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Passive House Training in Ontario...

Passive House (Passivhaus) buildings consume up to 90 percent less heating and cooling energy than conventional buildings. Applicable to almost any building type or design, the Passive House Standard is the...

Memorial notice for Wayne Campbell

For those that knew him, Wayne Campbell of Simcoe passed away at Norfolk General Hospital on August 6, 2017.Wayne was a former member of LMCBO and the OBOA as the former Chief Building Official for the...

Memorial notice for Rick Bullick...

BULLICK, Richard "Rick" (Former Chief Building Officer with the City of Orillia) Suddenly at home on Tuesday August 1, 2017 in his 71st year. Rick Bullick, of Orillia and formerly of Toronto, beloved husband of...

New Director of the Building and...

As of Monday April 3, 2017, Hannah Evans has been named the new Director of the Building and Development Branch. Hannah Evans takes over from Brenda Lewis who will be taking on a new role as Director, Building...

Leadership Day - Thursday, October...

Leadership Day - A Strategic Forum for the Management of Building Regulation in Municipalities. Topic: Emergency and Continuity Management Programs in Municipalities , Strategic Challenges of Delivering...

2016 AMTS Host Committee

The Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) will be hosting our 60th Annual Meeting and Training Session (AMTS) in Ottawa, October 2-5, 2016. The venue for this event is the Ottawa Convention Center (Now the...

Ministry of the Environment and...

Further to our conversation, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (the ministry) would like to draw to your association's attention to the fact that fraudulent record of site condition (RSC)...

Ottawa Wood Conference

EVENT DETAILS Registration Fee: $125 + HST Venue: Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa CLICK HERE TO REGISTER  Registration Policy: Please be aware that, although the registration fee...

CFB-2016 AGM Conference

Information on the event is available here: http://www.cfba.ca/cfba_agm/Best Western – Arden Park Hotel | download registration form  

Reviewing and Inspecting Hazardous...

Presents: In collaboration withThe Institution of Fire Engineers Canada Branch,a 1 Day Seminar on Reviewing and Inspecting Hazardous Areas This one day seminar will provide a focus on Subsection 3.3.6. of...

Seeking Your Input - Formalizing...

Dear Stakeholder,  Tarion is seeking your input on how to formalize the Repair Warranty. This is your opportunity to provide direct feedback before a mandatory, written policy is even developed by...

TIMBERFEVER Design-Build Challenge

Coming this Friday, September 25, 2015, Moses Structural Engineers presents the first ever #TimberFever Design-Build Challenge at Ryerson University. We’re teaming up architectural science and civil...

WEBINAR: MARKETING ENERGY...

Is energy efficiency the new "granite countertop"? Results from a first-ever nationwide market preference study of recent homebuyers shows three energy efficient features among the top five "must haves". The CHBA...

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...

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...

THE FRONT COUNTER - Member Service,...

Organizations are converting paper documents to digital every day, to increase the life span of documents.That, coupled with the immense amount of data being generated by computers today, means that archiving...

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,...

Building Code Amendment –...

On July 24, 2014, Bill 14 (the Building Opportunity and Securing Our Future Act (Budget Measures), 2014) was passed in the Ontario Legislature. It contains provisions that amend the Building Code Act, 1992 to...

2015 OBOA Fundraiser in Support of...

The OBOA and Weave Corp. have partnered again to produce a 2015 OBOA Charity Calendar similar to past years in support of Niagara Breast Screening Centre and Breast Cancer Society of Canada. 2015 Calendars are only...

Evolution and Management of Grow...

The Calgary Police Service, City of Calgary - Building Regulations, and Alberta Specialized Law Enforcement Training (ASLET), are hosting a three day conference in Banff, Alberta from October 28-30, 2014: Evolution...

2015 OBOA Fundraiser in Support of...

The OBOA and Weave Corp. have partnered again to produce a 2015 OBOA Charity Calendar similar to past years in support of Niagara Breast Screening Centre and Breast Cancer Society of Canada. 2015 Calendars are only...

