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Continuous professional development...

"We understand that continuous professional development will become a requirement for retaining your BCIN numbers, and is already a requirement of the CBCO system. As a result, CPD information (such as courses...

Webinar Invite - Ontario's Climate...

The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change is pleased to announce Ontario’s New Adaptation Approach, which builds the foundation for future provincial actions to prepare for the impacts of climate...

Passing of Ann Borooah - Sunday,...

Ann Borooah passed away peacefully with loved ones at her side on Sunday, October 29, 2017. She is lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her devoted husband and best friend, Ronji Borooah, to whom she was married...

Sarnia has been part of Tarion...

Every year a handful of people walk into Sarnia’s building department planning to build their own house. Many don’t know what they’re doing, said Alan Shaw, Sarnia’s chief building official....

Toronto Wood Solutions Fair 2017

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2017  (7:30 am – 4:40pm) Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre 255 Front Street West, North Building (Hall C) Toronto, ON M5V...

Working Standards Survey

The OBOA Ontario Building Official Association and LMCBO Large Municipality Chief Building Officials in June of 2017 formed a working group consisting of three Chief Building Officials’ from each group to...

2017 Technical Sessions Information

Post Conference; Technical Sessions are settling onto the website, we are proud to present sessions presented by leading industry innovators from the 2017 Conference. Currently available....1 HOT2000 Energy...

MMA Update 2017

1.New Branches – BDB and BSTB | 2.Qualification and Registration | 3.Building Code Commission | 4.Building Materials Evaluation Commission | 5.Background on Ontario’s Building Code change processes |...

Passing of Douglas Clark - October...

Clark, Dougas Alan October 2, 1953 to September 16, 2017 Doug passed away peacefully at McNally House hospice following a courageous battle with cancer. A loving husband to Janice and devoted father to Jordin and...

2017 AMTS Golf Tournament -...

  Hold onto your kilts, it’s time to register for the Annual OBOA Golf Tournament! - Sign up early, as space is limited to 144 golfers.The registration fee covers everything from a warm-up bucket...

Structured or Independent Learning...

Structured or Independent Learning Credits that will or have run qualifying for Continuing Professional Development Program of OBOA Certification can be found on the  website. Signing up ensures that you on a...

Muskoka Night - Tuesday, 3 2017

Join us in Huntsville at the Deerhurst Resort  Registration Required

CCMC MgO Board Advisory

July 2017 Dear Building Officials, CCMC was recently made aware of premature failures in other countries of some magnesium oxide (MgO) boards.  Due to the increased use of MgO boards in Canada, and...

OBOA Exhibits at AMCTOs 79th Annual...

The Ontario Building Officials Association Booth space at AMCTO’s 79th Annual Conference Trade Show showcased the Association to approximately 2,200 members representing expertise in all facets of municipal...

Ontario CodeNews Issue 248 -...

May 17, 2017 The government has recently approved interim amendments to the 2012 Building Code. These new requirements support the Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy by establishing construction standards...

Board of Directors

Director Mike Godin has tendered his resignation from the Board of Directors after leaving employment with the Municipality of Trent Lakes. The Board thanks Mike for his service.

OBOA/GBC Small Buildings 2012

Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) George Brown College (GBC)  Ontario Building Officials Association and George Brown College are pleased to offer the first course created under the long-term...

Exterior Insulating Sheathing

Details: Exterior insulating sheathings increase the thermal resistance of above grade walls, they reduce the incidence of thermal bridging and can also act as both a weather barrier and as the primary air barrier...

OBOA Family Day - Sunday June 4 - ...

The Toronto Blue Jays vs. The New York Yankees. “All the big names are back- Bautista, Tulowitzki, Donaldson, Pillar, Martin, Stroman, Osuna, Estrada, Sanchez and many more.2017 promises to as exciting as...

OBOA/CSA COI, Communities of...

With the recent delivery of communication announcing the OBOA/CSA COI, Communities of Interest space, we would like to encourage our membership to join the newly created online community. By joining the OBOA Space...

BUILDING OFFICIALS SUPPORT...

The Pine Ridge Chapter of the Ontario Building Officials Association recently held their fifth annual charity golf tournament at scenic Shelter Valley Pines Golf Club to raise funds for the Northumberland Salvation...

Leadership Day - MUNICIPAL HUMAN...

Hold the date of April 25, 2017 for an event organized by the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA), Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials (LMCBO), and the Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA). ...

Delegate Registration 2017

Delegate Registration - FAX |Anyone attending the AMTS that participates in Conference events must register.As a Full Delegate your Registration includes:SUNDAY - Ice Breaker Reception &...

Online Courses - Web-Based Training

Benefits of Web-Based Training Learners can participate anytime, from anywhere.Web-based training is anywhere, any-time instruction delivered over the Internet to browser-equipped learners. Web-based instruction is...

