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The OBOA Journal is currently published four times a year and mailed to over 2,000 Building Officials across the Province in some 350 communities. It offers our hard copy or digital readers information required to ensure public safety through the proper application of the Ontario Building Code. The majority of OBOA readers work for Municipalities across the Province in a number of areas. Some 25% are the Chief Building and Fire Officials or other senior administrators in their respective communities. The balance of the readers are Building, Plumbing, Heating and Fire Inspectors or Plan's Examiners along with municipal partners and community stakeholders. With a mix of Architects, Engineers, Heavy Construction Contractors, Homebuilders, Renovators, Government and the Public in general. Our readers have tremendous influence over their industry and are frequently active in the direction of Code Compliance.

Each issue of the Journal contains technical features written by persons practicing in the fields of Engineering, Architecture, Construction, Code Enforcement and general Construction in all areas. In addition new product information and new technologies are often featured in the body of the Journal by way of Advertisers and guest columnists.

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Previous issues of the OBOA Journal are found in the OBOA Journal Archives

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Issue 114
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Issue 113
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Cover Photo

Cover of Issue 43 - 1999, In celebrating the vision of the next Millennium Earth was chosen for the cover of the Journal, Building into the 21st Century was the theme, the only published Journal that is self-titled. It was also the year of panic in loom of an electronic meltdown, commonly known as Y2K. There were a number of Irrational reactions but what actually happened is many companies ended up doing significant data infrastructure upgrades, generally cleaning house on legacy software and data. A few glitches and minor crashes here and there; the scariest involving alarm systems in Japanese nuclear reactors and a spy satellite went on the fritz. For the most part the rollover went smoothly, even in areas and industries where there had been little to no preparation. The cascading supply-chain failures and embedded control system disasters that were predicted never materialized, and some systems (most notably Unix-like and Mac OS systems, but also many embedded systems that didn't really care about the date to begin with) didn't have any problems at all. The main actual victims were ill-maintained vertical market apps for PCs, the sort of obscure but essential business software that has one writer and very few users.

Four most recient publications. View anyone of the samples above.