PEO and the Elliot Lake Inquiry

The Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry was established on July 19, 2012 by the Ontario government under the Public Inquiries Act, 2009. Its mandate is to inquire into and report on events surrounding the collapse on...

Health and Safety Awareness...

A new regulation will require health and safety awareness training for every worker and supervisor underOntario’s Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA). The regulation comes into force July 1, 2014,...

CSA Group And Canada Green Building...

Toronto CSA Group, a leading global provider of standards development and testing and certification services, and Canada Green Building Council, a national organization of industry leaders advancing green building...

Are you recorded as an eligible...

Potential electors can visit voterlookup.ca to confirm and/or update their electoral information in a few easy steps. You can also change/update your school support for electoral purposes and add names to your...

2014 Cansave Expo in Barrie

On May 29, 2014, OBOA  promoted Building regulations and increased awareness at 2014 Cansave Expo. The Association provided complementary Journals and the 2011 Farm Structure Quick Check to all that stopped...

Public Holiday Message

The OBOA office will be closed on Friday April 18th to Monday April 21st, 2014 in observation of Good Friday and Easter Monday. We will reopen for business as usual on Tuesday April 22, 2014 at 8:00am EST and...

Sarnia Lambton Home Response...

Residents stay on the top floor of their building during a vertical evacuation in Iquique on Tuesday. Please join us on Wednesday May 14th, 2014 for a day of education and networking. Elaine Birchall has...

OBOA Looking for Volunteers for...

The recently implemented Certification Program consists of two independent committees: the Certification Review Committee (CRC) and the Certification Evaluation Committee (CEC). Both of these committees are...

Ontario Regulation 332/12 -...

The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH) is proposing amendments to Ontario Regulation 332/12 (Building Code) under the Building Code Act, 1992. The purpose of the proposed amendments would be...

Building Official Peter Black...

Building Official Peter Black is retiring from the City of Ottawa; following several years with the community. His co-workers have marked his departure with a retirement farewell party that will be held...

CFSA 2014 Annual Education Forum...

CANADIAN FIRE SAFETY ASSOCIATION Annual Education Forum-Wednesday April 2, 2014 Paramount Conference & Event Venue 222 Rowntree Dairy Road, Woodbridge "The Changing Face of Fire Safety" This forum should appeal...

WSIB Mandatory Coverage...

the Ontario government has made changes to WSIB coverage rules for the construction industry. Starting January 1, 2014, contractors who don't register with the WSIB, and who do construction work without a valid...

Temporary stairs on residential...

Previously announced on the OBOA website in July 2013 and to further IHSA’s guideline regarding residential construction sites, the Ministry of Labour (MOL) opinion letter “MOL will require the installation of...

IAPMO R&T Product Certification...

As the Standards Council of Canada is approving new certification bodies, further to CSA and WH, it is important that our members be kept informed of other certification marks which may appear on approved products.

2012 Ontario Building Code

Further to recent MMAH Ontario CodeNews 218 and 219, please visit the MMAH website to view how the new 2012 Building Code amends the 2006 Building Code.  The following link will direct you to overview...

New Deputy Minister of the Ministry...

I am pleased to introduce myself as the new Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. Having spent 17 years at this ministry previously, I feel like I’m returning to familiar territory....

2013 Charity Golf Tournament -...

Find a Cure for Breast Cancer Perth Links O’Tay Wednesday, September 18, 2013 141 Peter Street, Perth, Ontario This year we honour Charlotte Reed who passed away in 2012 after a brave fight against...

Building Safer Communities

    News Release Building Safer Communities August 15, 2013 Ontario Combining Emergency Management Ontario, Office of the Fire Marshal ...

Tarion is Seeking Your Input on...

Seeking Your Input - Enhanced Builder Education Requirements Dear Vendor/Builder,   Tarion has launched a ...

