergency Preparedness Action Plan

Emergencies can happen anywhere at any time, with or without warning. There are times where we won't know it's an emergency until it is happening, which is why it is so important to be prepared. Emergency...

Michael Newark - May 16, 1961 -...

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of one of our building official family. Michael Newark was the CBO for Guelph Eramosa Township and an avid cyclist and hockey player. After a hockey game in...

A quick recap of authorizations...

Part 304-08-300: Bradyglo Exit Signs 04-06-298: SafeSIGNS 03-12-291: GloBrite® Exit Signs 02-05-276: Gards® Thomas & Betts 97-04-213: Composite Panels Systems Norbec Inc95-12-197: Isowall Insulated Panel...

OOWA 16th Annual Conference and...

Call for Presentations OOWA 2015 Annual Conference will take place on March 23rd to 24th at Sheraton On The Falls in Niagara, ON.OOWA is expecting more than 300 participants to attend the various conference...

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ANNOUNCEMENT
George Brown College Architectural...

Work with George Brown College to support your business and help students gain valuable work experience related to their program of study.

Douro man's truck wins at Autorama,...

Douro resident Ken Currie displays his 1965 Mercury M-100 truck outside his home west of Peterborough on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.In early March, Ken's truck was chosen in the top 10 trucks from the Autorama show...

Canadian Fire Safety Association

Annual Education Forum"A New Direction in Fire & Life Safety"This forum should appeal to property owners, managers, designers and consultants, and those in the building and fire safety industry.WhenWed April 8,...

JUST-IN TIME TRAINING

Some issues that affect the scope of our work as enforcement officials are not easily realised and it is not enough that we may recognize a new issue or trend.  The applicable resources and knowledge are not...

Arlene Grégoire, Director & Chief...

Please join us for a Retirement Celebration honouring   Arlene Grégoire, Director & Chief Building Official, Building Code Services   Thursday, January 29, 2015 4:00 p.m. Nepean...

Science of Building

AGENDA8.15 - 9.00am Registration and Sign-in (Continental Breakfast)9.00 - 10.15amSeminar 1 Peter Adams, P.Eng.Principal, Building Engineer, Morrison Hershfield“Thermal Performance Modeling for New Building...

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NEWS BYTES

Issue 84:Read Document
Released: Sunday, July 26th,2015

Issue 83:Read Document
Released: Tuesday, June 30th,2015

Issue 82:Read Document
Released: Friday, May 29th,2015

Issue 81:Read Document
Released: Wednesday, April 29th,2015

Issue 80:Read Document
Released: Friday, May 1st,2015

Issue 79:Read Document
Released: Monday, March 30th,2015

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BULLETINS

Issue 7:Read Document
Released: Wednesday, October 15th,2014

Issue 6:Read Document
Released: Tuesday, March 25th,2014

Issue 5:Read Document
Released: Thursday, November 29th,2012

Issue 4:Read Document
Released: Wednesday, November 28th,2012

Issue 3:Read Document
Released: Friday, November 2nd,2012

Issue 2:Read Document
Released: Tuesday, May 8th,2012


BLUEPRINTS

Issue 5:Read Document
Released: Thursday, June 25th,2015

Issue 4:Read Document
Released: Friday, January 16th,2015

Issue 3:Read Document
Released: Friday, August 15th,2014

Issue 2:Read Document
Released: Friday, May 2nd,2014

Issue 1:Read Document
Released: Friday, January 24th,2014