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ANNOUNCEMENTS
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 -...

City of Hamilton Issues Ontario’s First Six-Storey Wood Frame Building Permit HAMILTON, ON – March 20, 2015 – Today, the City of Hamilton’s building division announced it has issued...

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...

The Building Code and changes to...

Background: The Building Code and changes to enable mid-rise wood frame buildings        The Building Code sets minimum safety requirements for various building components including...

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NEWS
Unlocked doors, security blind...

The N.W.T. prison from which two women escaped six years ago still had a number of safety and security gaps in recent years, according to Tuesday's Auditor General of Canada report on...

South Dundas group fighting...

The proposal to erect two large storage bins between Morrisburg and Iroquois is now at the mercy of the courts. Opposing residents, called the Concerned Citizens of South Dundas, have appealed the building code...

Roof collapse leads to evacuation

One of the two buildings slated for demolition should the Mac’s gas and convenience store pass the Ontario Municipal Board hearing, is already suffering some severe issues. The building at 21 Prince Edward...

West Philly "Ice Palace" Starts to...

Sunshine and warmer temperatures caused the West Philadelphia "ice palace" to melt partially Sunday. Yet with that melting comes new concerns of a collapse. The Locust Medical Center building at 52nd...

Fire races up high-rise Dubai...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's tallest residential towers caught fire early Saturday in Dubai's Marina district, sending hundreds of residents pouring into the streets as bright yellow...

Why Canadian lumber stocks are...

After 20 years as a bad news story, Canada’s forestry sector is in the midst of a renaissance that makes it a great place for investors, says Sean Steuart, an equity analyst at TD Securities. “The story...

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NOTICES
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...

Ontario's New Carbon Monoxide Alarm...

The Fire Marshal's Public Fire Safety Council, together with Kidde Canada and the Hawkins-Gignac Foundation for CO Education, is pleased to provide the enclosed public safety video customized for the...

Professional Development Day

In Partnership with the Ottawa Fire Services Professional Development Day Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Main Hall 102 Greenview Avenue Ottawa, Ontario Tuesday, October 28, 2014~See attached for...

Fire Safety Challenges in Tall Wood...

This Fire Safety Challenges in Tall Wood Buildings Webinar will cover a Foundation Phase 1 project with the objective to gather relevant research on tall timber buildings and identify the knowledge gaps in the...

Sounds Like a (Strategic) Plan for...

Less than a year into his position as registrar, Gerard McDonald, P.Eng., is well along in leading the development of a new strategic plan for Ontario’s engineering regulator.It’s PEO’s first...

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ANNOUNCEMENT
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...

Ontario Building Officials...

Ontario Building Officials Association applauds the Final Report of the Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry October 15, 2014 Elliot Lake, Ontario – The Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) OBOA...

2014 OBOA GOLDEN TRIANGLE CHAPTER...

Manderley on the GreenSeptember 10, 20145920 Prince of Wales Drive, North Gower, Ontario

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NEWS BYTES

Issue 78:Read Document
Released: Tuesday, March 3rd,2015

Issue 77:Read Document
Released: Friday, January 30th,2015

Issue 76:Read Document
Released: Thursday, November 27th,2014

Issue 75:Read Document
Released: Thursday, October 30th,2014

Issue 74:Read Document
Released: Thursday, August 28th,2014

Issue 73:Read Document
Released: Thursday, August 7th,2014

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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 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