Occupational Health & Safety -...

On residential construction sites, temporary stairs are often put in place before the permanent stairs are built. However, when these stairs are improperly installed or poorly designed, it can be hazardous for...

In Memoriam

OBOA sends their condolences to the family of Eric Bucholz who passed away suddenly on Friday in his home. Eric was the Chief Building Official for the Town of Peentanghuishene for many years. For those who knew...

2013 Symposium Agenda - July Draft

2nd ICLR Urban and Basement Flooding Symposium

Basement Flood Symposium 2013...

ICLR 2nd Basement Flooding Symposium, September 19, 2013. Registration Form

MDS - Stakeholder Consultation...

MDS - Stakeholder Consultation Session - 2013 Review

New Electronic Homeowner...

IN THIS ISSUE - July 2nd Edition New Electronic Homeowner Information Package and New Method of Delivery New Electronic Homeowner Information Package and New Method of Delivery Starting July 1, 2013, a new...

Home Inspector Qualifications...

Thank you for attending the Ministry of Consumer Services’ Home Inspector Qualifications “kick-off meeting” on June 25, 2013.  We were very pleased to see a diverse group  of stakeholders and ...

Public Consultations - Seeking Your...

Tarion has launched a consultation process to seek your input on a proposed Amendment to Regulation 892, allowing for electronic delivery of the Tarion Homeowner Information Package (HIP). As Tarion moves to...

Tuesday April 16th & Wednesday...

Tuesday April 16th & Wednesday April 17th -NFPA 13 Overview This two-day seminar provides the information necessary to navigate through the requirements of NFPA 13 “Standard for the Installation of...

OFM Press Release / East...

DELAY IN FIRE DETECTION PLAYS ROLE IN EAST GWILLIMBURY FATAL FIRE Ontario Fire Marshal releases preliminary findings NEWSApril 3, 2012 The Office of the Fire Marshal (OFM) has confirmed that there was a delay...

Passing of Bob Moisey

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Bob Moisey. There will be a service held at the Army Navy & Air Force Club located at 7 George street, Barrie, on Friday, April 12, at 11:00 am in...

OBOA "Inspector's Quick Check - A...

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...

Supplementary Standard SB-12...

Supplementary Standard SB-12 Energy Efficiency For Housing March 15, 2013 update This Supplementary Standard provides prescriptive requirements to achieve an acceptable air leakage rate and energy efficiency...

Ontario Ministry of the Environment...

This is to inform you that that the Ministry of the Environment has posted an updated “Technical Bulletin, Earth Energy Systems in Ontario” (March 2013). This bulletin replaces the technical bulletin titled ...

Ontario Green Energy Act Now...

  Ontario Green Energy Act Now Includes...

OMFPOA 57th ANNUAL TRAINING AND...

Dear Trade Members, The DRFPOA is proud and honoured to host the 2013 Ontario Municipal Fire Prevention Officers’ Association Symposium. On April 28th to May 2nd, the Durham Region Fire Prevention Officers'...

OBOA attendance at Conestoga...

Mike Seiling and Matt Farrell: Thank you for participating in Network 2013 and sharing your construction industry experience with our students. It was good to see such accomplished grads again this...

The Accessibility Directorate of...

Ministry of Community and Social Services Deputy Minister’s Office Hepburn Block Queen’s Park Toronto ON  M7A 1E9 Tel.: (416) 325-5225 ...

Hazardous Occupancies - Canadian...

A PRACTICAL APPROACH TO COMPLIANCE WITH THE FIRE CODE, DIVISION B, PART 4 FLAMMABLE & COMBUSTIBLE LIQUIDS COURSE OBJECTIVE: This 1-day crash course is a review of Code compliance involving the use, handling and...

Canadian Fire Safety Association,...

The Canadian Fire Safety Association is pleased to announce its 2013 Annual Education Forum “Vulnerable Occupancies”, scheduled for Wednesday April 3, 2013 at the Paramount Conference & Event Venue. The...

