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Tuesday, March 25th, 2014


OBOA "Inspector's Quick Check - A Field Guide for Farm Structures 2011" silver award winner in Class 22 - Technical publications


“This publication manages to make a very complex subject easy to comprehend. Overall design makes for an excellent field manual.”
Judge's comments

Quick Check Farm Buildings OBOA was recently notified that the publication, The Inspector's Quick Check - A Field Inspection Guide for Agricultural Structures, has won a SILVER Award in the Technical Publications category in the ACE Critiques & Awards Program in the United States. The Guide was jointly developed by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) to assist their inspectors in performing inspections of agricultural structures on Ontario farms. Congratulations to Environmental Management Branch (EMB) staff: Jim Arnold, Richard Brunke, Matt Wilson, Drew Crinklaw Congratulations to Ontario Building Officials Association Director Chris Peck. The Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Life and Human Sciences (ACE) is an international association of communicators, educators and information technologists who work in the US land-grant universities, government agencies and research organizations in the public sector.

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