OBOA Family Day

Most recient Blue Jays History - The Blue Jays entered the 2015 season riding the high from a pair of major acquisitions during the offseason. Catcher Russell Martin was signed to the largest free agent contract in...

AMTS 2016

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...

AMTS HOTELS

The Westin OttawaAddress:11 Colonel By DriveOttawa, ON K1N 9H4, CanadaToll free: (1) (613) 560 7000Delegates may also call central reservations at 1-800-WESTIN-1 to make their personal arrangements, quoting...

Leadership Day 2016 - Thursday,...

A Strategic Forum for the Management of Building Regulation in Municipalities.Thursday, April 28th, 2016for Chief Building Officials and their senior subordinates to provide an opportunity to deal with strategic...

New Ontario Building Officials...

Training and professional development is a key strategic priority for Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) and are pleased to announce its newest partner, Corporate Training Solutions (CTS), Fanshawe.Both...

A new combined website is live,...

This is to announce to users of the Ontario Building Officials Association website (www.oboa.on.ca), and the Toronto Area Chief Building Officials Committee and Large Municipalities Chief Building Officials group...

Annual Qualification and...

Municipal building officials (CBOs, supervisor/managers and inspectors) must register annually with the ministry under the Building Code.See http://www.mah.gov.on.ca/Page8591.aspx for more information....

Industry Skills - What OBOA Courses...

OBOA has noticed an influx of skilled trade’s people with plenty of construction skills making a career change to provide safe and efficient construction.It seems that those with construction industry skills...

AHJ Fire Alarm Systems Course

OBOA is proud to be hosting the The Canadian Fire Alarm Association updated and redesigned AHJ Fire Alarm Systems Course at the OBOA office in Woodbridge | February 1st to 3rd,...

Municipal inspectors receive...

The Canadian GeoExchange Coalition and the Ontario Building Officials Association have entered into a memorandum of understanding to train municipal inspectors and other building officials in inspection processes...

2015 - 2016 Board of Directors

2015 – 2016 Board of Directors The Ontario Building Officials Association announces the new Board of Directors and Officers elected at the recent Annual General Meeting of Members.  Alan Shaw assumes the...

Leadership Day 2015 - Wednesday,...

A Strategic Forum for the Management of Building Regulation in Municipalities.Presentations related to Leadership Day on Wednesday, October 07, 2015 held at Sheraton Center Toronto, Civic Ballroom South, 123 Queen...

OBOA Board of Directors call for...

The OBOA seeks nominations for 5 positions on the Board of Directors for a 2 year term of office commencing October 2016. Nominations are sought for the positions of:Director Region – ADirector...

Leadership Day 2015

A Strategic Forum for the Management of Building Regulation in Municipalities.Presentations related to Leadership Day on Friday, April 10, 2015 held at The International Centre, “Orion C” Conference...

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 -...

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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...

Enhanced Barrier Free Accessibility...

Frequently Asked Questions Accessibility and Ontario’s Building Code        What is the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)?  What are accessibility...

Accessibility Requirements as of...

Partisipate in OBOA Trending Forum discussion regarding the Accessibility Requirements as of Jan 2015 -  combined smoke/strobe fire...

Accessibility Amendments - City of...

Accessibility Amendments Ontario Regulation 368/13 Effective January 1, 2015. This overview has been prepared for information purposes only. Reference should always be made to the Building Code Act.view

Mid-Rise is here! Ontario Building...

Mid-Rise is here! Ontario Building Code changes are now in effect. Register today for the Mid-Rise Symposium in Toronto. The Toronto Mid-Rise Symposium is an intensive, one-day educational event that will review...

Accessibility and Mid-Rise Wood...

• This E‐Learning module is intended for general information purposes only. To fully understand the material, readers should have an advanced familiarity of Ontario's 2012Building Code.• The module...

Changes to the Building Code...

Dear BCIN holder, I am writing to inform you of changes to the Building Code qualifications and registration program that will come into effect January 1, 2015. The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing...

Breast Cancer Society of Canada...

Inspired by one family's search for a cure, the Breast Cancer Society of Canada's mission is saving lives through breast cancer research. The Society recognizes your invaluable contribution which makes funding...

Wood solutions Fair mid-rise...

Program Education Credit InformationThe Canadian Wood Council is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects. This course meets Continuing Education System requirements for one Learning...

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...

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and...

Mr. Mike SeilingPresidentOntario Building Officials Associationmike.seiling@kitchener.caDear Mr. Seiling:As the newly appointed Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, I wanted to personally thank you on...

NOMINATION COMMITTEE REPORT -...

The Nomination Committee respectively reports that in accordance with OBOA Bylaw, Oct. 2006, s.5.17 and s.5.18, the following positions on the Board of Directors for the 2014 - 2016 term of office are up for...

UPDATE – Mike Newark CBO –...

