by Priya Ramsingh | Aug 27, 2020 | News
One Ontario announces partnership with the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) to collaborate on new Streamlined Data Exchange Framework
The AECO One Ontario – OBOA Alliance will help lead change in the Development Approval and Permitting Process – with new digital communication standards that will build Ontario’s future.
Toronto, Ontario: AECO Innovation Lab is proud to announce that the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) has joined the One Ontario Program.
The OBOA is a self-governing, not-for-profit organization committed to establishing and maintaining high professional standards in the administration of the Ontario building code. OBOA members are building officials from over 440 municipalities across Ontario who are dedicated to ensuring the building of safe, sustainable and accessible communities.
One Ontario is a new, collaborative Research and Development Initiative, engaging all levels of government, architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies, software providers and academics – to create innovative data exchange guidelines to harmonize the municipal development approval process. The resulting communications framework will dramatically decrease permit application times, improve enforcement and reduce burden costs to every municipality.
“The OBOA is an important partner in ensuring One Ontario’s success.” says Arash Shahi, AECO CEO. “OBOA’s vast expertise in building code development, regulation and enforcement will play a decisive role in the upcoming evolution of One Ontario”.
Grant Brouwer, President of the OBOA states, “One Ontario’s mandate readily aligns with the strategic vision and objectives of our organization. Meeting the calls for increased sustainability and accessibility can only be achieved through the application of new, transformative technologies. The proposed Streamlined Data Exchange Framework between governments and AEC stakeholders through One Ontario, will ensure that the industry and the province will be ready to handle the future.”
One Ontario Stakeholder Benefits
- Municipalities – Improve Efficiencies, Reduce Costs, Enhance Application Quality
- AEC Industries – Speed Development Review, Increase Certainty, Increase Productivity
- Provincial Government – Reduce Barriers, Better Informed Policy, Spur Job Creation
- Software Companies – Realize Client Needs, Lower R&D Costs, Improve Product Adoption
For more information about how One Ontario will drive the digital revolution in Ontario – visit us at www.oneontario.com.
About the OBOA: Founded in 1956, the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA) supports the construction of safer, more sustainable and accessible buildings in Ontario. The OBOA delivers training and certification to Building Officials, promotes uniform code application, works with industry partners, and policy makers with a goal to advance the Building Official profession. To learn more visit – www.oboa.on.ca
About One Ontario: One Ontario is a collaborative program established by AECO Innovation Lab – whose aim is to establish a set of Provincial Guidelines for Data and Information Exchange during the Development Approval Process. This framework will be aligned with regulatory requirements set by the province and will be driven by technological tools and advancements within the AEC industries – including web-based GIS applications, BIM tools, and automated code compliance checking algorithms. To learn more visit –www.oneontario.com
About AECO Innovation Lab: AECO Research and Development unites business expertise, research talent and financial resources to build innovative standards and technology driving digital transformation across all AEC industries and government. AECO Start-Up Studio and Consulting Services strive to transform the best ideas into disruptive technology solutions applicable across the entire AEC value chain. To learn more visit – www.aecoinnovationlab.com
OBOA contact: Priya Ramsingh, firstname.lastname@example.org