Launch of stakeholder consultations...

Stakeholders consultations being undertaken by The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) from February 7th to March 26th, 2013. Your input is welcome for one or both consultations. In order to reach the broadest...

Pentair's Pyrotenax Mineral...

First in Industry to be Re-Classified as 2-hour Fire-Resistive January 15, 2013 Houston, TX USA - January 15, 2013 - Underwriters Laboratories® (UL), a global safety consulting and certification company,...

Ministry of Community Safety and...

TO: All Concerned Stakeholders I am very pleased to invite you to participate in a consultation on the implementation of our Technical Advisory Committee's recommendations to enhance fire safety in occupancies...

Canadian Fire Safety Association -...

CHANGES TO NFPA 13, 2013 EDITION Presented by Larry Keeping, P.Eng., Senior Technical Specialist - Professional Loss Control, The 2013 edition of NFPA 13, "Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems" was...

Canadian Fire Safety Association -...

Hilda House Student Residence, Orillia Boarding, Lodging, Rooming House or Dwelling Unit? The issue of defining occupancy type for student housing is important to building and fire officials, both for life...

Canadian Fire Safety Association -...

A Practical Approach To Compliance With The Fire Code, Division B, Part 4 Flammable & Combustible Liquids Hosted By CFSA And Presented By Andrew Wong

Wellington Waterloo Chapter...

A 4-1/2 day in depth training course on Automatic Fire Sprinklers for the Authority Having Jurisdiction This four and half day seminar will provide an overview on Automatic Fire Sprinkler Systems. The program will...

NIAGARA FALLS: City hires new Chief...

NIAGARA FALLS - The City of Niagara Falls has a new Chief Building Official. City chief executive officer Ken Todd on Thursday announced the appointment of Jack Tosta, effective Jan. 28. In his role, Tosta...

Bob Foster tenders his notice of...

Bob Foster tenders his notice of retirement and will be hanging up his measuring tape on or about March 1, 2013. Bob leaves a public sector career that will be remembered as successful and one of support (local &...

Dave Newman - Building Inspector...

Dave Newman (Building Inspector) who was employed with the Town (June 1996 to November 2009) up to his retirement November 2009, passed away on the weekend. Dave had cancer and was taking treatments for the cancer,...

Minimum Distance Separation (MDS)

The Minimum Distance Separation (MDS) Formulae is a land use planning tool that determines a recommended separation distance between a livestock barn or manure storage and another land use. The objective of MDS is...

Construct Canada, November 28-30,...

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THE NEW 2012 BUILDING CODE (Ontario...

Ontario has released a new Building Code. On November 2, 2012, Ontario Regulation 332/12 was filed to introduce the new  Building Code. Most of the new Building Code will come into force on Jan. 1,...

Quality Based Selection (QBS) Best...

Learn how to hire the right consultant/contractor for your next project! Attend this FREE seminar and panel discussion to learn about Quality Based Selection (QBS), an alternative to price driven selection of...

Fire Alarm and Detection - 4-1/2...

This course has been developed specifically for Authorities having Jurisdiction partly based on courses offered by the by the Canadian Fire Alarm Association and includes a comprehensive 4-1/2 day training session...

National Farm Building Code...

Canadian farming is undergoing a radical transformation as small farms are being replaced by large and sophisticated operations designed and run like industrial facilities...

Building Code Commission Ruling...

BCC ruling (B-2012-12) relating to an alternative solution proposal to use type 304L schedule 40 stainless steel piping utilizing some field welded joints as domestic water service piping in a 78 storey mixed use...

Oro-Medonte's new Chief Building...

Oro-Medonte, ON - Ms. Bobbi Lovering has joined the Township of Oro-Medonte as the new Chief Building Official in the Development Services Department, effective August 13, 2012. Bobbi brings a wealth of...