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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Ontario breaks the timber ceiling -...

A silent cheer went up in John Stephenson’s office with the news in late September that six-storey wood-framed buildings will be permitted in Ontario starting in January. “We’ve been waiting for...

Most recent Code changes for...

This overview of the most recent changes in the Ontario Building Code (OBC) has been derived from o.Reg.191/14,ss.3(2).168(2)) and has been prepared for information 

Ontario Building Officials...

October 15, 2014 Elliot Lake, Ontario – The Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) OBOA President Mike Seiling stated “We are pleased with the far ranging review of issues carried out by the...

Ontario Creating More Choice for...

Province Allowing Wood Frame Buildings up to Six Storeys - download text Supporting Documentation Q&As – Mid-rise Wood Construction - Key Messages What People Are Saying about Changes to...

OBOA letter of support for water...

On behalf of the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA), please accept this letter as our comments and support of the Ontario Plumbing Inspectors Association's (OPIA) 2012 Building Code Change...

Report of Elliot Lake Inquiry...

The Honourable Paul R. Bélanger, Commissioner of the Elliot Lake Inquiry, released his report on October 15, 2014, in Elliot Lake, Ontario, the site of the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall. It was transmitted...

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NEWS
Erie region officials: Housing...

There is no budget, no framework and no personnel assigned yet.Right now, it's just a recommendation.However, local officials who deal with blight, zoning, code enforcement and other housing-related issues say a...

Buffalo, New York Area, Great...

Two days after a major lake-effect snow event dumped more than 60 inches of snow on areas south of Buffalo, killing at least eight people and stranding others in vehicles for more than 24 hours, residents are being...

UPDATED: Council under fire after...

A WIRRAL councillor says the local authority has “serious questions to answer” after last night’s King Street building collapse. Two boarded-up shops with unoccupied flats above came tumbling...

A bunkie gets built on Lake of Bays...

"Bunkie" is an affectionate Canadian term for a sleeping structure, very popular in Muskoka, the summer playground two hours north of Toronto. Evan Bare of 608|Design and Nathan Buhler BLDG Workshop appropriated the...

Two killed, nine buried in housing...

Two people died, five were injured and nine others are still buried in rubbles after a building collapsed in central China's Henan Province, confirmed local sources on Monday.The seven-story building, under...

Dramatic images capture a training...

Canada Task Force 1 is made up of 120 members from Vancouver's Fire Services, BC Ambulance Services and City Of Vancouver Engineering Department who volunteer their time to prepare for a disaster.Can-TF1 is one of...

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NOTICES
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...

Building Construction and Fire...

Free seminar on building construction and fire performance.

Celebration of Life for - Raymond...

Please come out and celebrate the life of Ray Buckle a friend and fellow OBOA chapter member.  Sunday August 24th 1:00 - 4:00pm ANAF - Army and Navy Airforce ClubUnit 365 - Crystal Room 7 George Street,...

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ANNOUNCEMENT
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...

2014 OBOA GOLDEN TRIANGLE CHAPTER...

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

OBOA BLUEWATER CHAPTER

INVITES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT AT  PIKE LAKE GOLF RESORT (located just off HWY 89 between Harriston and Mt. Forest) (Google “pike lake golf resort” for directions) ON...

DELEGATES PROGRAM - TECHNICAL...

2014 Annual Meeting and Training Sessions“Building Strong Connections”Interact and network with other companies that connect and influence the industry.The AMTS Offers the unique opportunity to gain...

Bob Romanuk Retires after 25 plus...

Bob Romanuk retires with 25 + years of public service as a Building Official.Congratulations Bob !!

Heat Stress Awareness

The Heat Stress Awareness Guide was developed by the members of the Occupational Health and Safety Council of Ontario (OHSCO)* to provide information and advice on managing and controlling heat stress in the...

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NEWS BYTES

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

Issue 72:Read Document
Released: Friday, June 27th,2014

Issue 71:Read Document
Released: Thursday, May 29th,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 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