Back in June, we posted a message concerning one of our own Building Officials who was battling a rare form of Leukemia, in a hope to bring awareness to the important role of The Canadian Blood Services and...

Potential OBC Amendments, Mid-Rise...

May 5, 2014Ms. Brenda Lewis, Director MMAHMinistry of Municipal Affairs and Housing777 Bay St, 2nd FloorToronto, Ontario, M5G 2E5 RE: Potential OBC Amendments, Mid-Rise Wood Frame BuildingsDear Madam: On...

OBOA Family Day

"OBOA FAMILY DAY" The OBOA has put together OBOA Family day with the Jays. On Sunday June 8, 1:07 start time. The Toronto Blue Jays take on the St. Louis Cardinals.  Blue Jays Give Away Day,...

Building Safety Month MAY 2014

We rarely question our safety when we are in the buildings we live, work shop or play. This is because of the high standard in which buildings in Ontario are constructed. In Ontario, the minimum standard for new...

2012 Building Code Overview -...

On November 2, 2012, the 2012 Building Code was filed as O.Reg. 332/12 and can be found at e‐Laws. The new Building Code, for the most part, will come into force on January 1, 2014 with certain energy efficiency...

OBOA Announces Enhanced...

February 10, 2014 OBOA President Mike Seiling issued the following statement today: “The OBOA is extremely pleased to inform the membership that the revisions to update the Certification Program are...

2014 - 58th AMTS, Sunday September...

Sunday September 28th - Thursday October 2nd Hosted by The City of Niagara Falls Have you REGISTERED as a DELEGATE?  More than 30 Technical Sessions relating to the Building Industry are being offered...

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...

New OBOA Training Material Update

TO: BUILDING CODE USERS The enclosed replacement pages to the 2012 Building Code Compendium Edition¹ reflect recent amendments to the Building Code (O. Reg.332/12) and to several MMAH Supplementary...

OBOA Announces New CAO

“It is with great pleasure the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) announces the appointment of Mr. Aubrey LeBlanc as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). He will begin his official duties...

Musings on the Current Pattern of...

As I join the OBOA early in November, 2013 as the new Chief Administrative Officer, I feel honoured to contribute to the 100th edition of The OBOA Journal. This is a magical milestone…one to be proud of. In...

OBOA Announces New President

Dear members; The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that as of Wednesday October 9th Vice President Mike Seiling, CBCO, will be the OBOA President. Seiling, who served as Vice President of OBOA from 2011 to...

Presidents Message (September...

OBOA 2013 AMTS - City of Hamilton On behalf of the OBOA Board of Directors and Leadership Team, I am delighted to offer greetings and best wishes to all delegates, companions, special guests, exhibitors and...

New OBOA 2012 OBC Courses

Training and professional development is a key strategic priority for OBOA, and we are committed to ensuring that Ontario’s Building Officials have access to the latest and ...

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...

OBOA - Training + History Pamphlet

The concept for the Ontario Building Officials Association was instituted on March 26, 1956, by Mr. C.W. Morgan, P. Eng., Building Commissioner for the City of Windsor, the association’s founding president.

Ontario Building Officials...

Ontario Building Officials Association Retirement Announcement - Ronald M. Kolbe After 22 great years of service with the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA), the last eight as Chief Administrative...

Ontario Building Officials Donate...

City of Greater Sudbury Building Services and the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) hosted a successful fundraiser during the OBOA 56th Annual Meeting and Training Session (AMTS) held in Sudbury this...

2013 - 57th ANNUAL Meeting &...

Sunday October 06th - Wednesday October 9th Hosted by The City of Hamilton Have you REGISTERED as a DELEGATE? (register online ) or FAX Have you booked your Hotel Room?

THE ELLIOT LAKE COMMISSION OF...

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

Ministry of Consumer Services...

Home Inspector Qualifications Introductory Stakeholder Meeting presentation. June 25, 2013. “This fall, as part of a broader consumer protection initiative, the province will consult with home...

MMAH Updates

Nov 2012 - MMAH New 2012 OBC Update Presentation Nov 2012 - MMAH Legal New 2012 OBC Update Presentation Nov 20, 2012 - MMAH Proposed Residential...

ONTARIO REGULATION 332/12

ONTARIO REGULATION 332/12 made under the BUILDING CODE ACT, 1992 Made: October 31, 2012 Filed: November 2, 2012 Published on e-Laws: November 5, 2012 Printed in The Ontario Gazette: November...

Training Certificates for the...

File: Code News 207 File: MMAH Letter "OBOA, as an authorized training delivery agent will be issuing its own training certificates for the completion of the OBC Detailed Technical Training courses as of January...

Building Safety Month - May 2017

First observed in 1980, this annual global event is a ‘Building Safety’ campaign intended to raise public awareness and promote: safe buildings; building regulations, such as the Ontario Building...